Mortgage Fraud: Understanding and Avoiding It

Ethical violations and criminal activities in various industries have affected our economy over the past few decades, particularly in the banking, financial and housing sectors. Let’s examine the complex ethical and criminal issues surrounding mortgage f

Using Your IRA to Buy Real Estate

ItÔÇÖs not as easy as purchasing a few hundred shares of stock, though. If you want to plunge into property purchases through your self-directed IRA, you need to know the rulesÔÇöand there are a lot of them.

Home Equity Loans And How They Work

There are plenty of benefits to owning a home. One of the most important.You can build equity and borrow against it in the form of home equity loans. But what exactly are home equity loans? How do you qualify for them, and how do they work? HereÔÇÖs a look

What is the Due Diligence Period in Real Estate

The due diligence period can be complex and requires careful attention. Here, we outline whatÔÇÖs involved in the process, and offer some tips to help you smoothly sail through the due diligence period in real estate.

HUD Audits

It is a requirement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that entities which participate in HUD programs be audited. HUD requires program-specific audits for lenders and multifamily housing entities. In this article, you can read on fo

A Guide To Real Estate Financing

Ironically, beginner investors face the challenge of learning how to obtain real estate investment financing before they can start creating wealth. Read on to learn about some of the most common types of real estate financing options out there, as well as

What Is a Reverse Mortgage? The Risks and Rewards

Maybe you’ve heard this mortgage term bandied about and maybe have even seen the late-night TV ads promoting them. But people are often confused or all-out clueless on the details of this type of loan, so allow us to explain