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How to Make Money in Real Estate Passively

Ever wonder how to make money in real estate passively? Passive income, as many imagine, through real estate is when you make income without any …

Plyometrics: The Runner's Secret Weapon

<i>Plyometrics are mandatory in any elite runner’s training program for good reason. They reduce your ground contact time, increase your stride power</i> …

Muscle

Is Running Good Or Bad For Your Health?

There's no question that running changes your heart.<p>The issue is whether these changes are good or bad. I don't mean the occasional 3 miles once or twice a week, although even this minimal amount of exercise seems to have positive health benefits.<p>A famous 2014 study led by Duck-chul Lee that …

How To Do Investment Property Analysis

Buying an investment property and joining the world of real estate is exciting! Finding the best property is the catch. There are two types of data …

An investor who owns 4,000 apartments explains why multi-family real estate is the best investment he's made

I recently wrote an article that explained why buying a house is for suckers. A home is not an investment, because it doesn't pay you each month — you have to pay it.<p>It's a liability to me, not an asset. Not only does a house leave you less mobile, it ties up your money so you can't use it for real …

Real Estate

New U.S. mortgage rules aim to stop wrongful foreclosures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. agency charged with protecting consumers’ finances approved rules on Thursday that will help prevent wrongful home foreclosures, as the regulator continues to press on with reforming the country’s massive lending market.<p>A lock secures a chain on the steel fence of a …

Los Angeles

Landlord Nation: Boomers’ New Retirement Plan Is Millennials Paying Rent

Pete Pollinger and his wife, Julie, are relocating from Boca Raton to Melbourne, a city of about 70,000 on Florida’s Space Coast, named for its …

Real Estate

Is Making Extra Mortgage Payments Better Than Refinancing?

Many mortgage borrowers view extra payments and refinancing as alternatives and are confused as to which would serve them better. This article is directed to them.<p><i>Extra Payment Decisions Versus Refinance Decisions</i><p>While borrowers refinance for several possible reasons, only those taken to reduce the …

Personal Finance

Technology is finally eliminating geography as a barrier to real estate investing

Akhil Saklecha Contributor<p>Akhil Saklecha is a general partner with Artiman Ventures.<p>Real estate investing has long elicited a variety of emotions, running the gamut from excitement to anxiety. When dealing with significant sums of capital, feelings of apprehension tend to creep in, especially …

10 intense weight loss workouts under 10 minutes

In order for weight-loss workouts to be effective, they need to be metabolic so you supercharge your body’s ability to burn fat. The sweet spot? …

Workouts

Total Body Strength Circuit Workout

This total body circuit workout targets every muscle in your body with dynamic compound exercises as well as muscle-specific moves. This short, …

They’re Racing Through a Hailstorm at the Nürburgring Right Now

Because a 24-hour endurance trial at the world's nastiest racetrack wasn't already hard enough.<p>ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty<p>Max PrinceView …

Sports Cars

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day for a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle.<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could be out running?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip trying a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p><b>RELATED:</b> …

Surfing icon Laird Hamilton shares his 10-point plan to live forever

Perpetual youth is a whimsical notion suited to screen writers and 16th century Spanish explorers but a career requirement for Laird Hamilton.<p>In the ocean as many as five hours most days, the inventor of tow-in big-wave surfing, modern-day stand-up paddleboarding and hydrofoil surfing uses a unique …

Standup Paddleboarding

13 Standing Core Exercises Better Than Crunches

Strengthening your core is essential for stability. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with sit-ups.<p>Stand Up for Stand-Out Abs<p>Put your mat away and give your neck a rest. “Standing abs exercises work more muscles than crunches” says Sara Haley, creator of <i>The Daily Sweat</i> workout DVDs and a Reebok …

The Weightlifting Routine That Helped This Runner Put On 40 Pounds Of Muscle

Ryan Hall is the fastest American-born marathoner. After his retirement, he set his sights on the bulking up<p>When Ryan Hall returned to the Boston Marathon in April to make appearances, all anybody could talk about was his size. Since he announced his retirement from professional running this …

NFL Draft: Players selected in the first round

The players selected in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night in Chicago:<p>1, Los Angeles Rams (from Tennessee)<p>Jared Goff, QB, 6-foot-4, 215 …

Football (U.S.)

A Navy SEAL's Secret To Feeling Calm & Alert Anytime, Anywhere

I learned during my SEAL training just how powerful mastery of the breath could be. I am confident that this one strategy led to my big success there …

Yoga

Forget flipping houses — these retail investors flip mortgages

It’s 9:30 a.m. on a recent sunny Friday, and 60 people have crammed into an airport hotel conference room in Northern Virginia to hear Kevin Shortle, …

Top 8 Weight Training Exercises to Build Muscle at Home

The best weight training exercises to build muscle are compound exercises that affect multiple muscle groups. Exercises like the squat, deadlift or …

Workouts

Another mortgage crisis might be just around the corner

Bove pointed out that the U.S. government now insures one-fourth of all new residential mortgage loans and purchases one-sixth of all residential mortgage loans issued. Further, government-sponsored enterprises Fannie May, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae own or ensure three-fifths of all current …

Real Estate

Old Man’s Calf Disease

Calf strain is a common complaint for runners, but it doesn't have to be.<p>Like any workplace, at <i>Runner’s World</i>, ailments tend to be contagious. But ours go beyond routine epidemics of coughs and colds in flu season: here, overuse injuries—irritated IT bands, tweaked hamstrings, and grouchy …

4 Signs a Property Is Worth Buying and Renting Out

Do you have fantasies of becoming a landlord? That is, do you dream that one day, you'll purchase a promising piece of property, move in some reliable tenants, then kick back and collect rent well into retirement?<p>If you've got the cash and ambition to follow through, there are plenty of condos, …

The Reality Of The Commercial Real Estate Boom

After months of optimism, commercial real estate (CRE) forecasters have come back down to earth, with Morgan Stanley predicting no growth whatsoever in commercial property prices this year. The tonal shift is warranted: While rents and prices are soaring in urban areas, CRE is stagnating or even …

A real estate investor outlines 4 ways real estate can make you a millionaire

Sometimes a team can accomplish far more than a group of lone individuals. For example, cyclists in the Tour de France take turns riding at the front of their group, decreasing the wind for those behind them. Wolves hunt in packs to take down animals 20 times their size. And for those of us who …

Real Estate

I've been investing in real estate for 25 years, and I think buying a house is for suckers

People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suzy Orman thinks you have no way to earn any real money for yourself, so she advises you to buy a house as the only way to get your money. You will get your home paid off when you are old. Who wants to wait until they are old to have money?<p>…

Real Estate

Hedge Fund Manager Kyle Bass is Shorting Real Estate—Again

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass, who runs Dallas-based Hayman Capital, tanked the stock of a little-known real estate financier Friday by revealing that …

5 Basic Tips for Investing in Real Estate

If you're just beginning to invest in real estate, you'll find that there's a lot to learn. Real estate investing is more complicated than investing in stocks because of the financial, legal, and extensive due diligence requirements involved. That's why it's a good idea to give yourself a solid …

Real Estate