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15 Property Management Tips for Entrepreneurs Seeking Passive Income From Real Estate

Purchasing real estate for investment income is a sound strategy, if you stay on top of your property.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a landlord or just looking to make money with real estate, it's crucial to understand how to manage a property the right way. …

The 4 Best Phones for Privacy and Security

Cell phones — particularly smartphones — are inherently bad for privacy. You’ve basically got a tracking device in your pocket, pinging off cell …

Property transaction values sink for first time since 2009

The total figure for the year ending March 2017 was £239billion, down substantially from £273billion in the same period a year earlier, ONS data …

Finance

Are We On The Brink Of Housing Bubble 2.0? | Investopedia

Less than a decade removed from the Great Recession where countless Americans walked away from their homes as default rates and foreclosures hit …

Mortgage Rates Still Low Wednesday, So Why Aren’t More Homes Selling?

The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged, while the 15-year fixed rose two basis points and the 5/1 ARM went up one basis …

Canadian Real Estate

Home Equity Explained: What It Is and Why It Matters

You can trust that we maintain strict editorial integrity in our writing and assessments; however, we receive compensation when you click on links to …

House prices on the rise: Here's how much a home will cost you across Northern Ireland

House prices in Northern Ireland have risen by 3.1% in the space of just three months, new official figures have shown.<p>The latest research from the …

What's going to happen to the UK housing market? Here's what experts think

The growth in property prices stalled in July, latest data from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) revealed today showed.<p>While some …

We're Definitely Not In A Housing Bubble

<i>By FS Staff</i><p>In 2005 and 2006, Financial Sense regularly warned that US housing was in a bubble. Now, with the national average above the 2006 peak …

Special Report: Vladimir's Venezuela - Leveraging loans to Caracas, Moscow snaps up oil assets | Reuters

CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela’s unraveling socialist government is increasingly turning to ally Russia for the cash and credit it needs to survive – and offering prized state-owned oil assets in return, sources familiar with the negotiations told Reuters.<p>As Caracas struggles to contain an …

Venezuela

15 Costs You'll Encounter When You Buy Your First House

Stand-alone houses come with a host of expenses. Here’s what to prepare for.<p>It's one thing to go from renting an apartment to buying an apartment, …

This anti-inflammatory food pyramid will help you build the ultimate healthy diet

Inflammation is right up there with sugar in terms of scary wellness words. You’ve probably heard the laundry list of ailments it’s tied to: acne, …

Wellness

It’s Putin’s World

How the Russian president became the ideological hero of nationalists everywhere<p>In 2012, Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency after a four-year, constitutionally imposed hiatus. It wasn’t the smoothest of transitions. To his surprise, in the run-up to his inauguration, protesters filled the …

Are Your House Payments Making It Difficult to Cover Your Other Bills?

Mortgage Questions: Are You House Poor?<p>Is Your Mortgage Too Expensive?<p>Updated January 23, 2018<p>You bought a new home, and everything is going great. …

Personal Finance

Trump lays groundwork to change U.S. role in the world

President Trump began this week to reshape the U.S. role in the world, laying the groundwork, in a series of planned and signed executive actions and statements, for the “America first” foreign policy on which he campaigned.<p>Already, Trump has mandated construction of a border wall with Mexico and a …

Foreign Policy

Rates are rising: this is how you can beat the banks

Banks are raising mortgage rates while continuing to cut rates for savers, Your Money can reveal, as they seek to capitalise at their customers’ expense from a wider economic shift toward higher interest rates.<p>Analysis by Your Money of the latest Bank of England data shows that for the first time …

Finance

Trump raises record $90M for inauguration

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump’s infrastructure plan hits a dead end Trump makes Manchin top target for midterms For cable …

Donald Trump

Vladimir Putin 'personally directed Russian hack of US election'

Vladimir Putin personally directed elements of the Russian hack of the US election as part of a "vendetta" against Hillary Clinton, according to a new report from NBC News.<p>Intelligence officials say they have a "high level of confidence" that the Russian president took charge of how material stolen …

Russia

Vladimir Putin 'personally involved' in US hack, report claims

Russian president made key decisions in operation seen as revenge for past criticisms by Hillary Clinton, says NBC<p>US intelligence officials believe that Vladimir Putin was personally involved in hacking during the American election campaign as part of a vendetta against Hillary Clinton, NBC News …

Russia

What will mortgage lenders accept as income?

An Olympian who won a rowing gold medal at the Rio games this summer has disclosed that his £28,000 tax-free income doesn’t count as income for a mortgage. His plight prompts the question: what will lenders accept?<p>Lenders' main aim is to establish whether any declared income is sustainable and can …

Finance

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

'Extreme surveillance' becomes UK law with barely a whimper

Investigatory Powers Act legalises range of tools for snooping and hacking by the security services<p>A bill giving the UK intelligence agencies and police the most sweeping surveillance powers in the western world has passed into law with barely a whimper, meeting only token resistance over the past …

Surveillance

London house prices are set to plummet next year because of Brexit

Good news for aspiring house buyers, bad news for property owners: house prices are set to take a nose-dive next year. According to the Centre for …

Brexit

These Are the Most Common Financial Mistakes Young People Make

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you’re not</i> …

5 Negotiation Tactics That’ll Win a Home Bidding War

These skills may help you ace the competition and land your dream house.<p>If you're in the market for a new home, you might have discovered a …

Final MH17 crash report ‘unsubstantiated, inaccurate,’ new Russian probe says

Some of the key conclusions of the Dutch Safety Board’s final report on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash were ‘unsubstantiated and …

Bitcoin to become sixth largest global reserve currency by 2030

Bitcoin will become sixth largest global reserve currency by 2030, while banks are set to invest over $1bn in blockchain technology over the next …

How To Protect Your Android Phone If It's Ever Lost Or Stolen

Losing your phone or having someone steal it is a nightmare. Fortunately, Google has baked some tools into your Android that could help you find it. Or, at the very least, it'll help you wipe all your data and content so that whoever took it can't wreak further havoc.<p>Here's how to set it up:<p>First, …

Poisoned KGB Agent Said Putin Has A 'Good Relationship' With One Of The World's Top Mobsters

In it, he claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a "good relationship" with one of the most notorious mobsters in the world, a Ukrainian man named Semion Mogilevich.<p>The Federal Bureau of Investigation believes that Mogilevich, one of the top 10 most wanted fugitives, has spent the last …