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The Man Behind the $20M Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

Federal authorities have charged a California man with running a real estate Ponzi scheme that allegedly left investors holding the bag to the tune of $20 million. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, Seth DePiano was apprehended Las Vegas and charged with mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.…

Motor City Residents Learn to Make Their Own Bets on...

Detroit, one of the nation's hardest hit cities during the 2008 economic crisis, started to boot strap itself in 2012.  Real estate developers began investing in urban revival efforts in hopes of luring corporate employers to the Detroit area.  It slowly worked.  Corporations signed up for Detroit zip codes and business travelers once again had…

Is the CAP Rate, Everything? How to Answer Your Buyers Like...

To position their business to meet the needs of a wide array of clients, real estate agents have to wear many hats and may even need to speak multiple languages, even financial-ese. It is important for agents to know the difference between a baseball cap and a CAP rate, which is a capitalization rate, used…

Help Buyers Have Their Eyes Wide Open When Investing in Housing

With interest rates near historic lows and a limited supply of quality properties to choose from, real estate remains a great area of investment for many Americans.  And there is no sign that the housing market is going to shift trajectory anytime soon. According to data from the National Association of Realtors, contract closings increased…

5 Starter Tips to Real Estate Investing for the Entrepreneur

Despite the collapse of the housing market in 2008 and its ongoing residual effects, investing in real estate is, over the long haul, a tried and true way to generate wealth. Real estate investments have a couple of things going for it that other investment opportunities do not.  One is that land as a resource…

Podcast: HomeUnion CEO Don Ganguly: Reap the Rewards of Remote Real...

Real estate investing and building a portfolio has long been accepted as one of the top ways to build wealth in America. As the years have gone by, prices and interest rates have skyrocketed, lending has tightened and the 'average joe' has found themselves left out in the cold while larger commercial investors have snatched…

Surf the Net, Secure Your Next Real Estate Investment!

Everyone knows that real estate investing is the way to go, but for many the thought is daunting!  It seems easier to just hand over your hard earned dollars to your investment broker and let them pick the products that will payoff down the road.  But, according to a recent CNBC report, you can now…
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