• Has gained a great amount of influence in today's financial marketplace, but few people actually understand the ins and outs of the industry. 

    This article breaks down the topic,

  • Allows high-net-worth individuals and a variety of institutions to directly invest in and acquire equity ownership in companies. 

    Funds may consider purchasing stakes in private firms

  • Not is a FIXED office building? No formal street shop? You will need to work harder to earn the trust of prospects and customers.

    Credibility is one of the biggest challenges that

  • The ROI calculation remains the same for every type of investment. 

    The variation, and the danger for investors, comes in how costs and returns are accounted for. 

    Here

  • An investor cannot evaluate any investment, whether it's a stock, bond, rental property, collectible or option, without first understanding how to calculate return on investment

  • In both Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy events, shareholders of the companies filing for bankruptcy will most likely see little, if any, return on their investments. 

  • Every company, regardless of size, should map out their efforts to attract new customers and retain existing ones, hence….a marketing plan is

  • That’s right: You can deduct both office supplies and office

  • You might already be well aware that you can deduct your business’ rent payments from your taxes—and even if you work from home, you can calculate a percentage of your rent to deduct based off

  • Pros: Low operating costs. Remote companies do not have to pay rent or purchase office buildings. While they typically supply computers to employees, they do not have to buy office furniture or

  • The employees, business partners or family members of the deceased owner may find themselves struggling to find the funds needed to complete the purchase of the business

  • La Quinta Holdings Inc. Is planning to spin off the ownership of its hotels through a REIT, CorePoint Lodging Inc., in a process that would involve the refinancing of some $1.7 billion of

  • Flexible financing

    Many traditional lending sources need to “check all the boxes” and provide very little flexibility outside their underwriting guidelines. But

  •  Pre-recession, there were numerous lending resources providing aggressive construction and bridge loans, but that is no longer the

  • Under the U.S. legal system, a fiduciary duty is the legal term describing the relationship between two parties that obligates one to act solely in the interest of the

  • The impact of working capital changes are reflected in a firm’s cash flow statement
    Working capital represents the difference between a firm’s current assets and current

  • Accountants use revenue and sales figures to build financial statements, and investors use these statements to analyze company

  • A letter of credit is an obligation taken on by a bank to make a payment once certain criteria are met. Once these terms are completed and confirmed, the bank will transfer the

  • A quick way for investors to determine the general value of a stock compared to other investments in the market Financial ratios and multiples – including metrics like debt-to-equity ratio,

  • In its purest form, a basic income is an unconditional, periodic cash payment that the government makes to

  • Places to Live and retire- (Part 5 of 5)  

    Colombia

    During 2016 the Colombian peso averaged an exchange rate of 3,100 pesos to $1 USD, making it an extremely

  • Places to Live and retire-Part 4 of 5

    Peru

    In a country that captures the imagination of the Spirit and ancients, Peru has long been a destination for tourists

  • Places to Retire and Live- Part 3 of 5

    Nicaragua

    When winding down from the normal U.S. lifestyle, remember you cannot take it with you but you can spend what

  • (Part 2 of 5)

    As the World changes, countries once embroiled in tradition now look to change and accept others on their own terms. 

    Take Cambodia as a prime example,

  • (Part 1 of 5) American concerned about retiring should look overseas………………Vietnam has become a popular destination in Southeast Asia for both expats and

  • Leasing activity across Asia Pacific continues to strengthen but to a varying degree. With pent-up demand in some of the core locations and service sector growth positive, 2015 is expected to see

  • Rate rises are often accompanied by a relaxation of credit standards We would expect that will be the case this time as well. Some housing experts are expecting lenders to lower underwriting

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    For the third consecutive year, retaining its title ahead of runner-up Hong Kong, according to research published today in Cushman & Wakefield's annual Office Space Across the

  • Singapore's once-bubbly property market has been stabilizing in the wake of a slew of cooling measures, the city-state's central bank chief

  • Hurdles to buying real estate in another country can be coming up with the capital required to close on the purchase. That is not to say that financing in a foreign country is out of the question.

  • New office supply during 2016 touched 35 million square feet, with India's office stock reaching a milestone of over 0.5 billion square feet (as of Q4 2016) - higher than several East Asian

  • Offshoring and layoffs, of course, are nothing new, nor probably are conversations like the one related by the

  • The meetings with more than 100 Chilean lumber-producing companies, trade organizations and government officials were extremely productive according to NAHB.

  • You can expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, but look for it to shy away from the bigger question looming for financial markets: How does the shock outcome of the presidential

  • MGIC, rarely operating outside the domestic market-based mortgage insurance peers by, has decided the time is right to revisit the global opportunities and has hired an executive to draw up an

  • Reynolds & Reynolds, a provider of document-management software for automotive dealers, has acquired International Document Services, a provider of mortgage-document services. Reynolds

  • Recent rapid increases in property loans in China pose “new challenges” for the government as it seeks to ensure the nation’s financial stability at a time of rising bad debt, a

  • Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

    EMEA was home to the world's most expensive market, with London West End at US$277 per sq. ft. per annum. Development restrictions in the West End

  • The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today that it forecasts $1.10 trillion in purchase mortgage originations during calendar year 2017, an 11 percent increase from 2016.  In

  • India and Iran aim to strike a deal by March to develop an Iranian gas field with estimated in-place reserves of 18.75 trillion cubic feet, the Indian government said in a statement on

  • Some of the world's most advanced economies may club together to sell growth-linked bonds, creating a market that could help avert future debt crises, sources familiar with discussions among Group

  • The Bank of Japan is likely to hold off on expanding stimulus next week despite an expected downgrade in its price forecast that may show Governor Haruhiko Kuroda won't see inflation hit his 2

  • Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday that there were limits to the central bank's ability to ignore the effect of sterling's slide on inflation, as policymakers consider whether to

  •  Home sales rose to their highest level since before the financial crisis and were 25% higher than a year earlier, the Census Bureau said last week.

    But while news of a 592,000 annual

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    Mortgage affordability is worse today than it was historically in San Jose, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Portland.

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    The Recession has left a long spot on the face of the mortgage industry. Between experienced professionals who headed for the exits during the housing meltdown and years when no new

  • Analysis of the Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that non-conventional forms of financing new single-family home purchases remained elevated in 2015, accounting for more than

  • Since the housing bubble, older Americans have been more likely to hold onto – or purchase – homes relative to younger Americans, driving up the typical age of the American

  • Ready to apply for a loan to grow your small business? It pays to be prepared before you fill out a single page of paperwork or step foot inside a bank. Insufficient research or information

  •  Over the year, the country’s largest metro areas have steadily added jobs, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

    That growth has expanded the workforce in many places as people

  • Comparing banking in the 1950s to today, we find giant changes that surely would have astonished the bankers of that earlier time. What’s the biggest and most important one?

    You

  • Kelsey Ramirez July 6, 2016 . Women are the primary borrower on 32% of Millennial mortgages. Retrieved from

  • Different Lending Rules?

    With the emergence of online real estate investment trusts, digital marketplaces and crowdfunding platforms, private lending and private equity are colliding as

  • After many billions of dollars spent in design and construction, and now over 20 months behind schedule, soon the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will officially open its new gates to toll-paying

  • Brexit Drives Mortgage Application Activity Surge so says the MBA

    Mortgage applications increased 14.2% from one week earlier as rates dropped in reaction to the Brexit vote, according

  • You can’t fight City Hall. At least, that’s what the proverbial ‘they’ would have you believe, and it is a lesson that many builders around the country are beginning to

  • As Trulia reports, while the San Francisco Bay Area is still home to the fastest moving markets with 42 percent of the homes for sale lasting on the market for a month or less, the pace is

  • Borrowers who have defaulted in the past are generally considered to be a bigger risk than those who have never missed a payment. Yet the early performance of bonds backed by rehabbed residential

  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Wednesday it had raised a cap on the amount of multifamily loans Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can buy from lenders, boosting it to $35 billion effective

  • George Costanza’s prayers may have finally been answered; is it possible that living with your mom has become a cool thing? Every single year over the past decade, the number of working-age

  • Many institutions stacked their balance sheets with CRE loans in recent years, particularly in areas such as multifamily lending. Now there is evidence regulators may soon require those banks to