Will Africa Finally Shed its “Dark Continent” Image?

For centuries now, Africa has been a wild and unknown place full of impenetrable jungles and steeped in mystery earning it the name the "Dark Continent". Several countries in Africa including Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, and Rwanda  are embarking on … [Read more...]

Intentional Living Communities Seeking Freedom

Over the years since 9/11 the U.S. has become increasingly repressive as laws are instituted that restrict our freedom in exchange for "safety"... we now have the beginnings of a national police force called the "TSA". Ben Franklin once … [Read more...]

Re-emergent house flippers are set to flop.

The Expected Housing Recovery Faces a Brick Wall In 2005, a mania for residential real estate reached such a fever pitch that a series of cable television shows became entirely devoted to house "flipping." Flipping involves buying a … [Read more...]

Real Estate Trends: Martha’s Vineyard

In recent years, real estate has suffered major price setbacks due to foreclosures, and the supply overhang of foreclosed real estate. But the old adage of Real Estate value, Location, Location, Location still applies. Today we will look at Real … [Read more...]

Real Estate in Australia: In Need of Turn Around

Australian Real Estate and Economic Trends According to new data, personal finance fell 0.9% during October, after the release of official figures by the Reserve Bank of Australia. Seasonally adjusted personal finance dropped to $7.343 billion for … [Read more...]

Home Ownership Rates Among Millennials

As Americans we believe that we can be whatever we want to be... if we work hard enough and have a dream. We, too, can experience financial security and be treated equally, without consideration for class, race or religion... we value our freedom to … [Read more...]

Construction Spending Jumps

The construction industry is a good indicator of the national economy because people and businesses only decide to build when they believe they will have the income and resources to afford it. Although some companies will have the need to expand more … [Read more...]

How Successful is the HARP Government Mortgage Refinance Program?

H.A.R.P. Government Mortgage Refinance Program It's been nearly four years since the original version of the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) was announced by the White House and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). HARP is part of an … [Read more...]

Get A Lower Interest Rate on Your Mortgage

These days very  few people can afford to buy a house for cash. So, if you’re looking to purchase a new home, you’re probably planning on getting a mortgage. Obviously, that requires you to pay additional interest to the bank, adding thousands of … [Read more...]

Refinancing Your Home Mortgage

Refinancing your home mortgage to a lower rate will not only reduce your monthly payments, it will also significantly reduce your overall debt burden. One percentage point in interest rates can add up to many thousands of dollars in savings in … [Read more...]