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How Investors Can Partner with a Real Estate Self-Directed IRA

CHARLOTTE, NC/ July 02, 2018 (STL.News) Using a Real Estate Self-Directed IRA can be an effective way for retirement investors to put aside money for the long term while building sizeable returns. But according to a recent post at American IRA, there are plenty of benefits for approaching real estate in a unique way: investors … Continue reading How Investors Can Partner with a Real Estate Self-Directed IRA

eVest Technology Presents Its Online Public Offering (OPO) Platform

JACKSONVILLE, Fla./ June 28, 2018 (STL.News) — The largest transfer of wealth in the 20th century was ushered in thanks to the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). Not since the mid 1980’s has there been another massive market disruption; until now. The emerging On-Line Public Offering platform, developed by eVest Technology, is made possible by the … Continue reading eVest Technology Presents Its Online Public Offering (OPO) Platform

Real Estate Investment Platform StraightUp Announces Merger With Slice, A Blockchain-Powered Platform For Cross-Border Investors

NEW YORK, June 26, 2018/ (STL.News) — StraightUp, an innovative real estate-focused platform giving investors access to previously unavailable development opportunities, announced today a merger with Slice, the first blockchain-based REIT for investors around the world. The merger will disrupt the real estate investing space, providing increased transparency and liquidity backed by secure blockchain technology … Continue reading Real Estate Investment Platform StraightUp Announces Merger With Slice, A Blockchain-Powered Platform For Cross-Border Investors

Single-Use Developers Face New Challenges in Today’s Increasingly Mixed-Use World, Write CREModels Executives

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.,/ June 26, 2018 (STL.News) — Two veteran real estate executives from consultancy CREModels ask a provocative question in a new column for Commercial Property Executive: How can single-use developers of offices, shopping centers or multifamily properties prepare themselves for a mixed-use world?  The national trend toward mixed-use development is undeniable, write Mike … Continue reading Single-Use Developers Face New Challenges in Today’s Increasingly Mixed-Use World, Write CREModels Executives

‘Need for Speed’ Threatens to Undercut Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Expert Cautions

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla./ June 14, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — As investors race to buy shopping centers, hotels, offices and other assets before the market turns, they should stay cognizant of the ways in which due diligence can suffer amid today’s need for speed, advises Mike Harris, Managing Director of CREModels, in a column for Forbes.com. “As … Continue reading ‘Need for Speed’ Threatens to Undercut Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Expert Cautions

NEW YORK | Trade tremors: How tariffs, tough talk has unsettled markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Fears of a trade war have given a boost to some of the smallest companies on the market as well as some of the biggest technology companies, but they’ve squeezed almost everything in the middle. For more than three months, investors have focused on U.S. negotiations with trading partners including China, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trade tremors: How tariffs, tough talk has unsettled markets

MILAN  | The Latest: Italy bank chief warns investors could flee

MILAN  — The Latest on Italy’s political crisis (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Italy’s central bank governor says that “the destiny of Italy is that of Europe,” as a political uncertainty threatens to drag the eurozone’s No. 3 economy into a new crisis. Ignazio Visco said that “it is important that the voice of Italy … Continue reading MILAN  | The Latest: Italy bank chief warns investors could flee

Retail Property Investors Still Looking to Acquire Assets

CARLSBAD, CALIF. / MAY 21, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) –Retail investors are still in a buying mode, as they continue to focus on finding assets that can meet the changing needs of today’s consumers and produce desirable returns, according to Real Capital Markets’ May 2018 Retail Investor Sentiment Report. While big box vacancies and high-profile retail store … Continue reading Retail Property Investors Still Looking to Acquire Assets

SetSchedule Partners with ATTOM Data Solutions to Help Agents Nationwide Grow their Business

IRVINE, Calif./ May 3, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — SetSchedule, a leading technology-based real estate marketing firm, today announced that ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier multi-sourced property database, will provide property data to help power SetSchedule’s multi-patented Referral Radar™ platform, which will also incorporate nationwide leads generated by foreclosure and off-market property website RealtyTrac.com, … Continue reading SetSchedule Partners with ATTOM Data Solutions to Help Agents Nationwide Grow their Business

BANGKOK  | Global shares mixed as investors look ahead to Fed meeting

BANGKOK — Shares were higher in Europe on Wednesday after a day of losses in most Asian markets. Investors are looking ahead to Federal Reserve meeting and to China-U.S. trade talks later in the week. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX added 1.2 percent to 12,756.54 and the CAC 40 of France gained 0.2 percent to 5,533.29. … Continue reading BANGKOK  | Global shares mixed as investors look ahead to Fed meeting

Can a Self-Directed IRA Help Protect Against the Next Stock Market Crash?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. / April 28, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News)– Recent volatility in the stock market has retirement investors from all over the country concerned that their retirement nest egg may not stand on solid ground. This volatility, combined with a fear of a looming stock market crash that could send equities prices tumbling, has led many to … Continue reading Can a Self-Directed IRA Help Protect Against the Next Stock Market Crash?

Fannie Mae Announces Updates to its Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) Prospectus to Support Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) REMIC

WASHINGTON/ April 23, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — As part of Fannie Mae’s (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) continued effort to innovate and improve its credit risk transfer program, the company announced a significant milestone in furthering enhancements to its benchmark Connecticut Avenue Securities™ (CAS) structure. The enhancements, previously announced as a proposal in May 2017, will enable … Continue reading Fannie Mae Announces Updates to its Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) Prospectus to Support Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) REMIC

Jim Hitt Clarifies Contribution Limits for Self-Directed IRAs

APRIL 23, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — For many owners of Self-Directed IRAs, diversification and self-direction strategies are consistent ways to build wealth for retirement. These strategies also come with responsibilities on the part of the owner. Specifically, owners need to know which rules and regulations to follow as they handle many of their own business transactions … Continue reading Jim Hitt Clarifies Contribution Limits for Self-Directed IRAs

Real Estate IRAs More Coveted as Supply Dwindles Against Demand

ASHEVILLE, N.C./ April 21, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The basic laws of supply and demand still apply in investments of all types. This is clearly evident in the world of real estate, where dwindling supply as measured against demand continues to push up land value. Now, many investors may turn to Real Estate IRAs to grow … Continue reading Real Estate IRAs More Coveted as Supply Dwindles Against Demand

Do Real Estate IRAs Offer Diversification Against Stock Market Troubles?

ASHEVILLE, N.C./April 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — “Diversification” can mean different things to different investors, particularly in relation to the stock market. While some investors view diversification as a strategy for making investments in different types of funds and stocks, the experts at American IRA take a different approach. In a recent blog post at the … Continue reading Do Real Estate IRAs Offer Diversification Against Stock Market Troubles?

Renters Warehouse CEO is the Newest Think Realty Coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo./ April 18, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Kevin Ortner, CEO of Renters Warehouse, has been named Think Realty’s newest investing coach. Ortner will be teaching investors through video courses available online at http://www.thinkrealty.com. His first two courses, Buy & Hold Strategies and Building your Rent Estate Portfolio, will focus on helping investors build wealth … Continue reading Renters Warehouse CEO is the Newest Think Realty Coach

FastCommercialCapital.com Launches “Small Fast” Small Balance Commercial Lending Program

AUSTIN, TEXAS /APRIL 09, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Fast Commercial Capital, a Nationwide Commercial Lender based in Austin, Texas, is pleased to announce its “Small FAST Program”, focusing on loan amounts from $200,000 to $2,000,000. All property types and situations are considered, and funding can happen in as little as 30 days. The “Small FAST” Program … Continue reading FastCommercialCapital.com Launches “Small Fast” Small Balance Commercial Lending Program

WASHINGTON | Long-term US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.40 percent

WASHINGTON | April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, benefiting potential homebuyers with the spring buying season underway. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dipped to 4.40 percent from 4.44 percent last week. The benchmark stood at an average 4.10 percent a year ago. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Long-term US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.40 percent

FACEBOOK SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Facebook, Inc.

NEW ORLEANS, LA (STL.News) Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors that they have until May 21, 2018 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against Facebook, Inc. (NasdaqGS: FB), if they purchased the Company’s shares between February … Continue reading FACEBOOK SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Facebook, Inc.

Jim Hitt Shares Self-Directed IRA Retirement Tips Investors Need to Hear

ASHEVILLE, NC/ February 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News)The difference between what investors want to hear and what they need to hear is often vast. But Jim Hitt—the CEO of American IRA in Asheville, NC—recently took to the American IRA blog to explain those tips that investors need to hear to maximize the value of their nest egg … Continue reading Jim Hitt Shares Self-Directed IRA Retirement Tips Investors Need to Hear

Self-Directed IRA Administrator Explains Foreclosure Properties within a Real Estate IRA

RALEIGH, N.C./ February 13, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) Holding real estate within an IRA is not news to some, but the idea of holding foreclosure properties within a retirement account can be foreign territory to many investors. Recently, Jim Hitt of American IRA in North Carolina released a blog post explaining the positives and negatives of handling … Continue reading Self-Directed IRA Administrator Explains Foreclosure Properties within a Real Estate IRA

JPI Continues Streak as Dallas-Fort Worth’s Number One Apartment Developer

IRVING, Texas/ Feb. 8, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — For the third year in a row, JPI, a leader in the development of Class A multifamily housing, is recognized as the number one most active apartment developer in Dallas-Fort Worth. JPI has more than 4,201 apartment homes under construction in the DFW market, according to research by … Continue reading JPI Continues Streak as Dallas-Fort Worth’s Number One Apartment Developer

Lackluster Demand Leaves National Office Sector Extremely Vulnerable

IRVINE, Calif. and SILICON VALLEY, Calif./ Feb. 7, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Ten-X Commercial, the leading dynamic and data-powered online commercial real estate transaction platform, today released its latest U.S. Office Market Outlook, including the top five ‘Buy’ and ‘Sell’ markets for office properties. The analysis shows a strikingly vulnerable national office sector with vacancies that have remained essentially … Continue reading Lackluster Demand Leaves National Office Sector Extremely Vulnerable

Businessman in ski resort fraud case agrees to pay $81M

MONTPELIER, Vt./February 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A Miami businessman accused of massive fraud involving foreign investors’ money in a Vermont ski area has agreed to pay back more than $81 million and give up ownership of two ski resorts, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday. The proposed settlement with Ariel Quiros must be approved by a … Continue reading Businessman in ski resort fraud case agrees to pay $81M

The Latest: Investors should beware potential ‘reckoning’

DAVOS, Switzerland/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Stock markets around the world are flying high amid a synchronized global upturn but a leading U.S. investor is warning of a potential “reckoning.” Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of Blackstone, told an audience at the … Continue reading The Latest: Investors should beware potential ‘reckoning’

Global stocks advance as investors look ahead to US earnings

BEIJING/January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday following a holiday for U.S. markets as investors looked ahead to American corporate earnings. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany’s DAX gained 0.3 percent 13,234.49 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.1 percent to 5,515.08. London’s FTSE 100 was up 0.3 points at 7,768.84. On Monday, the DAX … Continue reading Global stocks advance as investors look ahead to US earnings

Asian stocks advance as investors look ahead to US earnings

BEIJING/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday following a holiday for U.S. markets as investors look ahead to American corporate earnings. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.4 percent to 3,425.03 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent to 23,882.23. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1.2 percent to 31,701.59 … Continue reading Asian stocks advance as investors look ahead to US earnings

Investors cheer German deal, but some bemoan lack of vision

FRANKFURT, Germany/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Hopes for a new government in Germany sent the euro and markets higher Friday on relief that the Europe’s biggest economy might soon get stable leadership. But it left some economists and business lobbyists saying it offers too little to support the country’s prosperity over the longer term. Friday’s tentative deal … Continue reading Investors cheer German deal, but some bemoan lack of vision

Worries about rising rates halt rally for stocks

NEW YORK/January 10, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Climbing interest rates, and the fears about what they could mean for stocks, knocked U.S. indexes lower in morning trading on Wednesday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 was on pace for its first loss of the new year after pulling back modestly. The pause for stocks came as Treasury yields continued … Continue reading Worries about rising rates halt rally for stocks

Online Tool Helps Investors with Selecting a Financial Advisor

WASHINGTON/ Jan. 3, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Investors seeking services from a professional financial advisor will benefit from a free online tool, AARP Interview an Advisor™, launched today by AARP and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). The new resource is designed to take the guesswork and mystery out of the process of interviewing and hiring … Continue reading Online Tool Helps Investors with Selecting a Financial Advisor