How to Invest in Facebook With Less Risk (If You Still Want To)

By Ross Kenneth Urken

(As Published On – www.dailyfinance.com)
Even for expert stock pickers, it’s difficult to make a fully educated investment in the social media sphere. As Friday’s Facebook IPO — and its gory aftermath …

Scheduling The Movers – Know Your Options

Remember that your Purchase and Sale Agreement allows for a seven day unilateral extension. This means that you should know what the penalties and options are for your moving plans. You can also rent PODs to hold your furniture.

Reasons to become a homeowner.

When I was 25, I purchased my first home. It seemed to be the right thing to do and I thought that it was definitely the next step in life. Everyone follows the steps, right? You know the steps, college, find a job, get married, buy a home, and have a kid… Well, I did […]

Get real with unrealistic sellers Overpriced listings give buyers bargaining chip

In some areas there is a shortage of desirable, well-priced listings. Sellers who don’t need to sell now are waiting for a better market. Many sellers who would like to sell now have unrealistic expectations about what a buyer would be willing to pay for their home. If you like a listing that is overpriced […]

Job Loss Protection for Your Buyers

Dear Sellers: I recently read a statistic that 53% of the buyers who are searching Realtor.com on a regular basis are hesitant to purchase due to their fear of losing their job. So, I went on a mission to solve that problem…

Make Sure To “Beta” Test Your Portfolio

Beta is one measure of risk your portfolio is taking. Generally, what it measures is how risky your portfolio is to the market as a whole. For example, a portfolio that has a beta of more than one is generally going to be more risky than the stock market as a whole, and a portfolio that has a beta of less than one is going to be less risky than the stock market as a whole.

Using A Quota System In The Real Estate Brokerage

It has been talked about in the industry that agents should be on salary and not on commission. This salary for agents would be paid by the brokerages and then the brokerages would be forced to hire better people and train them. In other words, the brokerages would carry the risk of someone else’s actions, […]

Why You Should Own Your Home

When I was 25, I purchased my first home. It seemed to be the right thing to do and I thought that it was definitely the next step in life. Everyone follows the steps, right? You know the steps, college, find a job, get married, buy a home, and have a kid… Well, I did […]