What documents are required to finance and buy a car in Chicago?

There were times when horse carriages made a statement. Today, cars are in fashion. And from the looks of it, cars are going to be here forever. Chicagoans are crazy like everyone else in America. Driving a car provides a great adrenaline rush. The City of Big Shoulders is best explored in a comfortable car. Wouldn't you like to cruise the streets of the Windy City in the car of your dreams? When...

Rent To Own Storage Sheds – Why You Should Think Twice

In the storage shed business, the rent-to-own market has caused quite a stir. You can hardly drive through any city these days without seeing multiple roadside displays of rent-to-own storage sheds, most of which advertise "Built by Mennonites." I would like to point out some of my personal observations and feelings regarding this marketing tool being used, and might add quite successfully. We...

3 of the top 9 reasons the housing bubble is bursting

If you own real estate or are thinking about buying real estate, you better pay attention, because this could be the most important message you receive this year regarding real estate and your financial future. The last five years have seen explosive growth in the real estate market, and as a result, many people believe that real estate is the safest investment to make. Well, that's not true...

What to do with a negative cash flow?

Are you facing a negative cash flow? Every real estate investor looking to own rental real estate dreams of amassing a portfolio of properties that are constantly appreciating and shed cash monthly from dedicated, happy tenants who pay their rent on time and never leave. Although this exists, for many this is a real estate fantasy land. The reality is that property is not always appreciated,...

What is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth technology specifies a short-range, two-way radio link that enables communication between PCs, mobile phones, PDAs, and other computer, electronic, and home theater equipment. With Bluetooth, you can easily sync contacts or calendar data between a PDA and a laptop, talk on a phone hands-free, or print wirelessly. It is a cable replacement technology like infrared, but it offers many...

Foreclosures: What You Need to Know

Road signs and online advertisements can commonly be found saying things like "We buy houses." These listings are typically from real estate investors looking to obtain a property at a discount, such as a property headed for foreclosure. Often referred to as REO or bank-owned, a foreclosure is a type of distressed property that has returned to the control of the original lender. Real estate...

Review of Getting Started in the Option Book

I have been trading stocks for some time and gradually discovered that I can only make profits in bullish bull markets. So, I looked to see if there is another investment instrument that can help me make a profit in more than one way or protect my position in stocks. Many people tried to introduce me to foreign exchange (Forex) trading for no apparent reason. However, I found out that it was just...

Finding a Job on Craigslist – How to Avoid Scams

Are you looking for a new job? Whether you're looking to change career paths or have been the victim of a layoff, Craigslist.org is a valuable research tool. This online classifieds website has thousands of job postings, many of which may be the perfect candidate for you. Unfortunately, with the Internet comes online employment scams. You may find some of these scams on Craigslist, but there are...

Invest your money wisely and buy BMV properties

Many people choose to make financial investments because they know that earning interest on their savings in a bank account will not offer a good enough interest rate. There are many more ways to make the most of your savings without leaving it in a savings account. More and more people are choosing to invest their money in property, real estate investing is fantastic because homes are currently...

Renter Occupied Home Insurance – A Must Read For Homeowners!

The best reference any insurance agency can ask for is your history. Laizer Schonbrun, insurance agent par excellence, works for one of the fastest growing agencies in the United States. He recounts the following success story regarding a tenant-occupied account. "I really felt bad for a renter-occupied homeowner. He called us on a whim and complained about how his bank had imposed a specific...