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1. Based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a privately owned accommodation rental website, with 1,500,000 unique listings in 34,000 cities in 192 countries all over the world. 2. By renting out rooms, space, or even entire private residences, Airbnb is offers cheaper, more flexible, and oft...
09/11/2015
The Boomers are coming, and they’re set to make a significant impact on the real estate and housing market over the next two decades. Defined as people who were born between 1946 and 1964 during the post World War II economic and population boom and came of age in the socially and politically tur...
09/11/2015
America’s Social Security program is turning 80 years old this year, but some believe it’s somewhat of an auspicious anniversary, more reason for caution and nail-biting than celebration. But no matter if you love it or lump it, there is no debating that Social Security has been one of the single...
09/11/2015
Private jets are luxurious toys for the rich, the famous….and you?Celebrities, business men and royalty gallivant around on the world on private jets, unblinking at the price tag of a few tens of millions of dollars to add a two-winged toy to their collection. And while for any of us who have flo...
09/11/2015
In recent memory, we’ve seen market crashes and bubble bursts revolving around different commodities: stocks, real estate, technology, mortgages, and even the banking system, itself. The fear and panic from a market crash is downright horrifying, shaking the very foundation of our economy and bel...
09/11/2015
These common home buying mistakes could cost you time, money, and sometimes the chance to buy your dream home.Buying the oddball home.Homes go up in value when other homes with similar layouts in the same neighborhood sell for more. These “comparables” or “comps” allow an appraiser to officially ...
09/11/2015
What do you spend on a watch? $100? $250? Or do you really splurge and fork out $5,000 for that prized Rolex or Tag Heuer that really announces, “I’ve arrived”? Well even with the most expensive designer fashion or luxury watches we see in stores or ads in magazines, we’re not anywhere near the s...
09/11/2015
15 Proven methods to detect if someone is lying to you.  "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." -Sir Walter Scott   If you’re like most people, you probably tell a few white lies during the course of your day, half-truths to make others feel better, avoid conflict, o...
09/11/2015
The venerable and distinguished Lloyd's of London has insured just about everything.  The history of Lloyd's of London:Lloyd’s of London is the most venerable and storied insurance carrier anywhere in the world, with a reputation for insuring anything and everything going all the back to the 17th...
09/11/2015
Are REITS (Real Estate Investment Trusts) a sound vessel – or a sinking ship?    REITs, or Real Estate Investment Trusts, have been hot product for investors the last few years, a sophisticated and risk-adverse method of leveraging a rising and rebounding real estate market. Simply put, REITs are...
07/09/2015
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