Tag: real estate

Year-End Special Edition: A Look Back at 2018 – Weekly Update

January 2, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The close of the year provides an opportunity for investors to step back and consider the wider financial landscape. This week, we’re reviewing some key issues that defined 2018, as well as some factors that may influence financial markets in the coming year.   Year in Review Wall Street began 2018 in rally mode, as […] READ MORE

Mixed Markets Continue – Weekly Update

June 19, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

Markets remained mixed last week as the Dow closed at another record high, while the NASDAQ fell and the S&P 500 held steady.[i] By Friday, the Dow gained 0.52%, the NASDAQ fell -0.92%, and the S&P 500 gained a slight 0.05%.[ii] Meanwhile, the MSCI EAFE remained virtually unchanged from last week, down only -0.002%.[iii] In […] READ MORE

“Investing for Dummies” During Difficult Markets

December 4, 2014 | By Steven DiGregorio

Investing in Difficult Markets Everyone’s financial situation is different. What may be good advice for a 21-year-old likely is not be the best advice for a 65-year-old. Some investors may be willing to accept portfolio risk while others look for safety. While some may be able to muddle through, others may need a professional financial advisor to […] READ MORE

Points to Ponder Before You Refinance

June 12, 2012 | By Steven DiGregorio

Monthly savings shouldn’t be the only consideration in determining whether to take advantage of today’s low rates. Mortgage rates seem to keep dropping week over week. How do you know if it makes sense to refinance?  The question might be, how low can they go? The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is somewhere […] READ MORE

Real Estate Investing With Your IRA

March 14, 2012 | By Steven DiGregorio

While home prices still may not have hit bottom nationally, demand for distressed properties on at the lower end of the market is starting to grow. Large scale investors like hedge funds and private equity firms are rushing in with cash on hand, and that gives them the upper hand in competition for these properties. […] READ MORE