Credit | Scott Ivey

By: Scott Ivey  09-12-2011

Credit freezes are one of the most effective tools against economic ID theft available to consumers. They allow you to seal your credit reports and use a personal identification number (PIN) that only you know and can use to temporarily “thaw” your credit so that legitimate applications for credit and services can be processed. That…

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1031 Exchange | Scott Ivey

On occasion however, it may be advantageous to do the opposite; acquire property first and then sell. Although not as common as a “forward” 1031 Exchange, investors have been using the Reverse. In a typical 1031 Exchange, property is sold and then replacement property is acquired. This can be accomplished with a Reverse 1031 Exchange.


Real Estate | Scott Ivey

Washington, DC – The Federal Housing Finance Agency, with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), today announced a series of changes to the Home Affordable Refinance Program in an effort to attract more eligible borrowers who can benefit from refinancing their home mortgage.


Taxes | Scott Ivey

Often the “Terrible T’s” become so burdensome that investors decide they want out of real estate altogether. Many property owners are familiar with the “Terrible T’s” in real estate: termites, tenants and trash. Investors become all too familiar with another “Terrible T” – Taxes.


Uncategorized | Scott Ivey

By Mailana Mavromatis, Esq of Property I.D. On September 6, 2011, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 110 into law mandating the disclosure of mining operations within one mile of real property. Since the 1849 Gold Rush, mines have been dug and abandoned throughout the State of California.