Accounting

US mortgage finance giants post lower profits

US mortgage finance giants post lower profits

  US government-controlled mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reported Thursday lower first-quarter profits, with Freddie warning that profits could continue to fall amid slowing home price gains. Fannie Mae said it had $5.3 billion in net income in the first three months of the year, down 91 percent from a year ago. […]

Protect Your Financial Future

Protect Your Financial Future

  (Family Features) Life is a series of milestones, and at each stage the financial protection of assets, dreams, and goals is important. However, many American families are at risk of not being able to pay a mortgage, or childcare expenses, or save for college or retirement if something were to happen to a family’s […]

Tips on Home Accounting

Tips on Home Accounting

By George N. Root III, eHow Contributor   One of the ways to make sure your personal financial situation stays healthy is to learn how to do your own home accounting. People can sometimes get intimidated at the word accounting, but all it really means is learning effective ways to keep track of your money […]

How to Create an Effective System of Accounting at Home

How to Create an Effective System of Accounting at Home

by Elieli, Teresa, Sarah Eliza, Lojjik Braughler   Whether you are just running a discipline bookkeeping records (for a multitasking homemaker) or running a small home-based business, you can always rely on effective method of accounting to get most out of it. The goal is to be able to know : where your money goes, do you […]

The Importance of Accurate Accounting in Real Estate

The Importance of Accurate Accounting in Real Estate

  Real estate can be a great investment and income provider.  However, it is important to keep accurate records and maintain proper accounting principles in all aspects of real estate transactions. Keeping Detailed Records Multiple expenses exist for investment properties and require careful tracking.  You must record all income generated from the property in the […]

The Importance of Accurate Accounting in Real Estate

The Importance of Accurate Accounting in Real Estate

Real estate can be a great investment and income provider.  However, it is important to keep accurate records and maintain proper accounting principles in all aspects of real estate transactions. Keeping Detailed Records Multiple expenses exist for investment properties and require careful tracking.  You must record all income generated from the property in the form […]

Home Sales Hit Fastest Pace In Three Years

Home Sales Hit Fastest Pace In Three Years

The National Association of Realtors indicates that the sale of previously owned homes hit a three-year high in February, a sign the economy is definitely on the mend. However, it’s not too late to join the party. Here are several ideas I believe will allow you to benefit from this ongoing housing trend while also […]

Real Estate Accounting Must-Knows of New Tax Law

Real Estate Accounting Must-Knows of New Tax Law

BY Guest Contributor | 03/30/12 – 06:30 AM EDT   The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet’s guest contributor program, which is separate from the company’s news coverage. By Marla Miller NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Capitalization tax law — three words that have little meaning to most […]