AuthorTony Salloum

How Adjusted Mortgage Underwriting Standards Can Access the Massive U.S. Money Supply, Adding Velocity to Money Circulation and Kick Starting the Economy

Money talks, and when it does, we listen, so we’ve all, undoubtedly, heard the sound of circulating cash. As the dollar moves between buyer and seller, an anticipatory “Cha…” sets the buck in motion, while a conclusive “…Ching” finalizes the exchange. “Cha-Ching!” – the chime of money in motion and growing prosperity. However, once the drowning noise of collection agencies disrupt the harmonious...

The Mortgage Finance Act of 2011, Counterproductive to Housing Reform

Mortgage Finance Act of 2011 – legislation submitted by Sen. Johnny Isakson with little chance of passing congressional scrutiny; the act is, unfortunately, an example of political showmanship, appealing to public opinion on a critical policy issue. Furthermore, the Act clutters the congressional to-do list, regarding housing reform.
Make waves and the voters will take notice?

Curb Your Capitalism… The Federal Open Market Calamity and dis-Interest Rates

As short-term political motivation sullies the sanctity of central banking, presumptuous open market meddling, unrestrained by the boundaries of logic, makes a ticking time bomb of Federal Funds. It’s time we meditate on circumstance, accounting for the rational and the hardly so. Let’s see: inflation without spending? A stagnant, yet expanded money supply? At what point did capitalism become so...

How Should I Invest my cash? Advice on Condo Investments and More

Today we field a great question from one of our RentPosters in California. It’s a great opportunity to discuss the ins and outs of condo investments, the current real estate market, and the future of the U.S. economy. Read closely, you will not want to miss this one, as we review the economic forecast for the coming decade. “J” from California writes: Tony,  I am a very...

U.S. Government Axes the Use of Paper Checks… Follow the Lead, Property Managers

In a statement released May, 2011 by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Rosie Rios, Treasurer, formally ended the use of paper checks for Social Security and federal benefit payments. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS! The simple change keeps $120,000,000 in taxpayer pockets, saving “more than 1 billion [taxpayer dollars]” over the next ten years. The electronic payment solution implemented by...

Share Your Opinion!

Tenants, Managers, and Owners: We’d like you to share your RentPost experience with the world. Software advice will display your RentPost thoughts to all interested eyes. See what others are saying, and make a comment yourself. Don’t hold back, and be honest. We love our users, and work tirelessly every day of the week to provide an important business solution, so please take a moment...

RentPost on Thumbtack!

Hey there RentPost-ers, it’s time to check out our Online Property Management Software on Thumbtack. There, you’ll see our full company profile, filled with pictures, videos, and updates to keep both users, future users, and readers in touch with new developments. It’s a great place to get an all-at-once feel for RentPost, and to learn about related services in the industry. We...

How To Buy Renters Insurance

Renters, in reading the following, you will learn how to decide if Renters Insurance is for you, calculate the amount of liability coverage needed, asses the probability of property loss (while valuing your possessions), estimate a deductible, and put it all together to discover exactly what you should look for in purchasing renters insurance. Repeat readers will observe a review in some material...

RentPost Throwback Links

Two years ago, a couple of long shots from Athens, GA joined with the common goal of creating and promoting what the real estate market, on its own, has not produced.   An online property management software? Well those already exist right? Sure, they exist, but is sheer existence good enough? It’s time tenants actually use the software, as tenants are the key to fruitful software, and an...

Friday Morning Links – All Real Estate Agents

Not many newbie real estate agents, but here’s a few tips to those going for it never-the-less: 6 Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent . It might help for you veterans to revisit your roots. Speaking of you veteran agents, it seems that there are a few ways to keep business moving during a recession. Wonder why the savvy real estate investors always stay on top of the game? Well, it might...

Tenants, Take Back Your Security Deposits

Stop worrying about whether your security deposit will be returned at lease end. No need to feel powerless, subject to the whim of king landlord. Here are some great tips and pieces of knowledge to help YOU take control, and take back what is rightfully yours. If you are unsure of whether you are responsible for the slight damages -You’re Probably Not! Here’s one that might surprise you: you are...

Real Estate Agent Tips for 2011

Few felt the financially tragic effects of our economic collapse in a way similar to commission-based real estate agents. Many aim to endure the economic storm with hopes of brighter days to come; however, if agents ignore the market shifts, the sun may never shine again. Changes are many and all of different origin, some direct and others indirect; regardless, time to assess what has happened...

New Financial Legislation Credit Default Swap’s Effects on Real Estate

Recently, our congress successfully passed new legislation, courageously recomposing century-old U.S. financial rules. It seems our buddies in D.C. have acquired great economic know-how, unseating 80 years of financial thought in a single, 24-hour session. The method of attack dealt with added regulation in derivative trading, and more specifically – Credit Default Swaps. Today, I will explain...

Delisted: Fannie and Freddie Share Prices Plummet

I yearned for the exoneration of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but my voice, amongst many others, apparently has fallen by the wayside. I concede that stockholder concerns should, in this case, play second fiddle to the task of fueling America’s mortgage engine, but I still see this as a governmental maneuver to guise lethargy with an appearance of reform. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been...

Real Estate Market Collapse: Whose Fault was it?

The trend is to leave all fingers pointed to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government sponsored companies who repurchase and are in control of nearly 90% of the mortgages in our country. In essence, they are the driving forces behind mortgage lending in this county. However, to blame mortgage repurchasers is a very superficial approach, and shows a very superficial understanding of the...

Property Management Software: What’s the Problem?

Online Property Management Software isn’t new, but it could be revolutionary; however, the revolution seemingly has a limited ability to revolve. Here’s what I mean: something has truncated online property management software’s ability to assimilate all parties to a rental agreement in the cloud, but who’s been left out? The answer is…Tenants! Sure, most software provide a cutting edge way to...

Renter’s Insurance… Rip Off or Rewarding?

An often pondered, yet rarely considered device that may or may not be a good idea – Renter’s Insurance is surely a phenomena once uttered in your presence. All too often, it is regarded as if applicable to all or none, with no middle ground. “Renters insurance is a good idea”… or “renters insurance is a rip off;” heard either one?? Thought so. Oh, how...

Tenants, Your Chance to Influence Rental Software

Hello all, today is a day for the tenants… RentPost has, for quite some time now, been developing a software to resolve many of the issues that have come between tenants and landlords. A number of which have been discussed in great detail on this blog. During this process, we have interviewed many tenants, landlords, property managers, and real estate investors to really understand the issues...

Communication Part Two: Common Landlord Complaints Resolved

In contrast to the previous posting, I aim today not to end with a “to be continued”, but to leave you with conclusiveness. In this manner, I may reconcile you – the readers – in an effort to navigate through the perils of the relationship with your rent counterpart, as you inevitably must have – be you landlord or paying inhabitant. I will concede that it could be a...

Communication Part One: The Key to A Thriving Landlord-Tenant Relationship

Traveling through the world of rent, we at RentPost have acquired a deep understanding of the renters market from many different perspectives, including investment, interpersonal, professional, and even historical thanks to The Witt. Through our plight, we have uncovered a commonality, affecting all perspectives – communication. It marks the fine line that divides rent’s interpersonal...

Tenant Talk Back: Testimonials of Renting Experiences

Today the Witt leaves rent’s history for a spell, and the Rent Lobster makes a dash from advice to bring a more interactive piece regarding real life experiences to assist both tenants and landlords. Naturally, tenants only speak of landlords when angered, seldom giving any praise. However, this is to be constructive on both ends as we all seek to improve in the ever growing world of rent...

Where the Renters and Real Estate Markets Go From Here!

Okay – it’s time for a look our country’s current political and economic environment, anticipating how they are going to affect YOU as a landlord, tenant, or homeowner in the very near future. It’s a shaky situation that was touched briefly on previously with an article regarding the way Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac operate to facilitate home purchases in this country. However, legislation may be...

When Will the Real Estate Market Pickup? What Does that Mean to Me?

Be you a seller, landlord, manager, tenant, or investor, it’s a looming thought: “when will the real estate market pick up? Though your reasons to pursue the answer may differ, it is, regardless, a common theme. So, our aim today is to help you grasp the fundamental economics behind the United States real estate market, while displaying the importance of the information to you...

Tenant Rights Landlords Should Know

Welcome back to the world of RentPost. Hopefully, you won’t mind an existential moment from the Rent Lobster, but our aim here is to simplify rent and all the issues surrounding rent. As we expand, the goal will become apparent to all those familiar with RentPost whether you are a landlord, property manager, or tenant. For these reasons (and many more!), a series of informational articles...

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