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Preserving the American Dream

In recent years, there has been a surge in institutional investors and real estate investment platforms acquiring single-family homes as an asset class. While this strategy may generate short-term profits for these firms, it threatens to undermine the foundation of the American Dream and erode the wealth-building opportunities for millions of households. In this article, […]

taxman cometh my happy nest tax explanation for REITs

REITs and the Taxman: How to settle the bill

For those just getting their beaks wet with REIT investing, we have some news: Uncle Sam wants his crack of the nest egg. A basic understanding of REIT tax mechanics can help trim the tab and your nest egg in tip top shape. REIT income taxation 101 When tax season rolls around, REITs send shareholders […]

happynest real estate market outlook for 2022

5 real estate market predictions for 2022

As 2021 draws to a close, we’re looking ahead for our annual real estate market predictions, 2022 edition. There are two big variables that could impact how things might play out. First, whether the prices of lumber and building materials that have spiked over the past year will correct, continue at elevated levels, or possibly […]

Introducing Loose change, a feature built into the HappyNest Real estate investing app

Introducing Loose Change

We’re excited to share some big news with you!  Here at HappyNest, we want to help you achieve your financial goals. That’s why we have developed Loose Change, a tool designed to help you build your nest egg consistently and organically with your day-to-day purchases. We know it can be hard to put aside chunks […]

HappyNest is an alternative way to ‘invest in what you know’

Peter Lynch, a multi-hundred millionaire investor and Fidelity investment manager, has been vocal about his leading investment philosophy: Invest in what you know. Many investors look up to Warren Buffet. He is widely considered one of the greatest investors of all time. He echos Lynch’s sentiment: ‘Don’t invest in a business you can’t understand.’ Whether […]

saving vs investing: which is better?

Saving vs. investing: Which should you be prioritizing?

Saving vs. investing – the age old question. Which makes more sense for your long-term financial future? Both saving and investing come with their own risk-reward profiles, and the best strategy varies from person to person. Sometimes, it makes sense to change course due to the changing external factors of life. Here, we’ll explore the […]

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