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September 23, 1987 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
Robert G. Allen, author of the best-selling "Nothing Down" book on how to become wealthy buying real estate with no cash down, and of two other books that chart courses to financial success, has been charged more than $412,000 in back taxes and penalties by the Internal Revenue Service, according to two tax liens on file in San Diego County.
November 10, 2002
*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction LAST WEEK WEEKS ON LIST *--* *--* 1 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (Little, Brown: $21.95) 1 19 A murdered girl tells the story of her grieving family, the killer and the detective who hunts him 2 The Little Friend by Donna Tartt (Alfred A. Knopf: $26) A -- 1 12-year-old whose family was torn apart by the murder of her brother sees revenge as her only hope. (Reviewed by Francie Lin, Page 11) 3 Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown: 3 2 $25.
February 7, 1986 | TERRY ATKINSON
Videocassette recorders have opened up a whole new world of home entertainment for people who can afford them. But many VCR owners aren't aware of one of the best ways to get magnificent tapes for those marvelous machines. There's an alternative to the skimpy selection on the shelves of most video stores: mail order. Several companies offer a wide selection of tapes by mail.
April 30, 1989 | ROBERT J. BRUSS
QUESTION: My husband and I own our 4-bedroom home. We agree it was the best investment we ever made when we bought it about seven years ago. Although we had to pay 14% interest, we refinanced and are now paying only 9.5% interest on our mortgage. But, I can't get my husband to buy any more real estate. We have about $60,000 in various certificates of deposit earning from 7% to 10% interest. Although that is good, I feel we should take some of this money to buy a nearby rental house as an investment.
July 23, 1989 | ROBERT J. BRUSS, Robert J. Bruss, a San Francisco-area lawyer, author and real estate broker .
QUESTION: Is it really possible to buy a home for nothing down? I ask because recently I saw a late-night TV show where a promoter talked about how to buy real estate for nothing down. But he wanted $179 for his books and tapes, which I can't afford. Please tell me how to buy a home for my family without any cash, if that is possible. ANSWER: As I've said many times, yes, it is possible to buy real estate with little or no cash, but the hard part is making the monthly payments.
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