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Understanding Market Cycles

Understanding Market Cycles

In order to make profitable investments, it’s vital for you to understand the cycles of the real estate market because they directly affect the value of properties you may want to consider. The first thing to understand that just like the weather has four seasons, so does the real estate market have four general...
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The Roots of Appreciation

The Roots of Appreciation

Even during the Great Depression some people made money. The same holds true today despite one of the toughest economic environments in decades. The key is to understand the roots of appreciation or what causes real estate to go up or down in value. Because all real estate is local, it is entirely possible...
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20 Million Underwater Mortgages by 2012?

20 Million Underwater Mortgages by 2012?

More than 14 million borrowers were underwater as of Q1 2010, and with a further 10.8% decline in house prices expected relative to Q4 2009 levels, another 6 million borrowers are likely fall into negative equity by the end of 2011, according to commentary today by Deutsche Bank. The presence of negative equity goes...
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Cash Flow Will NOT Make You Rich

Cash Flow Will NOT Make You Rich

Don’t get me wrong. Cash flow is good (assuming it’s positive), but absolutely NO one has ever become rich from cash flow alone. Think about that for a minute. Let’s look at a quick example. Let’s say you have a $100,000 property that generates $200 per month in positive cash flow. That’s $200 per...
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Mortgage Overhaul and What it Means for You

Mortgage Overhaul and What it Means for You

By the time you read this, the new 2,300 page financial reform bill is likely to be making the headlines. The Senate has already approved the new bill and President Obama is expected to sign it into law this week – despite the fact that many of the provisions related to specific regulations have...
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The Great Potential of Cleveland Investment Property

The Great Potential of Cleveland Investment Property

Though the current economic climate has left many people without homes and jobs, smart and determined real estate investors are finding great real estate deals in the Cleveland housing market.  Our new Cleveland investment property is an excellent opportunity for those that want a great deal of cash-flow and long-term appreciation potential. All properties...
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Fannie and Freddie Delisted! What Does it Mean for Real Estate?

Fannie and Freddie Delisted! What Does it Mean for Real Estate?

You might have missed this little item in the nightly news report; government home mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are delisting from the New York Stock Exchange. Despite $145 billion in taxpayer funds spent to shore up the pair, shares have dropped so significantly they no longer qualify for inclusion on the...
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Bank Note Blunders

Bank Note Blunders

Buying bank notes for non-performing loans is one of the easiest ways to make money in real estate today. Sure, it’s not absolutely fool-proof (nothing is) but it comes pretty close. So, why does it seem there are so many people making a mess of buying bank notes? Like most things in life there...
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Don’t Become a Seminar Junkie: Experience is the Best Teacher

Don’t Become a Seminar Junkie: Experience is the Best Teacher

I know of some people who have become totally caught up in the euphoria of newfound knowledge and just couldn’t stop buying audio programs and attending very expensive seminars and bootcamps.  This seminar junkie must have spent at least $50,000 within a 12 month period and still hadn’t bought their first investment property.  They...
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