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The Top 3 Residential Real Estate Trends of 2017

The Top 3 Residential Real Estate Trends of 2017

Due to seasonal changes in demand, the housing market is difficult to pin down. And with today’s ever-changing political and economic climate, it’s even more exhausting trying to get a clear picture of what’s to come. That being said, so far in 2017 one thing has been very clear: supply is low, demand is...
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Is Crowdfunding the Future of Real Estate Investment?

Is Crowdfunding the Future of Real Estate Investment?

Since the Great Recession, crowdsourcing and the sharing economy have become increasingly popular, especially among younger people who were especially hard hit by the collapse. Millennials have been using crowdsourcing to fund artistic endeavors, art projects, and now — real estate. New commercial real estate crowdfunding firms have emerged with a bang, with estimates...
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Where to Start with a Fixer-Upper

Where to Start with a Fixer-Upper

When you buy a fixer-upper, you know that there will be hours of work ahead. But it can be hard to know where to start. Not everyone is born a Joanna Gaines — the design mastermind behind HGTV’s Fixer Upper — but that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a dilapidated dwelling. Here’s a handy...
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The Greatest Real Estate Advantage

The Greatest Real Estate Advantage

Ignoring the fact that stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other investments are either over-valued or providing negative real returns, real estate has almost always been the best use of capital specifically because of your ability to leverage your investment. If used properly, leverage will significantly enhance your return on investment.  This is easy to...
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How to Choose the Best Market for Your Real Estate Investment

How to Choose the Best Market for Your Real Estate Investment

Successful real estate investing relies on several factors, but as the old adage goes, “location, location, location” is top of the list.  But “location” is a broad term, and evaluating the right place to invest your dollars in real estate means identifying the right market in both the macro and micro senses. Read the...
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Myths and Fallacies That Limit Financial Liberation

Myths and Fallacies That Limit Financial Liberation

Financial liberation is beyond most people’s reach because of the following four myths and destructive mind-sets: 1. The Retirement Myth 2. The Financial Freedom Myth 3. The Entitlement Mentality 4. The Fallacy of “Someday” The Retirement Myth The retirement myth is the idea that the purpose of life is to work for thirty years,...
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Owning Property “Free and Clear”

Owning Property “Free and Clear”

For some investors, the goal is to own properties “free and clear,” that is, with no mortgage debt.  While this is a worthy goal, it does not necessarily make financial sense. For example, consider a $100,000 property that brings in $9,600 per year in net income (net means gross rents collected, less expenses, such...
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Why Invest in Kansas City, Missouri

Why Invest in Kansas City, Missouri

There are many reasons to invest in Kansas City, MO – one of our client’s favorite markets. Well known for its contributions to the musical styles of blues and jazz, the city is also well known for its Kansas City-style barbecue.  And with over 200 fountains the city has been dubbed the “City of...
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How Rising Interest Rates Affect Real Estate Investors

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Real Estate Investors

Home-buyers rejoice when interest rates drop, but rising interest rates can actually be a good thing for investors. Because high rates make homes less affordable, the rental market improves, giving real estate investors a chance to improve cash flow and increase their return on investment. Read the rest of How Rising Interest Rates Affect...
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A Balanced Life – Part 2

A Balanced Life – Part 2

Please read part 1 of A Balanced Life. Most people are time wasters.  They waste their own time, and they waste your time as well.  To be successful and happy, you must discipline yourself to work all the time you work.  The average employee works at about 50 percent of capacity.  Fully 80 percent...
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