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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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7 Reasons to Use Land Trusts

7 Reasons to Use Land Trusts

The land trust is a very powerful tool for the savvy real estate investor.  A land trust is a revocable, living trust used specifically for holding title to real estate.  Each property is titled in a separate trust, affording maximum privacy and protection. Here are seven reasons to use land trusts: 1. Privacy.  In...
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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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Foreclosure Timeline

Foreclosure Timeline

Novice short sale and other real estate investors are often confused by the entire process; it’s not your fault! Foreclosure has never been simple but with the current backlog and other pressures, it’s become worse than ever. Here to help is an easy to read foreclosure process timeline. It will help novice investors understand...
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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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Fed Set to Hold Rates Low as US Economy Struggles

Fed Set to Hold Rates Low as US Economy Struggles

The US Federal Reserve is expected to keep US interest rates at historic lows when it meets later Wednesday, as it tries to keep a languishing recovery on track. The Fed’s top rate-setting body is widely expected to keep its main rate of borrowing at between zero and 0.25 percent to help spur economic...
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Short Sales: Fact vs. Fiction

Short Sales: Fact vs. Fiction

Looking for big profits in short sales? An internet search for the phrase “investing in short sales” brings up tens of thousands of hits, many of which offer strategies and tricks to make a killing on the rising number of short sales in the U.S. These properties are sometimes viewed as easy money because...
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National Economic Outlook (May 28, 2010)

National Economic Outlook (May 28, 2010)

The two large questions on the minds of real estate investors are: when will the economy recover? and when is a good time to reinvest in the housing market? We think the economy has reached the point where aggressive investors can find good opportunities in selected housing markets. Although the national economy will just...
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How to Use Leverage with a Real Estate IRA

How to Use Leverage with a Real Estate IRA

Using self-directed IRA funds to purchase income-generating real estate is a profitable strategy an ever-growing number of investors are employing. These accounts (a.k.a. real estate IRAs) can buy rental property as an investment, just as they would buy stock market securities.  This means real estate IRA holders can use their retirement funds to purchase...
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