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When Will Real Estate Values Begin to Appreciate Again?

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When Will Real Estate Values Begin to Appreciate Again?

When will the nation’s property values begin to appreciate again? This is the $64,000 question that real estate professionals, investors, and mortgage professionals would like to know. The truth is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
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National Economic Outlook (February 2011)

National Economic Outlook (February 2011)

Although the economy has officially been out of recession for quite some time, those aspects of economic behavior most important to the real estate markets, namely, jobs and borrowing, have remained stuck in the ditch.  The latest data suggest, however, that consumers will soon be spending more.  Jobs are growing at a faster clip,...
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Why Real Estate Investors Love Inflation!

Why Real Estate Investors Love Inflation!

Investors love real estate because it acts as a hedge against inflation. This occurs for several reasons: One, on an historical basis, housing prices rise just as fast or faster than the rate of inflation. Two, although investors can’t always raise rents to account for inflation (due to fixed-rent leases of one year or...
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What is a Short Sale?

What is a Short Sale?

You may have heard the term “short sale” and wondered what it referred to – and what kind of opportunities these types of transactions offer in the real estate market. Let’s define a short sale first. A short sale can occur when a home owner’s debt on a property is greater than the amount...
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Diversification in Real Estate

Diversification in Real Estate

You normally hear the term “diversification” from financial planners and stock brokers. But you don’t hear the term used so often when it comes to real estate investing. The goal of diversification, regardless of the investment, is to reduce the investor’s overall risk. Diversification in real estate is easily achieved by purchasing income-producing properties...
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Real Estate Is a Business!

Real Estate Is a Business!

Real estate is a business – plain and simple. You’ll need to plan, analyze, negotiate, write offers, manage, market, and sell just like any other form of business. A business does not stay in business for very long if it’s not producing a profit! In real estate, there’s a certain level of commitment required,...
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Real Estate Lease Options

Real Estate Lease Options

In simplest terms, a real estate lease option is the right to control a property without the obligation to buy it. As a real estate investor, when you have such an option, you have the opportunity to buy a property during a set period of time, but you aren’t required to do so. The...
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Uncover the Power of Seller Financing

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Uncover the Power of Seller Financing

Leave your seller finance questions in the comments area below… by guest writer Julie Broad During the heated market conditions of the mid-2000′s, sellers willing to finance real estate deals were really tough to find. Homes were selling fast and for so much more money than most sellers expected. Today, with cooler housing conditions,...
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Investing in Student Housing – Should You Consider It?

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Investing in Student Housing – Should You Consider It?

College towns are great places for real estate investments because they have a steady stream of students and faculty in need of housing, as well as having the potential for growth as the universities expand. College towns are inviting even to those concerned about a location’s job market. Many retirees in fact are choosing...
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Active vs. Passive Investing

Active vs. Passive Investing

In real estate, there are two basic concepts of investing – active and passive. Passive investing is typically your buy-and-hold form of investing. Simply put, once you’ve purchased a solid income property, you sit back and let it appreciate over time and have your tenants literally pay down your mortgage each and every month....
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