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Real Estate Best Hedge Against ‘Massive Inflation’

Real Estate Best Hedge Against ‘Massive Inflation’

“Massive inflation” is poised to strike the U.S. economy and the best hedge against galloping prices won’t be gold but real estate, says the sector’s mogul Donald Trump. Gold, a fixed asset whose supply does anything but fluctuate, has long been used as a hedge against inflation, although real estate will do a better...
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Median Rent Prices on the Rise as Home Values Drop

Median Rent Prices on the Rise as Home Values Drop

While homes prices continue to be on the decline, rent prices are actually on the rise and showed a 3 percent increase from January 2011 to January 2012, as opposed to home values, which dropped 4.6 percent during that same period, according to a recent Zillow Real Estate Market Report. “While it seems that...
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Real Estate Investment Opportunities Rise as Rentership Grows

Real Estate Investment Opportunities Rise as Rentership Grows

It used to be that home-ownership was a part of the American dream. Home-buyers would scour for properties that suit their needs whether it was for their growing family or for a second home. But the global economic slump that has plagued the real estate market has created a major shift on the housing...
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Warren Buffet on Best Real Estate Investment

Warren Buffet on Best Real Estate Investment

Recently on CNBC, Warren Buffett stated that he would buy “millions” of single family homes if he had the means to manage them.  The more interesting comment he made during his interview was that houses will be a better investment than stocks over the long term.  A powerful comment coming from a person who...
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Real Estate Investors Can Profit in a Down Market

Real Estate Investors Can Profit in a Down Market

One of the most exciting things about being a real estate investor is knowing what markets will produce the greatest long-term returns – especially while in the middle of a challenging housing market. In a down market, savvy real estate investors are eager to find out how they can best leverage their resources. And...
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How to Handle Bad Tenants

How to Handle Bad Tenants

Bad tenants are a landlord’s worst nightmare. Between not paying their rent, trashing your rental property, allowing pest infestations, committing criminal acts in the property and a hundred other miserable acts, bad tenants can make a landlord’s life miserable. Fortunately, there are tactics you can employ to minimize the damage caused by bad tenants....
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Why you need to know about seller financing

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Even Big Media is catching on to the potential of seller financing in this tight housing market where you often find buyers who can’t get bank financing. I just came across this article in the WSJ that paints this scenario to a “t” and wanted to pass it on to you… Enjoy–and think about...
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How to Value Investment Property

How to Value Investment Property

Identifying your property’s value is crucial. As a real estate investor, you need to be aware of the three ways to determine the value of your real estate investments to guide you with your purchase, justify your selling price, or simply learn the basic market valuation techniques. Sales Comparables The most popular method is...
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The Housing Bust is Over

The Housing Bust is Over

“The bursting of the global housing bubble is only halfway through,” The Economist magazine wrote recently. I disagree… Here in the U.S. at least, the housing bubble is completely over. It drives me nuts when I hear commentators say, “We’re halfway through,” and, “We have more pain to come.” The fact is, right now,...
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Benefits of US Property for International Investors

Benefits of US Property for International Investors

For many individuals, the single largest “investment” of their lives will usually be their home, as opposed to investing stock, bonds, mutual funds or certificates of deposits (CD’s). This is because purchasing real estate is less risky than investing in the stock market and can be more rewarding than changing CD interest rates. US...
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