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What Determines the Market?

What Determines the Market?

Most people think of the real estate market as something that’s measured like the stock market—bearish or bullish. In real estate, the common expressions for a bull market are “up,” “strong,” “good,” “hot,” and “seller’s.” A bearish market is described as “soft,” “bad,” “down,” or “buyer’s.” On a daily basis, you’ll hear the media...
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Wealth Protection for Real Estate Investors

Wealth Protection for Real Estate Investors

We live in a “lawsuit happy” society.  Attorneys advertise on billboards with slogans such as “Have You Been Injured?  You May be Entitled to a Cash Award!” Nobody wants to accept responsibility for their own actions.  Everybody is a victim. It’s sad but true… when you build wealth and get rich, you become a...
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U.S. Housing Market Intelligence Report (June 2011)

U.S. Housing Market Intelligence Report (June 2011)

Categories are graded from A thru F: Economic Growth: D+ Trends were mixed this month, as a few metrics ticked up while the majority ticked down, resulting in a drop from C- last month to D+ this month for overall economic growth.  The employment market improved once again this month, (albeit at a less...
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How Much Cash Should You Keep in Reserve?

How Much Cash Should You Keep in Reserve?

There’s no magic formula you can use to determine how much you should keep in reserve in your business as a real estate investor.  When you rent properties, the four key factors to consider are the strength of the local rental market, eviction time line and cost, the age of the property, and the...
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Strategies to Benefit from Inflation

Strategies to Benefit from Inflation

The only “hedge” against inflation that we are aware of that works consistently over time, in any market, and any economy is real estate. Well bought real estate can stand the scrutiny of analyses, using historic or current data, by investing using borrowed money. To be clear, the ability of real estate to provide...
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Three Strategies for Surviving in a Slow Market

Three Strategies for Surviving in a Slow Market

Don’t buy into all the doom and gloom stories from the media. Learn how to profit from them. Many investors continue to be very successful in the real estate business by following the philosophy, Don’t be afraid to be a “purple snowflake.” So try these strategies. You can make a great deal of money...
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When Is Cash Better Than Financing?

When Is Cash Better Than Financing?

Using all cash to purchase investment property may be better than financing in two particular situations. The first situation is a short-term deal, that is, you intend to sell the property shortly after you buy it (known as “flipping”). When you have the cash to close quickly, you can generally get a larger discount...
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The Great Debate: Flipping versus Holding

The Great Debate: Flipping versus Holding

Some investors focus on flipping — that is, turning properties over quickly, rather than keeping them long term. In most cases, holding property generates more long-term wealth for you than flipping. Therefore, you may consider flipping some properties and holding others. On the other hand, you may consider using the flipping strategy a while,...
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Double Dip Has Come and Gone

Double Dip Has Come and Gone

The S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices reported Tuesday are, as usual, so far behind the curve that not only did they miss the “double dip” that has come and gone, it will be at least July or August before it reports an apparent upturn in prices in March and April. S&P’s view of the...
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Real Estate Opportunities in the World’s Most Romantic City

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Real Estate Opportunities in the World’s Most Romantic City

Venice in Italy is one of the world’s most enchanting cities thanks to the almost fairytale allure of landmarks such as St Mark’s Basilica and Square, the Palazzo Ducale, the Grand Canal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
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