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Fix and Flip Offers, Offers, Offers

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

In real estate investing, there are two strategies that are geared toward short term profits and fast turns.

Buyer or Seller: Are You Ready for the Home Inspection?

Ryan Poelman | Posted 06.30.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

If you've bought and sold a few homes in your lifetime, you may already know some of this information. However, I've found that those who are buyin...

It's Still the Economy, Stupid

Scott Yancey | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

Actually, the exact phrase was "The economy, stupid," which James Carville used to further Bill Clinton's presidential campaign. It wasn't pointed specifically at real estate, but it definitely applies in today's real estate market climate.

The 3 Worst Pieces of Advice Everyone Just Keeps Giving

Valerie Alexander | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Valerie Alexander

There are three things everyone keeps telling grads, grooms and brides that can be retired permanently by now. Three pieces of advice that have never been good for embarking on adulthood or forming a more perfect union, and today, we can finally bid them adieu.

Consider These Terms of Engagement Before Having Your Next Argument

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It's true that old habits can be difficult to break, but even the most entrenched patterns are breakable, if there is a strong intention and powerful commitment to do so. So, hang in there, and get to work!

10 Things To Say To Your Partner Instead Of 'I Love You'

Em & Lo | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

How often do you say those three words, "I love you," without stopping to think about the fact that you love this person? Most of the time, right?

10 Tips For Handling Stress

Mara Karpel, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Mara Karpel, Ph.D.

Depression causes people to isolate themselves, and isolation leads to further decline in mood. Getting around other people can help break the cycle. If you're not able to get out by yourself, ask for help from a friend, family member, or neighbor. Join a community center. Take a class.

At What Age Is It OK for My Teen to Watch Movies or TV Shows With Drug Use, Such as Breaking Bad?

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

This is probably a perfect example of how families must make individual choices based on their kids' maturity and their own family's values. If your teen is interested, try to watch together.

Congratulations! You're Successful... You Just Don't Know It

Lisa Messenger | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Lisa Messenger

Even if you completely stuffed up today, or perhaps just had the worst year of your working life, you have still been successful. Yes, you have.

Remembering Jimmy Lee

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Last week, we unexpectedly said goodbye to one of the greatest minds business has ever known. A legendary dealmaker who was without peer. Jimmy Lee, Vice Chairman of JP Morgan, tragically passed away June 17 after suffering a heart attack while running on a treadmill at his home.

Who Pays? Destination Weddings & the Bridesmaids

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

Destination weddings can be expensive for guests and members of the bridal party. I recommend that all costs be discussed before one agrees to participate in a wedding, but it's easy to be caught up in the emotion of the moment, and who can say no to their best friend, right?

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Dean Graziosi | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Coldwell Banker is a major player in the real estate market, and they've just published results from a study of changes in buyer and seller attitudes and activities over the past ten years.

Top 5 Love Lessons from "The Bachelorette" (Dublin)

Em & Lo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

If you constantly have to talk about how smart/cool/deep you are to your date, then you are none of those things. As your 9th grade English teacher at Deerfield should have taught you: show, don't tell.

Wages Tortoise vs. Home Price Hare

Ryan Poelman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Ryan Poelman

A recent report from RealtyTrac is creating a stir among those who want more home buying to spur the economy or their incomes. The report states an astonishing 13-to-1 ratio nationally of home price increases to wage increases.

Is Real Estate Crowdfunding Right for You?

Scott Yancey | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

Crowdfunding for all kinds of projects, businesses and products is all the rage right now. It's making some major inroads into real estate investment as well. Basically, it is a process by which small investors can participate in very large projects with smaller cash outlays.

14 Tools to Turn Game-Obsessed Kids Into Genuine Game Designers

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Whether your kids enjoy creating fun new game elements, editing existing game content, or fully designing their own games from scratch, these programs can help bring their ideas to the screen.

The 3 Biggest Things I Wish I Didn't Stress Over In High School

Opal Vadhan | Posted 06.24.2015 | Teen
Opal Vadhan

Even though I loved high school, I wouldn't go back and do it again. Don't get me wrong -- I had a lot of great times and great memories, but there were also many days I spent stressing over the littlest things.

You'd Be Surprised How Many People Don't Know These 5 Obvious Travel Tips

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Sometimes we find that we spend much of our time reminding friends about the no-brainers that they should be sure keep in mind while traveling. So don't laugh at us by how stupid-obvious these five travel tips may seem -- you may even be guilty of letting one or two of them slip your mind!

How I Found Opportunity in the Turning Point

Women’s iLab | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women
Women’s iLab

Does your next move incorporate your overall aspirations and mission? If your job path does not, that's OK. We can't all make our favorite hobby a job and sometimes reality sinks in.

Real Estate Research and the Internet

Dean Graziosi | Posted 06.17.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

The one thing we have no shortage of is online real estate listings. In this article I want to throw out the sources that I've found of value, which are best for what information, and how I use them.

Like My Father Always Said...

Erin McHugh | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Erin McHugh

A couple of years ago I sent out a smoke signal (well, OK, the emails, texts, Facebook and Twitter shout-outs) to everyone I knew -- and then they sent it on to everybody they knew -- to start collecting quips and anecdotes and advice they all remembered receiving from their mothers.

Lyft Starter, the MagBelt and What I Learned in My First Week on KickStarter

Mike Sternoff | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Mike Sternoff

Last fall in Denver, Kyle, a friend of mine from college named grabbed a Lyft ride. Kyle, looked down at the app on his phone, his driver was a guy named Devin. Like most Lyft rides, the driver/passenger relationship is similar to the airplane friend experience.

The Law of Singularity

Richard Koch | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

"History teaches that the only thing that works in marketing is the single, bold stroke. Furthermore, in any given situation there is only one move that will produce substantial results." So wrote Al Ries and Jack Trout in their classic book, The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing.

Underwater Mortgages Are Still Out There

Ryan Poelman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Ryan Poelman

With most predictions of future home appreciation holding in the small single digit range, it's going to be a very long time before these homeowners reach a point of equity equal to the mortgage balance.

REIT Party-Goers May Be Jumping Ship

Scott Yancey | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

An article over at CNN Money is titled Is the party over for real estate investing? That's really too broad, as the article is talking about REITs, Real Estate Investment Trusts, not all real estate investing.