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Foreclosures Down - Investor Challenges

Ryan Poelman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

The government has acknowledged that investors have been a positive force over the past few years in absorbing foreclosure homes and recycling them. We're still out here working to continue putting owners and renters back into these homes.

Real Estate Investment Marketing 3.0

Scott Yancey | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Scott Yancey

The Internet has changed so much in the business world. Just ask some travel agents, if you can find one. Whether you think the Web has helped or hurt your business or the company you work for, it definitely is doing something.

Wholesaling: The Real Estate Investment Niche for Everyone

Dean Graziosi | Posted 08.19.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dean Graziosi

Three or four TV and cable networks are wowing viewers with successful real estate "fix and flip" shows. After all, it's exciting to see an entrepreneurial person or couple successfully buying, rehabbing and selling homes for hefty profits. There's adventure in the negotiations, working with temperamental contractors and selecting finishes and fixtures. It's a great business

Where And When To Spend Your Money On Home Improvements

Ryan Poelman | Posted 08.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

It's not hard to find articles about which home improvement projects will yield the highest payback in a sale. I checked on a few, and they all have pretty similar selections for high-payback remodels. I also found a couple of articles about what NOT to spend your money on.

Avoiding Home Buyer Remorse

Scott Yancey | Posted 08.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Scott Yancey

As the media continue to report an improving real estate market and rising prices, it may be putting some pressure on those who have been sitting on the sidelines. Interest rates are still low, and rising price news could be pulling some buyers into the market just to try and get ahead of even higher prices in the short term.

Real Estate #1 Choice for Investment

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

According to a survey from bankrate.com, Americans' number one choice for investing is real estate. Though they're overall still concerned about jobs and the economy, the survey respondents mostly feel good about their personal finances.

Are Trends Saying "Invest Walkable?"

Ryan Poelman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

A couple of articles this week with data about trends in real estate had a lot to say about the multiple inputs that influence real estate prices and the health of a very important component of our economy.

The HUD-1 Just Keeps on Growing

Scott Yancey | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

The government had already decided to simplify the HUD-1 by doubling the number of pages to four. That's not necessarily a problem, but many real estate and mortgage professionals actually found that their borrowers were more confused by the new four page form than before.

The Inflation Wildcard in Bonds vs. Real Estate

Ryan Poelman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Ryan Poelman

If you're trying to make a reallocation decision between bonds and real estate, don't forget the inflation factor, as it's pretty important.

Alan Greenspan Talks Housing Stagnation

Scott Yancey | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Scott Yancey

Mr. Greenspan calls it "secular stagnation." He recently is quoted as saying his greatest economic concern right now is the stagnation of the real estate industry. He also says that it's both residential and commercial real estate in his opinion.

Rent vs Buy Isn't Just About Cost

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

There is no shortage of coverage in the media and on the Internet about the decision to either rent a home or buy one. Most of this coverage is centered on the relative costs of owning versus renting.

Real Estate Generational Melting Pots

Ryan Poelman | Posted 07.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

"Real estate is local" is a saying that will not go away because it's very true. Every market has some unique characteristics from regional down to neighborhood levels. There are however global and national factors that have an impact all the way down to neighborhood or city levels.

Do You Want the Techno-Agent or a Real Estate Grunt?

Scott Yancey | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Scott Yancey

As the Internet and technology have been reforming so many businesses and industries, we as consumers and even investors are presented with decisions about how we will use what's available to us.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rental Investing - Two Variables with One Goal

Dean Graziosi | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

Rental property investing has been a wonderful path to wealth and a comfortable retirement for many. Thousands of websites, tens of thousands of books, seminars and courses are focused on how real estate investment can be the path to wealth for the average American.

Millennials' Path to Meeting Their Rental Desires

Ryan Poelman | Posted 06.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

Offering on site or nearby gathering places is also becoming popular. A coffee shop on site or within walking distance can make the difference in a rental selection for this younger generation. They value socialization with their peer group, and nearby gathering spots rank high on their list.

Flipping to a New Target Group

Scott Yancey | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Scott Yancey

Let's think about fix and flip real estate investing as a comparison of two approaches to selling clothing. In the first, you're holding a garage sale, and your customers are actively seeking bargains.