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stressedcoupleIn the early hurly burly days of lease option rent to own and refinancing – sometime back in the 2000s – managing clients in need, the lease option contracts, and generally all the many moving parts seemed to many of us like the rootin’ tootin’ wild west. There were so many overnight companies springing up to help homeowners with their refinancing, as well as putting young couples into homes they could ill afford.

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martesWelcome back, While growing up, the notion of traveling and seeing the world was never talked about or even considered as an option in my family. Not until taking the time to build my real estate portfolio and making the time to take trips was it possible to comfortably and extensively travel.

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04-07-15 - DemographicsWhen it comes to real estate investment, there are many factors that should be considered before taking the leap. Investors often speak of the general economic conditions as their main impetus for investing or holding back. However, this should not be the only criteria that you work under. Demographics should also be very carefully considered. Here are three reasons to analyze demographic data before investing in real estate.

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think positive real estate investingIn today’s widely fluctuating economic and financial world, it is quite challenging to find investments that offer any true positive net annual returns. Many U.S. and European banks today are offering their customers anywhere between negative and just 1% savings rates. After factoring in increasingly escalating bank fees, taxes, and inflation rates, more and more people are earning NEGATIVE NET RETURNS each year.

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millennials are changing real estateYou’d be surprised how old the average realtor is.  According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, a whopping 81% are over 45 years old, with a median age of 56, while only 3% are under 30.

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Mortgage figures are in for January 2015 and although the overall U.S. economy is picking up, the number of mortgages in arrears and foreclosure is still remarkable. While this is certainly tragic for the homeowners facing foreclosure, it is also a wonderful opportunity for real estate investors.

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apartmentforrentWhen a new Tenant signs a lease for one of my rental properties I ALWAYS supply them with a copy of my damages and move-out charges at the time of their lease signing. I let them know upfront what is expected of them in terms of maintenance and also in terms of their deposit that will be held in escrow.

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ID-10067375When it comes to property management, there is not a more important skill than being able to de-escalate situations with unhappy tenants. And to learn this skill, there is no better resource than Dale Carnegie’s fantastic book How to Win Friends and Influence People.

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03-24-15 - investing opportunitiesThe number of mortgage foreclosures can provide insights into the general economy and real estate markets. While this is obviously bad news for some homeowners, this is also good news for real estate investors because those of us who look for below market opportunities need a large pool of potential properties.

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