Archives for October, 2009


The big thing I hear typical real estate investors complain about today is that the banks won't give them enough property.  They're stingy with REOs, ...

Round Robin Marketing

A round robin auction is useful in selling a house in a fast way, without sacrificing a large amount of equity. The idea is to ...

[Note: In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we talked about keeping your real estate healthy. In Part 3, we look at ways ...

Three years ago you would not have been able to find a single article in any newspaper or online publication about short sales. Today, there ...

Today’s market, simply put, is a GREAT time to invest in real estate if you are blessed with having cash, IRA funds, or 1031 exchange ...

Hype vs HUD1s

In this information age, it can be very difficult to decipher between hype and reality. The good news about real estate is that a closing ...

In 2009, $110 billion in commercial loans need to be either re-financed or extended. In 2010, $170 billion in commercial loans are coming due. In ...

Home values around the country appear to be leveling.

One thing that has really resonated with me over the years is the philosophy of having to spend a lot of money in property work, ...

A MEGA short sale tsunami of epic proportions is on the horizon. Five separate economic factors are all coming together at the same time to ...

Have you ever wondered or asked yourself, what is it that I'm not doing correctly or completely in order to achieve my success as  RE ...

Choosing the colors for your remodeling or restoration project is not complicated but it does require careful planning. Follow these tips and you will see your ...

Part 1 of this post focused on the first three principles of healthy housing: dry, clean and ventilated. In Part 2 to help create healthier ...

The national home supply is falling, down to its lowest levels since December 2008. In June, there was 9.4 months of supply, down from a year-ago level ...

The Department of the Treasury is just days away from announcing their new plans for short sales. Obama's Housing Rescue Plan has focused primarily ...

I have been in the apartment and investment real estate business now about 17 years or so. Like anything, does not seem like it has ...

I really believe it is smart thing to study others who are successful in the field you desire to be successful in. Don’t you? With ...

Since I began writing this blog, I have tried to present knowledge, most acquired from the very best and brightest in residential and commercial real ...

According to the government's most recent Consumer Expenditure Survey, spending patterns are little changed from years prior.