Archives for December, 2009


Back To The Basics

Everything always goes in cycles.  In our real estate investing world we have experienced smooth sailing for many years but now we are facing challenging times that ...

Closing Time

Here are some techniques that will promote a positive and "win-win" situation for all involved. -The approach: This actually starts at the beginning of your meeting ...

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) just released FHA loan guidelines for prospective borrowers who have experienced a short sale. HUD sent a memo ...

Many of you, like me, are waiting patiently for February, 2010 to come when the final season of one of American TV’s best written and ...

"Honesty Is The First Book In The Chapter Of Wisdom" When all is said and done, the best way for you to get as much out ...

With crude oil at its highest levels since October 2008, retail gas is up 8 cents per gallon this week. It's bad news for home buyers ...

It’s smart to start off as a small investor in real estate. One, it’s easier to get into the game and your options are greater ...

Don’t Be Fooled

Don't be fooled...we're not out of the woods yet. Although sales temporarily increased in November (and now spilling into early December), property values continue to ...

According to the government, home values edged lower last month. The Federal Housing Finance Agency's Home Price Index report shows values down by 0.3 percent from ...

"Yeah, it seems the best way to hurt rich people is by turning 'em into poor people. ...” For the movie buffs reading this you ...

Even though investing in investment real estate is becoming more and more commonplace, finding a project is like finding an honest politician. Plus, when you ...

Enjoy The Journey

There's an old saying that if you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life. I don't think this is quite true ...

Last week, I went over Key #3, so this week let’s learn Key #4 and #5 shall we? Although there are many moving parts to ...

"Which is More Important?" What do you think? Well, of course my blanket answer is that, it depends, however - I won't leave you hanging, ...

The new Good Faith Estimate makes its debut January 1, 2010. Expanded from 1page to 3, the legislators responsible for the new Good Faith Estimate want ...

When the Bush Administration refused to take responsibility for its actions before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, the talking point to the media was that ...

It's here, the much anticipated plan from the Treasury Department on how to streamline short sales was announced on Monday, November 30th. Since the Making ...

Real Estate investors have faced one of the most challenging years in decades.  Just when we thought we had mastered the rules for the game ...

For the eighth straight consecutive month, national foreclosure activity in the U.S. was dominated by a small set of states.

Investors Fear

I had a really interesting question from an investor who WANTS to buy but is very reluctant. His question (actually a double-question) was indicative of ...