Archives for April, 2010


Much has been written about the high yields and relative safety of investing in discounted mortgages, especially second and other junior lien instruments. Furthermore, since ...

More good news! Apartments.com recently reported that its site has shown that more Americans are conducting apartment searches in the first quarter of 2010 versus ...

Working for the Agency gave me a healthy paranoia. I’m always watching my back, making sure I’m not being followed and I trust no one. ...

A very reputable publication, the San Francisco Chronicle, recently posted a story on their website that is a true sign of the times; "Your Mortgage: ...

The Starbucks Factor is what they call it. When this highly successful retail chain of coffee hangout houses opens a new store anywhere…magic happens…transformation happens…cash ...

Should You Get Your Real Estate License? The Inside Scoop on How it Can Help – and Hurt One of the most common questions I get is: ...

According to a recent article in Business Week, “flipping” properties is back in style. The article interviewed a guy in Phoenix who said a few ...

Real estate investments are made for two main reasons. One is to provide a stable source of current income, the other is to provide ...

We are all busy and take everything to heart. The human race needs to stop and think for a minute about their everyday doings, and ...

Do you remember the story of Rip Van Winkle?  As we listened to the story as a child we thought that it was impossible for ...

I have been in the apartment and investment real estate business now about 18 years or so. Like anything, does not seem like it has ...

March Madness, College basketball and real estate investing. How could they have anything in common? Actually we can learn some valuable lessons that ...

Four years ago, there were many millionaire apartment investors nationwide, and I knew quite a few of them personally. But unfortunately today, most are no ...

When you plan and prepare carefully, you can legitimately expect to have success in your efforts. When you recognize and develop the winning qualities that ...

So, what are consumers thinking right now? According to inaugural survey findings from the RBC Consumer Outlook Index, the new monthly survey of ...

There are a lot of real estate seminars out there. Being offered day after day. Even in the mail, you probably get a pitch at ...

Lets make some state comparisons in terms of tax lien interests. Compare the two: At 3.35% per annum, that $2,000 we referred to before, when compounded quarterly, would ...

Commercial property in Manhattan could see a revival this year after activity staggered to a halt in 2009, offering hope that the struggling sector might ...