Archives for April, 2011


When I first started investing in 1979, I had a job as an assistant hospital administrator in Pittsburgh that ended with my  essentially being fired.  ...

It’s The Energy, Stupid

Real estate if purchased well continues to be the single best investment one can make – Most Americans have their wealth in real estate -- ...

Property taxes grew significantly in the recession, according to the Tax Foundation. Nationwide, state and local revenue from property taxes totaled nearly $474.2 billion in ...

The Best Buy in Brazil

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Have you have ever had too many qualified applicants for your rental properties?  So many you had to turn them away and even stop advertising?  ...

Professional Home Inspections Can Cost You Hundreds Of Dollars. Here Are A Few Home Inspection Tips You Can Do Yourself That Will Save You Money...

Awhile back I was reading an article in the Washington Post. The story was about a woman who was complaining about how she got ripped ...

Women Making Progress in CRE

I can only hope to live long enough to see Women receive equal pay for equal work. Yes, I am biased, as the proud Father ...

Do you remember the property that I won the  “Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Property Improvement” for?  Well the story does not end on that ...

As a novice or seasoned real estate agent or real estate investor, if you have not begun building your network with other real estate professionals ...

Reading Real Estate Investing Books Will Make You A Better Real Estate Investor. Put These Real Estate Investment Books on Your Need-To-Read List...

1. A pool. Forget what you might have heard. An in-ground pool in most parts of the country doesn’t automatically raise the value of your ...

Lease Options Are a Great Way to Invest in Real Estate. Watch This Video to Learn What a Lease Option Is and When It Makes ...

I’m engaged to a girl in law school. Obviously, love has made me blind, because I can’t stand lawyers and she knows this. I think ...

Dear Reader, Land banking is the strategic acquisition of raw land that you hold until an anticipated future event will result in an increase in value.

What many commercial note investors don’t realize is that the bank that is selling the note doesn’t usually have financials or rent rolls to provide.  ...

Gone But Not Forgotten

According to a 2009 NAHB Multifamily Preferences survey, the top three reasons why tenants move are for – 1) Better quality ...

Painting Houses Can Cost Thousands of Additional Dollars If You Don’t Know What You Are Doing. Here Are Some Quick House Painting Tips That Will ...

Moms and Dads and their children. That's you; that's me and that's an untapped resource for real estate owners and investors trying to secure additional moneys and ...

Many successful real estate investors share freely "how-to" investing techniques and offer advice through their real estate investment blogs. I recently went on a search ...

So, you think you want to become a real estate investor? Become your own boss? Set your own hours? Do what you want? Make more ...

Fixed mortgage rates edged up this week, but even 30-year rates below 5 percent have done little to boost home sales. Freddie Mac said last ...

I got a lead through one of my property managers. I had become friendly with the owner.  He had mentioned at lunch one day that ...

How is a lease option tenant different than a regular tenant? – it’s a question I get asked quite often. And the short and simple ...