Economy and Markets
Real Estate investing with integrity is vital. You may miss out on a quick buck in the short term, but a good reputation stands out in a crowd of derelicts.
This economy is a stinker. Behind each bright spot lurks a daunting indicator. For Real Estate investors in the Washington, DC market things couldn’t be better.
There’s been a lot of conversation recently about the looming debt crisis in Washington. Terms like fiscal cliff are bantered around by every talking head on TV, radio and the internet. All this crazy conversation reminds me of Real Estate investing debt crisis I often come across.
Concentrate on a handful of tried-and-true investment strategies. These Real Estate investing strategies offer countless avenues for cash flow and wealth.
According to the Mayan calendar, the world is going to end next Friday. If the Mayans are wrong, 2013 is going to be a great year for Real Estate investing.
Home sales typically slow at the end of the year. It is time to capitalize on the sales slow-down and grab some incredible deals in your Real Estate investing.
Multiple indicators point to the return of stability in the housing market. The changes present opportunity for Real Estate investors to profit on flipping.
There are multiple indicators pointing to stabilization. While these numbers are good news for housing as a whole, they’re incredible news for investors. The market condition has provided the opportunity to build real wealth through long-term Real Estate investments.
I read an article in one of those trashy grocery market tabloids about a new movie planned for release early next year. The story revealed an exciting plot, but didn’t ruin the ending. It’s relative to the housing market and Real Estate investments, so I thought it relevant to this blog. The plot goes something [...]
The drop in household debt in the second quarter of this year contains some really great news for Real Estate investors. During the period from April through June, U.S. household debt dropped 0.5% from the previous quarter. Over time this will lead to a stronger housing market, but in the short term the numbers reveal [...]
There’s been a lot of chatter lately in major press sources about the pending recovery of the housing market. Everyone in the country seems to be holding their breath and crossing their fingers at any positive report related to Real Estate. I welcome the return of the sunshine and lollipop days of the last decade. [...]
Warren Buffett is famous for his often uncanny ability to analyze companies and invest where there’s money to be made. During the tech boom of the 1990’s he was ridiculed for staying out of wild west startups coming out of California. Many of the people who threw out their criticisms ended up broke. Earlier this [...]
There is a lot of benefit to focusing on smaller geographic areas. The practice allows you to control your marketing costs, project a bigger presence and select the type of properties that you want to buy. Targeting smaller markets also allow you to become an expert in that geographic location.
When I first got started in Real Estate I chased every lead I could get my hands on. It didn’t matter if the owner wanted full retail or how far I had to drive to see the house. I saw them all and made offers. I remember getting one lead in particular that I thought [...]
Large commercial properties provide the opportunity for incredible profit. These properties can also be intimidating. But the high purchase prices limit competition to investor grade buyers who are going to use investor grade calculations. When properly managed, the function of scale keeps costs low and income high. But like every other type of deal, it’s [...]
How do you know when a tenant is lying? Their lips are moving. Being a landlord has made me a bit jaded. Many of the neighborhoods where I own and manage rental properties are not what I’d call “apple pie Americana”. On a daily basis I come in contact with a host of shifty, shady [...]
I had an absolutely wonderful weekend. Memorial Day is one of my favorite national holidays. It’s become the unofficial start of summer. Boy do I love summer. This year the hot weather followed a ton of rainfall on the East Coast. As a result we’ve been really blessed with green grass, blue skies and enough [...]
The other day I got into an argument with Ian. He’s my business partner in our home buying company. Ian and I are about as harmonious as a shaved bear in a bee hive. It’s not uncommon for us to disagree. We have opposing personalities. While this keeps our business in check, it can lead [...]
A few weeks ago I met with one of my Real Estate students, Tom Gontz, for lunch to discuss the results he’s getting from his marketing efforts. After looking over his numbers, the conversation segued into a discussion of the current market and some non-conventional opportunities that he’s seen for making money in the current economy. [...]
I bet the “Occupy Wall Street” protestors are having fun. The weather’s beautiful in NYC this time of year. There’s a Starbucks on every block. And did I mention the shopping? I’ve been seeing a lot of news coverage about this and wanted to figure out for myself what this movement is all about, so [...]