Category Archives: General Real Estate

Why waiting to buy a house is a great idea now

The best time to buy a house is 10 years ago. Have you ever heard that? It’s true but impossible. The next best thing is to buy a property now. Actually, that’s not true right now. There are several reasons … Continue reading

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The Dark Forest Of Real Estate Investing

The term “Dark Forest” is from the eponymous book.  Liu Cixin published his science fiction book, “The Dark Forest” in 2008. The trilogy called “Remembrance of Earth’s Past” contains the sequel to the Hugo Award-winning book “The Three-Body Problem,” however … Continue reading

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Evergrande update; Trouble with Country Garden Holdings; Banking system is collapsing, too!!

At this writing, Evergrande has failed to meet the self-imposed date for a restructuring of its $300 Billion debt. Evergrande is the most indebted company in the world!! Which is about 4x the amount of debt held by Bear-Sterns during … Continue reading

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Time is actually Money

I remember a comic by Gary Larson in the Far Side with a mustached man in a lab coat in front of a board full of what looks like partial differential equations concluding with “= $” and the line “Einstein … Continue reading

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What to look for when inspecting a potential property to buy

If you go to inspect a property, what are you looking for?  Below is a checklist of a few items to consider when looking at a possible investment property: Area What’s your impression of the surrounding properties? What’s the status … Continue reading

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Buying a real estate course – Is it worth it?

You’ve seen the informercials.  You’ve been bombarded at real estate seminars.  You say to yourself, “this sounds great, but can I do it?”  With slick presentations that often leave out, or gloss over, the really hard parts, you’re lulled into … Continue reading

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Evergrande is being Nationalized by the CCP!! Bondholders left out of the picture.

The Risk Management Committee (RMC) appointed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is now in charge of Evergrande. The RMC consists of nine members, six appointed by the CCP, one from one of the state-run businesses, and the remaining members … Continue reading

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The Next Global Real Estate Collapse is Happening Now

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes” – Mark Twain The 2008 subprime financial crisis was just a precursor to the greatest real estate collapse in history. At the time of this writing, the Chinese real estate market is … Continue reading

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