Category Archives: General Real Estate

Want a quick sale? Here are 12 Tips on How to Stage Your Home

We are entering a new era in home sales. Interest rates have doubled in the last year and are expected to go up even more. The Fed is expected to raise interest rates two times after the mid-term elections and … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Big Bad Mistakes in a Housing Bubble

From everything we’re seeing in the news and hearing on the internet, the U.S. is headed for a recession. And, not a mild one, either. Part of the reason for this is the rise in interest rates. Last year interest … Continue reading

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8 Easy Steps to Your First Rental Property

Everybody wants to get into real estate. But most people don’t know how. That’s why I wrote the book, “Real Estate for Beginners: Finding Your Best Path to Success.” My book mostly covers the different types of real estate investing … Continue reading

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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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