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Joe the Plumber meets Joe the Hedge Fund Manager - 10/24/08 09:08 PM
Wouldn't that be fun to watch "Joe the Plumber" engaging in a serious debate with "Joe the Hedge Fund Manager" -- asking him questions like, "Why do the top 15 Hedge Fund Managers make an average of $870 Million a year". "How is it that your net after tax income, Joe the HFM, is a cool $1.5 Million PER DAY!, or $ 565 Million per year and I'm still paying any taxes, at all?" I'll hope to add more to this later but for now, suffice it to say, while there are two Joe's in this story, only one of them is worrying about (0 comments)
Building "Sweat Equity" is the bomb! Check it out on November 1. - 10/24/08 08:12 PM
1st-time Home Buyers, and even 2nd and 3rd's -- take note! Building equity and looking at your home as an "investment" that should produce equity from day one has now returned into favor. Gone are the days when all people wanted was to step into the "good life" but mortgage their futures to a house payment that teetered on the ridiculous. Instead, what we're finding is people are ready, willing and able to build a little sweat equity into their property right upfront, with a little help from their rich Uncle Sam. How? Through up to a $7,500 tax credit, and (0 comments)
Will your business thrive when you establish the "Speed of Trust"? - 10/24/08 09:26 AM
What is at stake in the current financial "tsunami" that seems to be an amorphous attack on the very heart of capitalism, is many people's livelihoods, their retirement savings, or worse, their jobs. This is non-trivial stuff. The number of foreclosures and delinquencies, as of Sept 2008, continues to be on the increase. 2.75 and 6.41%, respectively, for a total of 9.16% -- or nearly 1 in 10 of the outstanding loans -- are in a default status. When compared to one year ago housing prices and transaction count are down, albeit less slowly in many areas of the country than the 27 states currently (1 comments)
"Rehabbing for Profit" Seminar - Des Moines, IA - November 1, 2008 - 10/18/08 01:43 PM
The Two Rivers REIA of Central Iowa, LLC will be hosting a "Rehabbing for Profit" Seminar, presented by David Seymour of the David Lindahl Group, on November 1, 2008 at 11:00AM. The location is the John & Mary Pappajohn Education Center at 1200 Grand Ave, Des Moines -- one block west of the new Public Library downtown. Rehabbing for Profit is for both investors and owner-occupants, looking to build instant equity rehabilitating an ugly house. The seminar will be about 1.5 hours long and is preceded by a seminar on "Apartment House Riches", starting at 8:30AM. Doors open at 8:00AM (0 comments)
Two Rivers REIA reaches "critical mass" as an Association - 10/04/08 01:41 PM
It has been my pleasure to serve as the Executive Director of the Two Rivers REIA for two years this month. I founded our local chapter of the National REIA back in October of 2006 and, as with most associations, it takes a while to really get things rolling. However, from day one, our focus has been on offering, 1) affordably priced education (and by that I mean TRUE education, without always having a vendor there pushing some kind of product), 2) networking opportunities, through which investors at various stages of their RE investing career can interface with like-minded peers, and 3) mentoring opportunities, (0 comments)
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