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I am sharing this because I think it is time. I saw this presentation in person and it is great. There are many ways to analyze the performance of a real estate investment.  Cap Rates, Gross Rent Multipliers, Cash on Cash and many other performance metrics can be used by investors to determine th...
01/26/2010
In August of 2007, I posted an article about this. I went back today and re-read it. It's funny how views change (even my own) over time, isn't it? At that time, we had only had a handful of the properties we manage go into default. We would "play it by ear" on whether or not to cancel with the o...
05/12/2009
So, I know it has been a long time since I have done an update. I sincerely apologize. The last few months have been very exciting. I will try to do a "catch-up" update. Several significant one-time and ongoing occurences have taken place recently that are significantly impacting the rental marke...
03/20/2008
BELOW IS A COPY OF A MARKET UPDATE I RECENTLY SENT TO OUR CLIENTS:  Dear Client,             In response to a recent survey of 75 clients, I am going to give quarterly updates on the state of the residential resale and residential rental markets in Santa Clarita and the surrounding areas. These u...
11/27/2007
KIVA.ORG is a great way to give. They have combined the elements of prosper.com with microfinance. I am so excited about finding this website. After I decided to write a post about it, I did a quick search in AR to see if anyone else was posting about it. There was one guy. ART BLANCHET. He has w...
09/13/2007
The current collapse of the residential home loan industry is having a HUGE effect on the residential rental market in Santa Clarita, California.I imagine that it is having the same effect in many parts of the country, but I am going to focus on the Santa Clarita Valley. The current state of the ...
08/25/2007
I DON'T REMEMBER HOW OLD I WAS WHEN I WAS INTRODUCED TO THESE MAGIC BEANS. But, I do know that I cannot survive one day without them. These little beans have some mysterious quality that enables me. I feel more powerful after I have them. My relationship with them is like a sick kind of co-depend...
07/28/2007
I JOINED PROSPER.COM SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. I first read about it in Fast Company Magazine. After I read the article, I went to the website and poked around. I was very intrigued. It is a "peer-to-peer" lending website. One magazine described it as "banking meets e-bay". You can join as a "lender" o...
07/25/2007
THIS POST IS AN ATTEMPT TO ANSWER THE AGE OLD QUESTION: "SHOULD I BUY?" Of course, we are talking about real estate. I was first introduced to a concept called Dollar Cost Averaging when I was just a wee lad learning whether to buy stocks. It was taught to me by a financial planner who also taugh...
07/16/2007
OK, I HAVE REFRAINED FROM WRITING THIS POST, BUT I CAN'T HOLD OUT ANY LONGER. I am a huge Deadliest Catch fan. I have seen every episode, every After the Catch episode, and the Special: Behind the Scenes. I have visited the F/V Northwestern website, the Rollo website, and the Cornelia Marie websi...
07/11/2007
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