investing: Bryan Ellis Newsletter interview - 12/16/13 12:51 AM
I was recently interviewed by the Bryan Ellis Investing letter that goes out to a  couple hundred thousand investors all over the country!  
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Atlanta, Georgia has been at the top of a lot of lists these days, and that makes its real estate of prime interest to investors. For starters, according to a recently-published Forbes study, more than half (54 percent) of all real estate purchases in Atlanta are for cash and made by investors, indicating that the investing community in the area is still both flush and active. Furthermore,  Atlanta and Atlanta-area home values have climbed significantly over the … (0 comments)

investing: Are Rental Homes an I.D.E.A.L. Investment? PT.6 Summary - 12/18/11 01:08 AM

Are Rental Homes an I.D.E.A.L. Investment?

There are a lot of investment options available for us today.  Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, gold, silver, annuities, etc can all be a part of a solid retirement plan.  

Some people may claim that I am biased, and maybe that is so.  However, I firmly believe that rental homes are an I.D.E.A.L. investment and should be included in every retirement plan.  Over the next several post I will discuss why this is so and give you some ideas to help you with your real estate investment planning.

Keep in mind … (0 comments)

investing: Are Rental Homes an I.D.E.A.L. Investment? PT.5 - 12/15/11 11:59 PM
Are Rental Homes an I.D.E.A.L. Investment?

There are a lot of investment options available for us today.  Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, gold, silver, annuities, etc can all be a part of a solid retirement plan.  

Some people may claim that I am biased, and maybe that is so.  However, I firmly believe that rental homes are an I.D.E.A.L. investment and should be included in every retirement plan.  Over the next several post I will discuss why this is so and give you some ideas to help you with your real estate investment planning.

Keep in mind that … (2 comments)

investing: Are Rental Homes an I.D.E.A.L. Investment? PT.4 - 12/15/11 02:05 AM
AreRental Homes an I.D.E.A.L. Investment?
There are a lot of investment options available for us today. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, gold, silver, annuities, etc canallbe a part of a solid retirement plan.  

Some people may claim that I am biased, and maybe that is so. However, I firmly believe that rental homes are an I.D.E.A.L.investment and should be included in every retirement plan. Overthe next several post I will discuss why this is so and give you someideas to help you with your real estate investment planning.
Keep in mind that there are no promised returns.  I think theexamples that I give are realistic but please … (0 comments)

investing: Are Rental Homes an I.D.E.A.L. Investment? PT.2 - 12/12/11 02:45 AM
Are Rental Homes an I.D.E.A.L. Investment?

There are a lot of investment options available for us today.  Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, gold, silver, annuities, etc can all be a part of a solid retirement plan.  

Some people may claim that I am biased, and maybe that is so.  However, I firmly believe that rental homes are an I.D.E.A.L. investment and should be included in every retirement plan.  Over the next several post I will discuss why this is so and give you some ideas to help you with your real estate investment planning.

Keep in mind that … (0 comments)

investing: How just about anybody can invest in real estate. - 06/21/11 01:58 AM
In my recent post Should you invest in real estate? I hinted at a basic plan for just about anybody to get started investing in real estate.

Let's get started.  First of all, if you are not a home owner lets start there.  Begin today! Start saving for a small down payment and pay off any outstanding debts. Even if yo have previous credit issues you are only 1-2 years away from being able to qualify for an FHA loan. Under current FHA guidelines you can buy 2 years after a bankruptcy or 3 years after a foreclosure.  So … (2 comments)

investing: Should you invest in real estate? - 05/31/11 05:54 AM
Investors will lead the way in housing recovery.

An article in todays Inman News says that investors will be up to 3 times more active in the buyers market than owner occupant buyers. I agree and have little doubt that investors will lead the way for a housing recovery.

Inman News

Imagine buying a stock or mutual fund for 0-20% down, finance the balance, have that stock or mutual fund generate enough dividends(rent) that it will pay the payments on the amount financed, getting a bundle of tax benefits, and after 20-30 years the loan is all paid … (1 comments)

investing: $20,000 to invest - Stocks? Real Estate? Keep the cash? - 03/03/09 05:25 AM
Sometimes the best blog answers make the best posts.  The question was posted over on the Zillow boards about where an individual should invest $20,000 if they have it to invest.
Here is my answer ...
 
Carlton,Any investment should be looked at as a long term investment.  That goes for real estate, stocks, or anything else.  If you don't have the stomach for the current roller coaster then stay in cash.  Don't invest in anything you don't understand.  Some people understand the stock market and I think most people have a decent understanding of residential real estate. Owning Real estate … (4 comments)

 
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