property: Keys to success in real estate investing - 10/12/13 09:24 AM
What is the key to successfully investing in real estate?
Actually there are several things to consider.
First: You have to have a plan. That would consist of asking questions to determine exactly what you want out of your investments. Are you looking for a tax shelter? Are you trying to build wealth through a long range portfolio? Do you want to flip properties? Each is a different path and calls for a different strategy. 
Second: How are you financing your investments? Again, the answer depends on which path you take. Let's look at each of the three mentioned.
Tax shelter … (6 comments)

property: What can you expect if you're buying a short sale? - 06/19/13 07:59 PM
What to expect in a short sale? I suppose I could wear out my keyboard posting all that could happen and then still miss some.
 
I'm currently working with a buyer client buying his first home. We put in a successful bid on a condo and the process began. Let me interject that the listing agent has been very communicative and great to work with. Unfortunately I can't say the same for the lenders. Only one other condo has sold in that development since Jan. 1. That unit was also a short sale. It was a mirror image of the … (4 comments)

property: Are you willing to stretch yourself? - 11/23/09 12:09 PM
I remember when this picture was taken. I was in training to be a ropes course facilitator. (Hey, I'm 57. Not old enough for golf yet) So here I am at Upward Enterprises location 40 feet in the air and getting ready to pull my partner up. How does this relate to real estate? Every time I take people out on the course I get to see them push through fear, sometimes even absolute terror to make breakthroughs in their lives. It reminds me every day that if I can get someone to climb a tower or a pole and jump off … (3 comments)

property: Choosing the right home - 02/26/09 07:51 AM
Very often I hear agents talking about their frustrations with buyers. With so many homes on the market now, how does one select which house to make an offer on and how much should that offer be in relation to list price.
For the agent, the key is listening and guiding but allowing the buyer to make their own selection. Just a couple of days ago I was chatting with someone who recently bought a home and we had a good laugh over their selection process. True story. I was working with a couple who were taking copious notes on each house … (1 comments)

 
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