real estate investing: Types of Real Estate Investments - 09/17/12 11:34 PM
There are lots of different “types” of real estate investments. You can invest in land for long term hold, commercial property and so on. However, since I am primarily a residential REALTOR, this post is about different types of residential real estate investing.
The first time I learned about real estate investing I was 4. My dad had built 4 houses for a developer on Vale Road in Oakton. The market was terrible and when he was done, the builder owed him about $70,000. But he could not pay because he could not sell the houses. Eventually, he came to my … (0 comments)

real estate investing: Auctions Part 4: "Retail" Real Estate Auctions - 11/18/08 12:29 PM
The next in a series about Real Estate Auctions, this post discusses what I call "retail" auctions. These are the ones you see advertised in the late night infomercials, on signs, in magazines, etc. They're held in ballrooms, convention centers, or perhaps at a property. While they may be single property auctions, multiple property auctions are more common, and sometimes have only one owner - a bank, who hopes to dispose of multiple properties at a single event.
These are private auctioneers, hired by sellers (today this is mostly being used by banks to dispose of their post foreclosure holdings). These … (0 comments)

real estate investing: Real Estate Auctions - 11/14/08 01:09 PM
Auctions are just one more tool, which can be good for both buyers and seller in today's market. As they are being used with increasing frequency, I get more and more questions... and I hear potential buyers saying things that they assume to be true.....but which are completely wrong. Sadly, I also hear inaccuracies about auctions and intimidation with the auction process from real estate agents.So, as a Certified Auction Specialist, and an agent who works with both buyers and sellers, I thought I should make an effort to educate the public on the process. As it is a large topic, … (1 comments)

real estate investing: The Great House Hunt (Part 3 of Series on Buying an REO) - 07/03/08 09:39 AM
So, you're ready to go see some properties. With the REOs flooding the market, the term House Hunt is starting to have a new meaning. Looking at some REOs can be an adventure - think "Wild African Safari".Here are a few tips on what to expect when you get out there...Continue Reading www.therealestatewhisperer.blogspot.com
 
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real estate investing: The Great House Hunt (Part 3 of Series on Buying an REO) - 07/03/08 12:36 AM
So, you're ready to go see some properties. With the REOs flooding the market, the term House Hunt is starting to have a new meaning. Looking at some REOs can be an adventure - think "Wild African Safari".Here are a few tips on what to expect when you get out there... none of this is fiction, it is based on actual experiences; ...READ MORE ...http://therealestatewhisperer.blogspot.com/2008/07/great-house-hunt.html  
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real estate investing: So, You're Ready To Buy (Part 2 of Buying an REO) - 07/02/08 01:08 PM
You're an investor or a personal home buyer, and you are looking for a great deal. You've heard that "foreclosures" are the way to go, but after reading my last post, you now know that those "layman" are mostly talking about REOs.Anyway, where to start? Start where all buyers should start - outline your goals and get a plan together.........................................................................FINISH READING THIS BLOG POST: http://therealestatewhisperer.blogspot.com/2008/07/ready-to-buy.html
Agents and consumers alike who are starting to feel their way through purchasing REOs will enjoy reading this practical blog with details on what to expect... and a little humor mixed in.
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real estate investing: Listen To Your Grandparents - 06/27/08 01:45 AM
What did your grandparents teach you about investing in real estate? Likely, they taught you a lot, if you were just listening. I still remember the day my grandmother made her last mortgage payment.Our grandparents, those who lived through the depression (and their children who learned those lessons from their parents), bought homes so that they could get into a fixed loan and could predict their housing costs for the next 30 years; and so that after 30 years, they'd have no housing payment. Over time, they paid down what they owed, and they had something tangible worth serious cash when … (1 comments)

 
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