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I’m just arriving back from the National Association of REALTORS Annual Conference in San Diego where I moderated a panel on Distressed Assets where the ...

Last week, I went over Key #1, so this week let’s learn Key #2 shall we? Although there are many moving parts to apartment rehabbing, ...

Analysts foresee a herd of new short sales stampeding into the real estate market between 2010 and 2012. According to data compiled by Credit Suisse ...

For August, the Case-Shiller Index showed annual home values improving across 19 of 20 U.S. markets. It's the first time in 3-plus years that the ...

Seventeen metro areas in the much-watched S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes saw price increases from July to August, according to Standard & Poor's.

Unplug Your Life

We live in information overload. There are more distractions coming at you from all directions, and at all times, than at any other time in ...

Housing Starts on single-family homes gained last month, marking the 8th time that's happened this year. A "Housing Start" is a home for which the foundation ...

Isn't is amazing how we sometimes receive messages from the most unlikely sources? When we think of Real Estate investing our thoughts are usually of ...

Although there are many moving parts to apartment rehabbing, I have found through the years, common things that lead to great success. I follow these ...

[Note: In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we talked about keeping your real estate healthy. In Part 3, we highlighted ways to keep ...

Maximize Your Time

There are only 24 hours in a day. That's it. That's all you and I get. No matter how wealthy you become, you can't change ...

Rehabbing an apartment building is not an art-form as some make it out to be. It’s about nuts and bolts of the business really. The ...

Some days, newspaper headlines are a terrible place to get your real estate news. Today is one of those days. After the September New Home Sales report ...

The next 12 calendar days will be the most active buyer feeding frenzy in the past 2 years. So if you have a deal right ...

The big thing I hear typical real estate investors complain about today is that the banks won't give them enough property.  They're stingy with REOs, ...

Round Robin Marketing

A round robin auction is useful in selling a house in a fast way, without sacrificing a large amount of equity. The idea is to ...

[Note: In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we talked about keeping your real estate healthy. In Part 3, we look at ways ...

Three years ago you would not have been able to find a single article in any newspaper or online publication about short sales. Today, there ...

Today’s market, simply put, is a GREAT time to invest in real estate if you are blessed with having cash, IRA funds, or 1031 exchange ...

Hype vs HUD1s

In this information age, it can be very difficult to decipher between hype and reality. The good news about real estate is that a closing ...

In 2009, $110 billion in commercial loans need to be either re-financed or extended. In 2010, $170 billion in commercial loans are coming due. In ...

Home values around the country appear to be leveling.

One thing that has really resonated with me over the years is the philosophy of having to spend a lot of money in property work, ...

A MEGA short sale tsunami of epic proportions is on the horizon. Five separate economic factors are all coming together at the same time to ...