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    Historical Preservation Is Not Your Normal Rehab Project

    October 11th, 2010

    Across the country today more people are becoming aware of the need to maintain and preserve our historical heritage.  Restoring and preserving homes, neighborhoods and even communities has become a passion for many dedicated people who take the time and who are willing to spend the money necessary to preserve these structures.

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    Modular Construction and Neighborhood Revitalization

    October 5th, 2010

    Neighborhood revitalization can be found in communities all across the nation fueled by the flooded housing market that is overflowing with foreclosures and REO’s.  Investors are renovating homes and making them appealing to buyers in both appearance and price.  But what is the solution for houses not suitable for renovation and vacant lots?  The answer may be to consider modular construction.

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    Modulars: The ‘Old-New” Design Movement

    September 28th, 2010

    Because of this movement to design  modern homes which all looked similar we began to loose the traditional designs that gave the individual neighborhoods character and that special “All American”  charm.  Today as we are restoring homes in depressed neighborhoods it is imperative that any new housing constructed in the area comply with the traditional designs of existing homes in the area.

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    Farmville? Cultivate Real Estate Profits

    September 3rd, 2010

    Interested in cultivating real estate profits? Then maybe you need to consider creating your own Farmville.  Not the Farmville you may see posting on your Facebook page but one that you create as a real estate investor.  Farming can actually put long and short term profits in your pocket. Here’s a few tips .

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    Reboot Yourself… Reinvention and Real Estate

    August 20th, 2010

    Success Magazine says that a recent survey showed that 72% of 1000 people surveyed feel, because of the current economic climate, the need to reinvent themselves to increase their earnings. As real estate investors we can identify with the“reinvention” this statement.  Sure we are having to be innovative in the way we do business in the current market but as we choose to “reboot” ourselves we are finding that real estate is still  the vehicle that creates long term wealth.

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    Innovation – New Ideas and New Opportunities

    July 23rd, 2010

    Darrell Hardy, Editor of Success Magazine, says that innovation is the process needed to take companies and people beyond “the competitive herd of the masses and status quo”. The information age, bridled with the sweeping changes in the economy, is forcing investors to look at real estate through different colored glasses. History has proven that savvy investors that are willing to create a new mindset during challenging times are rewarded when the market changes. Here are a few ways that innovation will help you create survival skills for today’s real estate market

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    Clean Up…Clean Out…and Cash In

    July 2nd, 2010

    It’s absolutely amazing how much you can increase your profit by changing the appearance of a property.  Regardless of whether it is a wholesale property, rental or a complete rehab for sale the results will be the same.  Clean up…Clean Out…and Cash In.

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    Successful Rehabs Start at the Top

    June 11th, 2010

    When you are considering purchasing an investment property to rehab and sell, always start from the top.  A new roof is an investment that may seem costly at first but will pay off when you put your house on the market. As investors who purchase and remodel homes we should have as our primary goal to always produce a quality product for the consumer.  The satisfied home buyer is our best source of advertisement and the way of creating an excellent reputation that will result in your homes selling faster than the competition.  Lets look at a few reasons why making this investment is a great idea.

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    Oil Spill In Your Back Yard ? A Real Estate Disaster

    May 27th, 2010

    Have you been seeing the news about the massive oil spill that is threatening the Gulf coast?  As I watched the events unfold on TV I was totally unaware that as a real estate investor I could also experience an oil spill in my back yard. Wow!  What an eye opening experience when I became aware that this actually happens more than I could have ever imagined.  

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    Are You A Real Estate Rip Van Winkle ?

    April 17th, 2010

    Do you remember the story of Rip Van Winkle?  As we listened to the story as a child we thought that it was impossible for anyone to sleep away twenty years of their life…waking up one day to discover that everything  had changed.

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