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    The Final Four. Basketball Lessons for Investors

    April 15th, 2010

    March Madness, College basketball and real estate investing. How could they have anything in common? Actually we can learn some valuable lessons that we can apply daily to our real estate investing business.

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    In A Rut…Or Not…It’s Up To You

    March 31st, 2010

    Today is the first day of spring…and for most of us who are “thawing out ” from a long and cold winter…the blooming trees, colorful flowers and warm weather have brightened our world and lifted our spirits. We are reminded that we all must endure the challenges of the various seasons in our lives…but there is always a better day just around the corner.

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    Simple Strategies for Increasing Rental Income

    March 25th, 2010

    Smart investors look for ways to maximize their monthly cash flow from rental properties.  These diverse income sources will bring in extra revenue and increase your bottom line.

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    Do You Have Dead Leaves On You Real Estate Tree?

    March 10th, 2010
    • The real estate environment over the past year has been filled with challenges for everyone in the real estate industry.  Most investors are finding ways to navigate successfully through the unfamiliar waters of changes in values, financing options and real estate values.  This new climate has encouraged people to take a closer look at their real estate investment strategies and the need to make adjustments.  As we re-evaluate our investments and how to proceed we may discover that we still have some dead leaves on our real estate investing tree.

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    Who’s Real Estate Success Are you Living?

    February 15th, 2010

    We all do it.

    We read every book we can find on the “magic” of real estate investing.  We read motivational books and listen to  CD’s . We spend evenings and weekends attending real estate, goal setting, success and motivational workshops and seminars.   Sometimes it seems that if we just attend one more real estate investing workshop , invest in one more program from the latest guru or listen to one more success CD, we will finally be equipped with the secret we have been seeking to start on our journey to success.  Magically everything will fall into place and we will finally be equipped with all the knowledge and information we need to start buying real estate.

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    More Cash In Your Pocket?

    January 28th, 2010

    Here’s the question…Can you “really” do all the rehab work on your project put more money in your pocket?    This is a question frequently pondered by new investors…and not so new also…as they look at how they can cut the costs of contractors by simply applying the “do it yourself ” philosophy to rehabbing. It is important to consider the “real” cost of this approach as you consider entering into your rehab project.

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    Locating and Keeping Good Tenants

    January 12th, 2010

    In today’s economy tenants are not just seeking the most economical rents but are searching for the best value in a potential rental home or apartment. Property owners can benefit from a simple assessment of their property that will offer clues to how they can  attract the best tenants.

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    Back To The Basics

    December 30th, 2009

    Everything always goes in cycles.  In our real estate investing world we have experienced smooth sailing for many years but now we are facing challenging times that have forced everyone to regroup and invent their approach to the investing business and return back to the basics.

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    Overcoming the Real Estate Recession Blues

    December 3rd, 2009

    Real Estate investors have faced one of the most challenging years in decades.  Just when we thought we had mastered the rules for the game of real estate investing, we were faced with the reality that the rules had changed.  As we reflect on the past months it is evident at the rules are still changing and even the most seasoned investors are having to reinvent themselves in order to survive and thrive during this recession and overcome the real estate recession blues.

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    Write Yourself A Happy Ending

    November 10th, 2009

    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 the value of the property,the rehab costs and what the projected rate of return will be on the investment. These things are very critical to the success of a project…but sometimes we have to recognize the messages we receive from some unlikely places.

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