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    Strategies Successful Communicators Use To Get Deals

    August 27th, 2013

    08-27-13 - communicationLet’s face it. What you do for a living as a real estate investor and the many ways you engage the marketplace and conduct business, is impressive. But, having a good story to tell just isn’t enough.

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    Will Business Owners Ever Hire Again? Probably Not…

    September 26th, 2012

    Group of business office employeesWith profits soaring, prices rising, cutbacks on wages and benefits, and an American mindset that favors these collective actions (and talking points), why would business owners in this country ever hire again? The lack of hiring, as we will read about, and the fact that we refuse as a country to embrace sustainability and GREEN (where the NEW jobs are) does not bode well for real estate investors and places a tremendous amount of pressure on location investing and market timing and making the right choices.

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    Green Jobs & Real Estate Investing – Friends or Foes?

    August 28th, 2012

    With profits soaring, prices rising, cutbacks on wages and benefits, and an American mindset that favors these collective actions (and talking points), why would business owners in this country ever hire again? The lack of hiring, as we will read about, and the fact that we refuse as a country to embrace sustainability and GREEN (where the NEW jobs are) does not bode well for real estate investors and places a tremendous amount of pressure on location investing and market timing and making the right choices.

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    Real Estate Investors Optimize Energy Efficiency Increase Profits

    May 16th, 2012

    It was nice to read that the Real Estate Roundtable, representing the nation’s top real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms, applauded the Obama Administration’s efforts to put Americans back to work by encouraging retrofit projects that will make buildings in our urban and suburban areas more energy efficient.

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    Avoiding Roofing Scams

    April 17th, 2012

    Investors beware!

    As Mother Nature rears her ugly head throughout the nation, others hoping to cause some damage will soon follow — like the roofing scammers. To follow are questions for you, as an investor, to ask before signing a contract, taken from the nonprofit Metal Roofing Alliance,  so you do not fall prey to roofing scammers: Read the rest of this entry “

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    Location & Jobs – Real Estate Investors Be Informed

    April 9th, 2012

    As real estate investors, we should always consider the location we invest in as part of our investing formula. Jobs, schools and a safe place to raise a family are what most end buyers consider when looking to rent or buy a home. If you investing for the long term, the report below will help you to consider new places to invest and are likely to appreciate in value and have a sustainable renters and buyers pool.

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    CRE Opportunities Exist; Consider Partnering With A CCIM

    November 21st, 2011

    Creative Real Estate (CRE) Investing Opportunities are everywhere, some good, some not so good, the idea is to work with someone you can trust, with integrity, and has proven CRE excellence or THE CCIM, A Certified Commercial investment member – who has the education, networking and technology tools to help you find the right opportunity, priced right AND in the right location in this cluttered market space.

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    Profits and Opportunites Are There; Time to Add Employees

    August 19th, 2011

    In the latest KPMG Global Business Outlook survey by KPMG International, 65 percent of U.S. manufacturing executives expect higher revenues, up from 52 percent in October, and a similarly strong 57 percent of U.S. service sector executives believing revenues will increase, up from 47 percent in October.  Profit expectations also rose, with 62 percent of manufacturing executives and 58 percent of service sector executives believing profits will increase, up from 47 percent and 41 percent respectively.

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    Protect Your RE Investments From Fire

    August 2nd, 2011

    Your future retirement and the futures of you and your family depend on your real estate assets. Protect them.

    Protecting a home from the perils of fire is a very hot topic today. Homeowner’s insurance will protect you and your lifetime investments in the unlikely event of a fire. Check your policy for fire coverage.

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    Consumer CFO’s See Growth In 2011

    July 11th, 2011

    Consumer companies around the globe are showing a surprising resilience and guarded optimism about prospects for growth in 2011, even amid continued market volatility and changing demographic trends, according to a new survey from KPMG International. Three-quarters of the consumer executives surveyed report that they anticipate an increase in consumer spending in their target markets and in their own companies’ financial performance in 2011 compared to 2010.  Respondents worldwide were most likely to see energy price volatility as the most enduring impact of these crises, as 51 percent of respondents anticipate a short-term impact on energy price volatility and 40 percent see a long-term impact.  [Duh!]

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