The Hidden Market Heat Wave Out West that Most Investors Will Never See Coming

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Phoenix, Arizona, recently tied all-time heat records for the area with 117-plus degrees battering the landscape, but that’s nothing compared to the heat that a nearly entirely-overlooked area outside of Phoenix is about to start generating for investors in cash-flowing rental property. This “corridor” of land, known to locals as the Pinal County Corridor, is […] Read More

Income-Producing Real Estate’s Positive Trends

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Commercial real estate properties come in many different forms or property types ranging from multi-family apartments to retail shopping center malls, industrial warehouse space, 100-story office buildings, and mixed-use properties with a combination of one or more zoning or usage types. Commercial properties typically derive their value from a combination of income less expenses, cap […] Read More

Way of the Real Estate Warrior

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What really propels the financial success of real estate leaders that outlast and outperform the crowd? By Sensei Gilliland, Founder of Black Belt Investors How to get, and keep, more of what you want in life and finances, through real estate, sustainably… Way of the Warrior A real estate warrior isn’t just someone charging ahead […] Read More

The Dallas Housing “Bubble”: Fact, Fiction, and Reality

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Dallas, Texas, is making headlines right and left these days – both for its booming housing market and for the potential problems many analysts somewhat contrarily insist that the city’s housing boom represents. Last week, while about a dozen buyers spent the night camping out to get first pick on about 80 new Dallas-area homes […] Read More

7 Year Boom and Bust Cycles

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It’s all about the digits in life, both literally and figuratively. One of the most interesting and seemingly powerful or magical numbers is the number 7, for better or for worse. Digits can be a slang for money, and can represent digital images on computer or smart device screens. For many people, they react more […] Read More

The Effects of FEMA’s New Flood Insurance Law on Real Estate Investors

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It used to be that if a real estate investor considered buying a property in a designated flood zone the only concern was the additional $500-$600 annual premium the new owner would face as a result of their home purchase. As you know, standard homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage so mortgage companies require […] Read More

Connecting with Prospects Worldwide

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For better or worse, we truly live in an interconnected world today. How many personal and business relationships these days exist more so digitally online, as compared with face-to-face? How many real estate agents would even recognize their long-term clients if they bumped into them on the streets, after years of buying and selling properties […] Read More

Connect & Capitalize: Networking Secrets to Skyrocket Success

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by Linda Pliagas, owner, Realty411 Expo: http://Realty411guide.com/events Napoleon Hill wrote about the importance of being involved in a mastermind group in his famous and life-changing book “Think and Grow Rich.” Hill, a journalist, was challenged by the wealthiest man at the time, Andrew Carnegie, to interview the richest men in the world and discover their […] Read More

Inflation, Money, and Real Estate

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Inflation is one of the best allies to real estate investing while also being one of the worst factors impacting the value and purchasing power of the money or cash in our pockets. Historically, the median priced U.S. home has maintained at least the reported annual rates of inflation reported by various governmental agencies and […] Read More

The Digital Revolution and Crowdfunding Platforms

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With the average American today having much shorter attention spans (just seven (7) seconds, per some estimates), American investors’ investment strategies have sped up as well. Now, more investors want to quickly analyze and fund a deal in the same hour, day, or week instead of over the period of several months. As a result, […] Read More

Crisis Opportunities

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It has been said over the years that the origin of the word “Crisis” may be related to two seemingly opposing or contradictory definitions as related to Chinese characters or symbols. These two symbols may represent the words “Danger” and “Opportunity.” Just as Love and Fear are thought to be the two primary core emotions […] Read More

The Shadow Inventory Comes Out of the Shadows Across America

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Meet Marc and Jasmine: they are elbows-deep in what is known in the real estate business as the 'Shadow Inventory'.   You’ve probably heard of the shadow inventory since the economic meltdown began in 2008.  It refers to the millions of supposedly bank-owned properties that have been sitting in the vaults and on the books of […] Read More

How Real Estate Benefits from Big Data

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How and why is the Big Data market so potentially lucrative for the real estate and mortgage industries? Big Data is an accumulation of massive amounts of potentially overwhelming information, which is then analyzed, sorted, and organized in a way that a business may later use to target for new customers. A real estate and […] Read More

The Evolution of U.S. Credit, Mortgage, and Student Loans

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How and why did the cost of education and overall credit in the USA get so incredibly expensive for Americans as time progressed over the past few centuries? Harvard University, back in 1840, was the first university in the USA to establish some type of a school loan program for their early students. Subsequent to […] Read More

From Cities to Suburbia and Back (Part 3)

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This is the third post of three posts from Rick Tobin, where he discusses the evolution of the suburbs in America and how they were shaped and continuously molded by the economic, political, cultural and technological changes in the world. Suburbia’s Evolution: The 1990s The decade of the 1990s began shortly after the end of […] Read More

Give The Big Business Experience On A Small Business Budget

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Starting a business can be a daunting task in any economy, but in the current economy where corporations have become so large they are difficult to compete against, you need to be a little creative in order to keep up. You will need to leverage your resources accordingly to make the same good impression on […] Read More

The Value Of Time: A Slow Cooked Approach To Investing

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An Interview with Don Fullman and Charles Sells of PIP Group   As the market continues to rebound, inventory levels are running low. With inventory low, it’s easy for investors to get discouraged about new deals. For partners Don Fullman and Charles Sells, new deals are a matter of knowledge and patience, “there are more […] Read More

An Investment Banker’s Views on Japan & Asia’s Property Market, Global Economy, Life – and How to Use Money to Make the World a Better Place

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An Interview with Roland Thompson, Formerly Director of North Asia for Credit Suisse Having delved deeply not only into equities, mergers & acquisitions, debt and leveraging but also extensively into real estate and related infrastructures, I found Roland’s input and take on current economic and social affairs of great interest. At a recent lunch meeting […] Read More

From Cities to Suburbia and Back (Part 2)

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This is the second post in a series of three posts from Rick Tobin, where he discusses the evolution of the suburbs in America and how they were shaped and continuously molded by the economic, political, cultural and technological changes in the world. In his previous post, Rick discussed the real estate situation 100 years […] Read More

Interview with Kevin Rollings, Owner of Alcatraz Storage

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How did you discover self storage? After managing rental stores with Nationsrent for 15 years, I was offered the position of Regional Director by the previous owner of the Alcatraz Storage Facilities located in the Indiana. So, my start in self-storage came from someone else already involved in it. I originally came on board as […] Read More