Interview with Ben Leybovich

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1. Hello Ben. Thanks for taking the time to speak with us. My pleasure Noland! 2. Can you give us a little background about yourself. Well, I was born in the former USSR. My family immigrated to America in 1989. My professional destiny was sealed, so to speak, at the age of three when my […] Read More

Hyperinflation: Cash vs. Assets

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Since 1913, the value of the U.S. Dollar has allegedly fallen to close to a current equivalent value of just 2 to 3 cents. If true, the purchasing value of a Dollar has fallen 97% to 98% over the past 100 years. That is truly amazing, mind boggling, and tragic that the U.S. Dollar has […] Read More

Portrait of a Young Entrepreneur in a Hurry Featuring Austin Allison

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“Time kills deals,” says Austin Allison, creator of dotloop, and also its President and CEO. His brainchild is a hot new software for digitizing those unwieldy real estate transactions that require reams of paper and rivers of sweat from all parties. Allison eschews paperwork as an inefficient time-waster for agents, as well as their anxiously […] Read More

The Great Depression vs. The Credit Crisis: Chaos & Opportunities

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After almost seven (7) years of the ongoing Credit Crisis, will the financial markets ease up a bit more in 2014 or will they tighten up even further? Interest rates continue to hover at, or near all-time record lows due to “Quantitative Easing” strategies (or “create money out of thin air in order to artificially […] Read More

The Government Shutdown & The Financial Markets

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The recent partial shutdown of both government services and benefits adversely affected millions of Americans across our great nation. Is our government deficit truly close to the reported $16 + trillion? If so, how do we hope to reduce this deficit while continuing to hopefully expand and improve our national economy? In our nation’s entire […] Read More

Trembling Treasuries

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What is the bond market? Why have interest rates increased so much between 2012 and 2013 on a percentage basis? How does it affect real estate? Why should I care about it?   What is the Bond Market? As defined by recent Wikipedia updates, the Bond Market is described as follows: “The bond market (also […] Read More

Leverage and the Financial System

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An investor who primarily uses third (3rd) party money from sources such as banks, investment banks, private money groups, margin loans, credit lines, or other sources can be both a positive or negative option, depending upon the current state of the economy. In “Boom” economic times, when assets are rapidly appreciating in value, leverage can […] Read More

The Credit Crisis: The Bubbling Bond Market

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  In recent years, both short and long term interest rates have plunged to near, or at, all-time record lows, partly due to the manipulation of the U.S. Bond Market. Since the Credit Crisis (www.thecreditcrisis.net) officially began back in the Summer of 2007, asset prices have both crashed and boomed over the past six (6) […] Read More

The Credit Crisis: An Economic Rollercoaster Ride

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Seemingly every financial implosion time period of the past one hundred (100) + years here in the USA was due to the combination of a “boom” economic time period, subsequently followed by an economic “bust” time period. During the “boom” or prosperous economic time periods such as “The Roaring 20s”, the availability of capital was […] Read More

Why Investing in Greener Homes Now Will Fill Your Wallet Later

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“Going Green” may be all the rage these days, but many people have found it difficult to keep up with the movement financially. For homeowners, maintaining a lifestyle is hard enough without the societal pressures to be more environmentally conscious. Greener solutions are costly up front, and with so many other expenditures to manage, many […] Read More

The Credit Crisis: Investments On a Tightrope With Less Safety Nets

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By Rick Tobin In our perceived capitalistic country since the start of the Credit Crisis (www.thecreditcrisis.net) back in the Summer of 2007, we have all seen many industries effectively become “Socialized” and taken over by the government allegedly to “bail out” the sectors such as the mortgage industry, automobile industry, insurance industry, and Wall Street. […] Read More

Short Sale Process

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A short sale occurs when a borrower sells a property for less than what they still owe on their mortgage. The lender forgives the remaining balance on the loan when the house is sold. Both the borrower and lender avoid going through the formal foreclosure process by using this type of sale, although it may […] Read More

Making Your Home or Rental Eco-Friendly

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Creating an eco-friendly home or rental is all about conserving energy and reducing the amount that you use. Not only will an eco-friendly home save you money on utility bills, but it will also increase the overall value of your home if you ever decide to sell. Home Energy Audit If you are really concerned […] Read More

What is Real Estate Wholesaling?

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Real Estate wholesaling is a highly lucrative but low risk way to invest in the real estate market. Wholesaling enables you to make quick cash profits from a property without actually ever having to take ownership of it. Wholesaling is as simple as finding an appropriate property; getting it under contract and then assigning it […] Read More

The Credit Crisis: From Asset Deflation to Inflation

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Since the official start of the ongoing Credit Crisis (www.thecreditcrisis.net) back in the Summer of 2007, real estate values have experienced wide ranging price swings. With real estate investments, the primary cause of a “boom or bust” cycle for property values is typically related to the available supply of money to get us in and […] Read More

Reesio—Where Innovation Meets Practicality

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Reesio, along with some of the most valuable partners in the real estate industry, invites you to attend RealTech SF 2013. Taking place on April 30th at the Fairmont Hotel in exhilarating San Francisco, this event is a must-attend- affair if you want to be in the know about the new and savvy real estate […] Read More

Prescriptive Easements in California

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Introduction Imagine discovering one day that your neighbor, a complete stranger, or even the public at large has acquired the right to use part of your property without paying you a dime. Through what is known as a prescriptive easement, over a period of time others could gain the right to access, cross, or otherwise […] Read More

Eager to Move – See How You Can Prepare Your Home for a Sale

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Selling a home is not a simple task. As a seller, you can spend months inviting dozens of people to your home for an open house and you may still not get the offer you’d like to hear. This article will help those wanting to sell their home, make it more attractive to buyers. The […] Read More

The Added Value of Energy Efficiency

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Whether you intend to sell a property or rent it, whether you invest in commercial or residential real estate, understanding the potential value added by energy efficient upgrades can help you to get the most out of any remodel or renovation. By reducing the amount of energy your building uses, you can both reduce the […] Read More

What is a Lease Option?

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At a time when the real estate market is still fairly slow, is it possible to make money in real estate and make it quickly? Yes! Several strategies can work even in a slow market whenmillions of homeowners are seeking to get rid of their homes at almost any price. On the other side of […] Read More