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Investment Property Depreciation Makes All The Difference

Depreciation is one of the most useful tools that you can use to generate wealth out of your real estate investments. Sometimes the value of an investment hides in the details of the paperwork or the accounting records. So it is with this way to write off the costs of owning and operating a rental […]

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Foreclosures Are Still Hot But Wait! Read This First!

Foreclosed Homes Are Still Waiting For Buyers Perhaps you have heard that the potential for building a real estate empire from foreclosures is as good now as it has been in recent years. They say you can make the proverbial killing in real estate by buying foreclosed homes as investments. The question is: Who is […]

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5 Tips To Finance Rental Units

Private investors often act as lenders to finance deals that provide reliable security on which to earn income and asset growth. This sector of real estate lending and investment is the least regulated, which is a good thing because you can get creative to add value in the deal; it also means that you need […]

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I’ve Found The Right Location But I Want To Build From Scratch – What Now?

Dreaming The Dream Ironically the key to building your own home from scratch is having the right professional support to put the whole process together and to ensure that the process goes smoothly from start to finish. The thought of building your own home is extremely appealing to homeowners. If you could live in a […]

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Buying The Worst Shack In A High Value Neighborhood

Is It Work Putting In A Bid And Doing The Work? Choosing to invest in a fixer upper in a nice neighborhood may seem like a case of following your heart but it is in fact a math problem. You are going to want to spend less than the full market price and then put […]

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Why Don’t Realtors Do Appraisals Anymore?

The Competitive Market Analysis Why is it that the expression “appraisal” isn’t slung around by realtors the way that it used to be thirty years ago? Well, it turns out there’s a pretty solid reason. Appraisal has come to mean an official statement of price opinion. The alternative is the competitive market analysis given by […]

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Prepare To Sell By Lining Up Your Support Team

Line Them Up And Knock Them Down Ever heard the expression “Get your ducks in a line”? As corny as it sounds it is a great principle to follow when you are preparing to sell a property. Whether you are making a move because of work, moving up to house a growing family, downsizing because […]

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Cloudy Days, Cloudy Titles And The Stormy Weather They Bring

What Could Possible Go Wrong In Real Estate? There is an unspoken fear in the back of the mind of every owner, seller and buyer of real estate in the U.S.A. That fear is best expressed as the good old question that catches all risks and has too often been the famous last words of […]

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Condo Owners And The Power Of Politics

Getting Involved With Your Community Association Have you ever wanted to get involved in your community and maybe even run for office locally? Well, if you live in a complex that has a homeowners association you might just be in luck! Joining the association board of directors is a great way to learn politics at the […]

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Why Are New Homes So Big?

A Tale Of Two Markets If you have your heart set on purchasing a home that is spacious and newly built you are sure to be in luck. The real estate market abounds with large houses of recent vintage. On the other hand, those of us who would prefer to live in something that is […]

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