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There is always opportunity in the midst of crisis. Right now, one of the greatest opportunities is picking up almost-complete development projects. Most small builders were in high-cost construction loans that made sense 3 years ago, but don't work today. The cost to build is far higher than th...
05/28/2010
The news of Greece’s debt crisis hit the financial markets hard last week. The Euro lost 16% of its value in just 4 months. There is great concern that Portugal, Spain and Italy will follow suit. Is the U.S. on the same path? Our leaders continue to spend hundreds of billions of dollars they don’...
05/10/2010
Tune into NPR today for my national interview on the state of the real estate market. You can find a summary of this interview in the market section below. We were very surprised to hear that housing starts and building permits surged to over 18% in the South in March, according to the NAHB (Nati...
04/22/2010
America asked for change and we sure got it! Or you could argue that we’re actually getting more of the same: a growing government and a shrinking dollar. Those who are angry at how the government is infiltrating more aspects of our lives seem to find safety in real estate. Income property allows...
03/23/2010
How do you determine what's too good to be true, vs what's a really great deal? At Real Wealth Network, we get lots of folks calling us excitedly to tell us about their latest investments. We've learned to screen these out rather quickly. Last year, a close friend called to tell me about a compan...
03/02/2010
The National Association of Realtors last Thursday reported existing home sales were up 27.2% for the last three months of 2009 versus a year earlier. This amounted to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6 million homes. -- a 13.9% increase over the third quarter's annual rate of 5.29 million ho...
02/22/2010
A new report from the Urban Land Institute entitled "Housing in America: The Next Decade" by John K. McIlwain, points out four groups to watch for their impact on the housing market in the next decade: older baby boomers (55-64), younger baby boomers (46-54 years old), Generation Y (late teens to...
02/02/2010
INVESTOR TIP OF THE WEEK At Real Wealth Network, we believe real estate always out-performs over time. Let's say an investor bought a $100,000 cashflow property in 2000. Today, she would have owned the property during the worst real estate collapse in history. Chances are that the property would ...
01/25/2010
  The DJIA is down *another* 213 points - right back to the 10,300's where it was back in April of 1999. In spite of media hype, your retirement funds have lost half their value when calculating inflation (4% per year). It seems the only folks making fat nest eggs are the Wall Street Bankers who ...
01/22/2010
INVESTOR TIP OF THE WEEK If U.S. financing were not available to you, how could you get your hands on some funding anyway? Think like an Australian. They are willing to put 50% down while paying over 8% and 6 points to get a loan. Who do you know who'd like that kind of return as a private lender...
01/11/2010
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