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As Investors, Understanding Wealth and Income Distribtuion is Important

As Investors, Understanding Wealth and Income Distribtuion is Important

The following article provides an effective view of the distribution of income and wealth in the United States currently.  A frequently cited key contributing factor to the Great Depression was the disparity in income and wealth in the United States.  At the time, rapid gains in productivity succeeded in creating a bubble of supply that those [...]

CNBC Post on Foreclosure Dump – Prelude to a Bargain Opportunity?

CNBC Post on Foreclosure Dump – Prelude to a Bargain Opportunity?

The Foreclosure Dump Published: Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 1:24 PM ET Text Size By: Diana Olick CNBC Real Estate Reporter Fuse | Getty Images It's coming, no question. Today's report from RealtyTrac serves as a warning to big banks, Fannie, Freddie and local communities; The foreclosure glut [...]

Apartments Shine as We Expected

Apartments Shine as We Expected

CNBC offers a good synapsis on how the apartment market has unfolded.  Investors can make hay in this area. One Bright Spark in US Housing — Apartments Published: Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 12:01 AM ET Text Size By: Diana Olick CNBC Real Estate Reporter Twitter LinkedIn More [...]

2011 – What We Can Expect for the Housing Market

2011 – What We Can Expect for the Housing Market

Rates are headed up even as QE2 roles out from the fed.  The hiccups in the foreclosure process combined with the excess demand absorbed by the first time homebuyers tax credit have set the stage for another down leg on the housing market.  In the long run, this must depress rents somewhat in general, but not in all cases. One exception is [...]

Trends… Counter Trends… The Falling U.S. Dollar… Where to go next???

The economic environment is mixed.  Employment growth is weak.  Under employment is out of control.  The Fed may inject another $1 trillion for quantitative easing.   The Congress swings wildly back to the Republicans.  If you are confused, do not feel alone.  Trying to make something of the tea leaves is tough. Typically, I focus on [...]

Successful Investing Often Begins with Strong Personal Finances

Successful Investing Often Begins with Strong Personal Finances

I've recently discussed how we  (the  average American Household) spend cash.  The sad result is we SPEND, SPEND, SPEND, but we do little to build a strong balance sheet.  Understanding how to reverse this situation and to begin amassing real significant capital is an important step for most to take. The key to this process is to rethink [...]

Housing Starts are Up, but Growth is Still “Anemic”

This MSNBC article reveals important info about the new housing market.  The article says 1,000,000 homes annually is the new normal.  Currently, we are at an anemic 600,000+.  However, running the numbers 800,000 is a potential new market normal even when things pick up.  See the info for yourself - WASHINGTON — Home construction rose [...]

Investing Often Comes Down to Personal Financing

Often the key to investing is freeing up the cash for the purpose.  Can you save $400 or $500 per month immediately.  This might be easier than you think.  If you are able to shift all or part of your transportation needs to public transportation you may save $400 per month.  If you change lunches from eating out to peanut butter and jelly, [...]

The Warrior’s Guide to Rental Investing and Management

The Warrior’s Guide to Rental Investing and Management

I have finally published my new book - The Warrior's Guide to Rental Investing and Management.  The book contains a variety of articles designed to improve skills cutting costs, improving revenue, gaining investors, presenting to investors and more.

Short Term Investment Strategy Considerations

The other day an appraiser friend of mine explained that in his opinion the economic situation offered uncertainty and questions as far as the eye can see.  Because of this he concludes any investment offering a short term turn should be taken and moved aggressively from closing to cash out.  He also concludes from his appraising work many [...]

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