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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 [...]

Housing Slow Recovery In the News – Bloomberg

Housing Slow Recovery In the News – Bloomberg

Housing slow progress is old news.  Here is an update from Bloomberg. Housing's Anemic Rebound Gives Little Boost to U.S. Economy By Kathleen M. Howley - // Jan 12, 2011 12:01 AM ET  A worker runs an electrical cord through a new home under construction in Cary, North Carolina. Photographer: Jim R. Bounds/Bloomberg   Play [...]

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 [...]

Personal Financial Strength is a Key to Successful Investing

Personal Financial Strength is a Key to Successful Investing

I've written about this before and I expect to write a great deal more about it in the future.  Achieving this is more straightforward than many accept.  Often times, we think that saving more money means living less.   The truth is the opposite can be true. What kills our ability to build the personal financial strength a budding investor [...]

Existing home sales bounce back in August

Existing home sales accelerated a month ago.  Signs continue to mount that the  crisis is over but the pain is not. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Existing home sales bounced back in August after plunging nearly 30% in the previous month. Sales of previously-owned homes rose 7.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.13 million units [...]

Housing Sales Plunge in July – What Does It Mean?

Housing Sales Plunge in July – What Does It Mean?

Check Out this CNN Financial Article.  The author sees new lows for housing, but no fall into a 2nd recession.  I think housing may take a harder fall than this author projects, but agree with the logic as far as it goes. Plunging home sales could sink recovery By Hibah Yousuf, staff reporterAugust 24, 2010: 4:03 PM ET NEW YORK [...]

5 Elements Define Rental Investors Due Diligence

5 Elements Define Rental Investors Due Diligence

I continue working on a new book for due diligence.  Supporting this, I have explored many different ways of presenting the information.  The following article which I recently offered on EzineArticles provides simple way to analyze the process.  I'll be interested in any comments that we receive on [...]

Resources for Free Members

Resources for Free Members

I've added a new page with common resources I use for many of my articles, for blog content and more.  Please take the time to take a look and offer any resources you think make sense. Some of the items include: 1) the Census Bureau, 2) several books I rely on, and other information.  These are good tools to add to your investing tool box.

IRREIA is Proud to Sponsor Our New Book Coming Very Soon

IRREIA is Proud to Sponsor Our New Book Coming Very Soon

IRREIA is in the final stages of publishing our first Ebook for our readers and members.  This volume offers over 250 pages of actionable ideas to improve your investing and property management skills and results.  Divided into 7  sections, the  book covers: Developing investors, Investor communications, Reducing operating [...]

Letter of Intent Template

Letter of Intent Template

I've just completed a tried and true letter of intent you can put to good use as you negotiate with sellers.  You may  want to tweek it a bit, but this item gives you the complete item to use. A Letter of Intent (LOI) makes sense to use prior to going to contract.  The LOI gives you the opportunity to agree to terms prior to handing the [...]

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