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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.

Small Biz Bill Passes – You May Want to Know These Facts

Small Biz Bill Passes – You May Want to Know These Facts

House OKs small biz jobs bill By Catherine Clifford, staff reporterSeptember 23, 2010: 4:55 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- One week after the Senate passed a $42 billion bill aimed at helping small businesses, the House voted Thursday to send the bill to President Obama's desk. The measure, which passed the House in a 237 to 187 [...]

Daily Finance Offers an Interesting Housing Value Perspective

Daily Finance Offers an Interesting Housing Value Perspective

Daily Finance offers a very interesting perspective on housing values.  The point of the article is that new homes have historically averaged around 4X income.  Also, that in the last deep recession they dipped to 3.5X value.  I believe this article bears serious consideration.  I also would  warn that the last deep recession was coupled with [...]

The Numbers Say No to a Double Dip Recession

The Numbers Say No to a Double Dip Recession

Investors are unsure of future trends.  American consumers pulled $33 billion out mutual funds last month because of uncertainty.  The opportunity and risks are hard to understand.  However, the spread between short term and long term bonds suggest a very low probability of a new recession -- less than 20%. The spread between the  short [...]

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 [...]

Home shoppers taking fresh look at renting Years of declining values have many rethinking homeownership

Home shoppers taking fresh look at renting Years of declining values have many rethinking homeownership

This is a great article from www.msnbc.com.  Views and facts about homeownership are indeed  changing and radically  as I've discussed  before here and elsewhere. by Jane Hodges msnbc.com contributor updated 7/27/2010 10:43:37 AM ET When Mark and Joanne Cleaver sold their 3,000-square-foot Arts & Crafts-style bungalow in [...]

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 [...]

When Will Debt Capital Be Available Again? When Will Hiring Develop Strength?

When Will Debt Capital Be Available Again?  When Will Hiring Develop Strength?

Banks continue working on their  balance sheet issues.  In spite of record profits, many are still cleaning up  the mess caused by loose lending practices and falling asset values.  That said, a few are beginning to enter the market as lenders when the leverage is right and the performance is strong.  This trend will increase significantly [...]

The Commercial Real Estate Crisis that Never Happened?

The Commercial Real Estate Crisis that Never Happened?

First, I would say  in whose opinion did the crisis never occur.  Projects are rolling into default, foreclosure, and REO in huge numbers.  Prices have fallen more than 40% according to most estimates.  In my  opinion, if you are an owner or a banker to  the industry, you feel the expected crisis is very real and ongoing. To  this  [...]

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