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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 [...]

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 [...]

Foreclosures Reach Record Highs During First Quarter

Foreclosures Reach Record Highs During First Quarter

The home foreclosure rate is heating up as banks move to get these spoiled assets through the process.  Combined with new federal efforts to save homes for home owners, legislation preventing deficiency notes on short sales, and other activities, the big question is what will the market effect be over the course of 2010. I see several key [...]

IRREIA Investment Model and Direction

IRREIA Investment Model and Direction

The IRREIA Investment Model we described in an earlier post is reviewed and complete. In the  next two  weeks, the  association will post a schedule of deliverables that will follow this model.  Blog posts, association videos, pod casts, etc. will follow this model. Next, the association will begin posting investment plans and will be [...]

Manage Investor Risk (if you are the principal)

Manage Investor Risk (if you are the principal)

Just the other day, a friend of mine called looking for a quick replacement investor.  Her committed investor changed terms on her at the very last moment.  The terms demanded 1) came on the closing day, 2) arrived after the seller had signed, 3) were given with my friend already guaranteeing the loan, and 4) would push the project into the red [...]

Real Estate Rental Income – Don’t Rush

Real Estate Rental Income – Don’t Rush

We all want to create wealth faster. Additionally, we are tempted to rush to big gains. The recent recession, the housing crisis, etc. all show how risky this can be. Let's consider that a developed economy grows between 2.5% and 3.5% during good times. Think about the fact that a good stock grows 8% to 13% to year in a mature industry. These [...]

IRRIEA Investment Model

IRRIEA Investment Model

IRREIA's objective is to  organize investing  information, processes, tools, resources, and networking activities to: Make investing a less intimidating and simpler experience. Provide a resource that organizes the above items so that an investor can use it to improve what they may already be doing. If they are new to investing, ensure [...]

Housing Stalls and Rental Investment Opportunity

Housing Stalls and Rental Investment Opportunity

For the Fourth Straight Month, housing starts fell.  While the weather may have has some impact, the news shows housing inventory rising, the new home buyer tax credit opportunity approaching and end, and foreclosures are rising. As investors, the  factors faced by the market do not support housing construction strength and new household [...]

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