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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 [...]

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  [...]

An Investors Market, but Beware

An Investors Market, but Beware

Housing starts are up.  Borrowing costs are down.  Corporate profits are surging.  And, there has never been a better time to buy rental property (at least not in the past 20 years) according to an MSBNC article published yesterday. Investors opportunity is even better because foreclosures are surging as banks get serious about working off [...]

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 [...]

New Developments – Why Join? More coming…

New Developments – Why Join? More coming…

If you've been following our blog posts, check out our why join tab under about IRREIA.  If you join, you will receive podcasts that explain: 1) Identifying a good deal, 2) Getting the right price, and 3) You bought it. Now what?  Also, you receive a bonus podcast explaining why we've added an online investment club. This week is a big one [...]

Case Study Coming – New College Grad Buys Condo

Case Study Coming – New College Grad Buys Condo

This coming week we are going to post a case study on a recent college grad's new condominium purchase and her conversion of this purchase into a residential investment property. The discussion will include placing it in an entity, the tax steps she will be able to take, the instant cash flow she is gaining, and how this can lead to future [...]

Getting the Right Price!

Getting the Right Price!

Sellers always want the highest price.  Buyers always want the lowest price.  But what we all want is a sexy deal that delivers for all of us!  At least that is generally how the process is viewed.  However, is this correct?  I'd argue that the discussion of price is much more complex than this.  As investors, understanding this can make you [...]

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