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Interest Rate Hike

The Effect of Interest Rate Hike on the Housing Market

January 10, 2017

Well, it finally happened. On December 13, 2016, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a 25-basis-point hike in its benchmark federal funds rate and indicated that it expects three further increases in the coming year. It was a decision long-expected. After all, it had been a full year since the Fed’s previous rise of a quarter […]

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getting started in real estate investing

Ten Tips for Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

November 21, 2016

You’re interested in getting started in real estate investing, but you’re not sure how to start. You’ve watched your share of the real estate shows on HGTV, and you find it appealing, but how do you transition from watching on the couch to actually owning an investment property? Is it as easy as they make […]

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buying property from a wholesaler

Three Advantages of Buying Property From a Wholesaler

September 19, 2016

When real estate investors go about acquiring an investment property, there are several approaches they can take.  One is for them to go out and find a good investment property themselves, and another is buying property from a wholesaler. While there are some advantages for investors who find a property themselves (such as being able […]

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Home repairs

How Much Do Home Repairs Cost?

September 16, 2016

As a real estate investor, one very important skill you must develop is being able to judge fairly accurately how much home repairs will cost.  Based on my personal experience, I’ve developed rules of thumb that I use to estimate repair costs, which I will share with you now. Keep in mind that these are […]

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TV Shows for Real Estate Investors

Four Great TV Shows for Real Estate Investors

August 23, 2016

If you have even a passing interest in real estate investing or rehabbing homes, you have no doubt seen some of the many TV shows for real estate investors on HGTV on the subject. While it’s never a wise idea to educate yourself on any subject just by watching TV, there are still plenty of […]

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