Memorial Day Facts

Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day.  To many, the three-day weekend will mark the unofficial start of summer with swimming pools all across the fruited plain opening to excited children.  However, the solemn significance of the day is often forgotten.  It is a national day of remembrance for...
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Seattle Tells Small Landlords Criminals are Welcome

We have had several posts on REI2Day about important legal issues brought to the public’s attention by the Pacific Legal Foundation – including warrantless searches of apartments, 4th amendment rights and property takings.  In a recent opinion article on FoxNews.com, Ethan Blevins, an attorney with PLF, says that...
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HouseCanary’s Q1 Rental Index

The latest HouseCanary quarterly Canary Rental Index (CRI), reports that the nationwide effective gross yield (EGY) is remaining steady at 7.7%  – which HouseCanary says effectively means that investors can expect a return on their investment of around 7.7%.  The CRI measures Effective Gross Yield, defined as the...
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10-Step Foreclosure Buying Process

Understanding the foreclosure process is a must for real estate investors who hope to pursue this profitable & tricky investing opportunity. The folks over at FortuneBuilders put together this handy infographic outlining the 10-step foreclosure buying process in order help develop a strategy that works for you.  Happy...
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Biggest Exports from Every U.S. State

What are the biggest exports from each U.S. state?  That question was recently settled by howmuch.net when they took data from the Census Bureau and then generated an economic snapshot of each state’s exports.  Interestingly they found that the airplane manufacturing supply chain stretched completely across the nation….the...
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Build Mom a She Shed

We suppose it’s only fair….we’ve all heard about “man caves” but now we’re hearing more and more about these cool “she sheds.”  Well, With Mother’s Day quickly approaching (did you get her a card?) what better way to help mom celebrate than by building her a “she shed.” ...
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Cinco de Mayo Explained

It seems like each year we hear more and more about America’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations – especially with the increased commercialization of Mexican food, beer, culture, etc.  But what is Cinco de Mayo exactly?  Well, for starters, it is not Mexican Independence Day (that’s 9/16), but rather...
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