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Sex and Real Estate Investing

Sex and Real Estate Investing By Delora Guignion Do you get an adrenaline rush from real estate investing? How often do you wish you could get a better deal on the houses that you find?  Are you frustrated by the ones you don’t close? What if there was...
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Labor Day 2018 Statistics

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of Summer so here’s a quick infographic with some interesting statistics about the U.S. labor force, courtesy of MoneyTips.  Of note; Over the past year the number of employed Americans has increased by 1.8 million and the unemployment rate dropped from...
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A Coming Exodus of Older Homeowners?

Just as we’ve had several posts about keeping an eye on the millennial generation, we also need to be watching that other elusive group, baby boomers (those born between 1946 & 1964).   A recent report by Fannie Mae and the University of Southern California says in the coming...
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Is That Rehab Project Worth it?

Is that rehab project worth it?  That’s the proverbial million-dollar question.  Today’s infographic from leading self-directed IRA custodian Equity Trust Company takes a look at several rehab projects and how much ROI they bring back (per Remodeling Magazine’s 2018 Cost vs value Report).  As we’ve seen before, adding...
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Single-family Homes Built-for-Rent on the Rise

According to recent data analyzed by the NAHB’s Eye on Housing, the number of single-family homes built-for-rent has been increasing over the last four quarters.  Using data from the Census Bureau’s Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, they report that construction starts of single-family homes for rent totaled...
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Interest Rates Across Time

Conventional Mortgage rates can be like a moving target (click here to see what they are today).  Failure to lock in that great rate of the moment might cost you thousands over the life of the loan.  Today’s infographic from Keeping Current Matters gives us a quick snapshot...
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Local Market Monitor’s National Economic Outlook for August

Local Market Monitor, a National REIA preferred vendor, recently released their National Economic Outlook for August, 2018 where they share their thoughts on developments taking place in the U.S. economy.  Interestingly, they find “the high level of consumer spending a bit disturbing” and suspect it might have been built...
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