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Land For Sale

Real Estate As a Hedge Against Inflation

President Obama and his economic advisors continue to state the Great Recession is over. It is a thing of the past, the danger has been averted and “Happy Days Are Here Again”. The stock market is soaring and the banks will pay out record bonuses this year. I am just so glad that the oligarchy that now comprise our governing and business elites have determined that all is right with their world.
But I am not of that world. Like millions of other Americans, I don’t feel that the Great Recession is over and done. As a real estate professional, I see business owners and residential tenants struggling to pay their rents. Vacancies are not being leased. And 10% of our work force is unemployed.
I see our Congress and the President locked in an epic struggle about healthcare that will likely produce more of the same. Every other advanced …

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Business Contractor

Real Estate Investment in a Recession

When the real estate market is up, buyers flock like buzzards around a carcass, but when prices are affordable, the buzzards have flown the coup. What it means is the buy low and sell high method of investment fell apart when the real estate bubble burst. New comers to the real estate market are walking on pins and needles while seasoned veterans are moving in for the kill. The veterans knew the bottom would fallout and also knew it would not last forever. So, while those who have lost their money are trying to stock pile again to reinvest, the veterans are taking the money the have sat on for this trouble time and are slowly starting to invest in properties that will be lucrative investment property. The turnaround in the real estate market has been small, but dynamic.
The NAR (National Association of Realtors) reported that residential home sales …

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Homes For Sale Near Me

Key Financial Factors For a Residential Real Estate Investment

Investors are often easily wowed by the financial characteristics of a prospective investment. However, shiny exciting numbers are fraught with risk. Instead, investors should focus on a few basic characteristics to select and make investments in the real estate markets.

Before we jump into what to look at, a discussion of what to avoid deserves attention. Investment plans that rely on the unproven even for a specific project should be avoided by smaller investors. To be clear, I am not saying that all such plans are bad investments. In fact, many are superior investments. However, for smaller investors (though possibly quite sophisticated, this requires resources and a tolerance for potential loss that many aren’t armed to support. So, to continue, avoid the following:

Investments that are not based on a long standing established revenue and expense profile.

Investments that project new revenue based on changes that are not in place …

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Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate – Four Crucial Steps to Ensure a Profitable Investment

The game of commercial real estate could be won in many ways, and has provided many individuals a way to make some serious money. As a matter of fact, a large percentage of the worlds millionaires earned their wealth via real estate investment. While nothing is a sure thing, real estate offers numerous opportunities for the savvy investor. Whether you want to create wealth or simply sustain it, there are several methods that you are able to implement to get where you wish to be.
Where should you start?
Let us look at the investment factors involved in commercial real estate.
Commercial Real Estate Step 1: Research.
The first thing you need to understand before you can invest in real estate is an understanding of the characteristics of a real estate transaction. All of the subtleties can be taken care of by an attorney and accountant, who are well-equipped to …

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Some Benefits of Real Estate Investing

Although there are plenty of ways you could invest your money, real estate investing has certain benefits. Real estate can actually offer you several different ways to make a good return on your investment.
If you buy a home, you can turn it into a rental property and make money while your investment increases in value. This will provide you with a good income, and essentially your renter will be paying for your property.
For the most part, real estate tends to appreciate in value, sometimes substantially. Even if prices temporary dip because of other economic factors, it’s almost a sure bet that eventually the value of your home will appreciate over time.
Spending relatively small amounts of money on home improvements can sometimes substantially increase the value of your property. This can be some of the easiest and fastest money you can make.
Even if prices go up because …