Is Your Real Estate Marketing Really “Out on a Limb”?

Most real estate brokers do not understand the importance of a properly developed and actionable marketing plan, nor do they market themselves in a profitable fashion.  There has long been a theory, (probably quite accurate) that 5% of real estate agents make 95% of the income.  Which percentage do you see yourself being a part…

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Developers Must Create Unique Financing Strategies

With the housing market showing signs of increasing strength, small to medium builders are having challenges getting construction financing from smaller regional banks due to regulatory changes in the Frank – Dodd bill that passed through congress.  Now, more than ever, we need to be creative and develop alternative forms of financing to help move…

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Why Google Plus Can Empower Your Real Estate Business

Google Plus can transform and empower your real estate business to a new level of success.  It is that simple.  Over the next few articles we will show you through a broad stroke view, some basic principles of how to empower your real estate business through authentic engagement on Google Plus. Recently, I attended a…

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Be Observant for Energy Leaks…5 Simple, but Key Points to Observe

How to Spot Common Energy Leaks… It can be pricey to keep your home utility expenses under control. By checking the home’s energy efficiency as well as frequently checking your irrigation system for leaks, you might unveil some ways to trim monthly costs. You don’t necessarily need a pro to assess your property’s energy deficiencies.…

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Home Ownership is Still a Good Thing

Until recently, home ownership has been a key part of the American dream. Lately, some media outlets, academics and others have questioned this concept. I am going to propose to you some reasons why I fee that home ownership is still valuable: Home ownership is similar to the family unit.  The family unit builds relationships. …

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First Time Home-buyer Tax Credit Extended…It is Official!

The Senate voted on Wednesday of last week to extend the $8000 Tax Credit for first time home-buyers through the first 6 months of next year as part of a broader bill to extend unemployment benefits. For the first time, the tax credit program will also extend to homeowners who currently own a home and…

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Housing Rebound?…Or Are We Headed For A Double-Dip Recession?

* Nouriel Roubini: “A sustained rebound in housing demand is vital for bringing down elevated levels of housing inventories and stabilizing prices. With housing affordability at an all-time high, buyers are responding positively to falling prices, historically low rates on mortgages and a US$8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers.  Still, home sales and purchase…

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Empowering Tips For The First Time Real Estate Investor

Here are some simple things that you should consider when investing in real estate, especially if you are a first time investor.  They can help avoid pitfalls of being an investor…. *Make sure you have recent comparables.  Do not rely on the tax-appraised value of your property.  In the current real estate market, comparables need…

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Choosing Your Real Estate Agent

The decision to buy or sell a home is a major financial decision. In this market, choosing the best real estate agent could make a significant impact on how successful you are with your transaction. Some important tips for choosing your real estate agent… *Ask a friend for a referral(s).  Friends can give you a…

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Grim Outlook For The Housing Market…

The outlook for the housing market in the southwest region is very grim.  In particular  Nevada, Arizona, & California where there was a major increase in housing prices until the  housing bubble burst…since then, housing prices have fallen 62%. In Nevada, numerous builders have filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection, while others  have just ceased…

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