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Proper screening avoids a lot of problems.  I tell plenty of people that their application is denied.  It saves me a lot of problems later and protects my properties and the owners from expensive Problems.  It sounds harsh but I can't alow myselft to take on everyone's problems.  If they have to ...
02/24/2010
As someone that is excited about real estate I often get in conversations with people about rentals and real estate investments.  I've been asked so many crazy questions even from people in the industry. For example:How much more should I charge for rent than my mortgage payment?(Ans. Rent is dic...
02/21/2010
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When my wife and I watched the State of the Union we were really impressed with Obama's grasp of the economy and we are excited to tell everyone we decided to apply Obama's tactics to fix the country's financial problems to our own personal finances.  Our finances have been a little tight lately ...
02/04/2010
I own a small condo in a small community that had gone through some big changes over the last few years.  These changes turned my community from being one of the nicest places to live into a crime filled area with plummeting property values. To fully understand this tragedy you'll need a little b...
01/20/2010
I'm not wealthy but the wealthy have always provided me and everyone else with a job.  I like my job and my wealthy boss.  Also the more wealthy people there are providing jobs the better off the rest of us are that are not wealthy.  Let's stop hurting the wealthy because we want a hand out rathe...
08/06/2009
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What Does a Trillion Dollars Look Like? Last week the Federal reserve decided to inject ANOTHER trillion to buy treasury bonds and mortgage securities. In another words they simply decided to print another trillion dollars. So I thought you would really enjoy this graphic illustration to help you...
04/16/2009
Here is a letter I sent to my congressman: Dear Sir, I am writing you regarding the recent proposed Auto Industry bailout.  I was in favor of the distasteful $700 Billion bailout but the American people need to stop there.  We can not fall down this slippery slope of bailing everyone out that has...
11/19/2008
Utah Apartment Association Journal: Volume 76, No. 3 (July-August 2008) Choosing a Property Management Company (pages 12-13) There are a certain percentage of people every year who find that their schedule or their life is too hectic to continue managing rental property. If they don't want to get...
11/08/2008
It is true that nobody can really see what will happen if nothing is done.  But the warning is that this is different than recessions that we've been through before.  It's not just the small businesses and small banks that are going under because of hard times - it is starting at the other end.  ...
09/25/2008
Those working in the real estate industry should have a clear understanding of how great real estate is to invest in and they should be investors themselves.  I've been in this industry for many years as a loan officer, property manager, investor and landlord.  One thing that always surprises me ...
07/21/2008
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This is a forum for those of us that love real estate and love to invest in it. Please leave your comments, success stories and your not so successful stories. I'd like to see them all. If you have any questions about investing in real estate please ask.