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Real Estate Investors: Conviction in Your Plan

As real estate investors, it is not uncommon to get caught up in the hype of quick money and the rush when a big pay-day hits your bank account.  Truth is that getting a real estate operation off the ground is no different than another investment portfolio or business that most often requires a methodical… Read more »

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Real Estate Investing: Preparing for Financial Independence

  Contingency plans are very important in our everyday lives and in the World of Real Estate Investing.  All to often the human trait that I’m susceptible to is ‘complacency’ with my business operations.   You know those moments when things are going well and on autopilot -where you’ll make just one less call or perhaps put off finding that… Read more »

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Property Tax Appeals: Investing with a Focus on the Bottom Line

With the onslaught of extreme’s in the World of Real Estate Valuations over the past 5 years, it is little surprise that real estate property taxes has been a sore subject for residents, investors, and even city officials.  Whether your a real estate investor or not, everyone has at least over heard a discussion on the outrageous… Read more »

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Real Estate Investing: I am not afraid

“Yeah.., It’s been a ride… I guess I had to go to that place to get to this one.  Now some of you might still be in that place -If your trying to get out, just follow me… I’ll get you there….” -Marshall B. Mathers Are you afraid of success?  It is ok if you… Read more »

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Real Estate Investment Key to Success: Listening

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” -Stephen R. Covey I was reading another real estate investor’s blog the other day reflecting back on his 10 years in the business and how he’s noticing a pattern of real estate investor’s coming and going almost in… Read more »

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Rehab To Retail: The Real Estate Rehabbers Sweet Spot

It was August of 2011 when we started to see a formation settling in on the Charlotte, North Carolina Real Estate Market targeted towards owner occupied housing.  Yes, investment rental housing was (and is) still a Buyer’s Market; however, the statistic swung to a Seller’s Market for “Rehab(bers) to Retail” homes targeted directly at the… Read more »

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Real Estate Investing: A Mental State of Mind

Gosh -you know I’m beach-side as I write this and the feelings and emotions are incredible.  The rush of excitement (not just from a vacation) as I feel the stress melting away is incredible.  You see…, I feel as though I am opening a new (but really old) chapter in my life of pushing forward,… Read more »

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Stabilization in Real Estate Creates Growth Investment Opportunities

Stabilization in Real Estate Creates Growth Investment Opportunities As a practitioner of my craft:  Real Estate Investing,  I often get incensed at how the media (press) can get the facts so wrong.  Truthfully,   most of the time they do have it right; unfortunately,  their reported statistics are macro in scope by reporting the national averages and… Read more »