Time to Get Out of Real Estate

Talk about exquisite timing. Even today, a decade after the fact, the leveraged buyout of Equity Office Properties Trust remains one of the largest of all time: $ 36 billion for nearly 600 office buildings in New York, Washington DC and dozens of the nation's largest cities. But in late 2006, some wondered if the […]

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How to Assess Any Real Estate With the Approaches to Value

We cover the 3 approaches to value which can be used separately or meshed together to produce a current value for any real estate in any property class. Be it commercial, residential, or industrial, you will find the method of valuation here. Also you will find out the basic principles that every “real estate professional” […]

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Residential Log Cabins Offer Great Summer Fun

Residential log cabins have become extremely popular lately. It seems that simplicity is making a comeback in an age of interconnected clutter. But what is it about residential log cabins that attracts so many people? For the majority of us, these cabins offer a vista into the world of minimalism. For any summer traveler looking […]

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4 Advantages of a Virtual Doorman System

Virtual doormen are fast becoming a popular alternative to hiring a regular physical presence for many commercial properties, and their popularity is also rising for residential buildings. The reasons for this are numerous, as are the many advantages that this kind of service can offer. Although there are several concerns that people may initially have […]

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Getting the Seller to Sign Your Agreement

We have been talking a lot recently about how to locate great deals. When dealing with individual sellers I recommend following these steps: Make contact (advertising) Speak on the phone and set an appointment Negotiate the deal Due diligence Closing In the above list, closing refers to actually buying the house. There is no turning […]

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To Buy or to Build?

When families, or individuals, first begin to think about purchasing a home, the question often arises as to whether they should buy a previously owned house, and then add a few personal touches, or whether they should hire a custom home building company to help them design their own. There are benefits and downfalls to […]

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Friends and Partners – Do They Mix?

I recently taught a class about using hard money and two young motivated entrepreneurs were in the room. They were in the front row and were eager to learn. I am always really excited to see the young, motivated new investors getting started. These two really reminded me of myself when I was getting started. […]

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