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10/4/14: Tracking Trends in Commercial Real Estate and the Broader Economy

10/4/14: Tracking Trends in Commercial Real Estate and the Broader Economy

Commercial real estate can be a leading indicator of broader economic trends…especially employment, which is very important to real estate investors.  Because when businesses are optimistic, they lease space to house more people and accommodate growth. Likewise, when businesses are pessimistic, they don’t add space, renew leases or accept rental increases (important if you’re the …

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12/29/13: Thinking Outside the Buck – How Savers Can Avoid Being Losers

Robert Kiyosaki says, “Savers are losers”.   Does this mean you should consume more than you produce, or that saving is bad?  Of course not. There are multiple meanings to the Savers are Losers concept.  In addition to drawing a distinction between working for money (saving) versus having money work for you (investing), there’s the problem …

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11/24/13: Follow the Money – Clues Where the Economy is Headed

11/24/13: Follow the Money – Clues Where the Economy is Headed

John Denver once sang, “Life on the road is kinda laid back.” Not for us.  But thank God we’re real estate guys.  For you youngsters, this is a reference to a classic John Denver tune, Thank God I’m a Country Boy.   You know…John Denver?  Rocky Mountain High?  Blond hair, little boy haircut, high voice?  No?  …

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10/20/13: Real Asset Investing – Using Hard Assets to Hedge Against a Falling Dollar

10/20/13: Real Asset Investing – Using Hard Assets to Hedge Against a Falling Dollar

The dollar has been on a steady decline since Nixon took it off the gold standard in 1971.  Since then, the dollar has lost a staggering 80% of its purchasing power.  Ouch. The flip side of a falling dollar is that it takes more of them to buy anything that’s real.  That’s why that gallon …

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The Real Estate Guys will be at The New Orleans Investment Conference in November

What mysteries lurk behind the mask of this economic recovery?  Is it real or is it just a big tease? Robert Helms and Russell Gray, the hosts of The Real Estate Guys™ radio show head to The New Orleans Investment Conference November 10-13, 2013 for find out! In fact, rumor has it, we’re even going …

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7/28/13: From the Floor at Freedom Fest – Coffee, Coins and Capital Controls

7/28/13: From the Floor at Freedom Fest – Coffee, Coins and Capital Controls

The real estate we love to invest in floats in an economic sea teeming with other financial and political life forms.  And each of these denizens of the dollar (after all, the greenback is the world’s reserve currency…at least for now), have an impact on the overall financial ecology.  There are symbiotic relationships, predators and …

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