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9/15/13: Clues in the News:  Fools Rush In – Beware the Jobless Recovery

9/15/13: Clues in the News: Fools Rush In – Beware the Jobless Recovery

We like real estate.  We think real estate is a GREAT investment…maybe the BEST investment. BUT (and yes, it’s a big bubble of a but), not all real estate is the same.  And not all real estate markets are the same.  And not all real estate market booms are the same. So, because we’ve been …

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9/8/13: Ask The Guys – LLCs, IRAs and Contract Contingencies

9/8/13: Ask The Guys – LLCs, IRAs and Contract Contingencies

Two months ago we CRUSHED our all time record for podcast downloads in a single month. Than, last month we KILLED that new record by over 50%!!! This month, we’re on our way to DESTROYING the August record, and we’re only 8 days into the month. Why? Because we have AWESOME LISTENERS.  So to celebrate, …

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9/1/13: Something to Appreciate – Equity is Happening (Again) in Major Metros

9/1/13: Something to Appreciate – Equity is Happening (Again) in Major Metros

It’s baaack! Yes, it’s true.  Equity is back and it’s happening in major metropolitan real estate markets. Surprised?  You shouldn’t be.  These cycles and their causes are highly predictable.  It’s seldom an issue of IF, but more of WHEN. And while it’s fun to talk macro-economics while in the 30,000 foot clouds of conversation, it’s …

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8/25/13: Build to Rent Investing – Healing America with New Homes

Are you looking for a win-win-win-win investing scenario?  Sure!  Why wouldn’t you? But does such a thing exist in today’s U.S. real estate market? That’s what we try to find out in this episode of The Real Estate Guys™ Radio Show! In the studio for this holistic discussion: Your host and Doctor of Discussion, Robert …

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8/4/13: From the Archives – Your Next Real Estate Market and Conducting Market Analysis in a Changing Economy

8/4/13: From the Archives – Your Next Real Estate Market and Conducting Market Analysis in a Changing Economy

Sometimes you need to take a step back to see the big picture moving forward. Sometimes the hosts just need a week off. So for this week’s broadcast, we sent Walter into the vault to rummage up an interesting episode from The Real Estate Guys™ Radio Show Archives. In time machine and behind the microphones …

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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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7/21/13: Nobody’s Business – Privacy Considerations for Real Estate Investors

7/21/13: Nobody’s Business – Privacy Considerations for Real Estate Investors

If you haven’t done anything wrong, does that mean you don’t have anything to hide? Sadly, real estate investors are easy targets for frivolous lawsuits, vindictive tenants and financial scam artists. Why?  Because property values, loan amounts (and therefore equity) and title information are all part of the very public record.  So when you can’t …

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7/7/13: Moving Market Metrics and What They Mean to Real Estate Investors

7/7/13: Moving Market Metrics and What They Mean to Real Estate Investors

Gold, oil, interest rates, the dollar and the Dow.  These are just a few of the many market indicators captains of investment funds watch.  But what, if any, importance do these items have for real estate investors? In the studio to muse on the meaning of moving market metrics: Your captain of conversation, Robert Helms …

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6/23/13: Clues in the News – Students, Supply and Standards

6/23/13: Clues in the News – Students, Supply and Standards

Recent headlines proclaim that real estate is back!  While we’re happy to hear positive reports on real estate, the last run-up in response to Fed hyper-stimulation compels us to dig a little deeper.  Fortunately, there are lots of clues in the news that provide important insights into what’s happening in housing and what’s behind it. …

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