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10/13/13: Government Shutdown and Debt Ceiling Debate – Ramifications for Investors

10/13/13: Government Shutdown and Debt Ceiling Debate – Ramifications for Investors

Because the US dollar is the reserve currency of the world, what happens in Washington DC and at the Federal Reserve has a big effect on the rest of the world. Likewise, how the world responds to Washington and the Fed affects the strength of the US dollar, which in turn affects interest rates.  And …

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10/6/13: Tom Hopkins – A Legend Shares Wisdom on Investing, Sales and Life

10/6/13: Tom Hopkins – A Legend Shares Wisdom on Investing, Sales and Life

We all have people who’ve made a big difference in our lives.  Sometimes they’re people around you.  Other times, it’s a someone “out there” – an author, speaker, talk show host (hey, we can dream), or even a politician (okay, that’s REALLY pushing it).  But you get the idea. For us, Tom Hopkins is a …

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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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