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10/28/12: Halloween Horror Stories – What Property Problems Can Teach Investors

We’re not sure if it’s part of a bigger plan, but have you noticed that Halloween precedes Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) which precedes Christmas? Now we understand that some folks don’t like Halloween, while others don’t like Christmas; and of course, not everyone in the world celebrates Thanksgiving, which is really an American holiday.  But …

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10/21/12: Property Possible – Repositioning Assets for Better Profits

10/21/12: Property Possible – Repositioning Assets for Better Profits

Rehabbing is all the rage right now. The opportunity to snap up distressed properties, pretty them up and sell them for a quick profit has probably never been better, and lots of newbies and Mom & Pop investors have jumped on the bandwagon.  Heck, the opportunity is so good in single family homes that even …

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10/7/12: The Global Perspective – Where Investors Are Going and Why

10/7/12: The Global Perspective – Where Investors Are Going and Why

Money is flowing around the globe, seeking opportunity and avoiding risk.  But where is it going and why? We’re always fascinated by trying to figure out where the puck is going (a hockey quote by Wayne Gretsky) .  And (to horribly mix metaphors), sometimes you need to get a bird’s eye view to see the …

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9/30/12: Hotel Impossible or Can You Make Money in Lodging and Hospitality

9/30/12: Hotel Impossible or Can You Make Money in Lodging and Hospitality

Lodging and hospitality is a business that involves providing real estate and an array of services to business and leisure travelers.   That’s pretty straight forward. As real estate investors, any time there’s real estate and cash flow, we’re interested.  And when you do the math on nightly rentals, you can see there’s some real …

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10/7/12: The Global Perspective – Where Investors Are Going and Why

9/9/12: Rhetoric and Reality – A Look at the History of Economic Policy

As the U.S. presidential elections rapidly approach, there’s a lot of talk about economics and economic policy.  You probably noticed. At their convention, the Democrats invoked the spirit (and oration) of ex-President Bill Clinton.  The GOP conjures up wistful visions of Reagonomics.  Dire predictions of fiscal cliffs, debt-ceilings, defaults, hyper-inflation, depression, civil unrest and other …

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8/26/12: Finding Your Inspiration – Your Next Billion Dollar Idea with Mark Victor Hansen

8/26/12: Finding Your Inspiration – Your Next Billion Dollar Idea with Mark Victor Hansen

Success in anything, including real estate investing, requires energy, enthusiasm and creativity – especially when working through challenging times.  And it all starts with great ideas. In our travels, we have the great fortune to run into some of the most exciting and interesting people in the world.  And because we cleverly carry our mobile …

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10/7/12: The Global Perspective – Where Investors Are Going and Why

8/19/12: Surviving the Fiscal Cliff – Ramifications for Real Estate Investors

What do the ancient Mayans and today’s financial pundits have in common? They both predict doomsday at the end of 2012. Perhaps you’ve heard about “taxmageddon” and the “fiscal cliff” the U.S. economy is headed toward? It’s when the expiration of Bush-era tax cuts converge with across the board spending cuts effective January 1st, 2013. …

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10/7/12: The Global Perspective – Where Investors Are Going and Why

8/12/12: In Search of Goldilocks – Bearing with Politics When Investing

Is government too big, too small or just right?  And what does this have to do with real estate investing?  Guests Steve Forbes and Tom Woods visit to help us consider the controversial subject of the “just right” role of government in the marketplace. As real estate investors, we care about how rules, regulations and …

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10/7/12: The Global Perspective – Where Investors Are Going and Why

8/5/12: The Real Deal – Digging Beneath the Headlines to Exploit Opportunity

“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Of course, if you’re reading this, then you’re probably a person who is working hard looking for …

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