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Housing market conditions create challenges … and opportunities …

Housing is the sector of real estate most watched … and worried about … by economists, politicians, journalists, bankers, and investors … from Wall Street to Main Street. That’s because housing, quite literally, hits us all right where we live. We can all relate to it and housing is both an objective and subjective measure of …

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Lessons from a legendary billionaire real estate investor …

Even if you’re a die-hard cash flow investor … more intent on collecting properties than flipping them … it’s still important to pay attention to market cycles. After all, though you might not plan to “sell high”, it’s sure nice to “buy low”. Besides, “buy and hold” doesn’t mean you’re not harvesting equity when conditions are …

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It might be time to start worrying …

The mother of all private equity firms just issued a warning … Blackstone Group Warns of the Mother of All Bubbles Investopedia via Yahoo Finance – 11/11/19 According to the article, Blackstone’s “… biggest concern is negative yields on sovereign debt worth $13 trillion …”. Remember, the 2008 financial crisis was detonated in bond markets … and the bomb …

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Adding fuel to the high housing price fire …

High housing prices continue to be a concern in many major markets. While there are varying opinions on how to solve the problem, history says … and recent headlines concur … that adding fuel to the fire will be the likely “solution.” Here’s how it works and why it’s likely to create a lot of equity right up until it doesn’t … First, it’s important …

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Renting to the rich is finding fans among professional investors …

While the rest of the world fixates on the Fed’s latest interest rate bloviation, we’re taking a mini-vacation from Fed watching to focus on something a lot more fun. Jones Lang LaSalle recently released their Global Resort Report for 2019 and it’s got some investing intelligence we think you’ll find interesting and useful. As our long-time audience …

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Bank of America just made the case for real estate …

In this week’s perusal of the news, this headline caught our attention … Bank of America declares the “end of the 60/40” standard portfolio  Market Watch 10/15/19 We know it SEEMS like a pretty benign article … irrelevant to real estate investors. But au contraire mon frère … There’s actually quite a bit of useful intelligence packed …

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Trick, treat or terrific tax break …

Late filers in the U.S. just got finished assessing last year’s tax damages.  For some, it was a pre-Halloween shocker. Fortunately, there’s still some time left in the current year to make some smart moves and take advantage of some of the most generous tax breaks available to investors … First, consider setting up a Qualified …

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Pension problems percolating …

In a complex financial eco-system, there are MANY components, dependencies, and inter-dependencies … … any of which can be the catalyst for a seismic economic earthquake. The flip side and basis of real estate’s stability is real estate’s relative lack of liquidity as compared to publicly traded securities. After all, you can’t hit a buy or …

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