Tag Archive: Real Estate

When is Housing Going to be Good Again?

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That is a question left to each one’s interpretation. There is an old saying “It’s better to buy real estate and wait, then wait to buy real estate.” Since I have Google alerts set up for about 40 different terms in some way or another. I see many post and articles about real estate. Many of which …

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When Evaluating Properties: Look at the Property Tax

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This past weekend the Chicago Tribune had an article about the taxes that city’s put on their tax payers. For example the City of Bellwood Illinois, with a population of 19,200 has a debit of $99 million. Have of the property tax bill goes to pay for the debt. Is seems that some elected official feel it their part to take on debit to benefit the …

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How To Find A Good Partner.

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Books have been written about this topic and rewritten. It’s kind of like dating you go out with a person then you realize they are not a fit for you. Finding a partner they can compliment you take a lot of finding what you don’t want. Going back to the dating scene is about 50/50 …

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Gen Y The Next Wave of Renters

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Who if Gen Y? Well that term is subjective no one can agree on the the years. I like the years that the book “The Age Curve” has, so I will use that. Baby Boomers 1946-1964 Gen X 1965-1984 Gen Y 1985-2010 according to the book the last generation was 25 years long has not …

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Economic Indicators From the US CENSUS

Stats from the US CENSUS  Housing Vacancies and Homeownership Homeownership Rate (HR) The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2012 (65.5 percent) was lower than the second quarter 2011 rate (65.9 percent). The homeownership rate in the South was lower than the corresponding second quarter 2011 rate, while the rates in the Northeast, Midwest, and West …

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Pending Home Sales Slip

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To Flip or Not to Flip That is Today’s Question.

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To flip or not to flip. With the some markets rising in prices you might think its a good opportunity to maybe flip a house. What does it mean to flip a house? First you have to buy the house at a discount, and then can’t stress this enough ADD VALUE. Followed my reselling it. Simple Right? Now …

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Rental Licensing Ordinance

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What is a “Rental Licensing Ordinance” is a sense to Police landlords. Skokie a suburb of Chicago wants an Ordinance that will require property owner and/or property managers to pay per rental. It is $10 per unit for property managers and $25 for owners. I don’t thing they fees overlap its one or the other. Is this good? The city would …

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Savers are Losers (Part 2)

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Yesterday my post gave examples of how saving in a bank people lose money. Now I will give you examples of how you can make more. May favorite investing strategy is real estate investing. I will give you some example of investing with out getting dirty or leaving the house. Well you might want to leave the house. How do you …

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Affordable Care Act Was Upheld Now What?

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Since the Affordable care act was upheld a few weeks ago I understood why the Hospital stock went up. Now they will not take a loss on those who can’t pay. With the law upheld what does that mean for Real estate investors? I was wondering what this meant for us in general I knew …

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