Tag: real estate

Your First Rental Property: Exactly How Should You Screen A Tenant?

November 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Your First Rental Property: Exactly How Should You Screen A Tenant?

People who have never owned a home before tend to wish for home ownership more than any other group of people. Why? Owning a home comes with many responsibilities and potential financial risk. Plumbing might freeze and bust during winter, requiring immediate repair. The refrigerator could stop blowing cold air, causing food to ruin until […]

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Pros And Cons Of REIT Investments-How To Build Real Estate Wealth

October 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pros And Cons Of REIT Investments-How To Build Real Estate Wealth

REIT Pros & Cons Learn how to invest in real estate funds without much cash. Discover whether adding real estate to your investments is right for you in this 2nd part of the Real Estate Investing Series. Part 1 of this Real Estate Investing Series-“Being a Landlord Sucks-Why You Shouldn’t Invest in Real Estate” – […]

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The Pros Of Being A Landlord – Why You Should Invest In Real Estate

October 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Pros Of Being A Landlord – Why You Should Invest In Real Estate

This post is written by John from ESI Money. The Pros of Being a Landlord A while ago Barbara wrote a post titled Being a Landlord Sucks — Why You Shouldn’t Invest in Real Estate. It was an interesting title that showed up in my feed reader. Since I’m a big fan of real estate investing, […]

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Are You Actually Making Money In Real Estate Investing?

October 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Are You Actually Making Money In Real Estate Investing?

One of the best long-term investments you can make is in investment real estate. Those that invest in real estate successfully will not only see long-term value appreciation, but can earn short-term cash flow. While it can be a great investment, it is also complicated. One of the biggest complications in real estate investing is […]

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Why And How To Diversify With Real Estate

October 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why And How To Diversify With Real Estate

Guest columnist, Joseph Hogue, CFA   Don’t let the headaches of real estate investing keep you from diversifying your portfolio into one of the best long-term assets. Despite what you might hear on the 3am infomercials, real estate investing is hard work. Barbara explained in an earlier post about why she gave up being a landlord decades […]

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My Take On Real Estate Crowdfunding

October 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
My Take On Real Estate Crowdfunding

I have been reading about real estate crowdfunding platforms over the past several months. Many of these platforms seem to market to investors, showcasing high dividend yields in the 8% – 10%/year range. I was intrigued, and tried researching those. After all, if I can obtain 10%/year investing in real estate easily, I can just retire […]

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Real Estate Investing: Here Are 4 Timeless Strategies To Use

September 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Real Estate Investing: Here Are 4 Timeless Strategies To Use

For new investors, getting into the business of buying, selling, and renting homes may seem pretty ambitious. But like any other area of personal finance expertise, real estate investing boils down to some simple basics. With the right strategies, patience, and a willingness to learn, it’s a discipline that can help you make strides on […]

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The Third Time Is The Charm

July 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Third Time Is The Charm

It’s been ten years since the housing and mortgage bubble began to unravel. While the exact date is debatable, I remember July 2007 as a very important month. It was when Bear Stearns announced two of its funds holding subprime mortgages lost most of their value. Shortly after, the marginal buyer or borrower, discovered it would become […]

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Farmland Prices Surged 22%… Should You Buy?

April 12, 2011 | By | Reply More
Farmland Prices Surged 22%… Should You Buy?

I’ve never seen anything quite like this… The price for an acre of farmland has gone ballistic.  The ultra safe asset shot up 22% last year! When I first read the news I thought, “This is great!” You see, my family has owned irrigated cropland in central Nebraska for more than a century.  (And I’ve […]

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Is Diversification Worth It?

August 10, 2010 | By | Reply More
Is Diversification Worth It?

How do you feel about adding pork belly futures to your portfolio?  How about Bolivian government bonds?  Hey, the investment experts are always telling us how important it is to diversify… But is diversification even really worthwhile? The short answer… it all depends on how you diversify. First off, let’s talk about what diversification means. […]

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