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Staying Atop The Fed Interest Rates Game

What’s up with the Fed rate hike… This week’s news from the Federal Reserve about hiking the Fed interest rate a quarter of a point came as good news to the stock market. Many articles have come out recently, mostly lauding the Federal interest rate hike. But what about the effect on property investors? How […]

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Investment Property Buying Tips

What the pros know Beginning property investors often ask me for advice on how to obtain the best “deal” on any piece of real estate investment.  The problem is that this assumes there actually is such a thing as a “deal” on investment property.  In reality, there are smart moves one can take to place […]

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Found Water Damage? Great!…

An instructive lesson… I recently showed a foreclosed property in my area to a prospective buyer family. The husband and wife were quite enamored of the home – before they actually saw it in person. Then, when they got to actually go down into the basement, things, well, fell apart for them. There was a […]

Financing

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What Lies Ahead For The Capital Gains Tax?

Capital gains tax outlook… It appears the future for the capital gains tax rate 2016 is going to remain the same as the capital gains rate in 2015.  That is, in a presidential election year as this one is, most assuredly nothing is going to change.  Certainly, of all the top campaign issues being debated right […]

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Found Water Damage? Great!

An instructive lesson… I recently showed a foreclosed property in my area to a prospective buyer family. The husband and wife were quite enamored of the home – before they actually saw it in person. Then, when they got to actually go down into the basement, things, well, fell apart for them. There was a […]

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Environmental Concerns Of Abandoned…

Abandoned property falsehoods… When searching for abandoned properties to invest in, it can be easy to get swept away with the concept of making the great “deal.” However, as most experienced property investors already understand, this is a foolhardy approach to investing. As I have mentioned in a recent article here on the abandoned properties […]

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