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Sellers’ Market

About 2 years ago I posted a blog titled “Timing the Market – When to Buy?”.  In this blog I pointed out the common tendencies of Buyers in various market cycles.  “…through the many real estate cycles over the years it has been apparent that when prices in the market are declining, buyers tend to…

Don’t Buy a House!

Obviously I am not a real estate agent or broker, because you probably wouldn’t hear that sentiment from your friendly neighborhood Realtor.  The reason for this “buck the trend” statement of “Don’t Buy a House!” is to hopefully enlighten those who desperately want the American Dream but inevitably end up with, the more common, American…
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Playing the “Leverage Game”

“Real Estate leverage is a beautiful thing…” I say this often when discussing investments with my friends and clients. And of course, leverage can also lead you down a dark path if you are not careful. But, if you play the game conservatively, it can change the way you view an investment. When thinking about…
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Timing the Market – When to Buy?

“What’s going to happen with the market?” “Is now a good time to buy?” I get these questions often, and of course the questioner is hoping to find out if the real estate market is going to continue in one direction or go in another. My answer to these future predicting questions is always the…
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Investing vs. Speculating

I talk with people about investing in real estate most every day, and many are first time investors, meaning they own a house and maybe a vacation home, but are now looking to “invest” in real estate.  The comments I often get are, “I’m thinking of purchasing another home or condominium in the neighborhood as…
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