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The Case For Rentals – Part 1: Start Up Capital

Nothing works without “Start Up Capital” The rental side of the business has many advantages for both brokerages and individual agents. In this series I am going to outline many of the benefits to both companies and agents. The first topic that will be addressed is the capital required to launch a company or an individual career in real [...]

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Midtown takes Miami: Is SoFlo the new Soho?

Shopping center and NYC commercial office space owner, Sam Tawfik, recently shelled out $12 million for 27 apartments off of Miami’s Biscayne Boulevard, with hopes of transforming the up-and-coming neighborhood into a 1990’s version of SoHo. "This is the time to be a New York seller and a Miami buyer," said Tawfik. "The upside is [...]

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Can You Guess Which Building Makes More Profit?

Probably not, but after Argus Valuation DCF training… You will. Imagine if you could effectively analyze a building’s 10-15 year projections within hours, in order to clearly define the value of the property. Imagine being fully capable to determine which property is worth purchasing, without having the hassle of sifting through endless data.  It’s possible… [...]

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Deal Buster: The Bank Turns Down a Mortgage Application Because of Your Employment History

Today’s post is the first on a series that will explore unexpected problems that can threaten real estate deals. Today we will explore your options if a bank or other mortgage lender threatens to turn down your application because of your employment history or income level. The problem . . . Maybe your income is [...]

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Should You Set Up Your Real Estate Company as an LLC?

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a business structure that combines some the features of a partnership and a corporation. Over the last decade, LLCs have become the preferred way for groups of real estate investors to structure their businesses. Why have LLCs become so popular today? Here are three reasons . . . They [...]

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Consider Transportation when You Pick Residential and Rental Properties

Transportation to and from residential properties influences their ability to generate income and appreciate in value. There are two kinds of transportation to keep in mind: public transportation and roads. But start by considering who will occupy the property that you will rent or sell. Are they more likely to drive to the places where [...]

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Understand Real Estate Contracts, Forms and Agreements

Even if you’re new to real estate, you’ve already encountered lots of contracts and agreements that you’ve had to sign. Chances are that you’ve already negotiated . . . Listing agreements with realtors Contracts with individuals who have committed to buy your properties Contracts with sellers whose properties you intend to buy Applications for permits [...]

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How Many Properties Should You See in One Day?

Looking at properties can be exhausting and frustrating, especially if you are looking for that “perfect” first property to purchase. As one young investor sums it up, “I have now spent day after day riding around in the car of a real estate agent who drives me from home to home, and none of them [...]

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Four Great Real Estate Investments for Areas that Are Recovering

If you are a real estate investor with vision, you have already identified some cities or regions that will recover strongly as the economy continues to rebound. The question is, how can you invest money now and not lose it while you are waiting for things to improve? Here are four investing options that can [...]

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What to Examine in a Pre-Closing Home Inspection

The closing for the house you’re buying is only a few hours away. Whether you are buying your first house or your fifteenth, it’s an exciting time. Yet you can’t get carried away with the emotion of the moment. You still have some “due diligence” to attend to, in the form of a pre-closing inspection. [...]