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A diseconomy in real estate is a condition unrelated to the property itself that can negatively affect its value.  An example of this might be an area that was recently flooded (even if the subject property was not), a home that backs up to a cemetery or trailer park, or a property that is situat...
10/26/2015
QUESTION: Can you find deals to flip on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?The simple answer to this question, one that I receive all the time, is NO, you can’t find deals to flip on the MLS.  Whenever I post something on my website or Facebook about the lack of deals on the MLS, I always get som...
09/17/2015
It's time to say goodbye to real estate closings as we've known them for the last several years.  The infamous HUD-1 Settlement statement, which is used by title companies and closing attorneys in nearly every real estate transaction, is officially being retired.  The much-maligned and often crit...
09/08/2015
  Question: What is FHA's 90 Day Anti-Flip Rule?For a number of years now, FHA has enforced a 90 day anti-flipping rule which prevents an investor from reselling a home to a buyer using FHA financing until that have owned the property for at least 90 days.  While some investors might think this i...
08/07/2015
If walls could talk, do you know what your investment property would be saying?  I think most of us probably cringe at the thought of what might have occurred at a property before we bought it, especially considering the condition in which we oftentimes find them.  In most cases it’s easier to ju...
02/04/2015
James, one of our subscribers, recently posted the following question on our website: “Would it be better to purchase homes from distressed sellers, or to buy foreclosures?” As always, an excellent and insightful question, which is why I chose to answer it as a part of this month’s “ASK the P.I....
01/20/2015
Yes, it’s that time of the year once again. With the changing of the calendar, and a fresh 365 out in front of us, there are a few traditions that we all must endure. For the past few days you’ve probably had to scribble out 2014 more times than you can count. The NCAA and its high-paying sponsor...
01/07/2015
“Best (& Worst) Beach Bodies of the Year”. That was the headline that grabbed my attention a while back as I stood in line at the grocery store.  And it wasn't for the most obvious reason that a 30-something year old man might be tempted to take a peek. In contrast, this was much less of a tempta...
11/13/2014
        I received a great question from Charles, one of our guild members, a few days ago...and I thought it was the perfect choice for this month's "Ask the P.I.G." video.  Charles wanted to know what is the best way to find real estate "hot spots", or the highly desirable neighborhoods in you...
11/02/2014
Check out the above video for my answer to J. Paul's question, "What's the difference between transactional funding and hard money lending?"  They are completely different forms of financing a property, and so it's important to know the difference between the two, and which deals would require w...
10/20/2014
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