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A Decade Since the Housing Crash

It's been a decade since it happened. Is there still a glutton of inventory in the marketplace after the real estate fall out of 2008? Last week we talked about how flipping houses affects the economy and visa versa (to read more <CLICK HERE>). This week, let's take a look through a different lens. The effects of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression still impact our world a decade later. An article put out by USA Today stated, "By one Federal Reserve estimate, the country lost almost an entire year's worth of ...

Are Flipped Houses Bad for the Housing Market?

Do Flipped Homes Dramatically Change the Housing Market? When it comes to investing in distressed homes, I’ve heard it all. You probably have, too, especially if you've been in the industry long enough and have explained what you do to enough of your friends and family. Most recently, I had the opportunity to tackle a concern from an upset buyer who claimed that the rise in renovated houses was ruining the housing market. Coming to Spokane, Washington from a larger market where home prices had risen steadily over recent years, he noticed a correlation ...

How to Shred Through 200,000+ Phone Numbers

How to Shred Through 200,000+ Phone Numbers Getting through 200,000 phone numbers is doable. In fact, I’ll go as far as to say it’s easy. Now, like most things, you can tear through these phone numbers one of two ways; the long, hard, trial-and-error way on your own or you can do it the tried-and-true way by learning from someone who has consistently done it…in 20 seconds… Impossible? Who thinks a phone book is durable? Could you run over it with your car without causing too much harm? Could you wedge it between a ...

By |February 9th, 2018|Categories: Entrepreneurship, Personal Growth, Uncategorized|

Closing Like a Pro

Good Sales People Aren’t Born, They’re Trained. “But I’m not a salesperson,” you say. “I don’t need to close sales because real estate investing doesn’t require sales. That’s why I have an agent who sells the houses for me!” Excuse me while I take a sip of my coffee to suppress my chuckling. You could be the best in your area at marketing and creating leads. You could have all the distressed houses at your fingertips. But unless you can get the seller to sign, you’re out a whole lot of work while someone ...

Small House, Big Payoff

Nathan Brown had always watched the flipping shows on TV and talked about one day doing a project, but it wasn’t until he returned from a vacation when he realized it was time to do something about it. With instruction and guidance from Lee Arnold of the Lee Arnold System for Real Estate Investing, Nathan took the plunge. “After so many HGTV, DIY Network and Do It Yourself home shows, we knew it was time to take the plunge. Calling COGO capital was the first step in a great decision. Talking with Lee and his staff, ...

Determining Your Property Values

Determining Your Property Values Before you place a bid at a foreclosure auction, you need to understand what a home's value is. You should also know the property's lien position, do a title search, understand your exit strategy, and get your financial ducks in a row. To read more about the other steps <CLICK HERE> 1) Drive by the Property We need to drive by the property. Do not buy a property if you or someone you trust and are working with drives by it. If you buy a property at an auction, you ...

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