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Entries from March 2008

What drives Real Estate values?

March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Tweet Do you know what drives real estate values? (OK besides the silly speculation we saw over the last few years). It is jobs. Jobs drive population growth. Population growth fuels demand. More demand drives up prices. Pretty simple huh? Jobs also drive the demand for office and industrial space. More rooftops drives the demand […]

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Tags: Business and Finance · real estate

Subprime mortgage problems explained

March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Tweet Here is PowerPoint explaining the sub-prime mortgage problems and how they came about. It is quite funny but contains language that some may find objectionable. The Subprime Primer Again, I caution about the language. Imagine the type of language you might use if your house was foreclosed upon. I found this on Cass Tyson’s […]

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Tags: Humor · real estate

Tenant Screening

March 19th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Tweet Tenant screening is one of the keys to being a successful landlord.  Sadly many landlords do a poor job of this. Sometimes it’s lazyness, sometimes ignorance, sometimes simply desperation to get someone tenant back in the property to help make mortgage payments. Trust me on this one, it is time well spent. You simply […]

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Tags: Landlording · real estate

Landlording tips

March 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Tweet Surfing the web lead me to Scott Ficek’s Minnesota Investment Real Estate Blog. He has a number of tips about landlording. He had an interesting post about a tenant that claimed that the rent was no longer due on the first because the landlord regularly accepted rent later. He includes a link to the […]

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Tags: Landlording · real estate

Thousands of shards of glass!

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Tweet I was speaking with attorney Jim Goodrich from the firm of Saul Ewing today and he had a great line. “Attorneys do not see the glass as half empty or as half full. We see thousands of shards of glass anxious to get free.” Who says attorneys don’t have a sense of humor. Keep laughing, […]

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Tags: Humor