Weekly Digs – Thanks to the Wild West

Lower mortgage rates are holding up the housing market, especially in the West. And the summer has shown a slight uptick in home sales throughout the country. We also explore the Buy-And-Hold strategy in Real Estate, and how effective it can be as an investment vehicle. All this and more below the fold!


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  • Buy and Hold Real Estate Strategy: Pros, Cons, and Maximizing Your Income
    • Looking for an investment strategy that helps you create ongoing passive income? Income streams that will keep coming in for the rest of your life? That’s the beauty of the buy-and-hold real estate strategy: you put in the work and money once, and give yourself the…
  • Are US Housing Markets in a Real Estate Bubble in 2019?
    • Remember 2008? It represented the second-largest recession we’ve lived through, junior only to the Great Depression. Since the 2008 housing bubble and subsequent collapse, many Americans continue living with a sense of fear about the economy and the housing market…
  • Driving for Dollars & How to Find Motivated Sellers
    • When Deni and I poll new real estate investors about their greatest challenges, two answers pop up again and again: coming up with a down payment and finding good deals on real estate. So we talk about those two challenges a lot 😊 But the thing about finding deals is…
  • How Much Emergency Fund Should I Have as a Property Owner?
    • Just 40% of Americans could cover an emergency expense costing $1,000, per a 2019 study by Bankrate. The other 60% would be up the creek without a paddle. Because emergencies do happen, and not just to other people, either. Three out of ten Americans say they or an…

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    • Hours upon hours and days upon days can be spent planning and executing student housing lease-ups. Vendor schedules must be coordinated, leases approved, apartments assigned and roommates matched. Property management technology can assist but the sweat of the brow is often necessary. Most of all, listening to students and parents as they embark upon one[…]
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    • The perfect time to leave a truly green mark on an apartment’s landscape is during the renovation. Property rehabilitation can not only upgrade the look and feel inside but improve out-of-date landscapes with a more modern – and sensible – look that’s environmentally pleasing. Previous perceptions that green landscapes are boring and costly are being[…]
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