Home Sales Constrained by Weather and High Prices

Posted by Mario Johnson // February 5, 2014

Despite a relatively encouraging 2013, the housing sector has struggled to maintain traction. Home sales on a national level appear to be stalling. Of particular concern, however, was a larger-than-expected decline in signed contracts. Experts familiar with the market have attributed the slowdown to higher prices and colder weather. Prospective homebuyers, locked in to buy an […]

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Is Equity Really Important?

Posted by Mario Johnson // January 29, 2014

Like most real estate news, positive reports are typically followed by negative ones. Just last week alone, there was a report from CoreLogic stating that more than three million homeowners regained positive equity since the start of this year. While this should be seen as a positive, it was accompanied by data that over six […]

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Evaluate Every Property On Its Own Merit

Posted by Mario Johnson // January 22, 2014

Knowing which advice to listen to is perhaps one of the best attributes an investor can have. If you have been in the business long enough, you will have already discovered that every investor has an opinion. A lot of opinions are centered around investing locations. There are certain areas and neighborhoods that some investors […]

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The Driving Force Behind Higher Mortgage Costs In 2014

Posted by Mario Johnson // January 15, 2014

With the recovery of the housing sector appearing sustainable for the moment, big changes are expected in the New Year. People are most likely aware that housing prices should continue to rise. However, what else can we expect to happen in 2014? For starters, mortgage costs are predicted to rise for borrowers that are unable […]

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Two Resolutions Every Investor Needs To Consider for 2014

Posted by Mario Johnson // January 8, 2014

With the New Year quickly approaching, investors of every level are scurrying to place 2013 in the books and move on. The transition, in and of itself, should serve as a time of reflection. For many, this can either mean evaluating past performances or making New Year’s resolutions that further their business endeavors. However, investors […]

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The Importance Of A Good Listing Strategy

Posted by Mario Johnson // January 1, 2014

Imagine that you have just finished a rehab project and couldn’t be more excited with how the property turned out. You proceed to look at the recent sales in the area and you feel that your property has exceeded the quality of those respective houses. The only question you have is whether or not to […]

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Buyers Expected To Make Moves This Winter

Posted by Mario Johnson // December 25, 2013

Despite the challenges prospective home buyers faced in the summer months, those who were unable to acquire a home are expected to do so this winter. According to’s Winter Home Buyer Report, those that missed out on homes earlier this year are expected to actively participate in the market over winter. The next few […]

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Surround Yourself With The Right People

Posted by Mario Johnson // December 18, 2013

Who influences you on a daily basis has as much to do with your success as anything else you do as an investor. If you are surrounded by people who have a negative attitude and perpetuate a similar atmosphere, you will ultimately adopt their perspective in one way or another. Conversely, if you are around […]

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Staging: Leave A Good Impression With Buyers

Posted by Mario Johnson // December 11, 2013

You can have the most attractive property in the neighborhood, but unless buyers can visualize themselves living in it, they will probably not make an offer. Anytime you are selling real estate, you want to give your buyers a feel of what it would be like to live in your respective property. If they walk […]

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Pay It Forward This Holiday Season

Posted by Mario Johnson // December 4, 2013

Investing in real estate, regardless of their financial position, awards entrepreneurs with several opportunities not made available to others. Accordingly, those involved with residential redevelopment have a measurable and immediate impact on the social good of a geographic region. A symbiotic relationship exists between them and the communities they proceed to rehab. An investor’s participation […]

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