A Change In Perspective: What Homeowners Really Want

Posted by Mario Johnson // November 27, 2013

Despite recent home appreciation rates, buyers and owners remain reluctant to participate in the housing sector. Today’s market is fraught with too much uncertainty, as memories of the previous housing bubble still ring true for many Americans. Furthermore, the impact of the recent government shutdown did little to instill confidence in the housing sector’s ability […]

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How To Add Value To Your Property

Posted by Mario Johnson // November 20, 2013

You may not be thinking about it, but at some point you are going to sell your property. Some of the decisions you make now, or even before you buy, can greatly affect the future value of your property. Contrary to what some investors may have thought, your property will not automatically appreciate 5-10% every […]

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10 Rehabbing Health Hazards To Watch Out For

Posted by Mario Johnson // November 13, 2013

Regardless of your experience, the prospect of rehabbing a recently acquired property conjures up visions of grandeur and excitement. It is relatively easy to get carried away with the blank canvas that is your subject property. Of particular concern, however, are those that neglect the importance of due diligence. It is unwise to jump into […]

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Preventative Maintenance For the Winter Months

Posted by Mario Johnson // November 6, 2013

With fall and winter quickly approaching, now is the time to take care of seasonal priorities on your rental properties. If you take the time and spend the money now, you can prevent major expenses down the road. Many landlords wonder why their homes keep breaking down and things keep popping up. It is because […]

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The Real Danger of Misrepresenting Repair Costs

Posted by Mario Johnson // October 30, 2013

Estimating repair costs is full of pitfalls for real estate investors, and done incorrectly can result in major problems… Accurately assessing repair costs has long been one of the biggest issues for real estate investors and one repeatedly underestimated. Underestimating repairs is perhaps the biggest danger to completing profitable flips and rehabs. If you are […]

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Determining Property Value

Posted by Mario Johnson // October 23, 2013

The increase in foreclosures and short sales have made it increasingly difficult to determine the true property value of a subject house. A home bought at a severe discount is difficult to comp because appraisers are having a tough time determining how much of the discount was a result of the market. Each property and […]

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Cheap Kitchen Remodels: Under $500: Inexpensive Ways to Spice Up Cooking Time for Your Family

Posted by Mario Johnson // October 16, 2013

Homeowners seem to instinctively know remodeling the kitchen and bathroom will pay off when you sell—not to mention how happier it will make your family while you stay. But most people don’t have enough money or time for a complete overhaul. According to a Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies report on remodeling, minor remodeling […]

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Government Shutdown Helps Real Estate Investors

Posted by Mario Johnson // October 9, 2013

Is the U.S. government shutdown really a threat to the current housing rebound? Or, could it provide one of the biggest boosts to real estate investing we’ve seen in seven years? While there are many sad and negative implications from a government shutdown, it certainly isn’t the end of the world. It isn’t the first […]

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Overcoming the fear of Investing in Real Estate

Posted by Mario Johnson // September 25, 2013

How can you overcome fear and doubt to successfully invest in real estate? Overcoming fear is an essential and critical component of any business, especially if you intend to invest in real estate. Fear of the unknown holds many would-be investors back from getting started, as well as preventing those already in the business from […]

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Benefits of Investors to Local Housing Markets

Posted by Mario Johnson // September 18, 2013

The United States housing market is the foundation of our fragile economy, as made evident by the current recession and real estate bubble. Its downward trend in recent years has crippled our economy while placing millions of Americans in financial purgatory. It appears, however, that the worst may be behind us. Pending home sales continue […]

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