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What Do Falling Oil Prices Mean For Real Estate Markets?
Forbes
According to a recent report from real estate data service Trulia, the major U.S. cities with the highest employment share in oil-related industries are Bakersfield, Baton Rouge, Houston, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, New Orleans and Fort Worth. All of these ...

Real estate agents of Brisbane, why does all your outdoor advertising have a picture of your stupid face on it?

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:31:56 -0800

Seriously. Is it a law or something? I have never seen some picture of a real estate agent and said wow, that's the insincere smile that is going to sell my house.

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Real Estate Investing Tips: Sneaky Trick 1 – How To Find Cash Buyers


Wall Street Journal

Chinese Real-Estate Firm Looks West—to California
Wall Street Journal
A Chinese real-estate firm known for its big investments at home is casting its net much farther afield, becoming one of the most aggressive property buyers in California. China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. and its chairman, Lu Zhiqiang, have poured ...

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The necessity of real estate in plans for FI?

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:39:25 +0000

I'm currently reading the Automatic Millionaire Homeowner by David Bach. I think a lot of his statements are problematic, but I can't deny that the majority of people who've become FI seem to have a heavy involvement with real estate. Maybe it's just confirmation bias though. Therefore, I'm wondering if anyone has become FI (or is on the way to becoming FI) without significantly personally investing in real estate (I don't consider REITs, just people who own property and are landlords or use a property management company).

If real estate is necessary (or at least, makes the journey much shorter), how does someone with absolutely no knowledge go about getting started? Is it just a matter of having the discipline to save up a down payment and then hiring a property management company? Or should you learn how to do home repairs and buy fixer-uppers? If the latter, how do you learn those skills, assuming you don't have any friends or relatives to show you how -- do you just sign up for classes at the local community college?

Edit: I'm in Canada -- does that change your advice in any way? I live in one of the big cities with heated markets, and some people are predicting a cool off if oil prices stay low, which is why my interest has been piqued.

Edit #2: I've seen some interesting answers. Here's another discussion point: How long will it take (or did it take) for you to reach FI? For further clarification: a) did you use real estate? b) how big was your portfolio when you reached your goal? c) what's your current "passive" monthly income?

Feel free to answer some or none of those questions if they're too intrusive!

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Real estate for sale in Oradell New Jersey – MLS# 1439206


The Intercept - First Look Media

House of Cards: A DC Real Estate Column
The Intercept - First Look Media
The median net worth of the current Congress is slightly north of $1 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, and that surely understates their wealth because it's based on financial disclosure forms that don't require the listing of ...

What's the most messed up thing you've seen a real estate agent do/say?

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:17:35 -0700

Last year when i was looking for a pet friendly place in Somerville, I had not one, but three agencies seriously suggest that I put my dog down to help find me a place. Joking or not that's still messed up right? What are your real estate stories?

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