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5 Irrational Behaviors To Avoid When Real Estate Investing

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Channing Tatum And Jenna Dewan Step Up Their Real Estate Game
Forbes
Looks like Channing Tatum and his lovely wife, Jenna Dewan, are trying to Step Up their real estate game. The “it” couple, who starred together in the popular high school dance flick, have decided to put on their dancing shoes and shimmy on over to ...
Time to Imagine Yourself Inside Channing Tatum's New HomeCurbed National
Inside Channing Tatum's Big Boring New House in Beverly HillsCurbed LA

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Here's me bitching about the real estate market in Austin

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:23:25 -0700

So before I begin, let me just say I was born in Austin in 84. Sure, my parents came from California a couple years before, but I've been here my whole life.

I got married a couple years ago and me and my wife have been saving for our first house. We have the money, but this real estate market has made it almost impossible for us to buy a house.

Let me give you some examples of what happens when we like a house that we see online:

20% of the time, the house is already pending (even though it had just been posted the previous day)

30% of the time, I go out with our realtor, by myself, and then the house is already pending before my wife can come see it (the next morning, so within 18 hours). I'm starting to realize I should just put a bid on the house just assuming my wife will also want it.

20% of the time, we put in an offer above asking price, and we get out-bid. For instance we just put an offer of 195k on a 193k asking price, and got out-bid.

The rest of the time, we just end up not liking the house.

So, in conclusion, does anyone have a 3-4 bedroom house in South Austin for under $200k that they're gonna sell this summer?

ITS A GREAT FUCKING MARKET, IF YOU'RE SELLING! (and shitty shitty shitty if you're buying)

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What $1 million buys in Spring real estate
Chron.com
To get the best bang for your buck in Houston-area real estate, you may want to head to Spring. Homes in that suburb are expansive, often custom-built and frequently situated on acres of land. Take a look at what about $1 million will buy you in Spring.

seeing a lot of people frustrated with brokers and finding apartments. im an ex real estate broker who can explain the ins and outs of the real estate biz and can help you not get screwed by a broker or landlords/mgmt!

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:15:19 -0700

i first posted a big, long wordy post about how brokers often can screw you over when it comes to real estate in manhattan. however, i know many of you have questions and would like advice/are curious about finding apartments and how it works. (please note, i only worked in manhattan, so generally i can give advice, but mostly about manhattan and brooklyn, as i dont know as much about bronx, queens, and staten island.)

finding real estate is hard, especially in nyc and even moreso during summer. i used to be a successful real estate broker who quit because of pressure by my bosses to get more deals and placed money over customers. real estate is a big business - after all, EVERYONE needs a place to live. however, that also means that people will get screwed over, and you cant screw people over when it comes to the place where they will live and sign a lease locking them in to living at the same place, sometimes for up to two or even sometimes 3 years. seeing people get screwed over angers me a lot, so i want to help out and maybe shed some light about how things go down in the real estate world. (text post, so i dont get karma or whatever. i really dont care about that, i just want to help out.)

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The Stars Don’t Align in Real Estate Investing – Peter Vekselman


Benzinga

Real Estate Crowdfunding: Are IPOs The Next Step?
Benzinga
The days of real estate developers penciling out a deal on the back of a napkin, putting together a spreadsheet model, showing it to a local commercial bank, and walking out with close to 100 percent loan to value financing for a "can't miss" project ...

Gallup: Poor Americans think Gold is the best long term investment, other Americans think it's real estate

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:03:10 -0700

This gallup poll asks Americans "What is the best long term investment?"

That real-estate-as-top-pick view largely applies to upper-income Americans, living in households with incomes of $75,000 and over. Gallup found that 31% of those in the lower-income bracket — living on less than $30,000 — believe gold is the best investment option, followed by real estate, at 28%, and stocks, at 13%.

In between, those on incomes of $30,000 to $74,999 give gold, stocks and real estate equal billing at 26%

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/04/21/poor-americans-pick-gold-over-stocks-as-the-best-investment/?link=sfmw_fb

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