Daily Archives: August 27, 2015

Real estate for sale in Branchburg Twp. New Jersey – MLS# 3219949



Bloomberg View

A Real Estate Recovery That's Not Quite There
Bloomberg View
We interrupt this crash and recovery for a brief word about the economy, in particular residential real estate and new home sales. This is an area of the economy I have been studying and writing about for decades. New home sales were reported earlier ...

The necessity of real estate in plans for FI?

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:39:25 -0800

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 Investing Tip: Becoming A Foreclosure Insider


Real estate company shuts down open houses after realtor targeted by gang threat
DES MOINES, Iowa – A real estate company immediately shut down all open houses across Iowa after one of its agents received a threat. According to the Des Moines Register, a female realtor received a call from a stranger, who claimed that her business ...
Iowa Real Estate Agent Threatened as Part of 'Gang Initiation'ABC News
Real Estate Agent Issues: Why Are Real Estate Agents Sued?Realty Today
Victoria Fredrickson of Fireside Real Estate in Seattle, WA Awarded the 2016 ...Benzinga
Worcester Telegram -The Phnom Penh Post
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Real Estate/Estate Agents, what are the questions buyers SHOULD be asking you, but aren't?

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:27:27 -0700

[edit]: These answers are awesome. Also, RIP my inbox =)

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Real estate for sale in North Haledon New Jersey – MLS# 1506790


'Big Pink' sold in massive Portland real estate deal
Moody's Investors Service put out a notice earlier this month that it had reviewed the transaction for the credit impact associated with it. Unico confirmed the deal in a brief statement from Brian Pearce, the company's senior vice president of real ...
'Big Pink' sold in latest massive Portland real estate dealPortland Business Journal (blog)

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Montecito Real Estate

Information and news about real estate in Montecito, California [link]