Monthly Archives: October 2015

All About the Commercial Loan Process – Real Estate Investment Tips




Michael Shannon On His Ruthless '99 Homes' Real Estate Agent: “I Don't Think ...
At Monday's Awardsline screening for Broad Green's 99 Homes, actor Michael Shannon continued to find himself in a similar situation he's been experiencing throughout the film's press tour: Audiences actually mistake him for his character in 99 Homes ...

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I am a 20 year old US Soldier with plans to begin a career in real estate after I leave the military.

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 03:27:22 -0800

So I am about a year away from the end of my service. I have served honorably up to this point, including currently being on my second deployment. I am an infantryman and unfortunately that includes not having an actual skill outside of the military. Before joining the military I had aspirations to have a career in real estate flipping houses. I put that aside, joined the military first and served like I planned. Now that I have achieved that goal and served our country honorably, my mind is back on track to my next goal.

So the question is where do I even begin? Where should I look for help? What should I read? Who should I talk to? What should I research? What should I not get caught up in? Where did you begin? Where should I network?

I have the Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bill available to me after I am out. The benefit is designed to help servicemembers and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training. So I could go to school and get educated in Real Estate.

I am looking to begin my career in my hometown of Bradenton, FL, with the little researched knowledge I have, I would like to say that it is a decent market to begin. I am willing to begin elsewhere but not too far that my children will grow up with little relations to their grandparents. I forgot to mention I have my first son on the way in a few months. That much more reason to be determined.

If anyone could help me out in any way, that being advice, tips, opinions etc. Thank you kindly. 🙂

Edit 1: I didn't mean to sound like my only intention is to flip houses. First and foremost I have zero experience in real estate, I have only what I have read and researched. I need a place to start and who better to ask than someone who has done that already. I would like to maybe someday be experienced enough, and then flip houses.

Edit 2: For anyone wondering, my mindset before was to not go to school but rather jump into an investment group with one of my best friends in Jacksonville, FL. Now I can see more than just my intentions, this thread has only helped shape the plan to my future and I will take as much as I can into account. I would like to thank everyone who had positive input, I have read every single comment and saved the ones I believed to be the most helpful to my development. To all the debbie downers, I appreciate your concern, but if I had any I would give up on the dream. Any further opinions would be helpful and appreciated. Thank you

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New Jersey Real Estate Townhouse Wayne Home For Sale


Inside Katy Perry's Real-Estate Soap Opera: Why Nuns and the Catholic Church ...
High-end real-estate feuds are as commonplace in Los Angeles as cloudless skies. But in the past months, this one has become national news. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez is fighting with five elderly IHM sisters over the sale of the convent -- a ...

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Santa Barbara Real Estate

Information and news about real estate in Santa Barbara, California and the surrounding cities [link]

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Podcast: 12 ways to boost your confidence in real estate
Feeling nervous about your real estate deals? Learn the basics so you won't live in fear of not knowing the answers, and commit to being the leader in all your transactions! A big part of feeling nervous comes out of simply not knowing how to cope with ...

Santa Barbara Real Estate

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1623 Martin Rd, Wall Township, NJ 07753-New Jersey Real Estate

The flip side: Anne Arundel residents give real estate rehab a try
While flipping houses has pitfalls, reality television shows documenting these types of businesses have become popular in recent years and some host seminars on how to flip houses, such as FortuneBuilders, owned by Than Merrill of "Flip This House's" ...

Really hot "real estate agent" fuck

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:47:40 -0700

Does anyone have a name for this actress or a source for the video?

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Short Sales Domination Video 1 of 3 | Learn real estate investing Baltimore

Phoenix Business Journal

Study: Real estate agents work harder, get better prices for those from the ...
Phoenix Business Journal
Looking to sell some real estate? You might want to look to someone sitting next to you in church. A new study by a business professor from the University of California at Riverside said home sellers made $4,000 more on average when they used a real ...

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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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Westfield New Jersey Real Estate – Home Inspector Reports

The Cannabist

Marijuana industry drives Denver real estate recovery
The Cannabist
The moratorium is set to expire Jan. 1, although the City Council could extend or modify it, a Denver spokesman said. Marijuana entered the real estate game in force just as “the industrial market and economy was coming out of the doldrums” of the ...

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My listing agent will not market my house on Zillow, the largest real estate website!

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:37:43 -0700

I just put my house up for sale, and it's shown on and a few other websites. I checked Zillow and it wasn't updated to show my newly listed house. When I asked my agent why my house isn't shown on Zillow, her response was "It will not automatically load to Zillow. Our company policy does not allow that since there is so much erroneous data on that site and we have no control over what they do with your data once it has been uploaded to their site."

A quick Google search brings up lots of articles about agents getting away from using Trulia and Zillow. As someone who is paying an agent a lofty commission to sell my house, it angers me tremendously that they are refusing to use such a popular tool to market my home. What's up with agents doing this, and how can I get around it? I considered creating my own listing on Zillow, but that's the kind of thing I'm paying her to do!

EDIT: Cool, looks like I struck a nerve with you agents out there. Here's the thing: Nobody gives a shit that agents hate Zillow and other sites. Bottom line is that buyers looking for homes use Zillow more than any other website to find homes. I agree that the Zestimate is a joke (and everyone knows that), but Zillow gets twice as many views as When I'm selling something I want views and Zillow delivers.

Why not do it myself? Well, I did it myself on the last house I sold with tremendous success. Flat fee MLS. It's gotten to the point that anyone can sell a house online. This time it's a relo and my commission is covered and I've already moved away so I'm stuck with an agent.

EDIT 2: We're talking to other agents right now and will likely cut ties with this one and move on.

EDIT 3: Well, our agent just gave in and put us on Zillow. It's only been a couple hours but check out my view stats. Yesterday's uptick was people going to Zillow to learn more about the property and there was nothing but old info and nothing about the house being for sale. Now they see the whole listing. I just cannot understand how this can be a bad thing.

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Free Real Estate Investing Web Class with Ian Flannigan | Freedom Investing Academy

What We Know About the Real Estate Mogul Who's Trying to Defeat Jon Grant (blog)
John Goodman is a wealthy real estate mogul who owns a sprawling car garage full of classic Ferraris and Corvettes. He owns a yacht marina, according to KIRO. He's also investing in defeating Jonathan Grant, a longtime champion of affordable housing ...

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

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:17:35 -0800

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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Real Estate Investing Training Video – Cash Buyer Call LIVE


Applying Analytics to Real Estate Assets
For most companies, one of the biggest commitments they will make — both in regards to cost and flexibility — is in the form of corporate real estate. The purchase or lease of office space can represent not only a significant expense but also an ...

The Golden Globes are picked by just 100 people, including car salesmen, real estate agents and hairdressers

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 04:11:56 -0800

From this Toronto Star article:

Current Hollywood Foreign Press Association members include real-estate agents, car salesmen, showbiz publicists, hairdressers and even a few journalists. All that is required to maintain membership is permanent residence in Southern California (so much for "foreign") and a mere four published articles per year, often in obscure publications that aren't freely disclosed.

The HFPA pretends to be a democratic operation, but it operates mainly in the dark, revealing only the names and the 55 countries represented by its members. (There are four Canadian members, one of whom, Ray Arco, also represents Denmark.)

I know it's mostly about the fancy dresses, but I'm always struck by how much power this group of 100 fairly random people wields. I imagine that they are buried in swag (and, no doubt, the occasional bribe) every year in exchange for their votes.

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Real estate for sale in Elizabeth City New Jersey – MLS# 3231197

Toledo Blade

Bell touts real estate record
Toledo Blade
Mr. Bell said buying land not only ties up city money in unused real estate, but eliminates the tax revenue the city was getting from real estate when it was privately owned. He said the city was getting property tax revenue from Southwyck, but that ...

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**Press Release** Philadelphia Real Estate company is the first in the World to accept Litecoins and Bitcoins for all properties!

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:01:49 -0800

Press Release Philadelphia Real Estate company is the first in the World to accept Bitcoins and Litecoins for all properties! (Coming Soon)

We currently have 60+ for sale in Philadelphia, and every property is available for purchase by anyone in the world!!

Best part is, full or partial payments can be made in either Bitcoins or Litecoins.

We are working to allowing dynamic pricing and immediate purchase, but as of now, due to market volatility and the need for technological upgrades, please inquire about the current Bitcoin and Litecoin prices.

Please pass this on if you know people looking for things to buy with their newly found Bitcoin fortunes! Philadelphia is a great market for Real Estate investments! (Forwards to until I get my LTC prices oniline.)

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Realty Today

Peak making moves in San Fernando Valley real estate market
LA Daily News
It pretty much wants to take over the San Fernando Valley with respect to both the residential and commercial real estate markets, and the cornerstone of that effort is a re-branding with Century 21, the global real estate giant, and the acquisition of ...
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A cautionary story on real estate investment and FI.

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 00:06:37 -0700

There’s a huge amount of enthusiasm for real estate investment in this subreddit, and for totally understandable reasons. For the most part we want FU money as quickly as possible, and, with current equity valuations and bond yields, the returns one could get on leveraged rental properties are incredibly attractive. I’m very guilty of spending a lot time reading about RE investing and running numbers. I live in a city in a growing metropolitan area with a very robust economy, with no evidence of a property bubble, and I’m now at a point where I could afford the down-payment on a sizable apartment building or complex.

So, as a sort of counterpoint to the story from the guy in Kentucky with a couple dozen rental apartments, I wanted to share a brief story that explains why I will never invest in real estate.

TLDR so you can skip a story with too many numbers - As we all know, undiversified assets have real risks.

When my Grandfather was born in Detroit in the 1910s, the population of Detroit was ~500,000, and the region ~750,000. The Great Depression when he was in his teens left him with an unfortunate weariness of stocks, but the growth of Detroit was pretty remarkable. By 1930 ~1.6 million people lived in Detroit, with 2,382,195 in the region (up 62% in just a decade). This growth continued through the 1930s, and was still in full force when he returned to Detroit after 6+ years in the army in 1946. He and my grandmother became real estate brokers, and they invested everything in Detroit real estate. For a while this looked like a great idea. By 1950 Detroit population was ~1.85 million, with 3,344,793 in the region. In the 1950s and 60s the population of the city proper declined slowly, but the region as a whole continued a healthy expansion with 4,736,008 in the region by 1970.

He retired in his late 60s in the 1970s, and figured that he was in pretty good shape. Of course things didn’t turn that well. The bottom really fell out on Detroit in the 70s (-20% population), and things managed to only get worse in subsequent decades. -15% population in the 80s, -10% in the 90s, then things have really accelerated downwards in the last 15 years, but well before then 100% of my grandparents’ investments in Detroit were worthless. They were entirely dependent on my Dad and his siblings for the last 15 years of their life. When he died in Detroit 5-6 years ago in his late 90s, the population there was about equal to what it was when he was born.

Now obviously this isn’t the entire story, for starters he had a massive MI in his 60s, and I doubt he was planning on living ~30 years in retirement (although we are…), but there are several points from this to consider above and beyond the risks of tying your fate to the fortune of one city or region.

  1. It’s very difficult to differentiate a cyclical decline from an absolute decline before it’s too late. This mainly applies to investor’s enthusiasm for “buying the dip” on failing companies, falling for value traps etc..., but consider that my gut reaction when telling this story is to think there’s no way that I would have held onto Detroit property through the 70s and 80s. In reality, I probably would have seen a local decline in values as a buying opportunity. After all, with 6 decades of experience with a dynamic, diverse and resilient city means more than a couple years of decline in manufacturing.

  2. The longer time scales make it harder to appreciate, but cities and regions, just like companies, have life cycles. I don’t really know how best to apply this idea. I’m not suggesting that London or Manhattan real estate might some day be worthless, but maybe Detroit could be a cautionary tale for the bulls in Silicon Valley?

  3. The retirements we’re hoping for will last a long time, a lot can change in that time, and any miscalculations on our part could have serious implications for children. My grandparents had a military pension as well as SS/Medicare, and the cost of 24 hour care for the last couple years for their life was huge. It didn’t bother my Dad, but I know for a fact that his older brother is still working as a lawyer today approaching the age of 70 because he hadn’t planned for those 15 years of growing extra costs.

As a final note, I’m really not trying to talk anyone out of real estate or suggesting that it’s not a perfectly valid path to retirement. There are dozens of arguments in favor of real estate that I ignored. I just want to stir the pot, start a discussion, and share a story.

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