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Tips for Finding a Great Contractor

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When it comes to making a profit on a property, the right contractor can make all the difference in the world. Unfortunately, finding one who consistently delivers high-quality work on time and on budget is easier said than done–unless you…

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Home Remodeling: Improvements to Increase Home Value

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Utilizing a hard money loan to quickly spruce up a home you are about to sell is not just appealing on paper, the method is tried and true. Once the decision has been made you will be faced with more…

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What are the Advantages of a Hard Money Lender?

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Maybe you’ve noticed in recent years how conventional bank loan money has dried up for certain people. The phrase “bad credit” doesn’t show up much anymore in TV commercials for big banks. Luckily there are still financial institutions that work with…
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Valuations: Same House Different Numbers

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Imagine: One day, you see a foreclosure that you could envision flipping. It’s a three bedroom, two bath, 1,600 square foot dwelling. A similar house just sold for big money in the same neighborhood. You’re excited and think, “Now’s the…
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Quick Start Guide: Flipping a House for Profit

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If you’ve ever considered investing in real estate for profit, flipping a house can be a great way to get started. But buying a property for the purposes of reselling it isn’t as easy as it sounds. Some of the self-proclaimed “professionals” of…
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House Flippers’ Checklist for Real Estate Financing

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If you’re among the many real estate investors who are attracted to the idea of becoming “house flippers,” you’ll find the practice to be interesting, challenging, and potentially financially rewarding. However, the standard house flip is not anything like a 30-minute reality…
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Future of Arizona Housing Market Looks Bullish

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We are bullish on Arizona over the long haul. The Phoenix Metro area is projected to grow from 4.3MM people to 6.9MM by 2040. Barring any significant fundamental shifts in education, transportation, taxation or regulation we believe this is quite…

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Credit Crisis Feature

The Credit Crisis Visualized

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Came across this video the other day and it is a great, simplified, graphic illustration of the housing crisis we just went through. Share it with some of your friends or family who maybe did not understand what was happening or did not take the time to study it. It is kind of like School House Rock for adults! There is a clever little graphic presentation on leverage between minutes 2:00 and 3:15.

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Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act

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I recently attended the annual conference for the American Association of Private Lenders. The key note speaker was Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies for the CATO Institute. Mr. Calabria is broadly informed and well studied on financial regulatory…

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Widespread Improvement in Housing Market

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The U.S. housing market showed broad improvement as the economy continued to expand modestly in late August and September, the Federal Reserve said in a report Wednesday.Noting strength in housing across all 12 Fed districts, the Fed’s “beige book” report…

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