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Youtube is the number two website now.  People love videos.  I'm selling my real estate services through video.   Partner with me on a new website that i've developed.  www.RealEstateTipsandAdvice.com Create a video tip on your area of expertise, host it on Youtube and send the link to me.  I've ...
09/09/2009
We just started a new website devoted to real estate video tips.  It's free to all Active Rain members.  Just go to the site:  http://www.RealEstateTipsandAdvice.com Create a video, load it on youtube and send us the link.  We will review it and load it on our site along with a link to your websi...
08/28/2009
sk Paul Doster why he’s starting a restaurant in this economy and he’ll tell you he’s just a plain ole’ optimist.   It’s because of his focus at providing a good product at reasonable prices that he’s turned to opening a new store on Highway 9 in Milton, called ” ‘Cue.” This is his fourth endeavo...
08/27/2009
With the stock market volatility making many sick to their stomach, investment real estate continues to hold steady. Real assets, as opposed to paper assets, are more stable in volatile markets for several reasons. Liquidity, scarcity, and tax benefits are three major factors that create a stabl...
08/27/2009
The recent housing downturn has spawned some definitive action by the U.S. Congress in the form of a wide sweeping new housing law.   It appears that the law effectively addresses some short term and long term problems of the housing market. One aspect of the new law, which was signed by Preside...
08/27/2009
A quick drive around almost any section of metro Atlanta reveals the toll the recession has taken on many retail businesses. One strip center after another features sparse parking lots and empty retail stores with “For Lease” signs in the windows. The numbers tend to tell the story: At the end o...
08/27/2009
The Florida panhandle is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the U.S. for metro Atlantans. If you love the sugar-white sands of these beaches and have dreamed of one day owning a condo there, now could be your opportunity of a lifetime. Thanks to the real estate slump, condo prices ...
08/27/2009
Zoning is the body of law that encompasses the rights and privileges granted by a local jurisdiction for the legally allowed use of the property. Many problem s can be created and many problems can be solved with zoning. As a former zoning administrator for 12 years in two different jurisdiction...
08/27/2009
What is my property worth?  That’s the most common question that I get in real estate.  And it is a question that’s loaded with all kinds of other questions. Value is the amount an investor would pay based on that buyer’s objectives.  In other words, the buyer determines the value…no one else.  ...
08/27/2009
Leverage is the use of borrowed funds for the purchase of an asset, such as real estate.  If you make cash flow because of this, then it’s called positive leverage.    Using leverage increases your power by using other people’s money, namely your banker’s money. One advantage of using this levera...
08/27/2009
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