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Knowledge is learning from your own mistakes. Wisdom is learning from the mistakes of others. I am knowledgable about real estate investing, so I invite you to be wise.
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The Sandhills Rotary Club, of which I am a member, will be coordinating an event to help alleviate worldwide hunger. Using a nutrient-rich mixture of dry goods, we plan to pack 10,000 meals in one day for hungry people around the world. Our club is part of a regional effort to pack 1,000,000 meal...
12/12/2007
The Sandhills Rotary Club, of which I am a member, will be coordinating an event to help alleviate worldwide hunger. Using a nutrient-rich mixture of dry goods, we plan to pack 10,000 meals in one day for hungry people around the world. Our club is part of a regional effort to pack 1,000,000 meal...
12/12/2007
The Sandhills Rotary Club, of which I am a member, will be coordinating an event to help alleviate worldwide hunger. Using a nutrient-rich mixture of dry goods, we plan to pack 10,000 meals in one day for hungry people around the world. Our club is part of a regional effort to pack 1,000,000 meal...
12/12/2007
We know why we're here. Part 6 of our series covered the reasons for investing in real estate. We know whether the numbers work. Part 7 took care of that.We know this particular property meets the three basic criteria-curb appeal, fitness for use, and structural integrity-that we outlined in Part...
12/11/2007
I have lived here since 1992. That almost makes me a native. :) Perhaps I am a prototype of sorts for people who live here. For starters, I wasn't born here. Most people, in the lower half of Moore County anyway, immigrated from some other place. The fact that I actually moved North (Hartsville, ...
12/10/2007
The Pinehurst area has been my home since 1992. I came here out of Clemson University as a bachelor and now I have a beautiful wife, Susan, and two equally beautiful daughters, Elizabeth (8) and Katherine (6). It is hard to imagine a place that is better to raise a family than the Sandhills. Grea...
12/10/2007
Now that we have narrowed down the field somewhat, we can begin to look at the actual houses. Our financial analysis isn't bulletproof. Some houses might look good on paper, but when we see them, we realize they are total dogs that only need a good coat of firewood and gasoline to fix. Like one o...
12/10/2007
I have been a licensed NC Realtor for about 10 years, and for all those years I have actively pursued real estate as an investment vehicle. In those 10 years, I have acquired quite an expensive education :-)As a result of that education, I have been able to help many others avoid some of the comm...
12/07/2007
Now that we're ready to start looking at houses, we need an objective method of eliminating the possibilities. I like to use Excel spreadsheets to evaluate properties before I even look at them. This eliminates a lot of properties and saves you time driving around. For the purposes of this blog, ...
12/07/2007
Now that we have narrowed our search down to a specific neighborhood (Part 5), we need to start to look at specific properties. I will be using rental houses in my examples, but the same logic applies to mini-storage, office space, retail, etc.Finding properties that meet your general criteria is...
12/06/2007
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