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Is Real Estate Still a Good Invesment?

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Business cycles in real estate generally last 3 to 5 years, in my opinon and observations.  It seems as though the current down cycle we are in started around 3 years ago but we obviously are not yet out of it. However, things seem to have tailed off and are most ...

What's a Good Deal?

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Life was so much easier in the old days, like 2006 or 2007 and maybe even the first 3 months of 2008.  A good deal was when your offer was accepted by the Seller of the property.  Your heart soared, flowers bloomed and everything was going well for the world. Shift ...

Real Estate is Like a Traffic Light

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Pundits, consultants, advisors and gurus are always looking for a signal as to which way to invest.  They are looking for a sign so they can pass it on to their clients, friends or subjects.  If they are getting paid to pass on their sage advice then the sign could be ...

Pent Up Demand

Friday, June 13th, 2008

"Get me 3% cash on cash and I'll buy".   "Find me a true 6.5 cap rate deal and I'll buy".  "Show me 25% to 30% downpayment with a slight cash flow and I'll buy".   These and many more comments are being given to me by many buyers trying to get ...

Is Negative Leverage Negative?

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Earning interest at the rate of 3% on your savings and carrying credit card debt at 19% seems to indicate a financial disconnect. If this were to happen for a month or 2 it may have some rationale, but certainly not long term. The same reasoning can be applied to ...

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