Posts tagged "Real estate strategies"

Why I Don't Believe In 3D Virtual Real Estate Tours

Why I Don't Believe In 3D Virtual Real Estate Tours
I always told my kids to beware of the latest fads. Still don’t know how much of that advice stuck but, with the latest real estate fad, I have taken my own advice and I’m dispensing it to our home sellers as well. That latest fad is the 3D virtual real estate tour that allows... Read more »

Chicago Real Estate Investing: How One Investor Just Bought Price Protection

Chicago Real Estate Investing: How One Investor Just Bought Price Protection
Any investment you make is subject to market risk – the risk that the entire market for assets like the one you hold will go down in value – and real estate investing is no exception. The other truism is that anyone who owns a home is a bit of a real estate investor themselves... Read more »

Why I Started Preparing My Home For Sale 6 Years Before Selling It

Why I Started Preparing My Home For Sale 6 Years Before Selling It
I should know a few things about preparing a home for sale. I’ve seen hundreds of situations and given out plenty of advice about how to make cost effective improvements, being thankful that I didn’t have to be the one to make them happen In all these situations I’ve noticed some patterns that have affected... Read more »
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Reigning In Pocket Listings: Chicago Area MLS Creates MLS For Homes Not On MLS

Reigning In Pocket Listings: Chicago Area MLS Creates MLS For Homes Not On MLS
I’ve written a few posts in the past about the wild, wild west of pocket listings that sounds a heck of a lot sexier than it really is. The basic concept is to secretly market a home for sale so that nobody will really know that it’s for sale except for that perfect buyer who... Read more »

Does Your Real Estate Investment LLC Give You Bullet Proof Asset Protection?

 Does Your Real Estate Investment LLC Give You Bullet Proof Asset Protection?
This guest post was written by Jackson Cooper, a writer and real estate enthusiast, involved in the outreach team at  Jensen and Company. Follow them on Twitter Or Facebook. The United States is by far the most litigious country on the planet. The Pacific Research Institute estimates about 15 million civil lawsuits are filed in... Read more »

Guaranteed Sale Programs: Real Estate Agents That Buy Your Home If They Can't Sell It

Guaranteed Sale Programs: Real Estate Agents That Buy Your Home If They Can't Sell It
Several people have recently told me that there is an area realtor running radio commercials where she guarantees that she will sell your home or she will buy it from you. This was news to me only because I don’t listen to AM radio. What’s not news to me is the concept, which has actually... Read more »
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Picking A Real Estate Agent Is Like Getting A Tattoo

One of the first blog posts I wrote was about how to choose a real estate agent. Half way down the page I write about avoiding some common pitfalls and the first one is friends or relatives in the business, which I was reminded of when I found this on Facebook this morning. And people... Read more »

5 Tips To Compete With Cash Home Buyers

5 Tips To Compete With Cash Home Buyers
The following guest post was written by Jackson Cooper of Jensen & Company. All cash home sales comprised 37.9 percent of all closed deals in February, according to the most recent CoreLogic data. That is down from 40.6 percent the previous February. Cash sales have dropped every month since January 2013, opening the door for... Read more »

Why You May Not Want To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Why You May Not Want To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
A lot of people think that mortgages are bad and that you should use them sparingly, putting down as much cash as possible or taking every opportunity to pay off your mortgage early. The idea of owing that much money and having to make a payment every month makes them really nervous. My parents were... Read more »
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How To Make Money Flipping Condos

How To Make Money Flipping Condos
The following guest post was written by Bryn Huntpalmer who writes for Modernize.com, which is a Web site for gathering design ideas and seeing how other homeowners have transformed their homes. By definition, flipping a property means buying at a discounted price, then selling the property at or above market value for a profit. It... Read more »