Billionaire Investor Sam Zell Summarizes Real Estate Success

Falling MoneyBillionaire   real estate investor [tag-tec]Sam Zell[/tag-tec]  recently shared a few of his secrets during a speech at Missouri-Columbia College of Business.

 

[tag-ice]Sam Zell’s[/tag-ice] phenomenal success stems from his ability to invest in “bad” undervalued/overlooked properties.  That has taken him into international investments.

 

Pay particular attention to  his point on the only way to truly gage the value of a [tag-self]property[/tag-self].

 

He also sees the superior importance of what he terms “liquid real estate”.

 

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Finally, An Excellent Public Records Online Resource That’s Free

Bigger Pockets has assembled a Public Records Directory and you can get into for free.

It has the Directory of Records, Assessor’s Records, Country Recorders, and maps nationwide.

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Bigger Pockets has assembled a [tag-tec]Public Records[/tag-tec] Directory and you can get into for free.

 

It has the Directory of Records, [tag-ice]Assessor[/tag-ice]’s Records, Country Recorders, and maps nationwide.

 

All you have to do is look up the county you’re interested in  and go from there.

 

I could talk all day about how invaluable this is for our [tag-self]due diligence[/tag-self]. 

 

Take advantage of this excellent tool now.

 

 

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Will Your Tenants Allow Big Brother Snooping?

I came across a rather disturbing news article this morning.

It’s about big corporate snooping and frankly, I think they’re going way too far…

It’s about big companies such as Proctor and Gamble and how they are now studying consumers.

Do we as landlords have the rights to study our tenants like that?

Blue FlyI came across a rather disturbing news article this morning.

 

It’s about big companies such as [tag-tec]Proctor and Gamble[/tag-tec] and how they are now studying consumers. 

Actually it’s more like Big Brother snooping hitting the corporate big time.

 

Seems  the specially  chosen are armed with miniature cameras attached to themselves where they are filmed all day (and night) performing simple personal tasks such as showering and changing diapers.

 

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Famous Kennedy Home’s Sale Price Slashed to $12.5 Million

Check out the famous Hickory Hill that was home to the Robert Kennedys for decades.

It’s for sale now at $12.5 million. Originally it was listed at $25 million.

 

Home for Sale SignCheck out the famous [tag-self]Hickory Hill [/tag-self] that was home to the [tag-tec]Robert Kennedy[/tag-tec]s   for decades.

 

This house was featured in many magazines during the sixties when  the family’s heyday was at its height.

 

It’s for sale now at $12.5 million.  Originally it was listed at $25 million.

 

We’re not sure why Ethel [tag-ice]Kennedy[/tag-ice]  is selling it at this time, but our guess is she probably wants to downsize.  After all, the youngest of her eleven children will turn 39 later this year. 

 

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Too Many Tenants Getting Very Bad Decorating Advice

I am so sick of decorators such as Eva the Shopping Diva giving our tenants very bad decorating advice.

They are telling them such things like it’s okay to paint, and heaven forbid, add those terrible decals.

 

marblesI am so sick of decorators such as Eva the Shopping Diva  giving our [tag-ice]tenants[/tag-ice] very bad decorating advice.

 

They are telling them  such things like it’s okay to paint, and heaven forbid, add those terrible [tag-self]decals[/tag-self].

 

“They’ll peal right off…”

 

Since when?

 

Those things never work exactly according to the  directions.  That’s because if there’s a wrong way to do it, your [tag-ice]tenants[/tag-ice] will do it that way. (Or least mine will).

 

Get a head’s up and put the don’ts in your lease before your tenants read articles like this one.

 

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