Landlord Sets Rental Record with Free Craig’s List Ad

But is Craig’s List safe, especially after last week’s tragic murder of the young lady who had answered an ad for a babysitter?

We set an all time record with a Craig's List ad

How effective is Craig’s List for [tag-tec]landlords[/tag-tec] desperate to rent units?

 

Very effective.  In fact, we set one of our all time rental records after placing  our first ad  a few days ago.

 

But is it safe, especially after last week’s tragic murder of the young lady who had answered a Craig’s List ad for a babysitter?

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Get the 80 Step Checklist a Typical Real Estate Agent Uses to Sell Your House

Here is a quick-start, excellent comprehensive 80 Step list, chock full of insider tips on how real estate agents sell properties.

You Can Sell Your Home YourselfHere is a quick-start, excellent comprehensive list, chock full of insider tips on how real estate agents sell properties.

 

It comes from  a former “super agent” Brett Noel, author of “From Homelessness to Millionaire, A Real Estate Journey.

 

Since more investors and [tag-tec]homeowners[/tag-tec] are buying and selling nowadays without the help of real estate agents, it is vital to know exactly what they do and how they do it.

 

For example, #54, is one of my favorites.

 

“Promote your home by distributing flyers and brochures to local lenders and local Changer of Commerce to send to those relocating to your area.”

 

Couldn’t anyone do that? 

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How to Get Your Own Credit Checked for Free- Every 4 Months

Since we can get a free credit check from all three companies every year, why not spread them out?

Get your credit checked for free every four monthsIn these days of tighter credit, it is more important than ever that our credit scores stay clean and free from mistakes.

 

One of the ways to insure everything is okay is to do a [tag-tec]credit check[/tag-tec] on ourselves.

 

We’ve known for a long time that we can get our updated credit scores for free from all three of the big companies  once a year. 

 

https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp

 

Here’s the bonus  [tag-self]credit check[/tag-self] tip.

 

Since we can get a free credit check from all three companies every year, why not spread them out?

 

Use a different company every four months.  That way you will keep your credit record current absolutely free.  You can rest easy knowing everything  about your credit score  will not be more than  four months old.  

 

How to Get the Bank to Say Yes to a Short Sale

Bankers are basically money merchants. They’ll often want to get something out of the property which is better than the lingering headaches such wayward deals can cause. Remember, bankers don’t want to be property managers.

There will be plenty of short sales in 2008

Tim Taggett of the blog  Real Estate Investment Information CA has a quick-start 3 part [tag-tec]short sales[/tag-tec] series that’s  full of easy- to- understand gems.

 

Part 1 gives 5 reasons why a short sale can, or will,  take place.  If anything describes many of today’s defaulting owners it is reason #2.  Interest rates have escalated over and beyond what the distressed owners can afford.

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Has the Real Estate Market Bottomed Out?

Predictions are we’ve haven’t reached the bottom of this current real estate market cycle yet. There will be plenty of money-making opportunities for real estate investors.

Property Flippers will be out of BusinessThe National Association of Home Builders  just got an earful from economists about the real estate market.  They were attending a forecast conference yesterday in Washington which doled out the “bad news” for their industry.

 

Predictions are we’ve haven’t reached the bottom of this current real estate market cycle yet. But why be surprised?

 

I know a lot of us are trying to read the tea leaves on exactly where the bottom of this pond really is, but I don’t think it’s all that murky.

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