Real Estate Investing Basics and ROI Explained

The way you really make the money for solid long term investing is buying the properties with other people’s money (the banks’) and having someone else pay most of your mortgage for you over time (the tenants)…

Real estate investing basics and ROI (return on investment) are covered superbly in an article by Jason Hartman of the Platinum Properties Investor Network. It’s called ROI Some People Don’t Get It.

 

In fact, this article is a comprehensive lesson on how you actually make money in real estate, unlike a lot of the hype out there which tells you to just  count on appreciation. 

 

He covers a lot and that’s why it’s a long article; worth printing out.  And it’s all free. 

 

This is one of the ways you can pick up some very excellent investing info without paying expensive gurus for it. 

 

Don’t get me wrong.  Jason is not saying appreciation and cash flow are not important, he’s simply telling it like it really is.

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Donald Trump Delays Scottish Golf Resort

Donald Trump had decided to sit on that 1 billion (pounds) golf resort in Balmedie, Scotland, that has been so controversial. What’s the real reason?

Donald Trump had decided to sit on that 1 billion (pounds) golf resort in Balmedie, Scotland, that has been so controversial.

 

Used to be, developers went ahead no matter what the obstacles and got their projects finished, but this time things are looking different for one of our most fav tycoons.

 

Does the Donald’s latest move, after the golf course in palos verdes, indicate a general slowdown worldwide?

 

Perhaps.

 

But there’s something interesting that The Donald’s lawyer,George Sorial, seems to be saying between the lines.

 

See if  you catch it when you read the article from the Timesonline?

 

“The homes could take several years. We can’t help but acknowledge the slow-down in the market.

We have to sell them, so we’re not going to build anything until it feels right, ” says Sorial.

Hmmm…

So is he saying this recession could last several years?

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The Next Big Thing List of 20 Real Estate Predicitions for 2009

Here is our big list based on our research from many real estate experts. We don’t think it’s as bad as we’re being led to believe but it won’t be a picnic although fortunes will be made…

 

Here is our big giant list of real estate predictions for 2009.

I scoured the Internet, collecting these predictions from large numbers of reliable blogs and articles.

There is a lot of bad information out there that we need to be wary of, but basically I think these  real estate predictions are practical and will probably happen.

 

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MLS Property Search Debate Continues

 MLS property seach is going through some changes, and it’s about time.

 

That’s not news.  Real estate consumers and real estate investors are demanding more info that is current and delivered directly.  That puts power into their hands, instead of reserving it only for “professionals”.

 

In this new and somewhat unstable but exciting real estate cycle, I think we’ll see innovations we only dreamed about a few years ago.

 

What will these innovations be?

 

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