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No More Oops: Investor Mistakes to Avoid.

No More Oops: Investor Mistakes to Avoid.

Just like Whitney married Bobby (too soon?), you too will make mistakes along the way. Knowing the most common investor mistakes, however, is your best defense. Unless you wore a helmet on the bus to school, the first rule is – know your market – should be obvious, right? Study your marketplace and what other investors, homeowners, buyers, and sellers are doing. Invest in your own backyard.... [Read more]

‘Dem Banks was Bitch Slapped Today!

‘Dem Banks was Bitch Slapped Today!

Damn – I’ll sleep better tonight knowing that this is done! The motion to fine 5 major banks was filed today in Federal Court. Its safe to let your kids out again! You’ll recall that fine was a staggering $25 billion! Can we all get on with our lives now knowing that all those buyers who were swindled into buying a house are now gonna get an average of about $350-1500.00 bucks BUT... [Read more]

Underwater Real Estate Equity & Body Parts.

Underwater Real Estate Equity & Body Parts.

This data is dryer than a popcorn fart, so I gotta add a little spice. This week, Jennifer Love Hewitt announced, that she has two favorite body parts. I saw it on Yahoo.com; “They’ve always served me well,” she said.” Hey, it was ON THE YAHOO HOME PAGE. Its not like I was searching for it. For my women readers who might be offended – think of this as your TMZ moment... [Read more]

2012 Real Estate Market Trends

2012 Real Estate Market Trends

Here’s a bunch of factoids that could put you to sleep….just to show you that I’m not just a pretty face. There are brains behind my beauty. Is the market really getting better or is there just so little inventory that it feels like demand is swelling? Well, you be the judge after reading the following report from First American Improving Markets Index The number of housing markets... [Read more]

When Are the REO’s Coming?

When Are the REO’s Coming?

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that REO listings have dwindled to a trickle slower than an old guy’s pee. (its all about the prostate, baby!) But I digress! Where are the foreclosures? Where are the REO deals. Well, I have taken the time to speak with many experienced investors, REO agents,  and brokers and here’s my 4-minute take below. Watch out.... [Read more]

Warren Buffet Loves Vena Jones Cox

Warren Buffet Loves Vena Jones Cox

I loved this report on CNBC last week. Now, if you think I’m going to go with the conventional wisdom of the Oracle of Omaha, or the Real Estate Goddess, you’re dead wrong. If you read the MSN article below featuring Vena, you come away thinking that all humans are cut out to be landlords. If you listen closely to Warren Buffet, he says (paraphrasing), “I’d buy up a couple hundred... [Read more]

Let Me Help You to CRUSH IT!

Let Me Help You to CRUSH IT!

Its been a while since my last post. I always feel like when I haven’t posted in a while, the blog becomes a confessional of sorts. Fact is, I LOVE WRITING THIS BLOG, but I just don’t make the time all the time to do it. My slacker-ness is about to change. You’ll see. This little blog of mine is about to blow up! So, rather than me getting into why I haven’t written in a while... [Read more]

July 2011 MD-DC-VA Real Estate Market.

July 2011 MD-DC-VA Real Estate Market.

I did a Webinar with my good buddy Capt Pete Gauthier about 2 weeks ago (thanks to all 135 people on the call!!), and we’ve uploaded it for your viewing delight. The 55 minute webinar answers the #1 question I get from new and old investors alike; “Is Real Estate Investing Dead or Can You Still Make Money in This Market.” This 55 minutes is CHOCK FULL of valuable information on the... [Read more]

Baltimore Real Estate June 2011.

Baltimore Real Estate June 2011.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there may not be a hotter market in the country right now for real estate investing than the DC Metro and Baltimore markets. Folks, if you’re living in the DMV, you are truly in the cat-bird seat for making money by investing in real estate. But, the June 2011 figures below from RBI (Real Estate Business Intelligence) show that the Baltimore... [Read more]

More Great News for RE Investors

More Great News for RE Investors

How do you read this? Maybe I’m just an eternal optimist, but damn this sounds like “blood in the water,” baiting the feeding frenzy. And guess who’s a hungry shark? Lil ole’ me! Check it out people. Think the banks don’t have a mess of inventory that they’re sitting on? Think again. If you’re not in the game, you better get in the game – because... [Read more]