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What the State of the U.S. Economy Means for Real Estate Investors

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Plenty of factors figure into the state of the U.S. economy. When the economy crashed a few years ago, the housing market was largely blamed. Very slowly, we’ve been climbing out of this economic hole. The general public opinion of the recovering economy, however, is still mixed and hasn’t changed much from 2009. In a study by the Pew Research Center in February of this year, a reported 61% of Americans were hearing a mixture of good and bad news surrounding the U.S. economy and its recovery, 33% heard mostly bad news, and only 5% heard mostly good news.

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Why Rent? Insights for Real Estate Investors

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 15, 2014

While rent rates continue their slow climb, surprisingly, the vacancies in apartments are on the downswing. Reis reported a 3.2% rent increase in 2013, compared to the vacancy decline of 4.1%. That trend doesn’t seem to be changing, as it's similar to the statistics of 2012. More and more people are turning to renting despite rising costs. One would think that wouldn’t be the case, but it’s good news for real estate investors.

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Homebuyers Pushed Out: What Does it Mean for Real Estate Investors?

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Apr 14, 2014

It’s a tough time to buy a home. The real estate buying market has been unforgiving lately as home prices are on the rise. We have seen several cases in Dallas where properties are listed and shown multiple times within a 24-hour period and followed up with multiple bids.

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Tenant Relations and Rent Collection

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Apr 9, 2014

Rent may be a necessary evil for tenants, but for real estate investing, it's simply necessary. Rent is your positive cash flow, after all. Those savings are integral to having peace of mind in our uncertain and ever-changing economy.

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What's Your Real Estate Investment Deal Breaker?

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Apr 4, 2014

As a real estate investor, standards are important. If you don’t know what your personal standards are for any given property or tenant, you may wind up with an investment that is more work than it’s worth. While we all have to maintain some degree of flexibility when it comes to our investments — after all, no property or person will ever meet your visions of perfection — there’s a time and place to draw a line in the sand and back away. You’ll save yourself a lot of money, stress and grief if you know what your real estate investment deal breakers are before you spring for that purchasing that property.

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