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Curb Appeal: Green Lawns, Landscaping & Cash Returns

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Some sellers may spend anywhere between $20,000 and $100,000 (or more) remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms by way of new paint, flooring upgrades, kitchen appliances, or new cabinetry and run out of money to fix up and improve the outdoor area.

An investment in outdoor living areas can be much more affordable and profitable than indoor remodels. A healthy, vibrant yard and a green thumb can lead to very green investment returns!

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How Yucky Mold Makes You Sick and Ruins Your Property

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Mold is all around us, both indoors and outdoors. Mold can severely damage a tenant or homeowner’s overall health and quality of life and make their property unlivable and unsaleable.

Here’s what you need to know…

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Where’s the Best Place to Invest in Real Estate?

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If you have enough experience investing in real estate, you can make money almost anywhere.

But there are always places that are better or worse for real estate investing…

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4 Fundamentals of Finding the Most Undervalued Property on Earth

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You shouldn’t think the home’s curb appeal is irresistible, its countertops are gorgeous, and its amenities are impeccable. In fact, you should probably think everything about it is ugly and tacky.

View the house similar to how an artist looks at a blank canvas: full of potential. A good investment is one that’s forward-thinking.

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Declining Days on Market & Increasing Price Trends

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The National Association of Realtors® recently published a national sales report for existing properties sold between January and June 2016.

Let’s review some of the key Days on Market and other home sales data trends in 2015 and the first half of 2016 to better understand the positive home sales numbers…

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The Benefits of Refinancing Your IRA-Owned Real Estate

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Using debt leverage means an investor can purchase a property worth two or three times what they could have purchased out of pocket–or it can enable the investor to purchase multiple rental properties for their self-directed IRA.

Find out how it works…

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The Top 10 Rebounding U.S. Metropolitan Housing Markets

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The Credit Crisis has impacted housing price movements somewhat like a Yo-Yo toy, swinging from peak highs to peak lows in short periods of time.

Some regions have rebounded quite strongly, while other regions are still struggling to get closer to their once peak-price highs of the past decade or so. Let’s take a look…

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Why Millennials Are Investing Real Estate

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We’ve seen an increase in the number of Millennials (those born after 1980) investing in real estate. This has some of us wondering, why and how?

It also has many of us exploring the channels that enable Millennials to invest and the new resulting opportunities for all players in the real estate industry.

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Positive Housing News of 2016

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We’ve seen plenty of negative economic data, statistics, and other financial stories: Troubling unemployment numbers, government debt, a weakening dollar’s purchasing power, rising inflation, and asset valuation trends.

There’s also been some very positive news as we approach the middle of 2016…

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Simplify Your Real Estate with These Web-Based Solutions

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The latest advances in technology have given birth to a flock of web-based startups, simplifying processes and saving time.

The real estate industry is finally catching up with innovation and there are now several startups offering diverse services, making real estate easier, and contributing to one of the leading industries in the world.

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