Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!

Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Profitable Business

In this time of financial crisis when many business’ are suffering from the bad impacts of losses, the real estate business is successful.  Just the fact that current real estate comps exist for any area tells us that profits are being made.  What do you need to know to turn a profit in the RE arena?  Glad you asked, keep reading!

First off you should have knowledge of property and people.  Anyone in business will tell you that you must know your craft thoroughly in order to be successful at it.  Having strong communication skills are another essential skill to making deals and working with contractors, buyers, and the like. 

Secondly, You should choose those areas which are well developed.  People like to live in modern areas where all the facilities are available easily. Real estate investments in well developed areas always sell quickly.

Many people think that dealing in real estate may be dangerous business because of uncertain conditions of economy.  Here are two tips to steer you in the right directions.  Take time to do your research on each property and keep focused on your budget will help you navigate the RE business and keep your business ahead while bringing in profits.

RE Networking Ideas!

The number one mistake you as a real estate investor can make is to practice investing alone. A knowledgeable investor will use real estate comps to make sure they are buying RIGHT.  But, use also need the right connections to find the RIGHT deals. In today’s economic situation there are more deals available than you can shake a stick at but if you are hooked up with the right people then deals can become jackpot.  Here are some networking ideas that all investors should know. 

1. Check Out Your Local REIA: Also known as the Real Estate Investors Association. If you’re not sure if your local area has one than search for National REIA on the Internet. They have a site that will allow you to search for a REIA near you. If you find out that there is not a REIA in your immediate area then they can also provide you with information on how to start your own. Starting your own REIA guarantees connections as all speakers, guests, and members will know who you are.

2. Get Involved In Social Networking: Sign up for Facebook and Twitter. Search out everyone interested in real estate investing. Usually the investors that have the highest number of friends or followers will be a determinate of who has a little more experience and success within that niche. Also make sure you check out the type of information they release or post on their pages. Doing this can also help you determine if that is someone you wish to attempt to follow or contact yourself.

3. Attend Real Estate Investing Teleseminar Events: The Teleseminar and/or webinar events allow you to listen in to high profile interviews with the top investors in real estate. These events are usually low priced and sometimes even allow you to listen in at no charge. A good host usually has other meetings of their own that will offer you the opportunity to hook into a good coaching or mentoring program. Surrounding yourself with mentors and coaches that have a proven track record is the best route to go if you’re a serious investor as they provide information that is cutting edge and profitable in today’s current market.

So never practice investing alone and always try to continually improve on your education as well as update your information. Any investor can make a little money on the side but only an investor that has a passion for his or her craft will take the time needed in order to turn a hobby into a lucrative business.

Join in on InvestorCompsOnlines next FREE MasterMind call where you can ask any real estate question you have or just listen in on others questions, it’s a great way to learn and gain knowledge from other investors just like you.  Join us Monday Mar 7th @ 1pm EST by dialing 712-432-3100 x345146.  Also, follow the above networking ideas and you will save yourself time, money and worry!

What Drives The Market?? Part 3

Today I want to wrap up our discussions on the four main factors that drive the real estate market.  All investors know that using real estate comps to decide on an offer price is a wise strategic move.  Staying in that vein, let’s look at which of these factors are best to use in your portfolio of techniques.

What’s the Best Choice?

In truth each of the previously mentioned factors play a important role in determining the highs and lows of the market.  The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative market for many investors.  One can invest directly in physical real estate or choose to invest indirectly through managed funds.

Due to the higher liquidity available in the market, the lower transaction costs and lower capital requirements, many investors prefer to indirectly invest in real estate. However the path you choose is up to you.

What Drives The Market?? Part 2

In my post from yesterday we discussed the first two factors that drive the real estate market.  They are property demographics that dictate real estate comps, and interest rates based on the market.  Today I want to cover the last two, which are,  the economy and the governmental policies that set the taxes, deductions, etc that can boost the market.

3.  The Economy
Another key factor that affects the value of real estate is the overall health of the economy. This is generally measured by economic indicators such as the GDP, employment data, manufacturing activity, the prices of goods, etc. Broadly speaking, when the economy is sluggish, so is real estate.

4.  Government Policies/Subsidies

Legislation is also another factor that can have a sizable impact on property demand and prices. Tax credits, deductions and subsidies are some of the ways the government can temporarily boost demand for real estate for as long as they are in place. Being aware of current government incentives can help you determine changes in supply and demand and identify potentially false trends.

Tomorrow I plan to wrap things up as we walk through what these four factors mean for you as an investor in today’s real estate market.  Staying abreast of the trends and current information of the market is fundamental to a great RE business!

What Drives The Market??

Real estate comps enable you to compare prices of sold properties in a radius of any property you are researching.  Many use comps to help them with property valuation and to make offers on RE investments.   The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors.  Today let’s look at the four main factors that influence the real estate market.  They would be,  demographics, interest rates, the economy, and government policies. 

  1. Demographics
    Demographics are the data that describes the composition of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, migration patterns and population growth. These statistics are often overlooked but are significant factors that affects how real estate is priced and what types of properties are in demand. Major shifts in the demographics of a nation can have a large impact on real estate trends for several decades.  Being able to identify these trends and taking advantage of them is key to your business.
  2. Interest Rates
    Interest rates also have a major impact on the real estate markets. Changes in interest rates can greatly influence a person’s ability to purchase a residential property. That is because as the interest rates fall, the cost to obtain a mortgage to buy a home decreases, which creates a higher demand for real estate, which pushes prices up. Additionally, as interest rates rise, the cost to obtain a mortgage increases, thus lowering demand and prices of real estate.

Staying on top of the factors that shape the real estate field is wise to keep your business thriving.  In my next post I will be discussing the last two factors, the economy and government policies.  Remember your goal is to have the right knowledge of each to make your investment deals successful!