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Real Estate Investing 200 – Buying Foreclosures

Buying bank-owned foreclosures or other distressed properties can be a great opportunity for 1st time home buyers, new investors, or experienced pros. In this class you’ll learn how to mitigate the risks and successfully negotiate a sale and find financing. This class is part of a series. Take one or take them all. Each class…

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Real Estate Investing 100 – Introduction

Skip the get-rich-quick schemes and late night television hype. Learn about the real world of investment real estate. We’ll introduce you to concepts and terminology and explain how various investment strategies work and what the risks are for each. We will also have plenty of time to answer questions. This class is part of a…

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The myth of the midnight clogged toilet

Its amazing how many times I’ve heard this from a potential landlord “I don’t want to unclog toilets at midnight!”   Its a common myth that landlords have to deal with emergencies such as these in the middle of the night. It is true that you might have to deal with some emergency in the middle…

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Is real estate a good investment? Compared to what?

Many folks ask the question “Is real estate a good investment?”  And, almost many people are quick to provide an answer… some will say yes, and some will say no.   This question came up recently in a blog post over at www.SeattleBubble.com (http://seattlebubble.com/blog/2012/06/29/king-county-home-prices-affordability-1950-q2-2012/).  The post noting value changes ends with the comment: “Ten to thirteen years, zero…

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