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Macro vs. Micro in Real Estate Investing

I’ve met with many individuals interested in real estate investing who read numerous posts/articles about what markets to invest in and what to buy. However, they get stuck in reading about others success and never pull together the macro vs. micro to get ahead.  I believe success in real estate investing comes down to ‘Macro…

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3 Steps to Financial Freedom

As Mark Twain best said, “The secret to getting ahead, is getting started.”  People talk about financial freedom, but many, given their current financial situation, don’t have a plan or understand how to get ahead.  But in order to get anywhere, you have to get started and have a disciplined plan to stay focused to…

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Buyer Power: Improve Your Credit Score

As I’ve written in past blog posts, the three most important financial numbers you need to understand is your Debt-to-Income ratio, Down payment, and Credit Score.  These personal financial numbers determine a big part of your home buying power.  I want to spend a little time on the last personal number, your Credit Score.  Before we get started,…

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Homebuyer Education with Open Houses

Spring is the season for open houses!  In many housing markets, spring is the time when the bulk of houses for sale are listed. If you’re toying with the idea of buying a home in the near (or even not-so-near) future, do yourself a favor and spend a few spring weekends cruising open houses. According…

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