Game Changer: Here’s How to DOUBLE Your Real Estate Equity

What if I told you that you could make one powerful maneuver to double the value of your real estate equity? Well hold on, because I’m going to try my best to prove this claim by explaining the power of the value formula in commercial real estate and the muscle behind it—the cap rate.

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Zillow planning expansion of its home buying business in Southwest

It’s been just over a year since Zillow expanded its business from simply facilitating the home sale to actually buying houses itself. Zillow has big plans for its home buying business, recently revealing that its current goal is to be able to buy 5,000 homes per month within as little as three years. To get there, Zillow will have to fortify and expand its home buying operations, and the online real estate giant took a step in that direction.

Housing starts fall to slowest pace since 2017 led by flood-ravaged Midwest

Housing starts in March fell to the slowest pace in almost two years, according to a report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Commerce. The decline was led by single-family starts while multifamily starts, a category including condominiums and apartments that tends to be more volatile, remained unchanged from the prior month.

3 Impactful Ways to Use Social Media as a Real Estate Investor

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Do you use social media for your investing business? If your goal is to grow your business and personal brand, you certainly should be! Discover how to best use social media to your advantage as a real estate investor with these tips and tricks.

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Investing in “Cheap” Real Estate: A $10 Million Pig Is Still a Pig

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Buying cheap property is usually a bad idea. I call it buying a “pig.” And pigs don’t always cost $30,000. In fact, my partner and I just walked away from one that cost millions. Here’s the story.

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Why Do Some Real Estate Investors Fail?

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Can you imagine buying a franchise or starting a business and not being fully committed? It wouldn’t make sense. Real estate is no different. But the fact is some people just won’t commit to doing whatever it takes to reach their goals. Here’s why that will ruin your chances of success every time.

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NAR slapped with second class-action lawsuit to end buyer broker compensation

A second class-action lawsuit has been filed in protest of the buyer broker compensation rules set forth by the National Association of Realtors. The suit alleges that NAR and MLS providers violated federal antitrust laws by requiring property sellers to pay the buyer’s broker an inflated fee, a claim NAR called “completely without merit” as it vowed to defend its policies in court.

Landscaping: 4 Tips to Instantly Improve Your Yard’s Curb Appeal

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Landscaping can easily pay for itself in increased home value. Even if you have a black thumb, these four tried-and-true, easy landscaping ideas will help you achieve a beautiful yard and dramatically alter your home’s appearance!

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