Monthly Archives: February 2013

Real Estate Investing: How to Build Wealth that Lasts Generations

Posted by JD Esajian // February 14, 2013

Many are drawn to real estate investing and flipping houses for fast money, great returns and big paychecks, but there is a huge difference between making a great income and building real wealth and having wealth that can last for generations. Some people dream all their lives of winning $1 million dollars. They envision that will set them up for the rest of their lives and they’ll never have to work again. For a few it might.

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30% of Homes Selling in 2 Weeks

Posted by JD Esajian // February 13, 2013

Homes are selling at record speed. What does it mean for you as a homeowner, buyer or real estate investor? While this is normally one of the quietest seasons of the year for real estate transactions, from coast to coast almost 30% of home listings are going under contract in 14 days or less of going on the market.

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Preparing Your Connecticut Open House for Valentine’s Day

Posted by JD Esajian // February 12, 2013

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for showcasing your open house in Connecticut and getting some love from hungry home buyers. In fact the next couple of weeks are a great time to bring together Valentine’s Day and selling CT homes. Savvy home buyers and investors want to beat the spring and summer rush season and there are few Valentine’s Day gifts that compete with a new piece of real estate.

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San Diego Real Estate: Failure to Cater to Tenants Can be Expensive

Posted by JD Esajian // February 11, 2013

How much do you stand to lose by refusing to cater to your San Diego tenant’s demands? There is lots of debate over catering to renters, and many San Diego real estate owners underestimate the value of it.

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New Bailout for Underwater Homeowners?

Posted by JD Esajian // February 8, 2013

A new bailout for America’s homeowners has just been announced, but this one is different. Who will it help and what does it mean for those left out in the cold? The new ‘bailout’ announced by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac isn’t like any of the foreclosure prevention programs we’ve seen so far, except perhaps in its controversy and questions over how many it will really help.

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Creative Financing vs. Mortgage Fraud

Posted by JD Esajian // February 7, 2013

Does legitimate creative financing exist or is it all just a varying shade of mortgage fraud? There often ‘appears’ to be a very fine if not fuzzy line between begin creative with financing and committing illegal mortgage fraud. Many real estate investors and home buyers struggle with this and find themselves on a tightrope walk when they don’t need to be.

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The Pros & Cons of Investing in College Housing

Posted by JD Esajian // February 6, 2013

Investing in college housing has become an even hotter trend lately but what are the real pros and cons? Investing in college towns has long been a profitable niche for real estate investors across the nation. Typically, good schools enjoying booming local businesses and growing communities making for good fundamentals for real estate investing. Now major players including private equity and big home builders are getting in on the action with deluxe dorms.

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CT Homes: The Real Danger of Misrepresenting Repair Costs

Posted by JD Esajian // February 5, 2013

Estimating repair costs is full of pitfalls for real estate investors, and done incorrectly can result in major problems… Accurately assessing repair costs has long been one of the biggest issues for real estate investors and one repeatedly underestimated.

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What Elite Home Buyers Are Demanding Now

Posted by JD Esajian // February 4, 2013

What are the lavish amenities and features luxury home buyers are demanding now? Whether you are a real estate investor, home seller, real estate agent or spec builder it pays to know what today’s top tier is looking for when buying a home.

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CT Homes: How to Beat Craigslist Real Estate Scammers

Posted by JD Esajian // February 1, 2013

How can you spot and beat Craigslist’s real estate con artists? Connecticut has seen a huge wave of criminals attempting to cash in, in the wake of hurricane Sandy. Coinciding with an increase in online real estate scams and an even larger number of local vacant homes this presents a virtual minefield for those looking for rent or buy homes in CT.

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