Monthly Archives: March 2014

Real Estate Investing: Small Town Vs. Big City

Posted by JD Esajian // March 31, 2014

Smithsonian has released a new top 20 list of the best towns in the United States. So where are they, do they offer great real estate investing opportunities, and how do they stack up against big city investments? Real estate investors are constantly on the lookout for the next hot spot, the ‘best kept secret,’ […]

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Real Estate Marketing: Rules Are Made To Be Broken

Posted by JD Esajian // March 28, 2014

If there are any rules in real estate marketing, they were made to be broken. Having said that, what’s changing in this particular field? Should investors alter or change their current practices? Perhaps even more importantly, what principles can help Realtors and investors stay on track to achieve great marketing results? While traditional marketing is […]

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Selling A House In California? Don’t Make This Mistake

Posted by JD Esajian // March 27, 2014

Many California homeowners are making a critical mistake which has the potential to not only prevent their homes from selling fast, but for a fraction of their value. Recent statistics have indicated a partial slow down in U.S. home sales. While much of this is certainly seasonal and a result of recent surges, this is […]

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Down Payment Assistance Is Back For CA Home Buyers

Posted by JD Esajian // March 26, 2014

With California home prices rising rapidly, some home buyers are more than a little concerned that they won’t be able to meet soaring down payment demands. Unfortunately, higher prices are making it increasingly difficult for anyone to afford the prospect of home ownership. Having said that, how challenging is it to acquire a home in […]

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How High Will U.S. Home Values Go?

Posted by JD Esajian // March 25, 2014

How much higher will U.S. home prices go in the new housing boom? Few have given any weight to the proclamations of a subsequent housing bubble. In addition to the fact that Canada claims to have cracked the secret for preventing future bubbles, savvy real estate experts already know we don’t even have both feet […]

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7 Real Estate Business Lessons From The New 300 Movie

Posted by JD Esajian // March 24, 2014

What real estate business lessons can be learned from the new film ‘300 Rise of the Empire?’ The new 3D sequel holds many lessons and tips for real estate investors, agents and business owners. So what takeaways are there for real estate professionals from this epic new Hollywood production? 1. Innovation The Greeks were up […]

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The Best Way To Spend $470k In San Diego

Posted by JD Esajian // March 21, 2014

What’s the best way to spend $470,000 in San Diego, California? San Diego offers endless ways to spend, blow and invest for those with an extra $470,000 burning a hole in their pockets. Having said that, how far will $470k go in SoCal? Is it better to splurge on a new sports car or a […]

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The Broken Property Appraisal System: What’s Next?

Posted by JD Esajian // March 20, 2014

Even though the U.S. housing market is rebounding well, many are complaining that the property appraisal system is still broken. What’s wrong with the system? What can we expect from it in the near future? More importantly, how should home buyers, home owners, agents and investors be preparing themselves? Property appraisers have become even more […]

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What Does The End Of Fannie & Freddie Mean?

Posted by JD Esajian // March 19, 2014

What does the end of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mean for home buyers, sellers and real estate investors? The announcement of a new bill to ‘wind down’ mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dealt a crushing blow to the value of the two agencies. However, what does it mean for the average individual […]

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The Dallas Buyers Club For Real Estate Professionals

Posted by JD Esajian // March 18, 2014

What lessons can real estate professionals glean from The Dallas Buyers Club? The 2013 film, The Dallas Buyers Club, was such a huge hit it made it back into theaters in March 2014. The movie, starring Matthew McConaughey, had already grossed over $32 million and claimed several Academy Awards at the time this post was […]

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