Discovering new asset classes: NonPerforming Notes

Thanks to the subprime lending fiasco, the nation’s economy tanked, home prices fell, interest rates took a nosedive to historic lows, and inventory was plentiful — especially in the foreclosure market. We’ve been able to pick up REO properties at a good discount, then renovate and get a healthy profits on resale. Buying rental properties at the foreclosure auction or via a short sale has provided us the ability to reposition these properties for generous cash flow.

Over the past 12 months we’ve seen a shift in the distressed real estate market. The ability to buy distressed properties at a low enough discount to earn a healthy profit is

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Real Estate As A Hedge

America’s Struggle Against Inflation

The average American has little or no defense against inflation. For most of us, our home is the ONLY asset we have that may keep up with inflation and thus gives us some protection. Although there has not been much in the news about inflation, prices have started to creep upward over the last year.As examples, here are a few categories that increased from November 2010 to November 2011:

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Diversify Your Retirement Portfolio With Real Estate

In 2009 I converted my retirement account into a Self Directed IRA and have had great success with it building my retirement portfolio tax free using real estate as the primary asset class. I thought that I’d share some concepts so that you have a basic understanding of what you can do with your retirement funds, especially in the investment real estate arena. 

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Why Multifamily Properties?

Multifamily real estate investing has become the perfect business investment opportunity because of the basic principle of supply and demand:  The credit crunch, overheated housing market, and economic downturn have all contributed to a virtual freeze in new construction.  This has led to an increasing rent growth and occupancy rates, which has led to the appreciation of value of apartment buildings, and in turn, the return growth of those who invest in multifamily real estate.

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