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Lessons Learned From Flipping My First Home

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By Alex Craig

Finally…I took the plunge. After nearly five years as a real estate agent, I flipped my first property. And gosh, did I learn some valuable lessons.

As real estate agents, we have unique skills, knowledge, and access to opportunities for investment properties. Being an agent can provide an opportunity to earn in the investment world—from fix-and-flips to …

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How Will an Uptick in Foreclosures Affect Real Estate Markets?

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By Neil Goradia

As of the first quarter of 2021, there were 33,699 properties with foreclosure filings in the U.S., according to ATTOM Data Solutions. That’s up 9% from the previous quarter, but down 78% from the first quarter of 2020—largely pre-pandemic. The rate of foreclosure in Colorado is less than 2%, which is historically low, however, for most of …

Becoming a Landlord: Real Estate Investing 101 (Part 2)

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By Samantha Jones

This article is part two of a two-part series on purchasing and managing an investment property.

I hope everyone found my first five tips on becoming a rental property owner and manager useful. In case you missed them, check them out now. As promised, here are my continued top 10 tips on how to prosper in real …

Who Are Today’s Landlords?

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By Erica Christoffer

If you’re looking to get into property management, you’ll want to research your potential clients. And property owners who are considering becoming landlords will be looking for a real estate professional who’s familiar with their needs.

According to a recent survey of 2,000 landlords conducted by TransUnion, 44 percent are age 34 and under and 66 percent …

Micro-Projections About the Economy

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By Lauren Campbell I have a passion for reading and studying all things related to the economy, so I wanted to share some of my predictions for 2016: This year you can expect the national economy to have positive growth, and a major driver of that growth will be household spending increases (year-over-year). The increase in spending correlates with the …

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9 Other Web Sites Besides Craigslist for Rentals

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By Marc Guzman Craigslist is a good resource for finding rentals and listing your rentals, but it is not the only source. This video gives you nine other popular Web sites for rentals. Thanks to Mashable for this great article.  I use Hotpads quite often, but the other sites mentioned are great too.  Below is a list of all the …