Negotiating

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Just a post i read over at reiclub that is good information about negotiating a deal. There is an old saying “You don’t make your money when you sell the home, you make your money when you buy”. From my experience that statement is about 50% true. Your ability to negotiate can end up playing a huge role in how much money you will make on a deal. Learning how to negotiate with sellers and buyers will be one of …

Reader, Twitter and Investor Words to Live By

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I discovered Google Reader today, which is great for keeping track of all your RSS feeds (Blogs and news sites). So spent the morning messing around with that, it’s great and will allow me to read all my blogs in one spot. I also messed around with twitter for a little bit, looks promising but I just have to figure out how to effectively use it to help me network. That’s about all I did today, so I’ll leave you …

Bubble Bobble we all fall down

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I came across this today and wanted to share. It is about how housing and the economy are intertwined and what is actually happening now that is causing the housing bubble to burst. If you are interested in real estate investing this is a must read. Bursting Bubble

BP Rev 1

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I finished my first revision of my Business Plan yesterday. There are some parts I’m not sure of, for instance do I write it if I was a company? I used Costello Home Buyers. Or should I write it in the first person? If anyone out there can lend me some advice that would be great! I will say it does really make you think about what you are getting yourself into. To write a complete business plan you have …

I forgot it was sunday!

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I usually have baseball games from noon to 5 on sunday (I pitch), but yesterday the games were canceled. I found this out Saturday night so I was like cool I can spend some time with my wife before she goes to work, which I did. As usual on Sundays I went to my mom’s house for dinner and she asked me if I had gone to any open houses today because she noticed a lot of them. DOH!! I …

Lack of Lazines

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Lack of motivation is one of the hardest things in life to overcome for me and I’m sure a lot of other people. I constantly struggle with getting myself to do things from taking out the garbage to exercising. Hell sometimes I will put a glass in the sink instead of taking that ONE extra step to put it into the dishwasher!?!? Why is that? I wish I had an answer. What I have learned in my 31 years is …