Real Estate Investment Mistakes : Getting Past the Numbers

Are you a real estate investor?  Are you concerned with your return on investment (ROI)?  Then this blog is for you.  Many would be investors speak with me and have legitimist concerns about their ROI.  First off, I need to stress; there are many, many ways to make money on real estate NOT JUST RENTING IT.  For example, advertising revenue, running a business from your real estate, tax incentives, purchased equity position, appreciated equity position, and home equity lines of credit to wrap up other, higher returning, investments are just a few of the multiple way to make money from real estate. When skittish Read more...
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15 Great Reasons to Invest in Las Vegas Nevada Real Estate

 Real estate is cheap --- Not only is Las Vegas real estate less expensive than it was in 1995 throughout the most of the valley, but, at an average of about $70-$80 per square foot, it is also less expensive than most metropolitan areas across the country. People know Las Vegas --- the Las Vegas valley spends more than $2 billion each year on marketing.  That’s a lot of money to say, “Hello!  Here we are! Come visit!” to the rest of the world.  Globalization can definitely be seen in Las Vegas currently and it’s continually becoming a magnified force with each passing year. Track homes are prevalent Read more...
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Las Vegas Real Estate: Buying with Cash versus Buying with Financing: How to Leverage your Investments to Maximize your Income Stream

Las Vegas Real Estate:  Buying with Cash versus Buying with Financing:  How to Leverage your Investments to Maximize your Income Stream  Often I am asked, "Is it better to buy properties using all cash or to finance with a loan?"  The answer is, "Both."  The old saying, "Cash is King" is true... IF you never run out of cash...  but, since all of us, even the wealthiest people in the world, are on some kind of finite budget, having the ability to secure vast amounts of loan financing is often more valuable than having only an exhaustible amount of cash.  Knowing when to use your own cash or when to use Read more...
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Vegas Valley Real Estate: Is it Wisest to Sell my Current Residence Before or After Upgrading to a Bigger Home?

(This blog is written for a current real estate market that has rising or level prices, you may not want to use this philosophy in a declining market)  The other day I met a man who wanted to purchase a new place in Las Vegas.  He was an older gentleman who wanted to unload his current residence, a small two story condo, and buy a single story home with a pool.   Like many people who currently own in Las Vegas Nevada, he was looking to take advantage of the huge price reductions and upgrade to a larger place.  This gentleman was very serious about purchasing immediately…until… the reality kicked in that he Read more...
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Las Vegas Real Estate: Where did all the houses go?

Perhaps you’ve been driving around looking at the condition of the Las Vegas valley.  If so, you’ve probably noticed that many new home builders have increased production substantially and are advertising their developments much more ferociously than they had been doing the last few years, correct?  You may also have noticed that a few commercial complexes are popping up here and there and some infrastructure is being added to the previously halted road construction projects throughout the city, but especially the south side and northwest corner.  How about downtown?  Did you notice that many of the older Read more...
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