Monday, August 30, 2010

Real Estate Investing : August 2010 Article of the Month

How to Prevent Wasting Your Valuable Time As A Real Estate Investor

No matter where you are on the financial ladder or your position in society, we all have something in common, and that is, we all have 24 hours to utilize in a day. With that in mind how many times have you found yourself chasing your real estate investing tail? How much time have you invested in deals that go no where but down the drain?

This is what I suggest you do before you even attempt to look at a property. A few weeks ago I sent you a link to a video I did on how to do a mini-title search, which shows you what kind of liens, judgments and or encumbrances are on the property, so you may figure those factors in when evaluating a property. You can view that video at :

Now the question arises; what happens if your state doesn’t provide this type of data available online. Here is a way around that problem! Get 1 or 2 Realtors that you use for the viewing of investment properties and have them do the leg work for you at the courthouse; teach them what I have shown you on the video. Make sure they understand the process for gathering the data before you expend any of your valuable time looking at properties. That being said, the Realtor must do 2 things for you before you agree to meet with them and view the property: 1. verify the property is still for sale and has no other offers pending, and 2. make sure you have a list of all liens, judgments and encumbrances that appear on the property.

If you follow theses simple steps you will leverage your front end time of your real estate investing plan.

Hope this helps.

James Gage

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Breaking Real Estate News

Hello All:

James Gage here with Breaking Real Estate News….

Home Owners who have their homes up for sale decreased their asking prices by 25 % in the month of July 2010 according to CNBC ! What does that say about our housing market??? As I have been saying for the last year, we haven’t hit bottom yet and we should price and buy our properties accordingly.

Be well and to your success.

James Gage,