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Let’s Talk About For Sale By Owner Strategies

Can doing a “For Sale By Owner” work for you?

for sale by ownerThere is a pretty standard line that you will get from real estate agents when you suggest that you want to sell your home as a “For Sale By Owner“. Most of what they will say is true to one degree or another, but depending on market conditions and your expertise, you can sell your home by yourself. Today we will talk about an article I found where one agent talks about the “myths” of selling a home yourself and see how they stack up to a little analysis.

More news on negative interest rates. We won’t spend much time talking about it, but I will be linking to a good article on the subject that will give you some good background.

Regulators are clearing the way for autonomous cars – that is cars with NO human driver in them! As we discussed in a previous show, the push is on the fast track these automated cars and the latest news from the folks in Washington back that up.

Also, vacancy rates are at virtually zero in many communities. We are going to talk about that and see if we can make it work for us.

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Is A Duplex A Better Option Than A Single Family Home?

PLUS: More Automation Stories That Will Effect Employment

Several small stories to cover today. Some interesting news on the automation front regarding trucking – something we have touched on before. However, with recent bills being passed to dramatically increase the minimum wage, we are seeing more automation being brought into jobs with the lowest skill levels. We will talk about some of those and see if we can come to any conclusions on how that will effect the employment landscape moving forward. Remember, the best way to solve real estate is to have strong employment!

We all like to think about new ways to reach our goals, right? Well, here is one that I think will help. If you are shopping for a single family home, make sure to include duplexes that will also satisfy your needs. There are plenty of 3 bed/2.5bath duplexes out there that have the same or smaller units as the second accommodation. So what does this do for you? Well, it likely actually SAVES you money! Despite this kind of setup costing you more, the amount of income you generate from the rental will likely offset your mortgage payment to the point that you are paying less than if you bought a stand alone single family residential home!

We will also take a few minutes to talk about an interesting turn in China where they are suffering from their own version of the subprime lending disaster.

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Is a rental bubble about to pop?!

Some interesting murmurs in the real estate media have been describing a real estate “Rental Bubble”. So what the heck is a real estate rental bubble and is it something we should worry about? If there is a bubble, what is causing it? What kinds of changes in rents can we expect in the near future as a result? We will discuss what the talking heads seem to think, then we will discuss why they are right or completely wrong!
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