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Friday, November 6, 2020

Reverse Mortgages with Ian Murdock
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In this episode, Alex and Trent had the chance to learn about the world of Reverse Mortgages with Ian Murdock. Ian is a loan officer who work in the same branch as Alex, he also happens to be the man when it comes to reverse mortgages. This is a completely different focus than normal mortgage business so it was awesome to hear him out. Li...

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Government Stimulus and Inflation
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In this episode, Alex and Trent get taken to school by their guest, Chris Shepard. Chris has a long history of real estate in his portfolio, so much that it became a full-time job which led to a property management company opening up down the road....

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Overview of Portland’s Physical Evolution
Overview of Portland’s Physical Evolution
2035 Portland Comprehensive Plan - Overview of Portland’s Physical Evolution Coagulated by Taylor Rhodes The vision for Portland - "Portland is a prosperous, healthy, equitable and resilient city where everyone has access to opportunity and is engaged in shaping decisions that affect their lives." Portland’s physica...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

September 2020 Residential Review: Portland Metro
September 2020 Residential Review: Portland Metro
COVID-19 and the continued lowering of interest rates have ushered in a delayed buying season. Typically, we see buyers knocking on doors in the spring and summer months. However, we are now seeing buying into the fall season. The delay, low-interest rates, AND low inventory is creating fierce competitive buying situations as well as...

Friday, September 18, 2020

How to Invest in US Real Estate as a Foreign Investor
How to Invest in US Real Estate as a Foreign Investor
If you are a foreign rental property investor who is looking to build a portfolio in the United States, this article is for you! One of the best real estate markets can be found in the United States. There are a lot of foreign investors looking into investing in the US as there is a great rent-to-value ratio in any parts of the country. T...

Monday, September 14, 2020

Solar Panels- Yay or Nay?
Solar Panels- Yay or Nay?
Solar Panels Increase Home Equity - By $14,329 On AverageA 2015 study published by Hoen et al. on behalf of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that over a period of 12 years, buyers were willing to pay premiums for solar-equipped homes, which on average equated to $4 per watt or about $15,000 more overall than a comparable no...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Investing when you have a hesitant significant other
Speaker 1:Here talking about how to invest in real estate with a hesitant, significant other. This is something I have dealt with personally. So, first, you got to sell the idea. So if you have a hesitant, significant other that may be a little bit more cautious, or analytical, is not as ADHD is yourself, explain why real estate investing...

Friday, September 4, 2020

Funding Options after Contract Issues
Speaker 1:All right. So today, I'm going to talk about funding options after contract issues a.k.a, financing woes. So... oh, we got...Speaker 2:Chris and Nicole.Speaker 1:... Chris and Nicole. So a.k.a. financing woes. Funding options after contract issues. So, the best way to avoid contract issues is to get pre-approved and get fina...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Economy Update
Speaker 1:So initially I was going to talk about interest rates are low, you should obviously be encouraging people to buy. But I think everybody ... Well, I'll give you a couple talking points on that. But I think there's some more ... I don't know. Investors are having other questions on really how Covid is going to shake ou...

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Renovation Process
Jacob Wathen:Cool. So I'm talking about renovation schedule and best practices, essentially what I've been doing with my property. As well as what I've kind of learned from the vendors that I've been having out as well. All right. So the first step in the process is going to be planning. So far this has taken us about, I&#...

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