October 28, 2009
Im a real estate investor and a real estate agent.
Why would i want to admit that?
In the current economy and this real estate market, real estate agents and investors are going under by the forklift load. And sometimes I feel like someone stuck me with a forklift and I am done. Sometimes…But the real professionals and the savvy investors and rejoicing in others misery. As Jim Valvano said ‘ don’t give up…don’t ever give up’ . so true in todays brutal real estate world.
The professional real estate agent,with a proven business plan and proven business models, loves this type of market and is ready to handle a down market, or maybe does not even feel the shifted market.
Same goes for the professional real estate investor. In the Harrisburg , Camp Hill, Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg area, along with the rest of the central pennsylvania housing market, there are opportunities galore right know. Short sales and foreclosures are opportunities for investors who are ready.
i am seeing multi-unit properties being sold for 20% less than list price, sometimes more.
If an investor has the financing lined up, which is the key, deals can be made.
Now is the time to find a good real estate agent ( did I metion thats what i do for a living?), start looking for properties and start on your way to becoming the next Donald Trump, ( or that annoying guy on the late nite infomercials )
October 26, 2009
Okay, here we go!….. I really have absoluetly nothing to say….but i will say this: Tomorrow is game 1 of the 2009 World Series. I have been a Phillies fan since 1970. I was four years old and my parents took me to Veterans Stadium for the first time. I think thats where all my deep seeded frustrations come from. Fast-forwrd past the Dodgers of the late 70’s, Danny Ozark, Juan Samuel, Marty Bystrom, Gene Gerber, the success of the 1980 Team, the heartbreak of the 1983, 1993 teams and the loss of Richie Ashburn and Harry Kalas and HERE WE ARE. A chance to repeat as world Champions?
I am honestly still basking in the glow of last years championship. I I kept game 5 on DVR until my daughter erased it accidentially this summer. We watched at least 50 times. The point is I still cannot believe they won last year and now here we are again.
I will be taping the games and watching them on a delay, that way I can fast forward through the Yankee at bats, unable to bear to watch Cole Hamels of 2009 , the sign of a true Phillies Fan.
Finally, its back to Real estate. Mechanicsburg Area, Lemoyne Area, New Cumberland Area, Camp Hill Area. These are my major focus right now. In this market there are some great deals out there on Investment Real Estate. It is also a greast time to be a home buyer…..more on this later
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