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Ask Nick – “When does a homeowner legally lose their foreclosed home?”

Investing on November 18th, 2009 No Comments

Hi Nick, While wholesaling, I constantly encounter homes vacated by the Home Owners. I keep coming across notices from a company called American Field Services reading, “The property has been secured/winterized”… “Do not turn on utilities”…”heating tank has been drained”…. I understand the homeowner still has time before a foreclosure date is actually set, however, […]

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“Ask Nick”—How do I Find Houses?

Investing on November 4th, 2009 No Comments

There was a great response to the new “Ask Nick” segment in the AARE newsletter. Thanks for the questions! Here’s a good one… Hi Nick, I’m new in the REI Field and my dilemma is this: I’m currently focusing on pre-foreclosures and have lined up an array of buyers, but I’m struggling to get houses […]

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3 Things NOT to do when Improving Curb Appeal

Investing on September 29th, 2009 No Comments

One of the questions that came in last week was from a rehabber finishing up a job he was going to flip, and was just about to put it on the market. He took a picture of it, and sent to me, asking me to give him a few pointers on what he could do […]

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To Flip, or Not to Flip?

Investing on September 13th, 2009 No Comments

That IS the question. I’ve had so many people approach me the last few weeks and ask me if this is a flip market, or if this is buy & hold market in real estate. I answer them the same way: YES. There so many different factors that would determine which strategy to use; your […]

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3 Biggest Mistakes

Investing on May 8th, 2009 No Comments

It happened again. You wouldn’t think it takes much effort to keep up with a blog, but apparently, I am still learning on the whole “Web 2.0” thing. I thought it may be useful if I shared some of the biggest mistakes I made as a real estate investor, and hopefully you can learn from […]

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It’s a Great Time to be in Real Estate!

Investing on March 2nd, 2009 No Comments

Well goodness…I had no idea how difficult it would be to keep up with this blog! Things have been crazy (in a good way!) over the past month, and it’s funny, as I (Nick) type this, once again Massachusetts is seeing a storm where we received over 15 inches of that white stuff. I’ve attempted […]

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Setting Up New Markets

Investing on December 9th, 2008 No Comments

I’ve been questioned recently on the proper ways to invest out of state, in emerging markets as well as how we (and a few colleagues) established our residential investment base out in PA. Hopefully some of this info can be helpful to you. The first step is to establish an area where you would like […]

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My Past – Rantings of the Times

Investing on December 4th, 2008 No Comments

OK, so I started this blog before introducing myself – how rude… My name is Nick, and I rarely share this story, so I figured why not do it online, when only the whole online community can look upon it? Investing in real estate for me is a means to an end, and yet understanding […]

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Thanksgiving Newsletter

Investing on November 30th, 2008 1 Comment

With just a day to go before Thanksgiving, I think to myself how grateful I am to have been able to meet so many wonderful people, like you, in my time as a real estate investor. Real Estate is not just about “sticks & bricks,” as many call it; it’s all about people and relationships. […]

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