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The Questions You Need to Begin Asking Your Tenants TODAY

Friday May 29, 2015 | Joe Fairless, Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

This born and bred New Yorker, knows all there is to know about real estate in NYC. But that’s not all! We discuss when to put your properties up for sale, and the best ways to put tenants into your rentals after one showing TODAY! Best Ever Tweet: Make sure you position your properties to come on the market at the tight time. TWEET THIS Chris Morley’s real estate background: – Owner of Bien Realty – Focus is on residential rentals and sales – Used to do 70 transactions and now 20 transactions – Based out of NYC, NY Subscribe in iTunes and Stitcher so you don’t miss ...

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Retiring on Real Estate -- Perfect Passive Income or Pipe Dream?

Monday May 18, 2015 | Hal M. Bundrick, CFP, The Street

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- “Mailbox money.” That’s what investors often call the passive income generated by real estate assets. It could be from rental income, house flipping profits, even dividends. The thought is, buy some property and wait for the checks to start rolling in. Can that still be done, or are such scenarios a pipe dream from a pre-recession world? Steve Olafson of Scottsdale, Ariz. is a former plumber, auto mechanic and tech manager who now works real estate deals full time. The 2008 crash is still fresh on his mind. “In 2007, I had over 1,000 apartment units,” Olafson says on the BiggerPockets.com blog. “The cash flow was ver...

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The rankings: 1-10

Thursday October 12, 2006 | Time Out Editors, Time Out New York

1 South Portland Avenue between DeKalb and Lafayette Avenues, Fort Greene, Brooklyn The king of all New York blocks seems straight out of Sesame Street, not only for the unbroken rows of brownstones and brick townhouses, but also because it's still home to the diverse crowd for which Fort Greene has become known: The old guard of the black middle class shares the street with transplants from far and near; kids and senior citizens roost on stoops. Slate sidewalks and a canopy of London Plane trees, plus proximity to the C and G trains and the nearby cluster of great bars and restaurants, make this block a standout. And that's not mentioning Fort Greene Park, which begins right w...

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