Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Negative Rates & Positive Real Estate Returns

"The financial world today in 2016 is unlike any other period of time in global history. We’ve seen wide-ranging price fluctuations since 2007 in all sorts of investment options such as real estate, stocks, bonds, oil, gold, silver, and other assets.

Interest rates have fallen near all-time lows in U.S. history while bond debt has reached record highs. Many “positive” (0.1% to 0.5%) bank savings rates have actually reached the equivalent of negative net returns once factoring in taxes, bank fees, and the hidden impacts of inflation on our money. Yet, more banks and the Federal Reserve are openly discussing the very real possibility of offering negative interest rates to the general public just as seen in many parts of Europe and Japan."

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

7-Year Boom and Bust Cycles

"It’s all about the digits in life, both literally and figuratively. One of the most interesting and seemingly powerful or magical numbers is the number 7, for better or for worse. Digits can be a slang for money, and can represent digital images on computer or smart device screens."

How Social Media and Technology Have Changed Real Estate Investing

"Buying, funding, flipping, and selling real estate is now easier and faster than ever before.
Technology and “real time” data sources are available – at our fingertips – on our computers and “smart phones.” What may have taken months (in the past) to research a specific property may now be found within minutes."

Income-Producing Real Estate's Positive Trends

"Commercial real estate properties come in many different forms or property types ranging from multi-family apartments to retail shopping center malls, industrial warehouse space, 100-story office buildings, and mixed-use properties with a combination of one or more zoning or usage types. Commercial properties typically derive their value from a combination of income less expenses, cap rates, preferred Debt Service Coverage Rations (DSCR – 1.0 is break-even when the income covers the annual mortgage debt service) used by lenders, comparable sales comps in the region, and location."

Written Content for a Digital World

When written words create connections with new prospects worldwide, then sales leads and increased income tend to follow.

We provide written real estate, financial, and economics content for blogs, newsletters, newspapers, state and national online real estate courses, college textbooks, magazines, internet sites, and financial solutions, both nationally and internationally. Some of our most creative and effective strategies for real estate, mortgage, financial, crowdfunding, and wealth advisor professionals include educating and inspiring our clients' prospects to work with them by providing actionable and informative content which will be read and shared on social media worldwide.

By early 2016, there were literally hundreds of millions of blogs, over a billion unique websites, and three billion + internet users. Online content can get lost somewhat akin to a needle in a haystack. However, our team of professionals will create the written content which will drive more people to your website partly by using keywords favored by global search engine sites.

Longer articles with much more detailed data, statistics, links, and images have a much better chance of being read and shared globally as opposed to just short 200 to 400+ word blogs.

"Orbit Media Studios surveyed more than 1000 leading bloggers and found that the average length of a post in 2015 was 900 words, an increase of 100 words or more than 10% over the year before. As marketing expert Ann Handley has said, “To thrive in an over-saturated content world, you’ll need to constantly write or produce (and syndicate) content with depth. Longer posts (1,000 - 3,000 words), more substantive content that people find useful and inspired. In 2016 you can expect to see this trend towards longer posts and more substantive articles continue." (source: )