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  • August Newsletter

    Friday, August 14, 2020   /   by Jason Gasbarra

    August Newsletter

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    INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE

    The pandemic has been a reminder of how uncertain the stock market (and other traditional investment strategies) can be. This shows all the more why a diversified portfolio is a winning portfolio.
     
    One of the best ways to diversify is to invest in real estate. Now is the perfect time to think about how real estate can help you reach your investment goals, and this month’s e-newsletter explains why. 




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    VIRTUAL HOUSE HUNTING


    Buying a home in a pandemic means you might have to do many of your home tours online. Every Door Broker Leneya Ludwick shares tips for how to have an online tour experience that is almost like actually being there. She breaks down what to look for in photos, how to decode the home description, how to get the most out of the disclosure form, and more. Watch the short video here.


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    INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

    What does a healthy real estate investment portfolio look like? Investor Ali Jamal shares his 60/20/20 rule in his recent Forbes.com article. He invests 60% in multifamily residential properties, 20% in vacation rentals, and 20% in private equity real estate funds. Read more here.




    MARKET TRENDS


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    IS IT A GOOD TIME TO BUY?

    1. For many, real estate investing sounds like a great option, but it’s intimidating to take that first step. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to pursue your first investment property, then this article might be for you. In it, real estate developer Kevin Palka gives four reasons to take the plunge, citing that real estate investing will:
    1. Increase your passive income.
    2. Give you something to be passionate about.
    3. Allow you to model smart investing for your children.
    4. Diversify your retirement.




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      REMOTE INVESTING

      Let’s be clear: You don’t have to live close to your investment property. Many investors live hundreds, even thousands of miles away from the properties that are making them money. Remote investing is one of the biggest real estate trends, as it allows investors to find a great deal, no matter the location. Million Acres breaks down how remote investing works, its pros and cons, and tips for success.






      HOME IMPROVEMENT


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      21 EASY HOME PROJECTS WHILE YOU'RE HUNKERED-DOWN

      What should you do with all of this continued time spent at home? Curbed.com put together a list of 21 home projects that shouldn’t cost you a dime. It covers everything from organizing your space to reevaluating your lighting to fixing up your yard. Check out the full list here.




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