Protecting Your Investments From Natural Disasters

Erik Hitzelberger Blog, Featured, Real Estate Investing 101

Protecting your investments from natural disasters No matter how you slice it, if you’ve been watching the news lately you most likely notice that there has been an increase in natural disasters. Natural disasters are not to be taken lightly. They cause indiscriminate destruction and affect everyone no matter their social status or political affiliation. As an investor it is …

Is Real Estate Risky?

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Investment is all about risk but where does Real Estate investment stand amongst other types of investments?   Regardless of whether you are intent upon creating a lifestyle or securing your retirement, investing is an essential part of the process.  The ability to create passive income streams and to increase your net worth is almost non-existent without doing so.  All …

How to Save for Your Kid’s College

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  According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for 2016-2017 school year was $33,480 for a private school, $9,650 for an in-state public college, and $24,930 for an out-of-state public university. That’s just for tuition! Books, housing, meals and travel are all additional. As if that wasn’t scary enough, the College Board also projects those …

Rental Investment vs. Stock Market: Which Should You Choose?

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Having cash in a savings account or in the hidden room behind your bookcase is great for an emergency fund. However, it is not useful for building an investment portfolio that will provide passive income streams. Whether you are investing for lifestyle, for retirement, or for your children, achieving your goals takes patience, wisdom and, above all, strategy. The power …

Real Estate Investing As A Business

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“Investment is most intelligent when most business-like” – Warren Buffett If investing is better when conducted most business-like, does it mean that more real estate investors ought to be investing in a more business-like fashion? Should every real estate investor be investing as a business? What does that really mean? What does it look like? Does that limit the types of …

Housing Still The Best Investment Tool Of A Lifetime

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Many people are still wondering whether or not real estate is one of the best investment strategies for long-term wealth building. Is investing in homes still a smart investment for the average individual? Is a home still the best investment of a lifetime for most Americans? If so, why are some pessimists still questioning the rebound in the news? Behind the …