Carmen Alexe's Blog (30)

The Three Requisites For A Real Estate Recovery

If your life revolves around real estate you’re probably wondering when will the real estate market bounce back.  And even if you’re not directly involved in real estate you’re most likely wondering when will you be able to sell your property for a price above your loan balance.

So, if you’re like most people and listen to the news you would have heard this. …

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Added by Carmen Alexe on October 9, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

Why You Must Get Out of Your Adjustable Mortgage Today

I don’t have a crystal ball but I follow the fundamentals and the market is screaming to get out of your adjustable mortgage if you have one as soon as possible. Here is why.

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Added by Carmen Alexe on October 4, 2012 at 8:20am — No Comments

A Little Known Financing Method to Buy Real Estate

Not long ago I was having an in-depth conversation with one of my friends on the topic of Real Estate Investing.  You see, my friend is a real estate investor who thinks like a real estate investor. His claim was that he liked to make money by using other people’s money (OPM).  I can’t fault him for that.  That’s how banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions make money.  So, why not use this concept for personal gains?

Reality is that during today’s lending climate…

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Added by Carmen Alexe on September 18, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Why Working With A Mortgage Broker May Be A Good Idea

Looking to understand what it takes to get a commercial loan nowadays? It really doesn’t take a lot more than a solid project and a solid applicant borrower. I’ve written many articles before on how to qualify a project and a borrower but if you’re currently in need of a loan I thought it would be a good idea to involve a qualified mortgage pro to help you…

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Added by Carmen Alexe on June 4, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

What The Average Investor Doesn’t Know

The boom-bust economic cycle is not a phenomenon that "just happens" without an underlying cause. For example, the most recent real estate boom brought upon us a fascinating economic adversity. While most people experienced financial ruin, very few have been able to protect their assets. How did they do that? They learned to recognize the symptoms of the business cycle. Read the article below to find out how you can learn what only a handful know.…

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Added by Carmen Alexe on April 11, 2012 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Financing Apartment Buildings

First it was the boom, then it came the bust, and now it’s the bear market. Despite the massive liquidity injected by the Fed, overall the U.S. real estate has yet to experience more bearish seasons. But there is one branch of the real estate sector that appears to be exempt from the deflationary pressures of our economy. Apartment buildings are gaining popularity due to exceptional levels of high occupancy. Therefore many investors have made the decision to park their money in this kind of…

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Added by Carmen Alexe on March 30, 2012 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Multifamily Financing Tips

Apartment buildings are hot today.  As a matter of fact those who own them benefit from this real estate bear market.  If you wonder how’s that, just think of the millions of homeowners whose properties have been foreclosed or were forced to short sale their homes.  These folks are now renting, they can’t qualify to buy another house, at least not for a few years.  In the meantime, banks are in no hurry to dispose of the recently foreclosed homes as the government has helped them eliminate…

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Added by Carmen Alexe on February 24, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

The Boom, the Bust, and the Rate of Interest

Generations of Americans have been persuaded to believe America’s economy has been running amok for too long.  They’ve been told that capitalism failed and the powerful booms and busts are the result of the unrestrained wild market.  Ask just about any banker what causes changes in the interest rates and I’m not sure you’ll find one that will give you a close to accurate description of such event.  Therefore, it is my desire to clarify the action that sets the interest rate in motion and its…

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Added by Carmen Alexe on February 24, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

The Boom, the Bust, and the Rate of Interest

Generations of Americans have been made to believe America’s economy has been running amok for too long.  They’ve been told that capitalism failed and the powerful booms and busts are the result of the unrestrained wild market.  Ask just about any banker what causes changes in the interest rates and I’m not sure you’ll find one that will give you a close to accurate description of such event. 

Therefore, it is my desire to clarify the action that sets the interest rate in motion and…

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Added by Carmen Alexe on February 21, 2012 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Tips on how to position your project first in line for financing

The Great Recession has brought upon us the Great Credit Contraction. That means that banks and financial institutions are now more cautious and less willing to take high risks. So, where does this leave the entrepreneur or business man of today? Read on to find out...

 

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Added by Carmen Alexe on October 17, 2011 at 5:57pm — No Comments

To Invest or Not to Invest in Today’s U.S. Real Estate? That is the question!

The current U.S. real estate bear market comes with different perceptions. On one side are those – the majority – claiming the market is depressed and it’s “too risky” to invest in real estate today. On the other side are the few taking a bullish approach because of the great bargains, low prices and excellent monthly returns. Competition is minimal because most people wouldn’t endeavor to make real estate part of their investment. A good number of owner-occupant buyers, the largest segment…

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Added by Carmen Alexe on August 15, 2011 at 7:27am — 1 Comment

When Will Lending Return to Normal Activity?

Have you wondered lately as to why banks are not lending?   Or maybe you have heard many conflicting economic news such as some economists telling us we should be concerned with Deflation while some are adamant that Inflation is the major economic threat. Read this article to find out the possible outcome, what may cause it and its connection with the lending activity or inactivity.…

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Added by Carmen Alexe on July 24, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Why should I consider buying property in another state?

We are often asked this question from potential investors looking to buy an investment property. Often times, the thought of buying a property that’s too far away to check on whenever they want to is something that can be hard to overcome. After all, buying a property has a lot of moving parts to it and it’s a big monetary investment. Perfectly understandable.

However, we believe that with the proper due diligence, most of the legitimate concerns can be addressed, and overcome. We…

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Added by Carmen Alexe on July 15, 2011 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Is Gold in a Bubble?

Is gold in a bubble that is soon to burst?  Great question if you are concerned about the direction of the US economy and the dollar.  Read this article to learn facts about our current economic stage and why is different than the 1970's when the dollar was removed from the gold standard.  Find out why gold is the unambiguous winner for the state of Utah, for central banks, and one outstanding university.

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Added by Carmen Alexe on July 4, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Don’t Invest in Real Estate Until You Do Your Homework

Real Estate is a hard asset however it may or may not represent a true investment. If you are a novice at this kind of investing, how do you determine in a few minutes if a particular property is an opportunity worth further investigation? Read this article to find out the three most important aspects of evaluating a real estate investment.

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Added by Carmen Alexe on June 21, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Preserve Your Assets and Profit During an Economic Collapse

Growing up in a communist regime where food – and just about everything else – was rationed instilled in me a constant need for survival. My parents were always preoccupied with having enough food to feed the family. Whenever they had the opportunity to get anything classified as “life necessity” they would make sure they’d stock as much as they were allowed. That was of course a while back… about 30 some years ago. Being an American for more than two decades however didn’t change much in the… Continue

Added by Carmen Alexe on June 8, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Because inflation erodes the value of hard earned money...

and it reduces the individual purchasing power, investment diversification in tangible assets may potentially represent a more desirable way to maintain your current living standard.



In this article (click below) I am sharing with you, the reader and possible investor, the details about investing in a Private Real Estate Syndicate. If you ever looked for a passive way to invest in Real Estate this may be the answer for you.…



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Added by Carmen Alexe on June 2, 2011 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Would You Pay Your Bank To Not Make You a Loan?

Currently there are about $1.2 trillion in “excess reserves” in the banking system, an amount held by banks above and beyond their reserve requirements (needed to “back up” their existing customer checking account balances.) Commercial banks are free to lend it out to their customers however most banks keep their excess reserves parked at the Fed, and get paid…

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Added by Carmen Alexe on May 25, 2011 at 7:23pm — No Comments

The wisest thing to do...

In times such as these converting your dollars into tangible assets may be one of the smartest things you can do in your life. For more tips on how to protect your assets please read read my "Walk the Talk" article below...

http://carmenalexe.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/walk-the-talk/

Added by Carmen Alexe on April 28, 2011 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Reality Vs. Fantasy in Commercial Financing

During the past decade the U.S. economy has been riding a steep roller-coaster. The Dot-Com bust had been extinguished by another bubble, one of a much larger proportion that had a severe impact on the entire world. In 2007 the Real Estate bubble burst and its effects had triggered a near collapse of the financial sector. The Commercial real estate sector has yet to be…

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Added by Carmen Alexe on April 11, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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