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Fatal Flaw #3: Wrong Definition Of Success

(If you missed it, check out Fatal Flaw #2 here.) Fatal Flaw #3: Failure To Establish Clear Goals And Defining "Success" As Anything Other Than Making Big Profits... There's only one reason for you to be a real estate investor: TO MAKE MONEY. Seems obvious, doesn't it? But I've discovered that some investors don't have a clear profit Read full article »

“I Told You So” — In Advance

3-6 Months from today, we'll all look back at this day with full awareness that the U.S. economy is solidly on the recovery and expansion path. And a year from now, the whole picture will be entirely different in the real estate market. Just consider this an "I Told You So," but in advance. If you agree or if you disagree Read full article »

Why The Media Is Giving The Royal Treatment To Old Housing News

This morning, the S&P/Case-Schiller national home price index was released for the first quarter of 2008 and indicated that pricing for "American" housing had declined by 14.1% (year-over-year) in that time. The bigger problem is that the media is reporting this to you as news, when there are three well-known facts that expose this "news" to be nothing more than a Read full article »

Why Internet Marketing Is Important For Real Estate Investors

Interested in buying, selling, leasing, flipping or optioning a piece of real estate? You may be tempted to think that the internet has nothing to do with this, but you'd be wrong. Here's why: Let's imagine you're interested in buying a pre-foreclosure property. What might a person in that situation do if they happen to be using the Read full article »

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The Politics of Real Estate

Few industries are as profoundly impacted by the political machinations in Washington as the real estate industry. Whether it's old legislation like Jimmy Carter's Community Reinvestment Act or Barack Obama's massive mortgage bailouts, the U.S. political machine has a huge impact (usually bad) on the business of real estate.

Ideally, we could ignore politics. But here at the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter, we insist on seeing the world with clarity - including the reality of Washington's aggressive involvement in every facet of our business, from mortgage lending to real estate sales license; from loan modification regulations to appraisal requirements... every piece of our business is profoundly impacted by politics. So rather than stick our heads in the sand and ignore reality, readers of the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter choose to be informed and prepared.

About Bryan Ellis

Bryan Ellis is an Atlanta-based real estate analyst and publisher of the widely read newsletter "The Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter". With over 200,000 subscribers - including real estate investors, agents, brokers, appraisers and other real estate professionals - the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter is among America's largest sources of unbiased coverage of politics and public policy for the real estate industry.

Bryan Ellis serves as editor in chief for the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter and is assisted by an extraordinary staff of writers, researchers and editors who are each real estate experts in their own right and who assure that the news we report is well researched, factual, and highly relevant to today's real estate industry.

Bryan is very happily married and has two wonderful daughters. He makes his home in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. You can contact the team at the Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter here.