Dear EPIC Members and guests-
As of March 24th, the city of El Paso ordered only essential businesses to remain open.
Just to be clear, we believe everyone is essential.
The following classes and meetings are postponed until further notice:
EPIC Deal Night scheduled March 31.
Beginners Real Estate Investing Series Class 1-5 scheduled April 1-May 6.
While we are disappointed to have to postpone these meetings, your health and well-being is most important, we are looking forward to rescheduling soon.
In an effort to alleviate some of the mounting fear and panic, I have included a link by one of our colleagues to help educate on boosting the immune system.
At El Paso Investors Club, we think your financial health is equally important as your physical health.
Take some of the extra time you have now to read, as always, I highly recommend all books by Robert Kiyosaki.
For those that are unfamiliar with Robert, here is an excellent introduction:
If you’re not already homeschooling, there are many support groups with tips and creative activities to help you while school is out and remember to have fun with your kids!
I have created a book list that will be posted within the next couple of days. It includes Business, Real Estate, Mindset, Health & Prevention of Disease.
Wishing you the very best-
BY BRAD BECKETT ON MARCH 13, 2020
Infographic: Spring will soon be here! (the first day is March 19th) That means now is a great time to start thinking about your property's landscaping - whether it's a rental house or a flip you're about to spruce up, a nice lawn will certainly add value and improve curb appeal! Click here to read more.
BY BRAD BECKETT ON MARCH 12, 2020
According to the National Association of Realtors, seventy-one percent of sellers' agents believe a well-staged environment increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer. While staging your house isn't guaranteed to get you more money, it's an important marketing tool that can help you compete at the right price and sell faster. Click here to read more.Read more
BY BRAD BECKETT ON MARCH 10, 2020
With record tight inventories all over across the country Realtor.com reminds us that few markets are immune. However, they did take a look at a look at the numbers across the board and pinpointed the places they say are "easiest" to buy a home as well as those locations where it is pretty hard. Click here to read more.Read more
BY BRAD BECKETT ON MARCH 5, 2020
A new report form Redfin says that Spokane, Las Vegas, Charlotte, and Orlando will be the hottest metros among "affordability-seeking" homebuyers over this decade. They say that buyers have begun looking to smaller more affordable metros where land is cheaper and incomes are growing. Click here to read more.Read more
BY BRAD BECKETT ON FEBRUARY 17, 2020
Marijuana legalization is a "burning" topic all across the country. We have even had several posts on the subject. However, a new report from the National Association of Realtors seeks to shed light on legalization's impact on the real estate industry. They point out that in states where marijuana is legal, the product is grown, harvested, stored, sold, and consumed within the state lines. And as such, this activity increases demand for land, warehouses and retail locations for the product. Click here to read more.Read more
BY BRAD BECKETT ON FEBRUARY 27, 2020
Wouldn't it be nice to know how to find properties for sale that aren't listed anywhere and there's virtually no competition? On a recent episode of the Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast, host Brian Hamrick talks with Tony Youngs, an expert at finding distressed properties, who tells listeners how to find hidden gems in your own backyard. Click here to read more.Read more
BY BRAD BECKETT ON FEBRUARY 17, 2020
Generation Z might be sneaking up on us but mark our words, they will not be ignored. We have had a few posts about this rising cohort and now we're starting to see them enter the housing market. Click here to read more.Read more
BY BRAD BECKETT ON FEBRUARY 18, 2020
This might be good news if you're a landlord: A recent survey from FreddieMac reveals that affordability issues remain a top concern for those looking to rent or purchase a home. However, the survey found that 84% of renters (which they call unprecedented) say renting is more affordable than owning AND a majority of renters (62%) say they are satisfied with their current rental experience. Click here to read more.Read more
BY BRAD BECKETT ON FEBRUARY 12, 2020
Late last month, the city of Oakland, California passed an ordinance prohibiting landlords from asking about a potential tenant's criminal history or even rejecting them for having a criminal record. As reported by the LA Times, Oakland's ordinance is "the strictest of its kind in the state, covering both public and private housing." Click here to read more.Read more