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Thursday, February 16, 2006

The case for real estate- part 1

Before I get into the math that convinced me to move my money into real estate, i think it is best to post a list that shows for all major metro US areas the increase in value in 2005, and the forecast increase for 2006. Even with the expected slow down, the numbers are still pretty amazing.

2005 gains and 2006 forecast

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I digress...

Before I dive into the world of real estate investing, I have to mention a movie I just watched two nights ago. If you read my post entitled "What Company size is right?", you will note that I talked about working for Andersen- the Enron firm.

So a couple nights ago I watched an awesome movie about the whole Enron debacle (Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room) that i'd recommend to anyone who wants to see a great example of how some company's just tailspin out of control.

Check it out. I warn you though, you may never trust a large company executive again...

Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room

Monday, February 06, 2006

If not stocks, then what?

So you probably want to read my previous post entitled "Damn Stock Market" before you read this posting.

In the post, I talked about how getting ahead in the stock market is really challenging when you have limited funds, and limited access to information. My solution to these challenges? Real Estate investment properties.

Upcoming posts will address why I think this is a great place to invest, and how I am currently making my own investments in Oregon.

Until then, take a look at this article from Business 2.0 that I think is fantastic.