Archive for February, 2011


A Dollar is Not a Dollar

One of the most important concepts for investors to understand is that a dollar today is not the same as a dollar yesterday, and is not the same as a dollar tomorrow. Over time, inflation erodes the purchasing power of currency. This is critically important, because most people focus on the nominal change in the […]

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2011 Real Estate Trend Predictions

AmericanMonetaryAssociation.orgOne of the most impactful news items heading into 2011 is the announcement by Bank of America that foreclosure activity is being suspended1, and the decision by government agencies to increase scrutiny on the foreclosure process. In the wake of this announcement, nobody completely knows how long this increased scrutiny will last, how intense it will be, and what impact it will have on market activity.

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Income Property Investors Looking at Orlando, FL Again

The city of Orlando experienced a tremendous increase in market prices from the year 2000 through 2006, and a downward correction in prices since the beginning of 2007. As 2010 concludes and 2011 unfolds, we expect to see prices stabilize and regress toward a long-term linear growth trajectory. Currently, approximately 68% of listings are from […]

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U.S. Dollar Not Leaving the World Stage Yet

Frequent readers of our posts might reach the conclusion that the dollar is on the cusp of expiration, and that they should be trading in greenbacks for yuan, yen, pound, or even Aussie dollars. Rumors of the United States currency’s death might be somewhat exaggerated, though our unassailable position at the top of the world’s […]

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