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Tempo Tidbits http://tempotidbits.com The GAME of Real Estate....Simply Explained!!! Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:00:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Cruical Factors In Trying To Find Syracuse University Apartments http://tempotidbits.com/2013/03/cruical-factors-in-trying-to-find-syracuse-university-apartments/ http://tempotidbits.com/2013/03/cruical-factors-in-trying-to-find-syracuse-university-apartments/#comments Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:15:45 +0000 http://tempotidbits.com/?p=791 Syracuse UniversityThere are many students who appear for Syracuse university apartments weeks as well as months just before school begins. There is a massive population of students in Syracuse that’s why there are various apartments about that can cater towards the housing wants of students. Some students choose to stay on campus apartments, but other students prefer off-campus apartments.

You will discover one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments that you simply can pick from. This delivers you with wide range of options based on your needs and spending budget. These apartments can trigger hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending within the number of rooms, the furnishings, amenities along with other attributes. If you wish to have a share on the rent or you might have a friend who is also going to the same school as yours, then you might want to pick two to 3 bedrooms.

It really is an excellent thought to select the location of Syracuse university apartments that you are comfy of. If you wish to be just couple of meters away from the school so you may access the library and other vital facilities inside your school, then you should decide on an apartment really near for your university. The very good news is many apartments are nearby these universities that it only takes 5-12 minutes for you to reach school. In the event you stay on campus apartments, then location may possibly not be a issue to you.

You will discover great and a lot of amenities that are provided by these university apartments. Close location is ideal simply because students can easily walk to the university and downtown. Most of these apartments are providing laboratory services, recreation centers, fitness facilities and a lot of other people. Furthermore to these amenities, you may also locate some enjoyable locations that supply relaxation for instance theaters and lounging locations for instance hot tubs and pools especially in some apartment complexes.

There are lots of advantages of staying in Syracuse university apartments which are close to various colleges and universities. It supplies students with simple access to the facilities in school without having to walk far distances. This really is even suitable for students with disabilities for it will make students less difficult to live a comfy life and access essential facilities.

To know more information about Syracuse University Apartments and Property Management Syracuse visit TempoApts4Rent.com

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Follow a Few Simple Steps and Live a Debt-Free life http://tempotidbits.com/2011/11/follow-a-few-simple-steps-and-live-a-debt-free-life-2/ http://tempotidbits.com/2011/11/follow-a-few-simple-steps-and-live-a-debt-free-life-2/#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2011 19:23:18 +0000 http://tempotidbits.com/?p=788 After the recent financial upheaval, almost all individuals are drowning in the sea of overwhelming debt. The latest statistics from the Federal Reserve indicate that the total amount of consumer debt in the United States stands at nearly $2.4 trillion. However if you are concerned about your debt burden and want to get rid of it, go for free debt consolidation. Besides that, you can also aim to achieve debt-free living by making a few changes in your life style that involves little bit of personal sacrifice and patience.

However, let us look at a few simple steps following which you can achieve debt-free life.

Budgeting:

In maximum cases debt problems occur due to a failure to live within budget. People have too many desires but have limited money in hands that lead them to turn to credit. So the most important step to debt-free living is forming a budget.

· First list down all your sources of income and expenses, and review if expenditure exceeds your income. If yes, then try to identify the area where savings can be achieved.

· List the bills where there is very little or no scope of savings like fixed mortgage, rent, and council tax. Then list the areas where there is a chance for savings like social spending, food, drink, and utility bills. Try to cut back on drinks and food by avoid eating outside. You may also switch to generic food. Besides that, use an online comparison site and know how to save on insurance and utility bills. Work for that and try to achieve debt-free life.

· If you see that nothing of these steps can bring in debt-free life for you, then find out ways to earn some extra cash and increase monthly income. Working over-time, getting a second job or selling stuffs on eBay will fetch you considerable extra money.

Help to come out of debt:

Whilst you have to work for managing the basic expenses of your family, debt-free living should be your primary goal. Follow a few steps to achieve debt-free living.

  • If you have credit card debt then perform lower interest balance transfer. This will help you to save money as this reduces the monthly payment, and will also help you with debt clearance as well.

  • You can also borrow loan with low interest rate and consolidate all your debts into that loan. This will allow you to handle one loan instead of multiple debts, and will also allow you to pay off the debt as soon as possible.

  • Also, try to make more than minimum payment. This will help you to pay off the debt faster than you thought before.

Debt solution:

Debt-free living can also be possible via a debt solution. If your debt-to-income ratio is too high go for debt management plan, individual voluntary arrangement, debt relief order or personal bankruptcy.

However, if you follow the above mentioned steps you will be able to clear your debt and live a debt-free life.

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Top 3 Reasons To Utilize The Refugee Resettlement Program http://tempotidbits.com/2011/10/top-3-reasons-to-utilize-the-refugee-resettlement-program/ http://tempotidbits.com/2011/10/top-3-reasons-to-utilize-the-refugee-resettlement-program/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:54:28 +0000 http://tempotidbits.com/?p=759 The housing industry consist of a large tenant base. It varies from high, middle, and low income tenants, student renters, tenants receiving government assistance (section 8, welfare), tenants on disability or social security, and refugee tenants. Depending on the location of your portfolio and your needs as an owner; you should seriously consider connecting with the Refugee Resettlement Program!

Religious agencies such as Catholic Charities and Interfaith Works, have a refugee resettlement program aimed at assisting refugees, immigrants and displaced people in beginning a new life in this country through education, cultural training and most importantly for the purpose of this article,  housing accommodations.

The mission of Refugee Resettlement is to assist refugees in beginning new lives in America; to work as a resource and cultural center for the Southeast Asia population in our community; to assist our communities in being a place of welcome for refugees and immigrants; and to help refugees and immigrants in developing their own self-help skills, projects, and associations. (Interfaithworks)

 

In Syracuse, NY there are over 2,000 refugee families brought into the city annually. There is a tendency for the families to cluster in close proximity to the sponsoring organization. For property owners and landlords this is a GEM. It’s the simple rule of supply and demand. A community needs to be able to supply housing for 2,000+ families per year. The demand is ridiculously high but the supply of good homes are sparse!

The benefits of the resettlement program:

  1. Guaranteed rent – The agencies pay for the first month’s rent and security deposit.  Then they set the tenants up on welfare.  If for some reason welfare is problematic, the agency will continue to pay rent until the tenant is situated.  In some instances, welfare will stop paying for an individual’s rent because that person is now employed.  This is not a problem because most refugee tenants take great pride in paying their rent on time. The agency will handle any financial issues that may arise at least for the first six to twelve months of residency.  The agency will set up the tenants’ housing accommodations, fully furnish the unit, move in the tenant and teach the tenant about American housing culture.  So, as with any other type of tenant your job is to get the apartment ready and collect your rent.
  2. Low vacancy rates – Because of the renters housing shortage (at least in Syracuse, NY) and the influx of refugees; there is usally a waiting list for available units.  Properties in prime resettlement neighborhoods MOVE QUICKLY!  Many times families are turned away because of shortages in available apartments.  When units do become vacant, properties can not be turn around quickly enough.  Bottom line – once a relationship was formed with the various resettlement agencies, the vacancy rate became non-existent in resettlement areas.
  3. Low maintenance expenses and less headache – For some reason or another, the everyday residential issues and repairs have drastically been reduced with the refugees.  For the most part (nothing is perfect), I do not have tenant disputes, eviction fees, code violation calls, damaged property from move outs,  police investigations, broken windows, walls punched out or any of the numerous other work order request.  It seems that the refugees take a sense of pride in where they live.  They are extremely clean (85% of new refugee tenants), very respectful, and most appreciative of anything you do for them.  They respect the rules of renting – If I say no pets they abide and don’t try to sneak one in.  They ask before they make any alterations to the property, and most importantly they pay their rent on time if not early.  We do get our share of work orders but its not because they damaged something but because they don’t know how to use it.  I will take a work order on how to turn on a stove over having to replace a stove because the tenant broke it.  So, the headache and financial stress has diminished greatly while working with the resettlement program.  That in itself is worth it’s weight in gold!
NOW, the program does have its share of downfalls. 
  1. Communication barrier – most refugees do not speak English so unless you decide to learn a new language be prepared to draw out and gesture your speech.  The agency does provide translators and will communicate with the tenants on your behalf ; however  the agencies are overwhelmed and understaffed so it might take awhile before you actually get some assistance.
  2. Cultural differences – Many refugees come from cultures very different from the American way of life.  It can be very challenging to explain to them how things operate in the United States.  For instance – I often have to explain how to use a thermostat,  how to hit the breakers, sometimes how to even change a light bulb.  One of the biggest problems is storage of food.  The concept of placing cooked food in the refrigerator and storing dry food in containers, seems to be lost.  Many refugee tenants tend to put cooked food everywhere but in the fridge and dry food (rice, pasta, cereal) is left out all over the counters and cabinets.  It seems that the rodents have a personal invitation to an all you can eat buffet. Now, if they are not inviting rodents in they literally bring them into the unit. There is a large tendency to want to bring furniture and other items off the street  into their apartments.  I understand the theory “one man’s trash is another’s treasure,” but when that trash comes with bed bugs, roaches and fleas; it really needs to stay someones else’s trash.  Needless to say one expense with refugees is pest extermination.  Then comes sewage backups.  Now, backups are a plumbers nightmare.  With the refugees its very challenging to express that food, grease, and baby wipes are not to be put down the drain.
It’s difficult with the communication barrier and the change of cultural lifestyle but it can be managed and worked out with the aid of the agency, a translator and a lot of patient.  At the end of the day the pros still outweigh the cons.  So, if you are looking to get into real estate or have a portfolio already and you want to utilize the resettlement program, I suggest you:
  • Contact the local agency to get listed as a landlord and find out the areas families are being placed in
  • Purchase property in those locations
  • Supply agencies with your property vacancies
  • Set up an account with welfare
The Refugee Resettlement Program provides a reliable tenant base for property owners.  It is not for everyone, but it is definitely worth looking into.   Rest in Wealth . . . . . .
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Student Housing . . . what a goldmind!!! http://tempotidbits.com/2011/08/student-housing-what-a-goldmind/ http://tempotidbits.com/2011/08/student-housing-what-a-goldmind/#comments Tue, 09 Aug 2011 19:13:06 +0000 http://tempotidbits.com/?p=757 If you are an investor focused on student housing . . . . FIND YOURSELF A COLLEGE TOWN!  As a seasoned investor, I have found that renting to college students is a pleasurable and very lucrative investment.  I started out renting to low – middle income families.  However theses properties, mainly located in urban areas, can be a challenge.

Challenges:

  • The rent rate is low
  • The taxes are high
  • Extremely high turn over rate
  • The property does not appreciate
  • The tenants cause lots of damages
  • The property requires  a great deal of renovation and rehab
Upside:
  • Very low vacancies because people are always looking for affordable  housing.  Also with the foreclosure rate as high as it is, many people are returning to renting.
  • Purchasing property in these neighborhoods are relatively cheap ($30-100k)
  • Government assistance is in abundance
  • A quick way to build your portfolio
  • Allows for great cash flow
I’m not knocking it because this path allowed me to build a business, increase my portfolio and expand to various avenues within real estate.  It is grueling, time consuming and the cause of many migraines, but it served it’s purpose.  I stuck it out, made patience a virtue and reaped the fruits of my labor.  Most importantly it lead me to the gold mind of STUDENT HOUSING!
Universities and colleges, like property, have been around for centuries and will continue to exist centuries after I’m gone.
 The best investment is one that exist before, during and after your lifetime.  One that produces income for all generations of your family. (biggasista)
Real estate is that investment, and the student housing market is the core.  Don’t get me wrong, hotels, retail, apartment bulidings and commercial properties are all great investments within real estate.  However, the tenant base is what makes the difference.  Schools will always have students and these students will always need a place to live.  Colleges that offer housing are overwhelmed because the amount of students entering far surpass the number of units available.  It’s the simple theory of Supply and Demand that allows private investors entry into the world of student housing.
I went to school in a college town.  Everything was about the university.  The mood, environment, entertainment and lifestyle were all based on that big school on the hill.  There is nothing wrong with that – it’s how a town flourishes, it’s how money is kept within the community, it’s what that town becomes known for, and it’s what can make a real estate investor wealthy!  The student housing market is not necessarily the best first investment.  You should have some experience with investing, knowledge of the market and a strong financial support system.  But, once you are in the potential becomes very apparent.
The student housing challenges are:
  • Properties are expensive to purchase – you will spend more on student housing then on a low income property
  • Properties are difficult to find – student housing is not a secret.  Everyone wants in.  The inventory is low because you are left with whatever the university didn’t buy, wht large investors overlooked, or properties considered to be “not so prime.”
  • Properties are located to far away from main campus
  • Guaranteed annual turnover
  • Property taxes are high
  • Tenant headaches – you are still renting and people will be people, so you can always expect some type of migraine.
The rewards can be:
  • The property continually appreciates in value
  • A never ending stream of tenants
  • Excellent cash flow
  • Double the rental income
  • Advance rental payments
  • Little to no repairs which has a great affect on overhead expenses
  • Potential for great auxiallary income
Let’s talk numbers: Property A  and Property B
Property A is a two unit building with three bedrooms in each apartment:
  1. cost $30k
  2. rehab $10k
  3. monthly rental income $1300.00
  4. monthly expenses (taxes, water, maintenance, mortgage) $725
  5. tenant headaches and incidents $$$priceless
  6. monthly net $575.00
  7. annual net $6900.00
Now the above numbers are a rough estimate of low income housing in a small college town.  If you are luck you see about $500.00 a month if no major repairs are needed, if you are actually able to collect the rent, and if a tenant does abandon the unit leaving you with a rehab repair bill far past their security deposit.
  Property B is a two unit town house with three bedrooms in each apartment that comes fully furnished:
  1. cost $175k
  2. rehab $30k (rehab to update the units, purchase furniture, appliances)
  3. monthly rental income $3900.00
  4. monthly expenses (tax, water, maintenance, mortgage) $1475
  5. tenant headaches and incidents $priceless
  6. monthly net $2425.00
  7. annual net $29100.00
Now the above numbers are a rough estimate of a 2 unit student housing in a small college town.  You would see about $2400 a month, knowing that there are no repairs because everything is new.  You are able to collect the rent because students pay for the year in advance or pay by the semester in full.  And if they do abandon, well you have your rent money so fix up the apartment and rent it out for the following semester or do a sublet.  Either way you are still in a great position.
This scenario is a portrayal of how things work  based on my experience as an investor in both markets. They are realistic and if I can have less headaches, a great ROI and increased value I will continue to praise the student housing goldmine!
Rest in Wealth  . . . . .

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If the Country goes Bankrupt, Real Estate is Your Best Bet! http://tempotidbits.com/2011/08/if-the-country-goes-bankrupt-real-estate-is-your-best-bet/ http://tempotidbits.com/2011/08/if-the-country-goes-bankrupt-real-estate-is-your-best-bet/#comments Sat, 06 Aug 2011 18:55:21 +0000 http://tempotidbits.com/?p=770  

If Congress does not raise the debt ceiling, the U.S. Treasury will run out of cash reserves to pay for obligations such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and defense contracts. (NYT)

With all this talk about the deficit and the possibility of the country going bankrupt, I turn to thoughts of real estate. Now I don’t believe the country will go bankrupt… Government will not let that happen, they can’t afford to let that happen. The dollar may lose value, social security might be at further risk, the recession might last a little longer, but the US will not go bankrupt. Perhaps broke but not bankrupt.

However the fact still remains that we as a country, are in a financial crisis, and as far as I’m concerned Real Estate is one of the few investments that provide financial security. Think about it: when you purchase property, land, buildings, etc… you own it. You get a piece of paper, known as a deed, saying that this piece of land is yours.
Real Estate will always have value, people will always need a place to rest their head, business will need office space. Schools, hospitals, churches, restaurants will always need a building. No matter how fiancially unsecure the country is, certain things will always be maintained. Your little piece of the American pie will always have worth. So, if you can buy something but it.
I understand that real estate might not be for everyone. Some people are buying gold and silver. Some are buying stocks and bonds. For me, it’s property, an investment that’s tangible, longterm, fruitful, and owned directly by me!
In my previous blog I speak about why invest in real estate, and now I’m telling you how to secure your future in a country that is financially unstable. INVEST IN REAL ESTATE!!

Rest In wealth…….

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Why Invest In Real Estate? http://tempotidbits.com/2011/07/why-invest-in-real-estate/ http://tempotidbits.com/2011/07/why-invest-in-real-estate/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 04:15:24 +0000 http://tempotidbits.com/?p=749 It is often assumed that real estate is a safe investment and that an investor can make quick money.  If this is what you believe, then this article is for you.  Real Estate is a good investment in the long run and can be profitable over time.  It is not a get rich quick investment.  It is not for everyone and it is not always a good experience.  So many people now a days have lost their homes, rental units and commercial properties to foreclosure.  Some people have destroyed their credit and built mountains of debt.  For them, real estate was the worse possible move and a lesson learned with tears.  For others like myself, real estate is a good investment with the potential for great profit.  However, it does not happen overnight, within months or even a few years.  It’s a slow but steady road built on patience!

Real estate can be a prime investment in times of recession. In times of financial uncertainty, real estate investors should focus on cash flow rather than appreciation. Cash flow is easy to see—the numbers either work from the start or they don’t. (NuWire Investor)

Investing in real estate should be for:

  • Building equity
  • Producing a steady flow of alternate income
  • Building your portfolio
  • A contribution to your retirement fund.
  • Tax benefits
  • Tax deductions
  • Financial security
  • Cash flow
You should not invest in real estate if:
  • You don’t have money to afford the investment.  “It takes money to make money,” is the best saying in the world!  Once purchased real estate comes with its own set of overhead.  It takes money to maintain the property and renovate the property. Expenses such as mortgage, taxes, water and utilities must be paid. If your are fortunate and your property is income producing from the start then great, extra money always helps.  However, with tenants comes headaches – plumbing issues, heating issues, electrical and cosmetic issues all cost money.  In real estate,  it’s always a safe bet to have an “incidental stash” – money set aside for when everything goes wrong.  Some say that incidental money should cover expenses for six months to a year.  Realistically if you are just starting out you might not have that – I did’nt.  What I did have was enough money in the beginning to make all repairs and renovations up front and avoid breakdowns later.  For the cosmetic breakdowns I had a small stash and focused heavily on producing income so my stash would not become non-existent.
  • You do not have patience.  Real estate is a very slow process.  Once you finally close, you now wait on contractors to make repairs, then advertise for rentals, screen tenants, move them in, chase the rent and sometimes move them out.  If patience is not your virtue I highly suggest you hire a property management company to handle the day to day routines of your investment.
  • You have big dreams of riches and grandeur.  No one gets rich overnight in this industry.  So if you believe you buy today and are rich tomorrow – DO NOT INVEST IN REAL ESTATE!
  • Your financial status depends on this investment.  The housing market is on a roller coaster and it would be foolish to stake your entire  livelihood on this type of investment.  Have you ever heard the saying “house poor,” well then don’t become a poor investor!
In theses economic times of hardship, Real Estate is still our saving grace.
Today is probably the best time to invest in real estate, for one reason: Higher mortgage interest rate = Lower real estate demand = lower price tag.
(Money& Minds)
However, make sure the timing is right, your finances are in order and that you do your due diligence.  Learn about the market, hear the stories, and make your plan of action.  Whether it’s today, tomorrow or next year real estate is not going anywhere.  As long as there are people on this earth, we will always need a place to sleep, eat and work.  Property, in all it’s forms (caves, huts and igloos) like roaches will outlive us all.  So, why not invest in something that will be income producing for centuries and long after your gone?
I’m just saying ….. Rest in Wealth

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Syracuse – Best Place to Live?? http://tempotidbits.com/2011/05/a-monk-walks-his-path/ http://tempotidbits.com/2011/05/a-monk-walks-his-path/#comments Sun, 15 May 2011 08:14:53 +0000 http://elegantthemes.com/preview/DeepFocus/?p=211 They say that Syracuse, NY is #3 as best place to live.  Who would have ever thought.  I mean it’s a good place to raise a family, the cost of living is much better than in bigger cities but the taxes are extremely high, the social scene is nonexistant and its cold seven months out the year.  Wow is all I can say “Go Cuse!”

Farmers Insurance has released their seventh annual list of the Most Secure U.S. Places To Live and Syracuse is ranked No. 3 for large metropolitan areas of 500,000 or more residents.  Last year, Syracuse was 19th on the most secure cities list. The rankings, compiled by database experts at www.bestplaces.net, considers crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, terrorist threats, environmental hazards, life expectancy and job loss numbers. The results are divided into three groups: large metropolitan areas, mid-size cities (150,000 to 500,000 residents) and small towns (less than 150,000 residents).

Now for an real estate investor, it’s a great place to invest!

For a variety of reasons, not to mention a weak dollar, this is actually a very unique time to invest in the US. Syracuse is a great place to start. As for Manhattan and the NYC area, cap rates are very low – it is almost impossible to find an investment property in NYC that will generate a positive cashflow. You CAN find a cashflowing property in Syracuse.

 

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Building Momentum Haults! http://tempotidbits.com/2011/04/young-man-in-the-city/ http://tempotidbits.com/2011/04/young-man-in-the-city/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2011 08:15:24 +0000 http://elegantthemes.com/preview/DeepFocus/?p=214 A continued sign that we are still at the bottom of the well is the drop in new home construction.

“The Commerce Department says home construction plunged to a seasonally adjusted 479,000 homes last month down 22.5 percent from the previous month.  It was the lowest level since April 2009 and the second-lowest on the records dating back more that a half-century.” (The Associated Press)

It seems that the housing market is not going to help our economic recovery.  That being said, for those who gambled wisely and have money to invest – it’s a great time.  In Syracuse there are currently over 100 multi-unit investment properties for sale.  It is a buyer’s market, there are bargains to be made and deals to be struck.

It’s all about the numbers.  Right now we have properties that have sold for $21k even a few around $7k.  Granted they require rehab but if you can buy something for twenty thousand, put in 10k in repairs then rent out two units for $1300.00 a month – I think it’s worth looking into.  Real estate is a long term game – the days of quick money are over!  Real estate is a investment where your money grows over a long period of time.  Do your due diligence and make long money not short money . . .  Rest in Wealth.

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Student Housing – Great Investment! http://tempotidbits.com/2011/04/student-housing-great-investment/ http://tempotidbits.com/2011/04/student-housing-great-investment/#comments Sun, 03 Apr 2011 05:25:31 +0000 http://tempotidbits.com/?p=746 As a property investor, I must say investing in student housing is a win win.  Universities are not going anywhere – there will always be students – and they need somewhere to live.  I understand that student housing is more expensive to purchase than say an inner city property, but the benefits outweigh the cost.  Student housing allows you to double your rental income and if the unit is furnished your rent increases even more.  Not to mention your property will actually appreciate!  There seems to be less repairs needed because the property is either not that old or was well cared for.  Less expenses means greater profit. 

Don’t get me wrong there are some downsides.  For instance your lease term typically runs for ten months instead of the 12 year lease.  Your tenants change often, there are large upfront cost (furniture, property updates, purchase price), and if you get the wrong tenants they could destroy your rental.  But that’s with any property, so the pros outweigh the cons as far as I can see. 

 It has been recently noted that “upperclassmen favor off-campus housing.”  According to the Daily Orange News paper, at Syracuse University “Juniors account for 12% of on campus housing, seniors only 6% and grad-students 2%”. 

So a total of 20% of Juniors, Seniors and grad-students live on campus.  That’s a lot of perspective tenants looking for off campus housing.  Students are not happy with on campus accommodations,  they want quality living at a reasonable price – and price is never reasonable on campus.  According to College Prowler “Syracuse University gets a C+ rating for on campus housing”.   Run the numbers and see that instead of investing in run down properties because they are cheap; University housing is the way to go.  It’s okay to diversify your portfolio.  How else are you going to Rest In Wealth?

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Welcome to Tempo Tidbits http://tempotidbits.com/2011/03/umbrella-rides-the-wind/ http://tempotidbits.com/2011/03/umbrella-rides-the-wind/#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:16:31 +0000 http://elegantthemes.com/preview/DeepFocus/?p=220 Welcome to the new Tempo Tidbits Website! This blog is for the curious real estate investor.  It should be used to gather information on investing in real estate.  Anyone interested in buying or selling real estate needs to do due diligence.  Our aim is to keep you informed and up-to-date on market changes, economic changes, local area data, trends, financing and more.

As a real estate investor, manger and broker we are very familiar with the game of real estate.  It is not for everyone.  It can break you financially and going into it blind will ruin you.  So join us as we begin this exploration into the tricks, politics and pitfalls of being a real estate investor.  Talk with us, discuss your thoughts and share your stories and we will do the same.  At the end of the day everyone wants to own something so why not get your piece of the pie!

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