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Monday, November 15, 2021   /   by C.K. Cole

Real Estate Lessons from Indiana Jones

By CK Cole of The Lighthouse Team of Fulton Grace Realty

Many who managed to sell their homes for top dollar just before the crash, have serious flashbacks when they watch the rolling boulder scene in “Raiders of the Lost Ark”.  This iconic movie has a couple of scenes that work well to symbolize real estate activities. The next would be when they open the container with the ark. The nasty little villain is enchanted by this beautiful spirit swooping around him. Then suddenly it’s true demonic self shows through and the villain’s face melts just before his head explodes. And this relates to real estate how? Pricing real estate is the answer.  Sellers can get enchanted with the dreamy prospect of how much they think they can sell their home for. This is just as true with individual home sellers as with developers. The individual home seller often says, “I know my neighbor’s home, which is just like mine, sold for $400,000 last y. ...

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Monday, November 1, 2021   /   by C.K. Cole

Rehabbers Should Have A Reason for Each Season

By CK Cole of Lighthouse Team

So what do you think makes the difference between a successful Fix-and-Flip guy/gal and one perpetually chasing that dream? An endless source of funds, amazing contractors, deep store discounts, a beautiful, talented sales and marketing team, gifted architects, political connections and savvy, just a natural instinct for the business?
Trouble picking just one? That’s because the most important piece of the puzzle for success is A Plan! The Rehab business has a plethora of bad surprises, challenges, best guesses, give-it-your-best-shot situations. A Plan suggests that there are some things you actually have control over.

The Midwest has very distinct seasons and with these seasons come life’s rhythms. Prime buying season for families begins during the period of time between March Madness and the Masters. What sports has to do with real estate sales is above my pay grade, please just trust me on this. This is the time your finished product! ...

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Monday, November 1, 2021   /   by C.K. Cole

Money Pit or Money Maker?

In 1986 Steven Spielberg released the cautionary tale, The Money Pit, starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. The lessons of this film, where the heroes are led by their hearts and not their heads in making decisions about their dream home, are just as valuable today as in 1986. Maybe even more so with HGTV and the myriad of programs available to teach folks  special strategies to get rich flipping homes.

Is Real Estate a good place to invest money and see solid growth? Absolutely! Is that guaranteed? Absolutely NOT!  In fact, without the right team, it’s just money in the wind. Back around 1986, there was a character who would appear on your TV about 2 AM and for about $200 plus he’d share with you the simple secrets of investing in Real Estate and quickly getting rich, without spending any of your own money except for what you paid him, of course. Many versions of this business have emerged over the last 30 years. Here’s the d. ...

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