A Crazy Little Thing Called… FIRPTA. By Jen Hudson

You’re telling me there is a chance that the buyer pays the seller’s taxes???  How is that???  Continue reading

2016. TIME TO PLACE YOUR BETS. By Jen Hudson

Hello. It’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to see my predictions for 2016. (Thank you Adele.)Blurb - Predictions

Let’s call this prediction thing what it really is. Predictions are really observations of trends that are just beginning. Get ready to place your bets for 2016 based on new trends that are emerging in the market. Continue reading

A GOLDILOCKS ECONOMY. By Jen Hudson

A GOLDILOCKS ECONOMY. By Jen Hudson

You know Goldilocks, right?  Not too hot. Not too cold.  But, just right?  Well, that’s kind of what our economic reports are looking like right now.

LET’S TALK JOBS.

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And The Award Goes To… Miss Information. By Jen Hudson

Whoops, typo.  I mean misinformation.

There are a number of headlines out there that make it seem like rents are out of control.  Funny thing, it’s not like it sounds.  Let’s dig further into this whole rent thing.

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When the Walls are Closing In (based on a true story). By Jen Hudson.

You know when you run across those feel good moments and you realize why you’re really doing something? Recently, I had one of those moments again, and it made my day.

A couple months ago, I had a client call me.  To protect the innocent, let’s call him Joe.  The walls were closing in on him, and he had just gotten Continue reading

“Be Strong”… I whispered to my wifi signal. by Jen Hudson

Investment real estate is one of the oldest and most inefficient Continue reading

What is the Point of Title Insurance? By Jen Hudson

Title Insurance DisneyA question I hear frequently is “why do I need  title insurance?”

Well… as they say at the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Disneyland.. Hold onto your hats and glasses folks! Continue reading

New Changes to Buying & Selling. By Jen Hudson

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is going to make changes.  First, you’re probably thinking… the what?  Continue reading

A Tax Code Bedtime Story.

Did you know that Section 1031 is a section of our tax code?  It’s designed to defer taxes on a like-kind exchange.

Wait (…. narrator comes to a screeching halt).  Tax code isn’t very sexy.  Let me try again.

Let’s start with a story.  My limited understanding of Thor goes something like this.  Once upon a time…. Continue reading

VIDEO – ONLY 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

THE ONLY 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN REAL ESTATE INVESTING.

No really, there are actually only 3 things you need to know in real estate investing, or any other type of investment for that matter! Continue reading