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"Accidental" SuccessHave you ever gained business "by accident"?I have . . . sort of . . . and it just happened again.We live in a small community and tend to watch out for each other. I saw one of my former tenants doing something shady to his new Landlord. I did some research, found out who the...
Should you buy or rent? It's a question we all face at some point in life: does it make more sense to buy a home or to rent? Most people believe it's wiser to buy a home and build equity rather than paying someone else's mortgage. In most cases, that would be true but there are particular times ...
I've seen many sales fall through because the owner starts second-guessing a quick offer. In the end, it is more likely to cost you money than to put more in your pocket.  A Fast Sale, at a Good Price Is the Goal There is a tendency when a contract comes in and sale happens quickly that a seller ...
My Favorite Christmas MemoryKathy Streib challenged us to share a favorite Christmas memory. I've been thinking about it for a week now and I'm still having a hard time narrowing down to one favorite memory. There were so many good times! My dad died when I was six so my mom was left to raise fou...
When Christmas Dies...Last year, one of my first blog posts was about Christmas in Cody. I shared some of my favorite lights, including this video:  Unfortunately, there was a fire two days ago that destroyed the interior of the home and the light show had to go dark. It may take 4-6 months to re...
Harry Logan provides a nice explanation of Cap Rates, an important calculation for investment property.  What's a Cap Rate?  I was asked this question the other day by a new investor looking to buy his first investment property. I was a little concerned that this fellow is out looking at real est...
Infographic: Breaking Down First-Time Buyer Data: While first-time buyers come from all different backgrounds, they do share similarities in how much they spend and what their financial situation is.While first-time buyers come from all different backgrounds, they do share similarities in what th...
FOR RENT! 12 Road 3FxCody, WY 824143 bedrooms3 baths1,728 square feet2-car garage with shop Click here for price and more details Just six miles outside of Cody on the Greybull Highway, this fully furnished home has it all! Tastefully furnished and decorated with all the linens, kitchenware, and ...
Book Review: Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate InvestorThis book is written by two Certified Public Accountants with lots of experience investing in real estate. This seems like the perfect mix and I expected to uncover a few tidbits that could potentially lead to saving thousands in the f...
Nadine Larder shares some great tips on building a mailing list for your real estate business.   Spring is one of the BEST times of year! Not only is it finally warmer and sunnier in much of the US, but it’s also the ramp-up to the most productive and fun time of year in real estate. One thing yo...

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