Real Estate Investor Newsletter: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Southern California Real Estate Investor Newsletter
This Week in News
  • California Cities Lead the Nation in House Flipping Profitability – San Francisco Business Times [Read Now]
    • RealtyTrac analyzed sales deed data and automated valuation data and included any single-family home or condo flip from the second quarter, where a previous sale on the same property had occurred within the last 12 months. It found that the markets most likely to make the highest profits were in the Bay Area, in Silicon Valley and in San Francisco/East Bay.  California areas were ranked in five out of the top ten areas/cities in the nation. []
  • What happened to all those foreclosed homes? – Marketplace [Read Now]
    • Back in 2004, when the housing market was on fire, home ownership rates peaked-at about 70 percent.  We all know what happened next. The housing bubble burst. The economy collapsed. Millions of people lost their homes. So where did all those foreclosed homes go? []
  • Rules of attraction: 11 ways to create curb appeal – Los Angeles Times [Read Now]
    • Oprah once said, “Your home should be the thing that rises up to meet you.” That's serious curb appeal. “We live in a crazy world,” says Laura Morton, certified landscape professional and owner of Laura Morton Design in West Hollywood. “We have busy days … when you come back home you should feel that you've arrived somewhere that is already putting you in a good mood.” []
  • House ‘Flipping' Skyrockets, Sparks Concern Over a Housing Bubble – NBC News [Read Now]
    • House flipping – buying and reselling a home to make a quick buck – has risen in some hot housing markets, prompting concerns that local housing bubbles could be developing, according to a report published on Thursday. []
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Seminars and Special Events

Think Realty Expo – Long Beach

  • When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 (PST) 
  • Where: Long Beach Convention Center 
  • Keynote Speaker: Doug Clark – CEO of Equity Capital Group & Clark Venture Capital, real estate investment contributor for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and star of Spike TV’s Flip Men and ABC’s Big Money.
  • Cost: $125 (save $25 in advance) Registration Link

Networking, learning, and deal-making – whether you're just getting started and want to find out more about the amazing opportunities in real estate investing, or you're a seasoned pro ready to up your game, you'll find the resources you need to succeed at Think Realty Expo.

Southern California Real Estate Investment Club Meetings

Please verify the date/time before attending. Check for reservation, membership, and fee requirements. Links are provided on the group names below. Please contact us with any additions or corrections.

Upcoming meetings Mar 16 – 27 [view full month's listings – click here]

Los Angeles County
RE Club in Action Wed, Mar 16 6:30 PM Burbank Monthly Meeting
Black Belt Investors  Sat, Mar 26 9:00 AM Downey Retire on Rentals!
Orange County
Land & Investment Property Group Wed, Mar 16 9:00 AM Brea Weekly Meeting
Investclub for Women, Orange County Wed, Mar 16 6:30 PM Irvine Speaker: Tania K. Cardoso, ESQ – Dealing with Tenants, Contracts and Real Estate Laws
Realty Investment Association of California (RIAOC) Tue, Mar 22 7:30 AM Anaheim Speaker: John Baker from
Land & Investment Property Group Wed, Mar 23 9:00 AM Brea Weekly Meeting
San Diego County
North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR) Wed, Mar 16 8:30 AM Vista Broker and Salesperson CA BRE Real Estate Exam Prep Course
North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR) Fri, Mar 18 11:30 AM Vista VA Lunch & Learn
North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR) Mon, Mar 21 9:00 AM Vista 10K & FIND: Marketing Tools To Enhance Your Business
North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR) Tue, Mar 22 8:30 AM La Jolla Professional Standards Training – Day 1 (Sessions 1 & 2)
North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR) Tue, Mar 22 10:00 AM Vista Social Media Tune-Up
North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR) Wed, Mar 23 8:30 AM La Jolla Professional Standards Training – Day 2 (Session 3)
Inland Empire
Coachella ValleyReal Estate Investors Association (CVREIA) Wed, Mar 16 6:00 PM Palm Desert Monthly Meeting – Robert Kiyosaki's Cashflow system
Inland Empire Real Estate Investment Club Wed, Mar 23 6:30 PM Riverside IEREIC Meeting – Speaker: Aaron Mazzrillo


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