Monthly Archives: July 2009

News

Channel seven stopped by last night and told me that section 8 got an emergency funding from HUD and there were not cuts.  This is obviously good news for landlords. I am not sure if it will mean all that … Continue reading

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Section 8

By now most of you have heard OHA is cutting about 10% of its tenants off the program, which means by the end of September I expect a 400 tenant in the metro to have to work out deals with … Continue reading

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City of Omaha Vs City of Des Moines

We do business in seven different cities. The two that we have the most involvement with is the City of Des Moines and the City of Omaha. Hands down the city of Omaha is pro-business: Some things you may not know: … Continue reading

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Partnerships

This is the one subject that comes up over and over again with my clients. I was asked the other day what the number one reasons partnerships are not good. Simply it is because at some point you will have … Continue reading

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Keep it simple

I cannot stress enough the importance of keeping things is your business as simple as possible. Remember all things in your business should be set up so a non-skilled person can do them.  This kind of ties into the waste … Continue reading

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Market Rents

I hear all the time, what do you think the rent I can get out of my house or apartment? Daily, I have to remind investors “Your mortgage payment does not set the rent the market does.  The best way … Continue reading

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Section 8

We just got word from OHA, that they would not be giving any more move packets until the end of the year. We are trying to figure out what this means.  We are not sure this is just on initials … Continue reading

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Waste

I think a lot our waste in our business. A buddy of mine owns a pizza business and he is always figuring out new ways to illuminate waste. I have been thinking about waste when it comes to the government and … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson

I was in Colorado over the 4th of July and one of the guys walking in the Parade in Breckenridge had a sign that he was holding that quoted Thomas Jefferson: “A government that is big enough to provide everything we … Continue reading

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Home prices

Here is a great index that compares home prices to the median household income.  I think this is a great graph that shows that the real estate market has a ways to fall before prices level out.  The other alternative … Continue reading

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