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Real Estate Investment Group Portland – Local Economy Shows Strength – Press Release

PORTLAND, OREGON — While the national housing market remains depressed, a real estate investment group Portland takes advantage as local house prices for June 2012 have remained at 2005 levels.

The semi annual housing report as prepared by the Fed Branch of San Francisco shows that much of Vancouver and southwest Washington maintain elevated foreclosure risks as compared to Oregon, where property pricing is starting to stabilize with sales price increases in property values.

The report matches real estate investor experience. “Portland housing prices are steadily improving as demand for rental property continues increasing,” notes local real estate investing veteran John Sheldon, owner of How to Invest in Real Estate Portland, a successful, locally-focused real estate investing group.

Rental properties are not remaining on the market long, and this demand is causing an increase in both rental rates and property sale prices. While the country has seen a rise in foreclosures, lender moratoriums may have provided homeowners with some relief as foreclosure proceedings are slowing down in Portland.

Real estate has long been regarded as the most secure investment to stand the test of time. National and international investors are selecting Portland, Oregon to buy real estate as they seek to secure their portfolios. Personal financial development gurus including Robert Kiyosaki and Tony Robbins advocate that real estate investing is an undeniable priority in order to offer financial balance to any portfolio. Sheldon adds, “This is the best time to seize the opportunities offered by the real estate market. It is crucial to realize that assets such as stocks, real estate, businesses and commodities function separately. When your stocks crash your other assets maintain strength; people will always need oil, food and housing.”

For a real estate investment group Portland, Oregon’s housing inventory still offers significant discounts. Investors continue to find valuable gems and bargains that are quickly converted into stable and passive rental income sources. Investors looking for instruction, training, assistance and mentorship locally may find benefit in the interactive support offered by a Portland real estate investing group.

How to Invest in Real Estate Portland offers real estate instruction and training through free webinars and one-and-one and small group mentoring. The group can be reached at (503)539-9094. Experienced and aspiring property investors in Portland can visit John Sheldon’s free training and partnering site at

Real Estate Investment Group Portland – Local Economy Shows Strength – Press Release

Real Estate Investment Group- Portland’s Four P’s-Press Release

While foreclosures may still be on the rise, savvy investors are joining forces with a local real estate investment group. Portland, Oregon’s increased demand for rental properties is proving to be a stable source of passive residual income with consistent gains for experienced real estate investors. Portland is attracting vigilant investors who are ready to capitalize on the current foreclosure market, as forecasts indicate that HARP 2.0 may soon trigger a decrease in foreclosures.

Obama’s recent announcement of the revised HARP 2.0 (Home Affordable Refinance Program), provides Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan holders the ability to refinance regardless of the property value or the homeowners’ credit scores. This is expected to help 5 million homeowners and properties nationwide. Investors are preparing to buy foreclosures now, while inventory continues to offer significant discounts.

People looking to secure their financial futures are joining forces with a professional real estate investment group. Portland investors are wisely leveraging this group’s experience and networking connections. As the current foreclosure market continues to offer deeply discounted gems, many advise that now is the perfect time to invest. The soaring increase in rental demand and sharp decrease in time remaining on the market practically ensures immediate residual income for stable long term gains. For this reason property investment veterans are calling Portland the “Passive Property Portfolio Pearl”.

While we cannot know for sure what the future of the real estate market will bring with regards to HARP 2.0 impacting foreclosure inventory in the near future. We can agree that neither a crystal ball nor tarot cards are needed to predict that this current market will create financial stability and fortunes for savvy investors.

Experienced investors and realtors agree that the current foreclosure inventory and interest rates make this market the best vehicle for property investing. Those looking for guidance, instruction and training can participate in seminars conducted by a local real estate investment group. Portland’s professional team of real estate trainers and instructors can be reached at (503)539-9094 or online by visiting

Real Estate Investment Group Portland – Wednesday Update 02/22/2012

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This edition will show why investors should rely on the services of a professional real estate investment group, Portland‘s inventory of foreclosures and the current pricing trends. We will also see the impact that local  real estate has on  local schools, and to finish up we will learn about valuable self improvement tips and Oregon’s plans for a natural park.

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 Joining a Real Estate Investment Club – Real Estate Investing


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Tanking home prices mean Portland schools Oregon Live


Portland school leaders say they never expected home values would decline 9 percent in one year, in turn decreasing property tax payments to save teaching jobs by 13 percent from what they had counted on.

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Gurus – A Loaded Gamble

Gurus - A Loaded Gamble

Gurus - A Loaded Gamble

How much have you spent on training with “gurus,” real estate investing trainers traveling the national circuit? Hopefully less than $20K. Ideally less than $5K. I personally have invested over $100K in guru education and have discovered the advantages and very real disadvantages up close and personal. Let’s talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of guru-centered real estate training.

The Good of Training with Gurus

A few of these guys and gals have decades of experience in the trenches, in the real world. They’ve done deals and fought their way up to super success, often from humble beginnings. They know how to win with real estate. When they teach, it’s from real experience.

And when you do something in the same way as them with the same kind of seller, you will often enjoy very similar success.

More importantly, if you listen between the lines, you can begin to interpret their beliefs, their philosophies, and the advantages and disadvantages they worked with. These are often the things they don’t spend much time talking about that you can learn the greatest lessons from.

For example, if one of those gurus tells you that doing a 120-unit deal is the same as a duplex, that may cause you to think one way. But what if you discover that that very guru didn’t do his first 120-unit deal until he had 20 years of solid experience in real estate? He had built connections with construction crews and administrative teams … and key decision-makers in the city’s land use and permitting departments … and financing. What if, after all this, he STILL had multiple partners on his first few larger deals? You might think another way. Probably a more empowered, realistic way. And the fact is, the gurus often say one thing, but their own experience is completely different. They’re not lying intentionally often. There’s another reason why they say things that seem incompatible with their own experience. Let me explain.

Say you’re out of shape and an Olympic power lifter tells you that picking up a 500 pound barbell and throwing it over your head is easy as long as you do it the right way. Chance are, you’d look at him and think, “Sure it’ll be easy, just as soon as I’ve got all your muscle.” And you will be empowered with a realistic perspective. But if you ignore his muscle and training and team of coaches and just try to pick up that barbell, you will not only be sorely disappointed, you will be sore, and quite possibly injured.

But you can’t see the guru’s “muscles” because they’re between his ears. He doesn’t even consciously see them anymore. He rarely comes on stage with his parents, friends, coaches, and crew. You almost never hear about the biting failures that taught him the lines that could not be crossed, and that motivated him to ever greater effort and success. These are truly great lessons. Not what the gurus do in real estate, but how they got there. How they think, what their support system is, the circumstances and market under which they developed their investing system. Understanding all of these will give you far greater clarity and realism in moving forward.

The Guru Bad

The guru will tell you that his system will work for you wherever you live, because everyone is the same. That’s true, isn’t it? You can drive around your own town and see homeless people, wealthy executives, seniors heading towards senior care homes, and teenagers looking for something to do. Don’t they all want the same things in life, and have the same priorities, and values?

Not even close.

Similarly, not every system works the same way everywhere. Folks in Lafayette, Georgia have very different values and culture than folks in Portland, Oregon, generally speaking. They’ve got different local and regional economies. Their primary employers are from different industries. Their average education and income and cost of living are different. Same goes for New York City, and Seattle, and Wichita, Kansas. They will not respond to the same offers as a group, in the same ways. If you think that the guru’s methods which were developed in a low-house-value area with relatively unsophisticated sellers is going to work as well in the big city with savvy, cosmopolitan types in multi-million dollar homes, you are destined for disappointment, failure, and loss.

The Ugly

Have you ever noticed how different people move through the world differently? There are shy people, and outgoing people. Intellectuals and dullards. Leaders and followers. Now think about every platform-walking guru you’ve heard of. Are you just like any of them? Do you approach people, property, or situations the same way? Do you have the same experience, or support systems? Do you believe the same things about the world or yourselves? Do you have the same friends?

It all makes a difference. And if they don’t tell you that, it’s either because they’re not honest with themselves, or they’re not honest with you.

There’s a very interesting book I might recommend to you called Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. In it, he demonstrates very persuasively that people are not successful just because of hard work, courage, and perseverance, although of course those are necessary. Their destinies are intimately tied with who their parents and grandparents are, where they grew up, and what year, and even month they were born. This applies to professional hockey players as much as to software manufacturing billionaires as much as it does to world-class concert musicians and math wizards. It’s a good read and can open your mind in important ways.

One of the biggest myths these gurus will perpetrate – knowingly or unknowingly – is the idea that they did it alone. In reality, one of the most important elements in most successful people’s lives is the presence of a mentor, someone who believed in them and helped them every step of the way for some period of time, usually in the formative years of their professional development. That mentor taught them and encouraged them to leverage their strengths and take action, to celebrate wins and learn from failures … over and over again, until success was a habit.

For those of you going it alone, trying to take “the hero’s journey,” you will discover that the chances for success are small. I’ve learned techniques from gurus, but it was partnering with my mentors for years that made my efforts pay.

So, in summary: guru training is a sword that cuts both ways. Like everything else in life, it has its advantages and disadvantages. Being aware of and planning for both will pay you dividends in saved years of wasted effort and disappointment, and will make your trip less lonely and more enjoyable. Pair personal mentorship with gurus’ training that matches your personality and market and you will have a winning combination that will empower you to create income now, stability for your future, and a lifestyle that will be envied by your peers. Take action and prosper.

Gambling on Gurus – The Stakes Are High and the Dice Are Loaded