GOOD READ: Three Rookie Real Estate Investor Mistakes

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I think the largest reward to becoming a “real estate investor” is the remarkable amount of profit that can be made in such a short period of time. These remarkable profits are made when the market is in what is known as a “seller’s market”, but what happens when we are in a “buyer’s market” How do we know it’s a “buyer’s market”. Think about what is happening in the United States, foreclosures are at an all-time high, which means that the market has suddenly been flooded with properties for sale.

If you be aware of real estate and the cycle of markets you will know this is outstanding news (believe it or not) when it comes to getting great bargains at a lower price, but it also makes it difficult to convince buyers to pay top dollar when there are better bargains down the road. This of course is one of the risks when flipping properties. The tremendous profits that most investors seek cannot be accomplished if the property cannot be purchased, rehabbed, and sold soon.


Surveys Indicate That Local Real Estate Investors Are Rocking!

Real estate investors by three to one(1) will be more active in their local markets compared to typical homebuyers in the next 24 months, and 69 percent of investors say it’ll be easier to find properties in the near future(2), according to a new national survey of real estate investors released today by Move, Inc.

6 Questions Answered About Real Estate Investing and Delvelopment

Henry Cisneros, former HUD Secretary and four-term mayor of San Antonio, is closely involved in urban real estate investing. Cisneros recently answered’s questions about the immediate and long-term effects of changing demographics and other factors on urban investment and development.

Every investor should read this…

Vanilla Ice is Giving One Lucky Homeowner a “Rock Star” Room Renovation with DIY Network’s “Ice My House” Contest

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– DIY Network, the go-to-destination for home improvement television, and Vanilla Ice, 90s pop icon, home remodeler and host of The Vanilla Ice Project, are giving one lucky viewer a rock star room renovation. From May 16 to June 27, homeowners can upload videos and photos to telling Vanilla Ice why he should renovate a room in their house. The winner of the “Ice My House” contest will receive a $30,000 room makeover courtesy of Vanilla Ice and his crew. In addition, the transformation will be documented in a one-hour special called, “VIP: Ice My House,” which will kick-off the second season of DIY Network’s The Vanilla Ice Project, in early 2012.

“If there is a problem, yo, I’ll solve it,” said Vanilla Ice when asked about DIY Network’s “Ice My House” contest. “I’m looking forward to visiting a viewer in their hometown and giving them an off-the-hook renovation. I’ll take their space from zero-to-hero and have a little fun in the process.”

Currently in production, rock star turned home improvement all-star Vanilla Ice and his crew are back for another season of 13 half-hour episodes of jaw-dropping renovations as they tackle a new, busted up Palm Beach area mansion. This time, Vanilla Ice’s imagination runs wild as he chases down the hottest home improvement trends and technology. But first, he’s going to move walls, tear out shoddy work, and build this house up from the studs. Wes, Handsome Dan, Rodney and Joey – his team of contractors – have his back every step of the way.

After his chart topping hit “Ice Ice Baby,” Vanilla Ice turned his focus to a new hobby – buying land and flipping houses. He’s renovated old homes and foreclosures, and taught himself the basics through hands-on experience and a lot of research. The first season of DIY Network’s The Vanilla Ice Project premiered to critical-acclaim in October 2010.

To enter DIY Network’s “Ice My House” contest and for restrictions, official rules and details, To watch a video clip of Vanilla Ice announcing the contest, visit DIY Network’s YouTube page.

DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. DIY Network’s programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. One of the fastest growing digital networks and currently in more than 53 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning website,, is a leader in the Nielsen Online Home and Garden category and features multiple resources, including thousands of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, expert advice, how-to videos and images, and user-friendly reference guides with step-by-step instructions.

Members of the media may also obtain additional press materials, talent bios and show images by registering at DIY Network’s online media newsroom. Viewers can also become fans of DIY Network and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Facebook and Twitter. DIY Network is available nationwide on DISH Network Ch. 111 and DIRECTV Ch. 230, and additional cable channel designations may be found by checking local listings and

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Catch Vanilla Ice at ROK Vegas in New York-New York Casino

ROK Vegas at New York New York welcomes the now real estate guru Vanilla Ice as he brings old school hip-hop to the rock-inspired nightclub Saturday, May 28.

The popular rapper will perform three of his classic old school hits including his chart topping single “Ice Ice Baby.”

If you are in the area, go by and check the show out!

Vanilla Ice Melts Wheelchair Bound Girl’s Heart

A wheelchair-bound eight-year-old had her dreams come true when she was presented with a bouquet of flowers by her idol, American rapper Vanilla Ice, on the hit television show Dancing on Ice.

Not only a legendary rapper, successful renovator, TV show host, and now real estate coach…but also an all around super noce guy.

Facebook Party With Dennis Rodman and Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice is participating in a ground breaking social media campaign with is extending its Clay Yourself digital avatar campaign with a social entertainment experience to woo Facebookers to engage with the brand.

The Expedia-owned site’s new Trip Your Face website is the hub for an interactive journey that starts when visitors select one of three destinations (New York, Paris or Las Vegas) and upload their Facebook photo plus profile photos of up to three friends to participate in the fun.

After choosing which actors to superimpose their faces onto (after a bit of technical fiddling), the action moves to a screen that features a hotel room in New York, Las Vegas or Paris.

As in The Hangover, each hotel room and a trashed hotel room (a video flashback button helps fill in the backstory). The Paris hotel room features retired NBA star Dennis Rodman with some scantily clad women; Las Vegas features Vanilla Ice; while New York’s gangster-style getaway is celeb-free.