Anyone going to Tosca? What about the Movies?

30 04 2011

What are your big plans for the weekend?

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Bi-weekly Real Estate Market Update | Early May 2011

26 04 2011

I know it’s hard to read, but if you click on it, and then click on it again, it’ll zoom in for you 🙂

You can compare this to the older stats post from Late January, Early February, Late February, Early March, Late March, Early & Late April for Part 1 & Late January, Early February, Late February, Early March, Late March, Early & Late April for part 2.

AND, just now realizing I missed Early April, so here’s that one for ya 😉





GO BILLINGS! | What the Press Has to Say

19 04 2011

Our identity lies in not what we say, but in what others say:

Beartooth Highway was ranked #1 as the best motorcycle rides in the United States – American Motorcycle Association – April 2011

Billings  is ranked in the top 20 greatest places to live in the west – American Cowboy, May 2010

Billings is ranked as one of America’s best getaway Cities – Daily News Entertainment, March 2011

Billings is ranked #2 out of 10 Cities with the strongest economies – Parenting Magazine, July 2010

Billings is ranked at the 37th most bicycle friendly community in the US – Bicycling Magazine, 2010

Billings was named in the top 38 cities for unpolluted air – State of Air Report, 2010

Billings is named in the top 83 must see Cities in the west – Old West Destinations, April 2010

Billings is named as the 4th greenest small city in the US – Organic Gardening Magazine,  February 2008

Billings is AWESOME!  Robert  (age 9) – Billings Visitor Information Center log book, August 2010

Thanks, Joan at the Billings CVB for the compilation 🙂





What does the NY Times think Billings has in common with Honolulu and Santa Barbara?

18 04 2011

America’s best getaway cities include Honolulu, Santa Barbara, with emphasis on sunshine, outdoors – New York Daily News.

Read on to page two to see Billings.  We just keep getting more and more press.  I think it’s awesome!  We are lucky to call this amazing spot home 🙂





Calling All Landlords | $600 1099 Landlord Reporting Law Repealed

17 04 2011

Yay!

$600 1099 Landlord Reporting Law Repealed : Speaking of Real Estate.





The IDEAL Formula for assessing Investment Property

15 04 2011
  • Income from Cash Flow – This is is fairly obvious why it’s good, right?
  • Depreciation Deductions – You depreciate real property (not land, but a building) to help reduce your taxable income (not on your primary residence)
  • Equity Buildup – As you pay down your mortgage, you gain equity you can leverage for other properties!
  • Appreciation – The market is not always stable, but generally speaking, Real Estate appreciates.  See The Rule of 72 blog post here….
  • Leverage – If you buy $100,000 worth of stocks, you need $100,000 & you get appreciation on $100,000.  If you buy $100,000 worth of real estate, you need $20,000, but still get appreciation on $100,000.  Nice.  🙂  Yep….that spells IDEAL.




Buy Real Estate in Your IRA | Traditional, Roth, and SEP-IRA

13 04 2011

Online Exclusive: Buy Real Estate in Your IRA.








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