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Risk versus Reward in Real Estate Investments

Before I started my first career, as a derivatives bond trader, my trading company had drilled something into my head…every time I made a trade, I was taught to analyze: “What is the risk; what is the reward?” Meaning, what is the maximum amount I could lose, versus the maximum possible upside I could make?

This simple formula, “risk versus reward”, can be applied to almost anything in our lives: for example, the risk of drunk driving is death; the reward is you save an Uber fare, so maybe you should take that Uber. How about the risk and reward of staying in a bad relationship? The risk is that you’ll miss the opportunity to meet your soulmate. The reward is nothing, because after all, it’s already a bad relationship. So maybe you should get out, ASAP!

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10 Home Selling Reminders for Summers

Make the most of peak home-selling season.

If you think late spring or summer is the ideal time to put your house on the market, you’re certainly not the only one. Real estate information site Zillow reports home sellers make the most money and sell fastest in the first two weeks of May, with July and June, respectively, serving as the next best months to list your home. While the market may be as hot as the weather this time of year, there are still some key steps you shouldn’t overlook — and details you consider before below are ten things to be aware of when selling during the summer.

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