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The New Way to Attract Sales, “Experiential” Retail

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com The traditional retail stores are quickly adapting to the current trend in retail by closing underperforming stores and downsizing other locations and moving as quickly as possible to enhance their online presence. Amazon has received…

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How Does the Pot Industry Affect Real Estate?

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com As the cannabis industry continues to grow many are left asking how it will affect their real estate investments so we compiled a list of questions & answers that we hope will help. 1. Is…

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Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) Delinquencies Continue to Rise, Alarming Investors

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com The Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) delinquency rate began its ascent as loans from 2006 and 2007 started reaching their maturity dates starting around March of 2016 and has held a steady increase since. The current…

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How is the Current Political Environment Affecting Real Estate?

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com There always seems to be some uncertainty in the real estate markets as we come upon a presidential election but this particular election seems to have a bit more of a hold on the market….

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What do Tenants look for in the Surrounding Neighborhood?

When a tenant rents into a unit, they’re not just purchasing that unit, they’re purchasing the community and the surrounding neighborhood as a whole .  In general, the more variety there is in nearby neighborhood amenities, the higher the property value. …

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Landlord References are far From Perfect

Common Issues with Landlord References Some Landlords seem determined to stay in the stone age of verifying a resident’s identity.  The old practice is calling up the previous landlord and asking what the tenant was like during their stay.  This…

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Pre-Foreclosures Can Make the Best Investment Properties

Context is key to your success when making any kind of an investment.  There are some who use the context of a foreclosure to get an upper hand in investing in a property with high value, but with less money…

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What Should Be Done with America’s “Zombie Subdivision”?

A multimillion-dollar bridge to nowhere. A lone fire hydrant standing in the stalled-out ruin of what was once the “most underwater” development in America, not far from an abandoned, landlocked boat. An empty street with overgrown sidewalks, built for a…

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