Why do you invest? Or do you?

by Jody Tallal -- In out last few articles, we are been discussing how to accomplish your financial goals. This requires making investments. Many people invest solely to make a profit. That more…

Be a contrarian real estate investor

by Jody Tallal -- In my last several columns, I have been discussing how to understand and read economic and real estate cycles with the goal of better timing your acquisitions and more…

Real estate booms and the press

by Jody Tallal -- In my last column, we discussed a concept from John Naisbitt's book "Megatrends" about how the press reports what is of most interest to its readers. We additionally more…

How the press affects the economy

by Jody Tallal -- In my last column, we explored the interaction of the economy and real estate cycles and how they are not the same. In that column, we used the more…

Predicting economic cycles: Is it possible?

by Jody Tallal -- Over the last several columns, we have been discussing investing in pre-development land and a special real estate acquisition matrix I developed. In the next couple of columns, more…

With real estate buys, stay away from the bank

by Jody Tallal -- In my past columns, we have been discussing my multi-pronged real estate acquisition matrix. The next element in the matrix is obtaining favorable terms. This is one of more…

Not all investment returns are equal

by Jody Tallal -- In previous columns, we have been discussing investing in pre-development land, and I have explained the different category of land investors. As I continued my research on investing, more…

The real estate philosophy that worked for me

by Jody Tallal -- In my last column, we began discussing a special real estate acquisition matrix I developed. Part of this matrix's purpose is to determine which type of real estate more…