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Category: Real Estate


Using Real Estate in Your Retirement Portfolio

Using Real Estate as Part of Your Retirement to Diversify your Portfolio. Our past posts have looked real estate investment in the shorter timeframes.  This post takes a look at making real estate a part of your retirement portfolio.  Whether its Ohio, West Virginia or Pennsylvania, rural real estate can be an important part of… Read More


Social Media, How to use it in Buying and Selling.

How To Use Social Media to Buy and Sell Real Estate This post is a bit of a departure from previous posts but continue the theme of DIY in real estate.  Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and rural America are no strangers to the growth of social media.  This post explores using social media to assist… Read More


Rural Real Estate, Why Investing Makes Sense.

We continue our series of looking at the rural real estate markets.  We’ve talked about the recovery and the sectors of the market that remain difficult.  This week we look at why investing in rural real estate, specifically Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania makes sense. Just in a general way,  investing in the rural real estate market… Read More


Farmland and the Communities that Support It

The Contours of Real Estate Market in Rural America, Farmland and It’s Support Areas. This week we take another look back in order to look forward.  The focus of this post is the return of farmland as an investment strategy.  Is it a long term, play and what factors may affect its value.  Also some… Read More


The Recovering Real Estate Market in Rural America

Over the next month we are going to be sprinkling in articles regarding the recovery of real estate in rural America, specifically Ohio, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania.  The changes it brought, along with the recovery it has spurred and lastly the lessons we have hopefully learned.    How has the real estate market in rural… Read More


Nostalgia for the Past and Excitement for the Future

What Can Nostalgia for the Past Teach us About the Future of a Company? 2017 is a less than a week old and we are all looking to the future trying to figure out this huge puzzle we call life.  On a business level, what will the New Year bring; will sales be up, how will… Read More


The OPEC Decision, is Your Land Worth More?

Eastern Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania Land Values after the OPEC Decision. To begin this post please note that we are not oil and gas experts, we do not understand the dynamics of the industry or anything associated with production.  What we understand is the relation of Utica/Marcellus Shale production activity in Eastern Ohio, West… Read More


Why to Sell Assets in Nontraditional Times

Pro-Tips for Selling in Nontraditional Times of Year This post is aimed towards the areas that have multiple seasons, not the vacation hotspots which are mainly comprised of beautiful weather and too hot to breath weather.  In our market places of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia we are fortunate enough to experience all four seasons. … Read More


Pitfalls for Buyers & Sellers in Real Estate

Real Estate Pitfalls Pitfalls, mistakes and problems, we’ve all made them, and had them, wouldn’t it be nice to learn from others so we weren’t doomed to repeat them?  Before we get into pitfalls we’ve seen, witnessed, experienced or even been a part of; please note that this post does not for a minute presume to… Read More


Help for First Time Home Buyers

Quick Tips for First Time Home Buyers Ugh, the overwhelming process of buying a home.  For home buyer’s especially first time home buyers the process can be overwhelming.  Where do we start? Who do we call?  What type of property do we want?  What monthly payment can we afford?  Do our wants outweigh our budget?  What… Read More



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