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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
THINK REALTY 9 News & Events
38 Does Investing in Condos Ever Make Sense? Opportunities and risks when investing in condos. by Andrew Syrios
Updates from around the industry.
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BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS 42 Planning for the Future:
The Impact of Marijuana Legalization Planning for marijuana legalization and how it impacts your property. by Lukas Krause
10 Citrix-Podio Provides a Secure File-Sharing Solution An industry-leading file-sharing tool for the on-the-go investor. by Editorial Staff
46 Benefits of a Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC®) Designation by Lisa G. Noon, CAE RCE
INVESTOR STORIES 12 From Serving America to Owning a Piece of It
Steve LeBlanc becomes master and commander of his destiny. by Jeff Edwards
MINDSET 50 Lessons from Failure Jasmine Roth shares takeaways from missteps. by Bobby Burch 52 Asking the Right Question With empowering, insightful questions, you get a better result for your business. by Deborah Razo
STRATEGY 26 Gathering Risks Make 2019 a Challenging Year for Mortgage Lenders Uncertainty in the housing market requires dexterity and foresight by lenders. by Tendayi Kapfidze 30 Rental Markets with the Most Upside Renting is now more affordable than buying in more than 50% of housing markets. by ATTOM Data Solutions
ON THE COVER
Will AVMs Create aWorld WithoutAppraisers?
54 Managing Property and Liability Risks When Renters Move Cultivating a loss-prevention mindset. by BreAnn Stephenson
32 To Rent or To Buy [ Infographic ] How opportunity zones can provide prime real estate investing prospects. by ATTOM Data Solutions
MARKET & TRENDS 56 Maryland: An Attractive Place to Invest Real estate investing opportunities around Baltimore, MD. by Joel Cone
34 Instead of Flipping Houses, Become a House Flipper's Buyer Rental-property investing to build your portfolio. by Abhi Golhar
GATHERING RISKS MAKE 2019 A CHALLENGING YEAR FOR MORTGAGE LENDERS
FIVE MARKETING TIPS FROM INSTAGRAM'S TOP ACCOUNTS
36 What Makes a Good Real Estate Note? Critical factors to consider when investing in a real estate note. by W.J. Mencarow
62 Going Back to School 15 college towns with investment opportunities. by Ingo Winzer
Utilizing social media as a brand-promotion strategy.
Three potential issues that are both risks and opportunities.
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