January 2017
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Gary Wilson

My Investment Services



On a Personal Note

Happy New year! We're starting off on the right foot. Please read this from student Terje Rogne. I received it just before Christmas!:
Hi Gary I hope you're doing well Merry Christmas. We just returned from San Francisco and I have great news as of today I spent the last 24 hours negotiating and in a bidding war for my flip property. We are now under contract for $207,500 only $2,000 under asking and with a profit of 83 K. We should receive a net check of 196 K at closing we are very excited. Our largest check☺! ~Terje Rogne.
Please use this as inspiration for yourself! Make a commitment and Divine Providence will kick in!

Whether You Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage

You're paying your own or someone else's. When does it make more sense to pay your own?.

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Last Month's Quiz & Answer:
  • How many ladies dancing did your true love send you?
  • Nine, from the song The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Thank You Friends!

Thank you to all who've trusted me to help them.
A special thanks this month to Teresa Martin for offering her valuable time to students wishing to setup a business structure. Teresa is a Real Estate Agent, Attorney, Investor, runs the Long Island REIA Group and she is one of our students! A big shout out to Teresa!

You can find her on the Community site and she'll give you a complimentary consultation!

Who Invented New Year’s Resolutions?

The tradition of New Year’s resolutions dates all the way back to 153 B.C. when January mythical god of early Rome. Janus was often depicted with two faces— one looking forward, to the future, and one looking back to the past.

The Romans believed Janus could forgive them for wrong-doings in the previous year. They would then make promises, believing Janus would see this and bless them in the year ahead. Those promises are the origin of our New Year’s Resolutions today.

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The Psychology behind Pricing Your Home

In real estate, the asking price is often as much about psychology as it is about reality. If you’re thinking about selling your home soon—or even buying!—you’ll find it helpful to understand the three main pricing strategies in real estate.

Download a copy of this report now, and share it with a friend who's about to sell their home. Better yet...call me for advice!
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"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”
~ Michael Altshuler

Coach Yourself to a Big New Year’s Goal!

To help kick off your New Year, grab a pen and paper and try this goal setting activity!

Having a big goal in life is empowering.  But the size of the goal isn’t as important as your intention to reach the goal.  Here is a self-coaching exercise that’s useful in helping you shape your intention to reach your biggest goal this year.

Grab a notepad and answer each of the following questions thoughtfully.
  1. What single biggest goal would you like to achieve this year?  
  2. On a scale of 1 to 10, how strong is your intention to reach that goal? (1=low, 10=high)
  3. If your intention is not a 9 or 10, it’s unlikely you’ll accomplish such an important change. What has to happen for you to turn your intention into a 9 or 10?
  4. Imagine it is January 2018. Now describe your life as if your goal were achieved.  “It’s 2018. Here’s what my life is like now as a result of reaching my goal…”
  5. Still imagining, describe what you did to make it happen. “First I did this…. Then this… And I had to do this…” Sometimes looking backwards we can more easily see the steps we took, rather than looking forward and trying to see steps we need to take.

Look How Amazing Your Brain Is!

Here’s an interesting experiment in brain function sometimes used to test a person's mental acuity. Warning: if English is not your native tongue, you may naturally have problems with the is exercise, not because you have mental challenges!

Read the following passage:

I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

Here’s another slightly harder version:

7H15 M3554G3 53RV35 7O PR0V3 H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5! 1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5! 1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG 17 WA5 H4RD BU7 N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3 Y0UR M1ND 1S R34D1NG 17 4U70M471C4LLY W17H 0U7 3V3N 7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17, B3 PROUD! 0NLY C3R741N P30PL3 C4N R3AD 7H15.

8 Emerging Trends in Real Estate for 2017

  1. An uneasy balance. Despite the strength of the current real estate market, new supply remains low as millennials enter the market.
  2. Optionality. Not just one use, not just one user is gaining favor.
  3.  Labor scarcity. A shortage of construction workers is slowing timelines and pushing up costs.
  4.  Housing affordability. In many markets, middle-income households are “housing stressed.”
  5.  Blocking entry. At a time when some markets are struggling with a shortage of affordable housing, opposition to solutions are rising.
  6. Revitalization. Renewing towns and neighborhoods is a priority.
  7. Smart requirements. The use of technology appears to be driving economic growth to urban areas.
  8. Blockchain for real estate? Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin. As millennials become buyers, it has the potential to be a disrupting technology for real estate.

January Quiz Question

What is Prince Harry's real name?
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