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Sharpen your knowledge on real estate. Read articles recommended by MREIA President, Dan Schwartz. 

March 1, 2020

The other day I saw one of those so called “cutsey” commercials where the narrator talked about the dread of the “Monday morning blues” and 5 more days till the weekend.

I hate those commercials as it always seemed to me that some ad agency is implying that the majority...

January 29, 2020

Many people ask lenders if they invest in certain states. The answer from a local lender may vary by differentiating  what goes on in that particular state. New Jersey is one of those states that might as well be two different worlds  when analyzing a deal. 


August 5, 2019

Tools Real Estate Investors Should be Using

When it’s time for me to drive the properties coming up on the tax deed auction list, Google is one of my first lines of defenses so that I can maximize my time on the road. 

Did you know that you can get a huge list of propert...

July 23, 2019

Tonight's general meeting was a fantastic turnout! (Shout out to Michael Fabiano for helping us out with our tech glitch!)

Marcus Lawson went into details about his first deal. He walked us through how he found it, how he analyzed it (using his spreadsheet), how he...

July 10, 2019

Across the river in New York City sweeping new rent control laws have passed the state legislature, and NY Governor Cuomo has stated he will sign into law. The fact that rent control has had disastrous effects in communities where it has been in effect, is of no conseq...

July 3, 2019

John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States, was a member of the Committee that was charged with writing the document that was to explain to the world why the colonies were declaring their independence from England, then the most powerful nation in the world.


June 30, 2019

What exactly is wholesaling? 

Wholesaling is the process of purchasing something from its original owner at a discount, then transferring it to a person or company that will package it up nice and pretty to sell to the public.

Simply put, a wholesaler is the middle-man s...

June 29, 2019

One of the good things about being self-employed and having a home based business is the flexibility to do what you want, when you want, and how you want.

One of the worst things about being self-employed and having a home based business is taking advantage of being abl...

June 20, 2019

Sign up for The Depot Pro Xtra. Spend $5000 every 6 months to receive a 2% rebate.

Rebate periods are January 1-June 30 and July 1-December 31.

You will get the rebate check 60 days after the rebate period ends.

Get 20% off paints, stains and primers (BEHR, Kilz, and Zins...

June 11, 2019

Editor’s note: if you transacted a good deal that you would like to share with us, please email Please put “MREIA BUSINESS” in the Subject Heading.

The lead for this property came from someone my handyman brought with him on a landscaping job at one of...