I've added some additional blog links! Check them out..
Its real interesting to compare the Real Estate Inevesting (REI) experiences in different parts of the country. If you read the blogs carefully, you can learn alot about the current real estate market and you'll see that investing techniques depend heavily on the type of real estate market.
One observation that I noticed was that margins (in percentages) appear to be similar for high prices houses (California) and median and lower priced houses (Arizona, Texas). More specifically, the percent of purchase is the similar, however, the profits are higher in California. This makes me think about investing in Tucson in some of the nicer neighborhoods (250k-350k)should be considered immediately. Instead of doing 2-3 fix-ups, I can make the same profits in just one!! Hmmm..