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Real Estate Newsletter – January 2017

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6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Second Home

By Diana Hill

Thinking about buying a second home or vacation home? Here are a few things you should know. What is the difference between a second/vacation home and vacation rental? A second/vacation home is a residence that is occupied by its owners but it is not their primary residence. The second home can be used as a vacation spot, weekend residence or business residence (for example having an apartment in the city that is used during the week). A vacation rental is purchased to generate income.


A message from your Instructors!

There has never been a better time to learn how to buy and/or sell real estate. Happy New Year.” -Jason Tom

Wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year as you master the art and science of Real Estate Investing!” -Gary Tole

Have a joyful and prosperous new year.” -Ron Fields

Enjoy this time with Family and Friends, recharge and be ready to make your goals and dreams a reality in 2017. Your OTA Real Estate Family is here for you.” -Diana Hill

I believe that everybody deserves their shot at the American Dream and I am committed to helping anyone take that first step through real estate – whether they are new investors or seasoned professionals. All things are possible through mentorship and hard work.” -Zani Patasin

Don’t be a deal board dummy – have a plan. Happy New Year!” -Joe Short

Every individual is different, each of us has our own goals, dreams, aspirations and OUR WHY. However the constant in this equation is the same, we have to make tomorrow happen today and the only person that can do that for us is ourselves.” – Joe Russo

Upcoming Classes
(Contact your student support specialist to register for a class)


Rental Investor – January 26 – 29, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Joe Russo and Jason Tom

Roundtable/Deal Board Workshop with Online Lab – January 23, 2017,
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Diana Hill
Maximize your use of the Deal Board with this online lab class. This class allows the instructor to see you using the Deal Board and to help with your proficiency.

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In Center

Wholesaler (Joe Short) – January 19 – 22, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Woodland Hills

Fix and Flip (Diana Hill) – January 15 – 16, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


RECC 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Pacific Time)

January 5, 2017

Diana Hill

January 12, 2017

Jason Tom

January 19, 2017

Jason Tom

January 26, 2017

Ron Fields

Questions can be submitted to help@tradingacademy.com and Deals can be uploaded for Deal Review

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DISCLAIMER This newsletter is written for educational purposes only. By no means do any of its contents recommend, advocate or urge the buying, selling or holding of any financial instrument whatsoever. Trading and Investing involves high levels of risk. The author expresses personal opinions and will not assume any responsibility whatsoever for the actions of the reader. The author may or may not have positions in Financial Instruments discussed in this newsletter. Future results can be dramatically different from the opinions expressed herein. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Reprints allowed for private reading only, for all else, please obtain permission.