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That's a tough one because the members live right there. How about you rent it with option to buy but you offer a form of ownership to the occupants to show to the association. In essence you are financing their purchase. I am sure that first you will find buyers quicker this way that are afraid of commitment and second it gives you a chance to back out if they don't pan out.
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That's a tough one because the members live right there. How about you rent it with option to buy but you offer a form of ownership to the occupants to show to the association. In essence you are financing their purchase. I am sure that first you will find buyers quicker this way that are afraid of commitment and second it gives you a chance to back out if they don't pan out.
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Pay cash for a Maybach....

You mean you're not getting great investment ideas via e-mail all the time already???

Seriously - Couple hundred grand? Assuming you don't want to run a franchise I'd stick it in an index fund and wait for the real estate market to cool and then I'd buy some land on the ourskirts of a growing town.

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You mean you're not getting great investment ideas via e-mail all the time already???

Seriously - Couple hundred grand? Assuming you don't want to run a franchise I'd stick it in an index fund and wait for the real estate market to cool and then I'd buy some land on the ourskirts of a growing town.
That would work in the traditional form of real estate business as seen in the last 50 years. I have a feeling that urban sprawl curtailing is going to be a political and practical agenda. I think there is going to be shift in investing within cities that have seen some of its neighborhood decline and have pretty much hit rock bottom. That's where the money will be specially if energy prices keep going up pushing people to choose shorter commutes.
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Coal long. Might also be a good time to start laddering up some bonds. I really don't know what to bet short term. I'd wait til after the election.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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Coal long. Might also be a good time to start laddering up some bonds. I really don't know what to bet short term. I'd wait til after the election.
Coal yes has good potential. I would extend that to efficient extraction and burning companies.
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I've been investing it in real estate here in FL. Had a great run these last few years and made enough to buy my home cash and relinquish all debts plus put plenty in the bank however, things have changed and I'm not doing so hot this year as I'm stuck paying mortgages on many properties that just are not selling. Couldn't ride the gravy train forever I guess .

Short or long term?. Well like I said I made plenty on short term (buying/flipping properties) but it is more risky and I'm finding that out the hard way. As far as real estate is concerned, if you buy right long term is the better choice (i.e. rentals, etc.). R/E is hot right now in some parts of the country, I recently purchased 100 acres of land in TN and plan to buy more there, both land and homes/apt buildings. I here its thriving in NC as well. How long it will last is anybody's guess but I do know that many are leaving FL, a mass exodus if you will and others from other states are going elsewhere for retirement.
I dunno man, once the boomers really get rolling, Florida real estate is going to do well. I like the orange grove country from south of Daytona to around Titusville along the Atlantic Coast. I think land in there is still cheap. There is so much wildlife refuge and national seashore that it can't be strip mauled to death the way the Gulf coast is.

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Coal yes has good potential. I would extend that to efficient extraction and burning companies.
The easiest way to free up oil supplies for motor fuel and home heating use is to switch over all diesel and natural gas fired electric plants to coal, and all new power plants will be coal if nukes still can't get off the ground. Scientific American has a great article this month on how coal plants designed to inject carbon dioxide directly into the ground may be a cheaper, safer and more politically doable alternative to nukes, and it could even lead to more electric cars. In addition, new plants could be coupled with traditional refineries to convert other coal pollutants into usable products, like PLASTICS.

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