Author Archive: Carole VanSickle Ellis

Carole Ellis is editor in chief of the Bryan Ellis Investing Letter. Under Carole’s leadership, the Bryan Ellis Investing Letter has grown to over 700,000 subscribers, making it one of the largest real estate newsletters in the world. Each day, Carole directly impacts the daily thinking and conversations of real estate investors worldwide by providing thought-provoking analysis and commentary on news topics relevant to serious real estate investors.

Carole has a strong background in research and in the management of respected publications. She holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Georgia, and has substantial research experience in plant biology. She is the former editor of and writer for the University of Georgia's Research Magazine. She’s also the author of hundreds of articles and multiple books and home study courses published under the names of her clients, many of whom are well known, highly respected real estate entrepreneurs as well.

Carole makes her home in Kennesaw, Georgia with her husband Bryan and 4 children.

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CRACKDOWN from the Natl Association of Realtors

If you’re currently a member of a Realtor’s association at a state or local level, you could be seeing some changes in the near future. The Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently voted to approve a series of changes to the standards and requirements for local and state Realtors’ associations. […]

May 17, 2016 | 1 Comment More

HEDGE FUND WHINE: “We’re under fire”

At a recent convention in Las Vegas that has historically celebrated the hedge-fund industry, hedge-fund managers, clients, and analysts posited such gloomy things as “90 percent of hedge-fund managers probably aren’t skilled enough to navigate the markets” (this from a Chinese sovereign-wealth fund) and that investors would opt into more boutique funds rather than continuing […]

May 13, 2016 | 2 Comments More

Study ties EDUCATION, REAL ESTATE OWNERSHIP closer than ever

If you want to optimize your chances of owning a home at some point in your life, you’ll at least want to finish high school. If you really want to make sure your odds are good, then you’d better get at least a bachelor’s degree before ending your educational trajectory. According to First American Financial […]

May 13, 2016 | 2 Comments More

why BUYERS ARE MAD at the market

Today’s home-sellers are happier than ever, but buyers are starting to get downright frustrated with the housing market these days. According to Fannie Mae, homeowners are still delightedly reporting that in their opinions, now is the best time in a long time to sell. However, buyers are showing a distinct disconnect with that sentiment, with […]

May 12, 2016 | 1 Comment More

3 NEW MUST-HAVES for renters

It used to be that tenants usually wanted very basic things in their rentals. Maybe a cable connection, basic utilities, etc. And while single-family renters still often want fairly basic amenities in their homes, younger professionals who are more likely to view their apartment communities as their “tribe” than people who rent single-family residences have […]

May 10, 2016 | More