My Zen Garden Punched Your Zen Garden Right In The Nose

“No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.” ~Hugh Johnson The space in which you inhibit matters - big time.  How we live, where we live, the bodies in which we live - it’s kind of a personal thing. As they say, one man’s weed is another man’s wildflower. Food for thought, huh? Think about your own environment - and ...

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Turnkeys Spice Up Your Investment Portfolio

Is your investment portfolio lacking in flavor? Have you been doing the same old, same old and your routine is starting to feel a bit bland? Hipster gets that.Real estate investing is half sport, half serious business, half fun - and there are as many types of investment deals to engage in as there are spices. As you probably already know, we love to add turnkeys to everything! They ...

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All Systems Are Go! The Importance of Crafting Systems for Real Estate Investment

Everything has a system. Think about how many systems go into getting a space shuttle up and off the ground! Some businesses have clearly defined systems (think: sharp looking skyscrapers that jet up into the sky) while some businesses have more of a vernacular approach (think: old farmhouses with random additions here and there). In fact, everything we do or achieve in life happens by way of a system. Some ...

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Shop Smart When You Invest

Where do you shop? Why? Do you have favorite department stores, grocery stores and online stores? What makes them your go-to markets? Great markets offer convenience, value and quality. Look at the biggest retailers on the market, for examples. Nordstrom offers top notch quality and the convenience of top notch customer service; meanwhile, Walmart offers unbeatable values coupled with the convenience of being able to purchase everything from milk to ...

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Hitting Your ROI Out of the Ball Park

Spring - and baseball - are almost here. Excited? We are! Today we are drawing inspiration from one of America's favorite past times. There's just something about the smell of peanuts, hot dogs, cold beer and a sea of people all wearing the same hat as you, isn't there? Beyond the decidedly American ambiance, this sport requires its players to be clever and make well-considered moves that deliver results. Like ...

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Life: A Balance Beam

We're all trying to get up on that beam of life, aren't we? Some of us meet with more success than others. Some of us are Olympians, actually. Watching those skilled athletes effortlessly defy gravity is a sight to see. So - how about winning your own gold medal? Or at least a silver - interested? Yes? Good for you. The desire to strive and succeed is half the battle. ...

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Finding Inspiration

What inspires you? What gets you out of bed in the morning? Coffee? Your dreams? Your dog? Your alarm clock? The thrill of making deals and making money? All of the above? At Hipster, we like to collect inspiration as much as we like to collect properties and friends. Inspiration for success is everywhere in our daily lives - from looking out the window at a beautiful tree to reflecting ...

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Celebrate Your Investment Successes

As an investor, you're fairly used to flying solo. It's one of the perks of the job, right? You make your own hours and set your own time. If one week you'd rather be off in Colorado snowboarding down a black diamond run, as an investor - you can do it (although finding someone with a similar lifestyle to your own may be a bit more tricky). The bottom line ...

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