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Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen

Real Estate Investor

Jason Cohen Pittsburgh

Allegheny County, PA

Jason Cohen is an experienced real estate professional living and working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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"In real estate, you make 10% of your money because you're a genius and 90% because you catch a great wave." -Jeff Greene
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Will Pittsburgh Be the Next Amazon HQ2?

How far would your home city go to attract Amazon’s attention? In August, the tech giant announced its intention to build a second headquarters in North America, prompting a deluge of enticements and bargains – some tinged with more than a little desperation. One tiny city in Georgia even went so far as to offer to change its name to Amazon if it was chosen. Bargains like these seem absurd, but it’s easy enough to see why prospective HQ2 cities would go to such lengths to attract attention. The tech giant promises to invest $5 billion in its satellite facility, and bring with it over 5,000 high-paying jobs.

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Handy Tips for First-Time Landlords

You’ve finally done it. You’ve purchased the building, touched up the paint, laid the carpet, and put your first investment property up for rent. But as the inquiries come in, you realize that the easy part is over – now, you have to deal effectively with your tenants.

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Benefits and Drawbacks of Co-Living

Co-living is distinctly different from simply sharing a house. Residents in a co-living space usually pay a membership fee and utilities, rather than just rent. Although arrangements vary, members typically have a private bedroom and enjoy luxuries such as a weekly professional cleaning of shared areas, high-speed internet and other added services.

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Pros and Cons of Hosting on Airbnb

The age of using Airbnb to crash on an inflatable mattress in someone’s spare room has come and gone. Now, guests expect a full-fledged experience: immaculate bedrooms, sleek kitchens, friendly hosts. More and more traditionally-minded real estate investors are beginning to ponder the question: should they opt into the Airbnb craze?

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Do You Know How to Spot a Shady Contractor?

The first building Jason Cohen bought in Pittsburgh wasn’t particularly luxurious, but to Jason, it had potential. He knew that he could refurbish and turn a profit on it if he sank funds into a remodel, but he had neither the time nor skills to complete the repairs it required. Cohen needed a contractor he could trust to do the job within the tight budget that he could afford.

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