new investing questionsAre you considering investing in real estate? Before you do, make sure you know exactly what you want to achieve: Are you looking for a short or long-term investment? How much risk are you willing to take? And, how much time and energy are you willing to use? With these ideas in mind, you can decide if you are going to “repair and resell” or “invest and rent.” Let’s take a look at these two wealth building methods.

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real estate investor math transactionsI fully admit that when I first started in this business, I had no clue how I was going to pay for my properties. I didn’t have much money, and truth be told, I thought I’d have to actually BUY properties to get my piece of the real estate investment pie.

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wholesale deal example CTWhen people are first starting in this business, they seem to be slightly confused with what areas they should be focusing on.  Now, you know that I teach the Single Family Triad™ (1. Wholesaling 2. Rehabbing and Selling 3. Rentals), but for the sake of time, I want to focus this article on where to focus when you are wholesaling houses.

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24 unit apartment complex oakcreekpropertyHave you ever heard of these terms or these phrases before when you’re looking on LoopNet or online listings or getting things from brokers or even sellers? If you’ve heard this before: “seller may carry a small second to help get the deal done”. How about “seller may hold a second” or “owner may carry some paper”? How about “owner may carry”? How about the emphasis “owner financing possible”? I’m sure some of you that are active in the market have seen these terms someplace somehow.

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shorttermrentalsHow to Successfully Invest in Short Term Rentals

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Let’s mobile-home-closing-paperwork-sold-picdiscuss the importance of understanding your local mobile home market, local buyers, and local sellers. By the end of the short list below, you should have a much better understanding of your plan and mindset moving forward into the coming months while investing in individual mobile homes and manufactured homes inside parks in the US.

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investment-home-nashville-tnReal Estate Investing is all about negotiation. Sometimes even the price we set upfront for a rehab flip deal can be part of our negotiation strategy. Think about that a bit…..

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duplex-for-saleOne of the most simple, and overlooked, ways to increase ROI (return on investment) on rental properties is hiring a quality property manager. A Property Manager will boost ROI by increasing occupancy rates, finding dependable tenants, saving money on maintenance costs, and most importantly – providing peace of mind. If you are looking to improve your rental investment business, it is time to hire a manager or find a new one. Diligence is important: take the time and effort to interview and search for the right person. Here are five important areas to investigate:

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rehab investments propertyRehabbing is the most time consuming, and often most stressful, part of house flipping. During this process, you will have to deal with a set of contractors, and constantly make sure that they are completing the job you requested on time and within your budget.

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So you’re not ready to quit your “day job,” but you want to start a business? Many entrepreneurs dip their toes to test the waters by launching their businesses part-time. In some ways, it’s the best of both worlds; you pursue your dream of business ownership while still bringing home a steady paycheck.

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