03-04-15 - social-media-management1Maria Rekrut here from Niagara on the Lake Cottage Rental.  I came across a great Blog on Self Promotion on Social Media that I wanted to share this Blog with all of my Baby Boomer/Zoomer followers on my Social Media networks.

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Do you remember 1969? Probably not. You may have been born after 1969 and  did not find real estate as an investment until many years later. I remember the  year 1969 very well. It was the year in which I purchased my first rental house. I  was still in college and realized that I needed to break the cycle of poverty in my life.

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02-25-15One day as I was at a rental property doing a repair a tenant had requested. I heard one of the smartest thing a person could tell a current or prospective landlord or property manager. The plumber told my mother, “Mrs. Porter if they owned his house they would live like this anyway.”

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02-24-15 - damaged mobile homeAt least once every two weeks I get an email that asks me, “What happens if my tenant or tenant-buyer stops paying,  damages my home, and leaves without notice?” While this question is very valid, the real question is “How do I prevent a tenant or Tenant-buyer from leaving my investment home damaged and/or without paying every month?”

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When I first started investing about 7 years ago I used to come to REIClub.com and pour over all of the free real estate investing articles and training videos. I spend my weekends driving for deals, bugging my real estate to get me in a house and stalking the MLS. I made a few mistakes and as a result I have developed my own 3 Golden Rules for Investing:

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real estate investingIndependent real estate investors can set up their own retirement plan with the Solo 401k. This allows them to take advantages of the tax benefits just like a traditional 401k, while saving up for their retirement. The Solo 401k also allows plan holders to explore different investment options, including real estate properties, mortgage notes, and more. Without a custodian, the plan owners also have more control over their investments.

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02-18-15 - tipsThis was an off-market property that an investor friend had contacted us about.  They invest solely in mobile homes and were not interested in the private land under the home but knew that we might be.

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ID-100216099Real estate has a ton of ups and downs. There aren’t a lot of other businesses that can have higher highs and lower lows. If you flip a house and make $40,000, it’s a high unlike any other.

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If you’ve already put changing your business structure on your New Year’s Resolutions list for 2015, kudos to you. The right business structure can not only protect your personal assets but also give you some relief come tax time.

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The Best Retirement Plans for Self Employed Real Estate InvestorsIn real estate, it is common to work independently, either as an independent agent or contractor, or in a single member LLC or partnership. The independence allows much flexibility and control to real estate professionals, allow them to grow and thrive in their best environment.

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