successOne of the keys to a successful life is your ability to negotiate and convey your “side of the story” to others.  I learned this vital lesson from my six children.  It appears that the younger they are, the better or more successful they are at negotiating.  I am not sure if it has to do with their relentless personalities, or their willingness to not take “NO” for an answer. We can learn a great deal from our children.

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whatwouldrealestateinvestordoAfter being involved in over 1,000 real estate transactions, either on the buy and lending side or rental side, we see very similar things from most investors we talk to. The three leading challenges that most real estate investors face have to do with valuing properties, rehab & construction cost and marketing.

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real estate investing bootcamp terms definitionsYou have to know what you are doing. To be successful in identifying, acquiring, and selling real estate investment properties you need to have a system & knowledge of real estate terms of the trade. This real estate investing blog will equip you all the IMPORTANT INVESTING TERMS to set you on the path to success.

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free-real-estate-investor-training I recently received an offer on one of my duplexes that I could not pass up. SOLD MY CASH FLOW INVESTMENT!  Now what? I had a net check for approximately $57,000 just sitting in my bank account that I was not prepared to invest right away. This all went down around in November around the end of the year and I was in holiday mode not thinking about buying any real estate investment property right away. BOY – I WAS HIT WITH A RUDE AWAKENING! TAXES 

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fix-flip-for-real-estateIf you’re looking at a property with the intention of renovating and remodeling for a profit (Fix & Flip Investing), you need to recognize a bad sign when you see it. If those bad signs start piling up, then a challenging renovation can turn into an absolute nightmare.

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investing-hard-money-reiclubThe answer is BOTH. But given equal market opportunities, what you actually do would depend upon your particular financial and income tax situation. Those with a current income tax bracket above 20% would pay less taxes if they bought properties for appreciation rather than income.

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real estate square footageInvestors, I read about a legal battle making its way through California’s courts. The dispute centers on a luxury property in Malibu.

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youttubeMake no mistake, ranking on Google is the main reason we use YouTube for video marketing. Since YouTube is owned by Google, it is considered a website with high authority. Google wants their videos to be the first thing people see. This works to your advantage.

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investing with self directed iraRobert Kiyosaki coined a timeless piece of wisdom in the form of this quote:

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