01-19-15 - flipping1Before you invest in a new project, you will need to know these 3 things regarding fix and flip financing. Before you begin, it is important to inspect the property thoroughly. You will also need to get a clear idea on how much the property is worth, the cost of fixing the property, and how much you can realistically sell the property for.

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caprateexampleMany real estate investors searching for deals on Loopnet are running across properties listed by “Cap Rates.”  We’ve seen that Cap Rates can be used to determine value if the income from the property is known. However, making an investment decision solely on Cap Rate can mislead you into purchasing the wrong property.

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realestatebustBooms usually get off to a slow start. Once they get going, they’ve got their own momentum. As prices rise, fever sets in. It’s interesting to watch developers in an overseas real estate boom. Everyone scrambles for a piece of the pie.

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landlord mortgage mistakesLandlords and real estate investors need to be intimately familiar with how mortgages work, because mortgages are in many ways a tool of the trade.  Like all powerful tools, they can also be extremely dangerous, as 18 million homeowners and landlords who were foreclosed on between 2008-2013 can attest.

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irs-phone-scamI was called personally by the “IRS” several weeks ago. The IRS folks left a message for me saying that the IRS was putting a lien on my property and issuing an arrest warrant for me, because I owed back taxes that had never been resolved. I was to immediately call and talk to an agent. I noted that the phone code read Washington DC.

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Real Estate Investments with a Solo 401k plan

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ID-100179236Sometimes a simple sentence is more helpful than an entire essay. This is especially true when it comes to quick, easy rules to follow. Rules you can keep fresh in your mind versus abstract ideas that require pages upon pages to fully flesh out.

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05-08-15 - profitable propertyIn an uncertain economy, it’s easy to find homes that have been foreclosed, sold at rock bottom prices to help cover other debts, or homes that have been left sitting empty and untended for so long that they now need a little bit of help to become a livable property. Read our five criteria for identifying a profitable rehab property to determine whether or not this is a venture that could be successful for you.

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rei important ruleInvestors don’t make the mistake I made when I let a more “experienced investor” take over a partnered deal. I ended up with less profit then projected.

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05-05-15 - explosion in investingWelcome back, It was not long into my real estate investing career that I discovered the power of hard-work when it comes to closing real estate deals. While the term hard work can be very vague I am referring to the ambition and go-getter quality of doing what needs to get done to make a deal close.

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