Archives for January, 2011


As a first-time investor, I was very cautious. On my first very serious offer, I asked my agent to include certain conditions, known as ...

When investing in private equity, there are six key factors or secrets to consider to finding successful and more importantly, profitable private equity deals.

The land trust is a very powerful tool for the savvy real estate investor. A land trust is a revocable, living trust used specifically for ...

One of the million and one ways to profit in real estate with no money or credit is acquiring property through what is known ...

The insurance situation involved in a subject-to transaction seems to confuse and trip up a lot of investors, and rightly so. If you’re going to be ...

Every time I teach a module on Land Trusts & Trustees, I always get asked the question, "Will my Trustee have any personal liability?" While I address ...

The Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a popular tool for real estate investors to protect their personal assets. It essentially forms a wall that shields ...

If you want to succeed in the real estate business working as a creative real estate investor you need prospects. You need people who ...

The New Year is nearing and it’s time to start making your annual resolutions. If you’ll spend the next 365 days working on your resolution—at ...

The following are some excerpts from a training I did on setting goals and achievement. I hope you find it useful. Setting goals Perhaps one of the ...

"Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You are the only one who can do it permanently." -- Zig Ziglar I'm going to provide the ...

Two major strategies of creative real estate investing are that of “bird-dogging” and that of “wholesaling”. Many newbies starting out in the real estate ...

Real estate investors often invest so much of their personal time, work, and money in their properties that their personal and business finances begin to ...

Once you’ve made the commitment to become a real estate investor, what’s the first thing you should do? Is it to run out and have ...

Should Investors Use An Illinois Land Trust? Five Benefits of Using a Real Estate Land Trust to Hold Property Title Include...

Often when I ask people, “Do you know what kind of business you’re ‘really’ in?”  The response I get is, “Real estate investing!”  To, which ...

It's beginning to look a lot like 2011 will be a better year for the CRE industry and CRE investments than 2010 and 2009. That's ...

Is the idea of making it BIG in Real Estate with no money or no credit, is it just another white lie? Many people ...

So here we are another New Year is upon us.  A time for most people to make New Year’s Resolutions.  Resolutions that few will actually ...

The question is, does putting your personal residence into a Land Trust prevent you from qualifying for the Homestead Exemption? A beneficial interest in a Land ...

This is the question that every employed real estate investor has to make a decision about. For those who are unemployed, it isn't much of ...