Archives for March, 2011


If you are interested in buying defaulted notes on residential or commercial properties direct from the bank on a regular basis, then you have to ...

A recent survey found that more than a quarter of Americans currently renting houses and apartments have no intention to ever buy a home. The survey, ...

Dear Reader, Buying real estate overseas is fun, and glamorous. It can also be very profitable but you need to be clear about what you want ...

Is anyone double dipping on short sales and buying notes?  If not, they should!  So, how do you that?  Listen closely. I’m a broker.  I have ...

You probably agree almost nothing is worse than having an empty rental property.  Two kinds of costs can hit hard: real costs (like utilities, taxes, ...

Real Estate Bird Dogs Can Learn Real Estate Investing With Almost No Risk. Here Are Some Quick Tips On How To Bird Dog Real Estate...

In 1988, when I began my ascent as a mini-mogul, I purchased a six-unit building about a mile west of the Fox River in Illinois. ...

With the Globe experiencing amazing turmoil on so many fronts, now is a good time to remind you to 'insure' your home's asset A ...

Do Lease Options Work?

I recently received the following email from a fellow investor… “I have been told by many different people that Lease/Option aka Rent To Own deals “just ...

Dave Ramsey was right on target when he stated that "not all real estate agents are the same". It should definitely be a hiring ...

When it come to investing, we all make mistakes. Luckily, they are usually minor and easy to overcome. But four mistakes are so huge that ...

What are the Steps involved when I purchase a non-performing note from a big bank? Whenever a got wind of a non-performing note or a bulk ...

Success is an attribute so many desire and yet so few ever accomplish. But what really determines success? Is it a certain dollar amount? Is ...

Simply put, only amateurs put money down on deals. And I should know, because I used to be one of them. When I started investing ...

The research is in… it’s final --- there are NO intelligent arguments left --- savvy owners, tenants and investors have moved from anecdotal evidence to ...

If you ask the majority of people, they will tell you that real estate is one of the best places to build wealth available today. Everyone ...

Often times when two unmarried people buy real estate together their attorney will recommend that they hold title "jointly." This means that they will both ...

This story ends with my having a net worth of millions of dollars, an annual income in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and ...

Curb Appeal Is Critical When Selling Your House. Here Are A Few Quick and Easy Tips for Improving Your Curb Appeal...

You know you need to form an LLC to minimize your risk and protect your personal assets when investing in real estate. But did you ...

A famous ad man once said, “Enter the conversation going on in people’s minds.” And with the beginning of the New Year we know that ...

Here is a sample of my daily schedule.  I don’t always stick to it, but I have a guide.  It’s been quite beneficial in keeping ...

Generally, home sale prices of existing, detached homes appear to have stabilized even though buyers haven't decided it's completely safe to come out and play ...

The economy grew more and will continue to grow -- can you imagine how the economy would be growing if we had jobs behind it? ...

I don’t remember who said it, but there’s a famous quote along the lines of “the more guaranteed your income, the less likely you are ...