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  • Are you putting off a big decision or a big life change because you are afraid of what could happen? There is incredible power in defining and getting clear about the worst case scenario, the nightmare that you’re too afraid to look square in the......

  • The concept of fixing and flipping property has taken a new turn and nowadays, it is a lucrative way for investors to amass wealth and increase their personal net worth. Who knew buying that beautiful yacht would become easy after getting the hang of fixing......

  • Wholesaling is a great way to enter the world of real estate investing because you don’t need much capital to begin with. Real estate offers incredible wealth-building opportunities, but for many, it is difficult to get started in because of the huge capital investment required.......

  • As the real estate market continues to heat up and more people are jumping into the investing business, I am starting to see some interesting and disturbing trends, such as multiple wholesalers contracting to buy the same house from the same seller. Yes, the seller is......

  • There are many ways of categorizing people. Especially when it comes to success or failure. Thinking through what I see at my REIA meetings each month, here’s what I’ve noticed: Losers whine about the weather. Winners get to the meeting. Losers complain about the traffic.......

  • Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part column.  pl. hyp·no·ses (-sz): An artificially induced altered state of consciousness. Real estate hypnosis is the artificial induction of believing the “rules” of real estate don’t change. That well-established principles of real estate must be followed......

  • Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part column. The first appeared Sept. 23. “You need money to make money”: This is the most powerful hypnotic lie for most investors. For most of my students this is the biggest barrier they need to break......

  • When speaking to the uninitiated about the innumerable benefits of investing in real estate, a common response I get is: “well, I don’t want to be running out to unclog a tenant’s toilet at 3am.” I wonder if they think that I want to? That......

  • Real Estate transactions have several participants seated at the closing table that are responsible for the success of the deal and that make a profit from the deal. If you were to sit down and figure the hours spent working on the project then divide......

  • It is well-nigh impossible to impossible to be a Real Estate Investor for any length of time without owning a house that sits vacant at some point- be it between tenants, or after a rehab and while you’re waiting for it to sell (in a......

Real Estate Investing Today

  • Porta Potty Facts
    We know after you read this post the smell of cherry or bubblegum will immediately come to your senses.  Why, because there is a reason that flavor of scent is always present in the ubiquitous porta-potties that line job-sites, sporting events or other outdoor activities we experience almost every week. ... Read more »
  • 20 Best College Towns to Buy an Investment Property
    Redfin reminds us that college towns are consistently some of the best places to own investment properties in America.  To that end, they looked at college towns across the country using several metrics such as affordability, walkability, and the price of education relative to its quality & value.  Their data... Read more »
  • July’s Hottest Real Estate Markets
    Where are the hottest real estate markets in the country? found that those who made the top of their mid-summer list are actually  industrial towns in the Rust-Belt that have undergone revitalization and are booming again.   Some are also less expensive alternatives to their pricier cross-state cousins.  Either way,... Read more »
  • Role of Housing in the Longest Economic Expansion
    The lessons learned from the so-called “Great Recession” will be many and the housing market is no exception.  A new report from CoreLogic says the housing market was the “Comeback Kid” for its evolutionary role during our current economic expansion.  They attribute stable job growth, mortgage funding and underwriting for... Read more »
  • Shortage of Labor Still Hurting Affordability
    We have had several posts about labor shortages in the building industry over the past couple years and the problem doesn’t seem to be getting better, despite a good economy.   According to a recent builder survey from the National Association of Home Builders, labor and subcontractor shortages continue to remain... Read more »
  • Best Housing Markets for Growth and Stability
    Smartasset says that two major factors, “growth and stability” are key indicators of a property’s value (good and bad) as time marches forward.  Naturally, owners want a stable environment where the value will grow over time and not risk pushing them underwater if they have a mortgage.   That being said,... Read more »
  • New Map Vividly Illustrates the Complexity of the Tax Code
    The IRS isn’t exactly known for simplicity and here’s an example of them owning up to their complexity.  The Taxpayer Advocate Service recently released a “roadmap” of the stages of a taxpayer’s journey, from getting answers to tax law questions, all the way to audits, appeals, collection, and litigation.  By... Read more »
  • WalletHub’s Best Places to Flip Houses
    Where are the best places to flip houses in America?  While they don’t have an actual crystal ball, WalletHub recently looked at over 170 American cities, using over 29 different criteria such as market potential, cost and quality of life to come up with a list of the best places... Read more »
  • How to Spot Social Media Scams
    We have posted a lot about cyber security and how to avoid getting caught in its snare.  Today’s infographic from Panda goes over the some of the most common social media scams on the internet and how to spot them.  Happy Friday!!! Hat tip to Panda.   The post How to Spot Social... Read more »
  • What the Rate Cut Means for Real Estate Investors
    For the first time since 2008, the Federal Reserve recently cut rates by one quarter point.  In a recent a recent episode of Real Estate News for Investors Kathy Fettke explains what the rate cut means for real estate investors and sheds more light on the current economic landscape.  She... Read more »

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