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Rental Property Investments: Improve Your Odds of Success

The power of compounding is the secret to wealth with rentals over time. Landlording is a disciplined approach in the game of real estate.  It is one where once you dial in your inventory of rentals, lock in your financing, and unlock the secret of management, one can (somewhat) put the rentals on autopilot. I… Read more »

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The Money is the Easy Part: Professionalism & Providing a Great Real Estate Investment is the Challange

Financing is key to purchasing investment real estate. Whether your paying cash or borrowing the funds, it’s the ability to have liquid funds for a quick real estate closing that helps ensure solid wholesale purchasing power.  The Greatest Challenge in today’s dysfunctional real estate markets is permanent financing. I would challenge you that if your… Read more »

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Substitution of Collateral: It’s All About the Money

A few years back I had called on a fellow landlord who was known for selling off properties and providing owner financing too.   Now I knew he had problem tenants in a property but also knew the area was appreciating rather rapidly and it was in my main target neighborhood.  I wasn’t sure how long… Read more »

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Do You Really Have What It Takes: Investing 101

I’m often asked by those new and even those (at times) who’ve been trudging along in the investing arena, how wealth is truly created with real estate.  I have a basic saying -one that plays apart in my constant drive:  “If you aren’t out earning it, your spending it”.    The idea of working smartly… Read more »

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Stop Blowing Air up my Skirt: A Step To Investment Success

I’m tired of all the hot air out there….. The Tom-foolery and just out-right hype we hear and give as advice.   Folks -the truth is that we as individuals need to take responsibility for our actions!If you’ve ever heard me talk,  I will tell you to trust no one (and sometimes that just might mean yourself). … Read more »

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Swampland: The Bursting of the Real Estate Bubble

Ever hear the old saying “I’ve got a bridge for sale…”? Well as an investor, I believe it is critical to pay attention to both your successes and failures (or should we say setbacks).   In the past 5 years, we have witnessed the greatest evaporation of wealth since the Great Depression.   We all have relatives,… Read more »

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Rehabbing Real Estate Investments: Beware the Contractor

Rehabbing is a vital part of a real estate business whether one is landlording, wholesaling, and/or rehabbing to sell retail. To successfully operate your businesses, one has to understand (at least) basic construction, costs, and regulations.  Other than improperly valuing a real estate investment, rehabbing is the other component that can make the difference between survival,… Read more »

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Real Estate Investing: Lemons into Lemonade

The reality is that no one is perfect: sooner or later a real estate investor is going to venture into a new direction, cut corners, and/or hit a cyclical pullback that will cause one’s investment in certain properties to be questioned. The likely hood of a lemon coming along is just an eventuality.   What you do. … Read more »