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Monopoly Money Is Only As Good As One Trusts In It!

I may have mentioned in past stories about the heroics of a great woman that left many impressions and taught many lessons; however, I do not believe I’ve told you the story of my grandmother, Pearl Nadine Summers.  The very woman that participated in raising me and instilling the lessons that I use to this… Read more »

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Real Estate Investing: Fighting Through Ones Fears

  Sometimes we set ourselves up for failure by mentally creating our own roadblocks… Often I see either new  or seasoned real estate investors that are battling self-created obstacles. As a child I went through a series of events that were repeatedly negative.  Just when I was starting to get my bearings and life seemed… Read more »

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Real Estate Investing: A Mental State of Mind

Gosh -you know I’m beach-side as I write this and the feelings and emotions are incredible.  The rush of excitement (not just from a vacation) as I feel the stress melting away is incredible.  You see…, I feel as though I am opening a new (but really old) chapter in my life of pushing forward,… 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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Landlording: What Makes a Good Real Estate Investment

The foundation of my real estate investing is rooted in buy and hold investment property for the long term: otherwise, known as Landlording. While I have wholesaled & rehabbed property for short term merchandising of real estate not to mention provided hard money loans to real estate investors in Charlotte, North Carolina, it is my… Read more »

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2010: My Outlook on The Year Ahead…

Suffice it to say, I’m not going to miss 2009 with regards to my business and investments…. From a family standpoint it was absolutely fantastic. Emmy hit 4 this summer swimming like a fish and Max at 7 is growing out of my concept of ‘my little boy’…. Oh, they just grow to fast. 2009… Read more »