All posts by Attorney William Bronchick

Marketing to Find Motivated Sellers

Marketing to find motivated sellers is the lifeblood of your business. Marketing can be compared to oxygen to the human body-it’s essential for your body’s life, and marketing is essential for the life of your business. It doesn’t matter how much knowledge you have, without marketing in one shape or form, you will have no […]

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Curb Appeal 101

They say that 1st impressions are lasting impressions. By improving a house exterior you can attract buyers to look inside, where hopefully you have also done other great improvements! Exterior improvements can add not only curb appeal but can add to your bottom line by commanding a higher selling price on the property and a […]

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A House Is its Own Best “Comp”

An appraisal is a certification by a licensed professional that a house is worth a certain amount based on comparable sales. It is, however, an opinion of value based on one person’s analysis and experience. The actual “market value” is the amount a buyer is willing to pay and for which a seller is willing […]

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Equity Sharing & Partnerships

If you are low on cash or have cash and are low on time, a partnership or equity-sharing arrangement may be for you.  Using partners to finance real estate transaction is the classic form of using “OPM” (other people’s money).  Experienced investors are always willing to put up money to be a partner in a […]

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Tax Lien Investing 101

What is a tax lien? Tax liens occur when a property owner has not paid local taxes on a property. The local government will issue a lien against the property that states that it can’t be sold and ownership cannot be transferred until the owed amount has been paid in full. How do you make money […]

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Will the Wholesale Process Work in My Real Estate Market?

People are constantly looking for reasons why something won’t work in real estate investing. The good news is: Wholesaling — buying low and selling high — works. Wholesaling will work in our market, your market, and every other market. However, you need to learn your market and adapt the proper techniques in order to be […]

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Staging for Optimal Effect

Recently, “staging” has become a buzzword among Realtors and real estate investors alike. There are many theories on how to most effectively stage a home, and an Internet search will turn up a slew of articles on the subject, each offering their own perspective on the matter. Unfortunately, there are significant differences between staging an owner-occupied home and […]

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Are You a Victim of Procrastination?

Let’s face it. Even the most ambitious of us sometimes faces the procrastination “demon” from time to time. Call it “Spring Fever”, “Summer Malaise”, The Winter Doldrums” or any other name- it’s all the same. For most of us, it’s a temporary state and sometimes indicates that we need to slow down a bit and get […]

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Are Self-Directed IRAs the Best Kept Investment Secret?

There are any number of reasons why your investment advisor or broker hasn’t talked to you about a self-directed IRA. It could be they are afraid of losing your business, or it could simply be that they aren’t familiar with them. Whatever the reason, you should know all of the investment options optional for your […]

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Investing with Disqualified Parties in a Self Directed IRA

Your self-directed IRA is a huge tool for creating tax-free or tax-deferred wealth, but it is fraught with technical rules and potentially deadly pitfalls.  One of those pitfalls is doing transactions with parties that are “disqualified”, namely spouses and lineal ascendants and descendants (parents, kids, etc).   Thus, you can’t borrow from your mother’s IRA […]

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