Converting Your Real Estate Notes into Cash

If you’re a real estate investor needing quick cash, selling your real estate notes could offer a fast, easy solution. It can happen to anyone. You find yourself in a situation where you need a chunk of cash instantly. Maybe you have to handle an emergency or simply want to free up funds to invest elsewhere. […]

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How to Be an Ethical Real Estate Investor

(You Don’t Have to be a Slimeball to Get Rich!)Many people have a very 19th-century view of real estate investors. They think that we are modern-day “robber barons” who prey upon distressed or ignorant people, take advantage of them, and laugh all the way to the bank. The truly sad thing is that some real […]

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Real Estate Marketing on a Shoestring

Marketing is the lifeblood of a business.  It doesn’t matter how much knowledge you have, without marketing in one way, shape or form you will have little or no business. It’s a fact that marketing is one of the most underused and overlooked ingredients in many businesses. It’s also a fact that there is no […]

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Beware of the Wholesale Scam

 Every newbie investor hears that it is imperative to buy real estate “wholesale”, not retail.  The problem is, most newbies don’t know what a wholesale deal is, and there are a number of operators out there scamming newer investors with what they are representing as “wholesale” deals. Consider this a public service announcement and something […]

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Invest in Deals, Not Markets

Too many novice investors try to time the market and ride the waves of market appreciation. Certainly buying and selling at the perfect time (when the market peaks, for example) is the easiest and most lucrative way to invest in real estate. It’s also the riskiest because few people have enough foresight to figure out […]

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How to Create a Real Estate Business Plan

Any major endeavor worth doing right requires some sort of organized plan. Starting a business and getting it off on the right foot is no different. It’s amazing to me that most folks that are starting a business spend more time planning a 1-week vacation that they do laying out the steps of a business […]

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12 Tips on Setting your financial goals Part Two

I bet you wrote down your goals on January 1st this year.  Is that all?  Did you re-think them this month and write it down again?  If you don’t know what your goals are, how are you going to measure whether you’ve reached them?  And, I would bet that if you didn’t write them down […]

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12 Tips on Setting your financial goals Part One

I bet you wrote down your goals on January 1st this year.  Is that all?  Did you re-think them this month and write it down again?  If you don’t know what your goals are, how are you going to measure whether you’ve reached them?  And, I would bet that if you didn’t write them down […]

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LLC Taxed as S Corporation

Should You Convert YourSingle Member LLC to an S corp?The LLC taxed as S corporation – good idea or bad? By default, a single-member LLC is classified for tax purposes as a “disregarded” entity, that is, the entity is ignored by the IRS and the sole member is the taxpayer. Thus, an individual as a sole […]

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