Remember

Just wanted to remind everyone to please take a moment to stop and reflect on those that died and the emergency folks that have given their lives in this horrible incident!

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7 Tips for Using Marketing Lists

As a real estate investor, there are many, many ways with which to market. For newer investors who at first depend pretty much on 100% on their marketing efforts in order to procure leads, it can be a bit confusing and intimidating, to say the least. There is a multitude of ways one can market: Internet, […]

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Using the B+ Principle to Achieve Business Success

B+ Principle

There are valid times in life when a situation may call for striving for and attaining perfection. A good example of “good” perfectionism might be if you are competing in a pistol shooting contest. The shooter that gets the most shots into the “perfect” area of the bull’s eye wins. However, business and life in […]

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Finishing Basements

While finished basements can add value, the amount of value is less than it is for above-ground living areas. In addition, this greatly varies depending on different regions of the country. In humid areas, below-ground living space isn’t as valuable to homeowners as in dryer areas of the country. Thus, the American National Standards Institute […]

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The Art and Science of Evaluating a Property Value

To evaluate a property, some people look at appraisals, others look at the tax assessor’s value, and others say that a house is worth what someone will pay for it. Further confusing the issue, we can look at the income the property generates or the insurance replacement value. In some cases, the land is worth […]

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Estimating Repairs in Real Estate Investing

Novice investors often delude themselves about the necessary rehab costs estimating repairs when Real Estate Investing. The following story illustrates how investors should approach estimating a rehab project. Legend has it that Tiger Woods was playing golf in a tournament with the late Payne Stewart, another great golfer. They were tied at even par. On […]

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Fix and Flip 101

Flipping

If you have considered fixing up a property with the intent to sell instead of holding it as a rental, then here are some tips to make a nice profit on the properties you are considering investing in, fixing up and reselling. There are two sides to this equation, the buying side and the selling side. […]

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Working Smarter Not Harder!

As a new investor, you may feel that you are working hard. You may, in fact, be spending a lot of time working  With all this hard work you would expect some great results in the form of deals, right? You are asking yourself, “Why isn’t my business moving ahead a lot better?” or “How […]

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10 Tips on Decision Making in Your Real Estate Business

In the real estate investor’s world, and especially in the tight real estate markets that many of us are currently experiencing, it’s critical to be able to make quick, yet solid decisions. Some seem to have this gift and some don’t. If you don’t have this ability, unfortunately you may tend to lose out on deals as others […]

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Real Estate Buy and Hold vs Buy and Flip

Real Estate Investor Question: Rehab and Sell, or Rehab and Keep?Here’s a awesome question I received from my one of my mentoring students: Why bother keeping property after it’s rehabbed? Why not sell it after the rehab and GET PAID! Of course, the first questions that you must answer is how emergent is your need for […]

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