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Lease Option vs Contract for Deed

Many investors are generally familiar with the concepts lease option and contract for deed (aka “installment land contract”). Many investors confuse the two, and this article will help you understand the tax, legal, and practical issues between a lease option vs contract for deed. Lease Options First, let’s start with the lease option, which is really two […]

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5 Great Reasons to Use Land Trusts

Do you own real estate in your own name or an LLC?  If so, you are a sitting duck for tenant lawsuits, the IRS and code enforcement.  Whether you own in your own name or an LLC, the information is public about who’s behind the ownership of your properties, and that makes it difficult to […]

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10 Reasons Why Lease Options Make Sense in Real Estate Investing Part 2

There are literally dozens of ways to purchase a property with little or no money down. These tend to work well with real estate investors that are just starting out or the experienced investor that is reaching the limits of their available cash and/or credit. For these investors, a lease option (also known as rent […]

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10 Reasons Why Lease Options Make Sense in Real Estate Investing Part 1

There are literally dozens of ways to purchase a property with little or no money down. These tend to work well with real estate investors that are just starting out or the experienced investor that is reaching the limits of their available cash and/or credit. For these investors, a lease option (also known as rent […]

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Home Warranty Plans Can Save Buyers and Sellers Repair and Replacement Fees

After all the trauma of seeking your dream home, homebuyers rarely think about what could possibly break and that could cover a multitude of items. As a home seller just thinks of the peace of mind you could have by purchasing a warranty package for the unknown. And what an enticement; purchasing a resale property […]

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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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