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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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Landlording Sucks (and What to do About it!)

While rental houses are a great line of business to get into in order to make consistent cash flow and long-term wealth, there are a few things to consider before jumping into the fray. This is particularly true if you are considering managing them yourself. There are all kinds of reasons that rentals are a […]

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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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Owner Financing Dodd-Frank and the SAFE Act

Owner Financing, Dodd-Frank and the SAFE Act… If you are selling properties to owner-occupants and doing selling financing, you ought to be aware of some comprehensive new regulations that have been in effect for a few years, and a real zinger that went into effect on January 10, 2014. A few years ago, the “SAFE […]

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Lease Options and Alternative Financing

On Wall Street, the real market mavens who make it from rags to riches do it with stock options, not with actual stocks. CNBC guru, Jim Cramer, made enough money on one option play, Merck in 1986, to leave his job as a broker with Goldman Sachs and start a hundred-million-dollar hedge fund. The rest […]

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