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Retaining Tenants

What tenant wouldn’t love the allure of high speed Internet and a computer of their very own? This is one of many incentives that investors and property owners are offering in order to retain or reward long term tenants. There are other rewards that are just as effective and cost property owners a little less […]

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Dealing with Competition in Your Real Estate Business

When you talk about competition and competitors in any business and the real estate business is no different. It can tend to strike fear into the hearts of many investors who are in direct competition with them. The fact is, for most of us, our competition is here to stay, so we need to be […]

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Buying a Vacation Home Overseas

With the economy getting into a stronger position many more Americans are considering putting some of their hard-earned cash into buying a vacation home overseas. If you dream of owning a sunny villa in Italy, a cottage in Scotland or maybe a beachside apartment in the Caribbean, here are five essential tips to consider when […]

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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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10 Reasons Why Lease Options Make Sense in Real Estate Investing

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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Be a Smart Investor… Do the Math

Should I use cash or credit? ARM loan or fixed rate? Ten percent down or twenty percent? Should I pay down debt or keep a cash reserve? These are all good questions, and here are some of the answers… Cash vs. Credit: The Concept of Leverage In order to understand real estate financing, it is important […]

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From Contract through Closing – "ATM"

Once you have your property under contract, you can proceed towards closing.  Three things need to happen before you can close. First, the buyer’s lender must produce the funds. Second, your mortgage, or any other lien on the title, needs to be paid off. Third, once the title is clear, you can take the final step […]

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60 Days to Your First Bargain Purchase

Coaching

Finding good real estate deals is an art that takes time to master. Like any business, customers are what drive it. Your primary customer is the seller who is motivated to sell below market value. Finding motivated sellers requires advertising, marketing, salesmanship, and, like any business, keeping your nose to the ground. Nothing happens and […]

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How to Hire a Real Estate Attorney

No real estate course or seminar is a substitute for a good attorney. Finding a good real estate attorney may be difficult, since most attorneys are not themselves investors or familiar with creative transactions. Most attorneys will give you just enough advice to keep them from getting sued, but not enough advice to show you […]

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What Investing Strategies Should I Employ as a Real Estate Investor? Here are 7 Considerations.

As an experienced real estate investor, from time to time you have to give some thought and effort as to what types of investing strategies you will likely employ in your investing business in order to be most successful. As a beginning investor, you may not yet have developed a “feel” for what types of […]

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