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How to Evaluate a Property’s Value in Today’s Market

Figuring out the real value of a property can be difficult.  The comparable sales method is the most commonly used — and still the most accurate one — to determine the value of single-family homes, condominiums and smaller rental buildings (two to four units).   Start by researching information about sold properties on your local government websites for […]

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Getting Real Estate Leads by Using the Internet

In order to keep up with the times and technology, the serious real estate investor should consider using the internet as part of their marketing arsenal. There are literally dozens of ways in order to accomplish this on the internet. I’m going to cover 10 ways (which is just scratching the surface) in order to […]

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All About Lien Waivers

An investor recently said to me, “I am nearing the end of a five-month rehab that was a nightmare. I never used partial lien waivers, but I still owe a big fat final check. Should I and could I get a final lien waiver”? I said “absolutely.” Many investors have said, “Well if I didn’t […]

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7 Tips for Creating a Great Elevator Pitch for Your Real Estate Business

An “Elevator Pitch” is defined in the dictionary as “a succinct and persuasive sales pitch. Too many business people spend way too much time overexplaining who they are and the what’s and why’s of their business. Their explanations often aren’t complete or clear and don’t really define them personally and their business specifics. The term […]

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A Review of the Carleton Sheets “No Down Payment” Course

“You can buy real estate with no down payment!” You’ve seen the infomercial a hundred times on television over the years. Me too, so I decided to pick up a copy of the Carleton Sheets “No Down Payment” program just to see what my competition offers. Generally, I don’t do reviews of other authors, since it […]

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Equity Sharing Arrangements

If you are low on cash or have cash and are low on time, a partnership or equity–sharing arrangement may be for you. Using partners to finance real estate transaction is the classic form of using “OPM” (other people’s money). Experienced investors are always willing to put up money to be a partner in a […]

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How to Save Up to 90% on Title Insurance

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If you have ever bought or sold real estate, you have probably paid for title insurance. What exactly is title insurance? Why do we need it? How can I save money on title insurance? These are common questions asked by real estate investors, both rehabbers, and landlords. Whenever title passes, the seller usually gives a deed […]

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Landlord Legal Issues

As a landlord, you should be aware of some of the legal issues related to leasing properties. Here are a few of them: LEAD-BASED PAINT DISCLOSURE Federal law requires that the lessor (landlord) of any rental property constructed before 1978 disclose the presence of any lead-based paint or hazards known by the lessor and provide […]

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What Can I Do if a Tenant Abandons My Property?

Have you ever had a tenant leave in the middle of the night or the middle of an eviction? Did you ever wonder what to do when the tenant abandons the property? Basically, when a tenant abandons the property, you do not need to file an eviction or wait for the sheriff. You can change the […]

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Master Lease Option for Apartment Building Strategy

Why buy an apartment building when you can RENT one?  If you are buying an apartment building with the intent of improving and flipping it within a few years, the Master Lease Option for Apartment Building Strategy may be the way to go.  Instead of going under contract, raising the down payment through syndication, and […]

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