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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


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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Zero in on motivated sellers

When investing in real estate, you want to focus your efforts on motivated sellers. This is true especially if you are just starting out. and dealing with motivated sellers makes the process go even faster, which means cash in your pocket sooner rather than later. Motivated sellers are people who MUST sell their homes. So…what motivates […]

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Don’t Get Scammed by a Seller – Do an Inspection!

One question that seems to be commonly asked among those who are interested in real estate investment, particularly in flipping properties, is whether or not a real estate inspection is really necessary. The long and short answer to that question is absolutely and I will do my best to explain exactly why this is so. […]

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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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Are You a Victim of Procrastination in Your Personal and Business Life?

Let’s face it. Even the most ambitious of us sometimes faces the procrastination “demon” from time to time. Call it “Spring Fever”, “Summer Malaise”, The Winter Doldrums” or any other name- it’s all the same.  For most of us, it’s a temporary state and sometimes indicates that we need to slow down a bit and get […]

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7 Quick Tips for Overcoming Procrastination and Feeling of Being Overwhelmed

Start with one or two things. Once those are working choose another project and begin work on it. Start an idea journal. Use a pocket notebook or voice recorder feature on your smartphone.  Transcribe the ideas to the appropriate area (ie. Marketing Ideas) at the same time each day.  Strive for balance. Accept that you can’t […]

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7 Tips on How to Create a Great Business Plan

Any major endeavor worth doing right requires some sort of organized plan. Starting a business and getting it off on the right foot is no different. It’s amazing to me that most folks that are starting a business spend more time planning a 1-week vacation that they do laying out the steps of a business they […]

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7 Things that Landlords Would like their Tenants to Know

Going Full Time in Real Estate Investing

As landlords, we deal with our renters day in and day out. Some are easier to deal with than others and admittedly some of us are better communicators that other investment property owners. I wrote this article, not just for tenants but for those of you that own rental properties. This article is really pointed at the smaller landlord that […]

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