How Today’s Technology Helps Real Estate Investors Build Thriving Businesses

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The challenges in today’s real estate market means that you need to take advantage of every opportunity available in order to build your business.  One of the best ways to build your business, create new streams of income and work more efficiently is by using the new technology that is available to every investor.  From […] Read More

Landlords and Land Trusts

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I have been a landlord for 43 years and I have always threatened to write a book of my experiences. Perhaps one day I will write a “tell all” book about the crazy and unique tenant situations that I have found myself in, but for now, I will limit this article to those experiences that […] Read More

Is Mortgage Principal Reduction a Possibility?

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There have been millions of homeowners since 2007 (the official start of the ongoing “Credit Crisis”) who have struggled to make their monthly mortgage payments, partly due to employment challenges, increasing consumer expenses, high student loan balances, and / or other negative financial factors. For the vast majority of Americans, the equity (the current market […] Read More

Flip or Flop? Meet Reality TV’s Favorite Real Estate Couple, Tarek & Christina El Moussa

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The hit reality show “Flip or Flop” has not only changed Tarek El Moussa’s life, it literally saved it. “2013 was a life-changing year,” El Moussa said. He and his wife Christina are prolific real estate “flippers” and host a related reality show on HGTV. One of his viewers — a registered nurse — noticed […] Read More

Real Estate World Wide – The Time is Now

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The Clothier’s connection economy puts 4 real estate companies on the Inc. 5000 list Kent Clothier lives by the ethos of being “unwilling to waste a single moment.” The fact that his family’s businesses stake claim to four spots on Inc.’s fastest growing private companies list proves that. From Airbnb to Uber to Facebook today’s […] Read More

Mentors, Masterminds and Accountability Partners; Your Secret Sauce

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Real estate investors spend a great deal of time setting up the structure of their businesses. There are so many pieces to all of our businesses. We set up websites, write blog posts, develop strategies for lead and traffic generation, design opt-in forms, and write auto-responders. It is also necessary to create forms, set up […] Read More

The Re-Emergence of Flexible Financing

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Every financial “boom and bust” housing cycle over almost the past 100 years has been directly or indirectly tied to the flooding of markets with relatively cheap and easy money prior to the banks and Federal Reserve slamming their doors shut to the access to affordable capital for their customers. The access to third party […] Read More

The Hidden Market Heat Wave Out West that Most Investors Will Never See Coming

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Phoenix, Arizona, recently tied all-time heat records for the area with 117-plus degrees battering the landscape, but that’s nothing compared to the heat that a nearly entirely-overlooked area outside of Phoenix is about to start generating for investors in cash-flowing rental property. This “corridor” of land, known to locals as the Pinal County Corridor, is […] Read More

Income-Producing Real Estate’s Positive Trends

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Commercial real estate properties come in many different forms or property types ranging from multi-family apartments to retail shopping center malls, industrial warehouse space, 100-story office buildings, and mixed-use properties with a combination of one or more zoning or usage types. Commercial properties typically derive their value from a combination of income less expenses, cap […] Read More

Way of the Real Estate Warrior

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What really propels the financial success of real estate leaders that outlast and outperform the crowd? By Sensei Gilliland, Founder of Black Belt Investors How to get, and keep, more of what you want in life and finances, through real estate, sustainably… Way of the Warrior A real estate warrior isn’t just someone charging ahead […] Read More

The Dallas Housing “Bubble”: Fact, Fiction, and Reality

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Dallas, Texas, is making headlines right and left these days – both for its booming housing market and for the potential problems many analysts somewhat contrarily insist that the city’s housing boom represents. Last week, while about a dozen buyers spent the night camping out to get first pick on about 80 new Dallas-area homes […] Read More

7 Year Boom and Bust Cycles

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It’s all about the digits in life, both literally and figuratively. One of the most interesting and seemingly powerful or magical numbers is the number 7, for better or for worse. Digits can be a slang for money, and can represent digital images on computer or smart device screens. For many people, they react more […] Read More

The Effects of FEMA’s New Flood Insurance Law on Real Estate Investors

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It used to be that if a real estate investor considered buying a property in a designated flood zone the only concern was the additional $500-$600 annual premium the new owner would face as a result of their home purchase. As you know, standard homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage so mortgage companies require […] Read More

Connecting with Prospects Worldwide

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For better or worse, we truly live in an interconnected world today. How many personal and business relationships these days exist more so digitally online, as compared with face-to-face? How many real estate agents would even recognize their long-term clients if they bumped into them on the streets, after years of buying and selling properties […] Read More

Connect & Capitalize: Networking Secrets to Skyrocket Success

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by Linda Pliagas, owner, Realty411 Expo: http://Realty411guide.com/events Napoleon Hill wrote about the importance of being involved in a mastermind group in his famous and life-changing book “Think and Grow Rich.” Hill, a journalist, was challenged by the wealthiest man at the time, Andrew Carnegie, to interview the richest men in the world and discover their […] Read More

Inflation, Money, and Real Estate

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Inflation is one of the best allies to real estate investing while also being one of the worst factors impacting the value and purchasing power of the money or cash in our pockets. Historically, the median priced U.S. home has maintained at least the reported annual rates of inflation reported by various governmental agencies and […] Read More

The Digital Revolution and Crowdfunding Platforms

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With the average American today having much shorter attention spans (just seven (7) seconds, per some estimates), American investors’ investment strategies have sped up as well. Now, more investors want to quickly analyze and fund a deal in the same hour, day, or week instead of over the period of several months. As a result, […] Read More

Crisis Opportunities

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It has been said over the years that the origin of the word “Crisis” may be related to two seemingly opposing or contradictory definitions as related to Chinese characters or symbols. These two symbols may represent the words “Danger” and “Opportunity.” Just as Love and Fear are thought to be the two primary core emotions […] Read More

The Shadow Inventory Comes Out of the Shadows Across America

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Meet Marc and Jasmine: they are elbows-deep in what is known in the real estate business as the 'Shadow Inventory'.   You’ve probably heard of the shadow inventory since the economic meltdown began in 2008.  It refers to the millions of supposedly bank-owned properties that have been sitting in the vaults and on the books of […] Read More

How Real Estate Benefits from Big Data

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How and why is the Big Data market so potentially lucrative for the real estate and mortgage industries? Big Data is an accumulation of massive amounts of potentially overwhelming information, which is then analyzed, sorted, and organized in a way that a business may later use to target for new customers. A real estate and […] Read More