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The Rise of Private Capital Lenders and Why It Matters for Fix and Flip Investing

By Ryan Roberts Things have changed dramatically since the crisis of 2008. Spurred by a collapse of the housing market, the most financially tumultuous time in recent history drove large-scale, well-known banks to pull the e-brake on real estate lending. While the jury is still out, there’s no denying that the crash of the late-2000s […] Read More

Enhanced Diligence for Turnkey Investing

By Bruce Kellogg What About Enhanced Diligence? In the beginning, commercial real estate brokers invented the term “due diligence”. Lacking a specific definition, it basically means, “Check it out”, when making a real estate purchase. Nowadays, the term has received wider use in home purchasing, turnkeys, syndications, and more, but its application still has no […] Read More

The Best Inheritance You Can Leave Your Kids

By Fuquan Bilal What inheritance are you leaving your children? I know you would probably expect me to say “mortgage notes,” or “passive income properties.” Those are great investments. They might be some of the best types of assets to pass on in an estate. Yet, there are some things which are far more important! […] Read More

“T” Is for “Time”

By Jeffery Watson Time can be the investor’s greatest ally or the procrastinator’s worst enemy.  Across America, thousands of baby boomers are waking up and realizing they have not used time to their advantage in building wealth and saving for retirement.  In my Roth Theorem, the Enhanced Rate of Interest (EROI) over a long period […] Read More

Warning to All Renters: Renting a House Could Cost You A Million Dollars

By Lex Levinrad The Distressed Real Estate Institute has a report called “Warning to All Renters: Renting a House Could Cost You a Million Dollars!” The report was based on the findings of a Distressed Real Estate Institute study that looked at data on thousands of single family homes in South Florida. “We looked at […] Read More

Choosing the Road to Wealth

By Kathy Kennebrook (The Marketing Magic Lady) More people are becoming millionaires today than ever before in the real estate business. So what makes these wealthy entrepreneurs so different? They chose the road to wealth and real estate as the vehicle to get there. When choosing the road to wealth, there are some important distinctions […] Read More

Florida Land Trusts

By Randy Hughes Oftentimes I am asked, “Which state should I form my land trust in?” As a continuation of the subject discusses in my last newsletter, you now understand that you do not have to form your land trust in the same state where you live or where the property is located. In fact, […] Read More

How To Sell A House In A Difficult Market

By Lex Levinrad Are you having a hard time selling your house in today’s market? As prices have declined and as sellers have become more desperate to sell it has become increasingly difficult to sell a house for fair market value. More than 50% of the properties that are listed on the MLS are either […] Read More

Should I buy my own home first, or rent and buy investment homes?

By Adiel Gorel A classic question I get when talking to a would-be real estate investor is: “Shouldn’t we buy a home to live in first before buying investment homes?” The answer, of course, depends on where you live. When considering owning your own residence, there are various layers of reasoning. Some are logic and […] Read More

Helping Others while Making Money in Real Estate

By Leon McKenzie, CEO, US Probate Leads Are you looking for ways to do something meaningful with your life? Studies have shown that all of us, not just millennials, want a job that does good in the world. Helping someone who has recently lost a loved one is one way to do that. Imagine this: […] Read More

Personal Property vs. Real Property

By Randy Hughes It is fascinating to me that real estate starts out as personal property (boxes of ceiling tile, carpet, lumber, etc.) and once it is assembled it becomes real estate. Then, when we place the property into a Land Trust, it again becomes personal property to the beneficiary of the trust. Why is […] Read More

Risk Associated with Selecting Third Party Vendors

By Dan Harkey Where does risks begin in commercial real estate lending business?  It begins with your process of hiring highly competent third-party vendors.  Your job is to assemble the most qualified real estate support professionals to eliminate costly mistakes and to ensure the best quality closing. This includes service providers who originate new loans, […] Read More

Say Cheese! One Reason Your Brand Isn’t a Thing (Yet)

By Sharon Vornholt A lot of people would rather have a root canal than actually have a professional photoshoot, but it is one of the top reasons your brand isn’t a thing (yet).  It’s time to schedule that professional photoshoot. Remember that your brand is the way people feel about you. Pictures tell a story. […] Read More

Don’t Leave Thousands on the Table at Closing

By Kathy Kennebrook (The Marketing Magic Lady) One of the things that never ceases to amaze me in the real estate business is how many investors leave hundreds or thousands of dollars on the table at closing due to errors in the closing documents. This is an area where many investors need to be educated. […] Read More

Should New Real Estate Investors Attend Local REIA Meetings?

By Lex Levinrad Find the local Real Estate Investment Club in your area and go to the meetings. Attend each meeting religiously. Get involved, become a member and make new friends with other investors who want to learn about real estate as much as you do. Network with rehabbers, wholesalers, investors, mortgage brokers, title companies […] Read More

The Perfect Investment…One Of Real Estates’ Best Kept Secrets

By Reggie Brooks When we look at the investment opportunities in the marketplace, we see the same old patterns. “The greater the risk, the greater the reward”. To see where this is played out, look at the stock market. While fortunes have been made in the stock market, fortunes have also been lost in the […] Read More

Real Estate Investing With No Money Or Credit

By Laura Alamery So, you want to be your own boss and do not want to put a lot of start-up capital into your venture. You have been researching which business options might be best for you and keep reading about real estate wholesaling and other strategies that allow you to make a profit in […] Read More

Just DO It: BE the difference you want to make

By Karen A. Walker You want to make a difference? Start by BEING the difference. And if you’re serious about being the difference, start with trust. Famed leadership consultant Stephen R. Covey said it best: “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds […] Read More

Yield Hungry Investors Discover New Real Estate Opportunities Online

High yield seeking investors are finding exciting new investment opportunities in a $200B online landscape JP Maroney and his investors have found a new form of real estate online. So, far this new frontier has been delivering strong double-digit returns, with no signs of slowing any time soon. While the massed has been desperately searching […] Read More

Following Up with Motivated Sellers Can Make You Millions

By Kathy Kennebrook (The Marketing Magic Lady) Let me ask you a question; are you properly managing your prospects? Are you taking the time to follow up with the sellers who didn’t initially accept your offers, or the sellers you still need to make offers to? Did you know that you are leaving thousands of […] Read More