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This Is What Will Really Cause The Next Housing Crash…

By Fuquan Bilal Whether you believe we are already in a correction or not, here’s the one thing that may really be responsible for tipping the housing market over the edge. It’s sellers asking too much. Who’s to Blame for the Housing Crash? There were lots of people, groups and organizations blamed for the housing […] Read More

Types of Deeds

By Jeffery Watson This is not a good deed vs. bad deed conversation. This is a discussion of the different types of deeds whereby individuals can transfer and take title to real estate. The original gold standard for most of us in this country, based upon well-established, English jurisprudence, is a General Warranty Deed to […] Read More

REAL ESTATE: USING INFLATION TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

By Glenn Mananeng Inflation is an increase in prices for goods and services. In other words, as time goes by, your buying power becomes less compared to the previous years with the same amount of money. Picture yourself in the 90s and you have around $1 million dollars. Seems like a hefty amount of money […] Read More

Hindsight Is 2020: What To Learn From The Last Decade In Real Estate

By Fuquan Bilal Hindsight is always 20/20. Now looking back over the past decade, everything that has happened in real estate is pretty obvious. What can we take from it as we move into 2020 and the next decade? Market Recap: 2009-2019 Even though some cities were already being hit hard by the Great Recession […] Read More

Senior Housing – Big Box vs A Real “Home”

By Gene Guarino What would you rather live in… a “home” or a warehouse? When it comes to senior housing facilities, there are generally two types: Big Box facilities and Residential Assisted Living Homes. In general they offer the same type of service, but how they deliver the housing or a “home” experience is very […] Read More

Spinning Your Wheels

By Jeffery S. Watson I see this happen all too frequently. An investor, entrepreneur, business owner, or real estate agent or broker ends up spinning his or her wheels for 2 or 3 hours trying to find someone who can answer a relatively common legal question, but they don’t have quick access to a resource […] Read More

WANNA KNOW WHAT MAKES A HOUSE UNSELLABLE?

By Glenn Mananeng So, you’ve finally decided to sell your house. You prep up the property, do all of the paperwork, get it listed and think that you’re good to go, only to find nobody’s buying your house. Bummer right? Well, you have to back up a bit and think why; is there something wrong […] Read More

Lending from Your IRA

By Jeffery Watson At any given time, you will find on my list of to-do projects drafting paperwork for one or more loans being made by IRA accounts in private-lending arrangements. This is something I enjoy doing, but more and more people are coming to me with problem deals they have already funded and are […] Read More

Paul Finck – The Maverick Millionaire®

By Bruce Kellogg Paul Finck, A “Change Agent” One definition of an “agent” is something or someone that causes change. An example is a catalyst in a chemical reaction. In this instance, the cause of change, is Paul Finck, The Maverick Millionaire®, a serial entrepreneur, real estate investor, international trainer, best-selling author, publisher, coach, mentor, […] Read More

The Enthusiastic Borrower

By Jeffery S. Watson You may have seen an instance where a borrower is seeking a private lender to fund what is purported to be an extremely good opportunity. The borrower has tremendous enthusiasm for what they envision doing with a particular property once you lend them your hard-earned money from your tax-protected account. In […] Read More

Understanding Inside and Outside Lawsuits

By Jay Butler In order to understand “Inside Lawsuits” and “Outside Lawsuits” it is first important to ensure you know the difference between “Low-Risk Assets” and “High-Risk Assets”. Low-Risk Assets High-Risk Assets Low-Risk and High-Risk Assets are like oil and water in that they do not mix! Why not? Because of the difference between “Inside […] Read More

Who Is Real Estate Fund Investing For?

By Fuquan Bilal Who is investing in real estate funds best for? There are many ways to invest in real estate. You can try to fix and flip houses DIY style, do the Airbnb thing, rent multifamily apartments to students, and buy mortgage notes. Then there is simply investing in the real estate funds that […] Read More

Prevent a Small Leak from Turning into a Big Flood

Posted by Chris Beykirch We aren’t always aware of a leak in our plumbing until the damage is done. Is there any way to detect a leak before it becomes a deluge, damaging your building’s structure, your belongings and your wallet? The key to flood prevention is leak detection, and detecting leaks means understanding why, […] Read More

PROBATE FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

By Paul Wilkins WHY PROBATE? 1) PROBATE IS APPLICABLE EVERYWHERE “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” is one of many quotes of wisdom spoken by one of our nation’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. While there are many resources to assist you with your taxes, this book will […] Read More

AM I TOO YOUNG TO START INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE?

By Glenn Mananeng Real estate investing is a journey. The earlier you muster up the guts to take that first step, the sooner you’ll reach your financial goals. Beginners in real estate usually start their careers around their 30s or 40s. It may be due to fear, inadequate knowledge about the field, or the lack […] Read More

Finding Real Estate & Note Deals In 2020: You’d Better Partner Up

By Fuquan Bilal Looking for real estate and mortgage note deals in 2020? Where are the best deals? What are the challenges? What’s it going to take to get your hands on the most profitable opportunities? The Search For Inventory One of the top challenges for investors this year is going to be finding deals. […] Read More

How the Urban Pioneer Can Make You a Real Estate Millionaire

By Seth “Seti” Gershberg “Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.” – Marshall Field Once a neighborhood was filled with dilapidated buildings and empty storefronts. You return a couple of years later and see restaurants, boutiques, beautiful green spaces, and […] Read More

Illinois Land Trusts

By Randy Hughes There is no federal land trust law. Each state either has a Land Trust Statute or trust laws that govern the validity of using a Land Trust to hold title to real estate. In past articles I have covered; Florida, Virginia and California. This issue of my Land Trust University newsletter will […] Read More

4 Real Estate Investing Strategies for New Investors

By Corey Tyner Getting into the business of buying and selling homes can be daunting — especially for new investors. However, just like any other investment, everything revolves around the fundamentals. We’ve created this infographic to guide new real estate investors and help them get started on achieving those long-term financial goals. There are many […] Read More

Assisted Living Explained

By Gene Guarino What is Assisted Living? A lot of people think that assisted living means a big institution. In the old days, that’s what it was. What it is today is completely different. When you think about living at home, all of the comforts of home and there are other people in that home. […] Read More