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So Many Ways to Buy

By Bruce Kellogg #1 – Cash Purchase This is the simplest method: write a check, wire the funds, etc.  But more needs to be known etc.  a) The investor needs to calculate their percent cash return on their cash invested in order to compare with other investment opportunities in front of them.  b) When buying […] Read More

What is Your Why?

By Grant Trevithick Are you interested in becoming a real estate investor?  Do you want to be your own boss?  Keep all the fruits of your labor for yourself, instead of making some company or someone else rich? Do you want the freedom of owning your company, working whenever you desire? Most of us have […] Read More

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

BY: MICHAEL POGGI, PRESIDENT OF THE MILLIONAIRES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT GROUP The Millionaires Real Estate Investment Group is a private investment group made up of 10,000 members and 2500 active investors. The focus of the Millionaires Real Estate Investment group is to invest in several areas of Real Estate and Businesses ranging from purchasing apartment […] Read More

How to Purchase and Manage an Investment Property in Japan

By Priti Donnelly Real estate investments in Japan continue to attract foreign buyers from around the world for high yield, affordable prices and cash flowing rental income. But, in a foreigner-shy country that speaks mostly Japanese, conducting due diligence, negotiating and making an offer can be almost impossible. To complicate matters further, properties in the […] Read More

Luxury Portfolio – Million Dollar Houses are the Shortest Way to Riches

By Laura Alamery Luxury portfolio is definitely the quickest way to real estate riches. Have you ever heard the statement, “the surest way to make $1-Million in real estate is to invest in a $10-Million home?” There is definitely some truth to that. The great news about it is that you do not need to have […] Read More

Seller-Carryback Note Terms

By Bruce Kellogg Introduction It is well known among real estate investors that some of the best deals occur when the seller is persuaded to carry some, or all, of the financing. This article introduces the seller-carryback note, and provides a menu of terms that can be negotiated into the note. So far as drawing […] Read More

The Housing Choice Voucher Program

By Reggie Brooks The Housing Choice Voucher Program, aka “Section 8” is a Housing and Urban Development Program that helps to insure that low income families, the disables and the elderly have access to safe and sanitary housing. These private market rentals would ordinarily be out of their financial reach but with assistance, these families […] Read More

Benefits of Diversified Portfolio Benefits in International Real Estate

By Matt Malouf When it comes to investing in real estate, people tend to be vigilant about their investments options. What they seem to ignore is how the profit and growth ratio investing in real estate abroad can provide them with great success. The world is a global village now and so it makes sense […] Read More

Feel Like Your Branding Sucks? 5 Ways to Cure That Now!

By Sharon Vornholt Have you ever felt invisible in your marketplace?  If you can honestly answer yes to that question, I’m 100% sure it’s because your branding sucks.  Does this sound like you? You feel like the best kept secret in town Maybe you have a good reputation, but you’re not well known (we’re not […] Read More

The Greatest Real Estate Investment

Your Local Real Estate Investment Club could make you RICH! By Jimmy V. Reed I want to make money in real estate, but “I just don’t know how.”  Let me tell you, I cannot count how many time in 20 plus years of investing I have heard that.  I would always respond every time the […] Read More

Understanding Japan’s Counter-Intuitive Real Estate Market

By Priti Donnelly You may think real estate investing is solely about property growth as you would find in Australia, U.K. US, Singapore and similar markets. The Japanese property market is not ripe with prospects for increased property value. So, why then is the market saturated with foreign investors? Creating Opportunities Beyond Capital Growth The […] Read More

$30,000 Flips in Your Own Backyard!

By Reggie Brooks Whether it’s quick cash that you need right now, or long term wealth that you’re looking to build, it can be done fairly quickly, and Vacant Property specialist Reggie Brooks is the expert to teach you how to do it. Reggie’s going to teach you the steps he took to go from […] Read More

HANG IN THERE!

By Kathy Kennebrook (The Marketing Magic Lady) I recently read that the definition of an Entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds the plane on the way down. I would have to totally agree with this sentiment.  Jumping off into “Never-never land” is almost “par for the course.” When we first started […] Read More

Get a Whiff of What Tim Herriage is Cooking Now…

Learn Why Tim Sold His Real Estate Agency Business to Concentrate on His New Mantras: Balance & Barbecue Award winning real estate entrepreneur Tim Herriage is cooking up something new for investors and business owners. Have you reserved your seat at the table yet?  Tim is the real deal. You probably know him from some […] Read More

Are You in A Bubbly Market? If So What do You Do?

So what do you do when the market is rising and Investors everywhere have become motivated buyers? – Jimmy Reed It seems everyone has just started buying any and everything in real estate and for very high prices. You go to the tax sales and they sell for more than the Tax value and many […] Read More

Constructive Receipt: A Hidden 1031 Exchange Danger

By Dr. Robert G. Hetsler, Jr. When done correctly, a #1031 exchange can be a fairly straightforward process. However, there is often one area that catches potential exchangers off guard. The concept of constructive receipt often torpedoes the tax deferred nature of an exchange, and subjects the exchanger to immediate capital gains taxes. So what […] Read More

Why Banks Do Not Allow Junior Liens

By Edward Brown Ever wonder why bank’s voluminous real estate loan documents usually include a covenant that the borrower has to accept which prohibits junior [or secondary financing]? Most of the time, these covenants don’t even have language that allows for secondary financing with lender approval. They merely state that no junior liens are allowed. […] Read More

REHABBING FOR BIGGER PROFITS

By Reggie Brooks A thorough inspection of the subject property will serve as a basis from which to begin the rehabilitation. Until you are experienced enough to perform this inspection yourself, it is wise to seek the services of a competent professional. Most contractors will give you a free estimate of repairs when they know […] Read More

Working With Motivated Sellers in the Spanish Speaking Market – Even if You Don’t Speak Spanish

By Kathy Kennebrook “The Marketing Magic Lady” One of the things I discovered early on in my business as a real estate investor is that there are many ways to reach all kinds of motivated sellers. The main technique I like to use to reach specific sellers in my market is by using a targeted […] Read More

Some Real Estate Lessons

By Bruce Kellogg Introduction This is the story of the property in Fig. 1, which is a 3,800 square foot Victorian house that was built in 1898 ( i.e., age 120).  Some years ago, it was converted into five studios and three 1-bedroom apartment units. The purpose of this story is to illustrate many lessons […] Read More