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It's a crap shoot

By Mark Updegraff, 9 days ago.

My father is the king of euphemisms and I always am left wondering where they came from. Today, I'm convinced that the main sewer line running under the concrete slab and a foot ...
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List of Self-Directed IRA Providers

By Mark Nolan, 11 months ago.

  Following is a list of self-directed IRA providers for opening a self-directed IRA for investing in alternative investments such as real estate, precious metals, promissory n...
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The TRUTH* about entity protection

By Adrian Tilley, 15 days ago.

SHOULD YOU HAVE AN ENTITY? There is a lot of discussion on the forms regarding whether to use a business entity for real estate investing, and if so, which entity to use. People...
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How To Manage Landlord-Tenant Relationship And Avoid Problems

By Frank Iglesias, 9 days ago.

Managing tenants will have problems no matter how good you are. Most tenants can be reasonable but you will still encounter some who are not in the long run. And although landlords a...
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Flipping vs Landlording, Which One is For You?

By Jessica Swingle, 14 days ago.

Building a real estate investment portfolio can be quite a rewarding experience, but there are some things to consider before you jump out of the gate. Understanding what type of inves...
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Searching for Unicorns (i.e. The Perfect Property)

By Ryan Ball, 9 days ago.

So you have watched plenty of reality TV shows, read countless articles and surfed across dozens of websites that tell you how easy it is to make money investing in real estate. I...
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Landlording at 85mph

By Brady Ernst, 10 days ago.

I wanted to change up the pace with this post a little bit and move from numbers and facts about my early investing career and share some of the crazy tenant stories I have experienced...
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Pro Tip for Investing While Working a Full Time Job

By Dante Nava, 14 days ago.

I am not what you would call a successful real estate investor, yet. I am however working at/towards it. In an effort to have something that would serve multiple purposes I decided to ...
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Part 4 - So You Want To Be A Developer?

By Karen Margrave, about 1 year ago.

In the first 3 installments of this series of blogs, I have tried to take you along with me on what it is we, as developers/contractors/real estate agents, think about when we are doing a...
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Firing Do's and Don'ts

By Andrew Syrios, 10 days ago.

One of the things about running a business is that regardless if it is a real estate business or not, you are going to have to fire people. It's probably the worst part of being the "...
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Today is the beginning of the rest of your life!

By Alton Williams, 12 days ago.

I just received the rent from my rental property and as plenty of people know, this is a great feeling. I would much rather enjoy receiving rent than a paycheck and although I really ...
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A Spreadsheet Jump Started My Investing

By Ryan Ball, 15 days ago.

Life changing events: getting married, having kids, putting together a spreadsheet. Maybe the last one does not fall into the category of life changing events but it absolutely helped...
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A, B or C Property Classes, Its easy as 1 2 3

By Engelo Rumora, 13 days ago.

All real estate experts and investors share different perceptions of how the “classes” of properties/areas are ranked. Most investors will rank them on a general scale from Class A...
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Investing in Detroit Real Estate from Abroad? Don't Get Scammed!

By Drew Sygit, 13 days ago.

Not just Detroit real estate — if you’re investing in real estate at all, read this first. There are a lot of good reasons why international investing is difficult. Generally, we...
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Burning your ship.

By Travis McCamish, 15 days ago.

In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill told the story about the burning ships. "He was about to send his armies against a powerful foe, whose men outnumbered his own...
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