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Part of being an entrepreneur/real estate investor is being able to see opportunities that others do not. Opportunities are everywhere. But here’s the thing about opportunities: you may be looking right at one and not even see it. Opportunities are something you have to train yourself to see. As an example, think about the last […]

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6 Ways to Save Energy (and Money) on Your Vacation Home Rental

by Trey Duling September 15, 2014
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Owning a vacation home is just like running a business — you have to constantly work to improve your rental income and also look at ways to save money. I thought I would start a series on ways we save our homeowners money on their monthly bills. This week’s article is going to be about […]

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Is Crowdfunding a Viable Financing Option for Commercial Investors?

by Michael Blank September 15, 2014
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I’ve been studying the emerging crowdfunding phenomenon and evaluating it as a potential source of funding for commercial real estate deals. I had a chance to interview Dan Miller, co-founder of Fundrise, one of the first crowdfunding companies out there. My conclusion is that crowdfunding is becoming a viable funding alternative for commercial real estate […]

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Investing Using Financing: Solid Way to Build Wealth or Imminent Disaster?

by Leon Yang September 14, 2014
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Investing in real estate may not be as sexy as the stock market. It is a long, grueling process that can take many years before one can realize its true returns. While the return on real estate may ultimately be quite rewarding given the length of time, one is tempted to want the returns now […]

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6 Bathroom Remodel Tips Every House Flipper Should Know

by Michael LaCava September 14, 2014
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You probably know that the bathroom is one of the most important rooms when renovating a house flip. This is why you need to equip yourself with a wealth of knowledge, tips and ideas on how to go about remodeling the bathroom before you begin the house flipping process. The kitchen is considered to be […]

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How to Build a Real Estate Empire From the Ground Up

by Mark Ferguson September 14, 2014
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Real estate is a great business, not just because it can create enough income to allow people to quit their job or retire early, but because it can make you rich.  Last week I wrote about why it is important to think big, and this article is all about thinking big! How can you go […]

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4 Obstacles that Keep Millennials from Buying Their First Homes

by Chris Clothier September 13, 2014
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Some might say that the real estate market is in limbo. Though it’s recovering from the disastrous crash around 2007 and in the following years, the market isn’t yet fully stable. It stops and starts. Even with mortgage rates at an all-time low to entice buyers, the market is still lethargic. While we all know that […]

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3 Real Estate Lessons I Learned from Playing Professional Soccer

by Engelo Rumora September 13, 2014
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With each blog entry, I attempt to give each of you a piece of who I am. I attempt to share my thoughts and my experience related to my life in Real Estate. Above all, I invite you to peruse the building blocks of my foundation, as a person and as a professional, and use […]

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Uh Hello, Don’t Forget to Calculate the Profit on an Investment!

by Ali Boone September 13, 2014
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Shut up, I’m not even kidding. Do you know how many people approach me and ask me what I think of a particular deal? Mind you, I’m a very open-minded person. Even if a deal isn’t one I would necessarily pursue personally, either for interest or niche reasons, I’m always open and eager to hear […]

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The 15 Most Hilarious Autocompletes from Real Estate Related Searches

by Seth Williams September 12, 2014
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Remember when search engines like Google and Bing started integrating the “autocomplete” function into their search bars a few years ago? Ever since, I’ve noticed a lot of interesting, hilarious, disturbing and bizarre trends about what other people are searching for. If you start paying attention to these autocomplete results like I did — you […]

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Are Real Estate Investors Really Necessary?

by John Fedro September 12, 2014
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Welcome back! At least once a week this question is emailed to me from newer investors trying to wrap their heads around real estate and mobile home investing. In the start of my career I too asked these same questions about the need for us if buyers and sellers are actively looking for each other. […]

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5 Secrets to Increasing the Profit of Your Rental

by Matt Faircloth September 12, 2014
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Hey All! Last week my wife, Liz, shared with you a step-by-step guide to purchase a buy and hold. Closing on a deal that meets your goals is fantastic, but it is only half the battle. I am here this week to tell you about the other half of the equation — keeping it profitable. To […]

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Yes, You CAN Write Off Your Depreciation: Here’s How

by Amanda Han September 11, 2014
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Let me be upfront by saying that this is not my typical blog. In this week’s blog, I wanted to get something off my chest once and for all because I am sick and tired of talking to people who have been given wrong information. Now, if you are someone who already owns a handful […]

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3 Easy Tips for Earning the Loyalty of Quality Investors

by Dave Van Horn September 11, 2014
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On our last visit, we talked about some of the money myths associated with raising capital, the biggest being that it takes money to make money. The reality is that it doesn’t, but it does take OPM (or Other People’s Money). If you can show people how you can safely make them money and if […]

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The Viral Marketing Tool Most Real Estate Investors Overlook

by Gerald Harris September 11, 2014
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People across America regularly fantasize about their “dream homes.” Yet, while almost every person longs for a serene, stunning and secure home, few actually turn their fantastic dreams into tangible realities. Hence, there are millions of potential homeowners who have yet to buy their cherished homes and who make up a huge and unexploited market […]

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