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Archive of Tracy Royce

Tracy (G+) is an Arizona Short Sale Realtor, Investor, Rehabber, and Foreclosure Expert. She also is an avid blogger, vlogger and consultant on all things Arizona Foreclosures.

Tracy has written 59 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Real Estate Investing Basics*

3 Fundamental Tips for Real Estate Investing Newbies

by Tracy Royce October 15, 2014
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Few things in life come easy; rarely are any of us blessed with enough God-given talent to become experts at anything without failing (a lot) first. Opportunities to become rich or debt and boss-free seem elusive. Create wealth through leverage and have others pay down your investments? Not many avenues are available to the 99% […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

Are You Where You Want To Be In 2014?

by Tracy Royce May 10, 2014

It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that we were clinking champagne glasses at midnight, conjuring ideas to make 2014 bigger and better than years prior and setting goals for a bright new year. It wasn’t yesterday,  it was 128 days ago, or 18 weeks, and 2 days. That leaves us 236 days, or […]

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Flipping Houses & Rehabbing*

New Report: Is House Flipping Almost Dead?

by Tracy Royce May 3, 2014
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RealtyTrac is reporting that the rates of returns on house flips has risen, although the slowdown in price appreciation is making investors more cautious. In their latest report, RealtyTrac is indiciating that 3.7% of all single family homes were sold as flips (as defined as any house that is re-sold with the intent of a […]

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Real Estate

3 Real Estate Investing Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask [With Video]

by Tracy Royce April 27, 2014
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Here’s the top real estate investing questions you’ll have to ask at some point in your career, but might be too afraid to ask. So I’ll ask them for you! First, check out the video below! 3) Where the hell do I start? Those darn TV shows just love exploiting the high-points of the real […]

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Real Estate Marketing*

Game Changer: How to Identify Motivated Customers

by Tracy Royce April 21, 2014
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Sometimes it takes a galactic slap in the face to wake you up from repeating stupid mistakes, doesn’t it? Even a seasoned pro can use a reminder every once in awhile to stick to the basics, and use the lesson to get back on track. Such was my lesson last week, that I wanted to […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

How to Invest in Real Estate While Earning Minimum Wage

by Tracy Royce April 5, 2014

The draw to the late-night infomercials, books, and DVD programs that boast a “no money down, no hassle, no experience needed” real estate transaction is for a reason; it appeals to Joe Everyman. Although the actual programs may be more complicated then the highlights make it out to be, the bottom line is that anyone […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

Should I Keep my Property as Rental? 3 Questions You Should be Considering

by Tracy Royce March 22, 2014
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Many beginner or speculator-type real estate investors think that the crux of real estate investing is finding a distressed property, fixing it up, and selling for top profit. Keeping it as a rental ends up being a mistake, a backup plan, or a last resort for many people. But is keeping a property as a rental […]

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Real Estate

How to Invest Like You’re Irish

by Tracy Royce March 15, 2014
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In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day, when we’re ALL Irish, let’s explore how we can learn from our shamrock-loving friends. 1) Be Lucky There’s something to be said about having an upbeat mindset and positive expectation. Have you ever had a bad day, and ran into someone that just uplifted your spirit through their […]

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Short Sales

Relief Act Expiration Leaves Underwater Homeowners Troubled

by Tracy Royce March 8, 2014
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The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 allowed homeowners who completed a short sale, foreclosure, or loan mod from being taxed on the amount of their forgiven debt. The was law kept getting extended, but just expired at the beginning of this year, January 1st, 2014. The expiration still leaves millions of people wondering how […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

Buyers Ready to Invest in Credit Risk Bonds with Freddie Mac

by Tracy Royce March 1, 2014
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Starting back in July of 2013, Freddie Mac initiated a risk-sharing plan to transfer some amount of their residential mortgages credit-risk exposure from taxpayers. The offering was to attract other sources of capital from the private market, like banks, mutual funds, and insurance companies. The Structured Agency Credit Worthiness (STACR) debt notes offering has received […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

1 Tip to Improve Your Game (My embarrassing story!)

by Tracy Royce February 22, 2014

Recently I was invited to go bowling with a group of friends on Friday night. It’s bowling with music, drinks, and neon-lit lanes; sounds like a good time, right? Not if your average score trails that of a par golfer. I figured we’d be on teams, so my teammates could make up for my lack […]

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Real Estate

Three Reasons Why Real Estate Investing is Like a Love Affair…

by Tracy Royce February 15, 2014
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In light of Valentines Day, it’s nice to reflect on the love you have in your life. I’m lucky to be engaged, have a great business, and love what I do. Such was not always the case, though. (Don’t get me started on boyfriends of past, that’s a whole other blog!) There is a strong […]

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Real Estate

Two Simple Ways to Use Spring to Massively Increase Your Real Estate Leads

by Tracy Royce February 8, 2014
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If part of your business in real estate includes selling, whether wholesale, retail, or something in between, spring is an exciting time of year. Just as flowers start to blossom and bees do their duty to pollinate tantalizing flora, so are buyers budding from their winter hibernation and Realtors busily buzzing to show and sell […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

HELOC’s are Back – Should Investors Use them?

by Tracy Royce February 1, 2014
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As home prices have risen, the return of the Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) has followed. They’re not easy to get, but anyone involved in real estate (or read the newspaper since 2008) may treat them with a new sense of respect…or fear. Many homeowners and investors made the critical mistake of over-leveraging themselves […]

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General Real Estate

Why Customer Service is So Important for your Real Estate Business

by Tracy Royce January 25, 2014
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If you’ve ever seen the movie Glen Gary Glen Ross, you’d see a strong precedence of how the public thinks of real estate professionals. Pushy, two-faced, actors who treat their customers like idiotic pawns. As the profession has evolved, some of that imagery has stuck, and includes the investor as well. Though there’s nothing wrong […]

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