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Why You Don’t Put “Lipstick on a Pig” in Real Estate!

by Engelo Rumora July 19, 2014
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Time and time again, I’ve come across many real estate investors and companies that like to cut costs on hidden repairs, especially when they are buying older properties. Although a cheap and temporary fix might look attractive at first glance, it will definitely result in costing you more in the long run, regardless if the […]

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How To Become the “CIA” of Real Estate

by Engelo Rumora July 12, 2014
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Over the years, I have been involved in many real estate transactions involving genuine and non-genuine real estate professionals. On an average day of prospecting I will correspond via phone or email with over 100 hundred people. Unfortunately 99% of my correspondence tends to be with individuals that are incompetent and time wasters. To become […]

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The 4 Things to Check When Water-Proofing Your Potential Investment Property

by Darren Sager June 9, 2014
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When people ask what is the most important factor I look at when looking at a potential opportunity, then answer, hands down, is always the location. Before I even look at the rough numbers on the house, and look into whether it will perform or not, I’m looking at where it’s located - then I’m looking at the numbers! […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Investing Out-Of-State (In Under 5 Minutes)

by Michael Blank May 27, 2014
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Below is short video where I cover how to go about getting your first deal in an area you’ve never been in before. I’ve done this a few times now (Texas, Baltimore and Washington DC), and I’m currently applying the process to an area I’m just getting into: Richmond, VA. But the process is the same, […]

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The New Rules Of The IRA Rollover: How To Protect Your Money From The Taxman’s Penalties

by Amanda Han May 22, 2014
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Why keep your money in the stock market with assets that you have no control over? If you can think of a good reason to do that then please, let me know. My philosophy has always been that diversification may not always be a good thing. For example, if you know your local real estate […]

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5 Tips That Will Make You Better At Open Houses Than Anyone Else

by Chris Feltus May 20, 2014
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Some believe open houses have become antiquated and are no longer an effective method to market your property. However, I feel some new takes on an old idea can really help bring your marketing to the next level whether it’s a recent flip, a new listing or even when it comes time to selling your […]

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Death By Procrastination: How to Defeat The Enemy of Your Success In Real Estate

by Sharon Vornholt May 20, 2014
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In this business of real estate investing, there are so many things we need to do on a daily basis that it’s easy to put of projects and postpone the implementation of those big ideas we have in the back of our minds. Procrastination can become such a habit we no longer recognize it. Have […]

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Fail-Proof Your Tenant Screening With Prior Landlord Checks

by Eric Drenckhahn May 19, 2014
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I have already written about the two most important facets of Tenant Screening, credit score, and income:  How Effective Tenant Screening Can Lead to Higher Profitability The Four Pillars Of Tenant Screening You will never get paid if you do not have tenants that make enough money. You will be continually chasing rents, and other […]

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Home Staging 101 For House Flippers

by Michael LaCava May 18, 2014
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Home staging is one of the most effective tools for house flippers, which is why you should learn all the important tips on how to do it right. When flipping real estate, one technique that people use is home staging. Home staging involves furnishing, organizing, and decorating property so that you can showcase it in […]

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The 10 Best Ways To Avoid Fraud In Real Estate

by Kevin Perk May 12, 2014
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Recently a real estate attorney here in Memphis, TN  pleaded guilty to stealing her client’s money. She will now be spending the next twenty months in federal prison. In short, she fooled some hard money lenders into thinking that they had made loans on real estate here in Memphis, when in reality the attorney had taken […]

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A Definitive Guide to Understanding Cap Rates and Cash-on-Cash Returns

by Ali Boone May 10, 2014
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There are several means of determining the return on an investment property. You may hear the term “ROI” (or “ROR”), which means “Return on Investment” (or “Rate of Return”), which can be calculated in all sorts of ways. Unfortunately, a lot of people will determine this number based on whatever factors will yield the highest […]

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The 5 Game Changing Benefits Of Being A Realtor

by Chris Feltus May 9, 2014
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In the Bigger Pockets forums this is often a question that comes up quite a bit. If I invest should I become licensed as a realtor? Being both a realtor and investor are not mutually exclusive as some might lead you to believe. The truth is having your license will give you more options and […]

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Tips For Writing Killer Rental Property Ads

by Chris Clothier April 15, 2014
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The most expensive season in real estate investment is…when your rental property is stuck with a vacancy. No one wants an extended vacancy. With extended vacancies can come even more problems and more problems can mean a full year’s income wiped on a property in one quick hit. There is a high turnover rate for rental properties […]

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How to Build Long Term Wealth From Flipping Houses

by Michael LaCava April 6, 2014
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When you first get started flipping houses, you only think of the short-term cash influxes flipping brings you. But in your quest for cash by selling your flips quickly, you may want to think about longer term wealth building strategies like building a base of recurring income. I do this through the acquisition of rental […]

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Finding the Right Tax Advisor for Your Real Estate Investments

by Amanda Han March 13, 2014
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One of the reasons that people end up paying more than their fair share of taxes is because they simply don’t understand the tax code. Who can blame them though? With hundreds of thousands of pages, the tax code is written in a language all on its own. If you think I’m joking, you should […]

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