Best Way To Approach an Off-Market Deal?
Hi All,I'm looking for a duplex downtown to buy it so that I can live in 1 unit and rent out the other. My plan has been to find "for rent" signs in the neighborhoods I want, call the Landlord's and basically ask them... View more
Sandwich lease options
Good evening BP,I am looking at doing lease options in Tennessee; specifically Sandwich lease options. Does anyone have or know where I can get all the paperwork involved with these types of transactions.Thank you for... View more
Use one interior paint color for all flips and rentals!
I posted this in another thread but felt it warranted it's own thread. Yes, I realize that sometimes a different color would do better, but you wouldn't believe how much easier your life will be when you know exactly... View more
Freelance REI Assistant ? Virtual or Local
I'm hoping investors using an assistant or considering one will give me some insight. I have considered the idea of being a freelance real estate assistant. Before I market my services, I would like to know, do you... View more
Listsource question ?
When creating a list on listsource can anyone tell me the difference in the length of residence and the last market sales dates fields?
Every body is moving to Oregon
http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/08/real_estate/oregon-moving/index.htmlWith all the talk of other markets little ole ORegon is red hot but it gets little investor attention maybe investors will want to get in before the... View more
How Street Names Affect Home Values
The guys at Zillow put out an article on the New York Times today that looks at the correlation between a street's name and a home's value. The article even has a handy little tool to let you enter any street name and... View more
unlimited grants from having 501c3
Hi everyone ,I recently found out that my wife's mother had an in home daycare on a 501c3. It was in there home that has a mortgage of 3000/month.And they do not want the house anymore is there anyway they can sign the... View more
anyone in Springfield illinois?
Anyone located in Springfield illinois? My aunt passed away and we are going to be going through the process of selling her house. Does anyone have an agent they would recommend?
I have a property that I could not sell when the bubble burst. I had to move out and have been renting it out ever since. My current tenant has poor credit but she has a good job and pays consistently on time. She is... View more
Rent paid through a third party
I don't remember where I read it, but BP was where I first learned about a third party place where rent is paid, online.Does anyone know a place that is reliable with the lowest fees?My new occupant came from a rooming... View more
How did the 2008 crash change REI?
I'm pretty new to REI, and I've been reading a few books lately, but a lot were written before 2008. Not too say they have bad info because I think a lot of the principles hold true today and are excellent advice, but... View more
I have been looking on Zillow and have seen several houses that are listed as a foreclosure auction that are valued well-below other similar houses. I'm sure the price will increase a good bit because it is an auction,... View more
Thoughts on traditional vs Roth SDIRA and 401k?
What are your folks thought on this? I'm someone that wants my portfolio to be primarily RE, but I stuggle in how to allocate funds between Roth and traditional IRAs, SDIRA, and 401k. I have normally done Roth IRAs... View more
I am looking for a partner to flip homes with in the San Diego area
I am looking for a partner to flip homes with in the San Diego area. I have extensive experience in flipping homes. My husband is also a contractor who has one over 100 flips. I need someone to split the cost and... View more
Strategies of buying "subject to"
I'm trying to wrap my head around when it make sense to buy a property "subject to". What are the typical exit strategies after buying subject to? Let's say a seller won't accept 50K on a 100K property. If they only... View more
How exactly are we helping the distressed seller?
All,Please help me get my head around a basic principle.One of the basic points in buying for cash from distressed owners is the investor is somehow helping them. I'm trying to figure out exactly how.For example: You... View more
Flip or Rent REO in Major City
I recently purchased a two unit property REO in Baltimore. It needs work, regardless. However, I am really on the fence about whether to flip it or repair for buy and hold. Here are some of the details:- Two Unit in... View more
How do I know if a market is on an upswing or downswing?
A big part of real estate investing involves researching markets, specifically whether those markets are in an upswing or a downswing. What is the best way or the most popular way to do this research and find this... View more
Your perspective on this deal?
Hello All, We recently moved from Boston (MA) to New Jersey. We always have MA in our mind for rental properties because we know its a student/tenant friendly state. We recently saw a new construction coming up near to... View more
New Roof Questions
My house needs a new roof due to leaks. Does anyone have an advice?Who to call. What to look for in a roofer. What type of shingle to use.I'm all about long term, so I don't mind spending a bit more for more quality... View more
To be or not to be?
As an aspiring real estate investor, I attended my first REIA meeting yesterday and it was awesome! So many people came up and talked to me, and gave me business cards and such after the meeting. One thing I quickly... View more
Interesting Info about surveys in GA
Reading through GA statute code for fun.§ 9-3-30.2. Actions against persons engaged in land surveying (a) As used in this Code section, the term "land surveying" shall have the same meaning as provided by paragraph... View more
Giving/Receiving and Receiving/Giving
In a recent forum thread, a fairly new member to our community made a post which was intended to attract readers to his own site in hopes of selling his products/services.
It is clear that this person had more than... View more
Can someone point me to a good escrow Company that will be able to do double closings here in Hawaii please?