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5 QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK YOUR REAL ESTATE INVESTOR MENTOR

I wish I had a solid mentor when I first started investing in real estate.  I can’t imagine all the pitfalls that kind of relationship would have helped me avoid.  So, if you’ve got someone who is experienced enough in real estate investing to come alongside you, donate their time, and give you solid advice, cling to that person like a drowning man grasping a life raft.   Real estate investors...

HOW TO DETERMINE A GOOD RENTAL PROPERTY

Given that buying rental property is such a serious financial commitment, you want to make sure that you choose your rental property wisely.   Owning rental property can be a nightmare if you buy the wrong properties – trust me. There’s nothing worse than ending up with a property that no one wants to rent or a house that doesn’t cash flow well.   You’re obviously cognizant of this which is...

HOW TO START BUYING & INVESTING IN RENTAL PROPERTY FOR BEGINNERS

Buying rental property can be an exciting pursuit filled with adventure, risk and, potentially, large financial profits. However, one of the most challenging dynamics with buying and investing in rental property is knowing how to get started.   While a single blog post couldn’t possibly encapsulate all the nuances of buying rental property, I’m going to attempt to cover many of the main topics...

How To Find & Buy A Foreclosure: Your Definitive Guide

Foreclosures are often thought of as the backbone of a successful real estate investing career. Whether your real estate strategy is to buy and hold (rent) or buy and flip (sell), foreclosures have the potential to make you money – potentially lots of it. In this post, I’m going to attempt to give you a thorough overview of how to find and buy foreclosures, so take a deep breath, find a...

INVESTMENT PROPERTY LOANS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

Regardless how long you’ve been a real estate investor, at some point, you’ll be looking into taking out investment property loans.   The great thing is there are quite a few investment property loans and other financing options available to real estate investors to help us build wealth and financial security. My goal for this post is to really cover the topic of investment property loans &...

HOW TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE & BECOME A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR

There are many ways you can invest your money, but there is no financial investment strategy quite like real estate investing.   Investing in real estate is not just about making money; it’s an adventure. If you like variety, adventure and risk all wrapped into one, then real estate investing might be for you. Understanding how to invest in real estate is vital not just to maximize your chances...

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR

If you’ve caught the real estate investing bug like I did a few years back (actually it was more like the real estate investing flu), then I’m sure you’ve asked yourself on a number of occasions, “What do real estate investors do all day?”  Well, I’m going to make an attempt to answer that in this post. First of all, a common misconception I had before I got involved with real estate investing is...

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR VACANT RENTAL PROPERTY YEAR-ROUND

It would be wonderful if rental properties stayed occupied with great tenants all the time, however, since we don’t live in a perfect world, periods of vacancy are something every rental property owner is going to have to deal with at some point.   Having a vacant property leaves you without cash-flow, but it also means your property is more vulnerable to theft, vandalism and even weather-related...

HOW MUCH PROFIT SHOULD YOU MAKE ON A RENTAL PROPERTY?

No one begins investing in real estate for the joy of working with tenants or for that early morning phone call informing you that your rental property went up in a blaze of fire.  As riveting as those kinds of experiences are, real estate investing is about making money.   For this reason, whether you’re a veteran real estate investor or just starting out, the question, “how much profit should...

Buying An Investment Property Before Your First Home

Is buying an investment property before your first home a good idea?  That’s the question at hand in this blog post.  Let’s find out. Every Situation Is Different It’s impossible to make a blanket statement that buying an investment property before your first home is a smart or an unwise move.  Everyone’s situation is different.  However, I’m going to give you 3 reasons why buying an investment...

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