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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 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...

REAL ESTATE PROPERTY INVESTMENT STRATEGIES FOR BEGINNERS

As a new real estate investor, identifying your real estate investment strategy is the perfect starting point.  There are many different ways to invest in real estate, and there are a variety of property types to invest in.  In this post, I’m going to give you 3 steps to follow to help you develop a real estate investment strategy that is right for you. Step #1: Choose Your Property Type Single...

HOW TO DEFINE YOUR REAL ESTATE EXIT STRATEGY

There is a reason fighter pilots have an ejection seat – to survive in the event the plane is going to crash and burn.   As a real estate investor, your real estate exit strategy is akin to an ejection seat.  Should your real estate plans take a turn for the worst and a crash is inevitable, you need to have a well-planned real estate exit strategy, so you can escape and survive financially...

HOW TO START A RENTAL PROPERTY BUSINESS

Whether all those house flipping shows caught your eye, or you’re looking for a better ROI than what the banks or stock market can offer, you’re, nonetheless, interested in how to start a rental property business. Well, as someone whose acquired several million dollars worth of rental properties over the years, I’ve decided to compile a list of 10 things you should consider before starting a...

TIPS & TRICKS FOR SUCCEEDING AS A LANDLORD

Let’s discuss landlord tips and tricks.  I’m going to focus this blog post on helping you achieve better success as a landlord.  I’ve been managing dozens of my own rental properties for a number of years now, and I’ve certainly learned a thing or two about renting houses.   Being a successful landlord can mean any number of things.  There is the business side of being a landlord such...

BUYING & SELLING (FLIPPING HOUSES) VS. BUY & HOLD REAL ESTATE

As a real estate investor, you’ve got three strategies to consider pursuing: buying and selling real estate (flipping houses), buy and hold real estate (renting), or you can do both. The goal of this post is to take a deep dive into each of these strategies, so you can better decide which strategy is the best for you.   How I Got Started When I first started out in real estate investing some...

HOW TO GET MLS DATABASE ACCESS FOR FREE

As a real estate investor, gaining your own MLS access will certainly put you ahead of your competition.  Being able to do research on the fly instead of waiting for a Realtor to run a report will help you to make informed decisions faster, get offers submitted sooner, and close more deals.   So, are there ways to get MLS access without becoming a licensed real estate agent?  Yes. How to access...

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