Thoughts on Real Estate Investing



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Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a novice investor there are fundamentals that you should always be paying attention to when investing in real estate. The fundamentals for beginners may be second nature to experienced investors but they aren’t to the beginner. The beginner needs to keep these in mind every step in the process […]

Real Estate Investing Today



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There is a long history of real estate investing showing major appreciation in values following a recession. In 1970, the medium price for a house in the U.S. was about $25,000. A decade later, it had doubled to $50,000. In 2000, the priced averaged $125,000. Five times what it was in 1970. By 2006, it […]

Minimizing Real Estate Investing Risk



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There are many real estate investing business models. Deciding on the one that is right for you determines the level risk you are willing to take with your investment money. Most investors decide between becoming a landlord or rehabbing and flipping middle-income houses. What few people consider is owner financing lower income houses. There’s more […]

Rents Are Up, So Are Evictions



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On average, nationally rents have increased 7 percent year on year while income has only gone up 1.5 percent. Over the long haul, renting has appealed to people because it was less expensive than buying. Renting has traditionally cost about 25 percent of average income compared to ownership costing 30 percent or slightly higher (according […]

Earning Wealth in Real Estate



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The real estate market is frequently at the center of national economic news. Mostly it’s about whether or not homeowner values are increasing or decreasing but there is plenty written about real estate investing. When it comes to taking the step up from personal residence investing to more diversified real estate investing, it can be […]

What Makes a Good Rental Property?



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What makes a good or great rental property is a personal decision. It depends on the types of tenants you want to deal with. The vacancy rate you’re willing to deal with (which can include vandalism and other property crimes). The amount of profit you want to earn on your investment. And a host of […]

Tax Lien Investing Pros and Cons



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Tax lien investing has long been a popular method of investing in real estate but it should not be taken lightly. Although potential returns are huge, so are the risks. Approximately $425 billion in state and local real estate property taxes are owed across the U.S. each year. Of that, about $6 billion goes delinquent. […]

Building Credibility As a Real Estate Investor



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Real estate investing is about big deals and as such, much depends on the investor having and maintaining credibility within the profession. Whether you work with clients, partners, associates, or competitors, your credibility is on the line every single day. What follows are 15 things you need to consistently be doing to maintain your good […]

Alternative Commercial Real Estate Investments



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When you think about commercial real estate investments, you probably think of apartment buildings, office space, retail, industrial, and hotels. In recent years, Institutional investors and developers have been narrowing their investment horizon into niches of these traditional and not so traditional sectors. They’ve been specializing in niches like student housing, seniors housing, medical office […]

Real Estate Investing Profits and Loses



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When you are running your own real estate investing business, it’s essential that you have well organized and up to date accounting books. It doesn’t matter if you have 1 property or 15 properties. It doesn’t matter if you have rental properties or are flipping houses or both. Each property must have a separate account. […]