2015 Likely a Slow Year for Investors



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If you’re looking to get into the rental market, 2015 will be another solid year. If you’re looking to flip houses or make a significant profit from appreciation, 2015 may not be your year. While home prices continue to increase in value, they are doing so at a much slower rate than over the past […]

Boring Makes the Best Investment



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There are many ways to invest in real estate. Some are inherently higher risk or more time consuming than others. For instance, a seaside vacation rental requires a thorough cleaning between every rental. Flipping houses requires a large cash investment and carries a high risk that you won’t make the big profit you planned on. […]

Shopping for a Rental Property



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Deciding to invest in real estate is the first step in a long process to becoming a successful investor. There are many different investment strategies that you must first consider. Among the four most successful ones today are: Landlording rentals Flipping houses Owner financing houses Purchase lease options Your Strategy is Only the Beginning However, […]

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. […]