Benefits of Investors Getting a Real Estate Agent’s License

Whether an investor should get a real estate agent’s license is ultimately a personal decision. Some investors believe it’s critical to the long term success of their investment business and others think it’s a waste of time and money. If you’re an investor, I don’t recommend that you get your license to help the public

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How to Find Your Real Estate Niche In Todays Market

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a seasoned pro, it’s essential to occasionally back up and look at the real estate market from the 30,000 foot level. It’s very tempting to try to be a ‘jack of all trades’ in the real estate business but that is seldom a good strategy. It results in people

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How to Invest in Real Estate In Simple Ways

I’ve written often about the hassles of being a landlord in the real estate business. The so called “plugged toilets in the middle of the night” hassles. Here I want to share with you a few simple ideas about how you can invest in real estate without those hassles. The biggest difference between being a

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Real Estate Investing Fundamentals & Strategies For 2014, Part One

As many of my regular readers are aware, my real estate investing mantra is that “fundamentals dictate strategy”. By far the most common question new investors have is “what investing strategy should I use?” And professional investors who focus on one main strategy will only continue to be successful as long as the fundamentals support

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How to Invest in Real Estate at a Young Age

If you are young (or young at heart), now is the perfect time for you to begin investing in real estate. Don’t let the road blocks of youth get in your way. You can certainly work around obstacles like no money, a lack of life experiences, having college loan debt, or any of the other

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How Hard Money Lenders Value Real Estate

Overall, hard money lenders generally value real estate in the same ways as investors and other real estate professionals. As an investor, you should know your local market inside out. You should instinctively have a good idea of the property value after a brief inspection. What’s different for hard money lenders is they typically lend

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IRS 1031 Exchanges Explained

One of the largest expenses real estate investors incur when they sell their properties is the capital gains tax. This is a tax on any profit you made from the sale price of the property minus the purchase price of the property, also known as your “basis” in the property.

Too Many Properties, Not Enough Time

Property management is one of the most aggravating chores a real estate investor deal with on a day to day basis. Property management takes time, but it doesn’t have to be yours. You will want to hire a team of helpers such as contractors and repair people and put together your own property management team if you start to acquire multiple properties.

Minimizing Risks when Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Every real estate investor, whether they are working in the residential or commercial markets, wants to minimize the risk of losing money on their investments. There are certain safeguards you can take to accomplish this goal but no investment can totally be made risk free.

Do Rising Interest Rates In Spain Offer Early Preview Of U.S. Future?

When it comes to the housing market, housing prices, and money for real estate, few things can impact U.S. housing like rising interest rates would. In fact, were it not for the already extreme efforts of the Federal Reserve, interest rates for mortgages in the U.S. would probably be above 6% already.

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