When I was 16, my father sent me on a trip to Europe. Over 11 days, I traveled on my own, visiting Brussels, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Cologne, Paris, Rome and London. Traveling to a foreign country means you have to be ready to work. You have to understand how each country works and pick up enough… Continue reading 92 Million Reasons to Invest in Housing
When you make that first visit to a real estate broker, you will be asked: “Have you been to the bank?” or “Have you talked to a mortgage broker?” It’s surprising how many people reply defensively: “Why are you asking? I have the money!” Perhaps these prospective clients think the question is too personal and… Continue reading Financial Secrets: How Much Do You Disclose to Your Broker?
I know many real estate note investors wonder if using a servicer is worth the monthly fee. After all, if we could do it ourselves that would keep more money in our pockets and improve our ROI. Let’s take a look at what loan servicers do and see how much you’d like to take on… Continue reading Do I Need a Servicer for My Real Estate Notes?
New Flooring and A Coat of Paint Can Do Wonders The whole look and feel of a room can be altered with new carpet and a fresh coat of paint. Let’s say you have hardwood floors throughout, but carpeting in the bedrooms. You might be able to find scrap carpet that will completely fill the… Continue reading How To Fix Up A House For A Profit
Raising Finance There are many ways of investing in property, even if you don’t have any money. Lease options and Rent to Rent are two very popular strategies. You can create a lot of cash flow by packaging and sourcing deals for other investors for a fee. However, it doesn’t mean that if you don’t… Continue reading How To Raise Finance For Your Property Investment
There are many things to consider when choosing real estate. The location, price range, school districts, and more are all important factors that drive the decision to buy. Occasionally, unexpected surprises turn up after the completion of the sale. Most of the time, that’s not a good thing. But every once in a while, a… Continue reading Valuable Real Estate: Stories of Hidden Treasure
Selecting a commercial real estate company can be a challenging process. You want to hire someone who is knowledgeable, skilled, experienced and can match your goals and ideals. This is easier said than done. One company may offer you some of these features while others have the remaining characteristics you desire. There is no lack… Continue reading How to Select a Commercial Real Estate Company
Homebuyers differ in the things they look for when buying a property. Some families prefer flat homes with a backyard while some prefer a two-level property. There are young couples who like to live near the beach with views of the water while the others opt for an apartment near the city center. The latest… Continue reading Top Things Buyers Look For In A Property
Focusing on property features alone is a quick way to the grave of your real estate career. I think this is an easy concept to grasp, but it does come up, so I wanted to share how I feel about what variables an investor should focus on to make solid buying decisions. Mistakes are made… Continue reading Investment Criteria of a Beginning Real Estate Investor
When I first saw the TV show ‘Hoarders’, I wondered how they found all those houses. After buying houses for years, I realize that hoarder houses are everywhere. Shocking! The above photo is from one of the hoarder houses we purchased. Hundreds (thousands?) of dolls. They were in EVERY room on both floors with only… Continue reading Have You Ever Purchased a Hoarder House?