Is Owning Property Really the Best Way to Make Money Investing in Real Estate?

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Is Owning Property Really the Best Way to Make Money Investing in Real Estate?

It seems that many of us learn about the “American dream” of homeownership at a very early age, and for some, that dream can stick with us. When I was working in real estate sales and as a contractor, my ultimate goal was to own a LOT of real estate. The more, the merrier! Not […]

Housing Market to Remain Bullish in 2018

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Housing Market to Remain Bullish in 2018

Tight inventory continued to boost home prices as housing activity remained upbeat towards the end of 2017, according to the Economic and Housing outlook released by Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group on Monday. The monthly forecast, which details interest rate movements, the housing market, mortgage market, and the overall economic climate, noted that total […]

Expert Tips and Tricks for Successfully Flipping Houses

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Expert Tips and Tricks for Successfully Flipping Houses

If you spend a decent amount of time on BiggerPockets, you likely have a good idea of what it takes to flip a house. Buy it cheap, fix it up fast (and cheap if possible), and sell it for more money than you put in. There are many articles written on how to calculate repair costs, how to […]

Visualizing Cash Flow: How to Accurately Budget Expenses

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Visualizing Cash Flow: How to Accurately Budget Expenses

Normal is not the same as average. That’s a theme we’ll revisit time and again over the next five minutes. We’ll start by breaking down two years in the life of a rental property and look at how a normal month looks very different from the monthly average. In rental management and in life, money […]

Yes, Financial Success Is Simple. But No One Said it Would Be Easy.

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Yes, Financial Success Is Simple. But No One Said it Would Be Easy.

I bet when most people picture themselves financially successful in business, it feels completely intoxicating for a moment. It’s sexy to think about making millions of dollars, being your own boss, driving fancy cars, and making it big. But then you think … wait, I’m just not that lucky. I didn’t go to the right school. I didn’t have […]

Yes, Financial Success Is Simple. But No One Said it Would Be Easy.

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in News | No Comments
Yes, Financial Success Is Simple. But No One Said it Would Be Easy.

I bet when most people picture themselves financially successful in business, it feels completely intoxicating for a moment. It’s sexy to think about making millions of dollars, being your own boss, driving fancy cars, and making it big. But then you think … wait, I’m just not that lucky. I didn’t go to the right school. I didn’t have […]

Capitalizing on Housing Market Growth

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Capitalizing on Housing Market Growth

Tuesday, in an Urban Wire post, The Urban Institute researcher Sarah Strochak outlines why the single-family rental market is the leading segment of growth for U.S. housing. The Urban Institute recently hosted a panel discussion on the topic with Douglas Bendt from Investability, Sandeep Bordia from Amherst Capital Management, and Calvin Schnure from the National Association […]

The Simple 6-Step Process for Estimating Rehab Costs

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The Simple 6-Step Process for Estimating Rehab Costs

One of the things investors who buy from wholesalers complain about the most—with regard to buying from wholesalers—is the wholesalers’ inability to accurately estimate rehab costs. “Dude, I’ve got this sweet deal that only needs like $5,000 worth of work” is a lie—and every cash buyer knows it. The fact is, the better you can estimate […]

Should You Invest in Five Single-Family Units or a 5-Unit Multifamily?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in News | No Comments
Should You Invest in Five Single-Family Units or a 5-Unit Multifamily?

I’ve heard more and more people ask lately whether they should buy a handful of single-family residences (SFRs) or one larger multifamily residence (MFR). Regardless of how many properties or units you are considering, the question remains—buy several SFRs, or one MFR? There are essentially two questions embedded in this one question, and you should evaluate the pros and […]

Top 3 States for ROI

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in News | No Comments
Top 3 States for ROI

When it comes to making a return on their investment, West Coast homeowners are at the top. According to new data from Zillow, sellers in California, Oregon, and Washington are cashing in big on their properties, with some raking in a nearly 80 percent ROI. Sellers in Oakland, California, saw the biggest profits in 2016, […]

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