5 Sacrifices Every Success-Seeking Real Estate Investor Must Make

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5 Sacrifices Every Success-Seeking Real Estate Investor Must Make

As I was making my breakfast this week, I heard a commercial on the radio about a guru coming to Philadelphia to teach people how to flip properties in two hours with no money down. During this two-hour seminar, he was also going to teach how to buy rental property with no money down as […]

House flipping is back, with all its opportunities and risks

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House flipping is back, with all its opportunities and risks

Flipping is back. The trend of buying a fixer-upper, making some repairs and “flipping” to a new buyer quickly is making a return to real estate markets, years after the trend fell out of fashion with home buyers. More than 6 percent of home sales last year were “flips”, according to a new report from […]

Housing Market Sees Increase in Flips in 2016

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Housing Market Sees Increase in Flips in 2016

The continual rise in the prices of homes over the past few years has been accompanied by an increase in the number of homes that are flipped for a profit. Real estate research firm Trulia released data showing the number of homes flipped in respect to the total number of homes sold is the highest it […]

Not Easy, But Worth it: The Top 7 Sacrifices Real Estate Investing Demands

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Not Easy, But Worth it: The Top 7 Sacrifices Real Estate Investing Demands

I get emails and calls all the time about people wanting advice on how to invest in real estate. It is sort of flattering, like I have some sort of insider knowledge of the markets or what property or type of asset is the best investment today. But I am always willing to share my […]

Why I’m Planning to Buy (Much) More Real Estate in 2017

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Why I’m Planning to Buy (Much) More Real Estate in 2017

Friends of mine host a Christmas Eve dinner every year, and it is an evening of people, food, fun, and usually some ridiculousness. I was there solo, as my wife and kiddos were tired from the day’s festivities, and rolled into the sprawling house, the smells of Christmas dinner in the air. There is always […]

What Sets Apart Successful Real Estate Investors From Those Who Fail, Quit, or Never Get Started?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016 in News | No Comments
What Sets Apart Successful Real Estate Investors From Those Who Fail, Quit, or Never Get Started?

If you have listened to any of the 200+ BiggerPockets Podcast episodes, you have heard the famous question, “What sets apart successful real estate investors from those who fail, quit, or never get started?” This question is asked to every guest on the podcast, of which many if not all are in fact successful real […]

The Fed Raised the Rates…Now What?

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The Fed Raised the Rates…Now What?

For the first time in a year and only the second time in a decade, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the policy making arm of the Federal Reserve, voted on Wednesday in its eighth and final meeting of the year to raise the federal funds target rate by 25 basis points up to the […]

Sold! REO Sellers Shift Practices to Attract More Buyers

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Sold! REO Sellers Shift Practices to Attract More Buyers

Altisource’s SVP of Real Estate Services, Min Alexander, recently spoke with DS News about the auction market’s performance in 2016 and what can be anticipated in the new year for changes in buyers, sellers, and REO auctions. What trends are you currently seeing among sellers of REO properties? For the states that we are in, […]

House Flipping in 2017: 5 Tips to Help You Turn a Profit

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House Flipping in 2017: 5 Tips to Help You Turn a Profit

If you’re reading this, you probably know that house prices are rising and there aren’t as many people selling as you’d like there to be. Actually, I’m writing this because as of 12/17/15, the Feds hiked up the interest rate and this affects you, me, well…everything. So with all of these things combined, real estate […]

Pacific Northwest Home Prices May Be Too Hot

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Pacific Northwest Home Prices May Be Too Hot

              Home prices in the Pacific Northwest in the second quarter were the fastest growing in the country, according to Fitch Ratings’ Q2 report on sustainable home prices. The growth, in fact, has been so fast that properties in major Pacific Northwest cities like Seattle and Portland are now […]

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