Category: Real Estate Investing

  • 3 Ways to Build a Well-Rounded Real Estate Portfolio

    The real estate market can be quite unpredictable at times, and it’s often during times of uncertainty where many investors reap the most rewards. However, times of uncertainty can result in significant losses as well. So, how do you balance it all out? You create a well-rounded real estate

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  • Beginner's Guide to HUD Homes for Real Estate Investors

    So you’ve been shopping around for a new investment property, and you’ve been wondering about HUD homes. They seem like a no-brainer for an investor; multi-unit properties at a great price. But what’s the catch? Let’s take a look at the benefits and challenges associated with

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  • 3 Key Loan Financing Tips for Real Estate Investors

    There are lots of financing options available to real estate investors – but what’s the best way to secure a loan? Should you use a broker or a direct lender? And most importantly, what special circumstances do you need to consider and be prepared for as you research funding options?

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  • Real Estate Investor's Guide to Dealing with Foundation Issues

    Hearing the words “foundation issues” can frighten even the most experienced real estate investor. But before you walk away from an otherwise promising deal, it’s important to understand the scope of what you’re dealing with. Use this guide to help determine whether the next foundation issue you encounter

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  • 11 Shared Traits of Fantastic Landlords

    Becoming a landlord requires you to take on a lot of responsibility, both for your property and your tenants. Have you ever wondered if you’d make a good landlord? We did some research to find out what separates the great ones from the not so great. Check out 11

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  • Rental Properties or REITs - What's the Best Fit for You?

    When you’re seeking to invest in real estate for the long term, buying rental properties and putting money into real estate investment trusts (REITs) can be great ways to build wealth. Both options have their own share of advantages and disadvantages, and you’ll need to decide which one

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  • 5 Major Red Flags All Real Estate Investors Should Know

    It can be scary to buy your first couple of investment properties, especially if you’re still learning the industry ropes. So what do you need to know before you buy? As you consider an investment, remember; “if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.” Heed that

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  • Biggest Pros & Cons of Becoming a Landlord

    There are lots of reasons to consider becoming a first-time landlord. Maybe you’re looking for another source of income. Or, maybe you’re having trouble selling your home, so you’re considering renting it out. No matter your situation, there are a number of benefits and drawbacks you need

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  • Real Estate Taxes 101: A Simple Explanation Investors

    If you are looking to make a quick buck flipping or renting houses, you need to learn about the tax implications. Why? Because understanding how real estate taxes work will help you maximize your earnings. There are several different types of taxes involved in real estate investing that we’re

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  • Mortgage Rates 101: The Impact on Real Estate Investors

    Editor’s note: updated June 29, 2017 Mortgage rates are a complicated subject that can affect your ability to buy and sell homes in ways you might not expect. This post will take a look at how rate fluctuations impact your buying power as well as how they impact your

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