Peer-to-peer lending.

Have you ever heard of crowd-funding also known as peer-to-peer lending? A few years ago businesses started up that provided a place for people with extra money to lend it to people who needed money.

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Why You Should Consider Investing In Used Manufactured Homes

For the small or new investor, investing in used manufactured homes can be a good entry strategy.  For this discussion I am referring to investing in what are most commonly referred to as used Mobile Homes, although there is nothing really that mobile about them.  You need a semi-tractor and skilled crew to move them. […]

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Breaking The Chains That Hold You Back

When working on creating the future we want, we all have issues to deal with.  Perhaps the most challenging is ourselves because what we do everyday begins with our beliefs which influence our thoughts and finally our actions which determine our future.  The trouble is our beliefs may be based on what I call “stinkin’ […]

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What is the CAP Rate or Capitalization Rate? (Creating Gold Part II)

In our previous blog post, “Creating Gold with Commercial Real Estate” I explained that we liked multi-family properties like Apartment Complexes, Mobile Home Parks, and Self-Storage Facilities because there are many ways to drive the value of the property higher by driving the Net Operating Income (NOI) higher. NOI is defined as Gross Actual Revenue […]

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Creating Gold with Commercial Real Estate Investing

You can create gold when investing in commercial real estate by increasing the Net Operating Income.

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Estimating Rehab Costs

What are the different ways you can estimate rehab costs, especially for the person just getting into real estate investing.

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The Benefits of a Master Lease Option

In a previous article I explained a lease option and a sandwich lease option and how these are effective methods to buy or sell property.  As a reminder, a lease is simply an agreement to make payments on a property for a specified period of time for use of that property.  The option, generally a […]

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Using a lease option to buy or sell your home.

The basics of lease options and sandwich lease options and why they are important for home sellers, home buyers, and real estate investors.

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What is your Maximum Allowable Offer (MAO)?

I always get asked from my coaching students what they should offer for a property.  The answer is, “it depends”: sounds like an attorney doesn’t it? Well the truth is, what you offer for a property can vary depending on your exit strategy.  Exit strategy is what you plan to do with the property.  For […]

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Determining After Repair Value

Last week we wrote about determining the real spread on a residential property.  One of the key components to do this is determining the After Repair Value (ARV).  This is what the property should sell for after it is all fixed up. Determining the correct ARV is one of the most important skills to understand […]

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