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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Spread Costs

Real Estate Investing 101 – What is the Real Spread?

You make your money in real estate when you buy the property and you collect it when you sell it.  Basically that means buy the right property for the right price. I’ve been coaching a friend who is looking for single family homes to rehab and flip.  The deals he was presenting for my review […]

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10 Reasons I Love Real Estate Investing

My top 10 reasons I love real estate investing have evolved over several years of being in the business, here they are: A necessary product – Everyone needs a place to live.    Easy to understand – real estate investing is not rocket science.  Anyone who can learn and is willing to put in the effort can […]

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