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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Effective Goal Setting

Are you guilty of doing the same activities day after day hoping your situation will somehow be different tomorrow?  I’ve heard this type of behavior is one of the primary definitions of insanity. Why is it that most peoples’ New Year’s resolutions will not be achieved? The answer is simple, though often overlooked:  Hope is […]

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What Real Estate Investors Can Learn From Black Friday

A couple of years ago Black Friday moved into Thursday evening, this year some stores started their big sales on Thanksgiving morning.  Thanksgiving morning?  I say Yuck!  However, I like so many others, went to at least one of the sales, but not until Thanksgiving was almost over, 6 pm.  After all who doesn’t love […]

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7 Steps to Building a Better Real Estate Investing Team

How can you build a better team to fuel your real estate investing success? Even for those starting out as solo real estate investing entrepreneurs, the need for enrolling assistants for various aspects of the business quickly becomes clear. Whether this is a local team of in-house staff or remote part-time freelancers spread around the […]

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