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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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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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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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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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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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Are You Hurting Yourself?

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have always been a person who loves to study various business models and try to learn from them.  I am genuinely curious about what works and doesn’t work.  During my journey I have experienced the good and the bad, the exceptional, and the ridiculous while working for others.  Every […]

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Apartment Investing with Bad Credit?

In response to one of our emails we set out promoting an Apartment Investing product one of our readers asked a very important question. As a previous owner of multi-family houses he stated that, “I absolutely agree with with your assumption.”  The assumption he was talking about was the subject of the email, “The shortcut […]

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Getting Rid of Your House

In today’s residential housing market many people are still experiencing challenges to get rid of their house.  Four factors create challenges for homeowners needing to get rid of that pesky house payment and move on with their lives. Potential buyers unable to secure financing:  Although interest rates are down, banks still have strict lending criteria, […]

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Flipping Houses up 25% in 2012

The trend in flipping houses is picking up steam, so is it too late to get on the train or is this a great thing for your real estate investing aspirations? According to RealtyTrac and one Seattle news outlet we have recently seen a 25% surge in flipping houses. Assuming this data is based on […]

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