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How Your Mortgage is Underwritten

As an investor looking for a mortgage or a loan to buy real estate, you have to jump through numerous hoops. The obstacles to purchasing a house to flip or rent seem impossible but the more you know about

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Real Estate Content Marketing

It’s no secret that the real estate market is overcrowded with realtors and house-flippers. Fortunately, some of them haven’t caught up with technology yet and don’t utilize the internet as much

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How to Build a List of Cash Buyers

If you are wholesaling or flipping properties, then you need a list of cash buyers so you can sell quickly and easily. Even if you are a buy and hold investor such as myself, having a list of cash buyers

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How to Get Rid of Squatters: What you can and can’t do

Owning a rental property can be a rewarding experience but it also has its pitfalls. One of the worst things that property owners have to deal with is squatters. A squatter is someone who takes possession

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1031 Exchange: What Are The Pros and Cons?

1031 Exchange is a section of the Internal Revenue Code that allows people to defer tax on a qualifying exchange of like-kind real estate. 1031 exchanges are also known as a like-kind exchange or Starker

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House Hacking Guide: Everything You Need to Know

House hacking is when an owner lives in a property and slowly improves it over time. They might rent units in the property so the tenants cover the mortgage when they make improvements, increasing the

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Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Foreclosed Homes

Many people dream of buying a home but it can be difficult because it’s so expensive. In addition to a monthly mortgage, you also need to come up with a down payment and cover the maintenance and upkeep

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How to Grow Revenue With Interior Upgrades

There are a ton of ways to add value to your rental portfolio, but the easiest and most common way is through an interior upgrade, aka through “renovation”. Don’t get caught up on the

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Read This Before Investing in an Opportunity Zone (QOZ)

Selling shares of stock from your investment portfolio can yield large capital gains, but those gains can come with a cost. A capital gain earned by selling shares of stock will be taxed accordingly by

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I Invested $1,000 in Fundrise and Here’s What Happened -Fundrise Review 2020

I set up my account and invested an initial $1,000 into Fundrise back in 2016. I did it just to try it out and invest a few bucks, but I loved it so much I decided to review it.   There are 80+

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