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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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You Don’t Own Your Land

A popular diner in Denver called Tom’s Diner has been serving breakfast for around 20 years. Recently developers offered to pay Tom around $5 million for his location. As Tom is now 60 and thinking

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Ask Me Anything!

Here's your chance! I'm going to close down comments on this article in a few days. But, for now you can ask me anything in the comment section below, and I'll answer it. By "anything" I mean anything

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Getting Started as a Newbie Investor

You've been thinking about real estate investing for a while now. You might have bought a bunch of books, done a ton of research online, and maybe even gone to some Meetups or weekend seminars. But,

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Investor Carrot Review

Investor Carrot Review

If you're anything like me, you've toyed with the idea of generating leads online with something like Investor Carrot, but you've procrastinated for months or even years.  You ask yourself - Am

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The 1% Rule is Garbage

There’s a lot of “rules of thumb” floating around out there related to real estate. The one I hate the most is the 1% rule. It’s wrong. It doesn’t work. Period. Let

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Being a Millionaire Doesn’t Mean What You Think

You’re dreaming about luxury vacations and nice cars. OH, you can’t wait to be a millionaire. But I’m here to tell you to think again. While having more money is never a bad thing,

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Financial Advisors are a Scam

I was recently looking to set up a Solo 401k to park some cash and avoid some taxes. So, I did what a lot of you might have done – I asked my friends on Facebook for recommendations. One seemed

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