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How to use Bonus Space in an Investment Property

A lot of investment properties have something we call Bonus Space.It's space that isn't quite a bedroom, maybe not really living space, but doesn't have any one specific use.So, how do you use this space

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Improving Debt to Income Ratio To Buy Real Estate

I’ve saved a ton of money, so I’ll invest it in some real estate. Famous last words. Cash in the bank is important for a down payment, but qualifying for a loan is based almost entirely on

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Work Life Balance

How Real Estate Helps (and hurts!) Your Work/Life Balance

Have you ever planned to do something with friends or family, and it just seems to never happen? It seems that no matter hard we try, we always end up with less free time and more workload than we plan. Imagine

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Risk Adjusted Returns Blog Real Estate

Risk Adjusted Returns In Real Estate – Is It Really Worth It?

Have you ever heard someone say “I won’t take less than a 12% return” or something like it? Of course, you have, because it’s pretty standard practice in real estate to do that. If

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Real Estate is not for everyone

Real Estate Is Not For Everyone

Save up some cash, buy some real estate, cash flow for life, right?… Anyone can do it! Quit your job and just do real estate, right? Probably not. Things aren’t always so simple in any business,

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Vacation

It’s Time To Take a Vacation (if you’re self employed)

I totally get it… every minute you don’t spend on your business is wasted money… …wasted opportunity. Wasted growth. That’s why entrepreneurs tend to work longer, harder,

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