Eric Bowlin

About Eric Bowlin

An investor that reached financial independence at the age of 30, Eric has been seen on Forbes, Trulia, WiseBread, TheStreet, and other financial publications.

Debt Coverage Ratio: What is it and Why it’s Important

By | 2017-08-12T17:40:37+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Categories: Investing, Real Estate|

One of the first things any commercial lender or broker talks about is the debt coverage ratio. Sometimes real estate pros don't realize that they are throwing around numbers and terms that newer investors may not know. It's also true that many investors may understand the term but not understand the intricacies or how to manipulate the [...]

Network The Right Way – Focus on Building Relationships

By | 2017-07-28T06:41:31+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Financial Independence, Personal Stories|

Some people say that real estate is all about "location, location, location." Today, I'm going to tell you that's absolutely wrong. So, what is the key to real estate then? Here's the simple answer - relationships. You cannot be successful without a great team - from an attorney or insurance agent to brokers or lenders. That's why [...]

Stop Worrying About Interest Rates

By | 2017-05-20T16:32:09+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Categories: Investing|

For the last year, everyone has been watching the Fed and holding their breath while waiting to find out if interest rates would rise. For a while, it seemed every good piece of economic data would send the market down because people feared the Fed would start raising rates. Every bad economic indicator was taken with [...]

29 Creative Ways to Increase the NOI and Explode the Value of Your Rental Property

By | 2017-03-28T16:28:02+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Categories: Investing, Multifamily, Real Estate|

NOI - the unicorn we're all chasing. As you may know, increasing the Net Operating Income (NOI) of any commercial property will not only increase your cash flow but also increase the value of your property since the value is determined primarily through NOI and Capitalization Rates (quick refresher on how to calculate the value of a commercial property). [...]

How to raise cash like a champ for your next real estate deal

By | 2017-03-08T20:12:38+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Categories: Creative Investing, Investing, Real Estate|

The #1 excuse new investors make is "There just aren't any deals." But, right behind that is, "I don't have enough money." It's true, you might not have enough money to do the deal by yourself...but very few people ever do. Those who do have enough probably don't want to put all their money in one deal [...]

How to Get Started With MultiFamily

By | 2017-02-16T20:57:03+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Investing, Multifamily, Real Estate|

Almost every week someone is asking me HOW do you get started in real estate. The problem is that you will get 100 different answers from 100 different people.  That's because everybody has their own niche in real estate and a unique way which they started in the business. When I try to answer the question, [...]

What My 3 Year Old Taught Me About Investing

By | 2017-01-16T10:07:33+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Investing|Tags: |

The other night I was sitting on my bed with my wife and 3-year-old daughter Lily. We weren't doing anything unique, just chatting and playing before it was my daughter's bath time. I asked Lily if she would share her soft fleece blanket with me because my legs were cold. "NO! It's my blanket!" she said. [...]

How to Invest in Real Estate With Your 401k or IRA

By | 2017-01-16T10:06:31+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Categories: Investing, Real Estate|Tags: , , |

You've come to realize that you need real estate in your portfolio, but you just don't have enough money to get started investing in real estate. Or do you? It turns out that you can actually invest in real estate with both your 401k or IRA (HSAs and Coverdells as well). So, if you are sitting [...]