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, [...]
Investing in real estate can be a nightmare when things go wrong. For example, I was about to start looking for my next rental property when I got a call from a tenant. She told me that the door on the mechanical closet was warped to the point that the door was jammed shut. When [...]
Neal is an Independent Certified Financial Planner™, based in Southern California. He founded Wealth Resources Group in 1994 to provide comprehensive fee-based financial planning exclusively. His firm specializes in helping clients make smart decisions about their money so they can stop worrying and start enjoying the things that matter most to them. If your [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
After repair value is one of those terms you'll hear tossed around on a daily basis.
Without understanding ARV, you probably won't be successful for very long as a real estate investor.
So, embrace it, learn it, and love it.
Just like a bank uses your deposits to give mortgages, you can cut out the middle-man and use your money to invest in lucrative mortgage backed real estate deals.
Patch of Land is an innovative company that focuses on finding, vetting, and funding loans that are secured by the 1st lien position on a potential property, then they allow you to buy a portion of each loan.
Capitalization rate is one method used to determine the value of income producing property.
Though using cap rates to value property can be very accurate most of the time, it is still not applicable in some circumstances.
lmost every day I see an article that incorrectly argues that the stocks outperform real estate, but a huge margin.
The reality is, articles like this one are plain wrong. It is not just a little wrong, it is dangerously wrong. I would even go to the point of saying anyone who writes this stuff really is clueless or has never studied even the most basic aspects of real estate investing.