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 [...]
Today’s guest is ESI from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). It’s written by an early 50’s retiree who achieved financial independence and helps others do the same. He shares what’s worked for him and how others can implement those successes in their lives. I have [...]
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 [...]
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.
It's a common issue between spouses - one wants to invest more aggressively and the other is more conservative. How do you bridge this gap and convince your husband or wife to invest in real estate?