Is Remodeling the Kitchen the Best Way to Improve the Value of Your Property?

Purchasing a home is an investment and one of, if not the, biggest purchase you’ll...

Cast a Spell on Prospective Buyers with the Magic of Curb Appeal

Courtesy of Elevate Home Mortgage Group Focusing on curb appeal is essential if you want to...

Maximizing Your Property Investments

While real estate investments can be risky, they also can be one of the more...

Before Investing in Real Estate, Read This

Many investors have heard friends, neighbors and coworkers sing the praises of real estate investing...

Why Your Property is Worth More With a Security System Installed

Preparing to sell a home takes a lot of work. Considering that, it's understandable to...

Forming a Company VS. Investing as an Individual

There are some reasons why real estate remains one of the most popular investment vehicles....

3 Property Improvements that can Decrease Your Liability

Image courtesy of Golden Gate Garage Storage Today property owners often search for ways to increase...

The Ins and Outs of VA Home Loans for New Real Estate Investors

You have been mulling over the possibility of investing in real estate for awhile now....

Understanding the House Flipping Bubble

They make it look so easy. Put on your makeup and yoga pants or freshly...

A Guide to Finding the Right Tenants

If you are a landlord, you probably know just how crucial it is to have...

Five Things to Consider When It Comes to Installing Commercial Garage Doors

Have you inspected all the areas of your business, including the commercial garages and garage...

How to Find a Top-Notch Contractor

As a real estate investor, you need to build a lot of partnerships with local...

How to Raise Rent Without Causing Tension

Raising the rent: it’s something that tenants don’t appreciate, but you have to do it...

Why You Need a Good Real Estate Agent on Your Team

While it’s possible to run your real estate investing business without having a solid partnership...

Millennials and the Future of Real Estate

Many young people are in a tough financial situation. If you’re a Millennial, you should...

4 Great Books for Beginner Real Estate Investors

We always stress the importance of research, especially for beginner real estate investors. Here, we’ve...

Getting Funding for Fix up and Flips using Hard Money

Housing prices are still on the rise, which means there's plenty of opportunity to make...

7 Important Tips for Screening Tenants

Planning to have tenants? Well, if so, you should know that screening tenants is an...

6 Ways to Buy Investment Properties with No Money Down

These days, buying a house with no money down isn’t a widespread practice. In fact, most...

Taking on an Investment Partner

Have you ever come across an opportunity that you think would be a great investment? ...

The 4 Habits of Successful Real Estate Investors

1. Lifelong Learning Some people have a hunger for further knowledge. They read books in their...

Airbnb: Your Next Investment Vehicle

While more than half of Airbnb users rent out their spaces for supplemental income, more...

Is Early Retirement Possible Through Real Estate?

Do you have big dreams for your real estate business? Have you ever wondered if...

How to Find Your Next Investment Property—Fast

Real estate investors are always waiting for the next great deal to come along. Here...

How to Save Enough Money to Make Your First Investment

There isn’t a perfect formula on how to save enough money for your first investment...

5 Little Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Rental Properties

A little bit goes a long way Have you ever wondered if you could boost the...

The 4-Part Plan for Successfully Fixing and Flipping Homes

The current real estate market trends definitely offer a great return on investment for fixing...

What to Replace When You Buy a New Rental Property

Here’s how you can spend your budget wisely when upgrading your new rental property. You’ve just closed...

Should You Invest in a Multi-Family Real Estate Property?

Should You Invest in a Multi-Family Real Estate Property? When it comes to investing in multi-family...

Don’t Miss These Red Flags When Screening Tenants!

Good tenants can make your life as a landlord easy! Here’s how to find them. Imagine...

Tricks of the Trade: The Best Ways to Get Started in Real Estate Investing

Real estate investing is a great way to make money, invest in the long term,...

Staging Real Estate Investments to Sell

Pro staging tips for beginner house flippers. If you’re just getting into house flipping, it’s easy...

Crowdfunding to Invest in Real Estate

So, you’re a beginner at real estate investing and you want to get started purchasing...

What a Property Manager Can To Do for You

Hiring a property manager is a decision that you may or may not make. Property...

4 Ways to Instantly Add Value to Your New Multifamily

Just bought an apartment building? Do these 4 things to ensure you get the most...

Wholesalers- Find More Buyers

We Buy Houses Are you a wholesaler?  If so, then we've probably seen your bandit signs,...

What You Need to Know About Performing a Title Search

Property liens, or encumbrances, are crucial to uncover. You cannot finance a property or get...

Choosing a Property Manager

When dealing with rentals, there are a few reasons to consider hiring a property manager...

11 Ways to Improve Your Building’s Curb Appeal

Normally, you only hear about curb appeal in the context of homeownership or home sales....

Rent Collection Methods

Rent collection is an important part of being a landlord. Collection methods in the past...

Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT): Should You Invest?

Many people have been asking me lately, “Should I invest in a REIT?” Some people...

The Best Smartphone Apps for Real Estate Investors

So you want to be a real estate investor.  Or maybe you already are one. ...

Is It Smart for Investors to Become Real Estate Agents?

Real Many investors think that it would be smart for them to become a real...

How to Handle the Rental Application

Approving tenants for a lease can be a little bit of a process, with several...

The Opportunities of Probate Real Estate Investing

Searching for your niche? Probate real estate investing might be the right niche for you. The...

The Millennial Challenge

Like many Millennials, you successfully made it through four years of college, and finally snagged...

Buy Commercial Properties Now with a Master Lease Agreement

As a new real estate investor, you might think it’s impossible to buy a large-scale...

Screening Potential Tenants  

Once you acquire properties, clean them up and advertise their availability, your next step is...

Is Turnkey Real Estate a Good Investment?

Turnkey real estate is when you completely turn over the management of the property to...

Keeping a Property Secure and Show Ready

You may own a property which might happen to be vacant during the winter. Typically,...

Is It Smart to Rent to College Students?

If you live near a college or university, you’ve likely wondered if you should buy...

Quick ways to Improve Your Rental Property’s Appearance

When you purchase a property to use as a rental, chances are that it won’t...

5 Great Ways to Find Off-Market Properties

MLS and your local classifieds are great ways to find a property. Chances are, you’ve...

Take it or Leave It? Cash Flow Analysis on an Investment Property

So, you have found a property that you’re interested in.  How you came across it...

Advantages of Note Investing for Real Estate Investors

Supplement your income with a new type of investing. Tired of being on the “wrong” side...

How to Advertise Your Rental Property

Once you decide to invest in real estate, there are a couple options to consider...

Why Investing in Rental Properties is a Great Move

Thinking about buying a rental property? Are you trying to save for retirement, or just...

What to Do When You Lose Your Job: Using Real Estate to Replace Lost Income

So, you lost your job. Now what? Wait around for a new opportunity to pop...

When to Allow a Tenant to Break their Lease

 When to allow a tenant to break their lease When you decide to invest in real...

Commercial vs. Residential: Which Real Estate Investment is Right for You?

Commercial properties are most successful when the property helps the leasers make a profit and...

Time is Money

Everyone has heard the saying, time is money. You’re not exactly cash strapped, but you...

How to Use Seller Financing the Right Way

We are here to share some insights and details about how seller financing works, the...

Don’t Overlook These Sneaky Real Estate Expenses

When it comes to buy-and-hold real estate, some expenses are obvious: mortgage payments, routine maintenance,...

Credit Repair Services

Credit is an important factor in real estate investing, as well as in life in...

Should Investors Get 15 or 30-Year Mortgages?

As a real estate investor, you’ll have to take out mortgages. The hardest part of...

The Worst Things About Being a Real Estate Investor

When you’re a real estate investor, it’s not all about making thousands of dollars in...

Investing in Mobile Homes

Ever thought about investing in mobile homes? Here’s what you should know. Ways to Invest in...

Spending Extra on a Home Inspection Can Help You Save Money

We always recommend getting home inspections, no matter the type of property. If you’re new...

Using Rent Reporting to Build Your Credit History

Over the last few months, I have discussed with you a big factor in real...

Alternative Rent Paying Methods

Getting paid (and paid on time) is the cornerstone of your success as a landlord....

Why Old Buildings are Great Candidates for Commercial Spaces

Here’s why you should give an old building a new life. You’ve probably noticed that businesses...

8 Absolutely Necessary Networking Practices for Every Investor

1. Make sure you have a well-rounded network Every investor should have a well-rounded network that...

How to be a Great Landlord

Think about the last time you were a tenant.  You were probably renting either an...

Why Gross Profit is Not the Flip Number You Should be Using

One of the things that we've seen increase substantially over the past couple of years...

Leveraging Someone Else’s Good Credit to Build Yours

Starting out in real estate with no credit history or a low credit score makes...

4 Highly Influential People in Real Estate Investing

Note: We do not have any relationship, paid or otherwise, with any of these influencers....

Avoiding Taxes with 1031 Exchanges

Does tax-free real estate investing sound good to you? It certainly seems like a great...

Building Credit with a Secured Loan

Over the last few weeks, we talked about building credit, one of the things that...

How to Politely End an Annual or Month to Month Lease

Bad tenants happen. Sometimes they’re noisy. Sometimes they’re destructive to the property. Sometimes they pay...

What are KPI’S, and How Can They Help Me?

When you’re looking to improve your real estate investing business, how do you determine what’s...

How to Get Started Establishing or Rebuilding Your Credit

Over the past couple of weeks, I have shared with you some basic knowledge on...

FAQs About Rental Property Taxation

Here are some of the questions we’ve recently been asked about rental property taxation. When do...

3 Ways to Improve Your Tenant Retention

Why Tenant Retention is So Important You might think that as long as your unit is...

Nervous About Real Estate Investing? How to Get Motivated and Act!

Expert tips for beginner property investors. Real estate investing can be a bit of a scary...

Are Real Estate Coaching Plans a Waste of Money?

You’ve definitely heard about them: seminars, ebooks, web training programs, and one-on-one coaching programs that...

How to Improve your Credit Score

If you saw my last post, in it we talked about monitoring your credit. We...

Financial Independence- The Search Begins

It’s been a couple weeks, so let’s quickly catch up.  I’m seeking my Financial Independence,...

7 Steps Towards Financing Your First Investment Property

Beginner investors often find it difficult to finance their first property. First-timers don’t have cash...

Things that Can Affect Your Credit Score

C R E D I T.......those 3 digit numbers that can make or break you...

How is Financing Different for Primary Residences vs. Investment Properties?

Lenders classify properties in different ways depending on how the property will be used. Financing...

The 4 Most Prominent Financing Options for Real Estate Investing

When you are investing in real estate, financing is the make-or-break component to your plan....

Financial Independence- Part 3: How I’m going to do it

One of my friends suggested this video as an intro to my next post to help...

Financial Independence- Part 2: Planning

As I shared in my first post, I’ve reached a turning point in my life. ...

Financial Independence- Part 1: The Awakening

I’ve never invested in real estate before.  I know plenty of people who have, and...

Financial Independence

Financial Independence- what does this term mean to you? Does it mean not having to work...

Why We Do the Listing of the Day

aka How to Start on Your Path to Real Estate Investing Success You’ve probably noticed, on a...

Apartment Market Slows

Major apartment complex owners across the US are seeing a slowdown in the rental market....

How to Easily and Efficiently Manage all Household Possessions and Home Improvement Purchases

People today, from millennials to baby boomers, are desperately seeking to find easy and inexpensive...

Some of the Hottest Leads in the Real Estate Market today, and Tips on How to Market to Them.

Tired of Inaccurate, Incomplete & Outdated Foreclosure and Probate Lists? My name is Tangie Cousins, and I've worked...

Mortgages are getting cheaper: WHY?

The Federal Reserve raised its overnight rate again a little over a month ago, and...

Why Invest in Real Estate

It’s no secret why people invest, people want to increase their assets. They want larger...

Calculating the return on investment (ROI)

Understanding the concept of Return on Investment (ROI) is essential for every investor. It is...

Rent Cost Remains High, but Growth Slows Down

It has been reported that rents are increasing at their slowest pace in five years....

A “No Knock” Registry Developed by Jersey City to Seek Relief from Realtors

In a recent development, while Jersey City has experienced a flourishing property market, longtime homeowners...

The one week plan for a proper financial state

Worried about your finances? When it comes to money, does it seem like one day...

Buying Multi-Family Property using FHA

Everything You Need to Know About the FHA When Buying Multi-Family Property Interested in investing in...

Foreclosures and its Benefits

Foreclosures: A foreclosure happens to be a home that belongs to the bank and once was...

The Crucial First Step in Buying a Foreclosure

If you’re house-shopping and looking for a deal, you might be interested in foreclosure properties....

Simple Money-Saving Strategies for First-Time Real Estate Investors

Getting into the world of real estate investing? Needless to say, the goal of real...

Getting started in Real Estate Development Part 2

Part 2- What is Real Estate Development Before we get too far into this, we should...

Getting started in real estate development

PART1- Introduction No other asset class has created more wealth for more people than real estate....

Net Operating Income (NOI)

Net Operating Income (NOI) is the calculation of (Gross Income - Operating Expenses). Operating expenses...

Cap Rate

The Cap Rate, or Capitalization Rate, is a common measurement tool used by real estate...

What is investment property

An investment property in its most basic form is just simply what it sounds like:...