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Financing: HELOCs vs. HELs and How to Leverage Your Assets

As we’ve written before, there are many different ways to secure real estate financing. You can work with a bank, network with other investors and investment clubs, seek out hard money lenders or work out an owner financing arrangement. Yet there’s one more way to finance your real estate deals. You might be sitting in…

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How to Sell a House During the Holidays

Let’s begin by saying that we know all the arguments in the real estate investing world on why you shouldn’t sell a house during the holidays. It’s a busy time of year. You have guests coming to visit, presents to wrap, parties to attend, all of which leaves you with less time to show the…

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What Are My Options for Accepting Rent Payments?

A big part of investing in rental properties is deciding whether you want to be a landlord. And once you’ve decided to become a landlord, one of the things you’ll need to figure out is how you’ll collect rent from your tenants. Not every method of rent collection works for every landlord. Consider these factors…

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How to Flip a House

It’s easy to see why reality shows about people who flip houses have become so popular. There’s something enticing in watching someone transform a property and rake in tens of thousands of dollars, all in the space of 45 minutes (plus commercials). But there’s a big difference between reality TV and, well, reality. Property flipping…

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Making Money in the Real Estate Off-Season

When winter comes, it can seem like the world of real estate – just like the world at large – is hibernating. Construction work slows, open houses are sparsely attended and real estate agents just aren’t as busy. But if you’re searching for a new investment property, these can be some of the best months…

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How to Prepare a Rental Lease Agreement

You’ve bought your first rental property. The work is done, the contractors have been paid, and you’ve got prospective renters lined up to see their future home. Last month, we wrote about some of the steps you can take to determine which tenants are right for your property. Today we’d like to drill down a…

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Finding Outside Real Estate Investors

Imagine you found yourself living 150 years ago. Seeking new opportunities, you take your family and head west. You find a patch of land on the prairie and decide to build a house. By yourself. No construction crews, no plumbers (no plumbing, for that matter), no inspectors, no Realtors, just you, your hands, your tools and…

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What Are Some Resources for Finding Homes at Below Market Value?

In a perfect world, making money from investment properties would work something like this every time: You’d find homes at below market value and sell at a profit. In reality, finding homes at below market value is a much more complicated proposition. It’s not impossible, but it is something that requires a lot of work,…

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Should I Flip or Rent a Property?

House needing renovation

It’s a beautiful home. Sure, it needs some work, but you look at it and only see the potential. Of course, you won’t be living there. You’re sizing this home up as an investment property. The only question is whether you’ll flip the home or use it as a rental property. In this blog post,…

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Finding the Right Tenant for Your Rental Properties

You’ve done all the work that’s needed on the path to investing in rental properties. You’ve found your properties, secured your financing, done your rehab work. Now all that’s left is finding the right tenant. Finding the right tenant can be tough, but it’s a crucial part of determining whether your investment succeeds or fails.…

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