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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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How to Buy an Investment Property with No Money Down

It’s a rule of real estate financing so old and revered that it might as well be carved into the side of a mountain: If you want to buy a house, you need to put down 20 percent of the purchase price. But while that number is considered ideal for a getting a loan, there…

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What is Property Wholesaling?

In this week’s blog post, we’re going to take a look at the world of property wholesaling. Property wholesaling – otherwise known as real estate wholesaling – is what happens when a buyer makes a contract with someone selling their home, markets the property to potential buyers and then assigns one of them the contract.…

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