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How to Invest in Turnkey Properties

It’s hard to overstate the advantages of investing in turnkey properties. For people who are too busy to take on what amounts to a second job, investing in ready-to-rent properties saves time. For people who hope to see a fast return on their investment, turnkey properties provide a quick source of cash. But neither of…

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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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