What is the Best Way to Invest $100,000 in Real Estate?

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It takes a lot of hard work to save $100,000 or you have to be very lucky for $100,000 to fall into your lap. Once you have $100,000 it can be even harder to commit to investing it and not blowing it on material goods. If I had an extra $100,000 to invest I know exactly … Read more

How Much in Taxes do you Have to Pay on Fix and Flips?

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Flipping houses can be a very lucrative business, but in most cases, you have to pay a lot of taxes. There are ways to pay fewer taxes flipping, but it takes some sacrifices from the investor and a lot of time. Most flips are taxed at the ordinary income tax rate, but in some cases, … Read more

How Many Houses do Real Estate Agents Sell?

Some real estate agents sell hundreds of houses a year and some don’t sell any. The amount of houses an agent sells depends on their business model, their market, their drive, their ability, and their team. I have sold more than 200 houses as an agent, but when I started and now I sell almost … Read more

Real Estate Goals for 2015 and a Recap of 2014

2014 was a very exciting year for me and I am looking forward to an even better year in 2015. I had a lot of big goals for 2014, which I discussed in detail here. I did not accomplish all of those goals, but I did accomplish a lot and I know setting goals helped … Read more

Rehab Valuator Review: Great Tool for Flippers, Wholesalers and Rentals

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Rehab Valuator is a real estate investing program that analyzes properties for flipping, wholesaling or renting. The Rehab Valuator is a great tool and the lite version is absolutely free. It helps you estimate repairs, calculates financing costs, figure returns and profits. I am constantly writing about the costs involved in flipping because so many … Read more

How Much Does it Cost to Fix Up and Repair a House?

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I fix up a lot of houses whether they are my personal house, my rental properties or my fix and flips. When I fix up a house I don’t mean I do the work myself; I have a contractor do it for me. The most difficult part about fixing up a home is finding a … Read more

How can a Landlord Self-Manage Rental Properties?

Rental properties are a great investment, but they take work to manage, especially if you do not use a property manager. I own more than 20 rental properties and I managed my rentals myself until I had 7 and realized it was taking way too much time. My rental properties are single-family, mixed-use, and commercial … Read more

How Much Does it Cost to Become a Real Estate Agent?

I love real estate; becoming a real estate agent was one of the best decisions I ever made. However, when you become a real estate agent, you give up a steady paycheck and it takes a while to start making money. Unless you can start out as an assistant making an hourly wage, you are … Read more

How Much Money Do You Need to Start Flipping Houses?

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Flipping homes can provide a great income, but it almost always takes money to make money. You may hear stories of investors flipping houses without any of their own money, but these investors are usually very experienced at flipping or they are giving up much of their profits. Hard money lenders can allow investors to … Read more

Why do Real Estate Agents Get Paid so Much?

Selling a house is expensive and much of the cost is a real estate agent’s commission. Real estate commissions are usually paid entirely by the seller and are significant. I am a real estate agent in Colorado and even though agents are expensive they are still well worth it. Real estate agents do not charge … Read more

How Much Money Can You Make Flipping Houses?

How much money can you make flipping?

I have flipped over 210 homes in the last 17 years and although it is not easy to flip houses, it is a lot of fun. You can make a lot of money flipping once you have developed a system and learned the business. I average about $30,000 in profit on each flip I do … Read more

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