Is It Smart to Buy a Fixer Upper or Run-Down House?

smart to buy a fixer upper

I have bought many houses that needed work. I flip houses, own rentals, and have bought multiple houses to live in. Some of the houses I have bought needed minor repairs, some were major fixer-uppers, and some were not run down at all. It is my business to buy houses and repair them or rent … Read more

How to Buy a Foreclosure

how do foreclosures work?

Getting a great deal on houses is key to my real estate investment strategy. Buying a house from a foreclosure auction is one way to get a great deal, but it comes with risk. You can also buy foreclosures from the MLS (multiple listing service), which are often called REOs. It is even possible to … Read more

What is TI (Tenant Improvement) on Commercial Real Estate?

what is tenant improvement

I bought a 68,000-square-foot strip mall, and while I was looking at the deal, the listing agent mentioned TI. I was newer to the commercial real estate game after spending most of my time in the residential world. I did not feel too bad because, after meeting with the listing agent, my partner asked me … Read more

How to Find a Great Real Estate Agent Who Is Investor Friendly

investor friendly agent

Finding a real estate agent is not difficult, but finding a great real estate agent takes much more work. The difference between a mediocre agent and a great agent can mean thousands or tens of thousands of dollars to a buyer or seller. While it may not seem like real estate agents do much, real … Read more

Are REITs a Good Way to Invest in Real Estate?

RIETs a good investment?

Many people say that investing in REITs (real estate investment trusts) is a great way to invest in real estate. Investing in REITs is much easier than investing in real estate, and I have invested in REITs in the past. However, I do not think investing in a REIT is anything close to investing in … Read more

What Is a Home Appraisal and How Much Do they Cost?

When you get a loan on a house, most lenders will require an appraisal. An appraisal is a report that assigns a value to the home and tells the lender that the house is worth what you’re paying for it. If the appraisal comes in lower than the contract price or the appraiser requires repairs … Read more

A Beginners Guide to Buying Your First Home

first time home buyer

Most people have the dream of buying their first house. It is a huge accomplishment! However, many people do not have any idea of what they are doing when they buy their first house. They rely on their real estate agent, their lender or bank, and the title company or attorney to do everything for … Read more

What is ARV and How Is it Calculated?

What is ARV?

The ARV (after repaired value) on a house is one of the most important things to know when flipping houses. It is also one of the most important things to know when buying rentals or wholesaling properties. ARV stands for “After Repaired Value” and is what the home will be worth once it is fixed … Read more

How to Retire Early with Rental Properties

How to Retire Early with Rental Properties

We have all been told to go to college, get a good job, invest money in the stock market, and retire at age 65. The stock market is said to be the safest and fastest way to retire early. There are advertisements all over television, the radio, and online. The retirement calculators tell us how much … Read more

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