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The Story of My First Rental Property

my first rental

The year was 2008, and I had decided for sure that rental properties were how I was going to invest my money. It would be the end of 2010 before I bought my first rental. Even though I was in the real estate industry, it took a long time to figure out what kind of rental … Read more

Real Estate Express Real Estate School Review

real estate express

Real Estate Express is a real estate school that provides online classes in many states. Three agents on my team have taken online classes from Real Estate Express and have some great feedback on the program. I also took my real estate classes online back in 2001, but I did not use Real Estate Express. I … Read more

Real Estate Investing for Beginners

short sale fraud

There are many ways to invest in real estate with fix-and-flips, long-term rentals, vacation rentals, REITs, short-term rentals, crowdfunding, nonperforming loans, wholesaling, and your personal residence. If you are a beginner and learning about the business, it is best to expose yourself to the different ways to invest so that you can pick the best … Read more

What Is Escrow Disbursement?

In real estate, an escrow disbursement is a process of dispensing the amount held in escrow to pay for homeowners insurance, property taxes, and other property expenses. Lenders usually require borrowers to put money on an escrow account during or after the closing of a property purchase or when property expenses are due. When the … Read more

What is Driving for Dollars?

costs to fix and flip

Driving for dollars is a term that real estate investors use to describe a technique for finding great deals on houses. You drive around until you find a house that looks vacant or distressed and then attempt to buy that home from the owners. Driving around looking for houses is simple, but the process of … Read more

How to Get a Loan for an Investment Property

qualify for mortgage

Buying rental properties is a great way to invest your money, but qualifying for a loan on an investment property is not always easy. Loans on investment properties are much more difficult to get than a loan on an owner-occupied home and it will cost you more money as well. Many banks consider investor loans … Read more

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