Real Estate Investing Glossary and Terms

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I have been a real estate investor and agent for almost 20 years and it took me most of those years to learn some of these terms. Do not feel bad if you don’t all the lingo in real estate!   Glossary of real estate terms: 1 Percent Rule: A rule of thumb used to … Read more

How to Decide If You Should You Sell or Rent Out Your House

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Many people consider renting out their home instead of selling it. They may not be able to get the price they want, or they may want to get into the real estate investment business. While renting out a home may seem simple, it takes work, and there are many things to consider: taxes, maintenance, vacancies, … Read more

How Accurate is Zillow’s Zestimate?

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Many people use Zillow to value a home, but how accurate is Zillow? Zillow uses what they call a Zestimate to give values on almost every house in the United States. The problem with the Zestimate is it uses a computer algorithm to come up with a value. When valuing real estate, you need to … Read more

The Best Real Estate Books On Investing & More

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Since I am an avid reader and reading has helped me become successful, I thought it was time to post some of my favorite books. It is no secret that reading is one of the most important things you can do if you want to be successful. It focuses your mind, relaxes you, educates you, … Read more

Should I Buy or Rent a House?

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There is a growing sentiment that it is better to rent than to buy a home. People argue that owning a house is much more expensive than renting because you have to pay taxes and maintain the house. You also have to spend more money on down payments than you would be if renting a … Read more

Is it Better to Flip or Buy-and-Hold?

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I complete 20 to 30 fix and flips every year, and I also own 20 long-term rental properties. I have certain guidelines I use to determine if I will flip a house, or hold it as a rental property. There are many factors I take into account, but I have much stricter criteria for my … Read more

Is Real Estate a Good Investment?

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I believe that real estate is one of the best investments to gain wealth and security. However, many people feel it is risky and does not produce great returns. I think many of those risks are overstated and many of the advantages of real estate are glossed over when people downplay real estate as an … Read more

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