Out-of-State Real Estate Investing 101

One of the biggest questions I hear is “How can I invest out-of-state? I hear the returns are much better, but how would I even start to do that?” Assuming you live anywhere other than in a handful of cities, you are probably right about the returns. You also realize that you don’t need to be local to your investments so that you can routinely “check in on them”. ...

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The Epic Guide to Finding an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

It’s because there aren’t that many of them. Sure, they are out there, but to the untrained eye it may seem like no such thing exists. What is an investor-friendly real estate agent? It’s one who can actually help investors find properties that match their investing goals. Can’t any agent do that? They can certainly find properties but they may not know how to find properties ...

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To Partner or Not to Partner…That is the Question!

Inevitably if you’ve been around real estate investing for very long, you’ve heard about the potential of partnering with other people for investment deals. Partnering can introduce considerable benefits to an investment deal. However, it can also introduce considerable headaches. There is nothing wrong with partnering, but just be smart about your decision to do it! When to Use An Investment Partner Whether you should use an investment ...

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Construct Your Success in Real Estate Investing: Break Down The Barriers

When it comes to constructing your success, sometimes you need to break down barriers before you can build up. Whether something needs to be demo’d or simply re-paved before you can lay down your foundation, it’s important to know what it is that’s holding you back from construction - and it’s equally important to make plans to take care of the issue. For many real estate ...

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The Zen of Lifestyle Design

You can find zen in lifestyle design. The two actually have a whole bunch in common. Lifestyle design is all about finding a way to live the life you love right now. No delaying the fun stuff until retirement, no 9-5 shifts stuck in a tiny cubicle with nothing but fluorescents to take the place of natural lighting. In a way, a very real way, lifestyle design is about living ...

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Motivation: Are You Playing for Keeps?

So, staying motivated to do something - anything - is one of the hardest things we humans can take on. There’s no way around it: staying true to your goals, desires and dreams is tough work. When it’s so tough, how do we stay motivated - especially when things aren’t always going exactly as we want them to? Sure, you could try putting a photo of yourself ...

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How to Know What Cap Rate to Shoot For on Any Given Rental Property

This question comes up a lot when shopping for rental properties: “What cap rate should I be looking for?” Well, how about we first define a cap rate? What is a Cap Rate? Cap rate is short for capitalization rate, and what this number tells you is the relationship between the sales price of a property and the income it generates. It basically tells you if you are buying an ...

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6 Ways to Get Creative With Financing Turnkey Rental Properties (From an Actual Turnkey Investor!)

Drew Pitchford, from our Turnkey Rental Properties Facebook group, recently shared about the massive success he’s found in creatively financing his turnkey rental property purchases. It was so inspiring, we asked him if he would let us share his wisdom with the Hipsters! Straight from Drew’s mouth, some creative financing tips for funding turnkey rental property purchases: Many people never get started in real estate investing due to 1 ...

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