My Zen Garden Punched Your Zen Garden Right In The Nose

“No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.” ~Hugh Johnson The space in which you inhibit matters - big time.  How we live, where we live, the bodies in which we live - it’s kind of a personal thing. As they say, one man’s weed is another man’s wildflower. Food for thought, huh? Think about your own environment - and ...

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Invest in a Real Estate Fund rather than in Properties

Requirement: You have to be an accredited investor to invest in a real estate fund. Wonder what an accredited investor is? Reasons to consider investing in a real estate fund: Allows you to be diversified across a number of properties rather than placing all your capital into one project, which diversifies the riskOffers the financial benefits and returns of owning real estate without the direct responsibility of owning and operating ...

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The One Piece of Advice That Changed the Course of My Real Estate Career

It’s the holidays again — don’t they seem to keep coming around fast? I hope everyone has had a chance to connect with their family members and friends this past week, and most importantly, I hope everyone has had a chance to relax! I know I have. I’d barely be able to do any work right now if I tried — it seems that no one is available for ...

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How To Invest In Real Estate Like Robert Kiyosaki (Even With A Full Time Job)

Get Access To Our 10-Minute Plan to Financial Freedom Do you want to become a successful investor like Robert Kiyosaki? Yet don’t have the time to actually look at enough investment properties… Or know what separates a good deal from a bad one? By the end of this article, you’ll know how to buy investment properties that put money in your pocket every month (without giving up your ...

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BiggerPockets. I Need Your Ideas.

If you have never read the BiggerPockets website, you are missing out as an investor. BiggerPockets is awesome. They have a forum where you can post any question you have and the community can respond, they have awesome blogs that are incredibly educational and cover several aspects of real estate investing, and it's really a great way to explore the world of real estate investing. The best part? I got ...

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5 Risks of Buying Rental Properties in Declining Markets

You’ve probably heard that the key to real estate investing is “location, location, location.” This is true for all different aspects of a property’s location—the larger metro market it is located in, the specific area of town, and even the specific neighborhood. Some cities can literally vary street to street in terms of where is good to buy and where isn’t good to buy. The very ...

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Battle of the Cap Rates

Want higher ones, right? I don’t. Confused? I don’t blame you. You heard me right. I am just recently more impressed with 7-10% cap rates than 12%+ cap rates. I’ve had just enough experience in the rental property world to teach me that there is some real value in not ruling out those lower cap rates! What is a Cap Rate? A cap rate is a measure of ...

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The Lumbersexual’s Guide to Yard Work

What is a lumbersexual one may ask?  The answer to that question can be very hard to answer. From his skinny jeans, to his red flannel shirts and his perfectly groomed hair and beard, the lumbersexual is a hip male that has transcended beyond his former type: the metrosexual. The lumbersexual is always a very handsome, muscular figment that portrays a “get your hands dirty” type of gentleman that has ...

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3 Reasons Why Success in Real Estate Investing Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Real estate investing is hard! Wait, let me clarify. Real estate investing doesn’t require a college degree or a high IQ. Anyone can do it. Real estate investing is hard because there are so many options and components to it. While it may look like some people become successful overnight, it’s just not the case. What people don’t see is the behind-the-scenes time and effort it takes ...

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