4 Tips to Combat the Analysis Paralysis That Comes From TMI (Too Much Information)

Man, can I think of plenty of places there is just way “too much information” (TMI) floating around these days. Do I even have to mention seeing what people eat for breakfast every morning on social media? It’s not new news that we have absurd amounts of information floating around the internet, social media, and cell phones these days, but is it affecting real estate investors too? Yes! When ...

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How to Buy Real Estate with Your Credit Card

That’s right. I said it. Use your credit card. I’m sure most of you have heard the explanation of bad debt versus good debt. Bad debt is when you finance purchases like flat screen TVs, cars, vacations, or…look out, I’m about to say it… your own home. Good debt is when you finance purchases that will give you a return. Education is a big one. Another ...

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Is an Appraisal an Accurate Representation of Market Value?

Is an Appraisal an Accurate Representation of Market Value? No. Well, not always at least. The question has come up from numerous buyers I know on whether they should they buy a property that appraises for less than the purchase price. I know this one is going to spark some debate, so rather than try to sway you one way or another I’m going to explain this whole appraisal ...

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Rockstar Investing. Why It Can Be Simple.

Let’s get straight to this. Our country is in a recession, the news channels are swamped with statistics about unemployment and decreasing housing values, and banks are paying 1% on your money, if you are lucky. Sound familiar? I don’t watch the news. I don’t watch the news because I get tired of hearing the ‘woe as me’ topics, which are just nonstop on any news program. I ...

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The Blue Chip Way To Invest In Real Estate

The stock market is often thought of as something of a gamble. Stocks go up and down on a dime. When it comes to investing in the stock market, there are certain stocks that are thought of as bringing security, profitability and safety: they're called 'blue chips'. Blue chip stocks usually cost more to buy into - but the cost is considered well worth it for the security investing in ...

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The 4 Main Risks of Owning Rental Properties (& How to Mitigate Them!)

Most would argue that the risks of owning rental properties are fairly obvious, yet you’d be surprised how many people ask me what they actually are. If you are brand new to real estate investing, it would make total sense that you might not completely understand the specific risks in a way that allow for a bigger picture view. This is simply because you don’t know what factors ...

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Hitting Your ROI Out of the Ball Park

Spring - and baseball - are almost here. Excited? We are! Today we are drawing inspiration from one of America's favorite past times. There's just something about the smell of peanuts, hot dogs, cold beer and a sea of people all wearing the same hat as you, isn't there? Beyond the decidedly American ambiance, this sport requires its players to be clever and make well-considered moves that deliver results. Like ...

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The 2% Rule: Fact, Fiction, or Feasible?

It’s whatever you want it to be. Have you ever heard the reasoning of why people buy something being that they “buy on emotion and justify with logic”? I think the 2% rule, as well as the 50% rule and any other related rule, falls into this realm of reasoning. I’m not sure how exactly, but I’m certain it does. Fact The “2% rule” isn’t really a rule as ...

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