How to Survive Real Estate Investing: 12 Life-Changing Tips

What better way to celebrate a weekend than to sit back, relax about investing, and gain a little motivation? Whether you are a brand new investor and struggling over the hurdles of getting started, or you are a more advanced investor and just hitting the usual obstacles, it always helps to take a deep breath, exhale, and calm down. The perfect analogy is lifting weights at the gym. Almost every ...

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How to Calculate Numbers on a Rental Property! (video)

Running numbers on a potential rental property to buy doesn't have to be hard. Once you know the formula, you can use the same one every time so you can run the numbers very quickly. This explanation does not include rehabbing, but those numbers can be added in easily! For a detailed explanation of calculating rental property numbers (so easy you can do it on a napkin!), check out one ...

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3 Types of Paralyzed Real Estate Investors (& How to Overcome Inaction)

You want to buy real estate investments, you’ve done research, you’ve almost pulled the trigger… but you haven’t done it. Well, you aren’t the only one. There are so many people out there who want it so bad they can taste it, but they don’t do it. Why?! Very likely, if you are one of these people, you fall into one of three categories of ...

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How to Be a Terrible Cash Flow Investor (7 Guidelines for Ultimate Failure!)

That’s right. Instructions on how to be a terrible cash flow investor are finally here. Make sure you follow all of these recommendations to ensure ultimate success! Once you have decided cash-flow investing is the way you want to go, follow these simple guidelines and you are certain to go broke in no time at all.* Are you ready? *Note: Do not follow these guidelines. Check out the rest ...

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How to Best Structure a Partnership for Investing in Rental Properties

Disclaimer: I am not a legal or tax professional, and all matters of real estate partnering should go through either legal or tax professionals (or both) before being implemented. I hear the question quite a bit: How can a partnership be structured for investing in rental properties? I assume I get this question a lot because if you’ve read many of my articles, you know that I have used ...

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What You Should Know About Investing in U.S. Properties From Abroad

How many of you are either U.S. citizens living abroad or not a U.S. citizen and wondering if and/or how you can invest in U.S. real estate? If you are wondering if it is possible—yes, you can absolutely invest in U.S. real estate (and should!). Investing in U.S. real estate is not difficult, but there are some extremely important things you need to ...

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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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Surviving the Hell We Call Property Management

To invest out-of-state or to not invest out-of-state? That is the question. You mean I might have to trust someone else to take care of my property? Have you lost your mind? Yes, I have lost my mind. Welcome to the idea of professional property management. Property managers don’t have good reputations (and rightfully so in most cases). I get it. I actually don’t argue the reputation because ...

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