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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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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Why I Buy Turnkey Rental Properties and How I Know Where to Buy Them.

So most of my investing lately has been in turkey rental properties. Some people discourage turnkeys because the purchase prices are seemingly higher than what they think you should be able to get a good investment property for, or because the calculated returns aren't "as high" as if you buy a normal property and rehab it yourself. Well, to briefly counter both of those arguments- if you have the desire ...

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A Hands-Off Way To Build Passive Income

We all know how it feels to worry about losing your job, paying off student loans, or having enough money to pay for your children’s education. kinda sucks to know that despite working all of your life and constantly chasing debt, you might enter your golden years without anything close to what you need for your day-to-day living expenses. And while it might be worth it if ...

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All Systems Are Go! The Importance of Crafting Systems for Real Estate Investment

Everything has a system. Think about how many systems go into getting a space shuttle up and off the ground! Some businesses have clearly defined systems (think: sharp looking skyscrapers that jet up into the sky) while some businesses have more of a vernacular approach (think: old farmhouses with random additions here and there). In fact, everything we do or achieve in life happens by way of a system. Some ...

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Investing in Rentals Locally vs. From Afar: Which is REALLY a Better Strategy?

I do so love to tackle “big debate” topics! I know this one — whether you should invest in rental properties locally to where you live or if it’s okay to invest non-locally — definitely hits a lot of hot spots on the BiggerPockets Forums, so I figure, let’s bring the wrestling match over to the blog! As you will always hear me say, regardless of the rights or wrongs ...

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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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Don’t Let RE Investing Defeat You.

Meet Cat. He was a stray who walked into a friend's house and wouldn't leave. He has since turned into a total character and my friend is always sending me pictures of him. His "defeated" look here is the inspiration for this post! Wanted to give credit where credit is due. I was at the gym the other day lifting weights when I started thinking about the similarities between going ...

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4 Steps to Ensure You’re NOT Getting Duped by a Turnkey Provider

How many of us, especially as we first start getting into real estate investing, are concerned we are getting duped? I’d venture to say quite a few! I know I did when I started out. I was certain every dude in a suit was out to take me for everything I was worth. Luckily, I happened to meet people I really valued and ended up being able to trust, ...

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