4 Buying Criteria for Rental Property (& How I Determine a Good Deal)

I most often get asked about my buying criteria as it relates to turnkey rental properties because that is what I have mostly bought over the years. However, the answers I give regarding turnkeys are really the same answers I would give for any rental property investment. What should you look for in a rental property? Are there guidelines? What factors should you consider? What about those pesky “rules of ...

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4 Hazardous Attitudes That Land Investors in Trouble

In pilot world (I’m a pilot), I had to become very familiar with the attitudes and mindsets that get pilots into trouble. I partially had to learn this to attempt to keep myself out of trouble, but I especially had to learn about these mindsets when I began teaching flying because I needed to be able to identify these attitudes in my students. Real estate investing is no different ...

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What It Takes to Be a Big-Time Investor

You want to be a for real, no joke investor. Like Kiyosaki, or Trump, or Gates, or who knows who. You don’t want to just be set for retirement. You want to make the most money in passive income you can so you are financially free and can do whatever you want. What do you need in order to make that happen? Requirements of Any Big-Time Investor 1.       Don’t ...

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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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A World Full of Donald Trumps? Um, No.

Well maybe you can be Donald Trump - you can be whoever you say you are (to a point), but certainly not all of us can or want to go that far. Anyway, you may find yourself asking:  what’s the point in delving into the world of real estate investing if I can't be Donald Trump (or even close to it)?  Well, first things first, k? The planet can ...

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DJ Your Own Life

DJ's. D.J.'s. Disc Jockeys. DJ's mix recorded records for an audience to enjoy. They take what is already existing - and make it enjoyable for themselves, and their fans. Great DJ's are translators, they are designers, they are engineers. They take raw material and turn it into something impressive, fun and danceable. They know how to  color amazing art within the lines - keeping to the beat - ...

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Turnkeys Spice Up Your Investment Portfolio

Is your investment portfolio lacking in flavor? Have you been doing the same old, same old and your routine is starting to feel a bit bland? Hipster gets that.Real estate investing is half sport, half serious business, half fun - and there are as many types of investment deals to engage in as there are spices. As you probably already know, we love to add turnkeys to everything! They ...

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Spring Cleaning Your Life: The Spirit of Transition

Ah, March. It's a complicated month. It's muddy. It's warm and then it's cold. Sometimes it snows. Sometimes it rains. Sometimes you're walking outside and the sun's hot rays take you by surprise after a long winter. March is a time of transition. It's neither winter nor spring. It's one of those in-between months. In life, we all have in-between months, don't we? Times when we are neither here nor ...

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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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