Sep 22, 2007, 10:05,
FSBO—For Sale By Owner—properties offer many opportunities to you to get built-in financing.
Oct 21, 2006, 20:39,
Real estate investors should look beyond the usual sources like classifieds in local newspapers to identify real estate properties for investment. Public record offices are one such valuable source of information. Besides saving valuable time, the records give you reliable and generally updated historical information about the property.
Sep 23, 2006, 10:20,
This article describes ways of finding a real estate agent for a real estate investor for mutual benefit. The real estate investor must be aware how a real estate agent operates and what he can expect from him.
Sep 12, 2006, 15:54,
This article will provide you with tips and information on how to sell your condo as quickly as possible.
Aug 6, 2006, 00:29,
Real Estate investment requires you to manage the property in more hands-on fashion, especially when you're new to the business.
Jul 24, 2006, 15:32,
Many people are considering real estate investments over other options because of safety and stability. However, not all real estate investments yield similar results. Here are some tips on becoming a successful real estate investor and reaping good results from real estate investing.
Jul 9, 2006, 17:06,
you will ensure yourself of getting the best deal for the price that you can afford.
Jun 16, 2006, 23:31,
As you can see, finding homes for sale is not a difficult process. Even though the internet has taken over a large part of the real estate industry, you can still try more traditional methods. Regardless of what option you choose, you should not have any problems finding homes for sale.
Jun 5, 2006, 09:36,
Most of the real estate investors find it difficult to deal with no equity deals. With some basic skills and tricks, you can master the art of making profits from no-equity deals.
Jun 1, 2006, 15:49,
Advice on how to sell an investment property quickly so that you can move onto the next deal.
Jun 1, 2006, 15:44,
Learn how to get started on a profitable career as a real estate investor, even if you don’t have much money to start with.
May 11, 2006, 14:43,
Real estate continues to be one of the best places to put your money. Find the best propeties at the best prices.
Mar 15, 2006, 21:02,
The idea of converting a primary residence to an investment property has always had a certain appeal.
Mar 15, 2006, 07:22,
Depreciation is the expense claimed each year to write off a portion of a capital asset. You can claim this deduction over a number of years.
Mar 10, 2006, 09:40,
Many new investors approach real estate with the goal of replacing the income and benefits of their full-time jobs with the rental and sale income from their properties.
Mar 3, 2006, 08:09,
I would like to find some distressed single family homes that I can buy at an under-market price, fix up, and sell for a profit. But when I look at properties that are listed for sale in the local Multiple Listing Service, I find that by the time I pay the asking price, put in the necessary repair costs, and then pay holding and sale costs, there¡¯s absolutely no profit left! Surely there are some good deals in the MLS; what¡¯s the secret to finding them?
Feb 24, 2006, 10:09,
The appraiser will usually state three values, one for the land, one for the structure, and finally one for the combined market value of the property.
Jan 7, 2006, 10:28,
Profitable opportunities in real estate investments can be found in any city or town throughout the United States. You only need to develop an eye to spot these opportunities.
Jan 6, 2006, 02:35,
Another source would be to call both your state's real estate department, and the state s real estate department where you are looking to purchase. They may be able to answer your questions. Of course, all of this can be avoided by making sure you never put yourself in a situation in which you want to cancel.
Jan 6, 2006, 02:15,
There are a lot of people out there who feel there is some universal law that allows them to cancel within a certain period
of time after they have signed a purchase agreement to buy real estate or a manufactured home. If you ask most people they will
tell you either they have three days or fifteen days to cancel. This is not true.
Jan 4, 2006, 11:37,
In my opinion, the first property you should buy should be residential. A single family residence with a unit in the back or a duplex would be ideal.
Nov 14, 2005, 21:01,
If you own real estate, it's important to manage your investments as you would mange a business.
Oct 18, 2005, 04:11,
When viewing a neighborhood for investment property listings, what US area would be the most profitable for me?
Sep 20, 2005, 13:11,
Because you’re not likely to pay cash for your home, you undoubtedly want to determine how much borrowing power you can safely muster. Fortunately, no simple answer exists.
Sep 15, 2005, 00:03,
Profitable neighborhoods always have some common characteristic you can identify, with the help from your real estate agent.
Aug 24, 2005, 15:01,
The best profits are often made at the extremes. If your aren't going to invest in million-dollar condos, why not consider the other extreme - be a slumlord.
Aug 14, 2005, 10:40,
A special guide for real estate investors - How to survive an IRS audit about your real estate investments.
Aug 12, 2005, 14:25,
First year expensing of business assets. With Section 179 first-year expensing, you can receive an upfront write-off of up to $25,000 all in one tax year to fully write-off business personal property such as computers, printers, scanners copiers, faxes, office furniture, fixtures, etc. In a 40% bracket, $10,000 immediately saves you $4,000 in taxes. .
Aug 9, 2005, 14:50,
Millions of ordinary people own Real Estate, yet nearly all struggle on a daily basis. They have jobs and bills, what do the 8/10 millionaires surveyed do differently with Real Estate that more then likely you don't? They control profits not assets.
Aug 9, 2005, 10:30,
Listing real estate online can be a great way to let buyers know what is out there and it gives sellers a chance to show their home to people all over the world. However, the problem lies in the fact that most people still want to tour the home, inside and out, before buying it. This fact gives a disadvantage to homes you can buy online. However, you can still monitor your websites and virtual real estate listings to determine if they are worthwhile and working or not.
Aug 8, 2005, 19:08,
Take this little survey: The most important key to Real Estate Success is:
1. Finding Motivated Sellers
2. Funding Your Deals
4. Knowing a Good Deal when you see one
Aug 6, 2005, 15:57,
In part two of my guide to making money from real estate, I'll show you why real estate is the ultimate investment.
Aug 6, 2005, 15:01,
This article is a general guideline on how to invest in property, residential in specific. If you are seriously considering buying property try to take in some knowledge from this article. Don't stop there though. Because real estate investing can involve so many tax advantages and laws, learn more about real estate investing in your country/state so you can become an expert.
Aug 6, 2005, 14:50,
More people have become financially independent through real estate investing than any other means. But successful real estate investing is not a get rich quick scheme where you just buy and flip properties. It takes time, knowledge, education, and persistence.
Aug 6, 2005, 11:10,
As the buy to let market continues to go from strength to strength, a unique selling opportunity has been created for landlords looking to dispose of both residential and commercial buy to let property with the ability for transactions to take place directly between landlords.
Aug 5, 2005, 20:10,
Aug 5, 2005, 19:59,
Finding the real estate bargains! Some ideas for real estate investors.
Aug 2, 2005, 18:31,
Is it true real estate investing is only for the wealthy? Can you buy with 0 down? Do you need to know the "right" people? Let's take a look at some of the myths of real estate.
Aug 1, 2005, 14:56,
I had a tough time at first with real estate investment. One reason was that I tended to be a "lone wolf," trying to do too much myself. I've since learned that to do well investing in real estate, you need to a team of people you can trust and rely on. Below are some possible team members, and what they need to be on the team.
Aug 1, 2005, 13:55,
Making money in real estate is an endless subject which includes all the various types of real estate investments - land, apartment buildings, homes, commercial buildings and more. Whichever type however, you'll make your profits in some of the basic ways listed below. Why not use this list to get yourself thinking of the possibilities?
Jul 31, 2005, 18:05,
Whether you intend to buy properties and rent them out, or if you just want to pickup a few fixer uppers and flip them for profit, I recommend a very simple risk free process called 'scouting' that will help prepare you to build a long-term successful business as a real estate investor.
Jul 31, 2005, 12:54,
If you want the best deals in investment properties, you can increase your odds by finding more deals. Who's more likely to get a cheap apartment building, an investor looking through the MLS listings and calling it a day, or the one that uses ten resources? Here are the ten:
Jul 31, 2005, 12:45,
An intelligent attorney I know paid $7,000 for a roof repair, only to have the roof leak during the next rain. The contractor made excuses, but never did a thing about it. Anyone can have these problems when having repairs or improvements done, but you can avoid the following mistakes when hiring a contractor.
Jul 31, 2005, 11:19,
I saw the ads in our small-town newspaper for years before I realized exactly what was going on. They were always the same: A house for sale with 5% down and payments of 1% of the purchase price. It might be a three bedroom home for $90,000, for example, with $4,500 down and $900 per month payments.
Jul 30, 2005, 16:14,
Just like most things real estate investing can be broken down into easy to learn steps.
Jul 27, 2005, 10:47,
"Creative" real estate is non-traditional, which means that most people don't do it this way. Thus, most people you speak with will tell you it won't work. If you tell them you heard it in a seminar or a course you bought from a late-night television "guru," they will laugh and call you "gullible." Attorneys and other
professionals will denounce it, because it sounds unusual. Keep in mind that these people are either threatened by their own lack of success or are looking to protect their own butts.
Jul 25, 2005, 23:03,
Everyone generally understands that as a real estate investor, the concept is to let someone else's rent payments pay for your mortgage and to hopefully come out with a positive cash flow at the end of the month.
Jul 25, 2005, 19:29,
One of the tried and proven techniques of profiting through real estate investment is a well known three-step process. The steps to this simple process are:
Jul 25, 2005, 14:43,
Many investors are wary of the idea of renting property and the responsibilities that go with it. Unfortunately, this keeps them out of a profitable investing arena.
Jul 25, 2005, 12:10,
For investors and business persons who sell property as dealers, such as a real estate developer who subdivides land and sells lots, the Clinton Tax Act has increased the importance of the distinction between investors and dealers.
Jul 24, 2005, 17:58,
The proper action when things are going well is to pay off debt and consolidate your position. Then you will be financially strong and can go for further expansion without fear of loosing what gains you already have. When you are not deep in debt you do not have to worry about your creditors getting paid. Since the usual history of a business is cyclic (boom and then every 7 years (plus or minus) bust) you can predict when it is time to consolidate.
Jul 24, 2005, 12:30,
Having been a landlord since the early part of 1994, I feel fairly safe in stating I've tried almost every imaginable way of collecting monthly payments from my residents. I want to run through some of these methods and let you in on the pros and cons of each technique. I'll wrap it up by telling you what I do now.
Jul 24, 2005, 11:47,
How much do you really know about investment property? Accurate research and professional expertise applied to the purchase of an investment property builds a solid foundation for financial success. You may want to work with a REALTOR who can help to identify the great opportunities in investment properties in the area of your choice. Or, you may choose to do the work on your own. A REALTOR can provide the inside line on properties with potential in the geographic area where you are looking for property. If you do choose to work with a REALTOR, you will save time, and you may have more choices and opportunities.
Jul 24, 2005, 11:41,
Tenants in Common is a way of sharing ownership of property among two or more people. Each tenant holds an undivided interest in the property, and each tenant may own a different size portion of the property.
Jul 23, 2005, 17:55,
REITs receive special tax considerations, and typically offer investors high yields as well as a highly liquid method of investing in real estate.
Jul 23, 2005, 12:40,
Unless you are independently wealthy, have an extremely high annual income, or plan on hitting the Powerball lottery, sooner or later, you'll have to learn how to generate cash profits from your Real Estate ventures. The old joke "How do you make a million dollars in Real Estate? Start with 2 million!" has become real for more people than care to be counted.
Jul 23, 2005, 12:21,
Sometimes as Real Estate Investors we fail to grasp the basics of our business. And by failing to grasp the basics, we cost ourselves untold time, money and aggravation. The "Buying Process" falls into this category.
Jul 22, 2005, 12:30,
Today, I am going to start a multi-part series about how to go from being a beginning investor to being ¡°financially independent¡± in a steady and predictable way. At our website, we get tons of e-mails about how do I start, how do I start with little $¡¯s, etc., etc., etc. If you are asking this question, congratulations because you are ahead of most. All of us have been there at some point.
Jul 21, 2005, 16:27,
Below are three vehicles that can increase the wealth of the real estate entrepreneur.
Jul 21, 2005, 11:52,
Subordination and substitution of collateral are two fancy real estate techniques that can be used to raise huge sums of cash from real estate.
Jul 20, 2005, 22:48,
There was a time once when I spent hours going through the classified ads looking for little tiny clues to lead me to properties. I bought many good properties and thought I was doing great. I hired people to help in the calling and in the paperwork. Things seemed to go pretty smoothly.
Jul 20, 2005, 18:35,
Did you know that often times the difference between a successful real estate investor and one who either loses money or never really plays the game to begin with comes down to two things?
Those two things are...
Jul 19, 2005, 08:10,
Here is the most important rule you must know about property investing: present yourself with confidence to the real estate agent. If you¡¯re property investing and trying to buy your first property and you have never really dealt with a real estate agent, you¡¯re probably not going to get a bargain. Most likely later, after you¡¯ve made offers and gotten them accepted, will you then get better deals.
Jul 18, 2005, 19:08,
Are you a newbie or frustrated real estate investor? This article cuts through the mountains and complexities of real estate investing and introduces you to the world of Wholesale Real Estate Investing, including 3 quick sources to get you started.
Jul 18, 2005, 11:15,
My grandfather used to always tell me
A bargain is worth just as much as you paid for it!
What does this mean? It means that taking short cuts and using the lowest bid may cost you more in the long run.
Jul 18, 2005, 08:35,
A "Bird-Dog" is someone who identifies a good Real Estate investment opportunity and puts the property under contract with the sole intent of assigning that contract for a fee to a rehabber to repair and resell. For the purpose of this article the term Birddogging and Flipping will mean the SAME thing.
Jul 17, 2005, 08:18,
If purchased properly, real estate is one of the safer investments in our nation. The population is going to continue to increase and people need a place to live. Whether it is renting a property, buying low and selling high, or helping the first time home buyer, there is money to be made in the real estate market.
Jul 17, 2005, 08:04,
When analyzing the personal budget of a borrower, lenders use two different debt ratios to determine if the borrower can afford his obligations.
Jul 16, 2005, 14:05,
I would like to share some ideas with you to help you increase your income on each property that you already own. Any way that you can increase your income on a property is worth looking into. There are many ways to increase your income without increasing the rent itself. You may know some of these and you may not but sometimes it is just as important to be reminded, as it is to learn something new.
Jul 13, 2005, 08:51,
Many consumers are baffled by the onslaught of foreclosure reporting, listing or information services. Many are confused about the different types of information available or even the kind of information they need...
Jul 12, 2005, 13:25,
Buying foreclosures at the Sheriff's Sale (or Auction as it's commonly known) is one of the best ways to make big profits in the distressed property business. It is also the easiest way to lose your shirt...
Jul 12, 2005, 11:13,
You want to invest in which types of real estate? Land, apartment buildings, rentals houses - they each have their advantages...
Jul 10, 2005, 17:37,
There are 4 phases, or lifecycles, to real estate and here is how it often goes.
Jul 9, 2005, 14:17,
This list is important for real estate investing newbies to know because when I was a newbie wholesaler I tended to feel grateful that someone would even talk to me about buying one of my properties. I let my guard down and didn't weed out the bad buyers. It wasn't fun! So here are a few quick tips for weeding out the bad buyers.
Jul 9, 2005, 11:38,
I know that one of the toughest things for a beginning investor is negotiating deals. We are often our own worst enemy when it comes to this. For the most part, I think that when we envision good negotiators, we see smooth talking individuals with an answer for everything. For many of us, this is a horrifying vision because smooth and slick does not come naturally to us and, if we¡¯re honest, we don¡¯t want to come across that way. So how do we negotiate a good deal when we don¡¯t have the gift of ¡°slick¡±, and we don¡¯t want to become ¡°slick¡±?
Jul 9, 2005, 11:29,
I am certainly not going to take any credit for coming up with the term ¡°prehabbing¡± or inventing it as a method of real estate investing. However, I do want to share with you what I have been doing in this super hot real estate market in Baltimore.
Jul 8, 2005, 23:58,
If you already own your home, you can make money in real estate and never buy another property.
Jul 8, 2005, 18:31,
A house properly priced is half sold. But there are plenty of ways to price it improperly...
Jul 8, 2005, 11:10,
"CMA" is an abbreviation real estate agents use for a Comparative Market Analysis. A CMA gives an estimated sale price for a property given current market conditions.
Jul 8, 2005, 10:50,
This exciting series shows investors how they can progress from having very little capital to becoming financially free in very short time with minimal risk.
Jul 7, 2005, 10:54,
When you buy properties as a landlord, you begin building net worth.
When you buy properties to fix up and sell, you begin generating cash.
Jul 6, 2005, 21:33,
Leasing and tracking and getting the most from your current real estate collection; Landlording; Calculating your property potential cash flow; Real estate calculations...
Jul 6, 2005, 21:24,
Before you value your property you must arrive at two important figures:
1. The lowest price you will accept for your property
2. The ideal price you would like to achieve
Jul 6, 2005, 08:49,
Hit the Jackpot, Strike it Rich in Real Estate, and Quit Your Job
Jul 6, 2005, 08:43,
When I first started investing, I would run around town and pick up checks throughout the month. If someone started on, say March 10th, I would set their payment date as the tenth of every month. I have discovered that a lot of other investors follow this same procedure.
Jul 6, 2005, 08:37,
What is foreclosure? Foreclosure is the process which occurs when a lien holder takes back a property from a homeowner through a legal procedure.The process usually occurs when a homeowner is behind on payments, but can also be for non-performance of a specific responsiblitly, such as keeping taxes current.
Jul 6, 2005, 00:23,
I thought I had heard it all. And then a couple weeks ago a guy with whom I attended high school approached me about purchasing houses. But he had a different twist.
Jul 4, 2005, 09:34,
Why Eviction Listings?
The idea behind targeting eviction listings is to contact a landlord who is having to evict their tenant for not paying their rent. This is a perfect time to catch the landlord when they are frustrated with the property and most likely to consider selling. This is also the time when the landlord does not have any cash flow coming in from the property and may be under pressure financially.
Jul 4, 2005, 09:26,
Under a land trust agreement, a Trustee holds title to a property for the benefit of the beneficiary. The beneficiary has the power to direct the Trustee under the terms of the trust. Therefore, the Trustee manages and deals with the property directly under the direction of the beneficiaries.
Jul 3, 2005, 12:24,
Private lenders are individuals you can borrow money through without going through a mortgage broker. This can be anyone who has money either on-hand, in an IRA account, or in stocks or bonds that can be liquidated.
Jul 3, 2005, 10:02,
By knowing how to make money on deals which have no equity, you’ll be able to do deals most other investors can’t. This eliminates most of your competition.
Jul 3, 2005, 09:56,
A short sale is simply getting a lender to take less than what is owed on the loan.
The term “short sale?comes from the fact that the seller will be selling you their property for a price which leaves them “short?of the money to pay off their loan. For example, if a seller owes the lender $50,000 on their property, and the seller sells the property to you for $40,000, the seller is going to be roughly $10,000 short of money to pay off the lender. Thus the term “short sale?
Jul 3, 2005, 09:48,
If you cannot get a seller to deed you the property, another way to buy it is with a Lease Option, where you lease the property from the seller with the option to buy.
Jul 3, 2005, 01:29,
The first thing you do in any investment is to decide what type of investment it will be and what you’re going to do with the property. Will you turn the deal over to another investor for a quick finder’s fee, or will you fix the property up and sell it retail to a homebuyer who will live in it. Maybe you’ll want to keep the property as an income-producing rental, or maybe you’ll create a no money down deal for yourself to live in.
Jun 29, 2005, 14:43,
Top 11.5 criteria for selecting an Orlando Investment Property which includes recommended square feet, cost per square feet, investment amenities, floor plan recommendations, property management methods and more.
Jun 27, 2005, 00:05,
Avoid 12 Common Mistakes Made by Novice Investors and Ensure High Rates of Return!
Jun 16, 2005, 07:18,
When you start investing in real estate, some terminology is necessary. Developing a professional vocabulary builds a solid foundation for your career and gives you a "head start."
Jun 16, 2005, 06:59,
Your financial destiny in real estate investing is sealed BEFORE you walk into a real estate closing as a buyer. You have set in concrete your profit (or loss) before you turn the door knob to enter the office of your attorney or title company at closing. The payoff of the transaction under anticipation is predetermined when the contract is signed between you as the buyer and the other party who is the seller.
May 20, 2005, 10:17,
This is a question I get almost everyday from either our web site GetPreconstructionProfit.com or from my individual investment activities. The question is "How Can I Be Profitable When We Are In A Real Estate Bubble"?
May 18, 2005, 08:56,
You've seen them. The TV infomercials, the full page newspaper ads, the direct mail letters. Take cover! We are under attack from the real estate gurus.