January 2014 Blog Posts (77)

0076 Mortgage Loan Definitions You NEED To Know! [Video]

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Here is another interview with Kwasi Jenkins, who shares with us the loan definitions everyone needs to know, why they need to know it, and how knowing it will make getting their mortgages smoother. Terms this will help you understand are:



What are Conforming Vs Non-Conforming Loans?

What are Assets?

What are…

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Added by AffordableREI on January 27, 2014 at 1:54am — No Comments

0075 Long Distance Snow Removal Part II [Video]

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I answered this question previously, but I rely heavily on property management to take care of these details. I questioned a Wiscounsin real estate investor colleague of mine regarding this, and she gave me her tips since she does not have property management responsible for these items. Enjoy!

Thank you so much!

Lisa…

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0074 Interview With Dawn Anastazi and Sub 30k Real Estate Investing [Video]

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Today I have Dawn Anastazi on as a guest who also invests in homes that are under 30k. I guess its because we are both in IT, but the numbers just made so much more sense this way, which is why we invested in these working class neighborhoods while everyone else told us to stay away. Please listen to the interview, you will learn…

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0073 Emergency Credit Part II [Video]

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This may help give you some solid guidance on raising your credit score! This is to follow on my earlier video on emergency credit. I needed to replace a roof (I should have replaced 2 years ago, when i simply repaired it). I was applied to 6 different credit cards, and was approved for 2 that had 6-9 months 0% balance transfers. This…

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0072 BiggerPockets Reblog: A Year To Do A Rental Property Renovation? Sometimes…. [Video]

Hi, here's a little story about a year long odyssey of my year long renovation of my second rental property. I paid 13k for a row home in Baltimore, MD and it took me a year to complete the renovation and get a tenant in. I'll share why this took so long, and why that was okay.

Thank you so much!

Lisa Phillps…

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0071 BiggerPockets Reblog: Check Your Emotions At The Door, Newbies! [Video]

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As a beginning real estate investor, and even now, I realize the WORST mistakes that I suffered through occurred because of emotion-based decisions. I'm an emotional temperament, which means I can get caught up in the fervor more so than most. However, as I learn from my previous mistakes and lessons, I see that even though I remain…

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0070 Interview Joe Fairless’ First Syndication Deal [Video]

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This is an amazing interview with Joe Fairless, someone who jumped from four rental income properties, to raising a 1.6 million dollars to acquire his first apartment building. Please joins us as you get into : 1) The art of syndication and raising money 2) unique traits that Joe brought to the table 3) How Joe purchased 4 rental…

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0069 Audience Question: Investor Friendly RE Agents, Investing Outside of California, and More [Video]

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Here are a few more audience questions for today: 1) How can a Real Estate Agent people know she is Investor Friendly 2) How do you know when you have a deal? 3) California is expensive, can I invest out of state?



Thank you so much!

Lisa Phillps…

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0068 An Interview about College Campuses and Working Class Communities [Video]

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Please listen to this interview with Alex Anderson, a Milwaukee real estate investor, as we discuss his low balling offers, and his burgeoning niche market of working class Thai, Hmong, Laotian community for cash flow. This is an interview filled with a lot of insight into how one can go about making deals on houses and for…

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0066 Obtaining A Mortgage, The Rules Of Engagement (Part 1) [Video]

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Today I welcome guest Kwasi Jenkins, who has 8 years experience as both a mortgage officer and loan processor. The loan processor is the person that communicates between the borrower, the mortgage officer (sales man), and the underwriter (final reviewer after all policies and regulators have been approved). This is a great interview,…

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0065 CompareCredit com and Emergency Lines of Credit (Part 1) [Video]

Here it a two part series regarding emergency credit situation, and online resources that can help you get funding for small to large installations when combined and done strategically. I needed to replace a roof (I should have replaced it a year and a half ago, but I only patched it. Check out my article…

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0064 Audience Questions: Financing, Quickest Way To Close First Deal, and Coordinating Contractors [Video]

These were questions that were submitted when members first signed up for my newsletter, and got their first crack at submitting their first questions. The questions addressed today are: 1) How did I go about financing my rental properties and their subsequent renovations 2) Whats the quickest way to close your first deal 3) Can a contractor go…

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0063 Tips On Investing In Real Estate in The Inner City – BiggerPockets Guest Article [Video]

http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsbl... - There are a quite a few investors who brave the perils of buying and holding properties for basement prices, all in the name of real estate investing and consistent $400+ cash flows. These areas can range from quaint working class areas to working…

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0062 How To Handle Basement Water Leaks Repairs! [Video]

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For those of you thinking of investing in properties with basements, trust me, water leakage is a common problem but there are steps you can take one by one to fix the issue. Please listen today as I discuss the 3 main steps of fixing basement water leaks: 1) Fixing the Gutters To Route Water Away From Your House (so water does not…

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0061 Audience Questions: Lead and Mold Removal, Finding Tenants, and Renovation Costs [Video]

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Here are audience questions submitted through the survey that is sent when you sign up for my newsletter. I will give you my advice on the following: 1) What Do You Do About Lead Paint 2) What Was The Breakdown Of The 13k House 3) What About Flood Damage - Did I handle It Myself Or Hire It Out 4) What Is Your Vetting Process For…

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Added by AffordableREI on January 17, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

0060 BiggerPockets Blog: The Truth About Cheap Properties and War Zones [Video]

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here is my weekly guest post contribution to BiggerPockets, the largest real estate investing blog on the planet! :-) Here is a link to the entry if you want to check it out: http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsbl... BiggerPockets Youtube Video:…

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Added by AffordableREI on January 17, 2014 at 1:21pm — No Comments

0059 Find Geographic And Economic Indicators To Determine The Best Cities To Invest In [Video]

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There are anchors you can look for, on google maps or just by doing a search of the local industries, that give you a great example cities to invest in. In this episode, I share with you the geographical anchors you can spot by looking at an address on google maps, as well as other economic anchors that can really tell a lot about a…

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Added by AffordableREI on January 17, 2014 at 1:20pm — No Comments

0058 Do Your Repairs Up Front And Save Yourself A Headache! [Video]

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This is a little story time about lessons learned about how you want to do all of your repairs up front, before you start renting the property out. This is for many reasons, least of which is that it can save you money in the long run by fixing problems before they become larger, as well as giving your tenants a truly functional place…

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0057 Why You Should Buy and Hold Vs Flip [Video]

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Now, before I start, there are many SUCCESSFUL flippers. However, I am speaking of why buy and hold CAN be a better long term strategy for two key reasons 1) Return of taxes in regular and ordinary income and 2) More asset flexibility. Once I renovate A property, I am tempted to flip it, but I keep thinking how that will take me back…

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0056 Audience Question: Should You Purchase A Tenant Occupied Property [Video]

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This Audience Question is submitted by Joan P. Thanks Joan! Good luck on your real estate investing! Yes, purchasing tenant occupied property can work out, you just need to do your due diligence. This involves seeing 6 months of rent payments, doing a walk through to see how the tenants are keeping up the house, viewing the current…

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