All Real Estate Investing Blog Posts (691)

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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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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0055 Ask Your Bank Questions, BEFORE You Start Doing Business With Them [Video]

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This is a video that explains how you can assert a little more control over your credit, and obtaining financing from banks or credit unions. Many of these questions may seem obvious, but people don't tend to ask and it does have an effect on what financing offers will be available to you. Be persistent, and make these questions a…

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0054 Plumbing: DIY or Contract It Out? [Video]

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Here is more in the series that can save you time and money. When it comes to plumbing, Ive found that there are many smaller items you can do yourself, and save yourself some money, and learn something in the process. However, I also go over where you should hire a contractor. This is part of the Cutting Costs category i've…

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0053 How I Purchased My Rental Properties [Video]

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A common question I get asked if how did I purchase my rental properties. This was through 4 different products/financing instruments: 1) Conventional Mortgage 2) Depleting my 401k 3) Titling My Car 4) Personal Loan From the Credit Union. Enjoy as I talk about my journey to rental property ownership!



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0052 Audience Question: Do I Create An LLC Before or After I Purchase My Rental? [Video]

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This audience question is submitted by Joan P. Thank you! Her question was do you create your LLC before or after you purchase your rental property. If you are going to go the LLC route (and I discuss reasons why some people have rightly chosen not to), then you need to create the LLC before. This is make sure their are no problems…

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0051 Mentor/Mentee Investor Success Story!! [Video]

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Here is Mike Kim, who I mentored through his first real estate investment. When Mike heard that I purchased real estate investment property under 30k, he was intrigued and interested in hearing more. Back then, we were co-workers just discussing investing. With his interest peaked, we both went and searched for investment properties,…

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0050 Don’t Purchase On Court House Steps!! [Video]

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Don't purchase on court house steps. I will caveat this and say UNLESS you can clearly see inside every window, in every room, and you have a LOT of experience in real estate investing, or you have a home inspector with you. If you are new to real estate investing, the amount of time, effort, and cash on hand you need is not worth it…

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0049 Section 8 Renters Are Now In The Surburbs [Video]

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Despite what people think about the neighborhoods that I invest in, with finding investment properties under $30k, the truth is that the thought of "Section 8" renters and what that comes with just isn't the case. I put "section 8 " in quotes because its a loaded term and I don't agree with how everyone uses it to judge a potential…

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0048 How To Invest If You Don’t Make A Lot Of Money [Video]

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A lot of people have dreams of making it in real estate, but their reality and job doesn't get them to their goals. I just want to share a couple of stories with the audience of a couple of people I've met or read from, and even got inspiration from, that were in positions where this mindset could have stopped them from accomplishing…

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0047 Audience Question: How Much Cashflow Makes A Property Worth Investing In? [Video]

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This was an audience question submitted by JoanP, and thank you very much! Cashflow is an important part of real estate investing, because when you are earning more than what your monthly costs are, now you're in business. Monthly cash flow is the amount of net cash left over after covering mortgage, repairs, taxes, insurance, etc. The…

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0046 What To Do Once You Pay Off Your First Mortgage [Video]

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The choice of what to do when if you have any positive cash flow (cash flow being the profit you make monthly/annually after accounting mortgage, taxes, repair expenses), and whether to keep that money in your pocket or pay off your investment is a personal decision. For some, the choice can be keep the money, and to get more leverage…

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0045 Sacrifices You Should Make To Become A Real Estate Investor [Video]

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This episodes focuses on some aspects of your lifestyle that you will need to modify in order to become successful in real estate. Actually, its what I recommend doing before you even start real estate investing. Unless you're born with a silver spoon in your mouth, there needs to be a change in how often you go out with your friends,…

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0044 Built In Property Tax Protection For Your Real Estate Investment [Video]

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This post goes over the important of always watching property taxes, and how the the coming economic trends are showing that property taxes will definitely be raised to make up for shortfalls in city and state budgets due to ever declining tax revenues. However, investing in houses under $30,000 has built in protections naturally to…

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0043 Audience Question Long Distance Maintenance And Snow Removal [Video]

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Hello! This is an audience question submitted by Joan P, on how to deal with maintenance issues when your long distance like snow removal. I understand where she is coming from, and I am sure that you in the audience have the same questions, and a little bit of fear and uncertainty around the edges when it comes to these…

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0042 Some Markets You Just Cant Afford [Video]

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Depending on where you are in the world, or in the country, there may be some things that are just keeping you from starting on your real estate investing career: You just may be in a market where it absolutely makes sense for you NOT to invest in real estate! Real estate is 100% about the numbers, and it is secondly about property and…

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0041 Excuses To Be Aware Of: Why The Rent Is Late [Video]

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I have heard many reasons of why the rent is late. If you're going to get into real estate investing for rental income, welcome to the club! Seriously, everyone is different, but if hearing some of my experience rings a bell, or helps you in your real estate investing, then I will share all I have heard from previous tenant on why they…

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0040 Audience Question Whats The Closing Process Like [Video]

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Here is another audience question. This is an overview of the common patterns I see in closing. Depending on if your extremely new or experienced, this may be a lot more helpful to people who are new to real estate investing, but maybe some commonality can be shared amongst experienced investors. Enjoy!



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