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Important Documents For Every Investor

It is important to recognize that real estate investing is a business. Like any other business there are systems, policies and procedures that must be followed. The biggest problem most new investors have is organization. Even if you only invest part time you need to stay on top of everything you are doing. Not only will this help your business gro...
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5 Tips To Help Improve The Relationship With Your Contractor

Every member of your real estate investing team is important. All it takes is just one person to drop the ball to send you in scramble mode. This can result in increased expenses, delayed turnover and rocky relationships with everyone on site. If your investing focus is rehabs and flips perhaps the most important team member is your contractor . Th...
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4 Ways To Protect Yourself & Your Business

  There is a line from the movie "Rounders" that states we rarely remember our winning poker hands, but we can cite with incredibly accuracy the big ones we have lost. The same can be said for the world of real estate investing. For every success story it is easy focusing on the ones about the terrible tenant that prompted an eviction or the u...
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5 Mortgage Items You Can’t Afford To Miss

One of the most intimidating aspects of getting a loan is t rying to sift between jargon and fact. For something as important as a mortgage there is plenty of misinformation out there. If you talk to five different people you may get five different opinions and observations about their mortgage. One person will tell you how you should take advantag...
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5 Tips For Borrowing Money From Friends, Family & Co-Workers

There are many pieces to a successful real estate transaction. You need a good property, the right price, proper vision and most importantly, financing. Without capital to put your plan in motion, nothing else matters. Fortunately, there are more financing options today than ever before. No longer do you need to solely rely on traditional lenders t...
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Multigenerational Homes in San Diego

The Phair Company is planning to build multigenerational homes in La Mesa. The development is called "La Mesa Summit Estates." This project is believed to be a solution to San Diego's housing crisis. With this development, this can lessen the number of homes to build and lessen expenses of the household as well. They downsized the number of homes t...
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Which Home Improvements Add The Most Value?

Throwing money at a property does not guarantee success. The reality is tha t finding the right updates, upgrades and improvements is not about money, but rather doing the right work for the market. Simply throwing money at a property and expecting a return will leave you frustrated and disappointed. Savvy investors know that not all updates are cr...
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10 Tips for Maximizing Small Living Spaces

How can you make the most out of your living space? With mobility on the rise and affordability getting worse, renters and homebuyers are frequently finding themselves living in tighter quarters than they'd like. Whether you desperately crave to make your current space bigger, make a new home work for your large family, or to maximize a rental or h...
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Are You Still Managing Your Own Properties?

There are legitimate pros and cons to almost every action you take in business. If you talk to ten people, five will be staunchly in favor of your action and the other five will have a completely different opinion. Thus is the case with property management. There is no disputing the value of a dedicated property manager , the only issue is whether ...
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How To Find A Buyer For Your Rehab Property Fast

In the world of real estate time is money. With every rehab property you work on it is essential that you find a buyer as quickly as possible. The interest payments, insurance and taxes don't stop until your property gets sold. The first 24 hours of any new listings is the best time to generate interest. The longer your property goes unsold the har...
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5 Items That Influence How Quickly Your Rehab Property Sells

There are several key factors that go into a successful house flip . For starters, you need to get the property at a price that works for you. Overpaying on the way in will put you behind the eight ball throughout the process. Next, you assemble the right team and do the right work, all while staying under budget. Even if things go right the final,...
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6 Red Flags With Any Rental Property Purchase

A quality rental property can completely transform your portfolio. The idea of having tenants provide you with monthly cash flow while reducing your loan balance is a very appealing thought. However, not every property makes a good rental. It is important to always do your due diligence on every prospective rental purchase you make. There are times...
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Avoid These 5 Costly Investing Mistakes

With any business, the goal should be to constantly take incremental steps forward. If you can scratch out even a small profit on every deal you will ultimately be ahead of the game. As a real estate investor, you are faced with a handful of important decisions daily. Without even knowing it at the time these decisions shape not only your day to da...
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5 Tips To Help Get Your Flip Sold Quickly

As a house flipper your job isn't over until the property is sold. You can do great rehab work but until you are at the closing table there is still more to be done. Every day that you own the property you are on the hook for the carrying costs and other expenses. It is not an exaggeration to say that with a rehab time really does equal money. Addi...
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5 Methods To Help Find More Sellers

In the world of real estate investing you are only as good as the number of leads you work on. It is not a stretch to say that everything in your business revolves around your ability to generate leads. The more leads you work on the more likely you will be able to turn a lead into a deal. With increased competition it is important that you constan...
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5 Important Questions To Ask Yourself Before Finding A Private Lender

One of the great things about investing in real estate is that you don't need your own funds to get started . Sure, having disposable money is nice but it is far from a necessity. That coupled with the fact that there are more capital options available than ever before makes this a great time to be an investor. With all the increased competition in...
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5 Leadership Mistakes You Must Avoid

Every successful investor has a core of people around them. Whether you close a deal a month or a deal a year there are a handful of team members essential to your success. How you work with them will often influence just how strong your business is. There is a fine line in any business between giving your team space to work and driving to get the ...
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Are You Ready to Invest in Real Estate Full Time?

Investing in Real Estate is one of the few professions you can earn a full-time income in part time hours. You don't need to stare at a computer screen or punch numbers for eighty hours a week to earn a living. With just a few deals a year can supplement, or in some cases even exceed, your full-time income. However, most investors get to a point wh...
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What To Look For From A Hard Money Lender

One of the fastest growing areas in real estate over the past decade is private financing. When the market collapsed many of the traditional lenders went out of business. This created a new market for financing and the demand for hard money financing exploded. What was once a niche sector of the market that catered only to unique situations has sin...
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5 Biggest Fears Of Owning A Rental Property (That You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of)

A healthy real estate portfolio is one of the keys to true long-term wealth. Even a sole single-family rental can completely change your financial outlook. As much as you may see the upside with a rental, there are a handful of negatives that can be difficult to ignore. There is no question that if you get involved in the wrong property, with a bad...
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