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Buying Repossessed Homes

Buying Repossessed Homes

Buying repossessed homes is one of the best opportunities available in real estate investment. Because so many people are now unable to make payments on their mortgages, lenders are becoming overrun with repossessed homes. The lenders sell these homes at a foreclosure auction in an attempt to get rid of the properties as quickly as possible. Since lenders aren’t… Read more »

Foreclosure Auction – Is it Worth it?

Foreclosure Auction – Is it Worth it?

When lenders foreclose on a property, they want to get cash quick; the fastest way to do that is to sell the property in a foreclosure auction. A foreclosure auction is a great opportunity for investors to obtain properties at well below market value. The unfortunate part of buying a foreclosed property at an auction… Read more »

Real Estate Investment Tax Benefits

Real Estate Investment Tax Benefits

Real estate investment offers many tax benefits. Perhaps the most enticing is the tax deductions that are available to property owners. Real estate investment is seen as a business, so you get a few more tax benefits than if you’re just a residential home owner. This allows the protection of all your investment income from… Read more »

Business Plan for Property Investing

Business Plan for Property Investing

Before applying for a business loan, you’re required to complete a business plan to present the feasibility of your plan. In addition, a business plan is a map; you can check this map periodically to make sure your business is on track. Real estate investment is a business, and as such, should have a business plan. As… Read more »

End of the Year Task List

End of the Year Task List

It’s almost the end of another year! Have you gotten all of your ducks in a row yet? It’ll soon be time to file your tax return, and make sure your investment properties are ready for the coming year. Here are a few things that you may want to look at to reevaluate your progress and set… Read more »

EB5 Visa Program

EB5 Visa Program

The EB5 Visa Program provides foreign investors with an opportunity to come to the United States and live the American Dream. Everyone knows how long and drawn out the process to get a Visa can be; but if you’re an investor, the EB5 program offers a lucrative alternative. In an effort to stimulate the American… Read more »

Determining Property Values

Determining Property Values

Once you’ve found the ideal investment property and approved its validity for your investment goals, you need to evaluate the property values. Be sure to do your own research. You can easily lose everything you’ve worked hard for if you determine the value purely by the word of the seller or the county tax office…. Read more »

Choosing your first investment property

Choosing your first investment property

New investors are usually very eager to get started; the problem is, they aren’t sure where to get started. What kind of investment property should you buy? Residential or commercial? Single family or duplex? What price range should you aim for? Should you pick a specific area or neighborhood? Obviously, the answers will depend on… Read more »

Pre MLS Leads

Pre MLS Leads

A lot of the best deals in real estate never even hit the open market! A pre mls lead on a property is when a potential buyer gets a lead on a house from a realtor before that realtor lists the house on the market (MLS). Investors that buy a lot of houses are able… Read more »

Secret to Real Estate Investing

Secret to Real Estate Investing

What’s the best advice you will ever get for the secret to real estate investing? Find 1st time investors ask what they should consider when planning their first real estate investment: should I buy a single family house, a duplex or a multi-unit? Should I buy in low income or middle income neighborhoods? Should I… Read more »