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Tampa’s best Real Estate Brokerage

Tampa’s best Real Estate Brokerage

Which real estate brokerage in Tampa is the best? For some people, Tampa‘s best real estate brokerage is the brokerage that makes them the most money! I can’t deny the importance of that answer. In my opinion the best real estate brokerage is the best brokerage from the perspective of the agents.  Certainly, agents are… Read more »

Buying Real Estate in Florida

Buying Real Estate in Florida

Every day hundreds of people are making the decision to get out of the cold and move to sunny Florida! I myself grew up in the Midwest and after finishing school decided to make a change and move to Tampa. When people consider buying real estate in Florida, there are many unique characteristics in Florida… Read more »

South Tampa’s Best Property Managers

What is the role of South Tampa’s best property managers? South Tampa’s best property managers have the unique task of managing properties located between Gandy Boulevard and Kennedy Boulevard. They keep this area occupied with good tenants who will take care of the property and pay rent on time.  South Tampa’s best property managers maintain… Read more »

Good Debt VS Bad Debt

Good Debt VS Bad Debt

Dave Ramsey has become very popular by educating people about how to handle their finances. One of his main topics is teaching people to stay out of bad debt. Dave teaches to keep your credit cards paid off and to focus on paying off your house. I have friends who follow Dave Ramsey’s financial rules,… Read more »

5 Ways to Save Money on Rehabs

5 Ways to Save Money on Rehabs

Having brokered over 2,000 houses in my career, I have worked with investors as they experience the highest highs and also the lowest lows. Here are 5 valuable tips for anyone considering using real estate to make money: 1). I’ve seen one of the most important ingredients to a successful investment is how the investor… Read more »

3 Reasons you Never Hear the TRUTH about Self Directed IRA’s

3 Reasons you Never Hear the TRUTH about Self Directed IRA’s

I want everyone to know the truth about self-directed IRA’s. I’ve been working full time in real estate investment since 1999. I remember back in 2001, an investor friend of mine, named Lawrence, told me he was buying and selling real estate out of his self-directed IRA. Lawrence was very excited about the self-directed IRA… Read more »

How to Make Money Flipping Houses in Rural Areas

How to Make Money Flipping Houses in Rural Areas

Several years ago, a friend of mine, Larry, was living in a small rural community of about 30,000 people and had been renting a house for several years. He came to a point where he was ready to buy a house of his own to settle down in with his new wife, and that’s when… Read more »

Capitalization Rate Calculator

Capitalization Rate Calculator

Since 1999, my career has been focused on buying and selling real estate, over 2000 houses to be exact, and I’ve learned a lot of lessons the hard way. Learning to use a capitalization rate calculator was a great tool to help me analyze properties quickly. I was thinking about return on investment today and… Read more »

Cheap Houses vs Good Houses

Cheap Houses vs Good Houses

For real estate investors like myself there’s a certain appeal when we hear “cheap houses” or “cheap houses for sale”. I’ve seen the phrases a lot lately and it’s reminded me of an important rule that Realnet follows, buy houses that are valuable, not houses that are simply “cheap”. Early in my career, my acquisition… Read more »

How to Get Started in Real Estate Wholesaling!

How to Get Started in Real Estate Wholesaling!

Investing in foreclosures is risky business. Growing up in the north I heard the old saying so many times when something sounded too good to be true “…and if you like that I have a piece of waterfront Florida real estate I like to sell to you!” It’s true, investing in Florida foreclosures is a… Read more »