About CRE Online - Who We Are

The #1 Real Estate Investing Site since 1995

In 1995, when the internet was in its infancy, we became intrigued by this new medium as a way to disseminate real estate investing information and educational materials. We founded Creative Real Estate Online in November 1995.

Better Information, Bigger Profits

Our mission was to provide powerful, useful, and practical real estate investing information so that visitors could achieve financial independence through education.

With that philosophy in mind, we’ve compiled a massive array of real estate investing educational materials, and we've attracted an impressive team of CRE Online experts.

CRE Online Resources

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced real estate investor, you’ll get better information and make bigger profits here at CRE Online. Getting results and winning the real estate game are easy with the vast array of real estate investing information we offer.

We have hundreds of how-to articles and unique money making ideas. Hundreds and hundreds of real-life success stories prove that what we’re teaching really works for people from all walks of life. Better information creates bigger profits.

The People Behind the Site

CRE Online founder and publisher, J.P. Vaughan

J. P. Vaughan founded Creative Real Estate Online ( in 1995. She wrote the book and published, How to Buy Your Dream House for 1/2 Price (Quantum Publications 1994, out of print). She was also an attorney who practiced law in Michigan until she started investing in real estate full time in 1988.

J.P. passed away in October 2015 after a long fight with cancer.

Jeanne Ekhaml, Editor and Director

J.P.'s daughter, Jeanne Ekhaml is the Editor, Publisher, and Director of Operations of Creative Real Estate Online. She coordinates anything and everything on CRE Online. Jeanne is happily married to Matt, who is a Chef in Las Vegas.

If you have questions, email her: Jeanne Ekhaml

customer service manager, Lori Hollis

Lori Hollis joined us in February 2002. She's in charge of Customer Service.

Lori lives in Michigan with her husband, Bob, and two children, Kevin and Sara. Lori says, "I enjoy my work very much because I get to help other people, and it gives me the opportunity to be with my family."

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