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Real Estate Investing Is a Relationship Business (My Story)

I’m glad to have the opportunity to share my latest investment in hopes of inspiring anyone in need of a nudge or offering some valuable information.

I recently just closed on an under-performing and value-added commercial real estate opportunity – a self-storage property in Kern County, CA.

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How Bill Bought a Mango Farm in Panama with His Self-Directed IRA

When it comes to investing for retirement, which asset class comes to your mind first? Stock, bond, or mutual fund! Isn’t that right?

In this case, our retirement planning hero, Bill, did it differently. Instead of investing in the traditional asset classes, Bill invested in real estate.

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Does Wholesaling Real Estate Work in My Market?

In real estate investing, people constantly are looking for reasons why something won’t work. The good news is: Wholesaling – buying low and selling high – works. Wholesaling works in my market, your market, and every other market.

In fact, wholesaling is the least risky way for a beginning investor to make a profit.

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8 Tips for Cutting Your Losses in Real Estate

If you’re in the real estate game long enough, you may run into a deal that started out great but for some reason became slim.

I hope that one or more of these strategies help you muddle through a deal that has gone or is heading south.

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Boost Your Retirement Plan with Real Estate – The Basics

Are you a real estate investor, or perhaps, you plan to get into real estate investing?

If that’s the case, real estate is probably your preferred investment option for your retirement fund and why not? You already understand real estate investing, trends in your target market, and you enjoy more control over your investments.

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How I Built My Six-Figure Airbnb Empire (with No Cash, Credit, or Properties)

How I accidentally got started on Airbnb…

At the time, I was working a 50+ hour a week job and was renting an apartment with a roommate who gave me notice he was moving out.

I had heard of Airbnb and had done some research on them. With that I started thinking…

I could either go find a roommate, or, I could try out this Airbnb thing.

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Investing in Real Estate When Your Spouse (and Family) Aren’t on Board

Understand that not everyone will be on board at first. This is new territory and most of us tend to resist change. Changes can be uncomfortable, especially major ones.

Most folks don’t allow themselves to release the “inner entrepreneur” within them. That’s the difference between you and the 9-to-5 folks…

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Out of Crisis Comes Opportunity – Maximize Assets & Minimize Debt

In booming markets, debt can be good when used as creative leverage to buy and hold or fix and flip real estate.

How long will the boom market last? How long will interest rates remain near historical lows?

Do you have investment strategies in place for either a boom or bust scenario over the next year or so?

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Top 4 Tips for First-Time Crowdfunding Investors

There are over 100 real estate crowdfunding websites battling to secure investors – all promising high rates of returns.

For new investors looking to take a dip into the real estate crowdfunding pond, the choices can be overwhelming.

These four basic tips will help investors enter this growing industry and discover which platform and asset class suits them best.

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The Truth About Inflating Rents and Deflating Dollars

Owning real estate is an exceptional hedge against inflation. This has proved true since the early 20th century, partly since values have consistently compounded annually at a pace at least as high as the annual reported inflation numbers.

However, inflation can be your number one enemy if you rent.

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