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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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Today’s Mortgage Debt – Secure or Not?

If and when the alarms begin sounding louder (due to financial or value concerns related to banks and assets, such as real estate and stocks), it will likely have an impact on the bond and derivatives markets, first and foremost, before affecting consumers and investors.

Tragically and ironically, private money that is not sold off in the secondary markets may seem more secure, flexible, and better priced than funds originated in the securities markets!

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5 Real Estate Investments That Can Help You Retire Rich

Nearly 45% of the working-age households in the U.S. don’t have any type of retirement accounts.

The key to avoiding a potential retirement crisis is to start saving early. At the same time, it’s important to invest your retirement funds in assets that can outgrow inflation while offering portfolio security.

Real estate is one of the potential investment options you can look at.

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Setting Your Goals for Real Estate Investing

Two questions: 1. Do you have a Will? And 2. Do you have written goals for the next one, three, five, and ten years?

If you answered yes to the first question but no to the second, you’re planning more for your death than you are for while you are here. Think about that.

Time to start setting some goals, but remember if a goal isn’t in writing, it’s simply a conversation.

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How Long Will the Real Estate Boom Last… This Time?

Media reports and some expert suggest that the real estate industry is again becoming a bubble that may burst. But how true is this? Let’s look at the facts…

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6 Key People for Your Real Estate Investing Dream Team

Ask the world’s most successful business people – including real estate investors – for their secrets and there’s a huge chance that all of them will list “the right team” as one of the biggest factors to their success.

No one who’s truly successful does it all himself. If you want to catapult your investing business to the next level and find the kind of financial and professional success you’re looking for, you need to assemble a team of experts to support you on the way.

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What Low Inventory and Price Trends Mean for Investors

Smart real estate investments go beyond word-of-mouth figures and perceived popularity. You may hear rumors of “hot” markets, but nothing beats cold, hard data when it comes to forecasting real estate investment viability.

From inventory to median price, breaking down the numbers helps investors locate rewarding ventures at reasonable price points.

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