Real Estate Investment News & Blog

The PATH Act and Its Effect on Foreign Real Estate Investment in the U.S.

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In December 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015.

The bill eases 35-year-old restrictions on foreign investment in U.S. real estate and is expected to increase the amount of foreign money flowing into U.S. real estate investment trusts (REITs).

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5 Misconceptions About Real Estate Investing–Debunked!

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It’s amazing how utterly uninformed the general public is about real estate investing and what it means to be a real estate investor.

Here’s a list of some common misconceptions about real estate investing and the people who earn a living or grow their retirement by investing in real estate.

Let’s take a look at these misconceptions, and contrast them with the facts…

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New Lending Rules & the Need for “Creative” Financing

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With falling profit margins for conventionally funded mortgages (partly due to allowable capped mortgage fees), fewer mortgage professionals may be willing to work on conventional loans.

It’s much easier for a buyer/borrower to qualify for creative seller financing as opposed to a traditional bank loan.

There may never be a better time for real estate investors to use creative financing strategies… Here’s why:

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[VIDEO] 5 Questions to Ask to Build Rapport with Motivated Sellers

Jim Ingersoll

The days of relying on the MLS for foreclosures and HUD Home Store for deals are gone.

In this short video, Jim Ingersoll explains why you need to get your “deal flow” pipeline filled with highly motivated sellers, so you can buy great off-market houses directly from sellers.

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The Growing U.S. Rental Industry & How You Can Profit

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Declining home ownership has catalyzed the American rental industry, with the average renter household growth reaching 770,000 annually.

The increasing demand of rental accommodation has pushed national vacancy rates to 20-year lows.

Could these circumstances make NOW the perfect time for real estate investors to cash-in on the current rental growth and get their hands on rental properties?

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[VIDEO] 7 Ways to Profit from Foreclosures

William Bronchick

In this short video, real estate investor and attorney, William Bronchick, explains seven different ways you can profit from a real estate foreclosure, plus where to find a state-by-state guide to the foreclosure process and timeline…

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Investing in Small Apartments for Monthly Income

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Many real estate investors today are looking for ongoing cash flow–especially as they grow closer to retirement. Investing in smaller apartment buildings is a wonderful way to derive a solid income stream.

Follow these guidelines, and you’ll be more likely to invest in one that is lucrative and brings fewer headaches…

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Top 5 Tips for Wholesaling Houses

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Wholesaling is a simple concept, yet many investors don’t succeed because they don’t educate themselves enough to pull one off.

Wholesaling is simply tying up a deal, then reselling it to another investor for a fee. But, as they say, “The devil is in the details.”

Here are 5 super-practical tips for pulling off a wholesale deal:

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The New TRID Disclosures & Guidelines (Traffic Gridlock)

TRID Disclosures & Guidelines

TRID is The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “Know Before You Owe” TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure form.

Any time new paperwork is added to mortgage and real estate closings, it takes some time to learn:

1. How to best complete the forms, and
2. How to explain the new forms to clients or other investors

U.S. home sales slowed in November 2015 – partly as a result of the new TRID paperwork traffic gridlock, which reduced the number of closings.

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How to Retire *This Year* Using Real Estate

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If you dream of immediate retirement, this is your year. The good life stands ready and waiting for you to claim it.

If you’re motivated, there’s no reason you can’t self-educate and retire within the next 12 months, no matter how much money you have right now.

You’re going to use real estate to do it…

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