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Top 5 Tips for Wholesaling Houses

wholesale house

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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Top 5 Trends for Real Estate in 2016

housing trends 2016

Real estate was on a fairly smooth ride for the majority of 2015, despite warnings that another housing bubble is imminent.

With the arrival of 2016, it’s a good time to take a look at where the market is headed over the next twelve months. Here are some of the trends we can expect to see unfold…

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The Key to Massive Real Estate Success in 2016

Success in the New Year

What is the magic pixie dust that successful investors have found that makes it so easy for them?

I have some news for you: There is no magic pixie dust, and there is no get rich quick button.

Success comes from commitment to small steps, repeated each and every day of the year.

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3 Ways to Save Thousands on Your Next “Fix & Flip”

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Buying, rehabbing, and flipping houses can be risky when done wrong. On the other hand, if you do everything right… you can create a very big pay day for yourself!

Here are 3 specific ways to mange your capital and save big when rehabbing houses.

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A Lease with Option to Buy Is a Great Way to Start!

rental property lease

Essentially a lease is an agreement that allows you to control a piece of property without owning it.

An option is simply the exclusive right, but not the obligation, to buy the property over a given period of time for a pre-determined price. Here’s why it’s great for beginners…

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How to Value Residential Real Estate – Investors vs. Homeowners

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One of the most pervasive challenges facing the residential real estate market is determining property values. When it comes to residential property, most end-use buyers think in the same terms as renters: Monthly housing expenditure.

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How Water Attracts Real Estate…

Malibu house

The #1 location that supports the highest property values is adjacent to a large body of water, such as an ocean, lake, river, stream, or wetlands region.

Ironically, water can also cause the most damage to real estate due to flooding, mold, and storms. As such, water can be a property’s best ally or worst foe…

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3 Reasons You Need a Verbal Agreement Before You Write an Offer

It's a deal!

One thing I’ve learned over the years and after closing hundreds of deals is that there are ways to cut down the amount of offers you write and save yourself a lot of time.

But there’s much more to this strategy than saving time. You’re building trust and rapport with the sellers, which will increase the likelihood of them signing your offer!

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