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The Benefits of Refinancing Your IRA-Owned Real Estate

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Using debt leverage means an investor can purchase a property worth two or three times what they could have purchased out of pocket–or it can enable the investor to purchase multiple rental properties for their self-directed IRA.

Find out how it works…

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The Top 10 Rebounding U.S. Metropolitan Housing Markets

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The Credit Crisis has impacted housing price movements somewhat like a Yo-Yo toy, swinging from peak highs to peak lows in short periods of time.

Some regions have rebounded quite strongly, while other regions are still struggling to get closer to their once peak-price highs of the past decade or so. Let’s take a look…

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Why Millennials Are Investing Real Estate

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We’ve seen an increase in the number of Millennials (those born after 1980) investing in real estate. This has some of us wondering, why and how?

It also has many of us exploring the channels that enable Millennials to invest and the new resulting opportunities for all players in the real estate industry.

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Positive Housing News of 2016

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We’ve seen plenty of negative economic data, statistics, and other financial stories: Troubling unemployment numbers, government debt, a weakening dollar’s purchasing power, rising inflation, and asset valuation trends.

There’s also been some very positive news as we approach the middle of 2016…

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Simplify Your Real Estate with These Web-Based Solutions

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The latest advances in technology have given birth to a flock of web-based startups, simplifying processes and saving time.

The real estate industry is finally catching up with innovation and there are now several startups offering diverse services, making real estate easier, and contributing to one of the leading industries in the world.

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[VIDEO] Your First Phone Call with a Motivated Seller

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What do you want to accomplish over the phone? The goal of the first phone call is not to negotiate a deal. A lot of people try to do that on the first call, and it’s a big mistake.

In this short video, real estate investor and attorney, William Bronchick, explains the two things you need to get from the first phone call and why…

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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

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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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