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Real Estate Success Story – My Exit Strategy Paid off

In 2012, Lynda Hamid, a government civil service secretary from Texas, sent us her first “Real Estate Success Story.”

In September 2013, Lynda retired from her civil service job after 25 years. Her pension was so small that if she didn’t have a real estate business on the side, she wouldn’t be able live a decent retirement.

Her real estate success continues today, as she put her “exit strategy” into motion to fund her retirement…

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9 Affordable Strategies to Find, Buy, and Sell Real Estate

Buying and selling real estate can take a great deal of time and money. And since time is possibly the most valuable commodity of them all, expert, Rick Tobin, has compiled a list of some affordable strategies to find (and sell) properties.

Here are 9 affordable strategies to find highly motivated sellers and great real estate deals…

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What’s the Best Way to Structure Multiple Real Estate Investments?

If you’re like most real estate investors, you probably own more than one property. Or, maybe you have your first investment and you’re ready to expand.

One of the most common questions from real estate investors is about how to structure multiple investment properties: Is it better to form separate LLCs for each property or to house them all under one LLC?

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Landlord 101: How to Evict a Tenant

Even if you’re a great landlord, you’ll probably have to go through the eviction process at least once in your career.

Whether a tenant is disturbing other tenants, struggling to pay rent, or damaging your rental property, as a landlord, you need to have a firm understanding for when it’s legal to evict a tenant, as well as the lease termination process.

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The Benefits of Investing in the Middle of (or Near) Nowhere

Some of the obvious benefits to investing in a smaller town are lower home prices, lower costs, lower vacancies, less competition, and less legal stuff to worry about. Great!

But doesn’t that mean lower returns? Not necessarily, that’s the beauty.

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How Yucky Mold Makes You Sick and Ruins Your Property

Mold is all around us, both indoors and outdoors. Mold can severely damage a tenant or homeowner’s overall health and quality of life and make their property unlivable and unsaleable.

Here’s what you need to know…

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

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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How to Retire *This Year* Using Real Estate

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

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

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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