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Don’t Flip This House – Milk It

You know what’s even better than earning extra income this month? Earning extra income every month. While it’s true that flipping houses can be a great way to turn a quick profit, you make that profit just once per property.

A buy and hold strategy provides a safer option because you’re creating a steady stream of predictable passive income.

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Private Lenders = Cash Flow Now + Infinite Returns

When a real estate investor works directly private lenders, you get the winning combination for cash flow. Both parties are critical to the overall success of the investment–and both parties benefit.

The private lender gets a strong return on his money with none of the work. The investor enjoys an infinite return because he used none of his own money in the deal.

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Wholesaling Real Estate: How to Close the Deal

There’s an old saying: “A verbal contract is as good as the paper it’s written on.” Once you find that elusive motivated seller, you’ll need a document to “tie up” or buy the house using a Purchase Agreement or contract.

Write up EVERYTHING that you and the seller have agreed to verbally. Unless you have it in writing and signed, you have NO agreement at all.

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Wholesaling Real Estate: A Quick-Start Guide to Flipping Houses

As you’re starting, you will be learning different methods of making money as a creative real estate investor.

Wholesaling, also called “house flipping,” is one of those “must know” methods. It probably not be a method that will make you rich, but it is certainly a method that you must know in order to turn certain types of deals into fast cash.

You can expect a profit of $5,000 or more on every flip…

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Fire Your Bank and Set Yourself Free

Great news. Real estate is on sale throughout the country. Inventory of distressed housing is way up, and we are experiencing the great real estate wealth transfer of our generation.

What is holding you back?

For most investors today, the answer is the lack of bank financing. That’s why I believe 2012 is the year that you should fire your bank and set yourself free.

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4 Big Mistakes Real Estate Investors Should Avoid

Real estate investing mistakes can be costly on so many levels. They can wipe out your potential profit and, if you make them big enough, they can wipe you out financially and emotionally.

We all make mistakes. The trick is to keep your mistakes small and to learn from them. It’s even better if you can learn from the mistakes of others.

Here are the top four lethal mistakes that can cut your real estate investing career very short. Avoid these pitfalls…

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A Hidden Opportunity in Real Estate Investing

When it comes to real estate investing, a lot of investors put on the blinders. They scour the landscape for opportunities to purchase residential or commercial property at a steep discount, with the idea that they can revamp the property and make a large return on their investment.

While this is a good strategy, it is difficult for many real estate investors to find investment opportunities that will give them the kind of returns they would like to achieve…

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Why House Flipping TV Shows Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

I’m not big on watching the so-called “House Flipping” television shows. Why? Because they’re goofy. And downright dangerous. It’s like learning to perform surgery by watching Grey’s Anatomy. Not good.

While channel surfing a couple of weeks ago, I ran across a show called Flipping Vegas. It’s about house flipping and, since I moved to Las Vegas recently, I decided to watch it.

It starts with the star (let’s just call him “Mr. Investor”)…

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5 Real Estate Investment Strategies with No Money Down

Successful real estate investors can make money in any economy, in any market, but today’s super-soft real estate market can make it even easier because of the abundance of motivated sellers out there.

Here are 5 real estate investment strategies you can implement right now without using any of your own money or credit.

1. Quick Flipping – Wholesaling

This is the classic buy low/sell low strategy and…

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Can’t Find Any Houses with Equity? Think Again

Recent posts on the Real Estate Investing Forum have asked about taking over the seller’s payments and not being able to find any houses with equity.

Here’s the truth. There are still houses with equity, but most investors are marketing without targeting or filtering their lists so they only get calls from over-leveraged deals.

Here are the recent statistics by the U.S. Census Bureau, and also by a recent article in the The Wall Street Journal

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