Hot Real Estate Investment News This Week 2012-06-23

All the Real Estate News That’s Fit to RE-Print™
Here are the real estate investing related news items that caught our attention this past week. We hope they help you stay up-to-date with your real estate investment strategies and inspire some profitable real estate deals for you.
Also this week: Get your copy of Harvard’s “State of the Nation’s Housing 2012” and discover the “real” numbers from the Census Bureau and HUD. Read the full joint Press Release inside…

3 Ways to Build Wealth by Investing in Real Estate Now

Investing in real estate is your best bet for building wealth. Warren Buffet recently stated, “If I had a way of buying a couple hundred thousand single-family homes….I would load up on them.”
There has never been a better day than today to prepare for your future. So, what can you do to achieve your financial goals and build wealth this year? Here are three ways to build wealth by investing in real estate, and you can take action on them right now.

Hot Real Estate Investment News This Week 2012-06-16

Want to know what’s happening in the current real estate investment marketplace? Curious about what the FHA is up to or interested in the commercial real estate revival?
Real estate investing can be fun IF you have the right information. Check out this week’s Hot Real Estate Investment News for details…

CRE Online Newsletter 06/14/12

June 14, 2012 New Blog Articles 13 Bizarre Real Estate Investment OpportunitiesWould you invest in a haunted house? How about a dude ranch, drive-in theater, or even air rights? Real estate investing doesn’t have to be boring. Check out these 13 Bizarre Real Estate...

Top 10 Experts for Your Real Estate Investment Team

I didn’t understand the concept of a real estate team at first, so I had a hard time with real estate investing. I was a “lone wolf” trying to do too much myself. I have since learned that in real estate, you need a team of people you can trust and rely upon.
Here are your top 10 team members and what they need in order to be on your team.

CRE Online Newsletter: 05/31/12

May 31, 2012 New Blog Article Are You Ready to Create Cash Flow Now? by Jim IngersollMultiple streams of income means more cash flow. With an understanding of the current market and the right strategy, you can safely create income streams from today's real estate...

Are You Ready to Create Cash Flow Now?

Real estate has historically created more wealth than any other investment platform. This exchange or transfer of wealth has happened over and over again and most clearly during the tough economic times of recession.
I believe we are experiencing the greatest transfer of real estate wealth of our generation. Understanding the dynamics at play in the current market and how to position to leverage the voids in the market with low downside risk is the key to your wealth and income.

CRE Online Newsletter: 05/16/12

May 16, 2012 New Blog Articles 9 Mistakes All New Real Estate Investors Make by William Bronchick, J.D. Nationally-known attorney, author, and speaker, William Bronchick, warns of the 9 big mistakes that get newbie investors in hot water. If you are new to real estate...

9 Mistakes All New Real Estate Investors Make

1. Not Knowing the Market Numbers: Knowing your market is as important as any other factor in real estate investing. This means having a neighborhood-by-neighborhood analysis of the supply curve and average days on market.
Both of these data formulas can be found through a real estate broker using the MLS….

Wholesaling Real Estate: The New Virtual Trend

Wholesaling is a great way to get started into real estate because it does not require good credit and takes very little money to get started. Wholesaling has allowed me to escape my “Corporate America” job.
I wholesaled in very high volume for a few years, which created a nice income stream to replace the salary from my job.

CRE Online Newsletter: 05/02/12

May 2, 2012 New Blog Articles 6 Reasons Why Now Is a Great Time to Invest in Apartments by Chad Doty More and more Americans will need rental housing in the coming years, and that trend will continue for decades. The type of affordable housing that Multi-family...

Lightning-Fast Funding, No Credit Needed – Use Hard Money

A hard money loan is a form of real estate financing that’s based on the value of the property to be purchased rather than the credit of the borrower. Hard money loans are most often used for house flipping or other investing strategies that require a quick turnaround.
It’s like another tool for your toolbox, and as you’ll see, the benefits of this unique financing strategy are worth learning about. Here’s how hard money loans can help…

6 Reasons Why Now Is a Great Time to Invest in Apartments

Apartment Investments are historically one of the most stable of the commercial real estate asset classes. You can make more growth equity in the Retail or Office asset classes, but you are exposed to a more volatile economic cycle. Apartments have some exposure to the economic cycle, but it’s nowhere near as significant.
As a result, the type of affordable housing that Multifamily Apartments represent will provide stability and safety, even as other economic sectors suffer through dramatic swings.

How to Find a Contractor Who Can Deliver Price, Quality, and Speed

As we near the bottom of our real estate market, many investors are realizing it’s becoming a great market and it’s time to start buying houses again. Investors who buy now can hold onto the investment for very good cash flow or flip the house for an instant income.
The process of taking a wholesale property and then transforming it into an income producing asset usually requires some “rehab” work, and when searching for a great contractor you will want to balance the price, quality, and speed of the project…

Doubled My Money in Two Years

I've been following for about 6 years or so, and have done several deals because of the ideas and Success Stories shared. In return, I'd like to share mine. Remember: Check the "Items Wanted" category As an avid Craigslister, I often check the "Items...

CRE Online Newsletter: 04/19/12

April 19, 2012 New Blog Articles 6 Easy Steps for Tapping into the Vacant House Goldmine by Doug Smith Many investors start out by driving through neighborhoods, writing down the address of an ugly or vacant house, and sending “we buy houses” letters and postcards to...

More Motivated Sellers: The Code Violators

Marketing for code violators is another guerrilla marketing technique for investors. It is essentially a free source of motivated seller leads.
This method works well for investors looking for rental properties to buy with seller financing, flippers looking for houses discounted that need work, and it works great for wholesalers looking for houses to control.

6 Easy Steps for Tapping into the Vacant House Goldmine

Many investors started out by driving through neighborhoods, writing down the addresses of ugly or vacant houses and then sending “we buy houses” letters and postcards to the owners. It’s called “driving for dollars,” and it has made many investors a fortune. I should know because I’m one of them!
Here are six easy steps for tapping into the vacant house goldmine…

CRE Online Newsletter: 04/04/12

April 4, 2012 New Blog Articles 13 Warren Buffett Quotes for Real Estate Investors by Doug Smith For guidance in troubled times, who better person to turn to than Warren Buffett? Doug Smith has taken 13 famous Warren Buffett quotes and translated it into practical...

5 Factors You Must Consider When Investing in Apartment Buildings

When I am considering investing in an apartment building, the ultimate question in my mind is: Is this a good deal? I know that sounds obvious, but I am amazed at how many investors don’t know how to recognize a good deal.
Learning to recognize a good deal takes research, education, and experience….

Wholesaling Real Estate: 4 More Ways to Find Motivated Sellers

This article completes our series on “wholesaling” real estate. So, I’d like to give you a few more ways to get wholesaling prospects. If you are wholesaling real estate, you need to know how to find motivated sellers. Here are a few ideas that cost a little money, but bring results much faster.
Then, let’s talk about the four most important questions you need to ask your prospects…

13 Warren Buffett Quotes for Real Estate Investors

If you follow the news, you’ve likely become concerned about the state of the housing market. It’s no wonder. Just open up the real estate section of any paper, and you’ll see nothing but negative headlines.
For guidance in troubled times, who better person to turn to than Warren Buffett? Here are 13 of his most famous quotes translated it into practical advice for real estate investors like you…

A Real Estate Success Story? You Decide…

Am I a success story? You decide.My real estate business is different from most of your other readers because I purchased--not for income, but to help my daughters through college. All of my purchases were buy and hold. I have never flipped anything. And I only have...

CRE Online Newlsetter: 03/22/12

March 22, 2012 New Blog Articles A Super-Motivated Seller: The Burned-Out Landlord by Jim Ingersoll Finding burned-out landlords is true guerrilla marketing because it is cheap and effective. Learning to generate leads from motivated sellers is a journey, and...

A Super Motivated Seller: The Burned Out Landlord

Are you ready to go out and find some houses to buy? Finding burned out landlords is true guerrilla marketing because it is very cheap and also effective. Learning to generate leads from motivated sellers is a journey, and marketing for burned out landlords is one way to connect with truly motivated sellers…

International Investors Jump into the U.S Market. Why Not You?

When you hear the phrase “the current state of the U.S. economy” in a conversation, someone’s usually talking about job loss, high health insurance costs, or one of the many other economic stressors plaguing American families in 2012. Bring up this phrase in a discussion with international investors however, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by smiling faces.

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CRE Online Newsletter: 03/07/12

March 7, 2012 New Blog Articles Are You Ready to Be a Bandit Investor and Steal Some Deals? by Jim Ingersoll Seasoned investor, Jim Ingersoll, get this question a lot: How do you find all those great deals you buy directly from motivated sellers? The answer: There are...

Are You Ready to Be a Bandit Investor and Steal Some Deals?

I have wholesaled hundreds of houses, and the primary question I always get relates to how do you find all those houses to buy direct from the owners.
The truth is that there is not a single silver bullet that generates all the leads. It takes intentional and persistent marketing efforts to consistently have your phone ringing with motivated sellers. The good news is that there are a lot of guerrilla methods that collectively work very well at a minimal cost….

Downsized – I Turned to Real Estate

After working 22 years in the corporate world with AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Avaya & ADC in the telecommunications industry, I got downsized. I took the opportunity to move to the beach and chose the beautiful Alabama gulf coast even though I had never been...

Investing in Apartments: Cash Flow, Appreciation, and More

In this first blog article, I’ll introduce you to the many reasons you should consider investing in apartments. I have experience investing in apartments and single-family houses, and after considering the pros and cons of each, I choose apartment investing.
Why? Cash flow.
I think investing in apartments has many advantages over investing in houses.

Wholesaling: How to Find the Right Kind of House

If you live in a major metropolitan area, like I do, it will be very hard to drive all over town to look for houses. For me, it can take an hour to get from one side of town to the other. You’ll quickly find that you are spending more time driving than actually looking at houses or talking to motivated sellers. Don’t confuse busy work with productive activity.
You should get to know your farm area like…

CRE Online Newsletter: 02/22/12

February 22, 2012 New Feature Article Due Diligence: Physical & Legal Conditions by Ray Alcorn, Forum Host Investigating an income property is a lot like a detective story... You're never quite sure if what you're seeing is the whole truth, or even relevant to...

Due Diligence: Physical & Legal Conditions

Investigating an income property is a lot like a detective story. You're never quite sure if what you're seeing is the whole truth, or even relevant to solving the case. We wade through reams of facts in search of bits of information that, when considered as a whole,...

Why You Don't Need Fannie Mae or HUD

With the recent trends to the foreclosure inventory, are you prepared to find your own dirt-cheap houses?
Now is the time to learn to get your phone ringing with motivated sellers and to learn to negotiate your own deals directly across the kitchen table from the people that own the house. Now is the time to prepare yourself for action so you will not need to rely on Fannie Mae or HUD!

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.

CRE Online Newsletter: 02/08/12

February 8, 2012 New Feature Article Commercial Real Estate: Operational Due Diligence by Ray Alcorn, Forum Host According to our Commercial Real Estate expert, Ray Alcorn, operational due diligence is the easiest category in investigating a potential income property....

Commercial Real Estate: Operational Due Diligence

Operational due diligence is perhaps the easiest category of investigation of an income property. The expense side of the operating statement provides a road map of sorts to "where the bodies lie," as my good friend and colleague, Ed Garcia puts it. What he's...

Get in the Game with Other People's Money (OPM)

My last article, Private Lenders = Cash Flow + Infinite Returns, focused on buying and holding real estate using joint ventures. This article focuses on financing strategies to make short-term real estate ventures easy to finance.
When you use private lenders instead of hard money, you can pay a great rate of return, get in the game, and leave a lot more profit on the table for yourself.

9 Essential Clauses for Your Purchase Agreements

I found from experience that if I don’t close the seller at the first meeting, the chances of getting that deal are small. That’s why it’s important to do everything possible to get a signature at that first meeting.
Here are some examples of some clauses to incorporate into your real estate Purchase Agreement. Get it reviewed by an attorney or title company to make sure it complies with your local laws and modify where necessary.

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.

CRE Online Newsletter 01/25/12

January 25, 2012 New Feature Articles The 3 Best Real Estate Investing Techniques for 2012 by Phil Pustejovsky, Real Estate Mentor What are the three best real estate investing techniques for 2012? Mentor and trainer, Phil Pustejovsky has carefully studied recent...

Peter Harris

Peter Harris began investing in real estate in 2000. He was personally mentored by Robert Kiyosaki. He has purchased over 1,000 residential units focusing on large apartment complexes totaling over $20 million.His expertise includes correcting property management...

The 3 Best Real Estate Investing Techniques for 2012

What are the three best real estate investing techniques for 2012? After carefully analyzing market reports, studying recent trends, and looking at where we are making the most money in the business right now, three investment strategies emerged as the most accessible...

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.

Wholesaling: How to Build an Investor Buyers List

Knowing you have a list of potential buyers makes the job a whole lot easier and gets you cash a whole lot FASTER. It may seem crazy to line up investors even before you even have a house, but believe me, it’s a necessary step!
Think about this for a moment – suppose you find a great deal with a huge profit potential. You know you can get a contract on it. Great. But you can’t make ANY money until you have…

Show Me the Money!

Most investors I interact with want to eliminate the need for bank financing, but the question I am most often asked is Jim, “show me the money.” (This line became very popular after the Jerry McGuire movie.)
Well, the truth is that I do not have a money tree growing in the back yard, so I cannot literally show you the money. I will, however, show you some strategies to help you find your own money and, better yet, start to attract your own money…

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…

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.

CRE Online Newsletter 01/11/12

January 11, 2012 New Feature Article Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence: Financial Analysis by Ray Alcorn, Forum Host Due diligence is something that we know is important, but we dread doing it. But if you cut corners or rush, you'll regret it later. It's your job...

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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…

CRE Online Newsletter: 12/07/11

December 7, 2011 New Blog Articles 4 Big Mistakes Real Estate Investors Should Avoid by J.P. VaughanPublisher, CRE Online We all make mistakes. The trick is to keep them small and to learn from them. Even better: Learn from the mistakes of others.Here are the top four...


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What's the Best Day to Sell a Property?

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “What is the best day to sell a property?”
The fact is, more than 90% of residential real estate is sold through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Sometimes it seems that creative real estate investors shun mainstream channels of marketing such as the MLS, but that can be a very big mistake.
The vast majority of retail buyers (people that want to buy to live in the property) are located by listing the property on the MLS…

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…

CRE Online Newsletter: 11/09/11

November 9, 2011 New Feature Article How to Set the Stage with Sellers to Get Your Terms by Marko Rubel, Forum Host As a foreclosure investor, you need to fully understand all the options and alternatives available to the homeowners and the consequences of each...

How to Set the Stage with Sellers to Get Your Terms

[Editor's Note: This is the fourth installment in Marko's six-part series on investing in real estate foreclosures]As a foreclosure investor, you need to fully understand all the options and alternatives available to the homeowners and the consequences of each option....

How to Evaluate Real Estate Notes for Today's Market

The first step in buying real estate notes, in any market, is to determine the value of the underlying collateral, which is the real estate that secures the note.
Here’s the problem. In today’s rapidly fluctuating real estate market, no one really knows what a property is worth.
And that’s exactly why the lending institutions are so difficult to deal with in this market…

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”)…

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.



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