What is earnest money? How much do you need? How do you make sure you don’t lose it? This article explores how earnest money works.
Do you want to buy some land and start a mobile home park as an investment? Are you wondering what’s involved? If so, here are some factors to consider.
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Investing in a real estate deal can be highly rewarding, but at the same time – very challenging. It’s not like investing in stocks, where you know what you’re getting. Every property and deal structure is so different, there isn’t a “one size fits all” investment that can make sense for everyone. Today, with awesome […]
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You love investing, and at this point nearly all of your money is in the stock market. You know it’s important to diversify, but aren’t sure if real estate investing is right for you. You might think it requires a lot of money up front, or requires a lot of work ongoing. And while some […]
Once you have set aside enough money to invest, then it’s time to explore the world of investments open to you. Many financial markets offer you leverage to increase your purchasing power; so all you need is enough money to get into the game. But beyond just picking an investment, you need to make sure […]
Generating a passive income is hard to do, but there are many ways to do it (here’s a list of 20 different ways to generate a passive income). But today I specifically want to talk to you about how to invest to generate a passive income. It is important to note that most income is […]
At the onset, real estate investing sounds like an expensive venture costing thousands of dollars in initial investment. And in the past, it used to be! Fortunately, you don’t need six figures in the bank to be a real estate investor today. It really starts with a solid financial plan. Many people who have reached […]
Home ownership can be a true joy. The thought of holding your very own keys in your hands and being able to point and say “That’s my house”. That’s until it’s time to pay property taxes. The average property tax in California is $3100 per year whereas in places like New Jersey and Connecticut, it […]
You’ve likely heard that investing is important. You’ve probably hear that investing is the best way to grow your money over time. But what exactly is investing, and how do you get started? According to the dictionary, here’s the definition of investing. Investing: to expend money with the expectation of achieving profit or material result by […]
Real estate has traditionally been one of the most sought after investment vehicles for its passive income potential, appreciation, positive cash-flow, and tax reducing deductions. However, real estate investing is also viewed as one of the more difficult investments to start due to the high risk and high up-front costs required to start. I want […]
Ask any personal finance expert for advice on becoming financially independent, and the likelihood of you hearing something along the line of, “Consider creating multiple sources of income” is high. Because let’s face it, it’s almost impossible to achieve financial freedom without having a healthy cash flow. And having multiple sources of (passive) income is […]
Many people have all the knowledge and nerve to be investors, but they lack an equally important part: the money. Getting the cash together to get started or to expand in real estate can be very difficult, especially when you’re young. Once you overcome that startup hump, you’re in business, but what a hump it […]
Most investors wait until they’re in their forties, fifties, or sixties to begin capitalizing on real estate. While there is nothing wrong with investing at those ages, there is an underlying belief among many young folks that it is not possible to participate in the real estate business until a later age. This just isn’t […]
If you sell a business or investment property you can defer tax under IRC Section 1031.
You’ve seen the shows – buy an ugly house for pennies on the dollar, fix a few rooms, turn around and sell that same house for quadruple what you have in it. But does it really work like that? The truth is flipping a house takes some serious work and is extremely risky. However, it […]
Most financial advisers, television shows about money, and even colleges teach people to invest money in the stock market. Real estate is rarely mentioned as a vehicle to invest your money, except when buying a personal residence rather than renting one. I feel investing in real estate with rental properties is one of the best […]
Welcome to the next installment in our young millionaire series. Today I have the pleasure of chatting with Josh Simon. Josh is a 28 year old commercial real estate investor based in Scottsdale, AZ. He got his real estate license and did his first deal when he was 18. He continued doing real estate deals while he graduated […]
Data from China has not inspired confidence over the past few months. It was reported on Wednesday that non-performing loans were on the rise and that situation could get worse before it gets better. Real estate, which some viewed as a ticking time bomb in China, looks like it is getting closer to blow up. […]
When I was in college, a friend dared me to eat a 2 lb block of cheddar cheese in one sitting. Not understanding the intestinal consequence of such an action, I accepted the challenge and – to this day – I have a hard time enjoying cheddar cheese. The worst part is: I didn’t even […]
It is wise to consider investing in real estate. With this sudden surge in the buying market, an investor can make a serious return on his or her investment. Furthermore, when compared to stocks, a person will not see the day-to-day fluctuations that frustrate the stock trade investors. Sadly, many new investors lose a lot […]