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How to finance your real estate investment

How to finance your real estate investment

How you finance your next real estate transaction will depend on how much cash you have available, your credit capability, and your long term goals.

If you have cash for the necessary down payment and closing costs then you can use traditional financing methods (mortgage). If not, then you have to be more creative.

 

Your credit capability is based on your credit score and your financing ratios.

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How to Shop for a Real Estate Investment

How to Shop for a Real Estate Investment

Tonight I want to talk about how to shop for your Real Estate Investment. Whether its your 1st one or 3rd or even your 10th one. I think people go about this the wrong way. People think that they have to go with a realtor see a property, walk through the house, and look at it in various. Look through each room and see what is wrong with it or what is good in it. They are looking for good investment and evaluation the property which is the wrong thing to do.

If you are looking for a good investment the first thing you do is make sure it’s a good investment. Ideally what you want to do is look for properties that will cash flow. You will have to look at cash flow of income vs expenses. There are number of tools out there that helps you do this with spreadsheets or software or the gross rent multiplier which is very easy. You are looking for an investment that has the potential to make you money.

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4 Differences Between a Rental and a Rent to Own Investment

4 Differences Between a Rental and a Rent to Own Investment

The difference between an Investment of Rental properties vs an Investment of Rent To Own properties.

Deposit

For a rental property they are asking for the 1st and last month’s rent or 1st month and a damage deposit. For example: If your rent is 1000, the person coming in to do the rental will have to give you $1000 for first month and $1000 for the last month. Or in other situations they give you $1000 for first month and a smaller deposit for a damage deposit. Either way you are looking for a couple of thousand dollars on a rental that is really only worth $1000 a month.

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Is Your Home Considered an Investment?

Is Your Home Considered an Investment?

It is a Real Estate so as a piece of Real Estate it will appreciate and gain value over time. As an Investment, it’s like putting in money in GIC and you are investing it and its growing and year after year it accumulated wealth through the power of appreciation. Depending on the market it will probably do well for you. Appreciation varies anywhere from 2-5% depending in the area that you are, some places are flat some are more than that like metropolitan areas.

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5 Books That All Real Estate Investors Need to Read

5 Books That All Real Estate Investors Need to Read

As a base you need to read the ones I am about to tell you. Most people think that Real Estate is about buying a house, fixing it up, selling it or making offers. Sure that is the mechanics of it. However, a lot of people never get to that point. I remember taking this real estate investing course and the instructor said “95% of you will never be involved in Real Estate Investing” A Lot of people go with the hopes of being Real Estate Investor, wanting to change their life but they never have courage or discipline to take it anywhere further.

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How to Invest In Turnkey Joint Venture Real Estate

How to Invest In Turnkey Joint Venture Real Estate

Joint Ventures and How to Invest in Joint  Ventures

What is a joint venture? Joint ventures is when to parties come together for the benefit  of both parties and what that means is real in real estate is usually it means buying a property to either hold long-term to do as a Rent to own or even to do as a fix and Flip.  Usually its one-party doing a lot of the works. When  I say a lot of work going out getting the property, fixing the property renting out the property, finding the tenants. So more hands on kinda thing and the other person being what’s called a passive investor or somebody who is providing a lot of the capital or the investment funds and maybe a all may be a combination or some type of split

and it could even mean a split up duties as well.

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3 Tips for Fix and Flip Real Estate Investing

3 Tips for Fix and Flip Real Estate Investing

Lets talk about Fix and Flip. You know those properties that you buy that need a bit of work then you sell them for a profit. A lot of people see these opportunities, you see allot of TV shows out there that show you how to do this. Seems to be the thing that people like about real estate. Buy this property that needs a lot of work, Ill put that work in and then ill flip it for a profit. Doesn’t always work out that way, certainly not in the first couple. What happens is that there is unexpected costs.

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Does Real Estate Investing have to be Sexy

Does Real Estate Investing have to be Sexy

Is real estate sexy! To own properties to rent properties to be the “Donald Trump” or the local guy in the neighborhood that owns all this real estate. Real Estate is a very interesting product to own. The people that own Real Estate either are very open about it, they walk around saying they own properties. Or, they let people know they are interested in real estate and maybe its because they are trying to attract investors.

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Make More Money by Exercising

Make More Money by Exercising

What I am talking about here is exercising, feeling good, giving you more energy. Today is January 31st 2015 and I just completed 31 days of exercising. Everyone thinks you cant exercise every day, sure you can. The type of exercises that you need to do, let’s qualify that.

Everyone thinks they need to get up go to the gym spend half an hour or an hour on a treadmill, workout with weights for another half an hour. So you are at the gym for an hour an hour and a half and then it takes them half an hour to get there and half an hour to get back. So by the time you get your workout, you probably invested about 2 hours of time. What I have, is I have this little multi gym, I get in there and do maybe 30 minutes in total. What I do is a simple set of what is called giant set. I know a little bit about exercise I used to compete, I was a bodybuilder at one time and I didn’t compete there but I was a powerlifter and competed there.

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When Should I Use a Realtor

When Should I Use a Realtor

Tonight I want to talk a bit about using a Realtor whether you should use a Realtor and when you should use a Realtor. Personally I will always use a Realtor! I tried selling my properties before and it’s just not something I want to do and for you as a beginner or as season  investor I always recommend using a Realtor.

So let’s talk about that the two times when you do need a realtor first of all when you’re buying a property and secondly when you’re selling a property.  Of course this is only true for transactions where it actually requires you to transfer and requires a legal listing and where a Realtor really is involved.  

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