Real Estate Investing Clubs: Worth the Time?

Depends. What do you want out to get out of them? I definitely see pros and cons to the Real Estate Investing Clubs that seem to be everywhere these days. For anyone wanting to join these or thinking about joining, especially if you are newer to real estate investing and trying to figure out how to get started, I want to point out some things to think about in attempt ...

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Two Types of Leverage Real Estate Investors Can Use as Powerful Tools

It’d be hard to be around the real estate investing world and not have heard quite a bit about leveraging. What is leverage and in what ways can it help you as an investor? According to Investopedia, leverage is: The use of various financial instruments or borrowed capital to increase the potential return of an investment. My bet is that the way in which leverage has been most talked ...

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Opinion: Turnkey Real Estate ISN’T Actually Overpriced. Here’s Why.

Many people will say turnkey rental properties are definitely overpriced. I don’t agree. It’s not to say turnkey providers never overprice their properties—shady turnkey providers most definitely may overprice everything they sell. I’m not talking about the shady providers in this article. I’m talking about turnkeys as a whole. Assuming you are dealing with normal turnkey properties (and not shady ones), I believe the most ...

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Real Estate as a Hedge Against Inflation

Why do houses appreciate? It’s not because they get better with time because they most certainly don’t. They can actually get pretty worn out and require substantial repairs. So then what causes the famous appreciation so many people buy houses for? Inflation. The CNN news headline on TV this morning was “America’s economy held hostage!” Merry Christmas everyone, we’re all doomed. At least that seems to ...

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Cap Rate and Cash-on-Cash Return: A Definitive Guide

There are several means of determining the return on an investment property. You may hear the term “ROI” (or “ROR”), which means “Return on Investment” (or “Rate of Return”), which can be calculated in all sorts of ways. Unfortunately, a lot of people will determine this number based on whatever factors will yield the highest number, regardless of how accurate to real-life it might be. ROI is very general and ...

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Analysis of a Triple Net (NNN) Deal: Is This KFC Building a Good Investment?

Do you ever think something sounds like a great investment deal? Is it possible it’s really not? Aside from more complicated factors like market fundamentals or rent sustainability, is it ever possible the numbers themselves can trick you? Yes! I’ve recently been exploring commercial investment deals. For anyone who knows me, you know I’m not usually into commercial. But I’ve been consulting with someone to find ...

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Lease Options as a Tool to Rock Out Your Rental Properties

Money. We buy rental properties because we want money, right? I do at least. I don’t know what you buy them for. If I want money, what has to not happen in a rental property? Vacancy and repairs. Vacancy is avoided if you happen to get that lifelong tenant (of which I’ve yet to find). Repairs are unavoidable no matter what. It’s a house, it wears. So ...

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