Jumbo Mumbo: Don’t Size Yourself Out of Success

2020 is going to be a big year. It is time to set your sights high. Doing big things this year does not mean buying big, it means selling big. You will do yourself a tremendous disservice if you pursue properties that are in the jumbo category because only jumbo lenders can participate in this segment of the market and that represents only about 4 percent of the market. The Cap Now, if you pursue properties where your After Rehab Value (ARV) does not exceed the FHA cap for your area, you’re more likely to get ...

By |2020-01-27T22:01:43+00:00January 8th, 2020|Borrowing, Getting Started, Property Evaluation|

Not So Scary . . . No Fear Funding

The one thing that seems to block most people from realizing their dreams is fear. To many, the scariest part of real estate is securing funding. New investors look at lenders as haunted houses and dread the process of funding their deals. Most fear is born of not knowing. Our goal is to provide you the knowledge you need to approach real estate financing unafraid.

By |2020-01-24T22:01:20+00:00October 16th, 2019|Borrowing, Communication, Getting Started, Uncategorized|

Know the Rules: 1031 Tax Exchanges, Part 2

Know the Rules, Maximize your Exchange 1031 Tax Exchange for the Modern Investor: Part 2 If you’re to the point in your investing career where you’ve started buying and HOLDING, then you may need to learn a thing or two before you start shuffling your properties around. Instead of flailing around and making mistakes with large numbers, get to know your options.If you’re selling an investment property with the intention of purchasing another and you don’t know what a 1031 tax exchange is, then sit down. Let’s chat… …

By |2020-01-24T23:42:45+00:00October 21st, 2018|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping, Property Evaluation, Wealth|

Wait! Don’t Sell Yet…

Wait! Don’t Sell Yet… 1031 Exchange for the Modern Investor PART 1 If you’re to the point in your investing career where you’ve started buying and HOLDING, then you may need to learn a thing or two before you start shuffling your properties around. Instead of flailing around and making mistakes with large numbers, get to know your options. If you’re selling an investment property with the intention of purchasing another and you don’t know what a 1031 tax exchange is, then sit down. Let’s chat… …

By |2020-01-24T23:40:14+00:00October 12th, 2018|Borrowing, Entrepreneurship, Property Evaluation, Wealth|

Communicate to Stop Wasting Time and Money

Communicate to Stop Wasting Time and Money 6 Keys to Contractor Success There is no question. If you aren’t leading your contractors, they are going to “lead” you. The #1 snag investors experience with house flipping has to do with contractors in one way or another. If you invest in a property that needs work, you are likely going to be involved with a contractor in one or more of the following areas: relationships between investor and contractor is vital to the success of any project, but can become trying when any of the following problems creep ...

By |2020-01-25T23:40:34+00:00September 8th, 2018|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping, Testimonial|

Goals That Get You More

Goals That Get You More No, you didn’t accidentally click on and old issue from January. Yes, we’re talking goals in August and September. For anyone with school-age kids, this time of year can be all about preparation. You’ve spent your budget (and then some) on backpacks and sneakers, amping up your offspring to have the needed confidence to enter and tackle the upcoming semester with a steady stream of tenacity. You may already be sitting on the sidelines of pre-season football games, convincing your kids they can be champions. What are you doing for your ...

By |2020-01-26T00:13:49+00:00August 18th, 2018|Borrowing, Entrepreneurship, Personal Growth|

It’s Too Bad… (A Hard Look at Why Some Deals Fail)

It’s too bad so many people don’t succeed at getting funding and successfully profiting on a deal. It’s not that the process is impossible, many people just tend to “go for it” without considering what they could do to improve their success rate. I tend to talk a lot about what NOT to do in Real Estate Investing. Sometimes, it seems like I speak more on this subject than what you SHOULD do (but logically, I don’t). I’m truly looking out for your best interest when I make these posts, because no matter how much training ...

By |2020-01-26T00:23:42+00:00August 11th, 2018|Borrowing, Getting Started|

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Real Estate

I love making mistakes. (Well, sort of.) Why? First, mistakes mean I'm trying something new, and good things often come from stretching myself. Second, every mistake I have made, I've turned into a learning opportunity so that YOU can avoid the same misled path and can make up the money where I've lost it in the past. We all make misguided choices, often with the best of intentions. And we shouldn't jump into every opportunity expecting to just make a bunch of mistakes. Not only is that going to keep us from taking advantage of good ...

By |2020-01-26T00:36:34+00:00July 13th, 2018|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping, Getting Started, Property Evaluation|