Education + Action: The True Path to Creating Wealth

People are inundated with so many ideas today about building wealth.   It seems every influencer on YouTube and TikTok have a new side-hustle or online course for you to purchase and pursue. But what, really, is the best way to build wealth today? There's no one answer, as there are many paths to pursue. But something that remains consistent (or inconsistent) is an individual's ability to learn and take action. In this post, we'll explore what it takes to take your life to the next level and how to get "unstuck" if you just don't know ...

By |2022-05-03T08:04:49-07:00April 25th, 2022|Getting Started, Personal Growth, Success Mindset|

What is Househacking?

Home ownership is a major investment and commitment. It can be costly, with a mortgage payment, utilities, and all the maintenance resting on the homeowner's shoulders. House hacking is the process of buying a home and then turning it into a money-making machine by utilizing part of the property to bring in some extra cash. House hacking is not easy, but it is possible with the right mindset and approach. In this guide, we'll show you how to use your home to "house hack-away" at your monthly mortgage while building equity. What is House Hacking House ...

By |2022-03-28T09:54:17-07:00March 25th, 2022|Getting Started, Real Estate Investing, Rentals|

Fix and Flip Loans for Beginners

Are you interested in getting into the fix and flip business? If so, you'll need to get financing for your projects. This can be a bit tricky if you're new to the game, but don't worry—we're here to help. In this post, we'll introduce you to fix and flip loans for beginners and tell you how to get started. Keep reading to learn more! What are Fix and Flip Loans? A fix and flip loan is a type of loan that finances the purchase and renovation of a property. These loans are usually short-term, lasting anywhere ...

By |2021-12-06T09:55:30-08:00December 6th, 2021|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping, Getting Started|

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 |2021-09-10T19:12:46-07:00January 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 |2022-02-22T15:10:38-08:00October 16th, 2019|Borrowing, Communication, Getting Started|

Other People and Your Circle of Wealth:

The overarching philosophy of success at Cogo Capital and the Lee Arnold System of Real Estate Investing is the Circle of Wealth. It’s the center of everything we do, everything we teach, and everything we want for our customers, our students, our financial clients, and our investors. Journeying on the path of the Circle of Wealth requires a vital element, the movement and momentum created by interdependence with other people.

By |2021-09-10T19:16:31-07:00September 11th, 2019|Entrepreneurship, Getting Started, Wealth|

Real Estate Investing Strategies To Try

Three Different RE Investing Strategies All real estate strategies can make you profit, but many choose a specific type when just starting out due to current resources and exposure. Whether you are new to real estate investing or you have experience (but may need a little inspiration) let’s review the three main types of investing strategies. I encourage you to begin testing out these different areas, as you can begin to practice all of them simultaneously. …

By |2021-09-10T19:16:31-07:00July 15th, 2019|Getting Started|