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Why For Sale By Owner Is A Bad Idea


If you’re trying to sell your property yourself to a retail buyer, you’re in for a challenging ride. When you choose to go the For Sale By Owner route it’s likely you’ll encounter a few (if not all) of these issues: The Long Wait It’s often the case that you won’t be able to finance…

5 Things To Expect When Meeting with An Investor


Most sellers are used to dealing with realtors but have never had an exchange with a real estate investor. We’re going to take some of the mystery out of that for you today. When an investor in interested in your property, they’ll want come see it. It’s best if you’re there to meet with them.…

How To Sell Your House Faster


There’s the traditional route of selling your house with a realtor, and there’s the fast route. Which do you want to take? If you really want to sell your house, avoid realtor commissions, get a fair all-cash offer, and have a variety of creative selling ideas, working with a real estate investor is the path…

Two Truths About Closing Deals

Obviously everything we do as investors is geared towards closing deals. It’s obvious because if a deal doesn’t close, the money isn’t made. So we’ve got to close deals right? Right. But here’s one insight that, if you pay attention, will save you much grief. When it comes to closing a deal there’s no magic…

How to Spot A Real Deal


When it comes to real estate, how can you differentiate the deals from the REAL deals – you know, the one’s that graduate you from dabbler, to legitimate investor? Here’s the thing, successful investors have one thing in common; they don’t buy everything that comes across their desk. They shop for the deal that makes…

What You Need to Know About Buying A Foreclosure


Foreclosures can be home run investments, but, if you don’t do your due diligence, they can just as easily be the investment you regret. First, consider the source. Today there are tons of online resources for foreclosure lists, but they are not all made equal. You want to make sure that the list you’re using…

5 Questions to Ask Your Landlord Before Signing A Lease


When you rent, your landlord will be part of your life. That said, it’s imperative you ask the right questions before entering into an agreement with them. 5 (often overlooked) Questions You Absolutely Must Ask What’s the Condition of the Home? Is it held together with duct tape and a prayer? Or have major repairs…

Are You Better Off Renting?

True, the American Dream sells home ownership as the ultimate benchmark of success, but it’s not true for everyone. Often times, it makes more sense to rent your home than to buy. What makes renting a better option? Renting, especially in today’s rocky housing market, guarantees: Flexibility – Leases usually run no longer than 1…

What to Expect as a Tenant Buyer


Being a tenant buyer is different than being a renter. In a rent to own agreement, since you’re both a tenant and the future owner of the home, you’re expected take greater pride in the property and have greater responsibilities towards it, and you’re expected to uphold your duties as a good tenant as well.…

Why Renting to Own is a Smart Choice Today


Like all great agreements, renting to own is beneficial to both the seller and the buyer. But, let’s take a look at the advantages for you as the buyer. In a rent to own agreement, you, as the buyer, freeze the price on the home for a year or two in advance of when you’ve…

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Renting to Own


A lease option can work out beautifully for you as the buyer if you walk into the arrangement with your eyes open. We want everyone to succeed in their dream of homeownership, so here are three questions you need to ask yourself before you decide that renting to own is for you. 1. Will You…

What Is Rent to Own?

Home For Rent Sign

A rent to own agreement gives the buyer control of a property, not full ownership, with the ‘option’ to purchase the property at the end of the contract period. Essentially it is a contract to buy a property with an extended closing date. That way you, as the buyer, have time to save a down…

Why Buying Land from an Investor Simplifies Your Life


Over and over, with land, we see this process from market to sold. It’ goes like this: A seller puts their land on the market and they price it too high. Then a buyer comes along and makes an offer, usually it’s too low. The ‘just right’ price (that reflects the actual value of the…

7 Things to Look For When Buying Vacant Land


There are warning signs in every real estate deal, but land is its own beast altogether, and therefore plays by a different set of rules. There are a number of things that need to be addressed and evaluated before even considering purchasing a parcel of land – we know what not to do, because we’ve…

Why Land is the #1 Overlooked Real Estate Investment


Vacant land is one of the best, and most underappreciated, real estate investments in the world. And yet, so few investors specialize in it. Why? Most investors view land as a weak investment because it just sits there, doing nothing. It’s a common thought, but a totally flawed one. Vacant land can absolutely be a…

3 Actions You Can Take Right Now to Improve Your Credit Score

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While credit repair does take time, there are a few actions you can take right now to improve your score. 1. Check Your Credit Report Credit repair begins with your credit report. If you choose to have a free credit consultation with us, that’s where we’ll begin. If you haven’t already, request a copy of…

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