6 Habits of Successful Real Estate Investors

Traits that successful real estate investors share in common

Investing in real estate is a daunting, but potentially lucrative, endeavor. Being a successful real estate investor requires diligence in keeping a pulse on the market. It also is a necessary hunger to see long-term returns. Below are six common habits of successful real estate investors. Continue reading

5 Factors to Consider Before You Start House Flipping

House flipping is hard work. Before buying your first house to flip, you’ll need to understand the process fully as well as avoid these common mistakes.

Flipping houses is hard work. Sure it seems relatively easy to do—you buy the home at a lower price, fix it up, and sell it off for a profit. Short and sweet at the surface, but in reality, there is a veritable laundry list of factors to consider first. Continue reading

5 Signs It’s Time to Walk Away from an Investment Property

Investing in real estate can be a life changing endeavor, but it is important to understand what you are getting yourself into and when to walk away from a deal. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Here are five red flags to look out for so you know when to walk away. Continue reading

Buying a Fixer Upper: 5 Things You Should Know

Before you call your real estate broker to jump in on buying a fixer upper, here are five important things you should know before you finalize the decision.

Buying a fixer upper has many benefits over the purchase of a move-in ready home that might have fewer problems. Every real estate agent will tell you that any home you move into will inevitably require some kind of improvement work. However, fixer uppers typically need a bit more TLC. This can get quite costly, but will offer a number of positive, and potentially lucrative, advantages in the long run. Continue reading

What You Should Know Before Purchasing a Historic Home

When you're dealing with a real estate agent, you're going to want to ask questions and do some due diligence before buying a historic home.Buying a home can be a challenge. There are so many steps involved in the process that anyone can get a little overwhelmed and even discouraged as they navigate the many pitfalls lying in wait. But when you’re buying a home that has some type of historic value, that process will undoubtedly grow more complex. It doesn’t even have to be a building with historic value, as purchasing a home that resides in a historic district presents the same potential challenges. Continue reading

Best Shows on Netflix for a Fix and Flip Investor

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Netflix recently added a massive library of shows from HGTV and DIY Network, and they are filled with great fun and inspiration for a fix and flip real estate investor. If you are a fix and flip investor, here are some shows you may enjoy. Continue reading

7 Signs You Are Ready to Invest in Real Estate

Property valueDo you think you’re ready to put money into your first real estate investment? Real estate can be lucrative if you invest the right way, but there are also some big financial risks. Here are seven questions to ask yourself before you make your first real estate investment. Continue reading

Investment Property 101

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Buying your own home can be daunting in its own right. But what about buying a home for complete strangers to live in it? Scary, right? Well, yes and no—it depends on how prepared and committed you are to the responsibilities associated with being a landlord. Even in today’s market where supply and demand are lopsided, many are buying up property not for themselves but rather as an investment. So what does it entail, really, to go in on an investment property? The short of it is that there is certainly real upside to being a landlord so long as your smart and diligent in the role. Continue reading