Creating Success from Flipping Homes

Creating Success from Flipping Homes

August 9, 2016August 9, 2016

If you ever dreamed of getting into real estate investing, you probably have heard of flipping homes. It’s simply buying a house or a property with the intention to renovate it, sell it, and make mo..

Opportunity in Depressed Neighborhoods

Opportunity in Depressed Neighborhoods

July 27, 2016July 27, 2016

This July, RealtyTrac published a study report that analyzed the “best of the worst” neighborhoods across the country. Surprisingly, Columbus, Ohio’s 43206 zip code was ranked 19th on the list. ..

Interest Deductions When Refinancing a Reverse Mortgage

Interest Deductions When Refinancing a Reverse Mortgage

June 30, 2016June 30, 2016

For many homeowners, a long-held advantage of buying a home has been the ability to write off mortgage interest from their taxable income. It’s also possible for reverse mortgage borrowers to take a..

Local vs Long-Distance: Where to Invest in Real Estate

Local vs Long-Distance: Where to Invest in Real Estate

June 24, 2016June 24, 2016

Investing in real estate is often done in areas that people know best. They take the plunge when they see a property around the corner listed for sale or the word travels through the grapevine of a ho..

Than Merrill Explains How to Get Started in Real Estate (Part Two)

Than Merrill Explains How to Get Started in Real Estate (Part Two)

June 22, 2016June 22, 2016

The basic component to becoming a real estate investor is the ability to turn an idea into fruition – but it doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it commands a well-devised game plan furnished w..

A Micro Celebrity in Real Estate Investing

A Micro Celebrity in Real Estate Investing

June 7, 2016June 7, 2016

“Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that’s really about it.” – Fran Drescher Real estate investing is as m..

Than Merrill Explains How To Get Started in Real Estate (Part One)

Than Merrill Explains How To Get Started in Real Estate (Part One)

June 1, 2016June 1, 2016

It’s no secret that buying and selling real estate is one of the most popular investment vehicles among entrepreneurs. Coupled with flexibility and passive income, real estate investment offers an u..

Benefits of Buying Land for Real Estate vs an Existing Building

Benefits of Buying Land for Real Estate vs an Existing Building

May 25, 2016May 25, 2016

If you need to buy a new home or business space, you’ve likely been checking Zillow for months, contacting agents, and looking for deals. Buying existing real estate is a great move for many buyers...

Breaking Down Real Estate Investment Income

Breaking Down Real Estate Investment Income

May 20, 2016May 20, 2016

Real estate is a fundamental asset to preserve and accumulate wealth. When considering real estate investment income as a potential revenue stream or a component of a diversified portfolio, one should..

Owning Real Estate Without the Headache of Property Management

Owning Real Estate Without the Headache of Property Management

May 13, 2016May 13, 2016

An evil genius once said, “You can print money, manufacture diamonds, and people are a dime a dozen, but they’ll always need land. It’s the one thing they’re not making any more of..

Breaking down Cost of Real Estate Investments: Advanced Investments

Breaking down Cost of Real Estate Investments: Advanced Investments

May 11, 2016May 11, 2016

Presented with opportunity and concealed with risk, real estate investments are among the most favorable ways to grow one’s financial wealth. This lucrative endeavor also comes with its share of unc..

Selling Your Own Home Privately, Without a Real Estate Agent

Selling Your Own Home Privately, Without a Real Estate Agent

May 4, 2016May 4, 2016

More and more homeowners are turning to selling their own properties rather than using real estate agents. This trend has mostly been driven by people’s displeasure with agent fees that can be g..

What to Make of the Real Estate You Can’t Feel

What to Make of the Real Estate You Can’t Feel

April 29, 2016April 29, 2016

We’ve all heard the old saying: all real estate is local. Since before the internet, before the Securities Act of 1933, and even before the rise of modern cities, real estate investors have understo..

Breaking Down The Cost Of Real Estate Investments (Part 1)

Breaking Down The Cost Of Real Estate Investments (Part 1)

April 25, 2016April 25, 2016

The road to success in real estate isn’t paved in gold and silver but rather hinges on one simple aspect: the numbers. The numbers–otherwise known as the costs–are the underlier to your ..

Commercial Real Estate Debt: Alternative to Fixed-Rate Investments

Commercial Real Estate Debt: Alternative to Fixed-Rate Investments

April 7, 2016April 7, 2016

It’s one of the most universally accepted principles in investing: your portfolio should combine higher-risk, higher-ceiling investment vehicles, and lower-risk vehicles offering more modest returns..

REITs and Affordable Housing

REITs and Affordable Housing

March 25, 2016March 25, 2016

Finding affordable housing in the U.S. is becoming more and more difficult as the average price of homes continues to increase. Normally one would expect that popular urban centers such as New York Ci..

Staying Motivated While Paying Off Your Mortgage

Staying Motivated While Paying Off Your Mortgage

March 8, 2016March 8, 2016

The most expensive item most of us will ever pay for is our home.  When tackling a debt so large it can be difficult to keep up motivation to stick with it.  Even an aggressive plan can take a decad..

Declining Oil Prices and Real Estate

Declining Oil Prices and Real Estate

January 26, 2016January 26, 2016

Oil prices continue to fall – months (a year, anyone?) after most observers thought they had already reached a bottom.  Many consumers are benefiting, and the energy expenses of businesses are decl..

Should You Invest in Stocks or Real Estate?

Should You Invest in Stocks or Real Estate?

January 22, 2016January 22, 2016

Investments are a great way to make some extra money, especially if you’re planning to have an early retirement or simply need funds to finance something important. Two of the most common invest..

How Many Mortgage Payments Can Be Missed Before Foreclosure

How Many Mortgage Payments Can Be Missed Before Foreclosure

January 19, 2016January 19, 2016

The good news is that if you’re in danger of missing a mortgage payment, you don’t have to worry about foreclosure just yet. Legally, it takes at least 120 days before the foreclosure proc..

Why You Should Add Real Estate to Your Portfolio

Why You Should Add Real Estate to Your Portfolio

January 13, 2016January 13, 2016

Although across history, real estate was primarily used as a tactical investment, it has more recently become popular as a long term core strategy as a result of increasing concerns about the future..

Investment Lessons from The Big Short

Investment Lessons from The Big Short

January 2, 2016January 2, 2016

The Big Short is a recently released movie about several outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of 2007. They decided to take on the big banks for ..

Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing

Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing

December 18, 2015December 18, 2015

Real estate investing affords certain tax benefits when it involves the direct ownership of a property. For example, investors are able to deduct the value of mortgage interest as well as certain exp..

What Lies Ahead for Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2016

What Lies Ahead for Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2016

November 19, 2015November 19, 2015

In the three years since the passage of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, crowdfunding has become a force to be reckoned with in the investing arena. Though relatively new, the real estate..