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  • October 26, 2021

    A Guide to Buying, Renovating and Selling Houses

    What is “Home Flipping” Really? This guide, written with the help of the experts at HomeVestors®, the largest home buyer in the U.S., is meant to familiarize new potential investors with what some people refer to as the “home flipping” process, but HomeVestors® prefers to address the professional home buying business with its challenges, benefits, […]

  • October 25, 2021

    The Best Places To Buy Investment Property In New Jersey

      My first glimpse of the ocean took place a few decades ago in Spring Lake, New Jersey, a tiny seaside town between the more notable Asbury Park and Point Pleasant. My elderly aunt had a summer home there. When my uncle wanted some company on his return ride from our neighborhood in Northeastern Pennsylvania, […]

  • October 24, 2021

    How to Work in Real Estate Without a License

      Real estate is an exciting industry. I’ve met some of the most enthusiastic and driven people, many of whom are now lifelong friends. But what I love most is that the market is always changing. It really keeps you on your toes! When most people think about transitioning to a career in real estate, […]

  • October 24, 2021

    Real Estate Investing In Florida: All The Tips, Tricks, And Tactics You Need To Know

    A snowbird’s paradise, a retiree’s dream… Florida has appeal to many looking to vacation or purchase a forever home in a warmer climate. But what’s the climate like for real estate investors? Whenever someone asks me if I have any tips for real estate investing in Florida, I tell them that it’s all about strategy. […]

  • October 23, 2021

    Hard Money 101: How Does It Work For Buying Investment Property?

      My friend, Adam, came to me recently with questions about using hard money for buying his first investment property. He’d been wanting to start house flipping houses for some time but wasn’t sure he’d qualify for financing through a traditional lender like a bank or credit union. He had no idea how hard money worked, only […]

  • October 23, 2021

    Which Up and Coming Neighborhoods in Tampa Should You Be Investing in Now?

      It wasn’t long after giving a talk on buying investment property in Florida over at the Marriott on Westshore that a few attendees followed up with questions via email. I wasn’t surprised. It happens every time I speak on the subject of real estate investing, whether it’s here in Tampa or across the bay in St. […]

  • October 22, 2021

    Which Up And Coming Neighborhoods In Atlanta Should You Focus Investing Dollars On?

      Not long after moving out of state to try her hand at the restaurant business near Washington D.C., Jula found herself closing up shop and heading back home to Georgia. Coming back to Atlanta to start a real estate investing company from scratch, however, was intimidating—especially since Jula didn’t feel as familiar with the local […]

  • October 22, 2021

    Comprehensive Guide To Buying Rental Property In California

      It’s no surprise that California is a wonderful place for real estate investors. There’s a niche for every type of real estate business there, and the state’s market is so large that the sky’s the limit when it comes to expansion opportunities. For me, California is the place where I cut my teeth on […]

  • October 20, 2021

    Best Places To Invest In Real Estate In California For Top ROI

      A hand went up at the seminar. “I don’t have any experience. How can I start investing in California real estate?” “Well, not like me,” I joked. “The California real estate market is unique. First, you need to do your research. Then, you need to decide where you want to invest.” I started my […]

  • October 19, 2021

    The 2022 Guide To Buying Foreclosed Properties In Chicago

      While the government’s foreclosure moratorium and mortgage forbearance program provided relief to many homeowners during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it created an unprecedented situation: historically high numbers of seriously delinquent loans and historically low levels of foreclosure activity. Despite this skew in data, Illinois still ranked #2 on the list of highest foreclosure rates, […]