Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Real Estate Renovation Tips

Real Estate Renovation TipsWith foreclosed properties, some type of repair or renovations are a given.  Using real estate comps to get an idea of what repairs will be realistic for the area that the property is located in will help you along the way.

Unless you are planning on simply turning around and selling the foreclosed property for a slightly higher price than what you paid for, you will have to spend money to make the changes necessary to bring the property to market.

The question becomes how much you are willing to spend? If you want to stretch the budget you have set aside for such repair(s), consider these tips:

Affordability is the key word. Working with a contractor can offer you a lot of advantages as long as you hire one who is experienced in renovating foreclosed homes at an affordable rate. They can provide you with choices in order to help you stay within your budget. Most of those who have been in the business for many years also have a huge network which means they can find you the most skilled workers as well as the cheapest yet quality materials. A professional can also understand what you need in terms of functionality and may even make suggestions that will benefit the future buyers.

If you are lucky enough to find a distressed property which requires very little repair work, why not do the actual work yourself. Obviously, one advantage is that you get to save more money,  just be mindful that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. As a rule, a professional should do repairs involving electrical wiring. It would be safe to work on projects such as painting the home and fixing up the landscape.

The internet can actually be an efficient tool in helping you find ways to save on repair cost. You can order supplies and materials online and have them delivered straight to your home. It will save you a ton of time and you can even shop and look for the best deals.

Renovating/repairing your investment property can be inexpensive if you know how to stretch your budget. Take care to ensure that the home is functional, clean, and gives decent curb appeal and the buyers will come.

Making Real Estate Investing Your Choice

Making Real Estate Investing Your ChoiceReal estate investing is really a simple business. Make sure you have solid real estate comps and you are well on your way.  You just need to find a property that is in demand so that over time when/if the price goes up, that preferably the rental return you get from your property adds up to a good return on investment. That’s real estate investing basically.

Your first goal is finding a property that is in demand with buyers. Which properties? Those properties that millions of Americans live in, in those suburbs that surround the countless cities that make up mainstream America. Not all, but certainly many.

Believe it or not there are heaps of people needing to buy or rent properties like that right now, and they have been for years. Those types of properties are always in demand, by buyers and by tenants. And as those types of properties are typically $100,000 or less, the return on investment is good from the rental return you receive.

However in an ever-changing market, do you really know what to buy, where, and get a deal?

Can you do this yourself? Of course, if you know what you’re doing. InvestorCompsOnline is here to assist with each aspect of your real estate investment training. We are here to show you the ways to invest in good quality properties in areas in demand, with good rental returns, and buy at good prices and sell at an even better profit. Whether it’s a private investment or through your IRA or 401k, it works the same.

Investing At The Next Level Part 2

Investing At The Next LevelToday, I want to cover my last two points that I feel will help your business.  Continuing to keep your focus on moving forward to that next level is important. Consistency is key in so many things. Below are my final tips that can push your business to the next level.

4) Marketing is necessary for any business. In fact, businesses that lack a marketing system fail. To be successful at the next level, you must develop your marketing skills and put them into action. A very good way to start marketing your real estate business is by using direct contact, via email blasts or a card mailing system. Then start working other forms of marketing such as network marketing.

5) A positive attitude makes all the difference…especially in real estate. A person who thinks they can’t do a deal because it’s bigger than they’re used to, and it will not get their business to the next level.  And, it goes without saying that a person who is hungry enough for success will attain it simply because he or she doesn’t given up.

No matter where you are with your investing, these tips can help you take your real estate investing (and cash flow!) the next level. Multiple residential properties can definitely be the right avenue(s) to provide some of the greatest cash flow in the industry.

When you combine education, expert assistance, marketing, and the right attitude, you will conquer bigger investments successfully, and therefore achieving bigger and better cash flow deals. It is my hope that these points will help you grow your business.

Investing At The Next Level Part 1

Investing At The Next LevelGoing into real estate investing isn’t for the faint at heart.  We all know that real estate comps are a necessity to make your deals work for you.  But what does it take to push your business to the next level?

The following is a list of tips to help you take your real estate investing to the next level…

1) Go Big. What was it that made you start real estate investing? I started investing because I wanted to make some serious cash, and I was tired of struggling financially. I started like many investors do-dealing in single-family properties. Then I decided I wanted a better cash flow and I wanted it fast. I went after bigger fish.

2) Continuous education is paramount. To get to the next level in your real estate career, you must continually educate yourself. Education and information enables you to find solutions to any challenges that may come up as you’re doing deals. Education also helps to eliminate unnecessary risk. It doesn’t take much to get yourself informed and educated. Read books; attend seminars; talk to experts; and never hesitate to ask questions.

3) Books and courses are important, however, a mentor helps you navigate deals, and overcome any challenges you face along the way. Mentors can serve as your safety net when navigating through the unchartered territory of investing. If you are serious about taking your real estate investing to the next level, a mentor is a necessity.

Join me next time and I will discuss my last two points that I believe will help you boost your real estate investment success.

Investment Beginnings

Investment BeginningsBy understanding the importance of real estate comps and the dynamics of your real estate investment market you can make good money, as long as you also stick to the real estate investing fundamentals.

Real estate investing, whether you’re buying residential or commercial property, is not a get-rich-quick scenario. It is a full time business activity, not a passive, long term investment. The word investment lends that you are committed to the activity for the long haul. Often, that’s just what it takes to make money in real estate.

When real estate is going up, investing in real estate can seem easy.  Even if you’ve bought a deal with no equity and no cash flow, you can still make money if you’re in the right place at the right time.

However, it’s hard to time the market without a lot of research and market knowledge. I want to make sure you understand these two important strategies for real estate investing.

  1.         How much money does the income property bring in every month, after expenses are paid? This seems like it should be easy to calculate if you know how much the rental income is and how much the mortgage payment is. However, one must remember to factor in the other expenses, such as maintenance and legal fees.
  2.         Having the property go up in value while you own it has always been the most profitable part about owning real estate. Leverage is a double-edged sword. It can increase your rate of return if you buy in an appreciating area, but it can also increase your rate of loss when your property goes down in value.

Any residential real estate investing deal that stands up under the scrutiny of these two fundamentals, should keep your real estate portfolio and your pocketbook healthy. No matter whether the residential real estate investing market goes up or down. Do not rely on any one “strategy” to try to give you the gains you are searching for. Be realistic with your expectations and stick to the fundamentals. Buy property you can afford and make your plans to move forward with your profits on each deal.