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Ready to get your read on? Dive into the article archive to help you build wealth through real estate investing. We feature top subject matter experts exploring every facet of the industry.

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Ready to get your read on? Dive into the article archive to help you build wealth through real estate investing. We feature top subject matter experts exploring every facet of the industry.

Inclusive Design: How to Create Spaces for Everyone

Inclusive Design: How to Create Spaces for Everyone

As a real estate investor, it’s important to design your home for different types of buyers. Making sure your property is versatile to all homeowners goes beyond paint colors and tile choice. It also means thinking about buyers of all ages, including those with disabilities or physical impairments. Whether you ...
The New Paradigm for Getting Approved

The New Paradigm for Getting Approved

For real estate investors seeking the lowest-cost financing and funding in the New Paradigm, knowledge of the new rules is key. Business credit is the lifeblood of real estate investing and business entrepreneurship. It’s the fuel that powers dreams into reality. Yet, for many real estate investors and business go-getters, ...
Building Wealth with BRRRR: Why Your Lender Matters

Building Wealth with BRRRR: Why Your Lender Matters

A lender who understands the BRRRR method can help you navigate the process with more confidence, potentially secure better loan terms, and achieve your goals more quickly. The BRRRR method (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat) is a popular real estate investment strategy that allows you to build a strong portfolio ...
Top 10 Tips for Negotiating the Best Real Estate Deals

Top 10 Tips for Negotiating the Best Real Estate Deals

| Damon Riehl | Article | Funding, Sponsored
An article series on navigating the private lending world In the world of real estate, negotiation skills are crucial for success. Whether you’re a buyer, seller, or investor, the ability to negotiate effectively can make a significant difference in the outcome of a deal. Mastering the art of negotiation in ...
8 Ways Investors Can Use Backyard Design to Drive ROI

8 Ways Investors Can Use Backyard Design to Drive ROI

Creating an optimized and functional backyard can significantly enhance the appeal and value of a property. An essential strategy for real estate investors who want to maximize return on investment is to enhance both the aesthetic appeal and the usability of outdoor spaces. Doing so can increase the property’s market ...
Dallas Rental Properties – Why Investing in Dallas Real Estate Is A Smart Choice?

Dallas Rental Properties – Why Investing in Dallas Real Estate Is A Smart Choice?

Many investors wonder if Dallas, Texas is a good spot to buy rental properties. It's not an easy question to answer because the best places to invest can differ based on what each person wants and aims for. Dallas, located right in the middle of Texas, is a big city ...
Designing Reuse: Shipping Containers

Designing Reuse: Shipping Containers

An innovative resuse approach involves repurposing shipping containers into homes and commercial structures. In an era of sustainability and resourcefulness, using prior structures has emerged as a powerful tool in the realm of design and development. Adaptive reuse approaches are vast, from the restoration of historic landmarks to the transformation ...
Blending Modern and Classic Design Elements

Blending Modern and Classic Design Elements

Knowing how to combine various elements creates timeless and affordable interiors. Whether you are investing in a property to rehab and flip or want to attract quality tenants to a rental, the design you choose matters. You’ll likely want something that isn’t dated, but following every new design trend can ...
Trends in Home Design for 2024 A Colorful and Romantic Renaissance

Trends in Home Design for 2024 A Colorful and Romantic Renaissance

From vibrant colors to romantic flourishes, 2024 design trends invite us to rediscover the joy of living amid artistry and elegance. As we settle into 2024, the world of interior design is witnessing a vibrant shift. Gone are the days of subdued grays; this year heralds a resurgence of warmth ...
How to Make Rentals Senior Friendly

How to Make Rentals Senior Friendly

As the U.S. population ages, the demand for rental properties that cater to the unique needs of seniors is on the rise. In recent years, the burden of homeownership is something that an increasing number of retirees are opting out of. With larger numbers of renters and tenants in their ...
The Pros and Cons of Refacing Cabinets When the Budget Is Tight

The Pros and Cons of Refacing Cabinets When the Budget Is Tight

As budgets have tightened over the last few years, cabinet refacing has begun to grow in popularity. Not long ago, the idea of refacing a cabinet seemed almost like a custom project—something to be pursued only if you were looking for a unique style or color you couldn’t find in ...
Best Practices for Investors with Out-of-State Rental Properties

Best Practices for Investors with Out-of-State Rental Properties

If you’re looking to diversify your rental property portfolio, investing in rental properties outside of your local area may be one of the best ways to expand your horizons and maximize your returns. There are many reasons to look out of state for rental properties, not the least of which ...
Stage Your Listing to Attract Quality Tenants

Stage Your Listing to Attract Quality Tenants

Strategic virtual staging can help you transform your rental listings into irresistible homes that appeal to top-tier tenants. The best way to maintain a steady cash flow is to fill your rental with high-quality tenants as soon as you receive a notice of vacancy. In 2024, the best and quickest ...
Key Factors for Successful in 2024

Key Factors for Successful in 2024

By embracing these key factors, real estate investors can navigate the industry’s complexities and maximize their opportunity for success in 2024 and beyond. In 2024, the real estate investment landscape is projected to be competitive. To succeed in this industry, investors must adapt to evolving market conditions. The following factors ...
The Age of Smart: IoT Technology and Smart Buildings

The Age of Smart: IoT Technology and Smart Buildings

| Taylor Miller | Article | Operations
You’ve heard of smartphones, smart TVs, and even smart cars. The next wave of “smart” will hit commercial buildings. In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, IoT has given birth to a new era of innovation—smart buildings. These structures, armed with interconnected devices and sensors, are transforming the way we ...
Be Wary of Experts

Be Wary of Experts

| Skyler Wilson | Article | Operations
Avoid marketers who make false promises; instead look for professionals who offer honest expectations about your marketing strategy. In the fast-paced world of real estate and marketing, the term ”expert” is thrown around like confetti at a celebration. We’re inundated with self-proclaimed gurus who promise to unravel the secrets of ...
What to Look for in a Property Management Company

What to Look for in a Property Management Company

A property management company can take the stress out of owning a rental property. Managing a rental property is a full-time job. For property owners who desire a little more free time, hiring a residential property management company is an excellent way to take some of the burdens of rental ...
Think Realty Webinar: Navigating the World of Private Lending

Think Realty Webinar: Navigating the World of Private Lending

Think Realty is providing you with another FREE WEBINAR! On June 4th at 1:30PM (CST),  Damon Riehl with LoanBidz.com will be speaking on "Navigating the World of Private Lending." This informational webinar will focus on how to select a lender for your next investment and will help position yourself to ...
Wondering How to Dominate the Houston Real Estate Scene? Let’s Dive In!

Wondering How to Dominate the Houston Real Estate Scene? Let’s Dive In!

Houston, renowned for its diverse culture, thriving economy, and booming real estate market, presents an enticing landscape for realtors looking to make their mark. But how do you navigate this dynamic city and emerge victorious in the competitive world of real estate? Fear not, as we unveil the secrets to ...
How to Build a Long-Distance Real Estate Investing Team

How to Build a Long-Distance Real Estate Investing Team

For investors in the long-distance rental real estate industry, building a team you can trust is one of the most important tools for success. Buying and managing single-family rental properties at a distance can be one of the most rewarding investment options available. But doing so profitably requires a team ...
The Art of Networking: A Realtor’s Advantage

The Art of Networking: A Realtor’s Advantage

| Neil Timmins | Article | Operations
Networking is important to growing your business, but not for the reason you might think. Your business is suffering because you don’t do this right: Network. The word may conjure up icky memories of stilted conversations about the weather or “Can you picture how that would help you (fill in ...
How to Maximize ROI by Using Professional Real Property Inventory Services

How to Maximize ROI by Using Professional Real Property Inventory Services

Organizations that don’t use professional real property portfolio inventory services could be harming their return on investment. Though real property inventories can be difficult to manage, some organizations hesitate to seek external assistance, assuming their staff has the knowledge and time to satisfy inventory responsibilities. This hesitation is often the ...
Squatter’s Rights: Protecting Against Adverse Possession

Squatter’s Rights: Protecting Against Adverse Possession

| Taylor Miller | Article | Operations
A look at the differences in adverse possession laws in three states calls out the importance of knowing your rights as a landlord or owner. In the years since the pandemic, it seems that instances of squatters refusing to leave a property and getting away with it have been on ...
The Remote Work Revolution

The Remote Work Revolution


Flexible work arrangements are reshaping real estate markets. It’s hard to overstate how much remote work could reshape real estate markets. In a recent panel at Columbia University, one expert compared remote work during the pandemic to the Bolshevik Revolution. Another said that this is the first time employees haven’t ...
5 Real Estate Investment Trends for 2024


5 Real Estate Investment Trends for 2024


| Kiavi | Article | Market & Trends
Despite the challenges ahead, making informed decisions can lead to good returns in 2024. In the dynamic landscape of real estate investing, 2024 presents both challenges and opportunities. Despite economic uncertainties like surging mortgage rates, fluctuating housing prices, and low inventory, the real estate market remains a gateway for first-time ...