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Meet our expert real estate investors who blog to help other investors

Each week we bring you fresh helpful, useful advice from expert veteran real estate investor-bloggers in our featured blog posts area.

These real estate investing experts are hands-on in the field everyday working with fellow investors to grow real estate investing businesses.

In case you have not seen them featured in our weekly email newsletter, we thought you might like to meet them here and learn a little more about them.

Kevin Guz Blog

It's not about the house it's about connecting with the seller Kevin Guz blogKevin Guz is a residential real estate investor with over 10 years of investing experience based in Dallas, Texas. Kevin is the owner of a HomeVestors or “We Buy Ugly Houses” franchise and is also owner of the Clear Key companies which focus on residential real estate wholesaling, rental property management and self-storage leasing. He is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Texas. Kevin enjoys sharing his on-going personal experiences, perspectives and learnings from his start as a part-time or “weekend investor” and full-time corporate professional to his ultimate transition into his current full-time endeavor as a real estate investor and business owner.

You may enjoy this post from Kevin on how it all got started for him: How I went from a corporate executive to a real estate investment business owner.

In addition you can find all of Kevin’s blogs here on his blog page. Kevin also writes a weekend newsletter for the part-time real estate investor and you can subscribe here to that newsletter.


Larry Arth Blog

5 things to do to make 2016 your best real estate investing year everLarry Arth is the founder and CEO of Equity Builders Group, a Florida based real estate investment group. As a 36-year veteran to real estate investing, Larry understands that times have changed with the global economy and investment strategies must change as well. Larry is an international consultant and speaker and assists hundreds of investors each year, both foreign and domestic, to realize their investment potential. He analyzes locations for economic strength and for the largest and most sustainable returns and most importantly sustainable turnkey investment. His focus is offering turnkey investments to the passive investor.

You may enjoy this post from Larry on how his daughter helped him understand renters: Why Millennials are important to landlords and 5 things you need to know. In addition you can find all of Larry’s blog posts here on his blog page.


Teresa Bitler Blog

7 reasons now is a great time to be a landlordTeresa Bitler is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Sunset and Valley Guide magazines in Arizona. She is the author of Great Escapes Arizona as well as four Arizona-related iPhone travel apps and is currently working on her second guidebook, Backroads & Byways of Indian Country. She frequently focuses on landlord and tenant issues.

You may enjoy this post from Teresa which is one of the most popular posts on our site: 7 things to do when walking through your rental property with a tenant. In addition you can find all of Teresa’s blog posts here on her blog page.


Richard ‘Monty’ Montgomery Blog

Setting the state for a successful real estate proposalRichard “Monty” Montgomery knows a thing or two about real estate investing, from up-close, get-your-hands-dirty rehab to armchair investing using your self-directed IRA as your funding vehicle. In his nearly half-century in the industry, Monty has bought and sold investment properties, founded a real estate brokerage company using a non-traditional consumer driven model, run his own successful brokerage and founded a corporate relocation company. Now – don’t call him “retired” – he is a sought-after consultant to businesses and entrepreneurs and also shares his knowledge with inquisitive readers through a syndicated newspaper & magazine column and website, “Dear Monty.” In his Think Realty Magazine column, Monty will focus on the needs of individual real estate investors. You can submit your questions to him via his website, www.dearMonty.com.

You may enjoy his most popular post on our site: Investor looking to buy apartment building asks about out-of-the-box due diligence tactics.  Visit Monty’s other blog posts here on his blog page.


Lou Barnes Blog

The economy is either going to slow or the Fed will see to itLou Barnes is relentlessly anti-partisan. No spin. No BS. Barnes has lived most of his life in Boulder, CO; educated to some degree at The Choate School and Brown, and has enjoyed the freedom of a checkered career. He worked through school as a top-end haberdasher; two years as a wristwatch importer and currency hedger; five years in the ’70s as marketing director of Holubar Mountaineering, and five years as president of Spruce Real Estate. Then to the dark side: five years as managing partner of RCM Government Securities (early MBS derivatives — please don’t tell the children — and regulatory work in the S&L meltdown); 20 years as co-proprietor of Boulder West, a mortgage bank; and since 2009 a lender and capital markets analyst with Premier Mortgage. You can email him here.

He writes on the economy each week to help real estate investors understand what is going on behind the scenes, especially with the Federal Reserve. You may enjoy one of his recent posts: The Fed is divided into 3 camps: Hawk, dove and not sure.  You can read all his blog posts here on his blog page.


Engelo Rumora Blog

4 ways to commit to a buy-and-hold investing strategyBorn in Sydney, Australia to Croatian parents and now transplanted to the U.S., he has overcome all kinds of odds to achieve his current success running a million-dollar turnkey company, Ohio Cashflow. Along the way to amassing a fortune (or seeming to), losing most of it and then scaling that mountain again, he’s learned a lot of lessons that he is more than happy to share if it can make the going a little easier for other real estate investors.

You may enjoy one of his recent popular posts: 4 ways to commit to a buy-and-hold real estate investing style. You can read all of his blog posts here on his blog page.


R J Palano

Buy houses at auction: the art of deal blog by RJ PalanoRJ Palano has been an active investor for 35 years. He has experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in his investing and these experiences have shaped his vision, work ethic and demeanor.

Acquiring properties in over 50 cities and 12 states has provided him a lot of wisdom. RJ currently provides a full cycle real estate system for International and domestic investors in metro Atlanta, Georgia.

You may enjoy his recent post: Buying houses at auction and the art of the deal: Donald Trump stole this line from me. You can read all of his blog posts here on his blog page.


Lawrence Fassler Blog

7 steps on how to negotiate a short sale with banksLawrence Fassler knows a few things about real estate investing — he’s involved with investors focused on house flipping, has personally gotten his hands dirty with the maintenance and upkeep of rental homes that he’s owned, and is also corporate counsel of RealtyShares, a leading online real estate marketplace.

Lawrence is an attorney and he blogs regularly on real estate finance issues. You may enjoy one of his recent posts written from his experience in finance and working with rehab financing for real estate investors. 7 traits of good flippers. 


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