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Investment Strategy

Learn about asset classes and investment methods that dial into strategies to meet your REI goals: Alternative Investing | Commercial | Funds | IRAs | Multifamily | Single Family | Syndication

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Know Before You Go: A Loan Commitment Checklist

Know Before You Go: A Loan Commitment Checklist

While issues such as interest rates, principal loan amounts, underwriting requirements, etc., generally are included in a loan commitment, many issues are often not addressed until after the prospective borrower has signed the loan commitment, paid the nonrefundable loan commitment fee and funded, in advance, a deposit for expenses related ...
5 Strategies For Building Wealth Through Note Buying

5 Strategies For Building Wealth Through Note Buying

"You can make a living brokering notes, but you get wealthy owning notes!” This statement from a pioneer real estate note investor provided one of those “lightbulb” moments for me. Determined to start owning notes, I left a 10-year “job” in the corporate note-buying world to start my own note ...
5 Must Know Fix-and-Flip Tips

5 Must Know Fix-and-Flip Tips

Whether this is your first flip or your 20th flip, there are strategies you can use to help make your business even more successful. Fixing-and-flipping homes can be profitable for real estate investors in a number of different cycles. An important thing to keep in mind when starting out is ...
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Newbies, Don’t Let Sellers Take Advantage of You

I’ve got a gripe, and I think it’s important to share it so that some of the newbies out there don’t get unfairly taken advantage of. It’s driving me nuts that new investor—and even some seasoned, pro investors—are buying deals at terrible prices. I see it happening in Atlanta, where ...
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Believe in Success—And it Will Come

This blog post is a little more philosophical than usual, but I really believe in this as a key to reaching success—whether that’s in your real estate investing, or in life in general. What I’m talking about is the “law of attraction,” which is, quite simply: what you think, you ...
Looking to Accelerate Your Wealth in Real Estate Investing? Try a ‘Flip-and-Hold’

Looking to Accelerate Your Wealth in Real Estate Investing? Try a ‘Flip-and-Hold’

If you are already in the real estate business, then by now you have encountered the basic issues that first-time investors come across when starting out. You went through sourcing and acquiring the financing you needed to begin your initial investment, found the property or properties that you were interested ...
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Real Estate Investment Wholesaling 101: What’s it all about?

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately asking about wholesaling, such as: Why should I wholesale? Is wholesaling real estate worth it? Can I make money in it? Do I have to invest capital? What does it even mean to be a wholesaler? Is it the same as being ...
5 Things You Need to Know about Investing in Land

5 Things You Need to Know about Investing in Land

Successful land investing, like any type of investing, requires a lot of due diligence. Investing in land often requires travel, since are several things a buyer cannot know about a piece of land before seeing it in person. Google Maps is a great resource, but it is not a substitute ...
That Bargain-Priced Mobile Home Just Could Be Your Big-Time Investment

That Bargain-Priced Mobile Home Just Could Be Your Big-Time Investment

Don’t you love getting a good deal? When shopping for real estate, nobody wants to pay full price. As buyers looking for a bargain, we start with distressed properties, hoping to flip the property for a good profit spread. Seeing a substantial profit made over the original cost of the ...
Think Realty Magazine July/August 2016

Think Realty Magazine July/August 2016

+WHAT'S INSIDE The Big Picture | Turnaround Specialists • Conversion is the Key • Alive and Well • Moving Up the ‘Risk Curve’ • Looking for the Right Mix Cover Feature | Think Realty Awards of Distinction Up Close & Personal | Got Your License Yet? • One-to-One with Lukas Krause • Street-Smart: ...
How To ‘Quantify’ the Quality of Different Rental Houses

How To ‘Quantify’ the Quality of Different Rental Houses

Just as with the stock market, there are different levels of quality in investment properties. This is true with apartments, office buildings, industrial warehouses, and it is true with rental houses.  Many brokers and investors qualify a property as A, B, or C. I use that same technique when I evaluate rental ...
Moving Up the 'Risk Curve'

Moving Up the ‘Risk Curve’

Real estate investors often start small—a single-family home investment or a small apartment, office or retail building—before leveraging that early experience into multiple properties and a larger portfolio. The move up from new property investor to a seasoned property investor level can require training in the “school of hard knocks.” ...
Upon Further Inspection

Upon Further Inspection

There’s a natural tendency for investors to think more like home appraisers than home inspectors when evaluating a property, and it makes sense—you need to know how much you can expect to sell for when the time comes. But you can miss issues that affect your bottom line when you ...
Success by Design

Success by Design

In his best seller, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” Stephen Covey provides seven concepts to guide the reader toward self-mastery and business success. The general theme of the book is that, in order to achieve success in one’s life, certain habits should be implemented. A successful life can ...
Sizzle Without the Burn

Sizzle Without the Burn

School’s out now, and one of the best parts of summer, I think, are the cookouts. Some of the best memories I have with friends and family have come from these get-togethers. A key part of our mission at Affinity Loss Prevention Services (ALPS) is to deliver seasonally relevant information ...
Our 'Secret Sauce'

Our ‘Secret Sauce’

It’s your first time flipping a house, and it’s almost ready. Now what? That’s a question we hear a lot. While our business model is mostly wholesale properties, we will flip six or eight houses a year and have learned you have to start marketing the properties even before the ...
What Smart Property Managers Need to Know Now

What Smart Property Managers Need to Know Now

Thanks to sky-high demand for rental housing, right now is a great time to be in the business of property management. It’s simpler than ever to find and place quality tenants in a property. Make no mistake, though: Property management is a business, one that’s shaped by larger trends in ...
Lost and Found

Lost and Found

One of the simplest ways for companies to communicate financial well-being and shareholder value is to say that “the dividend check is in the mail.” Dividends—those cash distributions that some companies pay out regularly to shareholders from earnings—send a clear and powerful message about that company’s current performance and future ...
Avoiding Rip-Offs

Avoiding Rip-Offs

Thanks to a rocky recent history, American real estate has been dubbed the “land of milk and honey” for foreign investors. Countless people from across the globe are scooping up American houses like they’re hotcakes, spending an average of nearly $500,000 per purchase, which far surpasses the average U.S. home ...
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Alive and Well

No recovery in U.S. property until 2017,” blared Reuters in 2009. Analysts were fearful that commercial real estate prices would fall another 50 percent from the peak in 2007. Building prices were forecast to take at least six to eight years to recover. Vacancies were soaring. Local malls, shopping plazas ...
Probate Investing Primer

Probate Investing Primer

Like every industry, real estate has been going through a transformation over the last few years. Where it was once possible to find many properties to purchase and either rehabilitate, sell or use as rental properties for cash flow, it can now be quite challenging. Approaches that used to work ...
Conversion is the Key

Conversion is the Key

I don’t ever get any good leads …” “You can’t get deals like that where I live …” These are just some of the statements I hear all the time from real estate investors who haven’t honed their lead-to-deal conversion ninja skills. Mostly likely, the problem isn’t that they aren’t ...
Let Think Realty Help Grow Your Brand and Profits

Let Think Realty Help Grow Your Brand and Profits

Think Realty Magazine’s dynamic multi-platform distribution channels offer you the opportunity to market your company to a large and precisely-targeted audience of real estate investing-minded individuals and businesses. Our 16-page advertorial supplements featuring your approved content have proven to be successful new-business generators and marketing collateral for many valued clients, ...
Hundreds Converge to Discuss the Single-Family-Home Investing Craze

Hundreds Converge to Discuss the Single-Family-Home Investing Craze

Recently I attended a three-day event in Miami focused on single-family home investing. In fact, I had the privilege of meeting some of you readers there.  I was honored to be a moderator on one of the panels where I met the “who’s who” in real estate investing. It was ...
House Flipping

Getting the most bang for your rehabbing buck

It seems like with all the TV shows out there nowadays, everybody has heard the term “fix-and-flip.” But what does that really mean, and will that be a viable strategy for you as an investor? Very simply, fix-and-flip involves buying a property at a discounted cost, renovating (or fixing) it, ...