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Your operations define your long-term success in real estate investing. Fine-tune your process with: Asset Management | Asset Protection | Deal Analysis | Fundamentals | Growth | Lead Generation | Risk Management

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Create your own full-time benefits from part-time real estate investing

Create your own full-time benefits from part-time real estate investing

In writing this blog post, I am going to draw on my own experience as a part-time real estate investor who was employed full-time in corporate America. Hindsight is 20-20. I will admit I did not see the full-time benefits I was building with my part-time real estate investing at ...
How a beginning investor became an investment company owner in five years blog by Larry Arth

How a beginning investor became an investment company owner in five years

“I want to know everything you can teach me about real estate investing,” were the first words spoken by a gentleman who walked into my office. He said he had seen the words “investment property” underneath my office picture and wanted me to help him get underway. He said he ...
Debt

4 Reasons Investors use Debt to Finance Real Estate

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be…” How could Shakespeare be wrong? Why should anyone take out debt, or other financing, on their real estate investments? Well, the quote from Hamlet is that of a father warning his son about the dangers of lending to friends, since hitching debt onto personal ...
3 reasons to quit your day job and invest in real estate

3 reasons to quit your day job and invest in real estate

Many people seek real estate investing for various reasons. Here are the three major reasons that I’ve come to find why most people quit (or decide to replace) their day jobs with real estate investing: Reason No 1: Because working for someone else... STINKS “If you don’t build your dream, ...
Home prices are up and days on the market are dropping

3 market trends in 2015 for the residential real estate investor: a mid-year analysis

I write today from my perspective as a HomeVestor franchisee in Dallas, but I will write in broad enough terms that my observations here in Dallas, as an active real estate investor, are consistent with what investors are seeing nationwide. As I explain my observations from personal experience, I will ...
Buying a house "subject to the mortgage" could be a home run deal blog by RJ Palano in his series Art of the Deal for Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine

Buying a house “subject to the mortgage” could be a home run deal

How would you like to come up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs and with the go-ahead run on third? Every young baseball player imagines being in that position, or in a position to win the World Series. It’s like that in the real ...
how one couple chose to invest $1 million in cash blog by Larry Arth for Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine

How one couple chose to invest $1 million in cash

| Larry Arth | Article | Funding, Operations
The couple was a farming family from just outside the city limits and had received an offer to purchase their land from a single-family-home developer. They had called ahead and wanted to sit down with me to discuss how to best invest their million-dollar windfall. As a real estate investment ...
Is a condo a good purchase for a first-time real estate investment property - The weekend real estate investor

Is a condo a good first rental property investment?

There are many, many condos out there. As an investor here in Dallas with HomeVestors, I believe they are a viable option for any investor to consider, not only here in Dallas, but across the U.S., but they do have some unique aspects that the investor must consider and understand ...
3 ways to build your real estate investing portfolio

3 ways to build your real estate investing portfolio

| Larry Arth | Article | Operations
What excites me is watching new investors build up ta real estate investing portfolio—the self-discovery, if you will—that comes with them finally taking that first big step into buying their initial investment property. With such fast changes in the real estate industry it is easy to get confused as to ...
4 Ways to Start Small as a Real Estate Investor

4 Ways to Start Small as a Real Estate Investor

I speak from experience when I say that taking that first step is one of the most significant and common obstacles for a new or part-time investor who is looking to get started. Most people struggle to take that first step. I’ll admit it is the most difficult step and ...
2 ways to do a fast flip: the art of the deal

2 ways to do a fast flip: The art of the real estate deal

| R J Palano | Article | Operations
The real estate business avails itself of many opportunities with different types of properties located throughout the world. Like any business, you must have goals and a business model. In our model, we focus on single-family houses as they are easy to understand and the most liquid of all real ...
5 Faulty Assumptions About Real Estate Investing

5 Faulty Assumptions About Real Estate Investing

| Larry Arth | Article | Operations
I have discovered in many conversations with investors a distinct difference in the way beginners and veterans think. New investors are thinking based on what they hear and what they read. They then create their own interpretation of what that means to them. On the other hand, a seasoned investor ...
5 red flags to help you avoid becoming a victim of real estate investment fraud

5 red flags to help you avoid becoming a victim of real estate investment fraud

| Think Realty | Article | Operations
A caution on real estate investment scams, typically spread by word-of-mouth, has been issued in a release by The Florida Office of Financial Regulation. “Real estate investment scams typically spread by word-of-mouth and require consumers to invest large sums of money in investment properties. This type of scam promises a ...
This house is one of three properties north of Seattle that Lawrence invested in using peer-to-peer lending or crowdfunding blog by Lawrence Fassler

How crowdfunding, or peer-to-peer lending, can help the active real estate investor

In my last article, I talked with you about how crowdfunding, or the use of peer-to-peer marketplaces, is beginning to change the way accredited real estate  investors can participate in real estate projects. Peer-to-peer marketplaces, and crowdfunding,  also affect how regular real estate investors can get financing for their own ...
3 steps to overcoming fear in purchasing your first real estate investment property

3 steps to overcoming fear in buying your first investment property

Many times people thinking about buying their first investment property are anxious or scared. So how do you overcome the fear factor? I guarantee there are many people out there who put down on their resolutions and goals for 2015 that they want to buy their first investment property. You ...
5 reasons you may find you best investments buying from other investors

5 reasons you may find you best investments buying from other investors

| Larry Arth | Article | Operations
Struggling to find good real estate investments with my Realtor, I was convinced he simply did not understand what I was looking for. So I decided to take a real estate course for the sole purpose of having access to the Multiple Listing Service. By getting my real estate license, ...
5 Tips On Communicating With Your Contractor On Your Rental Property Renovation

5 Tips On Communicating With Your Contractor On Your Rental Property Renovation

At any given time, I have multiple projects running that place me at the service of someone else. It puts me in both a vulnerable and sometimes frustrating position because I know that I can’t do everything and they know that I really need them. So, for this blog I ...
What December housing data means to investors

What December housing data means to investors

The snapshot reports from various sources help the media promote the message the economy is improving universally and the window for real estate investors may be closing. Looking at trends by market as Altos Research allows us to do does not support such generalized statements. Primary Markets: Reality is “the ...
Tim Herriage

Do-It-Yourself Real Estate Investment Advice

Real Estate Investor Bandits – The Ugly Side of Marketing Guest Blog by Tim Herriage BANDIT SIGNS As a Professional Real Estate Investor this issue has always been in the background for me, and kind of made me mad. A lot of these “gurus” and “teachers” sell you this as ...
wealth-building

How to Reduce Real Estate Investment Risk

By Andrew Waite In 2011, HomeVestors with Local Market Monitor ranked The Best Markets To Invest in Rental Property. This list began by calculating the cost difference between renting and owning and by gauging overall rental demand. These calculations and the resulting list of “best rental markets to….” bring us back ...