Real estate markets are cyclic, and in competitive times, savvy strategies matter. One underutilized approach is the back-up offer, presented after an initial offer is accepted, ready to step in if the first deal fails. Such primary deals can falter due to financing challenges, unexpected property issues, or even buyer remorse. While it doesn't guarantee success, a back-up offer enhances an investor's chances in a hot market. (more…)
An ADU can increase your monthly rental income and help speed your path to financial freedom. However, they’re not completely without downsides. In this article, we explore the different types of ADUs and the many good reasons to have one. Including a few benefits you might not expect. We also discuss some of the things to look out for, along with ways to mitigate the risk. (more…)
Land investing or land flipping is a speculative type of investing that involves buying land with an intent to hold the property until it sells for a profit. Sometimes you can flip the land quickly for a profit. Other times, as was the case for the properties I bought back in the early 2000s, it can take decades. This is the danger of land investing. But is there a better way to invest in land that doesn’t involve as much risk to your finances? Read the article to find out! (more…)
By negotiating seller concessions, you can make a good property deal even better. Without negotiation, you won’t get any price reductions on closing costs, and your new property could cost more than you bargained for. To secure your latest property investment in a better deal, you must learn the art of negotiating seller concessions. (more…)
Summary: Are you thinking about investing in a real estate syndication but don’t know how to get started? In this three-part series, we will embark on a journey together, uncovering the secrets to investing real estate syndications. From understanding important terminology to conducting a detailed evaluation of deals and sponsors, we will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to make informed investment decisions. So, let's dive into the world of real estate syndications and unlock the path to generating passive income and building long-term wealth. (more…)
Summary: The goal of our Investor Spotlight series is to provide you with stories of real doctors and high-income professionals who are at different points in their journey to reaching financial freedom through real estate investing. Today’s spotlight is on Brian. His investment journey began after being influenced by two crucial events in his life. After going through personal hardships – divorce and a career reevaluation, he was catapulted to his biggest breakthrough and began his journey toward reaching financial freedom. (more…)
In this episode, we interview Katrina Ubell and learn about her story of transitioning from being a full-time physician to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Katrina Ubell is a pediatrician who worked in a private practice for over 10 years. She is now a certified life and weight-loss coach who has successfully helped over 1,300 physicians overcome/solve their weight-loss dilemmas. Growing up, owning a company, or starting a business was never in the picture for her. Katrina doesn't have any business background, but she grew interested in becoming an entrepreneur after catching just a glimpse of it. (more…)
Summary: If you’re a real estate investor or you’re thinking about becoming one, rising interest rates have probably weighed heavily on your mind. You’ve probably asked yourself, “is this a good time to invest?” “Should I wait until interest rates go down?” In this article, we’ll give you our perspectives based on over 20 years of real estate investing experience, including investing through three downturns! (more…)
Summary: This is a continuation of our series of articles dedicated to H1B visa holders who are looking to invest in real estate, and more specifically, cashflowing rental properties. An important topic for investors, especially high-income professionals, is how to protect your assets. Many turn to LLCs for both asset protection as well as anonymity. In this article, we answer the question, can H1B visa holders use LLCs to hold their rental properties? (more…)
Summary: Are you wanting to get started in real estate investing but don't have the funds to get started? Maybe you have student debt so it just doesn't seem like the right time? If that's you, you might want to consider house hacking to jump-start your real estate portfolio. Not only does house hacking give you a way to buy a property with little or no money down, it also allows you to live rent-free. And if you REALLY know what you're doing, you can even generate a significant amount of rental income! (more…)
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