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Creative Real Estate Investing— Part 3 —Flipping, Buy and Hold

In case you missed Part 1 of creative real estate investing, here is the link. In case you missed Part 2 of creative real estate investing, here is the link. These last strategies of creative real estate investing include flipping and the buy and hold strategy.  They are considered more advanced in my book, just
Category: Investing

Creative Real Estate Investing— Part 2 —Lease Options

In case you missed Part 1 of creative real estate investing, here is the link. The next strategy is definitely a little bit more advanced.  As you evolve in your investing you’ll realize that investing for capital gains is not always the greatest. You’ll continually have to generate new deals every time you need money. 
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Creative Real Estate Investing— Part 1 —Bird Dogging, Wholesaling

There are several different ways to invest in real estate, some of them traditional and some of them outside the box.  You may have heard of guru’s who claim to be able to have solutions for no money down, no credit, no documentation, or no whatever.  But can you really invest in real estate in
Category: Investing

Saving Up for a Down Payment

Purchasing a home to live in is often a smart move for the young investor.  I often see challenges faced by first time home buyers in coming up with the down payment to actually be able to purchase a property.   Fortunately, saving up the money yourself is just one of the many options you
Category: Real Estate

Renting vs. Owning a Home

You’re young, ready, willing, and able to move into the housing market, but why haven’t you?  Perhaps it’s because you need money, but perhaps it’s because you’re scared. Owning your own home has some very distinct advantages especially for the long term home-buyer. [Note well: Notice how I don’t use the term investor…that’s because owning
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6.5 Advantages of Using a Mortgage for Home Ownership (From a Financial Perspective)

So you think you want to be a homeowner huh?  Here are 6.5 benefits/advantages of using a mortgage for owning your own home from a financial perspective (and when I refer to a home, I’m referring to a place to live whether it be single family, a condo, a town home, etc.).  There are more
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