How SMS Marketing Is Helping Realtors Sell More Homes

On May 7, 2012, in Landlording, by Justin

It wasn’t too long ago that “using technology to sell homes” meant getting your property listings online. Times move quickly, and technology moves even faster. These days, building a website to showcase your properties and listing them on the many popular sites that draw huge traffic is no longer a mark of the technologically savvy. […]

Property Flaws That Should Alarm Real Estate Investors

On June 22, 2011, in Building Wealth, Home Improvement, by Justin

The high foreclosure market in recent years has spawned a new pool of novice residential real estate investors, people looking to cash in on low-cost, fix-and-sell properties. It’s a sound strategy, provided the investor does his homework before taking on a renovation project. That homework involves a long list of responsibilities, but few of those […]

What The Dip In Home Foreclosures Mean To You

On June 1, 2011, in Financing, by Justin

Notice of Trustee Sale filings in Arizona plummeted nearly 28 percent in from March to April. Home foreclosure filings in California fell to their lowest point since the housing market bottomed out in the fall of 2008. And Notice of Default filings in Nevada dropped nearly 18 percent from March to April. Are these signs […]

Real Estate Marketing: Getting More Bang For Your Direct Mail Buck

On May 27, 2011, in Landlording, by Justin

Between professional creative design, glossy printing, database mining and postal expenses, Realtors spend thousands on a direct mail campaign that markets their current properties. Wouldn’t it be nice to know more about what happens to those postcards after they’re passed along to an employee at the post office? Now realtors can, and more and more […]

Lower Property Taxes: The Upside In a Down Real Estate Market

On May 3, 2011, in Financing, by Justin

The house down the street sat empty for months. The people lost it to foreclosure. That was late 2009. The house down the street finally sold. New people live there now. They paid a little more for the house down the street than you paid for your SUV. From your front window you can see […]

Using Credit For Rehabbing

On April 23, 2011, in Financing, by Justin

It takes money to make money, and that age-old adage is never more true than with credit-challenged investors planning a home rehab project. Property renovations often require investors to have either deep pockets or access to credit. In the case of the latter, investors must look for ways to make sure they have the ability […]

Using Self-Directed IRA To Control Your Retirement Investments

On April 18, 2011, in Building Wealth, by Justin

Some people like the convenience of letting payroll deductions build a 401(k) retirement account. Depending on where you work, the potential to benefit from an employer matching contribution doesnt hurt. But building a 401(k) account isnt your only option, and if you prefer to play a more hands-on role with your money, consider the benefits […]

Weigh Cost And Environmental Impact When Rehabbing Floors

On April 13, 2011, in Home Improvement, by Justin

When renovating a property to prepare it for market, few qualities are more important than the condition of its floors. One of the first things any buyer will notice when entering a room are stains dotting the carpeting or large gouges marring the hardwood or linoleum. What you need to determine is whether damage to […]

Investing in Real Estate

On March 16, 2011, in Building Wealth, by Justin

Investing in Real Estate can be one of the best decisions you could make. Almost every wealthy person in America has a hand in Real Estate creating a passive income where they can have their money working for them. If you have a self directed IRA where you are saving up for the day you […]

Lease-Option

On March 16, 2011, in Financing, by Justin

When considering a Lease Option, there are two sides to be considered: buying or selling. If you’re buying a Lease Option it is a great way to get into a property with the minimum of money down and without the worry of dealing with bank financing. You are simply taking over the mortgage payments on […]

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