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The majority of us have been taught that financing means putting your name on that dreaded bottom line.  Be thankful that the time has come for you to learn a new way to play the game of financing.  Understand, however that the rules of financing have not changed; you were just not aware of all the rules.  I am about to share with you ways to buy real estate without having to jump through credit hoops and debt to income foolishness.  Since going to the bank is my least desirable method to finance real estate, I will discuss with you my four favorite ways:  owner financing, subject 2 financing, private lending and hard money.

Owner Financing:

Owner financing is my all-time favorite way to finance real estate due to the fact that you get to set the terms of the financing, if the property is owned free and clear.  You may be asking yourself, why would someone owner finance a property instead of just selling it and moving on for cash?  Well, I could give you all the reasons in the world; however, for the sake of time I will give you the top three reasons:  Read More→

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In this article, we’re going to discuss something vitally important that may very well help you understand a LOT about yourself and everyone around you on this planet.  Yes, that includes dealing with sellers, buyers, private lenders, and even those alien creatures we love to call tenants. Also-your mother, brother, father, sister, sons and daughters, uncles, best friends and distant relatives.

So You might NOT want to read this article… Unless you want to discover the secrets behind the reasons WHY people DO or DON’T Do the things they do…or don’t do.

It all comes down to TWO things. The Carrot and the Stick.

The CARROT represents something GOOD that we WANT, while the STICK represents something BAD that we DON’T want.  Read More→

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The Power of Networking

Posted on May 1, 2017 by

Networking is perhaps the most underestimated resource every single investor has.  I am constantly amazed at how in a world as interconnected as it is, I am constantly seeing how little we leverage each other to get more deals done.  I sat recently and wondered why and came to some conclusions:

  • Perhaps we are too ‘competitive’ and don’t want to share our deals
  • Perhaps due to some less than ethical behavior, we keep our deals to ourselves and as a result have to work harder to get them moved
  • Perhaps we had a bad experience in the past with another investor that has us playing ultra conservative
  • Perhaps you believe ‘everyone else’s deals are bad’ therefore you must find your own (common issue)
  • Perhaps you have know idea how big your market really is
  • Perhaps you are too married to social media (most people who are Buyers want a phone call!)

There are probably several reasons we can come up with that aren’t written down here.  The point is all of these above and more keep us from simply reaching out to others, much less doing business with them.  Take for example social media.  Read More→

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