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Get Down and Dirty with Filthy Riches Homes

Larry Goins spent years perfecting his Filthy Riches approach to real estate. But where are the properties that Larry targets to generate so much personal income? The houses in this program are low-income, distressed, “dog with fleas” homes. They are ugly, unwanted and need more TLC than you can imagine. Most people would assume their next owner came equipped with a wrecking ball. You might be right, depending on some people ..

What Makes HUD Homes so Great?

HUD Homes can be a wonderful investment if you can play your cards right. Some people avoid these properties simply because they don’t understand what makes HUD homes so great. I’m going to give you a few clear reasons why I think these properties are a tremendous resource for investors. Let’s start at the beginning. Finding them The list of HUD homes for sale is readily available to anyone, even without a real estate  ..

Find the Perfect HUD Investment

Every investor needs a strategy and this is just as true with HUD homes. You need to know what you want to do with a house before you buy. More importantly, you need to make sure you’re buying the best properties. That means only making offers on those houses which fit your criteria. You might choose to make offers on every HUD home that meets certain criteria…so what are yours? You could tell an agent to make an offer on everyt ..

The Strategy Behind Filthy Riches

Everybody has driven by a house that has been on the market for what may seem like years. You know the house: there might be a broken window here or there, the grass hasn’t seen a lawnmower for the last few summers, and the property overall has the look of negligence. It might seem ironic, but this is the dog with fleas property that Filthy Riches has based its success upon. We all know in today’s market, these unwanted houses a ..

3 Essential Asset Protection Strategies for Real Estate Investments

By Dr. Teresa R. Martin, Esq., REIA NYC As a real estate investor, your assets will be exposed to a significant amount of risk- from natural disasters and unanticipated repairs, to major downward shifts in the market, problem tenants, and liability lawsuits. In the end, you may find yourself holding on to real estate that no longer has the value it did when you initially signed up for it. While you can't plan for every setback, there  ..

5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid with Lease Option Real Estate

By Dr. Teresa R. Martin, Esq., REIA NYC One creative way to get started in real estate investing is to use a lease option, also called a rent-to-own agreement. Lease options can be used as a flexible, low risk, highly leveraged strategy in real estate investing that requires little to no money down. But order to truly capitalize on the benefits of a rent-to-own agreement, you need to know what to look out for before you start the process. ..

Funding Your Real Estate Business with a Self-Directed IRA

By Dr. Teresa R. Martin, Esq., REIA NYC Real estate investing is becoming an increasingly popular option for investors trying to save up for retirement. Not only does investing in real estate offer attractive potential returns, but it adds some real diversification and stability to investor portfolios. In fact, it's arguably one of the best “non-traditional” hedges around against asset volatility. The growing interest in r ..

Saving for Retirement with Mortgage Discount Notes

By Dr. Teresa R. Martin, Esq., REIA NYC Investing in mortgage discount notes gives you all the benefits of investing in real estate while avoiding many of the typical drawbacks. But, did you know that it can help you save for retirement, too? What Are Private Mortgage Discount Notes? Discount mortgage notes offer low-risk, secure returns while avoiding all the headaches and hassle of buying and maintaining a property as well as havin ..

3 Things New Real Estate Investors Need to Know About Buy & Hold

By Dr. Teresa R. Martin, Esq., REIA NYC If you want to build up a portfolio that generates real wealth and cash flow over the long term, then buy and hold real estate investing is one of the best investments around. Finding a good deal, holding on to it, and renting it out to others is a great opportunity to both generate residual income and build up your equity. But, just because it's a great opportunity in theory doesn't mean that i ..

What to Know About Buying a Short-Sale Home as an Investment

By Dr. Teresa R. Martin, Esq., REIA NYC As the US housing market continues to show signs of a healthy rebound, there are a couple of interesting trends (http://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthasharf/2016/07/06/housing-forecast-what-to-expect-in-the-second-half-of-2016/)that are affecting how investors buy real estate. On one hand, property values have been rising throughout the country. On the other hand, however, while the demand for home ow ..

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