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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 ( 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 ..

3 Marketing Tips for New Real Estate Investors

By Dr. Teresa R. Martin, Esq., REIA NYC One thing that many new real estate investors struggle with is how to properly market their real estate investment business in order to generate more qualified leads. It's a problem that shouldn't be taken lightly either, because attracting and retaining targeted real estate buyers, sellers, and potential partners is a vital element in the success of your business. But before I go on, let me mak ..

3 Creative Financing Strategies for Real Estate Investors

By Dr. Teresa R. Martin, Esq., REIA NYC The definition of “creative real estate financing” may not sound so inspiring (if your financing is non-traditional, then it's automatically creative), but it's really the key to getting the most out of your investment dollars and overcoming any financial barriers to entry. Solve Problems and Create Financial Openings If you are just getting into real estate investing, you'll quickly ..

Mindful Money Matters – Part 1

By: Dr. Lorie Nicholas, REIA NYC Financial Literacy Coach Real estate investing requires being mindful of how you manage your money. To assess how you are doing, let's take a look at your relationship with money. Please answer the following questions: I feel guilty after I have spent a lot of money, knowing that I cannot afford it. Money is a topic that has caused a lot of disagreements /arguments in my family. Financial problem ..

Mindful Money Matters – Part 2

By: Dr. Lorie Nicholas, REIA NYC Financial Literacy Coach In the financial world, one of the most powerful 4 letter words that can invoke a variety of emotions in a person is the word “Debt.” When you hear this word, take a few minutes and explore the first thoughts, feelings and images (what I am going to refer to as sensory perceptions) that come into your mind. Were those thoughts, feelings and images positive or negative?  ..

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