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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 ..

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 ..

It’s Time To Make An Income Shift

By: Heather Robinson, Financial Prosperity As a financial advisor and coach, I’ve listened to hundreds of people explain their financial dilemmas. So many stories of student loans and other debts, stories of living paycheck to paycheck, stories of working too hard and not seeing the fruits of their labor. From the outside these issues look like an expense problem, but the reality is that most people are not living very extravagant ..

The 5 Rules of Investing in Rental Properties

By Dr. Teresa R. Martin, Esq., REIA NYC Investing in rental properties can be a good way to introduce diversification to your portfolio of assets over the long - term. But, investing in real estate isn't easy - especially for first - time investors. Your chances of getting a decent return will be significantly affected by how you approach your investments and how willing you are to properly research the income potential of a property.  ..