Real Estate Finance

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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 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…

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