Real Estate Investing Links for September 9, 2009

Martha Lagace of Harvard Business School conducts an interview with Matthew Weinzierl on the height tax, and other ways to think about taxation. Kyle Koller of Real Estate Dispatch writes about using 1031 Exchanges as tools and “not paying taxes on hard earned money.” Ted Karsch of Real Estate Dispatch discusses the top ten reasons … read more

Dibs!: Understanding Right of First Refusal

A Reprint from the July 2009 edition of Tierra Grande, a publication of The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University July 2009 Publication By Judon Fambrough “When you get ready to sell, give me a call.” Ever heard that from a potential buyer? If the buyer is serious, he or she should be asking, … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for September 4th, 2009

Real Estate News Links Industry Group Proposes Replacing Fannie, Freddie July New U.S. Home Sales Up 9.6% Economy Looms Large Over Request for Shelter Commercial Real Estate Execs Expect Long Recovery for Multi-Family Homebuilding Continues in Texas Cities Real Estate Investing and Financial Blog Links Wholesaling REO Property Success: Case Study Texas Homes Sales Drop, … read more

How to Cultivate a Team of 20 Agents To Locate Real Estate Deals

Even though good deals occur everyday, you might have a hard time getting your hands on one if you don’t keep two important points in mind. First, you must be actively pursuing them at all times. Second, you must be able to qualify the prospect properties quickly and accurately or your time will be wasted … read more

Robert Hammond’s 36th Property of 74: Video Case Study

Real estate investor and Lifestyles Unlimited® member Robert Hammond bought an amazing 74 houses in less than two years! He bought 10 houses on his own, and bought the rest through partnerships. He takes us on a tour of his 36th property: a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home in Houston. All in … read more

Using Your People Skills to Operate Real Estate Will Carry You Far!

Written by Kelli Guyton In my eighteen years of property management – I have surmised one thing: Real estate really boils down to being a people business. I always advise new property owners that their new business is the business of providing homes to the community. If you don’t think that’s a personal proposition – … read more

Who is In Control of Your Money?

By Alfonso Munoz, Mentor in the Houston Office I would like to ask you to consider a question that is very serious to your financial well being, both now and in the years to come: Who is in control of your money? It sounds like a simple enough question, right? But that simple question is … read more

The Path of Least Resistance

As the newest Financial Freedom Program mentor here at the Lifestyles Unlimited® office in Houston I have noticed a few common threads and patterns in the behavior and mindset of new real estate investors and those who want to try investing for the first time. Common Threads Fear. The first of those common threads is … read more

Do’s and Don’ts of Real Estate Investing

Do’s DO treat investing like a business. Adequate insurance, bookkeeping and liability protection are a must. DO stick with deals that have a 15% return on investment or higher. DO stick with homes priced in the low median price range. DO start with 3-2-2 single family homes. DO specialize in properties in one part of … read more

Principles of Basic Property Negotiation

What is Negotiation? There isn’t a quality business that is just about its product or service. It’s real value is how that product or service can improve upon the lives of the people who use it. But even a business with a product that can immensely enrich its customer’s lives cannot survive unless it communicates … read more