How to Execute a Single-Family Property Rehab Investment

When I was first asked to write this article about property rehab investments, I was suddenly overwhelmed. Here I was a college educated business owner, bragging about my degree in construction, several years of real estate experience, and hundreds of rehab projects- nervous of simply writing an article on those exact items. The truth is, … read more

Poll Question: What is Your Preferred Method of Financing Investment Property?

This Weeks Poll Question is- What is Your Preferred Method of Financing Investment Property? How do you get the money you need to invest in real estate? Last week our question was: What is Your Primary Strategy for Finding Deals? 62% chose MLS over agents, driving around, and flyers.

Real Estate Investing Links for September 30, 2009

Opportunity Funds Learn about opportunity funds from a Frugal Dad who knows how to set savings goals. Discouraging the use of credit cards, Frugal Dad shows you how to create separate accounts that ensure your expenses are covered. 1031 Exchange Financial Web discusses the 1031 exchange, an important investment tool that helps you defer paying … read more

Investing in Property ‘As Is’

A Reprint from the article “As Is” from Tierra Grande, a publication of The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University April 2009 publication. By Judon Fambrough Texas real estate practitioners frequently asks whether residential property may be sold legally “as is.” Knowing the correct answer helps brokers and sellers avoid legal woes. Both the … read more

Poll Question: What is Your Primary Strategy for Locating Deals?

This Weeks Poll Question is – What is Your Primary Strategy for Locating Deals? What are you doing to find property, and what has worked for you in the past? Last week our question was What is Your Biggest Incentive to Build Wealth with Real Estate? 58% chose getting out of the rat race over … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for September 23, 2009

This article by the Bawld Guy addresses one of the biggest dilemma’s new investors face- When should I move equity from a current project to one that will improve my net worth? The Bawld Guy points out several market factors that will help you determine when it’s time to make your next move. The Real … read more

What’s The Worst That Can Happen?

Multi-Family Mentor Chuy Terrazas calls his dad in front of the crowd to recount the story of how he overcame his fear of investing in big real estate deals.

A Cure for First-house-itis

By Bill Edwards As a Realtor at Lifestyles Unlimited®, I continually see signs of a sometimes paralyzing affliction I call firsthouseitis. Those afflicted exhibit symptoms such as poring over MLS listings for days or even weeks, and analyzing every foreclosed property in the six-county area surrounding Houston. Firsthouseits The most blatant symptom, however, is the … read more

Fire Sale: Investing In Distressed Assets

A Reprint from Tierra Grande, a publication of The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University By Mark G. Dotzour Distressed assets are investments that are in trouble. Some euphemistically call them investments “with a story.” In business lingo, a distressed deal is an investment that “has hair on it.” In a typical investment, an … read more

Poll Question: What is your Biggest Fear About Investing in Real Estate?

The last poll: Do you Prefer Capitalism or Socialism; was extremely lopsided. Last I checked, capitalism was winning with 1121 votes over 94 for socialism. This week, the competition should be closer. The question is “What is your biggest fear about investing in real estate?” In other words: What is holding you back from taking … read more