How Property Owners Can Cut Income Taxes Using Cost Segregation Studies

“Cost Segregation,” the name isn’t sexy but the results definitely can be! It is a powerful tool enabling Commercial and Multi Family property owners to cut their federal income tax burden. Many owners have never heard of Cost Segregation. Unfortunately, many of their tax preparers, including many CPAs, have not heard of it either…

Setting Realistic Expectations for the Appraised Value of 
Duplexes, Triplexes & Fourplexes


Real estate investors are often attracted to 2-4 family dwellings (i.e., duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes) because…

3 Time Leadership Tips for Real Estate Investors

A Follow Up Exercise to Goal Setting for Real Estate Investors – A Class Offered By Lifestyles Unlimited

    We constantly hear tips to improve our “Time Management” skills. Today, I want to suggest that you reframe the problem altogether and think about developing “Time Leadership” in your life… 


The Power of A Mastermind Group

By Investmark Mortgage: Most of you have probably heard the saying, “No man is an island” by John Donne, a 17th Century English author. I heard someone say this at the first mastermind meeting I attended as the reason they wanted to be part of it. It has resonated with me to this day. Translation: … read more

*Updated* How To Protest Your Property Taxes & Win

Reduce Your Property Taxes To Increase Your Return by Mike Hanna of Investmark Mortgage, LLC Whether you are new to real estate investing and haven’t purchased a property before, or are an active investor with multiple properties, the information contained in this document will save you money. In some instances, the savings will be several … read more

5 Investment Tips To Navigate Volatile Markets

For over a decade we have seen volatility in a variety of investment vehicles driven more by emotion than metrics. This environment creates opportunities for investors, but it’s not for the faint of heart. Navigating volatile markets can be nerve wracking without a solid plan of action. Here are 5 investment tips for navigating volatile … read more

Building Wealth Through Real Estate Investing Begins With One House *Updated*

Wealth building through real estate investments begins with one house at a time. Often, when you hear people talk about real estate investing they are talking big numbers. You hear about the millions to be made in the market, especially now when everyone is buying. You hear stories about the people who own 50 or … read more

Taking Real Estate Investor Values To The Political Stage

Let’s talk politics. You may be cringing at the thought, but if you are an avid real estate investor you should know that industry leaders and participants make their way down to the Texas State Capitol every other year to do this very thing. In fact, to say that they merely talk politics would be … read more

The Birth of Lifestyles Quest & A Digital Age of Investing

When starting a new company, it is helpful to think of its inception much in the same way as the beginning of a book. The reason being is that all of its best ideas and achievements will not flow out at once, but instead through a series of key moments along the way. So, in … read more

The 2015 Texas Apartment Association Independent Owner of The Year

If you think about it, an award for the real estate investor of the year is not just a recognition of the hard work of one dedicated individual, but a recognition of one’s investment in the community. The Texas Apartment Association Bob Ross Independent Owner of The Year Award is such a merit. But, no … read more