I am a relatively new blogger with BiggerPockets; I have published 6 articles so far and this will be my 7th. Even outside of BiggerPockets, I am a relatively new blogger, having written my first article in March of 2013.
Last January, I was a speaker at an REO conference in Dallas and the panel I was on was focused on social media and it’s role in the REO world. One of the questions was; do you use blogging in any way and how so? I answered no, I had never blogged before and at that time, I had never even considered blogging! Additionally, I learned on that panel that it is not so scary to talk in front of a couple hundred people if you have the right attitude. The point of this story is: things can change incredibly quickly and opportunities can come out of nowhere, if you are looking out for them.
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Mr. Parker is a financial writer associated with the community of “Mortgagefit.com”. He has written more than 500 articles on loans, money-saving tips, foreclosure, mortgage, budgeting, bankruptcy, insurance and so on. He is also a Kindle publishing enthusiasts and associated with various forums and communities. Continue reading
Posted in Purchase Properties, Rental Strategies, Structuring Investments
Tagged Business, Financial Services, Loan, Mortgage loan, Mortgages, PR Newswire, private mortgage, Real estate, United States
Last Saturday we were enjoying a beautiful day, when I remembered I had to go into the office to take care of a few work items. As I was driving to the office I saw some ominous thunderstorms to the … Continue reading
Recently, I wrote about what I think is a common misconception, in that a long-term rental must meet the 2% rule to be a good investment. I think another misconception is that all debt is bad, and must be avoided at all costs. Many people will tell you stay away from debt at all costs, while others will say good debt is okay but stay away from bad debt. Most people define bad debt as debt that uses depreciating assets or no assets as collateral. Car loans, credit cards, student loans, retail goods like TVs, furniture, exercise equipment all would classify as bad debt. My personal philosophy; I don’t care what is used as collateral, if I can use debt to invest and make me a higher return than the debt costs me – I will.
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Should you pay off your house early?
How much money can you make from rental properties?
Posted in Rental Strategies, Structuring Investments
Tagged Business, Credit card, Debt, Debt consolidation, Debt settlement, Financial Services, investing, Loan, Real estate, rental properties, Unsecured debt
The most important person on an investor’s team is a great Real Estate agent. Real Estate agents can play a huge role in getting a deal, losing a deal, over-valuing a property and many other factors that can make you money or lose you money. Continue reading
Posted in Purchase Properties, Real Estate Agent
Tagged houses, Investment, National Association of Realtors, properties, Property, Real estate, Real estate broker, Realtor, Sales, United States
Ben Leybovich has been successfully investing in Real Estate since 2006. His area of expertise is creative finance and acquisition methods of income-producing real estate. Continue reading
Posted in A Positive Attitude, Products, Purchase Properties, Rental Strategies, Structuring Investments
Tagged Ben, BiggerPockets, Business, Cash flow, Internal Revenue Service, investing, no money down, Professionals, Real estate, United States
Selling in a seller’s market is usually much easier than selling in a buyers market, but there are many important factors to consider when inventory is tight and prices are appreciating. Don’t make the mistake of thinking a seller’s market means easy money: cause it won’t go up forever. Stick by your rules, evaluate the repairs that make the most sense and pay close attention to your competition to get the most profit you can.
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Should I pay off my house early?
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