Category Archives: Structuring Investments

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How to Obtain a Private Mortgage due to Traditional Lender Denials-Guest Blog by Mr. Parker

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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

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Good Versus Bad Debt? I Don’t Care When Investing

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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Purchasing Multi-Unit Properties With Little or No Cash Down-An Interview With Ben Leybovich

DSC00619Ben 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

Why the 2% Rule can get Beginning Investors into Trouble

The 2% rule has been discussed quite a bit on the forums and in blog posts.  Since I am a new blogger (I wrote my first article for Bigger Pockets last week on buying HUD homes), I figured it was okay for me to add another opinion on the 2% rule.  What peaked my interest was seeing a comment in one of the forum posts that said the 2% rule is great for beginning investors, because it helps keep them out of trouble. However- I think the 2% rule actually does a lot more harm that good with new investors.

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How a Cash Out Refinance can Generate 92% Cash on Cash Returns

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I am able to get great returns on my cash by investing in long-term rental properties.  Part of the reason I get great returns, is I am very picky on what I buy and I only purchase great deals.  Continue reading

How to Find a Great Property Manager

rentA very common question in the Real Estate investing world is; how do I invest in an area I don’t live in?  This is a difficult question for me to answer, since I have never invested outside of my market.  Continue reading

How to Make More Money by Hiring and Delegating More

peopleIf you are reading my blog, chances are you either own your own business or want to own your own business.   Continue reading