Saturday, November 1st, 2014

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3 Things I Wish I’d Known When I First Started Investing »

This one goes out to…the noobs I love…  (Queue weepy REM music here) And by “noobs” I mean newbies.  I.E. anyone who’s been at this real estate investing thing for a couple years or less. If that’s you, then this post’s for you. Truth be told, there’s is there’s a heap of things I wish […]

Video: The Haunted House Rehab (and a Double Dog Dare) »

So not too long ago I was engaging in some masterminding, a bit of business building and a heap of tom-foolery in Baltimore with some close friends. And while there I got the chance to go see a bunch of Craig Fuhr’s rehab projects one afternoon. Let me just say… . There’s nothing like spending […]

Debt Free Investing: Is "Good Debt vs Bad Debt" a Myth? »

Good Debt vs Bad Debt…ever heard of it? Sure, if you’re like me then you probably learned the now sacred cow “good debt vs bad debt” philosophy in Rich Dad, Poor Dad at some point.  And it seems to make good sense, doesn’t it? Good debt vs bad debt 101 tells us… Bad debt is debt […]

Visioneering Life: The Remarkable Reward of Wrestling With Big Questions »

Well this may be the strangest blog post I’ve ever written.  I’m typing this from the 8th floor of Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. More on that in a sec.  But first, looking back I can hardly believe it’s actually it’s been over 2 months since I last posted here — WOWZERS! So where have I […]

Is HUD Opening the Floodgates? »

So I’ve mentioned before how lucky I am to be part of this really phenomenal mastermind group called the Flip VIPs. Besides our in-person meetings thrice yearly, another big, fat benefit I enjoy from this posse is the ongoing collaboration and free flow of information we share privately via email. So just this week my […]

Gold Digging: How to Mine the MLS for an Opportunity Market »

So I got something tasty for you today, folks. We’ve never done this before, but it’s high time. Here’s the deal: On a recent Saturday, we broadcast our first-ever live MLS market research webcast.  Maybe you recall hearing about it? It was a very raw, real workshop in the truest sense of the word… Imagine Bob Norton […]

FHA No Flipping Rule Waived (Again) »

If you like good news and happiness, check this out… So back in January 2010 we reported (and rejoiced) that the FHA had decided to suspend the 90-day anti-flipping rule for 1 year. The now-infamous rule was originally intended to prevent shady speculators from defrauding the government, but it also stifled the purchase and renovation […]

25 Proven Deal-Getting Strategies »

So my Flip VIP buddy Mike Ferris just sent me this awesome list of 25 time-tested, proven ways to find/get great real estate deals (see below).  He prepared for discussion at this month’s meeting for the REIA group he runs in Delaware. Now Mike and his wife Christina have done hundreds of deals since they […]

Demystifying the Real Estate Auction in 19 Minutes »

So it all started with an alluring email… “Ok, help me out here guys. Looking for your input…. Auction.com just called me to confirm that I got the accepted offer.  However, they are different from REDC.com where the bid is the bid and you win. With auction.com the seller has the right to say yes […]

Jackpot: Pink Baths, Buyers Out the Wazoo (A Case Study) »

Meet Brian… Brian’s a short-sale rehabber from Milwaukee.  As a “fix and flip” guy, Brian gets giddy at the chance to turn a diamond in the rough junker into a bright, shiny showpiece. He does it over and over again, and it turns out he’s gotten pretty darn good at it over the years. And […]