Monday, March 24th, 2014

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Critical 1099 Info for Investors – Ignore at Your Own Risk »

If you’re in business for yourself but not actively sending out 1099s to your non-employee contractors like you should, then you need to read every single word of this blog post. Just do it…you’ll see why, and you’ll likely buy me something frosty next time you see me to say thanks (hypnotic command…boom ; -) […]

How to Make Awesome Sauce (Top 47 MLS Keywords for Investors) »

A while back I posted an article about how investors can get access to the MLS without a license. I was quite surprised, honestly, by how much buzz that post generated at the time. Judging by the extensive and saucy comments, some folks absolutely loved it, while others got their feathers more than a little […]

Do I Have to Accept Section 8? (Hint: Yes and No) »

Ah Section 8. If you’re a landlord, chances are you either love ‘em or hate ‘em. Personally, I love to hate ‘em. But the question is…do you have to rent to Section 8 tenants if you don’t want to? I hear this one a lot, and my answer may surprise you. But first… Why I […]

Rehabbers: Using Your Own Cash? Danger! »

So I just learned something salient I think you should really be aware of if you’re not already.  Especially if you’re considering a cash-out refinance at some point in your future. If that’s you, then danger, Will Robinson, danger! Here, listen to this… It’s a short snippet from my  “Super Sexy Mortgage REI Market Update” […]

New Market Rules: Why MAO Can Be a Moving Target »

It’s no secret that today’s real estate market is a good bit different than even a couple of years ago, right?  Sure, the fundamentals are all the same.  And the opportunity for making really great profits is still very much alive – arguably even more so. But still, there are some key, noteworthy shifts we […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]