Archive for February, 2009

Watch Out . . . Insurance Could be the Deal Breaker

Watch Out . . . Insurance Could be the Deal Breaker

I was at a coffee shop over the weekend and ran into a guy named Dave that I met there several months ago. When we met, he had just gotten interested in real estate investing and was eager to buy his first investment property. We got to talking and he started telling me about a […]

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Questions for the Real Estate Investing Expert Panel

Questions for the Real Estate Investing Expert Panel

Last night, I was on the expert panel at the Charleston Real Estate Investing Association meeting. There were seven of us on the panel and each time a question was asked, we would go down the line and answer it. I thought I would share a few of the questions that were asked and my […]

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4 Steps for the Newbie Real Estate Investor to Get Started

4 Steps for the Newbie Real Estate Investor to Get Started

As a newbie to real estate investing, it may seem difficult to pinpoint where to focus. With so many different techniques, strategies, tools, books, seminars, and gurus . . . where do you start? You start by educating yourself. But not just from real estate investing websites, books, courses, etc. There’s a lot more to […]

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What to Say When the Seller Says, “Just Make Me an Offer”

What to Say When the Seller Says, “Just Make Me an Offer”

Don’t you hate it when a seller gives you the dreaded, “Just make me an offer.” Well, I sure do. I got tired of it pretty quickly after I realized how much time and energy was wasted with these people. A question that we require a seller to answer is . . . “What are […]

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Price, Terms, And TVs : How’s That for Creative Real Estate

Price, Terms, And TVs : How’s That for Creative Real Estate

Have I got a story for you . . . I was having lunch yesterday with a couple local investors (good friends of mine at Charleston Home Buyers) and have an incredible deal to tell you about that they just closed on. And the first thing that was said to me was, “Thanks!” They said […]

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