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The Two Types of Financial Optimism

The Two Types of Financial Optimism

I’ve frequently written about how savers are losers. And it’s true. In an economy that runs on debt and thrives on inflation, there is nothing more financially dangerous than thinking your savings will provide a secure financial future. Well, almost nothing. The optimism bias A new report issued by bankrate.com reveals something even more financially...
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The One Percent Rule – Quick Math For Positive Cash Flow Rental Properties

The One Percent Rule – Quick Math For Positive Cash Flow Rental Properties

The one percent rule is an analysis tool used by real estate investors to quickly screen potential rental properties. In this article I’ll go into more depth about what it is, when to use it (and when not to!), and why it can be helpful.  I’ll also address the one percent rule in high-priced markets....
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4 Types of Mortgage Loans

4 Types of Mortgage Loans

Conventional Loans Conventional lending is the most popular source for mortgage lending in today’s 1 to 4 unit properties. Conventional lending can be either conforming or non-conforming. If it’s conforming, it will be for an amount under a specified maximum. In most areas, this is $417,000 for a single family home, but the amount...
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12 Big Risks In Turnkey Real Estate Investment

12 Big Risks In Turnkey Real Estate Investment

What Are The Risks In Turnkey Real Estate Investment Even with turnkey real estate investment, there might be some risks along the road, but this article will give the you an idea of how to deal with these bumps without losing too much. No investment is risk free and so is true for turnkey real...
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Why Boomers Will Continue to Struggle

Why Boomers Will Continue to Struggle

Headlines such as this break my heart: “With $15 Left in the Bank, a Baby Boomer Makes Peace With Less.” But I predict that we’re going to see more and more like this in the coming months and years. That’s because the problems with retirement age people are bigger than anyone imagines. This story...
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My Rental Retirement Strategy

My Rental Retirement Strategy

This article was inspired by a series of posts by fellow early retirement bloggers about how to live off your wealth during retirement.  They called this a retirement draw-down or withdrawal strategy, which, by the way, could be very different than your strategy to build wealth.  I touched on my withdrawal strategy in How to...
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What Are The Benefits of Investing In Real Estate

What Are The Benefits of Investing In Real Estate

Real estate has long been viewed as a sound investment.  Benefits of Investing in real estate are directly related to substantial increase in wealth of an individual.  Wholesaling and buying a turnkey rental property are just a couple of the ways investors can benefit from real estate.  The important benefits of investing in real estate are...
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Why Cheap People Will Never Get Rich

Why Cheap People Will Never Get Rich

The other day a friend of mine approached me excitedly, saying, “I found the house of my dreams. It’s in foreclosure and the bank will sell it to me for a great price.” “How good is the price?” I asked. “Just before the real estate market crashed, the seller was asking $780,000 for the...
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7 Ways to Determine Your Property’s Value

7 Ways to Determine Your Property’s Value

Real estate values estimation has several uses ranging from sale listings of real estate and analysis of investments to property taxes and insurances. However, it’s particularly necessary when it comes to real estate sales and passive investing. After all, the value of a property is not just based on the initial payment made or...
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2017 Think Realty Honors Winners

2017 Think Realty Honors Winners

Each year, Think Realty honors the leaders and change-makers of real estate who represent the best the industry has to offer.  These individuals are nominated by their peers, and the finalists are determined by an independent panel of judges who are former Think Realty Honors recipients themselves. Their stories range from new investors just...
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