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How Much Cash Should an Investor Keep in Reserve?

As a real estate investor, cash flow is the fuel that drives our businesses. Whatever means you use to purchase properties, it still doesn’t address the number one problem that causes businesses (real estate or other) to go out of business: lack of positive cash flow. Businesses depend on positive cash flow to keep functioning […]

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Invest in Deals, Not Markets

Too many novice investors try to time the market and ride the waves of market appreciation. Certainly buying and selling at the perfect time (when the market peaks, for example) is the easiest and most lucrative way to invest in real estate. It’s also the riskiest because few people have enough foresight to figure out […]

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Are Self-Directed IRAs the Best Kept Investment Secret?

There is any number of reasons why your investment advisor or broker hasn’t talked to you about a self-directed IRA. It could be they are afraid of losing your business, or it could simply be that they aren’t familiar with them. Whatever the reason, you should know all of the investment options optional for your […]

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HOW TO USE ZILLOW TO VALIDATE THE RENT AMOUNT FOR YOUR LISTINGS

By Matt Willis of Showdigs.com Before we get into the specifics on validating your rent, let’s quickly review the prerequisites to success with listing your property. Which sites should I use? In our experience at Showdigs, Zillow and Zumper brought the vast majority of leads in 2019 so having a listing built in each of […]

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