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1. Get Recommendations Start with your friends and family and then check in with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for a list of members in your area. You can also talk with a building inspector, who’ll know which contractors routinely meet code requirements, or pay a visit to your local lumberyard, which […]
1. Not Enough Money Dabbling in real estate is an expensive proposition. The first expense is the property acquisition cost. While low/no money down financing claims abound, finding these deals from a legitimate vendor is easier said than done. Also, if you’re financing the acquisition, that means you’re paying interest. Although the interest on borrowed […]
Many people assume that they can simply 1) buy a house, 2) apply a fresh coat of paint, 3) trim some bushes, and then 4) resell the home at a profit. Unfortunately, this process, called “flipping” is not that easy. After all, if it were, everyone would be doing it. There are several skills and […]
1. Real estate has a predictable cash flow Cash flow is the net spendable income derived from the investment after all operating expenses and mortgage payments have been made. A good real estate investment should provide you with 6% or greater cash flow. 2. Real estate appreciates in value Since 1968, appreciation levels for […]
Buying and holding real estate for the long term is one of the most effective wealth building strategies available to the general population. Here are my top 10 reasons why I like this model. 1. Appreciation Despite the recent real estate crash, when you look at real estate over the long haul, it’s […]