Staging with Color – White is Black

By Pam Christensen Benjamin Moore and Glidden announced their color of the year for 2016 is …. White? Sherwin-Williams and Behr are also showing an off-white in their 2016 color trend forecasts. But wait, isn’t white, um boring? I think it’s all in how you use it and of course

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Tenant Evictions – As In Football, Taking The Right Steps Is Important

By Doug Owens Every buy and hold investor seeks tenants who pay the rent on time and do not damage the property and occupy the rented premises for a long time. Most of the time, tenants generally live up to their obligations, but when they do not, then the landlord

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Auctions, Terms and Do I Need An LLC?

“Do I need an LLC to purchase an investment property?” – Ingrid of Lakewood Technically, you do not need an LLC to purchase an investment property. While I am not an attorney, I can expand on how I personally use an LLC. I use the entity protection of an LLC

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Three Tips For Building An Investment Portfolio

By Josh Maher Ten years of Flip This House, four years into Property Brothers, three years into the JOBS Act, and we’re seeing a record number of investors adding real estate investments to their portfolio. Building an investment portfolio is easier and easier with software such as RealtyShares, RealtyMogul, and

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Wendy’s Fix and Flip Seattle Case Study

By Wendy Ceccherelli    Back in 2008, while the housing market was crashing all around the country, I managed to do my fastest and most profitable fix-and-flip deal. The deal began as part of a mail campaign I was doing in my neighborhood. Here is the letter that I sent

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Where do I look for investment properties?

By James Dainard “What is the difference between a retail contractor and a wholesale contractor?” – Brenna of Puyallup A retail contractor generally works with retail clients, typically people looking to remodel their personal residence. Retail contractors are bound by the schedules of the residents and retail projects are customarily

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Negotiable Terms

By Wendy Ceccherelli So, you are preparing your first offer to a seller. What contract terms are negotiable? For some reason, most buyers only think about purchase price when negotiating with a seller. But virtually all other terms are negotiable, and can make a BIG difference in profitability for an

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Purchasing Vacant Land – Sometimes A Survey Can Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

By Doug Owens When we purchase land, we have a legal description that shows us just what we are paying for. The purchaser can also order a survey to establish the physical limits of the property before deciding to proceed with the purchase, but not all purchasers want to spend

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Leveraging: How Much Can You Afford To Lose?

By Will Heaton Leverage as defined in the lending industry is the use of borrowed capital to achieve a financial gain. Investors typically use leverage when they expect the profits to be greater than the interest payable. Leveraging can greatly increase your overall cash on cash return when used properly,

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Ask James – Questions about unforeseen expenses, mistakes remodeling properties and what’s a typical return on investment

By James Dainard “What are some unforeseen investment expenses?” – Megan of Edmonds As a real estate investor, you can put a flip calculator together and estimate what the specific project costs are going to be. I think that the biggest unforeseen investment expense is the one you as the

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