Ask James: Where To Start If You’re New To Real Estate Investing?

By James Dainard “I am new to real estate investing, and I am unsure of where to start. Should I find financing or a deal first?” – Andrew of Seattle Since you are a new investor, I recommend finding financing first. The last thing you want to do is commit

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Change Is In The Air: A Significant Revision To The Limited Liability Company

  By Doug Owens This session of the Washington Legislature included a wholesale rewrite of the twenty-year-old Limited Liability Company Act. Some investors use limited liability companies in various ways and so may be interested in this change in the law. The bill, Substitute Senate Bill 5030, has passed both

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Hard Money: The Dos And Don’ts Of Getting Approved

  By Will Heaton When looking to invest in real estate, hard money loans are the easiest and fastest route to obtain funds. But how does one initiate the loan process and what are the steps to being qualified successfully? The first step is to find the right project. The

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How Much Staging Is Enough?

  By Pam Christensen How many rooms should I stage? Should I stage the entire house? What if I only stage the living room? Do I have to stage all the bedrooms? My answer to these questions is as varied as the style and character of the homes on the

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Finding Motivated Sellers

By Wendy Ceccherelli Where does an investor find homeowners who are motivated to sell? It is much easier if the homeowners come looking for you. Whether you door knock, do direct mail, run ads, or have some other marketing campaign, your success rate will depend on developing a highly-targeted list

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Crowdfunding – Opportunities Abound For Accredited And Unaccredited Investors

  By Josh Maher Alot of activity has happened since I last wrote about the crowdfunding landscape in December 2013. Since that article, we still don’t have federal crowdfunding rules from the SEC. The SEC needs to set the rules that congress asked them to set in 2012 when they

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Lease Options – Tenant Responsibility For Maintenance Redux

  By Doug Owens Occasionally I am asked about the possibility of creating a lease option arrangement in which the tenant buyer is responsible under the contract for all necessary maintenance on the property. I have written on this subject before, but sometimes people ask whether it is possible, based

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Closing Calls

  By Brian Wolff In the exciting business of Real Estate Investing there is one Action Step that can make you more in 15 minutes than most people make in a month. When you really look at the numbers, you realize that you can make more in 15 minutes than

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Lifestyle Choices For Financial Freedom

By Wendy Ceccherelli How does an investor go about creating the financial support needed to invest in real estate? Many gurus will tell you that it is possible to invest in real estate without using your own credit or cash. This is true, and it is possible, but you must

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How To Prescreen Contractors To Build A Dream Team

By Robyn Thompson Many real estate investors shy away from houses that need rehabbed because they fear hiring contractors. We have all heard the horror stories of rehabbers who loose their shirt because a contractor took them to the cleaners. I am here to tell you that contractors can be

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