7 Steps to Searching for Comps

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7 Steps to Searching for Comps

Today I wanted to talk to you about an important piece of the real estate investing puzzle that a few of our students and subscribers have had questions about – Comparative Market Analysis’. You can use these when finding new deals to see if they are in a good area and will sell quickly and…  Continue Reading

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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Contractor

Recently I put together a training video and blog about how to find reliable, quality contractors. Now I am going to tell you the next step on what to do once you have put together a list of possible contractors you may want to work with. As you already know, a good contractor can really…  Continue Reading

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7 Steps to Prep for a Fast Fix and Flip Real Estate Investment

Nothing sucks up money and eats into profits like a house sitting vacant so it’s an enormous mistake to buy a house and then have it sit for days, weeks, months before the repairs and work gets done. Trust me, I’ve made this mistake before and all of a sudden I’ve spent $1500 just on…  Continue Reading

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In 2016, Let’s Stop Chasing the Latest Fads

In 2016, Let’s Stop Chasing the Latest Fads

  I want to talk to you guys today about your real estate investing business. Where does your business stand? Are you just starting out and need some direction? Or, have you flipped a few homes, but need to systemize your business so you can consistently collect your profit checks without getting too involved with…  Continue Reading

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2 New Coaches Join The Strategic Real Estate Coach Team

Strategic Real Estate Coach (SREC) is proud to announce the addition of two new real estate investing coaches to its team, Millen Atwood and Justin Hill. Millen Atwood was introduced to real estate in high school, while helping an investor in repairs and updates to his income properties. He started his investment career in 1988…  Continue Reading

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Is Another Housing Boom On The Way?

Is Another Housing Boom On The Way?

Mortgage rates are still at rock-bottom levels, and will stay there for the foreseeable future. The total number of foreclosures are down. Home prices and the number of new home sales are up. Is this glimmer of recovery in the housing market a signal of a larger housing boom about to happen? Barclays Capital is…  Continue Reading

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My Personal Battle With Pancreatic Cancer Continued: 87+ Things I’m Thankful for Today

My Personal Battle With Pancreatic Cancer Continued: 87+ Things I’m Thankful for Today

Over the past couple days I’ve been jotting down a list of all I’m thankful for so that when today came around I could be VERY INTENTIONAL on who, what and why I was giving thanks. I didn’t want anyone or anything to go un-noticed today. Today I encourage you to set aside 10 minutes…  Continue Reading

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Housing Prices on the Rise

“The residential real estate market benefited from low interest rates, reduced mortgage defaults and a tighter supply of available homes.” The price of houses continued the slow climb upward in August, according to the much anticipated Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Price Indices report. Single-family homes rose in 19 of 20 major cities during the summer (June,…  Continue Reading

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Housing Comes Out of Hibernation

Housing Comes Out of Hibernation

Spring is officially here, and that signals an awakening of all sorts, including the housing market. The numbers indicate an upswing not just due to the season, but compared to the slump of the previous few years. Housing starts are up 19% over the past year. Not only that, but they are up 34% in…  Continue Reading

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4 Signs of a Depressed Housing Market

For the second year in a row, residential housing construction failed to contribute to growth in the US. The demand for building permits fell, new home construction starts are down, and the foreclosure pipeline is as full as ever. As a result, banks are keeping a tight fist on mortgage lending standards. There are four…  Continue Reading

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The Time to Get in the Renting Game is Now

The Time to Get in the Renting Game is Now

Today’s economic climate is resulting in a boom of some sort in the housing market – a boom in renting. Some cities are predicted to see a 25% increase in rental growth in the coming few years. According to John Burns of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, there are 3.4 million units of pent up…  Continue Reading

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6 Stages to Successful Property Rehabbing

Learning how to rehab houses gives you the best chance of building a sustainable real estate business that will open other opportunities for you. For many a successful real estate entrepreneur, rehabbing is where they cut their teeth. It’s where they gained the skills and insight necessary to build a foundation leading to other opportunities…  Continue Reading

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Homebuilder Confidence Slowly Rising

Homebuilder Confidence Slowly Rising

Even though the signs may be weak, there are indicators that confidence is on the upswing among homeowners and the home buying public. Here’s proof of a glimmer: Homebuilders’ pessimistic outlook improved slightly this month, but it remains dim amid falling home prices and a weak pace of construction.  The National Association of Home Builders…  Continue Reading

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Weekly Real Estate Kick-Off

Weekly Real Estate Kick-Off

Follow me on Facebook and on Twitter! Hey everyone, are you capitalizing on your “power time” each day? Everyone’s power time may be different, but it’s basically the block of time where you’re at your most productive, your most alert. Make sure that you’re taking advantage of that burst and doing the things that need…  Continue Reading

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Weekly Real Estate Kick-Off & Webinar Info

Weekly Real Estate Kick-Off & Webinar Info

*************************************** Clear your schedules and mark your calendars because Thursday at 9:00pm EDT we’re going to tell you about a system that can literally save you TONS of time and money. Join me and my friend, SREC student and partner John Cochran as we introduce you to this incredible system that completely automates every step…  Continue Reading

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My Wife Is Scamming My Brother and I. It’s Total B.S.!

My Wife Is Scamming My Brother and I. It’s Total B.S.!

I put together some free training videos and an ongoing case study of a REO that we just bought, and that my brother Mark is rehabbing with my wife Lisa’s IRA funds. This deal has some super cool, and one not so cool, twists to it, and it going to be a great case study…  Continue Reading

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Housing Stall Threatens Economy

Stall in housing market threatens economy Fed ending program that has held mortgage rates down may also hurt From: MSNBC.com – By Alan Zibel WASHINGTON – The recovery in the housing market is at risk of collapsing.  Home sales are sliding, prices are stalling and foreclosures are rising. And mortgage rates are likely to go…  Continue Reading

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Selling a House in 2010? Have a Strategy

Selling a House in 2010? Have a Strategy

Selling Home In 2010 Requires A Strategic Plan Of Action STILL A BUYERS MARKET February 28, 2010|By KATE FORGACH Home sales, value and mortgage applications have risen slightly as mortgage rates stand at a historic low. This glimmer of positive news is offset by estimates that about 48 percent of all U.S. mortgages will be…  Continue Reading

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Weekly Kick-Off!

March 15, 2010 – This Week’s Topics: • Freddie and Fannie Bounce Mortgages Back to Banks • Unfinished Construction Offers Investors Another Opportunity to Profit • Builders Look to Prosper from Hidden Transfer Fees • Pittsburgh, Louisville Top List of Best Housing Markets • The American Culture of Homeownership • 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall…  Continue Reading

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U.S.New-Home Sales “Unexpectedly” Fell to Record Low

U.S.New-Home Sales “Unexpectedly” Fell to Record Low

Editor’s Note: Why is everything “unexpected”??? By Bob Willis Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — Sales of new homes in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in January to the lowest level on record, a sign that an extension of a government tax credit may not be enough to rekindle demand. Purchases declined 11 percent to an annual pace…  Continue Reading

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Modern Day Ghost Towns

Jason Lankow on 2/12/2009 It may have seemed inevitable given the mortgage meltdown, but it is still shocking when you drive through a neighborhood that seems to be entirely filled with ‘For Sale’ signs. The cities here aren’t entirely deserted, of course, but they are examples of the cities that have been hit hard enough…  Continue Reading

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