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Three Habits of Successful Real Estate Investors

The best thing that a new real estate investor can do is practice the habits of other successful real estate investors.  It is a clear and defined way toward progress using habits you have already seen work. In this article we will discuss three easy habits that successful real estate …

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Using Rental Real Estate to Fund Retirement

Relying on social security, pensions and other government related programs to fund your retirement is a gamble these days.  Using rental real estate to build retirement income gives us the power to control our destiny and not be at the mercy of programs we have no say in. Social Security …

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Top 3 Rental Property Upgrades That Waste Your Money

Good landlords never waste money doing things that don’t need to be done. It kills our profits without providing a good return. This is especially true when it comes to rental property renovations. Over time everything deteriorates. I mean, do you feel the same as the twenty-year-old version of yourself? …

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How to Gauge The Housing Market Recovery in Your Area

Recently I have seen articles talking about the housing market recovery and prices relative to the 2007 highs.  These articles are well and good, but we need to dig a step deeper to truly gauge the housing market recovery in our local areas. Use Reports for Ideas and Data for …

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Down Payment on a Property – How much is Right?

When planning to buy a property with financing one of the biggest decisions is your down payment. How much should it be? Many times this will be dictated by the loan terms.  However, the loan type you are using is likely dictated by the amount you plan to put down, …

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