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Investors: Are Hoarder Houses Worth It?

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Many investors like finding hoarder houses. It looks like a great opportunity. Properties that are in bad condition are often available at a low price and resold for a good profit. However, renovating a hoarder house usually involves more than just hauling out a lot of junk. Before you sign on the dotted line, consider several pros and cons and try to determine if the venture will provide a good enough return on investment.

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5 Problems to Look for Before Investing in Rental Properties in California

Posted by Ken Meyer on Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Investing in rental properties is not always cut and dry, whether you're an experienced investor or newcomer. Investing can be very rewarding and profitable if you know what you're doing - and are ready to put in the effort to make the money your investment deserves. Your ultimate goal, of course, is, to find a positive cash flow property in a profitable real estate market and hopefully take advantage of long-term real estate appreciation.

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The 5 Best Books on Real Estate Investment

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Sep 04, 2018

Real estate investment is a tricky subject that requires knowledge, expertise and excellent execution. Fortunately, anyone can move from a novice to an experienced investor by doing a deal or two and reading several books to make sure they do not make any major mistakes. There are 5 books in particular which are especially useful.

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Investors: 5 Areas in California with High Job Growth Rate

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Aug 14, 2018

All economies, big and small, are made up of just two inputs: labor and capital. This is why when looking at investing in property one should take into account the labor market. California is broken into five Metropolitan Divisions (MD), which the U.S. Census Bureau defines as:

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The Best Ways to Use a $20K Renovation Budget

Posted by Ken Meyer on Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Sara Malek Barney, an interior designer, suggests on the website, FitSmallBusiness that the best return for your investment when flipping a house is to stick with Paint, Hardware, and Lighting. This fits in with the general philosophy behind buying houses for resale. Remember: you are not going to live there.

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Major Mistakes Long Term Real Estate Investors Make

Posted by Ken Meyer on Wed, Aug 01, 2018

Real estate has long been one of the great wealth creation vehicles in the U.S. Despite the seemingly endless success stories, real estate investing is not a simple get rich scheme. It's a risky endeavor that has the potential to make, or break, an investor. It requires many hours of research, planning, negotiations and physical effort. Even the most seasoned investor makes mistakes, and sometimes they're costly. In fact, there are three common mistakes experienced, and novice, investors make. Avoid them and you'll have a better chance of succeeding in the real estate investment arena.

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The Top 3 Points Young Californians Look For In a House

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Jul 17, 2018

For real estate investors, tracking the trends of millennial buyers is more important than ever. As the millennial population enters the established worker years of their lives -- most are approaching their 30s at this point! -- they will collectively look away from rentals and seek to put their now-established career earnings towards something more permanent. Here are three of the most important points to keep in mind when investing in properties to sell to the coming wave of millennials looking to own property for the first time:

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5 Things to Look for When Flipping an Older Home

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Jul 03, 2018

Older homes are the perfect target for your fix and flip efforts. They often look, at first glance, like they require too much effort for a new homeowner, especially one who needs to move fast; but often, they have strong bones that makes them well worth the investment if you have time to fix them up. If you're considering an older home for your next flip, make sure you're considering these key elements.

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How to Know When it is Time to Sell

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Owning investment real estate can be a great long-term investment. While investment real estate properties are intended to be long-term investments, there will come a time when you eventually should sell the property. While determining the exact date when you should sell the investment property can be challenging, there are several tips that you can follow that can help you to better determine when it is time to sell the asset.

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5 Things You Learn by Screwing Up a Deal

Posted by Ken Meyer on Tue, Mar 13, 2018

In many cases, you'll learn some of your most important lessons in real estate, not through your successful deals, but through the moments when you mess up. From the lessons you learn as you make mistakes to the lessons you can learn to avoid, check out these things you learn by screwing up a deal.

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