How to Nail a Six-Figure Passive Income in Ten Years

Everyone has their own goals for the new year. Most people hope to lose weight and quit smoking, but new investors should add one more resolution to their priority list: building passive income. Your strategy depends on your timeframe. As a new investor, you can build a six-figure passive income in 10 to 15 years, […]

The Power of Passive Income

Everyone has one thing in common: they want to end their careers richer than they began. That’s all well and good, but few ever secure a mentality of wealth; instead, they spend the majority of their lives chasing it. So how do you settle into wealth without stressing? The answer lies in passive income. The […]

Using Leverage vs. Paying Cash for Properties

Many investors have the turtle mentality: they’d rather pay cash for their homes, and when things get rough, they tuck themselves back in their shells. That might seem like a great plan, but it can cost you some big earnings in the long run. The Scenario Let’s look at a real-world example. Say you found […]

Painless Property Management: Maintenance and Pets

Editors Note: This is the second installment of a two-part series. Learn more about Painless Property Management in the first part of this series.  —————————————————————– Property management can be tricky; even the best investors know that. But with the right inspections and policies, you’ll sidestep the worst mistakes without blinking an eye. Choose a property […]

Painless Property Management

Editor’s note: This post is the first of a two part series. To read more about dealing with maintenance and pets, read the second installment.  ———————— No property is successful without the right property management. If you’re not careful, even a promising investment can turn into a real headache. Follow these four tips and you’ll […]

Real Estate Rap Sheets: How to Avoid Collecting Rent with a Shotgun

  Everyone loves an up-and coming-neighborhood, but there’s a big difference between an F neighborhood and a transitional one. An F neighborhood may be cheap, but it can be a real money pit. A transitional neighborhood, on the other hand, has a lot of potential for gain. You can get a desirable property for a […]

You’ll Find the Best Deals with a Turnkey Provider—Here’s Why

Some think market research is one of the most important parts of real estate, but the truth is, investing in the best markets is only half the battle. The best deals are relative. You have to get the very best deal in today’s market conditions, and that takes foresight and knowledge. Market Facts New investors […]

Risky Business Part III: How to Minimize Economic Risks

Editor’s Note: This article is the third of a three-part series. For more information on minimizing real-estate risks, check out Risky Business Part I: How to Minimize Tenant-Related Risks and  Risky Business Part II: How to Minimize Property Risks. Every sensible real estate investor worries about economic risks. Anyone can stumble into a good market at […]

Risky Business Part II: How to Minimize Property Risks

Editor’s Note: This article is the second of a three-part series. For more information on minimizing real-estate risks, check out Risky Business Part I: How to Minimize Tenant-Related Risks and Risky Business Part III: How to Minimize Economic Risks. The saying, “The bigger the risks, the bigger the rewards,” certainly applies to real estate investments. The […]

Risky Business Part I: How to Minimize Tenant-Related Risks

Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a three-part series. For more information on minimizing real-estate risks, check out Risky Business Part II: How to Minimize Property Risks and Risky Business Part III: How to Minimize Economic Risks. All investments come with risk, and real estate is no exception, especially when it comes to tenants. […]