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Fix and Flip, or Buy and Hold? 8 Questions to Help You Decide

Fix and flip, or buy and hold? That is the question. Unfortunately, the answer is sometimes less obvious than most of us would like it to be. When it comes to deciding which type of real estate investing is “better,” there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there is […]

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5 Things to Look for in an Investment Property

What makes a property great for investment? These tips can start you on the path to success in the world of real estate investing. Passive income, appreciation, stability, great returns, tax benefits—the arguments for investing in long-term, hold-to-rent real estate just make sense. Listen to them long enough, and you really start to wonder, “Why […]

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How Millennials Can Make Millions in Real Estate

Roughly 95 million Americans belong to the Millennial Generation, the classification for those born between the early 1980s and 2000. Many members of this group have reached the age where, historically, they would purchase their first home, but those 25 to 34 are accounting for fewer home purchases. Although Millennials may be suspicious of the […]

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How to Maximize Your Returns on Rental Properties

Ethan Roberts is a real estate writer, editor and investor. He’s a frequent contributor to InvestorPlace.com, and his work has been featured on Money.msn.com and Reuters.com. He’s also written for SeekingAlpha.com and MarketGreenhouse.com, and was one of five contributing editors to TheTycoonReport.com. He’s been investing in real estate since 1995 and has been a Realtor […]

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Selecting the Right Property for Investment

Joel Cone is a freelance writer based in south Orange County, California. For nearly a quarter century Joel’s career — both as a journalist and as a marketing communications specialist — has focused on the residential and commercial real estate industries, as well as the legal community. After a decade as a staff writer for […]

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How Real Estate Investors Get the Best Financing

When you’re evaluating a potential real estate investment, one of your top considerations should be cash flow, no matter how much you love the property. For rentals, two factors maximize cash flow: the rental income and the loan terms. Your goal should be to charge the highest rent the market will bear — certainly enough […]

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Women Real Estate Investors Build Long-Term Wealth as Landlords

Ethan Roberts is a real estate writer, editor and investor. He’s a frequent contributor to InvestorPlace.com, and his work has been featured on Money.msn.com and Reuters.com. He was one of five contributing editors to TheTycoonReport.com and has also written for MarketGreenhouse.com and SeekingAlpha.com. He’s been investing in real estate since 1995 and a Realtor since […]

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Women Breaking New Ground as Real Estate Investors

Ethan Roberts is a real estate writer, editor and investor. He’s a frequent contributor to InvestorPlace.com, and his work has been featured on Money.msn.com and Reuters.com. He was one of five contributing editors to TheTycoonReport.com and has also written for MarketGreenhouse.com and SeekingAlpha.com. He’s been investing in real estate since 1995 and a Realtor since […]

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Location, Location, Location: 5 Ways to Evaluate a Neighborhood

Real estate investors calculate an investment’s potential cash flow by comparing the financing and maintenance costs with current market rental rates. If the rental income more than pays for the mortgage, taxes and associated costs, the property is up for further consideration. But regardless of the initial calculations, buying in the wrong neighborhood can erode […]

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10 Tips for New Real Estate Investors

Looking to buy your first investment property but not sure how to start? Ethan Roberts is a real estate writer, editor and investor. He’s a frequent contributor to InvestorPlace.com, and his work has been featured on Money.msn.com and Reuters.com. He was one of five contributing editors to TheTycoonReport.com and has also written forMarketGreenhouse.com and SeekingAlpha.com. […]