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Getting My Zen On & Contractor Lessons.

Getting My Zen On & Contractor Lessons.

Its been a very trying past few months. I had a contractor quit while in the midst of 5 jobs, and another contractor quit while working on 1 house. So there’s been many lesson learned and I’m gonna share them with you – ’cause that’s what I do. I share. I play nice. Amongst all the craziness I will tell you that I have remained remarkably calm, which is not a DNA level... [Read more]

Video Tip: Make Big Money with Probates

Video Tip: Make Big Money with Probates

There is no lack of Guru-related products on the market hawking the latest greatest system for finding great probate deals. I personally haven’t evaluated any of those products, but I’m sure there is some good info out there. So what’s a probate? If you are a real estate investor, you should know (if you don’t) that houses previously owned by dead people often represent great... [Read more]

Video Tip: Driving for Dollars

Video Tip: Driving for Dollars

When I was but a budding, fresh-faced real estate investor, I couldn’t wait to get off of work, or get up on a Saturday morning to go out to look a bunch of houses. “Driving for Dollars,” is the term most often used – and to this day, I still think its a great way to find distressed properties. Its also a great way to farm your neighborhoods and to find new neighborhoods to... [Read more]

Foreclosures Create Opportunities In Prince George’s MD

Foreclosures Create Opportunities In Prince George’s MD

From The Washington Post (Can’t believe they didn’t interview me! I need a better publicist.) By Ovetta Wiggins Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, April 11, 2010 The house on 29th Street in Mount Rainier is a shambles. Mold and mildew cover the walls. The carpet reeks of urine. A chandelier in the dining room and dingy white curtains in the windows are the only reminders that the house... [Read more]

Sell Your Wholesale Deals to A REAL Investor.

Sell Your Wholesale Deals to A REAL Investor.

Man, it it a gorgeous spring day in Maryland today. It actually feels like summer. I headed over to house we just flipped on Kipling just to make sure all was still well. It was. The rehab turned out so nice – I just had to shoot a video talking about how the wholesaler made $6500.00 selling us this house. Even if you don’t have deals, I can tell you where to look. If you do have deals... [Read more]

iPad. Do I Really Need This?

iPad. Do I Really Need This?

This is off-topic, I know. The new iPad is here and as much as I’m a fanboy of all-things-Apple (I would have given a kidney to Steve Jobs), I’m just not sure I see the need to buy one, yet. I dig the form factor and I think its very pretty, but its feature-set wouldn’t make me get rid of my kick-ass MacBook Pro. Have you checked out the iPad? If so, let’s have some fun. Answer... [Read more]

Video Tip: Learn The Process of Rehabbing.

Video Tip: Learn The Process of Rehabbing.

I’ve been getting a lot questions lately from astonished people, all asking, “How in the Hell can you do 13 rehabs at one time?” Fact is I solely (and with the help of three general contractors), am in the process of flipping 13 houses right now. To be perfectly honest, 5 are on the market and under contract, and I have yet to start on one of the rehabs – but until you collect... [Read more]

Its My Birthday. Another Year.

Its My Birthday. Another Year.

When your life is really good or really bad birthday’s can be somewhat melancholy, right? A time of celebration and a time of reflection. This past weekend, I celebrated my 43 birthday. Yes, ladies and gents – I’m middle-aged and I’m having my crisis. No fast cars, or 25 year old bimbos for me, however. I’m just begging for more of the same wave I’m currently riding. Life... [Read more]

Objects May Have Shifted in Flight

Objects May Have Shifted in Flight

Last week I decided to go out to see my boy Bob Norton in Detroit. He didn’t need my help, but he was doing a bootcamp for some of his students, and some other folks – and I thought, what the heck, why not go have some fun, and hang with Big Bob. We had a blast, but my MacBook Pro did not. Sorry for not posting lately… …but my “brain” was severly damaged on the way... [Read more]

Video Tip: How to Have a Foreclosure Party!

Video Tip: How to Have a Foreclosure Party!

Now this is just plain silly. I walked in to a house yesterday, and just had to shoot this video. For all the hype “foreclosure parties” got in the media, I have been in only three houses where the previous owner trashed the place before leaving. Bob Norton and I took some fantastic video of a “foreclosure party” house in Phoenix. Hopefully I’ll get around to cutting that... [Read more]