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Put Up Your Dukes: Landlord and Tenancy

Put Up Your Dukes: Landlord and Tenancy

Crappy, deadbeat tenants. I cringe at the thought of them. They generally don’t give a rat’s ass about paying rent, and they treat your property like a port-a-potty…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In short, bad tenants can make you wish you never invested in a rental property…ever. Landlord and tenancy problems have been around since before Jesus – so you... [Read more]

Your First Deal. Release the Kraken!

Your First Deal. Release the Kraken!

Congratulations! You’re workin’ your first deal, and that means you’re really doing it! You’re doing more than 90% of all supposed real estate investors out there! That’s awesome, really it is. But my guess is (if you’re like most of us), you’re probably feeling the first time deal jitters along with sinking feelings of doubt and confusion. The good news is,... [Read more]

KISS Keep It Simple Stupid. Paralysis by Analysis Kills Progress.

KISS Keep It Simple Stupid. Paralysis by Analysis Kills Progress.

Starting a business in real estate – or any type of business, for that matter, ain’t easy. It may seem that the more you plan, the more goals you set, and the more you fine tune your plan, the better off you’ll be. Eeeeehhhh (wrong answer buzzer). Think again. The key is to keep it simple. Don’t get your panties all in a bunch worrying about every detail. KISS Keep it Simple... [Read more]

House Before and After. Rolling Thunder 2

House Before and After. Rolling Thunder 2

Here’s the 2nd installment in my latest installment of Flip This House, Craig Fuhr style. Watch as I take you on a little before and after trip through Rolling Thunder. In this short video I show you how we made just one little change to make the place feel more open and airy, and modern. Look, if you’re dealing with houses that were built more than 20 years ago, trust old Cousin Craig... [Read more]

Hike Up Your Pants – Here Comes the Next Foreclosure Wave

Hike Up Your Pants – Here Comes the Next Foreclosure Wave

Until the fab five (BOA, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo & Ally Financial) recently signed the $26 billion dollar mortgage settlement, borrowers who hadn’t been paying off their loans were actually able to avoid bank repossession for over a year (370 days to be exact). That’s double the amount of time from five years prior, thanks to many banks’ half-assed foreclosure processes. Would... [Read more]

Top 6 Short Sale Questions Asked By Sellers.

Top 6 Short Sale Questions Asked By Sellers.

When it comes to short sales, we all have the same questions. Its a messed up process! Whether you’re a buyer, agent or seller, you need to understand the short sale process, and you need to be ready with answers when a motivated seller fires questions at you like a machine gun! The Top 6 Questions Asked by Sellers in a Short Sale Here’s a practical tip for you real estate agents or investors... [Read more]

Real Estate Leads – It’s All About Psychology, Baby

Real Estate Leads – It’s All About Psychology, Baby

Here’s the dealio; real estate success = real estate leads. Plan and simple. Without leads, you don’t have business, and without business, you’re S-O-L my friends. So how do you market yourself, your service, and your business to ensure you get leads out the wazoo? You’ve heard of the shotgun approach where you buy a list of zip codes and blast out mailing to everyone on the... [Read more]

BOA Shortens the Short Sale Process – Short Notice

BOA Shortens the Short Sale Process – Short Notice

Bank of America is changing its short sale process, effective April 14th, so if you’ve submitted a short sale, heads up!  You’ll have to complete a list of tasks to ensure your file isn’t stamped with a big, fat DENIED. Here’s what you’ve gotta do: Submit short sale offer Upload the offer documents Upload the supporting documents in Equator You can access these documents at... [Read more]

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Home Buying in Bulk

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Home Buying in Bulk

Fannie and Freddie are selling houses like Costco sells toilet paper! With homeownership rates dropping like dresses on prom night and so many families experiencing the sting of foreclosure, rental demands are skyrocketing, which has investors pawing at the doors of homeowners with saliva dripping from their ravenous mouths. Why are investors exhibiting Cujo-like characteristics, you ask? Because... [Read more]

Let’s Run It Back: No Money Down Still Works.

Let’s Run It Back: No Money Down Still Works.

I said it once (and I don’t like to repeat myself), but I’ll say it again – just for you. Yes, you can invest in real estate with NO money down. Remember, being broke doesn’t mean you’re a real estate joke, but you’ve got to play your cards right, and that means you’ve got to have more than 4 aces up your sleeve. Ok, I’ll stop being so cryptic and metaphoric. In short, you gotta get... [Read more]