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Real Estate “Property Fund” Investing

Real Estate “Property Fund” Investing

You want to build a real estate portfolio, but you don’t want to deal with the hassles of managing an actual property. I’ve got two words for you – property funds. No, no property funding. This is not about being the bank. Investing in a property fund, like any other fund, requires research and know how. HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL? RESEARCH. Other than beefing up your portfolio, what’s... [Read more]

Real Estate Market Recovery?

Real Estate Market Recovery?

At times it seems the chances of the real estate market recovering are about as good as Lindsay Lohan staying clean and sober. (Someone has just got to shake that girl.) Housing In The USA Here’s the straight-poop; you gotta look at two critical data points: home sales and home prices to determine the dealio in this market. The National Association of Realtors released this sweet graph, which shows... [Read more]

EPA Says “Oh Hell No!” to Lead Issues

EPA Says “Oh Hell No!” to Lead Issues

Effective April, 2010, the EPA’s new  Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP) has landlords, contractors, and homeowners spouting locker room-like obscenities at lead-laden homes built before 1978. Heck, I cussed like a sailor-on-leave the day I got a call from The United States Environmental Protection Agency. This isn’t just a paint program, uh, uh – its more than that. If you’ve... [Read more]

Homeowners, It Ain’t Over ‘Till the Fat Lady Sangs

Homeowners, It Ain’t Over ‘Till the Fat Lady Sangs

Calling all deadbeats! This is your wake up call! The Federal Reserve is apparently still kicking ass and taking names. They recently fined eight more U.S. banks for improperly foreclosing on homeowners. And you screwballs thought you were in the clear! Details about the size of the fines are being kept on the “DL”, but the five banks agreed to reduce mortgages for about 1 million homeowners. In... [Read more]

Freaky Friday: Buying Real Estate Like Kim Kardashian

Freaky Friday: Buying Real Estate Like Kim Kardashian

Look, when it comes to big fat butts, no body does it better than Kim Kardashian. Are you kidding me? The chick is talentless, but she gets a few million eyeballs on everything she touches because of her ass? What has this world come to? I have a big ass too, but when it comes to real estate and buying it right, rehabbing it then selling it, at least I have some talent! Thank God, my investing career... [Read more]

JP Moses and Indiana Jones. Twins?

JP Moses and Indiana Jones. Twins?

They’re both masters of their own “ologies”. Ok, so Indi had a kickass whip and Duran Duran felt fedora, but JP will deliver simplified real estate facts, tips, trends, and tasty tidbits with his killa new podcast, REIology, and that’s every bit as badass as Indiana Jones. Beat that Harrison Ford! (In case you live under a flat rock, Indiana Jones was THE man of Archeology). With JP’s REIology... [Read more]

CRAIG FUHR Pays $10,000 Cash Minimum for Wholesale Deals

CRAIG FUHR Pays $10,000 Cash Minimum for Wholesale Deals

Let me break it down for you like MC Hammer. I buy crappy houses in Maryland, I fix them up and make ‘em look real nice hon (said with my Bal’more accent), then I sell them. Boddabing, Bodda-Freakin’ Boom. Problem is, I need some sweet wholesale real estate deals like now, and that’s where you come in. I’ve got the dough, and I’m looking for deals right here. I’ll... [Read more]

Hey Stupid. Stop Paying Too Much for Deals!

Hey Stupid. Stop Paying Too Much for Deals!

I have to laugh sometimes about this business. For the last eight years, its been a roller coaster of feast or famine. The deals are either so plentiful dropping like bikini tops at spring break, or their so few they seem like a skinny chick at a Jenny Craig meeting. Its a wave, people. And right now, we’re in the dessert waiting for a drop of water. But guess what? There are people out there... [Read more]

Can Debt Be a Good Thang?

Can Debt Be a Good Thang?

Saying debt can be a good thing is like saying you have “good” cancer, or at least it seems. You’re probably painfully aware of what bad debt is, but it’s not often you hear about “good” debt, probably because people avoid the word like the names of STDs, afraid if they say it, they’ll get it. As a devotee’ of my dear friend and Mentor; Steve Cook, I became a debt vigilante a few... [Read more]

Market Like Donald Trump

Market Like Donald Trump

Wanna be like the Donald? Buy yourself a couple mansions, a bunch of buildings, a trophy wife or two….oh wait, you don’t have the money for that? Well here’s how you get the money! Marketing, marketing, marketing! Its all about “the brand” people. From Coke, to Apple, to Trump, to yes, even Dr Dre (love those headphones) – you gotta have a brand. Did you know that... [Read more]