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On the Fence About Home Purchase? Look at Rent-To-Own

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.24.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

There are a great many people sitting on the sidelines when it comes to a home purchase. There are plenty of valid reasons for their hesitation.

Existing Home Purchase -- How Low Is Too Low for an Offer?

Scott Yancey | Posted 04.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Scott Yancey

There are a great many people who would love to own a home still hesitating and staying on the sidelines. Some don't have the down payment, or they may have credit problems. However, credit is loosening up; down payment requirements are coming down as well. Many are more able to buy than they think.

Fix & Flip for the Retail Buyer

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

If your market is beginning to see more retail buying activity, and if prices are rising, it could be time to move away from the wholesale mentality toward the consumer buyer.

Opposing Forces Make a Housing Recovery a Tossup

Scott Yancey | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Scott Yancey

It's great news ... no, wait, there's a problem. But, home prices are rising, isn't that great news? It is for homeowners who have been underwater or wanting to sell but couldn't get the price they need to get out from under.

Real Estate Investors Using More Online Financing

Ryan Poelman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Ryan Poelman

Online loans aren't new to most people. We go online all the time and apply for credit cards or fill out loan applications to credit unions, banks, department stores and more.

Transactional Funding Is Alive and Well

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.10.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Transactional funding is very short term lending to facilitate a real estate deal. Fix and flip investors and real estate wholesalers both need this type of funding unless they happen to be cash rich.

Apartment Boom Bodes Well for Real Estate Investors

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) commissioned research to look into dollars and jobs generated by apartment construction, operations and resident spending.

Have the Big Players Changed the Rental Real Estate Investment Market?

Ryan Poelman | Posted 03.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

Residential rental property investing has always been a stable long term investment strategy for investors who want steady cash flow and appreciation in asset value as well. It's also a great way for the small investor to get started.

Location as Only One Factor in Home Prices

Ryan Poelman | Posted 03.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

We've all heard the real estate mantra, "It's all about location, location, location." It hangs around because it's true, at least within the confines of human behavior. But, it's not the only factor in home prices, though arguably the most important. Let's take a look at the three factors I believe have the greatest influence on home prices.

When the Buyers Come Back, Then What?

Ryan Poelman | Posted 03.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

What do rental property investors have to look forward to if the demand for rental properties starts to dwindle due to a movement toward buying? The first thing we should consider is exactly where these buyers will be coming from.

What Is Absorption Rate in Real Estate and Why Is It Important?

Ryan Poelman | Posted 03.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

Absorption rate is the number of months it would take to sell the currently listed homes in the market. That sounds simple, and the math is for the most part. However, it's an important concept, and it's used by a great many real estate related businesses to attempt to predict home prices and sales activity going forward.

The Rental Property Crock Pot

Scott Yancey | Posted 03.23.2015 | Hawaii
Scott Yancey

It's no longer a hot market, but investors shouldn't give up on rental property. There is plenty of opportunity, though it's not front-burner activity. It's that intense type of market that heated up so much and resulted in the housing crash.

For Housing, Is It Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Scott Yancey | Posted 03.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Scott Yancey

Trying to get an economist to put their name on a yes-or-no statement that home prices have officially bottomed-out isn't an easy task. Opinions ar...

Foreclosures -- From a Flood to a Dribble

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

It's been an exciting seven or eight years for real estate investors. The flood of foreclosures that began in late 2006 raged for a couple to three years, then began to subside.

Peer-to-Peer Lending Is Growing in Popularity with Investors

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.13.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Peer-to-Peer opens up real estate lending to the masses by allowing individual small investors to buy into deals with less money and take a passive role in management and income generation.

Wholesale or Rental Rehabs -- How Cheap Is a Good Deal?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.04.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Someone is going to profit from rehab work, and the more work necessary the greater the potential profit. However, too many investors let their potential profits flow down to their contractors and repair companies.

Self-directed Retirement Accounts and Turnkey Rental Investing

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Dean Graziosi

The investor who wants to invest in rental property without searching out homes, doing rehab, finding tenants and handling management find this an attractive option. There are advantages to this approach.

Enthusiasm for 2015 Housing Markets

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.19.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Here we have an interesting situation. While prices are higher, appreciation is better, so it could encourage some investors to buy and rent with lower rental cash flows than in the past.

Trulia Asks: 'Are We Past the Flipping Point?'

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.15.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

There is still plenty of opportunity out there for the fix & flip investor. Of course, it doesn't hurt if a project takes a planned six months and the home's ARV (After Repair Value), is a couple of percent higher than when the project began.

Is Multi-Family Worth a Look for Your Portfolio?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.07.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

As the supply of foreclosure units continues to shrink, it may be time to look for opportunities in the multi-family market.

What Do Non-farm Payroll & Interest Rates Mean for Real Estate?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 04.01.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Investors will need to be more selective and double-check their due diligence, but rising rates also discourage consumer home buyers. The already lackluster home market will see fewer buyers, which means more renters.

Could Your Home Sell to an Investor?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Dean Graziosi

First and most important, the home should be one in an area renters want to live. It must also have some or all of the features they want, and they want pretty much the same thing as home buyers.

Top 5 Things Home Sellers Need to Know About Price

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.17.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Every potential buyer will have their own unique situation and a top price they'll pay for your home. It's a mistake to assume you'll stumble into the perfect prospect who will fall in love with the home and pay over market.

In 2015, Will It Be More Renters or a Buyer Binge?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.11.2015 | Education
Dean Graziosi

If you don't anticipate a buying binge, investing in rental property or wholesaling to those investors who do may continue to be profitable strategies in the coming year.

5 Clues to See if You Are Cut Out to Be a Landlord?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 02.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dean Graziosi

Rental property is one of the best investment strategies out there. Tax advantages, monthly cash flow, appreciating value, and inflation resistance all combine to make it very attractive. Just enter the game knowing what to expect or how to avoid what you don't like about landlording.