Ready for Real Estate Investing Business?

You’re passionate about your real estate investing , whether that’s flipping or landlording. And maybe you’ve started to make a little money selling these house or cash flowing from rents. So when should you take your real estate investing to the next level and build a real business? Here are five signs that it’s time to take your real estate investing up a notch. You’re Super Busy Doing Deals You might have started out just searching the MLS every night for the perfect deal, but now you can’t keep up with all the leads from your ads or other investors. If your real estate investing is taking over your world, it might be time to consider doing it full time. You’re Making More with Your Real Estate Investing Than Your Job This is a fantastic sign that you’re ready for business ownership! If the profits from your “little” real estate investing are more than what you’re bringing home in your paycheck, it might be time to put in your notice at your job and start focusing on developing your…

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Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing

Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing: The Blueprint To Quitting Your Job With Real Estate - Even Without Experience Or Cash by Michael Blank is both a ‘how to’ and a bracing bit of financial self-help. Michael Blank, according to his bio and the book’s introduction, is an ex programmer, would-be restauranteur and a seasoned investor who’s lived both near catastrophic failure and phenomenal success. He sets out a strong case that for those looking to retire from their jobs and live on passive income from their property, multi-family apartment blocks provide the most time and cost-efficient solution, relative to flipping single-family homes. Blank then both guides and cheerleads the potential novice property investor through his three-stage process: 1. raising the funds for that all-important first deal, without relying on personal savings, 2: How to interact with brokers as a serious buyer and build the right team of advisors or coaches, 3. Rapid analysis of potential deals and m…

Insider's guide to Private Lending

Subject: The Insider's Guide to Private Lending
The Insider's Guide to Private Lending: How to Earn Safe and Consistent Returns in Any Real Estate Market. by Jeff Levin
Jeff, a former mortgage banker, decided to get involved in private lending when the crash came in 2008. He saw a unique opportunity to lend to qualified investors at a time when they couldn't get money from other sources. In the decade since he has perfected his system for private lending which is presented in this book. This book is designed for anyone looking to start their own private lending firm. 
He starts by discussing the "five good reasons why" private lending would make a great addition to your portfolio. They are:
1. Returns - because private lenders can act more quickly than traditional banks, they can charge more. This can be up to double or triple what a bank would earn. 
2. Convenience - there are lots of ways to invest in real estate, but many are time consuming. "Private lending …

The Complete Guide to Real Estate Finance for Investment Properties

The Complete Guide to Real Estate Finance for Investment Properties" by Steve Berges

This book focuses on analyzing real estate investment deals. Specific topics covered include:
* The Relevance of Finance and How it Applies to Value
* Time Horizon
* Volume of Investment Activity
* Property Types
* Costs of Funds
* Amortization Period
* Amount of Funds Borrowed
* Loan Duration
* Loan Fees
* Prepayment Penalties
* Leverage
* Debt
* Equity
* Blended Financing and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital
* Options

Then it broke down real estate investment performance measurements:
* Net Income Return of Investment
* Cash Return on Investment
* Total Return on Investment
* Net Operating Income
* Cap Rate
* Debt Service Coverage Ratios
* Operating Efficiency Ratios
* Gross Rent Multiplier
* Operating Ratio
* Break-Even Ratio
* Future Value Analysis
* Present Value Analysis
* Net Present Value Analysis
* Internal Rate of Return

It also covered appraisals and…

HUD Homes-Half Off!

HUD Homes Half Off" by Larry Goins
Larry Goins is a consultant out of North Carolina. He buys homes off of HUD and flips them for a profit. This book is a how to guide for doing what he does. Here are some highlights:

* HUD homes are available at
* HUD organizes their listings in a way that gives you all the information needed to make an offer.
* When you make an offer you will have an answer the next day. If rejected, you can submit a new offer.
* You might need to make 100 offers to get a good deal, but you can get steep discounts on properties (50% or more).
* There is less competition with HUD Homes.

Larry Goins buys these houses dirt cheap and then resells the either to investors or to consumers with seller financing. In the case of seller financing he charges 3-6 times the price he paid for the house. For wholesale properties he puts a premium on the property around $10,000. He sells those properties at

* HUD delivers clear title…