HARP 2.0 – Still Offers Cash Flow Opportunities for Investors

By Paul Johnson Last April the for the deadline the Home Affordability Refinance Program (HARP) was extended to from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2015. Opportunities to refinance both investment properties and residences with loan amounts higher than, or above 80% of market value still exist. The program is

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Doing Your Next Deal – Commercial Real Estate Development

By Wendy Ceccherelli Many REAPS members start their investing career in residential real estate, and then explore the possibility of getting into commercial real estate. Commercial real estate tends to generate bigger returns, but it is also more complex and less forgiving of novice mistakes. The safest, easiest properties to

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Q & A About Renting and Finding a Realtor

By James Dainard James Dainard, Co-Founder of Heaton Dainard Real Estate has completed over a thousand real estate transactions in Western Washington. We are giving you the opportunity to ask an expert your top real estate investment questions. I’m renting out my property and looking to make some changes before

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Staging with Silk Botanicals

By Pam Christensen BotanicalS! Trees, cherry sticks, tulips, forsythia, pussy willows and eucalyptus just to name a few. You cancreate appealing and attractive spots of color to brighten interior spaces any time of year with high quality permanent botanicals (aka silk plants). A dark comer can become a dramatic focal

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Technology Corner – Building Your Business Website for Online Presence

By Bob Malecki Every serious real estate investor should have a professional website as a foundation to manage their online marketing and social media content. A well executed online presence will provide you with the ability to tell your story and control how the public perceives you and your company.

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LLCs Explained – An Overview of Investing with Limited Liability Companies

By Josh Maher If you are investing with other people, the odds are that you are forming a Limited liability company (LLC) to do those investments. Many of the gurus that come through as speakers at REAPS events talk about this as well. When it comes down to actually doing

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Back to Basics – It Is Important For Investors To Read What They Are Signing

By Doug Owens Sometimes it is hard to see the forest from the trees. We get so involved in the concepts of the deal, or the objective we are trying to achieve, that we do not sometimes pay sufficient attention to the words that are used to put the concepts

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Ask James – Down Payment Ideas & Negotiating Repairs After Home Inspection

How should I go about negotiating repairs after a home inspection? First, ask for a credit for the work to be done on the house. The sellers are most likely packing up, dreaming of their new home, and not thinking of all the repairs that need to be completed. They

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Construction For Investors – Refinishing – An Investor’s Best Friend

Why? Because you can get amazing results for a fraction of replacement cost. The range of materials and surfaces that can be refinished is impressive and every item that you refinish rather that replace is money in the bank – literally. As you view properties keep this in mind as

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Doing Your First Deal – Working With A Real Estate Broker

If you are not getting an enthusiastic response to your search for a good real estate broker to put on your team, there may be a reason. “I’m a new real estate investor and I am looking for a real estate broker… “ Oh dear! I’am a real estate broker,

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