Personal Guarantee Redux – There Is Also Risk For Purchasers of Commercial Properties

By Doug Owens Several months ago I wrote about loan guarantees by investors in a commercial setting, and a recent case that upheld the liability of the investors who had personally guaranteed the loans to their closely held corporate borrowers in a situation where the lender obtained a deficiency judgment

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Ask James – Is a Rental Property a Good Investment?

By James Dainard “Is there a particular season when investing is more favorable to the investor? I have more free time during the summer and thought if the market was good it might be time to do some looking.” – Jake of Snohomish That’s a great question and to be

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Characteristics Of Success

By Wendy Ceccherelli What is it that distinguishes the successful investors from the others? What qualities separate the successful entrepreneur from the rest? What characteristics lead one person to success, where others fail? These are a few of my personal observations on this topic. I really do not believe it

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Real Estate Partnerships – Some Logistical Issues

By Doug Owens I have previously written about .various business entity forms as vehicles for real estate investing. One of those forms is the partnership. While there are some disadvantages to the use of a partnership in real estate investing, there are also some advantages. One of those advantages is

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Property Management – Fixing The Problems Early

By Tracy Minick Don’t wait until something is broken on your property to fix it. Catching a problem and fixing it when it’s small can save you thousands of dollars down the road. As a landlord or property manager, examine your units regularly for these minor fixes and take care

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10 Most Common WordPress Mistakes

By Bob Malecki With a great deal of real estate investors using WordPress for their website management, in this article I’ll discuss the 10 most common WordPress mistakes that many beginners make. 1. Choosing the Right Platform There is a huge confusion between self hosted WordPress vs. Free WordPress.com. Often

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Succession Planning – Nothing Is Certain Except Death and Taxes

By Doug Owens We are all aware that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. We as investors generally have a grip on our tax situation. We usually have on our team bookkeepers and or a CPA who can help us with our filings and we set aside

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Maximum Allowable Offer (MAO) Formula

By Wendy Ceccherelli Most new real estate investors learn the acronym “MAO”or Maximum Allowable Offer as their guide for how much to offer to a Seller for the purchase of their property. The formula for MAO works something like this: (After Repair Value minus the Cost of Repairs) times 65%

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Increasing Money and Energy In Your Life

By Shan Whiteside The expression “money is energy” has become popular-maybe because it reminds us that money, like energy, can be considered abundant. Money has been given lots of definitions, but for inspiration, we could say, “Money is the stored potential of dreams.” Still, no matter how we define it,

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Angel Investing – Lessons Learned From Angel Investors

By Josh Maher In the last two years I took on a project to write a book about angel investing. I wanted to capture the knowledge and experience from some of the best angel investors around the country and profile their experiences in a way that new investors could learn.

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