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6/12/11: The Checkbook IRA – Real Estate Investing Using Your Retirement Account

6/12/11: The Checkbook IRA – Real Estate Investing Using Your Retirement Account

Bargains, bargains everywhere, but it’s hard to get a loan. Even in the good old days of fast and easy Fannie and Freddie money, it’s always been hard to move quickly or get approved for distressed property.  Of course, you could never get conventional loans for foreclosures, tax liens or discount notes – let alone …

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4/3/10: Wholesale Opportunities – Using OPM to Heal Hurting Markets

4/3/10: Wholesale Opportunities – Using OPM to Heal Hurting Markets

Easy money caused hot markets to go super-nova. And when the music stopped these formerly high flying markets came crashing down in unprecedented fashion.  Now, there’s a BIG MESS to clean up – and that’s bad, right? It depends on who you are and how you look at it. Without re-hashing several of our past …

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3/27/11:  Turnkey Rental Property Solutions for Busy Investors

3/27/11: Turnkey Rental Property Solutions for Busy Investors

Listen now: Sometimes people confuse real estate investing with running a real estate business – especially when everyone says you’re supposed to run your investments like a business.  Confusing isn’t it?  That’s why many people simply turn their money over to Wall Street.  It’s painless and easy.  Like a scalpel.  It’s all fun and games …

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3/13/11: Commercial Lending Challenges and Opportunities – Be the Brainer

3/13/11: Commercial Lending Challenges and Opportunities – Be the Brainer

When we went to the National Hard Money Conference in Las Vegas, we met a guy who had over 30 years in commercial hard money lending.   Based on that alone we wanted to talk with him. But because we’re busy prepping for our Secrets of Successful Syndication seminar, we were especially anxious to get perspectives …

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12/12/10: International Real Estate for Resort, Investment or Safe Haven – Pros and Cons of a Changing Landscape

12/12/10: International Real Estate for Resort, Investment or Safe Haven – Pros and Cons of a Changing Landscape

Whew!  That’s a big title.  But it’s fitting for a big topic – one that reminds us that the world is not only getting smaller, but is changing rapidly. Money, jobs and people are moving around the world like never before. And while fewer people may feel rich coming out of this recession, there are …

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10/10/10: Deliverance for Distressed Borrowers – Loan Modification Legal Update with Attorney Reuben Nathan

With millions of property owners in financial distress, getting foreclosure help is a top priority.  But it’s a much bigger topic than simply how to stop foreclosure.  And with the controversy over alleged paperwork improprieties, the whole topic has gotten even more complicated.  What’s a distressed borrower to do? As we’ve discussed on several previous …

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10/3/10: Caveats and Considerations of Cross-Border Real Estate Investing with Attorney Mauricio Rauld

“Go West, Young Man!” has given way to “Go Global, People!” Back in the fledgling days of the American experience, young opportunity seekers often left the comfort and competition of the mature eastern states to seek their fortune in the emerging markets of the wild, wild West.  Real estate was a big part of the …

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7/4/10: Profiting from Your Vacation – Exploring New Markets in Your Bathing Suit

Most people don’t get into real estate investing because they like tenants, toilets and all the tribulations you go through. And most of the time, they don’t get into properties they would like to live in or visit on vacation.  In fact, most investors would be happy if they never saw their properties.  That’s probably …

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5/30/10: Getting Into the Deal Flow – Wholesale Solutions for a Distressed Market

We always say that every problems presents one or more opportunities.  That sounds really good in a seminar or on the radio, but what about in the real world? In our continuing quest to find resources to help real estate investors succeed, we came across an entrepreneur who looked at all the carnage in the …

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