Commercial Real Estate Investment Articles

 

Real Estate Investment Law

You need to make certain you understand the laws that apply to the deal you are doing and that you follow them precisely. Even though many real estate investors find real estate law easy to understand, you must acknowledge that when it comes to “the law” there is no room for corner cutting.

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Market Value | What is Market Value?

The explanation of “market value” in this article applies to single family houses only. Different methods apply to apartments and other commercial real estate.

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CRE Online’s Real Estate Investing Experts

One of the biggest benefits you will receive from joining the CRE Online family is access to our online real estate investing experts. These creative real estate pro’s will help you turn the information you receive from the courses and books available in CRE Online’s store into profits and cash flow.

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A Crash Course on Discounted Paper (Part 1)

My earlier article, How To Create Your Own Mortgage generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm among our web site visitors, as well as tons of questions. I hope this two-part article removes some of the mystery surrounding discounted paper and clarifies the topic for you.

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Terry L. Vaughan

Terry L. Vaughan has been investing in real estate for over 30 years. He has taught, advised, and inspired over 20,000 real estate students and investors throughout the country.

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About CRE Online Products

Whether you’re an experienced investor or just getting started in real estate, CRE Online offers real estate books and real estate courses that help you achieve the success you desire.

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How to Profit from “Non-Performing Assets”

I always thought anything that didn’t perform was more of a liability than an asset. But according to bankers, it’s an asset–it just doesn’t produce any money. Huh? In fact, it’s costing the bank money to keep that “asset” on the books.

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The Winner’s Edge: How to Minimize Your Risk

“You can either work hard, or you can work smart.” These words have guided my actions for many years. After confronting nearly every obstacle, impasse and dead-end imaginable, they ring as true today as ever before.

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How to Minimize Mistakes though Expert Advice

CRE Online is a sound and proven resource for the expert advice and guidance you need as you begin investing in real estate. We are dedicated to educating you so that you will achieve financial independence while minimizing your mistakes. There is absolutely no reason why you should not be able achieve the results you desire.

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Investing with Lease Options

When it comes to marrying real estate investing with the ability to help people, nothing matches the strategy of using lease options. Lease options allow you to make money through real estate investing while helping people achieve the dream of home ownership.

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Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

If you are new to real estate investing you may be overwhelmed by the options and choices you have seen or heard about. And you may be concerned that you do not have the money or credit to get started. You may even wonder if real estate investing is for you.

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Scott Britton

Scott Britton has been successfully buying, selling, and investing in single family houses and mortgages for over 20 years. He writes and publishes The University of Real Estate Letter from his home office in historic Jackson, Mississippi.

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Quick Cash Profits with Split Funding

This method is well suited to very short term quick-turn deals. As seller financing goes, it is a very simple technique. The investor offers a small amount of the cash to close the deal, with the remaining amount due a few months later, with no interest and only one lump sum payment. You can buy a lot of houses with this one technique.

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A Crash Course on Discounted Paper (Part 2)

Let’s continue exploring some of the concepts basic to an understanding of discounted notes (aka discounted paper). This article explains the difference between interest and yield and how the time value of money affects yield.

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Make Quick Cash on Assumptions

I know from long experience in buying houses, that beginning real estate investors can make good money quickly on assumption deals. I have found this to be one of the easiest and quickest methods of buying and selling a property in weeks, days, or even hours.

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Lonnie Scruggs

Lonnie Scruggs owned, rented, and managed his own rental properties for 24 years. He became a burned-out landlord, sold all his rental properties and started investing in discounted notes.

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How to Create a “Mobile Home” Money Machine

My ad read: “Mobile Home For Sale–Will Finance,” and the phone was ringing off the hook. Some of the callers didn’t even bother to ask what the selling price was or the interest rate. Most of them were interested in only two things: “How much down and how much a month?” These are the type of people that will make you rich if you understand notes and seller financing.

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How to Crank up Your Buying Machine (Part 1)

If you are not satisfied with the quality or volume of real estate deals coming your way, check out the following…

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How to Crank up Your Buying Machine (Part 2)

If you implemented the simple plan outlined in Part One, your buying machine should be coming to life. Now… let’s add some momentum and kick it into overdrive…

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How to “Stack” the Odds for Real Estate Investing Success!

Real estate investing offers so much potential to investors. Why not take advantage of all that real estate has to offer you? Learn how to “stack” the odds of real estate success in your favor.

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Low Risk Real Estate Investing

If you are new to real estate investing, you may know that there is a lot of money to be made in real estate. What you may not realize is that you do not have to put your own money at risk to get started. In fact, you can often get started with little or even no money down.

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How to create your own Mortgage

If you own a computer and have a sheet of paper, you can create your own mortgage to finance the purchase of real estate. No one checks your credit, and you don’t need a cash down payment.

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How to Buy Real Estate for 1/2 Price

I have purchased many houses for a 40% to 60% discount. In a recent four-month period, I purchased three houses for a 40% discount and four houses for less than half price. If you will take a little time to learn what to do, you too can cash in on this unique situation

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How to Build Long-Term Security

Finding and keeping a good long-term customer does more for your financial wealth than a “one shot/one profit” deal. If you do one cash deal, you get one check. But a long-term, good-paying customer will make you payments for many years. So regardless what business you’re in, if you want to be successful, you should focus on repeat business from your best customers. I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it harder and harder to find people with a decent credit history. I would guess that I wade through at least 12 to 15 calls before I get one that I’ll even take the time to show a home to. I don’t know if there are more irresponsible dead-beats in the world now, or if I’m just meeting more of them.

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My Second *Creative* Success Story

I actually completed these deals back in November but just got around to writing them up now. My first success story is, $24,000 Cash, $138,000 Equity and More. This will give you a little more info on my background and experience. As in my first deal, two properties and two different financing plans came into play on this deal. It started when I saw an ad in the paper from an individual who had four properties listed with his name and phone number. The one that caught my eye was 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath house that was rented for $350 with an asking price of $25,000.

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