How Creative Real Estate Investing Can Land You Sweet Deals

Students are always sharing amazing and unique stories with me about how they use creative real estate investing strategies to help them close some incredible (and otherwise unlikely) deals.

There is one particular scenario that intrigued me recently…

I think you’ll find it just as interesting as I did and a great lesson about how thinking creatively in real estate investing can really work out in your favor!

The Back Story…

A student of mine had an investor friend (who also happened to be a property manager) who was trying to liquidate his properties – we’re talking 10 or so. One particular property was about $5,000 below market value…

Now, it’s important to note that these properties were turnkey with occupying tenants and, most importantly…CASH FLOWING. And, I’m not talking junkers here either! Some may have needed a few repairs, but categorically speaking, these properties were in good shape.

These properties

Continue Reading...

How the Dodd-Frank Act Affects Investing and My Business

Who, or what is, Dodd-Frank?

Well, you probably know all too well what the Dodd-Frank Act is and how it impacts your business. But for those of you whose bells aren’t ringing, or perhaps you need some clarification… here’s a refresher.

What is the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act?

The Dodd-Frank Act is a massive piece of financial reform legislation passed by the Obama Administration in 2010, and is the result of the 2008 financial crisis (a.k.a. The Crash).

The Act is named after U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd and U.S. Representative Barney Frank, and its purpose is to decrease certain risks in our country’s financial systems. Various government agencies oversee different components of the Act and banking systems.

It’s no surprise that Dodd-Frank has been widely criticized…

Some say it has done more harm than good, creating higher unemployment rates, lower wages and slower growth in

Continue Reading...