DR 088: 3 Key Ratios to Evaluate Real Estate Investments (#1 is All You Really Need)

Real Estate Invesmtents

Recently a number of listeners to the podcast have asked about evaluating real estate investments. They want to know how much rent they would need to charge for a specific property to make it a “good” investment. The good news is that evaluating the numbers is really simple. Today we’ll look at 3 key ratios […]

Published or Updated: July 14, 2014

DR 079: HUD Homes–Saving Big Money with HUD Foreclosures

HUD Homes

If you are in the market to buy your first or next home, a HUD home could potentially save you tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase price. While buying a HUD Home can save you a lot of money, there are some things to watch out for. In this article we’ll cover the […]

Published or Updated: June 23, 2014

DR 076: Is a Home a Good Investment? The Numbers Will Surprise You

CAGR 190 to 435

It’s a hotly debated question. Is it better to buy or rent? We covered this question in detail in Podcast 59. Many argue that buying is best because on average homeowners have a higher net worth than renters. Rather than looking at averages, however, today we are going to look at an actual case study. […]

Published or Updated: June 14, 2014

DR 030: How to Invest in Real Estate [Case Study with Brandon Turner]

Real Estate Investing

This is the twenty-third day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday I shared my own asset allocation and investment selections. Today I’m excited to share with you an interview with Brandon Turner about how he started from nothing […]

Published or Updated: January 23, 2014

Our Rehab and House Flipping Story (Part 2)

Kitchen Demo

The rehab is now underway on our investment property. As you might recall, my brother and I bought a HUD home that we are flipping. The plan is to have the house on the market over the next few weeks. In order to determine if this was a good investment we had to consider three […]

Published or Updated: March 30, 2013

How to Start Your Real Estate Investing Journey: A 5 Step Plan

Real Estate Investing

Photo: thinkpanama No doubt you’ve seen the late-night infomercials of snazzy looking gurus sitting by the ocean talking about how easy it is to get into real estate investing – even if you don’t have any money, credit, time, or resources. This image attracts millions of people to spend hundreds of millions on products, training, […]

Published or Updated: February 26, 2013

How To Buy A HUD Home As An Investor

HUD Home Investement Property

My sister and I recently bought an investment property together. It’s a HUD foreclosure that we plan to rehab and flip over the next several months. I asked my sis if she would write a series of articles about the experience. She is going to give you all the details down to the penny. Here’s […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

5 Tips to Invest Wisely in a Second Home

Kay Van Hoesen

Clark Howard says, “Second homes are the best deal in a distressed real estate market.” And that’s especially true right now when housing in many vacation-home destinations has bottomed and mortgage rates are at an all time low. But how do you invest with confidence when you’re not from the area and unfamiliar with the […]

Published or Updated: July 27, 2012

6 Unexpected Expenses New Homebuyers Should Know

Quicken Loans

When first-time homebuyers finally close the deal on their first home, they are often so focused on the price of the home and the mortgage, that they forget about the other expenses involved with the closing process. Here we’ll take a look at some of the typical fees that often catch first-time homebuyers by surprise, […]

Published or Updated: January 29, 2012