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

Real Estate Investing

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis 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 […]

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

The Interesting Process of a Real Estate Auction


Many people are familiar with the concept of a foreclosure auction. In most people’s minds, such an auction works like so: A property that has been seized by a bank due to delinquent payments is offered up for sale and sold to the highest bidder. While that can be part of the process in some cases, […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2013

10 Most Expensive Cities to Buy a Home in the US


Between February and August of this year, Coldwell Banker studied average home prices in nearly 300 markets where the firm operates. The firm tracked the average prices of four bedroom, two bathroom houses in markets across the United States. The resulting report shows huge differences across the US, with average prices for comparable homes ranging […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

The Pros and Cons of Buying a New Construction Home

New Homes

You’ve been hard at work, soundly managing and saving your money. You have a good credit score, and you’ve amassed enough cash for a down payment on your first home. Or, perhaps you’re looking to sell your current flat and upgrade to some new digs. Either way, you might find yourself considering a new construction […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2013