DR 104: Rags to Riches and Back Again–Interview with Million Bucks by 30 Author Alan Corey

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Is it possible to build $1 million in net worth in 10 years starting from scratch? In today’s interview with Alan Corey, author of A Million Bucks By 30, we’ll learn exactly how one man did it. I learned about Alan and his book from a listener named Natalie, who I had the pleasure of interviewing […]

Published or Updated: September 6, 2014

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

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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: July 29, 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