Affordable Housing Demand at an All Time High

By: Sean Carpenter Foreclosures, Foreclosures, Foreclosures. That is a very popular term these days and yet folks are queasy about the investment real estate market. Where do homeowners go when they lose their house? Market rate housing or subsidized housing? Traditionally, people do not have anything upon foreclosure and market rents are staying high in […]

Your Team is Your Deal

By: Sean Carpenter You have found your perfect deal. Now you are looking for a government grant or program to help you out. This all requires a great team. Who is on your side? My most common response to many who ask the question is that make sure you have a lawyer and accountant who […]

Why “Buy And Hold” Isn’t What it Used to Be

By: Sean Carpenter Are you finding deals are getting tougher to close with the new restrictions banks are pushing on applicants? Is it taking longer to get a deal done? Have you stopped looking for new projects to acquire? The last few years have been a very difficult period in real estate history. Some markets […]

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Earlier about Real Estate Investing… (Part 5 of 5)

by Vena Jones-Cox 5. You never get to the point where you know “enough”. When I had been in real estate for about 4 years, I figured I was pretty hot stuff. I knew all the basic strategies backward and forward; I’d done over 100 deals; I’d spent maybe 1,000 hours in classrooms learning more. […]

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Earlier about Real Estate Investing… (Part 4 of 5)

by Vena Jones-Cox 4. People are liars. Somehow, I grew up with the idea that lying was a bad thing to do and that getting caught lying was embarrassing and could get you into a lot of trouble. Somehow, people who apply for rentals missed this lesson growing up, or have unlearned it in adulthood. […]

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Earlier about Real Estate Investing… (Part 3 of 5)

by Vena Jones-Cox 3. There’s no one best way to invest in real estate. Most new investors have a “guru”, a teacher to whom they look not only for advice, but for a world view that helps to direct and focus the newbie on a particular strategy. These gurus can take the form of a […]

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Earlier about Real Estate Investing… (Part 2 of 5)

by Vena Jones-Cox 2. Never, EVER rent to anyone you know. It’s inevitable: someday your buddy (or brother) Joe is going to need a place to live at exactly the same time that you have a vacancy. It’s going to go through your mind that this might be the perfect solution for both of you. […]

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Earlier About Real Estate Investing… (Part 1 of 5)

by Vena Jones-Cox It is a major regret of my youth that no one ever bothered to tell me that working for a living was a drag, or that depending on a job to make you rich was a fantasy. I guess I was aware on some unconscious level that my dad’s real estate investor […]

Uncle Sam is Willing to Fund Your Real Estate Deals! … CPIA, Tuesday, 3/15 6pm – 9pm

The Government Has Set Aside BILLIONS of Funds for Real Estate Investors and Developers Like You. Did You Get YOUR Check Yet? I have some exciting news! One of the nation’s leading experts on getting cash for your real estate deals from the government will be coming to speak to us at the next CPIA […]

What’s the Best Way to Get Started in Real Estate Investing?

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “What’s the best way to get started in real estate investing?” The question is usually asked as if there is just “one” best way. Well there is no “one” best way to get started, but since you asked the question and are forcing me to […]