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Lavonne’s Lessons After Using Hard Money for Her First Deal

Posted on July 15, 2016

As an entrepreneur at heart, Lavonne always looks for the next opportunity. After learning about her colleague’s Chicago investment property experiences, she knew she wanted to get started. Lavonne wasn’t deterred by the unknown. As a calculated risk-taker, she excitedly navigated the uncharted territory. Lavonne soaked up real estate investing knowledge like a sponge, and…


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3 Best Methods to Pull Comps and Calculate ARV for Investment Property

Posted on July 6, 2016

As an investor, you are probably familiar with the 70% rule. The rule says that investors should pay 70% of the ARV minus repairs for an investment property. The percentage can change from market to market, but one thing doesn’t change — the formula’s reliance on accurate after-repair-value and estimated repair costs. The formula only…


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Chris Locks Down Private Money to Fund His First Investment Deal

Posted on July 1, 2016

Driven by his desire to work and raise his family from home, Chris and his wife have jumped in to real estate investing. They work full-time jobs and spend an extra 15-20 hours a week building their Houston investment property portfolio. Chris uses his time wisely. During his two hour commute every day, he listens…


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Top 20 Most Bizarre Google Earth Photographs

Posted on June 21, 2016

We’ve all done it… We search for a property and look at the street view. As investors it’s helpful to see the property’s surrounding area or even take a virtual tour of the neighborhood through Google’s view. Seeing a property and the neighborhood in person is essential when moving forward with deals, but a preliminary tour…