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Wholesaling Real Estate: Simple Strategies To Making A Motivated Seller Say YES

Losing a deal to another investor on the last minute is really a huge bummer. Just the thought of all your efforts to convince a home seller to accept your offer going to waste is enough to send you to a fit of hysterics. So how do you avoid such an unfortunate situation? Sharon Vornholt of Louisville Gals Real Estate Blog provides an answer to this question as she shares some tips on how to ensure that you’ll be the one to seal the deal with a motivated home seller. According to her, the price of a property is not the only thing to consider when making an offer. What made her say so? Check out Sharon’s blog to find out.

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[VIDEO] What You Should Know About Paying Taxes For Your Real Estate Investments

Although it may be troublesome for certain investors, paying taxes is an important task that you should accomplish at all costs. But before you file your tax returns, see to it that you have sought the assistance of a good accountant. According to Tom Karadza of RockStarInnerCircle.com, hiring a good accountant can help you fully understand the tax benefits of being a real estate investor. Watch his video now to learn more.

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[VIDEO] Property Management: How To Boost Your Profits And Reduce Your Problems

If you’re having problems with your rental property, you should definitely check out Dave Peniuk’s and Julie Broad’s newest blog entry on the LifeAsRealEstateInvestors.com. In their latest post, the couple uploaded videos detailing important hints and tips for current or aspiring landlords and property managers. The videos also include one of the key points discussed by Julie during her presentation at Canadian Real Estate Magazine’s Investor Forum. Watch Dave and Julie’s video to discover how you can make your job as a landlord easier and more profitable.

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How “Lease Option” Landlords Make Money In A Down Market

It is common knowledge among real estate investors that using the lease option strategy is a great way to buy and sell single-family homes but did you know that you can also use it on multifamily houses? According to Bruce of Landlord-Success.com, landlords can generate sizeable income using this strategy even if their markets are down. He says lease option landlording works well in areas with buyers who have good credit and decent monthly cash flow but are having a hard time coming up with funds for down payment. Check out Bruce’s article and learn more about being a lease option landlord.

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Florida Has Biggest Shadow Inventory, NAR Reveals

It seems that the state of Florida has the largest shadow inventory of unsold bank owned properties. According to Bob Massey of REWealthCoach.com, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has recently released its shadow inventory estimates. The report shows that the Sunshine State topped the list of places with the highest number of unsold REOs. The states of California and Illinois, on the other hand, followed in second and third places, respectively. What is the primary reason for the growth of shadow inventories in the country? Read Bob’s post to find out.

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Real Estate Investing Tips: How To Build Strong “Online & Offline” Alliances With Investors

It is common knowledge that real estate investors won’t survive in this industry on their own. No matter how talented an investor is, there will be times that he (or she) will need the assistance of others. This is the reason why it is very important to establish strong relationships with your REI colleagues. In her latest post, Shae Bynes of GoodFaithInvesting.com shares some valuable pointers on how to build relationships online. As you may know, most investors use various social networking websites to connect with their friends and fellow entrepreneurs. However, she says relationship building doesn’t end there. Learn how to build strong and lasting online and offline friendship with your fellow investors by reading Shae’s post now.

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Staff Or Property Management Software: Which Is Better?

Although it is a generally accepted fact that humans cannot replace machines or computer software, there are times that it is more practical to use programs than to hire someone to do a certain job for you. In their latest post, folks at Blog.Buildium.com expounds on the advantages of using property management software for landlords and rental property owners. According to them, it is more cost-effective to use such a tool to manage accounting, administrative work, and other related tasks than to hire a new employee. What are the other benefits of using a computer program to manage your rental properties? Read on to find out.

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Is D.C.’s “Hot” Real Estate Market Perfect For Property Investors?

According to recent reports, Washington D.C.’s real estate market is “on fire” right now but is it really advisable for real estate investors to take a shot at this hot market? Jeff Brown of BawldGuy.com provides an answer to this question as he shares his honest assessment on D.C.’s housing market in his latest post. He says although properties in the U.S. capital are fetching high selling and rental prices, it doesn’t necessarily mean that investors should just jump right in and start snapping up properties in the area. Why does he say so? Read Jeff’s article to find out.

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The Latest Buzz In The Real Estate Investing World

As a real estate investor, it is also important to keep yourself updated on the latest issues and to know what’s happening around you. After all, all of us, investor or not, will be affected by the decisions and the actions made by industry and political leaders. In his newest blog entry, Joe Stampone of AStudentOfTheRealEstateGame.com shares some insights into the latest buzz in the world of real estate investing today. Find out what the global leaders have to say about the real estate industry in general by reading his post now.

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What You Should And Shouldn’t Do When Working Short Sale Deals And Loan Mods

Real estate investing is not all about making money. As an investor, you also need to take care of your clients and customers from scams. After all, you won’t be able to make money if not for them. In her newest blog entry, Susan Lassiter-Lyons of TheInvestorInsights.com explains the things that you should and shouldn’t do when working short sales and loan modifications. She also gives an insight into the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services, a government-led program that seeks to protect consumers from scams and other unlawful real estate transactions. Check out Susan’s nifty article and learn how you can protect yourself and your trusted consumers from legal troubles.

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Safety Reminders On Protecting Your Real Estate Investments

Having your real estate investments insured is a great way to protect your assets from any untoward incidents. But before you go and talk to an insurance company, Clint Coons of BawldGuy.com says you should consider setting up a limited liability company or LLC and purchase insurance in the name of your LLC. You should also read what’s included and excluded in your policy before signing any document. In doing so, you can protect your real estate business from financial liabilities. Take a look at Clint’s post to read the rest of his article.

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Real Estate Investing Tips: Can You Gain Financial Freedom By Earning Commissions Alone?

Is earning commissions a great way to gain financial freedom? For Jay DeCima of FixerJay.com, commissions won’t make you rich. If you’re a real estate agent who is content with just earning a small amount of cash for every house you sell, Jay believes that you should find a better way to make a living: like becoming a property owner. He says you should consider investing 10% of all your commissions in properties that will bring you profits. This way, you’ll have a great source of steady income. Read the rest of Jay’s article to learn more.

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The Latest Kitchen And Bath Trends For Your Fix And Flip Projects

As you may know, kitchen and bath sell houses, which is why if you’re into rehabbing homes, you’ve got to pay special attention to these particular parts of the house to generate bigger income. In his latest post, Matt Kearney of FlippingSmart.com, shares a link to a CNN article that highlights the latest kitchen and bath trends for 2011. If you’re looking for great ideas for your fix and flip projects, you should check out Matt’s post now.