Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Consider It Sold Las Vegas: Las Vegas Real Estate is Improving

Consider It Sold Las Vegas: Las Vegas Real Estate is Improving: Las Vegas Real Estate is improving this year.  There have been price increases in many parts of the city.  Some areas have seen over 25% pr...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Consider It Sold Las Vegas: 10 Truths about Las Vegas Real Estate

Consider It Sold Las Vegas: 10 Truths about Las Vegas Real Estate:   I was listening to a radio show on Las Vegas real estate last night hosted by a Las Vegas real estate broker.  What I heard seemed to v...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

How to buy property for investing?

If you are considering an investment in real estate it is a good decision.  However, you have to be very selective as to the type of property you purchase.  The number one reason to buy investment property is to improve your cash flow.  The number two reason is to increase your net worth through appreciation. 

If you buy for cash flow you will always be able to keep and maintain your property even if your appreciation slow or goes down.  It is easy to get into the mind set that you can buy a property and sell it quickly for a profit or that you can buy a property, cover the payments out of your bank account and then sell it for a profit.  Of course it is true that you can do both of these and be successful.  However, the real money is made in buying cash flowing rental units that will pay for themselves and provide healthy appreciation to your portfolio over the years.  This is the plan of the professional investor.  It is always said that cash is king but in investing cash flow is really the almight king.  This is the way to wealth and the way to becoming a muli-millionaire.  It can be done by just about anyone who has ambition and a goal.  If you are willing to put in some hard work, have a vision, and believe in what you are doing, you can become a multi-millionaire over the course of a few years. 

This isn't just a crazy idea to sell you books or DVDs.  It is possible to start with next to nothing and become a full time successful investor.  If you have a job now it will be helpful and if you have money saved for a down payment it would also be helpful but if you have neither you still can succeed. 

 Here is one good idea that could help you get more money for down payments and help you find great deals on property

Should Investors get real estate license?

Is it a good idea for property investors to get their real estate license? 
I would say that it is a good idea in most cases and it can be extremely useful for new investors.  Getting a license requires learning a great deal about real estate.  It can be a tremendous advantage to do the course work for testing.  I have expanded on this idea below and included a few reasons why I think it could be a great idea to get your real estate license. 

Real Estate License allows for collecting commisions on your purchases.  These funds often can be used as part of your down payment. 

One of the smartest things the new investor can do is to obtain a real estate license. If you are a seasoned investor and doing additonal transaction flips along with investing in cash flowing properties you might not want to go this route. However, starting out with your real estate license is one of the best ways to have acess to the best deals. It also is one of the best ways to get a quick source of fuding for your down payments. You can use your commission as part of the down payment or even for all if it in some cases.

It is possible to structure deals that will pay a higher commission if you add to the sales price in order to bring less out of pocket cash to the table. Often sellers are open to this type of deal if you can make it attractive enough to them. If you want an extra $5000 in commission then offer $6000 higher price and see if they are interested. Certain brokers will let you keep all the commission on any of your own property purchases. They are very happy to have you getting into the business and it helps build a solid relationship between broker and sales agents.

It is a little work to get a real estate license but it just takes a bit of study. You can attend classes if you like or often just taking a home study course is all that is required. If you love real estate it is a small price to pay to be able to get plenty of extra money for investing and for your down payments.

This is just one of the ways you can get down payment money. There are ways to buy with no money down but those deals are harder to find, especially during times of low inventory. When real estate is hot it is particularly hard to find no money down deals but when it goes cold you can find plenty of owners willing to negotiate on terms.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Type of investment property to buy Video

This video explains the differences between types of investment property and what is the best way to get started on your portfolio.  It is recommended that you start with 2 or 3 unit property for a number of reasons. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Buying Investment Property In Las Vegas is Worth it.

Yes Buying investment property in Las Vegas is still well worth the effort.  It amazes me just how low prices have come down on investment and income real estate in Las Vegas.  It also amazes me that rents have not dropped much at all over the past several years.  Your cash flow opportunities are very good now and if you have cash you can find plenty of bargains.  Buying now in Las Vegas will be a good bet because it is unlikely we will see anothe meltdown of prices, at least not for a few years.  I am worried that Las Vegas may turn into a boom and bust cycle like we have seen at times in California and in Houston Texas.  However, it would be ideal if home prices would settle into a normal appreciation rate and be more reflective of the typical wage in the city.  However, with the influx of investors snapping up property we are probably seeing the making of another short term bubble.  Hopefully the pricing will be more stable in the near future but you can be assured that if we see any major appreciation most sellers will not think twice about dumping their property.  Too many investors were burned by the 60% drop in housing values in Las Vegas and many people will not make that same mistake again. 

This should not discourage anyone from getting into the real estate game.  Now is one of the best times to start looking to buy.  If you want to buy and flip or buy and hold you are in the right market.  I continually see the experts and gurus advertising to sell there books and products on how to profit from real estate.  I have read most of their work and advice.  You can learn from just about all of them yet I still see people complaining online about being ripped off or forced into investing their life savings into real estate buy some guru.  I don't think you need to go down that road or be silly enough to think it is easy to make a living investing in real estate.  I can tell you that living as a real estate investor can be fun and exciting but it is a tremendous amount of work.  It also takes a tremendous amount of work and study to be successful.  The other important ingredient is that you have to love real estate, houses and property and make it your passion.  If you do not love real estate on some level it will be very hard for you to stay focused long enough to learn all you need to learn to become wealthy.  It is not an easy road but it is possible and with hard work and dedication you can build an amazing portfolio in the next five to ten years. 

It also can be done by starting with little or no cash of your own but it is much easier to start if you have a way to get a down payment for at least one property.  I highly recommend keeping your day job while starting as an investor.  If you keep your job and save your money you will be ahead of the game.  As you grow your cash flow and your assets you will eventually be able to leave your day job if you wish.  However, it is very important to have a W-2 if you want to qualify for loans and if you want to use leverage to the best of your ability.  It is not impossible if you do not have a steady income but this just makes it much easier to get funding needed for your investments.  at

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