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    7-Step Lease Option Refinance Strategy

    June 10th, 2016

    lease option investingUnlike many strategies out there, my 7-Step Lease Option Refinance Strategy achieves what is my biggest investing priority: preserving my capital and minimizing my risks! There are lots of ways to use lease options as a refinance investment strategy for homeowners in need, but most of them do not sufficiently focus on mitigating risks.

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    Time To Buy Rental Real Estate?

    May 9th, 2016
    04-16-13 - rental property1Trying to crystal ball where the North American real estate markets are heading is like trying to predict where currencies will be on an hourly basis. It’s extremely difficult if not impossible to pinpoint when is the best moment to jump into an investing market, niche or area.

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    When Your Real Estate Investments Explode

    April 22nd, 2015

    Hootinvest when real estate investments explodeNo one enters into real estate investing with the hope of losing money. One of the main reasons we get into real estate is to make money, sometimes a little and sometimes a lot. But do you notice how little information is available about what happens when your real estate investments don’t work out? The truth is, notwithstanding the hype of the late night television and internet gurus, investing in real estate is often riskier than we think.

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    This Simple Lease Option Fix Will Save You A Ton Of Trouble

    April 10th, 2015

    stressedcoupleIn the early hurly burly days of lease option rent to own and refinancing – sometime back in the 2000s – managing clients in need, the lease option contracts, and generally all the many moving parts seemed to many of us like the rootin’ tootin’ wild west. There were so many overnight companies springing up to help homeowners with their refinancing, as well as putting young couples into homes they could ill afford.

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    Top Ten U.S. States For Foreclosures

    March 30th, 2015

    Mortgage figures are in for January 2015 and although the overall U.S. economy is picking up, the number of mortgages in arrears and foreclosure is still remarkable. While this is certainly tragic for the homeowners facing foreclosure, it is also a wonderful opportunity for real estate investors.

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    Mortgage Foreclosures = Investment Opportunities

    March 24th, 2015

    03-24-15 - investing opportunitiesThe number of mortgage foreclosures can provide insights into the general economy and real estate markets. While this is obviously bad news for some homeowners, this is also good news for real estate investors because those of us who look for below market opportunities need a large pool of potential properties.

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    The Sandwich Lease Option

    October 13th, 2014

    The Sandwich Lease OptionThe Sandwich Lease Option is another lease option strategy that some real estate investors have had success with. However, there are more risks here than a straight lease option refinance so it may not be an appropriate strategy for a novice investor.

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    Going Through The Motions

    September 12th, 2014

    family_excursion_tripThe expression “going through the motions” epitomizes the way we sometimes think about our jobs, our relationships – in fact, our whole lives. We get trained like monkeys to do things certain ways until we reach the point where we can do them without thinking. This is great efficiency, but what does it do to our human-ness?

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    Investing In Rent To Own Condos

    September 5th, 2014

    investing_in_condosPutting a rent to own deal together is not easy. There are a lot of moving parts and with that comes a higher risk of something going wrong. A rent to own lease option is typically used to put someone into a home for which they do not have a sufficient down payment – or credit history – to purchase it themselves.

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    Top 5 Ethical Lease Option Investing Tips

    August 25th, 2014

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