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Apple iPod as a Business Tool

March 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Tweet Do you have an Apple iPod? How do you use it? I try to take a walk every day. It is modest exercise and it relaxes me. I also get some of my best ideas while walking. To help generate those ideas I listen to my iPod.  I listen to motivation, sales, real estate […]

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Tags: Advanced tips · Beginner · Business and Finance · real estate · Success & Wealth Building

Review of Multifamily Millions by Dave Lindahl

March 26th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Tweet This book by Dave Lindahl is about repositioning Apartment buildings. This is truly one of the better books on real estate investing that I have read. While its primary focus in multi-family buildings, it has tremendous value for single family home investors also. Dave Lindahl got his start renovating single family properties and doing […]

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Tags: Advanced tips · Beginner · Books · Landlording · real estate

Intern Wanted for 2009 Tax Sale

March 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Tweet Do you want to learn how to invest in tax sales?  Do you want to learn the best neighborhoods to invest in Baltimore City? Which neighborhoods are the good the bad and the ugly? Do you want personal mentoring and all you investing questions answered?   If so contact us. Crab Properties, LLC is […]

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Tags: Advanced tips · Beginner · real estate · Tax Liens

Real Deal Investment Club – Columbia, MD

March 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Tweet The Real Deal Investment club will be meeting this Tuesday March 17 Date Tuesday March 17 (Held every third Tuesday of the month) Time 6:00 – 9:00 PM Location The Meeting House 5885 Robert Oliver Place Columbia, MD 21045 Click here for Directions an Map This is a new club I mentioned in this […]

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Two New Area Real Estate Investing Groups

March 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Tweet DMV REIA Grand Opening in College Park, MD March 7 This is quoted from their flyer. Network with fellow Real Estate Buyers and Investors near you! Come to a DMV REIA meeting to discuss properties on the market, contracts, mortgages and anything else about land and realty. We have training on the latest investment […]

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Homesdatabase.com Is Live!

February 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Tweet Homes Database, a New MLS for Home Buyers A new tool is available for consumers looking for a home. HomesDatabase.com is a new website to search listings in the greater Baltimore / Washington DC area. Consumers have previously had access to listings, via places like Zillow, HomeGain.com, MLS.com etc., however Homes Database is run […]

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How do I Make Money in Real Estate?

November 5th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Tweet I recommend if you are serious about real estate you should go to your local Real Estate Investor Association (REIA). It is a great place to network and meet successful investors. You only have to go to a handful of meetings however, before you are pulled in six different directions, because each month the speaker […]

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Where Do I Start?

September 12th, 2008 · 10 Comments

Tweet This is a common question. Real estate is such a big field and there is so much to know. It can be confusing. Below is a guide to help. It’s not designed to answer all your questions but it should help you decide what you need to learn and in what order. Decide what […]

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Is it an investment or a job?

August 26th, 2008 · 10 Comments

Tweet I often tell people I am a full time real estate investor. The reality is that is a lie. There is no such thing as a full time real estate investor. You see, “full time” implies you are doing work. Investing implies your money is working for you. Working is not investing. Since this […]

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Tags: Beginner · Landlording · real estate

What Should Be In Your Library?

August 23rd, 2008 · 9 Comments

Tweet Motivational speaker Jim Rohn says “Rich people have large libraries, poor people have large TVs.” Reading is one of the best ways of improving oneself and your real estate knowledge. On the various real estate forums I go to, a common question is “What are the best real estate books?” One of my goals […]

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Tags: Beginner · Books · Business and Finance · real estate

How Do You Value Properties

June 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Tweet I found a very good article about what affects property values. Joe Manausa of the Tallahassee Real Estate Blog wrote a great post called How Home Values Are Determined. While this is aimed at sellers it has value for investors too. In today’s market you are likely to run into sellers that are just unrealistic about what […]

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FHA rolls back financing rules.

June 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Tweet Inman news is reporting that FHA has temporarily removed the 90 day seasoning requirement for properties that they finance. I agree with the article, this won’t really help the backlog of foreclosed homes. Of course I didn’t think the original rule did much to address the real issue with “Flipping”. Seasoning requirements are a […]

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Ignorance of the Law Is No Excuse!

June 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Tweet You’ve heard that saying before. Sadly many small business people don’t know much about the laws they are expected to obey. If you want to learn more about the laws that apply to Real Estate Investing, I will be teaching a class at the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Investors Association. Local Regulations and Ethics, […]

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Can I Really Invest in Real Estate Without Money?

April 2nd, 2008 · 13 Comments

Tweet Can you do this business without money? Many late night TV gurus and seminar instructors seem to pitch this angle of real estate. In fact there are many people who have been deeply in debt or even homeless that have had success in real estate investing. But is this realistic? These people are the rare […]

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