Real Estate

Top 5 Misconceptions about Investor Home Inspections

May 31, 2017

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A home is one of the biggest investments that many people make during their lifetime. You make these every month or more often. For this reason, investors need to ensure that their homes remain in good condition for a long time if you are a buy and hold investor or that they can sell quickly as a flipper for the budget your set. One of the many tools investors can utilize to maintain their investment or protect themselves is the home inspection. Here are five common investor home inspection misconceptions that should help you appreciate home inspection.

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The Bauman Letter | Real Estate: The Real Secret of Self-Directed IRAs

April 25, 2017

The most recent Bauman Letter focused on real estate and the secrets of self-directed IRAs mentioning NuView IRA as their preferred self-directed IRA service provider.  The May 2017 publication is choked-full of valuable information about self-directing your IRA. It’s definitely a great read for novice and experienced investors alike.

Ted Bauman is the editor of the Bauman Letter, a newsletter that’s brimming with up-to-the-minute asset protection strategies, tips on buying and investing in real estate abroad, and retirement and residency secrets in American-friendly countries around the globe.

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19 Fatal Investor Mistakes

March 1, 2017

…and the Due Diligence Questions You Should Be Asking to Avoid Them.

For the first time real estate investor seeking the path to wealth, there is an overwhelming world of options out there. Stories of sudden riches from overnight successes, horror stories of people losing their shirts, and real estate gurus contradicting each other abound. To further complicate matters, real estate is an industry with constantly changing regulations, rules, rental rates, and property values. Continue reading…

Success is Found By Investing in What You Know

February 9, 2017

Peter, whose name has been changed for anonymity, is a long time Commercial Real Estate broker who once owned a large brokerage firm in Central Florida and now is an independent broker

“I first became aware of NuView and self-direction at a presentation that was held in my office in Orlando.   The fact that I could put my retirement funds to work in the very environment that I knew – rather than the unpredictable stock market made me roll over my IRA held by Fidelity to NuView.”

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Client Success Story: An Investor Friendly Realtor

January 10, 2017

cindy-parker-martinezCindy Parker Martinez is a Realtor with the Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. which is known as an investor friendly real estate firm because they do their own investments.  Her Realty Group has a list of wholesale properties (cheap fixer uppers) that are updated daily and, most recently, Cindy closed on a huge luxury home.

Cindy explains “As a native Floridian who grew up in Belle Isle (historic district of Orlando) and still lives here today with my own family, I know Central Florida.  Growing up, my father used to buy (toys) boats and trailers, jet skis, motorcycles, motor homes, etc.  He taught me how to buy low and sell high.  My father taught me how all transactions should have a win-win outcome.  I still use these skills today in my Real Estate career when representing real estate buyers and sellers.” Continue reading…

The Benefits of Local Real Estate Investing Associations (REIAs) Over Expensive Seminars

January 6, 2017

“Learn how you can make money in real estate with no money!” We’ve all heard that expression before, but is it true? It was likely from someone pitching a seminar or course for thousands of dollars, possibly even tens of thousands. Although there is value in these courses and great relationships that can be made through them, there is an alternative that doesn’t have to break the bank.

REIA is an abbreviation for Real Estate Investing Association. This is an invaluable tool to meet people from all walks of life who have an interest in real estate investing. Why should you take the advice to join your local REIA from Out Fast Realty & Investments? Because the owners are heavily involved with their local REIA. Greg Simpson is co-owner of the largest real estate investing association in Tampa Bay, TBREIA, and Jeremy Kloter hosts one of the TBREIA sub-group meetings. They can tell you from experience that it has been an amazing source of business, relationships and experiences.

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Who Wants to Own a Hotel?

October 26, 2016

Guest Writer: Troy Antonik, Executive VP and CFO at Key Performance Hospitality Management

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Client Success Story: Huge Returns on Real Estate Rehabs

October 6, 2016

Bibi LeBlanc is a Real Estate Investor who was born and raised in West-Berlin, Germany. She moved to Florida after she married her husband whom she met on a skydiving vacation. She currently resides in Deland, FL.

“I have done about 60 different deals, anything from rental properties, rehabs, lending and land. My average return on investment for rehabs is 25%. My best deal was a rehab I did earlier this year in which I profited 45% in 4 months.”

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Demographics and Scarcity Converge in the Retiree Real Estate Market in Latin America

August 29, 2016

The Creation of Unique Wealth Opportunities in Real Estate

Guest post by: Michael Cobb, Chairman and CEO of ECI Development

If you had a time machine and could see the future, would you make better decisions? Would you be a better investor? These may seem like silly questions, but we would make better decisions if we knew the future, wouldn’t we? If we could see what was going to happen, we would develop products and services that everyone would want and need, and then of course, we’d do very well for ourselves.

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Be the Bank With Your IRA to Invest in Notes

July 6, 2016

Guest post by Bob Malecki:

If you invest in real estate you know that “cash flow is king” — but at what cost? If you own rental property you know first-hand the challenges that reoccur such as repairs, vacancy, vandalism, insurance and many more details that erode your profit and time. If you have these in your IRA, then you have added costs for property management. Plus your IRA may need to use leverage to magnify your ROI. Continue reading…