Texas Cities Dominate List of Top 10 Economies

It gave me chills to read that BusinessWeek put 5 Texas cities it it’s Top 10 Strongest Economies in America. The article citied a steady real estate market that never got “too hot or too cold”. BusinessWeek.com used research from the Brookings Institutions new MetroMonitor to rank the nations top 40 strongest economies. Texas dominated … read more

Who’s Your Favorite Real Estate Investing Guru?

Lifestyles advocates choosing a mentor or a team of experts who you admire and keep you on track. Whether it’s Steven Covey’s Seven Habits or Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad” mentality, who’s words of wisdom inspire and motivate you? Last Week Our Question Was: What is Your Preferred Method of Financing Investment Property? 38% chose a … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for October 21, 2009

Moving to Commercial Properties The REIClub offers valuable information to ease your transition from single to multi-family investment. With tips about thinking big, taking your time, and finding good financing, this article is a great way to kick off multi-family investing- first by abandoning old single family thought processes. Loan Modification Programs While Market Watch … read more

The Experts Show with Chris X has Moved to Noon!

Don’t forget, the Experts Show with Chris X has moved to Noon, Weekdays on CNN 650-AM. Click on the radio tab to watch, listen & chat with the experts live.

No Excuses! – Why Doing the Little Things Makes a Huge Difference

Let’s say your goal is to retire yourself in five years and earn $8,000 per month in passive income… …Can you go from no passive income to $8,000/month overnight? Crazy, right? But do you believe you could generate $1,000 /month within one year? I believe you can and you should believe it as well. The … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for October 14, 2009

Negative Equity With the rise in unemployment (California hit 12.2%!), the nation is seeing a rise in residential mortgage backed securities. The Real Estate Economy Watch discusses how homeowners owing more than their property is worth are faced with less incentive to pay and dwindling options- a situation that severely limits future advancement in mortgage … read more

Understanding How Credit Reporting Works

Credit is much more complicated than keeping a tally at the local grocery. As a credit-active consumer, you need to know how credit reporting works and what your credit report contains. Credit You are most likely already familiar with the concept of “credit,” the reputation for paying your bills on time that makes it possible … read more

Real Estate Investing Links for October 7, 2009

Ramsey’s Take on Real Estate Dave Ramsey “firmly believes that real estate will be the area that leads us out of the recession.” Lifestyles Unlimited® agrees with Dave’s philosophy on reducing consumer debt and creating a sound foundation; but differs from his philosophy on where to invest once you are in a position to do … read more

How to Execute a Single-Family Property Rehab Investment

When I was first asked to write this article about property rehab investments, I was suddenly overwhelmed. Here I was a college educated business owner, bragging about my degree in construction, several years of real estate experience, and hundreds of rehab projects- nervous of simply writing an article on those exact items. The truth is, … read more

Poll Question: What is Your Preferred Method of Financing Investment Property?

This Weeks Poll Question is- What is Your Preferred Method of Financing Investment Property? How do you get the money you need to invest in real estate? Last week our question was: What is Your Primary Strategy for Finding Deals? 62% chose MLS over agents, driving around, and flyers.