How Owning 22 Rental Properties Can Retire You Faster Than $1M in a 401K

*Note: This is an update to the “How 15 rental houses can retire you faster than a million dollar 401K” article we posted a few years ago. You can view the original article and the accompanying comments on it here. Or…Saving Your Way to Retirement vs. Building Cash Flow To Retire First let me say … read more

Flipping Houses vs. Real Estate Investing (They Are Two Different Things)

Flipping Houses vs. Real Estate Investing: They Are Two Different Things When you think about making money, you have to think about helping and serving others. Why? Because that is where money comes from. Other people. You just want to choose the vehicle to serve other people that most quickly and effectively takes you where … read more

Tips for setting up regular household maintenance

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure When major appliances break in your rental homes, it can wreak havoc on your finances. While you’re not the ones using these appliances, they are still your responsibility. Worse, the appliances you’re responsible for are often the most expensive to replace: furnace, hot water heater, … read more

Five Red Flags to a Bad Property Investment

Consider the following warning signs when buying property In order to remain a successful real estate investor, or to get a decent return on investment from your very first apartment investment, your job is to make a decent passive income. Now a passive income occurs when you make money by not putting in a lot … read more

Four Tips for Preventing Tenant Vacancies

Reduce your vacancy rates to zero Both from experience, and from listening to the concerns of other real estate colleagues, keeping rental properties occupied can be a headache. It can prove difficult to find tenants for a rental property—and finding good tenants that pay their rent on time, don’t damage the property, and don’t break … read more

3 “Must-Have” Tips for Real Estate Investment Ads Online

Incorporate the wow factor to grab the attention of your target audience When you first start out in the real estate investing business, you might not know everything there is to know about creating effective online advertisements for your rental or resale properties. It takes time and research to understand when the best time is … read more

Fear Factor Part 2

(Continued from Part 1) My paralysis was real, or at least it felt real. Fear is an emotion, and the source of an emotion is complicated and challenging to identify. Logically, I knew if I was going to productively deal with my fear, I needed to do my best to isolate where it was coming … read more

Investing in Real Estate – Passive Income and Financial Freedom in 8 Steps | David Fantin

The New Year is a great time to implement improvements in your life. Follow these eight simple steps to make and keep a New Year’s resolution to have passive income through real estate investing. Step 1: Make up your mind to have passive income NOW! Do you feel enough pain about your financial situation? (Life … read more

Fear Factor Part 1

If you knew me, you would wonder why I had any reservations at all about buying my first investment property. As Del Walmsley describes it, I’m what he calls a “Type A” personality who tends to shoot before aiming. If I happen to miss the target, the attitude I adopt is: “Oh well, I’ll probably … read more

Keeping Delinquency in Check

More and more in these hard economic times we are seeing landlords “work with” their tenants on their rental payments to avoid eviction or a skip and to keep their occupancy percentage up, and expenses down. This makes perfect sense to the “average Joe” due to the fact that there is no way to figure … read more