Dr. Dotzour Presents on Real Estate & The Economy At Lifestyles Unlimited®

With investments that can and do perform well in both the up and down market, forward economic thinking can do only one thing; make those investments better. But, that thinking doesn’t have to be yours to do alone. Lifestyles Unlimited® Inc. would like to once again welcome Dr. Mark G. Dotzour, Chief Economist and Director … read more

Del Walmsley’s Three Rules of Investing

It Almost Makes Too Much Sense Del Walmsley, the founder of Lifestyles Unlimited, Inc.® has taught and lived by three fundamental rules in his real estate investing career. These rules make so much sense, you might not see them at first… because smart people have a hard time letting go of belief systems that took … read more

9 Affordable Vacation Properties

Purchasing a vacation property is much different than purchasing an income property. For starters, vacation properties have off-seasons and therefore should never be purchased as primary investment properties. There will be periods of time where your vacation home isn’t making money and that’s a tough truth for most investors, who are used to a steady … read more

Real Estate Virtual Assistants: Focus on the Big Ideas and Delegate the Rest

If there is one trait I notice in almost all successful real estate investors, it’s that they’re not afraid to invest in themselves. They’ll attend a seminar even if it destabilizes their bank accounts. When they find resources that will help them grow, they dive in. I love the way Ryan Holiday signs off his … read more

February 2015 Houston Case Study Invite

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Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate Investing: Why we chose residential

Let me start by saying that when I refer to residential, I am referring to both single-family and multifamily property. This covers houses and all size and shape of apartment buildings. By commercial I mean strip shopping centers, warehouses, mid-rise and high-rise buildings. Each has its merits and can be very profitable. In fact, while … read more

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

The Perfect Storm: Massive Opportunities in Real Estate Today

I want to start by making a very important point about the competent, well-trained real estate investor. We make money in both the up and down market. We don’t care what the market is doing. We are in with both feet at all times. However, there are times when we make more money than others. … read more

Should you use a trust to hold your income producing real estate?

There are different types of trusts, but this article will only be about putting Income Producing Real Estate (IPRE) into an Irrevocable Trust. An Irrevocable Trust is a trust that can’t be modified or terminated without the permission of the beneficiary. The grantor, having transferred assets into the trust, effectively removes all of his or … 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