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Real Estate Investor Seminars are a tricky animal.  Most of the seminars are put on by one group, and have a specific “sale” in mind at the end of the event.  You can pretty much count on a free seminar selling you a $500 – $2,500 boot camp or “in-depth” follow-up training event.  At the in-depth event, you can also bet that you will presented with the opportunity to buy Continue Reading…

As I travel the country teaching real estate investor seminars and training investors, one thing is becoming clear: The secret to being a successful real estate investor is not secret at all.

Yesterday, I taught another Ugly House Seminar in Richmond, VA.  This was the fifth one this year.  As I reflect on the audience they attract, it is actually helping me learn even more about my success Continue Reading…

Real Estate Investors and Landlords often use Section 8 as one of their sources of income.  There are several good things about Section 8, and several bad.  Below is the way I see it, but first, what is Section 8?

Here is an abbreviated definition from Wikipedia: Continue Reading…

When asked for real estate investor advice, I am routinely asked about in home negotiating with regards to purchasing single family homes as a real estate investor.  To me, this is the basis of being a successful buyer.  I have heard much advice from some of the national “gurus” for new real estate investors.  Some of the advice includes, “Fake it till you make it”.  I could not disagree more!

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