Seeing Greene: Gift Funds, Crash Indicators, and Problems with Partnerships

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Why can’t I use gift funds on my down payment? What are the common housing market crash indicators that real estate investors should look out for? And why does David

Rookie Reply: Rent Out Your Primary Residence or Sell and Buy Rentals?

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This week’s question comes from Brandi through Ashley’s Instagram direct messages. Brandi is asking: Our current home could give us about $260,000 in net proceeds if sold. We plan to purchase rentals with those proceeds. But, our home is in a good location with good appreciation. Should we sell our primary to buy properties or refi and make it...

Rookie Reply: Rent Out Your Primary Residence or Sell and Buy Rentals?

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This week’s question comes from Brandi through Ashley’s Instagram direct messages. Brandi is asking: Our current home could give us about $260,000 in net proceeds if sold. We plan to

Is The Housing Market About to Collapse? What Investors Need to Know

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It seems like every media outlet, and perhaps every person on Earth, is debating if the housing market is going to crash soon. While the truth is that no one really knows what’s going to happen, we can examine data and attempt to determine what is most likely to happen.  Personally, I don’t believe a market crash (which I define...

Is The Housing Market About to Collapse? What Investors Need to Know

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It seems like every media outlet, and perhaps every person on Earth, is debating if the housing market is going to crash soon. While the truth is that no one

Finance Friday: How to Avoid the “Middle Class Trap” When Building Wealth

You’ve heard of middle-class money traps before. Like spending your whole paycheck on rent, not paying yourself first, and the sneaky seduction of obsessive eating out. Today, we’re talking about

Finance Friday: How to Avoid the “Middle Class Trap” When Building Wealth

You’ve heard of middle-class money traps before. Like spending your whole paycheck on rent, not paying yourself first, and the sneaky seduction of obsessive eating out. Today, we’re talking about a far less known type of middle-class trap, the type that keeps your wealth growing but limits the amount of “freedom” you feel in the process. Oftentimes, savers can...

With High Inflation, Should You Consider Passive Real Estate Investing Over Stocks and Bonds?

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A few decades ago, Treasury bonds paid over 15% interest. Today, you’re lucky if you can get 2-3%.  Yet bonds remain a core tenet of retirement planning orthodoxy. Try telling an investment

With High Inflation, Should You Consider Passive Real Estate Investing Over Stocks and Bonds?

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A few decades ago, Treasury bonds paid over 15% interest. Today, you’re lucky if you can get 2-3%.  Yet bonds remain a core tenet of retirement planning orthodoxy. Try telling an investment advisor that you don’t want any bonds in your portfolio and they’ll burst a blood vessel.  I admit freely, though, that I don’t invest in bonds at all. Nor do I...

The “Golden Trio” Every Real Estate Investor MUST Have to Truly Profit First

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The Profit First system was revolutionary when introduced by Mike Michalowicz. In simple terms, Profit First allowed small business owners to take home bigger paychecks, reinvest in their business, and