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Turnkey Real Estate Investing

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How Real Estate Investors Win in Competitive Markets

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 10, 2021

The U.S. real estate market has been in a state since the Great Recession. While many markets have experienced recovery in terms of their value, the “business as usual” status quo has not returned. We’re seeing longer real estate cycles and what seems to be an endless “recovery” phase.

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Saving & Strategy for Buying Another Rental Property in 4 Steps

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Nov 6, 2017

Passive real estate investors know that, ultimately, they need to grow beyond a single investment property. It’s the only way to truly grow their passive income! For first-time investors, though, it’s not quite as simple as buying a second property willy-nilly. An investment property is a large purchase that, especially in the beginning, has to be saved for and carefully considered.

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Is it Ever Okay to Overpay in Real Estate Investment?

By Chris Clothier on Thu, Oct 26, 2017

When we’re taught about real estate investment strategies, especially as they relate to single-family properties, it is drilled into us that we have to buy below market value if we want to see good returns.  The problem with that statement is that each real estate market is unique and there are always different strategies that different investors employ at different times.  So, one statement, that while on the surface looks like great advice, may not always make sense for each investor.

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Crucial Summer Homebuying Tips for Real Estate Investing

By Chris Clothier on Wed, Jul 5, 2017

Summer. It’s hot. The real estate market is also hot. It’s the time of year when everyone wants to buy and everyone is selling.

For real estate investors who want to get in on the frenzy, there are a few things that you need to know so that you don’t get caught up in the heat of the moment and make critical errors.

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Finding Real Estate Deals When Competition Rises

By Chris Clothier on Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Investing in real estate can be a highly competitive business. Granted, how competitive depends on a two primary factors: your market and your strategy. Real estate investors dealing with a typical buy-and-hold strategy have to elbow through two common obstacles.

These are the market prices and other investors and buyers.

Naturally, markets experience different seasons and fluctuations. For example, after the recession circa 2009, investing in real estate was relatively easy. A lot of people chose to start investing because prices were so dramatically low and foreclosures were plentiful.

At the same time, there was a lot of competition because of the sheer number of investors. Eventually, as prices began to rise and recover

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5 Headaches Real Estate Investors Should Avoid When Property Hunting

By Chris Clothier on Tue, May 30, 2017

Property hunting is the endless rabbit hole that real estate investors are perpetually thrust into. We’re always on the lookout for the best deals, the perfect properties, and the key features that will ultimately calculate into that sweet investment property for our portfolio.

Even though it’s necessary, looking for properties comes with a lot of frustrations. It’s exhausting to be faced with an endless sea of options, most of which aren’t the right fit.

When you find one that actually works out, having to go through a long process of negotiating and acquisition before you can actually get on the path to making money on the property is another headache, too!

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Winning the Bid: 6 Tips for Real Estate Investing in a Competitive Market

By Chris Clothier on Sat, May 27, 2017

Investing in real estate can be a fast-paced, heart-pounding experience, even for passive real estate investors. Depending on where you invest, certain real estate markets can get heated and competitive. You might find yourself up against a bustling market of homebuyers, a cutthroat group of international investors, or even just tight inventory.

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Squash 5 Major Real Estate Negotiating Anxieties

By Chris Clothier on Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Getting into the real estate business can be a daunting thought. Not becasue you dont have the passion or mindset to be great...it's mostly due to lack of experience (especially when negotiating deals).  That is one of the main reasons that Turnkey real estate investing became so popular.

There aren’t that many people out there that can say that they truly, genuinely enjoy the process of a real estate negotiation. It’s tedious, there are all these concessions to make, back-and-forth, and it might not even pay off.

For the inexperienced real estate investor, negotiating your first deal can seem particulary intimidating.

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6 Essentials to Success When Buying Investment Properties

By Chris Clothier on Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Buying real estate is an exciting, frustrating, and potentially long process. For real estate investors, it’s also completely unavoidable.

We have to do it! If that’s the case, we might as well get good at it. There’s no use in fumbling our way through the process every time.

There’s also a ton of advice out there when it comes to buying properties. It can get very specific, especially when it comes to the financing!

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I Bought My First Rental Property. Now What?

By Chris Clothier on Sat, Feb 18, 2017


You bought your first rental property. That’s the first big step towards building towards financial freedom. Hopefully, it was not just one property that you purchased, but a portfolio of multiple properties to help get you started in the right direction early.  Especially if you a passive investor.  More on that later.

You may be thrilled.  You may be excited.  You may even be a little apprehensive. There’s still a lot of work to be done. Buying a property is only the beginning of investing in real estate.

Even as a passive real estate investor, you have quite the road ahead of you! No matter if you’re investing locally or in a distant market, here are the next steps you for the best foot forward:

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