How Do I Know What A Property is Worth?

By Tamera Aragon
In considering the price to pay for a property, the first step you must take is to know the ARV (After Repair Value), of a property. Of course there are other costs to consider in buying and selling but it all starts here…The value of the property. I know I get this question a lot… Question: “How do I value the property I am interested in?” I want to start by sharing that comps, or comparables, are regarded as the single-best tool in determining a home's value. Comps will compare criteria from recently-sold properties in a neighborhood,… Read the rest

Today’s Real Estate Investors: A Vital Force in America’s Communities

Super Real Estate Investors
It’s a bird. No, it’s a plane. No, it’s a

I read this article the other day and thought it worth sharing. I feel more strongly than ever that today’s real estate market is bringing the best opportunity to profit from real estate than at any other time in history….. …Hurray for real estate investors! Tamera Aragon

Here is what Steve Berkowitz, Chief Executive Officer
of Move Inc, wrote in his recent article.

Many homeowners might be flinching at the latest home price reports may not be in a grateful mood right now.

But what Read the rest

Niches That Bring You Riches:Courthouse Crapshoot for Real Estate;aka: Public Foreclosure Sales

I am currently doing a series on my blog covering a little about each of the types of niches you could consider when investing in real estate.  Go here to go to the beginning of this series.
I am only covering this niche here in my blog to make sure it is understood that we are very much aware of all that it takes to buy properties at Public Foreclosure Sales. However, it is the only niche I am going to advise beginning investors to stay away from.  For this reason, I’m only going to spend a little of our … Read the rest

10 Roads to Real Estate Investing Profits

Road to opportunity“Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth.”
The Bible – Ecclesiastes 11:2

This is good advice as long as you don’t get so spread out that you are doing too many things but nothing with success. It’s important we understand the fine line between focusing on one niche without putting all your eggs in one basket, (so to speak).

To simplify the term real estate investing, there are really only three ways for investors to make money in real estate:

  1. Real Estate Appreciation and Equity
  2. Cash
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PART 1 of 2 – Top 7 Tips…To Minimize Your Risk and Maximize Your Profits – SMART Real Estate Investing

Quote to live by:

“Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, you cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.”


Real Estate as a Path to
Wealth and Freedom

Forbes magazine lists the top 400 wealthiest people every September. In September 2007, 40 of the 400 people on that list made their billions specifically in real estate.  Many of these people started with nothing, some immigrants even, to move up into this category.  Real estate is definitely a path to be seriously considered in building your wealth.

Did you know that most of those 40 billionaire … Read the rest