Archive for Investing

Why Include Rentals in Your Real Estate Portfolio?

Business, Investing on August 4th, 2016 Comments Off on Why Include Rentals in Your Real Estate Portfolio?

As I’ve gained experience in the real estate world and my business has grown, I have expanded my focus to include as many steps in the real estate process as possible — acquiring distressed properties, expediting short sales, rehabbing and selling properties, and I also include rentals and property management as part of my business […]

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Establishing Your Business Step 1: Set up a Contact Database

Investing, Time Management / Focus, Wholesaling on July 11th, 2016 Comments Off on Establishing Your Business Step 1: Set up a Contact Database

I find people getting started in real estate investing are often so focused on the details and fine points of real estate and hunting for their first deal that they skip right over the steps necessary to create a firm foundation for their business. I know these steps can seem tedious, especially if you’re raring […]

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Manns Court, Woburn Complete and on the Market!

Investing, Rehab on May 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on Manns Court, Woburn Complete and on the Market!

I am happy to report this project went smoothly and was completed (mostly) on time. Sorry — boring post. Nothing to see here. I know you all like it more when I lose my shirt and have LOTS of issues and drama, but SOMETIMES, deals work the way they’re supposed to! Mostly. A huge thanks […]

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Clustered zoning, paper streets, and unbuildable lots, oh, my!

Investing, Wholesaling on April 13th, 2016 Comments Off on Clustered zoning, paper streets, and unbuildable lots, oh, my!

Had a very interesting deal I worked on for a while, and figured I’d share for those young minds yearning for some lessons — enjoy! So, I was twiddling my thumbs one day (As if that ever happens!) when an AAwesome wholesaler I’ve successfully worked with in the past contacted me and offered what I […]

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How Can Your Retirement Account Work Harder for You?

Investing on April 7th, 2016 Comments Off on How Can Your Retirement Account Work Harder for You?

A boring financial post!  It’s been quite a long time since I posted about these, but I’ve been getting a bunch more inquiries, so I figured answering through a blog is the best solution. Had your eye on real estate investing or lending opportunities, but don’t have ready cash on hand? Been looking at your IRA […]

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Marketing to Under Water Sellers? Read This.

Business, Foreclosure, Investing on February 29th, 2016 Comments Off on Marketing to Under Water Sellers? Read This.

Are you finding that more sellers calling you are under water in their homes? If so, it’s not surprising, as according to recent statistics foreclosure petitions have increased year over year for 22 straight months. Both auctions and foreclosure deeds were up in December and for 2015 overall. Our agent and colleague Shaun Reilly did […]

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Investor Homework Assignment: Go See “The Big Short”

Business, Investing on February 3rd, 2016 Comments Off on Investor Homework Assignment: Go See “The Big Short”

I recently saw the movie The Big Short, and it blew me away. In fact, I plan to make it required viewing for all my mentoring clients and will definitely make my kid watch it when he’s old enough to understand it. I found the story cautionary and yet tragic, because we as humans always […]

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Cursed no more! New project in Woburn

Investing, Rehab, Wholesaling on January 11th, 2016 Comments Off on Cursed no more! New project in Woburn

First, I’ve finally achieved one of my most closely-held goals that I had just about given up on. For years, I’ve been cursed where I could never get a project closer than 30 minutes from my office or home. I’m happy to report the curse is lifted and I now have a rehab project within minutes […]

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How to Make Quick and Accurate Rehab Estimates

Investing, Rehab, Wholesaling on December 17th, 2015 Comments Off on How to Make Quick and Accurate Rehab Estimates

Being back on the hunt for rehab and wholesale deals reminds me all over again how vital it is for investors to be able to estimate and run the numbers on a deal quickly to determine the highest, best offer while keeping within reasonable profit margins. I recently saw this at work on two lots […]

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Rehab Chronicles Ride Again!

Investing, Rehab, Rehab Chronicles on November 9th, 2015 Comments Off on Rehab Chronicles Ride Again!

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m very happy to share the re-launch of the Rehab Chronicles!! Enjoy the demolition/preview of our latest property in Chelmsford and stay tuned for further installments coming soon. Now where I did I put that sledgehammer??  

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