The Flippin’ Insider’s View on Being A Successful Real Estate Investor

For the kickoff column, I want to discuss some of the basic characteristics you need to be successful in real estate. Successful real estate investors come in all kinds of packages: short and tall, white collar and blue collar. Male and female. Talkative and quiet. Friendly and reserved. There’s no personality type, and no education…

Welcome to the Flippin’ Insider

There’s no doubt about it – for those with a bit of know-how, real estate can be a fantastic way to invest. No other type of investment combines income potential, price appreciation potential and leverage the way real estate does. Plus, real estate is tangible. You can see it, touch it, and understand it. And…

A Quick Guide to Buying Land

Whether you crave the seclusion a couple of acres in the country promises, or you’ve got your eye on a cute little residential lot in a subdivision, buying a piece of land is a bit different than buying a house. The following is a quick guide in buying land as an investment or for residential…

A Crash Course in Tax and Investment Property

One way or another, Uncle Sam is going to get his cut. Count on it. And so will your state and local governments. That said, there are certain things you can do as a real estate investor to help manage your tax bill, and maximize your after-tax return on your investment. In order to do…