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Eric Bowlin

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Ideal REI
Early Retirement
Real Estate, Millennial
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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One of the first things any commercial lender or broker talks about is the debt coverage ratio. Sometimes real estate pros don't realize that they are throwing around numbers and terms that newer investors may not know. It's also true that many investors may understand the term but not understand the intricacies or how to manipulate [...] The post Debt Coverage Ratio: What is it and Why it’s Important appeared first on ...
Posted: Aug 12 2017 @ 6:40 PM
Some people say that real estate is all about "location, location, location." Today, I'm going to tell you that's absolutely wrong. So, what is the key to real estate then? Simply put - relationships. You cannot be successful without a great team - from an attorney or insurance agent to brokers or lenders. That's why the [...] The post Network The Right Way – Focus on Building Relationships appeared first on Ideal ...
Posted: Jul 11 2017 @ 1:00 PM
For the last year, everyone has been watching the Fed and holding their breath while waiting to find out if interest rates would rise. For a while, it seemed every good piece of economic data would send the market down because people feared the Fed would start raising rates. Every bad economic indicator was taken [...] The post Stop Worrying About Interest Rates appeared first on Ideal REI. ...
Posted: Apr 30 2017 @ 10:03 AM
The #1 excuse new investors make is "There just aren't any deals." But, right behind that is, "I don't have enough money." It's true, you might not have enough money to do the deal by yourself...but very few people ever do. Those who do have enough probably don't want to put all their money in one [...] The post How to raise cash like a champ for your next real estate deal ...
Posted: Mar 04 2017 @ 10:06 PM
NOI - the unicorn we're all chasing. As you may know, increasing the Net Operating Income (NOI) of any commercial property will not only increase your cash flow but also increase the value of your property since the value is determined primarily through NOI and Capitalization Rates (quick refresher on how to calculate the value of a commercial [...] The post 29 Creative Ways to Increase the NOI and Explode the Value of Your Rental ...
Posted: Mar 04 2017 @ 9:59 PM
Today's guest post written by a great real estate investor and friend of mine, Chad Carson. Chad, now 37 years old, began real estate investing from scratch right out of college at the age of 23. Since then Chad and his business partner have bought, sold, leased, and financed hundreds of properties in and around [...] The post 5 Easy Ways to Systematize Your Real Estate Business So You Can Retire ...
Posted: Mar 01 2017 @ 12:04 PM
Almost every week someone is asking me HOW do you get started in real estate. The problem is that you will get 100 different answers from 100 different people.  That's because everybody has their own niche in real estate and a unique way which they started in the business. When I try to answer the [...] The post How to Get Started With MultiFamily appeared first on Ideal REI. ...
Posted: Feb 16 2017 @ 9:12 PM
"Rich Dad Poor Dad" was a foundational book for many investors, myself included. Though I started investing in real estate before ever reading this book, I must say that the mindset it helped me attain is invaluable in getting to where I am today. Top 5 Takeaways From Rich Dad Poor Dad It's impossible [...] The post How “Rich Dad Poor Dad” Changed My Life appeared first on Ideal REI. ...
Posted: Feb 09 2017 @ 5:25 PM
Investing in real estate can be a nightmare when things go wrong. For example, I was about to start looking for my next rental property when I got a call from a tenant. She told me that the door on the mechanical closet was warped to the point that the door was jammed shut. [...] The post Real Estate vs. Stocks – Using Net Worth to Compare appeared first on Ideal ...
Posted: Jan 27 2017 @ 9:58 AM
Today’s guest is ESI from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). It’s written by an early 50’s retiree who achieved financial independence and helps others do the same. He shares what’s worked for him and how others can implement those successes in their lives. I [...] The post 3 Simple Steps to Find a Great Property Manager appeared first on Ideal ...
Posted: Jan 16 2017 @ 11:04 AM


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