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Eric Bowlin

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Achieve Financial Independence
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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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
Neal is an Independent Certified Financial Planner™, based in Southern California. He founded Wealth Resources Group in 1994 to provide comprehensive fee-based financial planning exclusively. His firm specializes in helping clients make smart decisions about their money so they can stop worrying and start enjoying the things that matter most to them. If [...] The post 5 Overlooked Ways To Boost Your Credit Score appeared first on Ideal REI. ...
Posted: Jan 01 2017 @ 5:24 PM
The other night I was sitting on my bed with my wife and 3-year-old daughter Lily. We weren't doing anything unique, just chatting and playing before it was my daughter's bath time. I asked Lily if she would share her soft fleece blanket with me because my legs were cold. "NO! It's my blanket!" she [...] The post What My 3 Year Old Taught Me About Investing appeared first on Ideal REI. ...
Posted: Dec 22 2016 @ 8:32 PM


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