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Eric Bowlin

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Ideal REI
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Real Estate, Millennial
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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As an investor looking for a mortgage or a loan to buy real estate, you have to jump through numerous hoops. The obstacles to purchasing a house to flip or rent seem impossible but the more you know about the process, the easier it will be. One of these obstacles is having a real estate underwriter evaluate the property you want to buy. We’re going to go over everything you need to ...
Posted: Jan 26 2020 @ 7:31 AM
It’s no secret that the real estate market is overcrowded with realtors and house-flippers. Fortunately, some of them haven’t caught up with technology yet and don’t utilize the internet as much as they could, which is a big plus for you. A content marketing strategy that integrates social media is your best friend if you want to get noticed by potential customers and have your properties stand out from the crowd. Plus, ...
Posted: Jan 19 2020 @ 6:27 AM
Cash buyers are the easiest and best to work with on the market. That is why it’s important to build a list of cash buyers for real estate. But building a list of cash buyers isn’t easy. If you’re new to the real estate game, you have limited access and the path ahead is full of obstacles. Today we’re going to learn about the benefits of having cash buyers and how to ...
Posted: Jan 13 2020 @ 9:33 AM
Owning a rental property can be a rewarding experience but it also has its pitfalls. One of the worst things that property owners have to deal with is squatters. A squatter is someone who takes possession of a property without renting or owning it. Examples of squatters include: ● A person who breaks into a property he or she does not own and starts living there. ● A tenant who fails to pay rent or ...
Posted: Jan 06 2020 @ 3:08 PM
1031 Exchange is a section of the Internal Revenue Code that allows people to defer tax on a qualifying exchange of like-kind real estate. 1031 exchanges are also known as a like-kind exchange or Starker exchanges. A broad range of real and tangible personal property was originally included in like-kind property that is held for business or investment but, as of the start of 2018, the only permissible property is ...
Posted: Jan 02 2020 @ 11:45 AM
House hacking is when an owner lives in a property and slowly improves it over time. They might rent units in the property so the tenants cover the mortgage when they make improvements, increasing the property value. House flipping, something that became extremely popular in the last few decades, is a form of house hacking. Some people might buy a house and, after living in it a while, they might ...
Posted: Dec 16 2019 @ 4:17 PM
Many people dream of buying a home but it can be difficult because it’s so expensive. In addition to a monthly mortgage, you also need to come up with a down payment and cover the maintenance and upkeep that comes along with being a homeowner. For many, this dream seems out of reach. Luckily, there are ways to afford a home even if you may not think so based on your ...
Posted: Dec 08 2019 @ 9:13 PM
There are a ton of ways to add value to your rental portfolio, but the easiest and most common way is through an interior upgrade, aka through “renovation”. Don’t get caught up on the choice in words here. I know a lot of people aren’t looking for a big “project”. Interior upgrades shouldn’t be confused […] The post How to Grow Revenue With Interior Upgrades appeared first on Ideal REI. ...
Posted: Dec 01 2019 @ 11:29 AM
Selling shares of stock from your investment portfolio can yield large capital gains, but those gains can come with a cost. A capital gain earned by selling shares of stock will be taxed accordingly by the IRS in the year they are realized as part of an earned income; but what if there was a […] The post Read This Before Investing in an Opportunity Zone (QOZ) appeared first on Ideal ...
Posted: Sep 15 2019 @ 1:10 PM
A popular diner in Denver called Tom’s Diner has been serving breakfast for around 20 years. Recently developers offered to pay Tom around $5 million for his location. As Tom is now 60 and thinking about retirement, he was looking to sell and have a nice retirement with the money he was going to earn […] The post You Don’t Own Your Land appeared first on Ideal REI. ...
Posted: Aug 21 2019 @ 11:16 AM


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