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If you want to learn to invest in real estate, a great place to get started is with house hacking. Check out our two-minute explainer video that gives you an overview of what house hacking is all about. The post What is House Hacking? appeared first on FIbyREI. ...
Posted: Aug 01 2018 @ 10:47 PM
Real estate is all about first impressions. If you want to achieve early retirement through real estate, you need to under stand curb appeal. Most prospective buyers and tenants look at many homes, sometimes numbering in the dozens. If you are selling or renting out ... Read More The post All About Curb Appeal appeared first on FIbyREI. ...
Posted: Jun 18 2018 @ 11:33 AM
No one disputes the importance of maintaining a good credit score. Not only does it have bearing on your ability to get loans and credit cards, but it determines what kind of interest rates you pay. A landlord might check your score before renting an ... Read More The post What Actually Makes Up Your Credit Score appeared first on FIbyREI. ...
Posted: Jun 11 2018 @ 10:59 AM
There are a few different rules of thumb when it comes to analyzing a property to determine its potential cash flow, but the one that hasn’t failed me yet is known as “The 1% Rule.”  It dictates that a rental property must fetch at least ... Read More The post How to tell if a property is a good deal for real estate investment? appeared first on FIbyREI. ...
Posted: Jun 04 2018 @ 11:29 AM
Submitting an offer and being able to negotiate is key in today’s market. Since the Recession of 2008, much of America has been experiencing a housing recovery over the past few years, resulting in strong seller’s markets in many regions (which means there are more ... Read More The post Submitting an Offer & Negotiations appeared first on FIbyREI. ...
Posted: May 28 2018 @ 11:25 AM
In today’s market, you need to know where to find great deals for real estate investing. There is a common misconception among newer real estate investors that the only place to find homes for sale is on the MLS (or multiple listing service).  While it’s ... Read More The post Where to Find Great Deals for Real Estate Investing appeared first on FIbyREI. ...
Posted: May 21 2018 @ 10:38 PM
Understanding the due diligence process for buying real estate is critical. Once you have a property under contract (meaning both parties have agreed to terms in writing), you begin the process of performing due diligence on the property you’re buying.  Real estate laws vary by ... Read More The post The Due Diligence Process for Buying Real Estate appeared first on FIbyREI. ...
Posted: May 14 2018 @ 10:51 PM
When preparing a home to be listed for sale or rent, extreme care should be taken to make sure the property is in “show” ready condition.  Not only does that mean getting rid of clutter or discarded items the previous tenants have left behind, but ... Read More The post The Magic of Paint appeared first on FIbyREI. ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 10:44 PM
If you put a bunch of real-estate agents & investors together and listen to their conversation you will most likely feel lost. It has little to do with understanding your native language and more to do with limited knowledge of the real estate language you ... Read More The post The Top Real Estate Terms You Need to Know appeared first on FIbyREI. ...
Posted: Apr 30 2018 @ 10:49 PM
Coming Soon The post What is Your Target Monthly Income appeared first on FIbyREI. ...
Posted: Jan 14 2018 @ 11:11 AM


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