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Should I Hire a Property Manager or Self-Manage?

Should I Hire a Property Manager or Self-Manage?

Having rental properties can be a great way to create regular sources of income in a real estate portfolio. But since you maintain ownership of the property, you’ll need to consider how you’ll ensure the property is maintained and attractive for potential tenants. One...

My 3 Best Tips for Finding Commercial Real Estate Comparables

My 3 Best Tips for Finding Commercial Real Estate Comparables

Whether you’re a business owner looking for a new flagship spot, or a real estate investor who wants to avoid the competitiveness of the residential market, commercial real estate can be a great asset to have. However, the problem is knowing whether you’re getting a...

Can A Real Estate Agent Do A BPO?

Can A Real Estate Agent Do A BPO?

Successful real estate investing depends on understanding how to measure a property’s value. Without that, how can you project a deal’s profit? As a result, many new investors have asked: Is a BPO better than an appraisal? Mortgage lenders use BPOs, or Broker Price...

How to Buy Real Estate Tax Liens

How to Buy Real Estate Tax Liens

Not all real estate investors buy properties. Some choose to focus on investing in items related to real estate—like tax liens. I frequently get the following request: Ryan, can you tell me how to buy real estate tax liens? If a homeowner fails to pay property taxes,...

How Often Should I Contact The Property Owner

How Often Should I Contact The Property Owner

One of the questions I find new investors stumble over is how often is it appropriate to contact a property owner when you want to buy their property? It’s a fair question to ask as there feels like a fine line between ensuring they’ve received your inquiry and...

How Long Does it Take to Get a Home Equity Loan?

How Long Does it Take to Get a Home Equity Loan?

Real estate investors love to use their equity to access critical funds needed to grow their portfolios. Tapping into the equity you own can be a great way to access tens of thousands of dollars without dealing with private lenders or high-interest credit cards. It...

How Do You Buy REO Properties?

How Do You Buy REO Properties?

Investors can struggle to find good deals in a particularly hot seller’s market. As a result, many look to alternative sources to find real estate. This leads many investors to ask me: Ryan, how do you buy REO properties?  REO, or real estate owned, properties...