What Are Real Estate Land Contracts?

Posted by Derek Peruo // July 10, 2018

A Real Estate Land Contracts — also called Land Contracts, Contracts for Deed, or Contracts for Sale — are purchase agreements between a buyer and a seller for a piece of real estate, and include specific loan and payment terms. The real estate can be any type of property, including undeveloped land.   Land Contracts Are […]

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10 Things to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Posted by Derek Peruo // July 3, 2018

For many homeowners, their house is their biggest investment. And when it comes time to cash in, they want to sell their house for maximum value. When selling your home, avoid these costly mistakes to save you time and stress and help you find a buyer quickly.   Avoid a Messy, Dirty House Cleaning your […]

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What Are Cap Rate and Discounted Cash Flow?

Posted by Derek Peruo // June 25, 2018

Analyzing Deals with Cap Rate and Discounted Cash Flow

Cap Rate Cap rate is short for “capitalization rate” and is one of many metrics used by commercial real estate investors when evaluating deals. The cap rate is usually expressed as a percentage, and is equal to a building’s annual net operating income (NOI) divided by its current market value. For example, if the current […]

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What Is an Accredited Investor?

Posted by Derek Peruo // May 25, 2018

An accredited investor is any person or entity with enough experience to invest in unregistered securities. In the United States, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sets the standards for becoming an accredited investor.  Under SEC law, companies and private funds cannot sell securities unless they are registered with the SEC. Some securities are exempt […]

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5 Types of Title Ownership

Posted by Derek Peruo // April 20, 2018

5 Types of Real Estate Title Ownership When buying and selling real estate, title ownership determines who actually owns a property. A title is all the rights and privileges granted with a piece of real estate. The term “title” may also refer to the actual document, like a deed, that proves ownership. How you choose […]

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Understanding the Basics of Section 8 Housing for Landlords

Posted by Derek Peruo // April 16, 2018

Section 8 Housing Is a Government Program Section 8 Housing (also called Section 8 Rent Assistance, or just Section 8) is a Federal government program. It helps qualified low-income families pay their rent through rent subsidies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds the Section 8 program. Local Public Housing Authorities manage […]

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5 Tools For Evaluating Your Real Estate Market

Posted by Sara Lynn Peruo // March 16, 2018

In this day and age, it is no secret that investing in real estate can be a great way to increase your ongoing cash flow and build wealth, but how do you know where to look? Before you place your first offer it is crucial to become familiar and comfortable with the market in which […]

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Real Estate Lead Generation 101

Posted by Derek Peruo // January 17, 2018

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]

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Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?

Posted by Derek Peruo // November 10, 2017

The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]

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Real Estate Investing As A Business

Posted by Derek Peruo // September 3, 2017

“Investment is most intelligent when most business like” – Warren Buffett If investing is better when conducted most business like, does it mean that more real estate investors ought to be investing in a more businesslike fashion? Should every real estate investor be investing as a business? What does that really mean? What does it look […]

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