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Myths about Land Trusts

Myths about Land Trusts

By: Mr. Land Trust®, Randy Hughes

I write and teach a lot about the many benefits to using a Land Trust to hold title to real estate investments. There is a lot of misinformation in the marketplace about Land Trusts and a lot of bad advice given regarding these title holding trusts. […]

By |November 6th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

Financial Disasters Without A Properly Structured Trust

Put Not Your Trust In Money, But Your Money In Trust!

William Noll, Esq, Cpa

A trust is a legal arrangement or entity to hold, manage, control, privatize, protect or take care of property in certain special ways. Trusts are not publically created by a state corporate bureau, but by private written contracts between two parties […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

THE GURUS ARE BACK IN TOWN

My friend David Dweck always says “Florida is a sunny place with a lot of shady characters.” I don’t mean to cast aspersions on all visiting real estate gurus; after all, who from the north wouldn’t want to flee to Florida to beat the chill?

Like many other experienced local investors, though, I wonder how […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Articles|0 Comments|

A Realtor Oops and Then a Refusal to Sign a Release

A Student called to tell me he had a buyer for his first rehab property. Unfortunately, his repair estimate was off slightly and the appraisal came in low. The net result was he would probably lose $5,000. Not a good start to a rehabbing career but typical of what can happen if you aren’t […]

Warning to All Rehabbers, It Has Started Again!

A student did her first complete rehab and got a rude surprise virtually at the closing table.  It seems the lender who approved the well-qualified buyer who had a 20% deposit suddenly asked the student for the expenses associated with the rehab.  This lender suddenly decided to use “FNMA Guidelines” on the amount of […]

Dave Dinkel’s Insights: Greatest Fears #15

Door Knocking: I’ve heard it’s successful but it’s my Greatest Fear. #15 in the series

One of the most productive ways to find deals is to actually door knock and talk to the homeowner.  My wife, Nancy, loved doing this whenever we bought a property in a neighborhood. As soon as we had access to the […]

Dave Dinkel’s Insights: Greatest Fears #14

Who Do I Ask When I Have a Problem – Greatest Fear #14

This fear is one that can be justified but easily overcome with some understanding about who you should be asking.  There are always well-meaning but uninformed individuals willing to help – but their advice is what can really get you in trouble.
The […]

Dave Dinkel’s Insights: Greatest Fears #13

Greatest Fear #13 – I Never Get Deals but I Make Tons of Offers

I hear it frequently that students are frustrated with making offers and not getting deals.  Their biggest complaint is that other investors and prospective homeowners are paying above the list price for homes.  I agree that is happening and quite a […]

Dave Dinkel’s Insights: Greatest Fears #12

Greatest Fear #12 – What if My Advertising Doesn’t Work?

Advertising can be very inconsistent even for seasoned advertisers who find something working today that doesn’t work a month later. Advertising is not designed to close deals with sellers; rather the idea is to give the investor a lead that he must then convince the […]

Dave Dinkel’s Insights: Greatest Fears #11

My Greatest Fear – Hedge Funds and Foreign Buyers Take Every Deal 

In the past year or so, major institutional players have come into the real estate market.  These buyers are generally thought to be hedge funds set up for the sole purpose of predominately buying single family homes (SFH).  Occasionally, they do buy multi-family […]