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Apartment Investing | A Real Life Example Of Passive Income

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Real Estate Investment Property Tax - How To Lower It And Add Value

How real estate investment property tax affects commercial property value and how you should deal with it.

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Investment Real Estate vs. The Stock Market, Which Is Better?

Investment real estate offers opportunities for excess returns, whereby the stock market does not. True or false?

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My Real Estate Investment Business And Why I Love It

How to set up a real estate investment business that is a business in the true sense of the word. Wh this particular type of investment real estate is the perfect business.

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Finding Free Commercial Property Listings

Where to find free commercial property listings, both online and off.

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Free Real Estate Investing Advice? BEWARE

There is no shortage of free real estate investing advice online. But all this can be boiled down to two questions that you must ask yourself.

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A Real Estate Investment Opportunity Can Fall Right Into Your Lap

The easiest way to find a profitable real estate investment opportunity is to not find it at all! Learn how to get great quality investment property deals coming to you, and coming to you first.

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Professional Property Management, When Do You HAVE To Hire Them

If you have no prior experience managing an apartment complex, in certain situations you may not have a choice other than to hire a professional property management company.

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Real Estate Investment Tax - Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

Death and real estate investment tax. The only two "sure things" to a real estate investor. I can't help you with death, but I can show you how paying my taxes flew my family to Florida for free.

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Loopnet - How To Profit By Using It To Buy And Sell Commercial Real Estate

Find out how you can use Loopnet to buy, sell and lease commercial real estate as well as find investors and research the market.

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Using CoStar To Research And Profit From Commercial Real Estate

How to use costar to profit form commercial real estate.

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Apartment Building Investment... Here Are The Advantages

What makes apartment building investment a superior choice for both beginner and seasoned investors?

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Buying Commercial Real Estate - How To Find The Hidden Value

The real returns from buying commercial real estate arise from recognizing and unlocking the hidden value that exists in the property.

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Increase Commercial Property Value Without Ever Owning The Property

How to put $25,000 cash in your pocket through increased commercial property value and never take ownership of the property.

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Real Estate Appreciation And Apartment Complexes

Most real estate investors are "hoping" for real estate appreciation to provide them with a large chunk of their return on investment.

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Apartment Property Management And Increasing The Value Of Investment Property

Does conducting your own apartment property management add any value to your investment property?

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Multi Family Residential Rental Property... How To Increase The Value

A simple tatcic for raising the cash flow and perhaps the value of a multi family residential rental property.

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Increasing Commercial Rental Property Values By Optimizing Space

There are many ways to increase the value of commercial rental property that really cost nothing.

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How An Apartment Conversion To Condominiums Adds Value

With an apartment conversion, is the sum of an apartment buildings parts (units) greater than the whole, or the other way around?

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Why Phase I Environmental Site Assessments Are Subjective

How is it possible that two separate phase I environmental site assessments, conducted on the same commercial property, reached different conclusions?

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Hiring A Property Management Service For Your Apt Building

One of the advantages of moving into apt. building investing is the ability to hire a property management service to oversee your investment.

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Income Property Management: Achieving Economies Of Scale

Here is a little technique you can employ in your income property management strategy that will save you money and could actually add value to your property.

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Investment Property Insurance - How To Reduce Premiums

Add cash flow and value to your commercial real estate investment by lowering your investment property insurance premiums.

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Real Estate Investment Retirement - The Perfect Vehicle

How to choose the best property types to fast-track your real estate investment retirement strategy. You may even be one deal from retirement!

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Commercial Real Estate Cash Flow - Tips For Generating More Money

What's one of the biggest advantages of apartment building investing? Commercial real estate cash flow. The "right" commercial property investment could set you up for life.

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Real Estate Investment Education - What Type Guarantees Success?

Is a university degree necessary to become a successful real estate investor, or is some other form of real estate investment education enough?

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Phase 2 Environmental Assessments Are More Common Now Because...

If you are purchasing commercial real estate (and applying for a mortgage) you will be required to provide a phase 2 environmental site assessment and report at even the hint of potential contaminatio

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Multi Family Real Estate - Treating It As A Business Makes Selling A Breeze

Multi family real estate ownership is a business. And one of the advantages of this is that if you run your business well it is very easy to sell for a profit.

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This Rental Property Management Philosophy Employed At Your Own Risk

Owners of commercial properties who employ this rental property management technique are slowly killing the golden goose.

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Real Estate Investment Companies That Prepackage Properties

Real estate investment companies offering prepackaged investment properties may be an option if you don't have time to do your own investing, but want something a little more hands on than a REIT.

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Multi Unit Real Estate - The Advantages Vs. Other Commercial Property

The market for multi unit real estate is a healthy one. Depending on whether you are a buyer or seller of rental properties, this could be a good thing or a bad thing.

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Commercial Real Estate Property - How To "Liberate" Equity From One

A real life example. Once you have enough equity in a commercial real estate property, it's time to pull it out and put it to better use. Here are your main options.

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A Real Estate Investor Club. Is Joining One A Good Idea?

When I was starting out I joined a real estate investor club. Was it worth my time, effort and money? Here are the pluses and minuses.

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Free Environmental Assessment Case Study Download

This environmental assessment case study examines how two separate phase I reports reached two separate conclusions on the same commercial property. Costs and site remediation are discussed.

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Real Estate Investment Financing - One Way To Get 100% Of The Money You Need

You can achieve real estate investment financing equal to 100% (or more) of the purchase price of an investment property.

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A Phase II Environmental Site Assessment: When Do You Need One?

An introductory look at the phase II environmental site assessment process, why it is recommended and the type of work that is performed.

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Apartment Building Sales By Long Term Owners - An Opportunity?

Apartment building sales by owners who have managed the property for a long period of time can sometimes offer up hidden value.

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Real Estate Investment Property Value Increasing Techniques

Learn one of dozens of ways to add value to a real estate investment property without waiting for appreciation.

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High-End Real Estate Rehab: Increasing Values In Apartment Buildings

Undertaking a high-end apartment building real estate rehab can not only increase the value of your commercial property, it can also set you apart from your competition.

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Commercial Real Estate Investor - Become One In Your Spare Time

One of the biggest advantages of becoming a commercial real estate investor is that you really can do it in your spare time. Even when you are first starting out.

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A Rental Property Manager - How Much Does A Dishonest One Cost You?

A rental property manager that cheats you or steals from you can cost you much more than you realize.

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Buy Investment Property... And Never Sell It

An often overlooked strategy in real estate is to buy investment property and never sell it. Here's why this can be a great strategy.

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Real Property Investment Valuing Increasing Techniques

Because the value of a commercial real property investment is mainly determined by income, you must not ignore any potential source.

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Multi Family Investment - Achieve An $83,333 Increase In Value

How adding to or increasing the income streams of your multi family investment increases the value of your apartment building.

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Buying An Apartment Complex And Lowering Transaction Costs

Can buying an apartment complex instead of several houses help cut down on transaction costs?

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