income property: 7 Rational Reasons to Invest in Real Estate Today - 09/09/11 01:12 PM
7 Rational Reasons to Invest in Real Estate Today
 
I believe it was J. Paul Getty who famously said, "Buy when everyone else is selling and hold when everyone else is buying." Many people believe, including myself, that the current real estate market conditions provide an unprecedented buying opportunity to lock in significant investment returns.  Whether the result of the media's constant gloom and doom reporting of the real estate market or simply lack of knowledge, many "would be" investors remain on the fence. While each person must carefully consider their own investment objectives and risk tolerance before jumping into the market, I've listed my top 7 reasons … (4 comments)

income property: Cashflow 101, the board game that can actually make you financially free. - 07/28/11 01:41 PM
Cashflow 101, the board game that can actually make you financially free.
 
When I think back to my decision to start my own business and become a serious real estate investor, I almost always return to the day that I first had the opportunity to read Robert Kiyosaki’s book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”.   If you have not read this book, I would highly recommend you read it and read it again.  It literally opened my eyes and explained how money works – giving me the true facts about money that the rich teach their children and that the poor and … (2 comments)

income property: Are you looking for the perfect deal? (Come on be honest) - 05/01/11 04:11 PM
Are you looking for the perfect deal? (Come on be honest)
Seven years ago when I first started investing in real estate, the big thing that stopped me from buying my first property was trying to find the perfect deal. The more and more properties I looked at the more reasons I would find to the kill just about any deal.  It wasn't until about 6 months later I came to realize there is no such thing as the perfect deal.  By looking for the ultimate deal of a lifetime, I was just letting myself stay get stuck in analysis paralysis.
Trust me, when I tell you … (1 comments)

income property: Watch out for the investment partner from HELL! - 03/20/11 01:39 PM
Watch out for the investment partner from HELL!
As a full time real estate investor for the past 7 years, I have come to fully understand that investing is truly a team sport. You need to surround yourself with skilled professionals in order to execute whatever strategy you have chosen to pursue. Sometimes these skilled team members are people you hire and sometimes, if you choose, they can be partners with whom you decide do business.
Now let me just say is that partnerships can be extremely powerful and hugely successful. Some the greatest business in the world have been started from partnerships.  … (2 comments)

income property: Finding wholesale investor deals, ideas and strategies. - 03/13/11 11:35 AM
Finding wholesale investor deals, ideas and strategies.
Like many beginning real estate investors, I started out my investing career focusing solely on finding foreclosure deals here in the Southern California market in 2005.  It just so happened that this was when forelcosures were at a historic low.  Now don't get me wrong, times have dramitically changed and seeking foreclosure deals is a tried and true strategy.  If you want to pursue this avenue, you will likely need to subscribe to a local forecloure data service to get a list of foreclosures in your area. The idea is that you will find a "foreclosure deal" by … (2 comments)

income property: What are the 4 types of insurance every landlord of income property must have? - 01/15/11 12:52 PM
What are the 4 types of insurance every landlord of income property must have?
As an investor, it always surprises me how much time and effort most investors put into finding, financing, rehabbing, and managing their  income properties  yet fail to protect their investments from innumerable liabilities. It's like many landlords strut around with the words "Please sue me!" figuratively tattooed on their foreheads in bright fluorescent colors!  While you can never completely remove all risks involved in real estate investing, one of the keys to protecting yourself and your investment from many of the more common risks is having the proper insurance coverage on your income … (3 comments)

 
Douglas Carver, Buying or Selling, Doug will get it done!

Douglas Carver

Buying or Selling, Doug will get it done!

Pasadena, CA

More about me…

Address: 2275 Huntington Dr. #456, San Marino, Ca, 91108

Office: (626) 524-2712

Fax: (626) 389-5419

Email Me



Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog