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Managing Real Estate Broker - Keller Williams Real Estate - PA# AB066822 | TN# 344201
Lots of people crave spending a weekend by the water.  Why not spend all week, all month, and all year living the lake lifestyle, for a fraction of the price of being on the water?  You could pay $1 million to $3 million to live right on the edge of Fort Loudoun Lake, or you can pay $390,000 to l...
Below are some useful links regarding business incentives in Tennessee and in Oak Ridge, where scientific and business development is booming. Business Incentives and Support: The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development compiled a list of grants for businesses plus economic inc...
We all know that a view adds tremendous value to a home in terms of the experience of the homeowner and in the eyes of a potential buyer.  Tennessee is attracting more and more people, from students to hunters to professionals to retirees.  Some people say The Volunteer State is attractive for ha...
If you are buying, fixing, and flipping single-family houses – particularly starter homes – then you need to know about the Prohibition of Property Flipping Rule created by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prevent egregious predatory flips within the Federal Housing Admini...
No. Well, maybe. Yes, if done a certain way. A loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is buyer-friendly, and it could be the ideal way for a relatively new investor to start their long-term path to wealth. First I’ll explain some of the benefits of an FHA loan, and then I’ll poi...
The mistakes that experienced investors make can be different that the mistakes that novices make.  Below are 12 common mistakes I see from those who own multiple units. 1.  Not raising rents.  I was shocked when a landlord told me that his tenant in a particular house was only paying $250 a mont...
These are all mistakes that I have made, so I’m not pointing fingers. I urge you to learn from my mistakes. 1. Rushing to buy. In 2004, I called myself a full-time real estate investor yet I had never owned any real estate. With my hard-earned money burning a hole in my pocket, I bid sight unseen...
I hear a number of people, from investors to agents to sellers, mix up these terms and situations. I will clarify the meanings while providing some insights on how to buy each. Definitions Short Sale (per REALTOR® Magazine): A short sale occurs when the net proceeds from the sale of a home are no...
So many people ponder whether they should flip houses, or buy and rent out houses. We will examine the pros and cons of each strategy later in this article. Before deciding between those two distinct strategies, there are three questions to consider first:  Why do I want to invest in real estate?...
The most important investment you can make is in yourself. Many people who created wealth in real estate did it through their actions during the evenings and on weekends. Below are some tips to maximize your experience.Know what you want to accomplish during the seminar. Are you there to learn ab...

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