Leverage Your Retirement Funds to Invest in Real Estate

Posted by Andrew Powell // July 27, 2017

“The best investment on earth is earth.” ~ Louis Glickman If you’re a real estate investor, either experienced or just starting out, you are likely to agree with Mr. Glickman. As a real estate investor, being able to leverage credit is one of the best superpowers one could ask for. The only problem is being able to […]

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What to Expect When Ordering a Home Inspection

Posted by Andrew Powell // May 27, 2017

Ordering a home inspection is one of the most important steps you can take in the due diligence process. Few of us have the skill-set necessary to spot the problems that a licensed home inspector can. In every case t is money well spent. Fees vary by state and square footage, but normally run around $300-$350 total for […]

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Cap Rates and Return on Investments

Posted by blogger // March 30, 2017

Guest blogger on Cap Rates and Return on Investments: So I was sitting down doing some math last night trying to figure out what I am going to do with some money I am getting from the sale of our old office building. My plan is to do a 1031 exchange and buy an apartment […]

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Before and After Pics

Posted by Andrew Powell // January 9, 2017

Some before and after pics of our projects

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Finding a GOOD deal!

Posted by Andrew Powell // December 1, 2016

The question most of us ask ourselves when we start looking for property to purchase as an investment is, “How does one determine a good real estate investment vs. a bad one?” The following are 8 key factors to analyze carefully when evaluating investment property: 1. Financials: Start with the numbers. If it doesn’t make […]

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Walk Through of Canyon Country Property

Posted by Andrew Powell // November 22, 2016

Walk through on a recent deal here in Santa Clarita.

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Cut Fix & Flip Expenses

Posted by Andrew Powell // September 1, 2016

Who would not want to reduce their expenses? Have you ever wondered how to eliminate the unnecessary fix and flip home expenses you incur on a subject property? Instead of simply putting up with them, take matters into your own hands. Be proactive and reduce the costs of your next deal, and you will be […]

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What Exactly is a “Deal?”

Posted by Andrew Powell // June 30, 2016

What does the word “deal” mean to you? When I think of a deal, it normally has to do with saving money on something. The problem with just examining the dollars involved in a transaction is that it can blind you to other important considerations that also need to be examined. Buying a home, for […]

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How to Hire a Property Manager

Posted by Andrew Powell // February 12, 2016

Not all property managers are created equal. Some take care of headaches, while others create headaches. They really can make all the difference between a profitable real estate investment and one you end up wanting to sell. There are a few things you can do in advance of hiring a property manager to see if […]

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Tips for Investing in Real Estate

Posted by Andrew Powell // January 30, 2016

Buying real estate is about more than just finding a place to call home. Investing in real estate has become increasingly popular over the last fifty years and has become a common investment vehicle. Although the real estate market has plenty of opportunities for making big gains, buying and owning real estate is a lot […]

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