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No matter what type of investing you plan to practice at some point you will need to rely on a quality contractor with integrity. This week on the show we spoke with contractor and investor Chuck Whiteside. Chuck shared some of his experience so that we could find the best way to find a good contractor and how to work with them. Chuck even shared information about when to hire a general contractor and when to go it alone.

Stocking Stuffer

The holiday season is finally here and we have topped any of our past annual stocking stuffers by offering over 20 hours of real estate investing education on video, for only $99. Check out the details at http://bit.ly/4J6Kh2

Listener Mail

"Is it possible to include in a contract with a contractor to hold part of the pay after the job is complete in case there are issues with the work completed?"

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Video - Rehab house critique (coming soon)

Direct download: GRS-169.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

It's true that there are a ton of great deals out there in the real estate market today. The fact is there aren't as many buyers as there used to be. For the savvy real estate investor that means acquiring properties at great prices today and holding them for long term growth. If you have any rental properties in your portfolio you know how important it is manage the properties and tenants correctly. Mark Walters of MW Properties joins us to help you navigate the property manager selection process and the things to do to keep people in your homes.

Real Estate Investing in the News

  • Fannie Mae gets into the rental game
  • Update on the Treasury Departments mortgage bailout program

Listener Mail

"What loan modifications are there available for real estate investors and how does it affect your credit?"

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Getting 5 Star Tenants by Greg Gardner (pdf)

Direct download: GRS-168.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

On this week's show we are doing something a little different. We are dedicated the entire show to answering your questions and filling you in on some important things going on in the real estate investing industry. Being successful is not just about finding the next great deal but it also includes understanding what is going on in the world around us so we can capitalize on new developments to further our business. This week we are answering questions including...

 

  • How do I find a good property manager
  • Do owners need to own a home 100% to do creative owner financing
  • How to increase rent on a Section 8 property
  • What are our cash flow requirements for a rental property

Plus we are keeping you up on new developments in real estate investing including...

  • The first time home buyer's tax credit extension
  • The new move-up home buyer's tax credit

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Google Real Estate Video

Direct download: GRS-167.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT