Real Estate Investing Basics

This category contains posts discussing all the basics of investing in real estate including:

  • Where to invest in real estate?
  • What type of real estate to invest in?
  • How to find a realtor?
  • How to secure financing for your rental or income property?
  • How to analyze a prospective rental or income property?
  • How to screen a tenant for your rental?
  • How to manage your rental or income property?
  • How to build your real estate investment empire?

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The Power of Investing in Real Estate

In my experience, no other investment has ever come close to the performance of my rental properties. That’s the power of investing in real estate. There are so many quotes about the power of real estate investing that I can’t list them all, but here are a few: The major fortunes in America have been

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Insuring A Rental Property – What You Need to Know

Make sure you have everything in order when turning your primary residence into a rental property, especially when it comes to insuring that rental property. Homeowner’s insurance typically covers owner-occupied, single-family residences. You will need a second, more intensive insurance plan when your home no longer meets the definition above because it’s being rented out

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13 Debt Instruments Available to Real Estate Investors

There are a myriad of different ways to finance a deal and I think it’s important for investors to know and understand the options that are out there. The more tools that are at your disposal, the better chance you’ll have of closing a deal. Some of the more seasoned investors out there may think

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15 Must-Know Real Estate Investing Terms

In this post I cover all the key real estate investing terms that I undoubtedly end up referencing over and over again on my site. I think it is important to have a strong foundation of knowledge on a subject. I’m an architect after all and I know that you have to start with a good

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11 Essential Team Members for Real Estate Investing

Whether it’s by buying your first home, investing in your community through land development, or renting out an apartment or commercial building, investing in real estate is one of the most diverse and beneficial ways to build wealth. Real estate investments can generate passive income, bring stability to your investment portfolio, and earn money faster

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Get in the Game

 “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause of fear.  – Norman Vincent Peale One thing I have noticed is that people have all sorts of excuses for why they shouldn’t start investing in real estate. I get it, I really do – it can

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The I.D.E.A.L. Investment

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.” Andrew Carnegie – Scottish businessman and philanthropist Real Estate Investing is The I.D.E.A.L. investment. Income, Depreciation,

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Welcome to Passive Income Design

I’m so happy you stumbled upon our blog along your real estate investing or blogging research path. At PID, we believe everyone should design passive income streams into their lives. We’re here to offer inspiration and motivation as well as give you the tools to turn that inspiration into action.   “Action is the great restorer of

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