Father’s Day

While I love my business and am a dedicated entrepreneur, my most important role in life is being a father. This weekend, in honor of Father’s Day, we will watch baseball and grill. Time spent with family is the best time of all. Over the years, I’ve learned some things…

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Rehab Recos

Interested in buying a fixer-upper? If so, there are things I recommend for rehabbing a property to make it a sound, long-term investment. When you’ve got a property and it’s vacant and you just purchased it, you want to create something that’s going to provide you with long-term, hassle-free stable…

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Changing the Model

Until recently, I specialized in flipping houses. You know the drill – buy a house in decent shape, do whatever minor repairs are necessary, then put it back on the market, quickly. Usually, I sell at a profit, even when it’s a quick flip. I have a good gauge of…

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Should You Invest?

People ask me all the time when and how they should get involved in real estate investment. So I’ll tell you. If your holdings total $500,000 or less, I recommend investing 5 percent or less. Don’t over-extend yourself. Invest what you’re willing to lose. If your holdings are higher, shoot…

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The Game of Investing

The most important thing about the game of investing in real estate isn’t the nuts and bolts of how to play the game or the nuances of what move to make here or there. I play Monopoly for a living. If you’re going to get into the real estate investment…

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Redemption: A City Rising

Is Detroit the next Brooklyn? There are certainly areas of the city that have all of the elements of gentrification: young hip people moving in to edgy areas young hipsters bringing their friends, their bands, their art taking areas that have historically been low-demand and turning them into high demand…

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