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Lessons Learned From Flipping My First Home

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By Alex Craig

Finally…I took the plunge. After nearly five years as a real estate agent, I flipped my first property. And gosh, did I learn some valuable lessons.

As real estate agents, we have unique skills, knowledge, and access to opportunities for investment properties. Being an agent can provide an opportunity to earn in the investment world—from fix-and-flips to …

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How Will an Uptick in Foreclosures Affect Real Estate Markets?

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By Neil Goradia

As of the first quarter of 2021, there were 33,699 properties with foreclosure filings in the U.S., according to ATTOM Data Solutions. That’s up 9% from the previous quarter, but down 78% from the first quarter of 2020—largely pre-pandemic. The rate of foreclosure in Colorado is less than 2%, which is historically low, however, for most of …

Does Light Rail Access Increase Property Values?

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By Neil Goradia

It has long been a common perception that access to light rail in any market will improve the value of a house, particularly in the eyes of an investor.

As an investor myself, I am always looking for a way to bump up my returns, so I decided to take the time and dig a little deeper. …

Becoming a Landlord: Real Estate Investing 101 (Part 2)

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By Samantha Jones

This article is part two of a two-part series on purchasing and managing an investment property.

I hope everyone found my first five tips on becoming a rental property owner and manager useful. In case you missed them, check them out now. As promised, here are my continued top 10 tips on how to prosper in real …

Practicing What We Preach: Real Estate Investing 101 (Part 1)

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By Samantha Jones

This article is part one of a two-part series on purchasing and managing an investment property.

As agents and brokers, we believe real estate is the best investment we can make. And we act on it by embracing homeownership. For many real estate pros, there’s also a natural progression onto real estate investing.

I grew up in …