It is always a plus when you attend meetings of groups. This will help you determine the group’s status and what you can get out of them. You have to realize if that group provides more advantage than disadvantage. A lot of investment groups allow those vying for membership to attend their functions without charge or for a minimum fee which won’t hurt the budget, and will not require commitment. Investors know that there is nothing appropriate which would fit the majority. It is up to the person to decide if the opportunity is the right thing for them.

Worry about whether your page is getting enough traffic to justify all this expense – which can be upwards of ,000 if you buy each part individually!

Real estate is not the stock market. You cannot expect to play it for short term profits. In the past, people have invested in property and flipped it for handsome profits. But that bubble has popped and it is anybody’s guess when things will be as they were before. So, play in real estate only if you are in it for the long run.

Perhaps one of the most important steps when getting a home loan is comparing costs, fees, features, flexibility options etc from one lender with others. This helps you understand the complexities and terms better, while giving you scope for negotiation.

Before the housing meltdown, we purchased a really nice rehab property that we decided to keep for our personal home (and its still a great deal even after housing prices have tanked). However, the words “trashed and destroyed” doesn’t quite cut it with describing this house. The previous owners even took the ceiling fan that was in the entry way.which has a 16′ ceiling. The ladder needed to reach that high costs more than the ceiling fan is worth!

Private investor: Again, do a Google search on “private investor” or “money partner”. Or join a real estate invesment club in your local area. Somebody there will have connections to a private investor who would be willing to lend you money in exchange for a percentage of the profits.

First and foremost, you must find a lender. Start by asking friends, work mates, family, or other reliable sources for referrals. You can even speak with some real estate agents in your neighborhood and search on Google.

Let’s recap what a traditional realtor sale encompasses so we can then compare it to private property sales. First, you would ideally interview 3-5 realtor agents to make sure you are comfortable with one that understands both your individual needs (fast cash, minimum net, short sale, etc.) as well as your neighborhood. Then you sign your exclusive listing agreement and your realtor starts marketing your property through, ideally, all potential outlets to find a buyer. This includes listing the property on the local MLS (multiple listing service), posting a sign out front, advertising in the local paper and, of course, everywhere possible online: business page, social media sites (Facebook and Twitter), perhaps a YouTube video walkthrough and more.