How Real Estate Investing Works

by | June 25, 2014 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

Helpful Advice For Investing In Real Estate " Have you been thinking about whether earning extra income with real estate investments is for you? If so, it's important to learn all there is on investing in real estate prior to making a purchase. If you don't, you might lose all your money. This article will help you to get started. Before investing in real estate, try analyzing the market and researching thoroughly. Investigate as many as 100 individual properties in that area; track your notes w

Home Mortgage Tips That Can Save You A Bundle

by | June 24, 2014 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

When it comes to buying a home, there are many factors you have to consider. One of the most important is attaining a home mortgage. In order to do this right, you need to have a good base of knowledge already, so continue reading this article to learn all you can. If you are considering quitting your job or accepting employment with a different company, delay the change until after the mortgage process has closed. Your mortgage loan has been approved based on the information originally submitt

Friday Asia Digest – Pension & Retirement Funds Venture Overseas

by Ziv Magen | August 17, 2012 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

Global cross-border investment trends intensified this week, as pension and retirement funds join the international property investing party. CalPERS, (California Public Employees’ Retirement System), the USA’s largest public pension fund, with assets of 237 billion USD,  is committing $530 million to invest in ARA, a new Chinese real estate funds which, in turn, invests in high-quality downtown office buildings malls in densely populated suburbs in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and M

The Rush to Securitize Single Family Rentals: The Fitch Report Changes the Rules

by Steve Cook | August 15, 2012 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

Many of the key points made in last week’s Fitch Ratings Report on REOs to Rentals (See How Ratings Could Dramatically Change the Single Family Rental Business) were not new or surprising.  However, seeing them in black and white under the letterhead of one of the most powerful ratings agencies in structured finance changed the rules and probably the timetable for the birth of SFR securities−bonds created by pools of single family rental properties backed by rental payments and the underlyi

Be So Good At The Basics…That You Are Cutting Edge!

by Chris Clothier | | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

Be so good at the basics that you are cutting edge! Those are the words from best-selling author, Joe Calloway that really struck home and got me fired up!If you spend enough time around me, I will eventually begin reciting words from books that have inspired me and which led me to keep on reading more.  I have written in several previous articles, that I am a voracious reader and spend hours each week reading not only books but periodicals and blogs.  It is one of those things that I picked

Interview With Noted Tax Deferred Exchange Expert And Qualified Intermediary William Exeter

by Jeff Brown | August 14, 2012 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

Though the exact count isn’t known, I’ve done a lot of ‘em. I know a ton about ‘em too. I could tell stories, big time. But first, I’d make dang sure Bill Exeter wasn’t in the room, cuz no matter how many stories I can tell, he has 100 times more. Also, I’d never tell the first story if he was in the room, never. Yeah, I’ve done multi-state exchanges with a buncha properties and multiple exchangers. Big whoop. Bill? I’m guessin’ he̵

It Can Take Time to Work the Deal

by Kevin Perk | August 13, 2012 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

Real estate is an exciting and interesting field to work in.  Sometimes the deals quickly fall into your lap.  That’s exciting!  Other times the deal is not made right away.  It can take months, even a year or more to get the deal worked out.  That’s when it can get interesting.  For example, I recently purchased two small apartment buildings which took me over a year of working with the owner to get closed.  I am glad I persisted as these properties are great additions to my portfoli

Real Estate Networking: Cup of Coffee Persistance

by Clay Huber | | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

Before I begin, ask yourself which statement you’d like to be said about you:A) “This guy/gal is persistent to the point of driving me nuts!”B) “This guy/gal seems to be pretty lazy with their lack of initiative and motivation.”Both statements do contain a hint of negativity as no one wants to be annoying; however, if your annoying of someone is being caused by your passion for persistence, then I would argue that is 100x’s better than annoyance being cau

12 Tips for Being a Good Landlord and Having Happy Tenants

by Sharon Vornholt | | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

Every landlord would like to lower the turnover in their properties. It’s costly to attract and retain good tenants, not to mention the costs you incur when they move out and you have to turn a vacant rental. It just makes good business sense to strive to have happy, long term tenants in your properties. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have good systems in place and treat this like a business.Here are some things you might want to consider to help turn your tenants into long

An Escrow Agent’s Value to a Real Estate Professional

by Jason Grote | August 11, 2012 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

Real Estate Agent and Real Estate Investor: If you are closing deals, this blog is a must read!An Escrow Agent or Escrow Officer works at a title company and handles the documents and monies to close a real estate transaction.  Working with a solid Escrow Agent can save you thousands of dollars and hundreds of headaches over time!I am going to let 3 true stories explain why a Title or Escrow Agent is one of the biggest assets an investor or a real estate agent can have.Convoluted Mess of a Deal

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