The Flipping Lie Part 3

The Flipping Lie Part 3

What can possibly go wrong jumping into a joint venture business partnership with someone you met at a real estate conference?  I mean, you have so much in common; you both love investing, and both want maximum profit. Besides, you’ve got a good feeling about...
Two’s Company, Three’s A Crowdfund

Two’s Company, Three’s A Crowdfund

By Blake E. Robbins “Perhaps the biggest disadvantage of crowdfunded real estate deals is that they aren’t liquid investments. They cannot be sold if you need the money. Additionally, the time horizon of most of these investment offerings are five to ten years...
7 Lessons from a Bad Business Partnership

7 Lessons from a Bad Business Partnership

"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” Most business owners (if not all) are acutely aware of this universal truth. In reality, most humans are aware of it. The people we allow to influence us can have a positive or negative impact on our lives. As motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” With reference to a company, the quality and success of a business is deeply affected by who is on the team. A bad business partner can alter the trajectory in all the wrong ways – and it's not always obvious when a partner is bad for business, but when it becomes obvious, it’s not always easy to motivate change.
The Significance of DFI and SEC

The Significance of DFI and SEC

For many professionals, the mention of DFI (Department of Financial Institutions) or SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) can elicit anxiety or trepidation. However, the primary role of these regulatory agencies is to bring order, structure, and transparency to...
Rethinking Rentals

Rethinking Rentals

We’d like to posit the question: Who told you that rentals are a good idea? Was it the memory of playing monopoly; the thrill of your opponent landing on your property— and paying you rent— that inspired good feelings about owning rentals? Maybe it was someone...
Market Update

Market Update

“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” The phrase from the tale of Chicken Little is familiar to most of us— the chicken who panics easily. Sometimes we can find ourselves in the same frame of mind; especially when change is proceeded by what we have grown...

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