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Earning Returns While Managing Risk By Participating in Real Estate as a Debt Investor

Posted by Victor Alves // April 26, 2017

Earning Returns While Managing Risk By Participating in Real Estate as a Debt Investor

As the real estate bubble of 2007 demonstrated, real estate can be risky, but there are ways to participate while minimizing that risk as a debt investor. As a debt investor, you can lend your retirement funds to a fix & flipper. As always, due diligence is absolutely essential before participating in any investment. The best […]


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Tenant Eviction Help: 5 Ways Tenants Avoid It and 5 Things Landlords Can Do

Posted by Victor Alves // April 24, 2017

Tenant Eviction Help: 5 Ways Tenants Avoid It and 5 Things Landlords Can Do

Evictions should be quick and easy, right? At least, we all hope they are. However, there are many ways to delay or stop the eviction process and some of our own clients have fallen victim to these tactics without advice for tenant eviction help. Knowledge is power, and below are 5 unexpected ways tenants avoid […]


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Timing Your Home Improvement Projects

Posted by Victor Alves // April 21, 2017

Timing Your Home Improvement Projects

Many real estate investors and homeowners perceive the ‘what to do’ as the biggest challenge in successful home improvement projects, but timing can be just as critical. Get the order of your scope of work wrong and you’ll see returns drop, projects taking a lot longer than expected, and of course plenty of increased frustration, […]


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6 Ways You Can Make Your Home Look Irresistible To Buyers

Posted by Victor Alves // April 20, 2017

6 Ways You Can Make Your Home Look Irresistible To Buyers

When listing a house for sale, there are common habits you must avoid so that you can boost the chances of selling your property faster. Selling fast and at a favorable price is the dream of every person listing their home for sale. However, it is not uncommon for people to spend months, even years, […]


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How Private Lenders and Real Estate Investors Create Relationships Safely and Securely

Posted by Victor Alves // April 19, 2017

Things You Must Do Before You Buy A Rental Property

There are people who have retirement accounts, yet many haven’t heard about private money lending and are not aware of how it can benefit them. Lending can be ways to earn a higher return on investment while helping real estate investors find money to purchase and renovate single family homes and commercial properties. Ok, who […]


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Purchasing Notes with a Self-Directed IRA

Posted by Victor Alves // April 18, 2017

Wall Street Journal Promotes Private Mortgage Lending

You can hold mortgage notes or trust deeds in your self-directed IRA, which is a way of investing in real estate without worrying about maintenance costs and vacancies. In these instances, the trust deed investor is lending money to the borrower using real estate property as collateral. If the borrower can not keep up with […]


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Private Money Lending: An Alternative to Banks for Investors

Posted by Victor Alves // April 17, 2017

Most Popular Passive Income Strategies in Real Estate

Brian Kline from RealtyBizNews.com recently wrote an article about the many ways to invest your private money. As he points out in the article, banks have fallen into the background of lending with stricter regulations and hesitation from the lending meltdown of 2008. While many investors may bemoan this new structure and the difficulty of […]


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What Types Of Liens Affect The Sale of My House?

Posted by Victor Alves // April 14, 2017

Can You Sell A House With A Lien On It?

ShapeUp Homes works hard to educate people about liens and we’ve offered plenty of advice on how to best deal with them. But now we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of every existing type of lien that we know and we’re unpacking how they might relate to the sale of your home.  We also added in […]


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What Are The Foreclosure Laws And Procedures In Texas?

Posted by Victor Alves // April 13, 2017

Smart Ways to Avoid Foreclosure and Start Over

Brief Lesson On Foreclosure Procedures In Texas Are you facing foreclosure or looking for information to help someone who is? Many people struggle with foreclosure, so you’re not alone. The laws and procedures for each state are different, but this is how foreclosure works in the state of Texas. Delinquency The first step in the foreclosure […]


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How To Sell Your Property On Your Own

Posted by Victor Alves // April 12, 2017

How To Sell Your Property On Your Own

In the world of real estate, you often get what you pay for. As tempting as it may be to save some money and sell a property on your own you are typically better off leaving it in the hands of a professional. However, there are certain times when the projected profit is so small […]


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