6 Tips to Live on Half Your Income (& Invest the Rest!)

by Brian Davis | BiggerPockets.com Think it’s a pipe dream, putting half of your after-tax income toward investments? Then you’re not thinking hard enough. Investing in real estate costs money. The more money you can put aside to invest, the more you can potentially earn in returns. And ultimately, that’s the goal: creating financial freedom by making more […]

Supply & Demand – What’s going on Rochester!?

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By: Jon Ryan – Dwell Realty Group – 8/8/2017 What’s happening in the Rochester, MN real estate market? You’ve probably heard it said a lot around Rochester, “Our inventory is so low right now!”  When demand is rising with a growing population, and the supply can’t keep up, what happens?  Home prices go up!  Multiple offers are the new […]

Single Family Homes vs. Multi-Unit Apartments: Which Investment is Right for You?

by Dave Van Horn | BiggerPockets.com Just the other day, I had lunch with my investor buddy, who worked for years as a CPA, watching his clients make money from numerous commercial real estate deals. Eventually, he decided to enter the world of multi-unit apartment investing himself, and he’s been very successful. In recent years, […]

3 Ways Investors Can Give Back to Their Communities (& the Larger World)

By Elizabeth Faircloth updated February 16, 2017 Business Management “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill Successful real estate investors are go-getters and achievement-oriented typically. They desire financial independence and work hard towards this goal. Still, many of the successful real estate investors […]

5 Qualities to Seek Out in Your Next Real Estate Partnership

By Dave Van Horn updated February 16, 2017 Business Management A business partnership is often compared to marriage, and I get why. How well you know and trust your partner can not only determine the success of your partnership, but also your ability to make decisions together and overcome challenges. While most of us wouldn’t […]

Rochester Real Estate Update: 2012 to 2016 Annual Market Comparison (Statistics)

By :Jon Ryan – Dwell Realty Group 1/27/2017 (data from MLS database) Numbers don’t lie.  The Rochester, MN market has dramatically changed since 2012.  See the facts below.   In 2016 the Rochester market was hot, everybody knows that or experienced it when buying or selling.  Let’s take a look at the numbers from 2012 to 2016 […]

You Should Take $1 Today, NOT $2 Tomorrow: A Counterpoint

By Ben Leybovich updated January 23, 2017 (www.biggerpockets.com) You hear bells, but you don’t know where they are… There’s an old Russian proverb that my wise mother used to tell me quite often. What it aims to describe is a feeling of being so close to the truth (hearing the bells), and yet so far […]

7 Ways to Convince Your Spouse That Real Estate is the Way to Invest

By Natali Morris updated July 19, 2016 (www.biggerpockets.com) Know your stock and bank-based investments are not as safe as you may think. Market crashes are cyclical. History tells us that a market crash happens every 10 years. Some economists believe that our current level of volatility means that we may see one every five years […]

Americans Are Flipping Houses Like It’s 2006

Housing market investors have pushed the share of flips, or properties sold twice in 12 months, to its highest level in a decade. by: Patrick Clark (Bloomberg.com) January 24, 2017, 11:01 PM CST A tactic that helped define the height of homebuying madness in the U.S. in the years before the market collapsed is rearing […]