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What Is The Difference Between 1st And 2nd Position In A Real Estate Loan?

Posted by Jeff Menke // March 6, 2019

                            A mortgage provides security to the lender in Real Estate transaction. It is recorded at the county courthouse as a lien against the property. When the property is sold, the lender is the first to receive money from the proceeds of […]


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Your Home Tax Deduction Checklist: Did You Get Them All?

Posted by blogger // February 28, 2019

Welcome to your home tax deduction checklist! For homeowners, this guide is a godsend since, let’s face it, the new tax plan bill has caused a flurry of confusion. Don’t worry, the old IRS codes still apply to filing this year, but that also means it’s your last chance to take advantage of many traditional tax deductions (which is money you shave […]


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8 Shocking Spots In Your Home Where You Can Store Tons More Stuff

Posted by blogger // November 28, 2018

    You’ve packed your closets to the gills. You’ve filled every drawer and cubby to overflowing. And you still don’t have enough room to store all your stuff. Right? Wrong. Hidden pockets of underutilized storage space abound in your home … that is, if you know where to look. Here are eight unexpected storage areas you’re probably overlooking, […]


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So, You Want To Buy A Property Off Auction.com?

Posted by Jeff Menke // November 14, 2018

I purchased a home off of Auction.com a couple of weeks ago. When I tell people where I found the property that I am renovating the follow-on question is “how do you purchase a property off Auction.com?”.  I am not an expert but am willing to share my limited knowledge. Use this blog to increase […]


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Common Rehabbing Mistakes That You Should Avoid

Posted by Jeff Menke // November 1, 2018

Rehabbing can potentially be a significant investment if done correctly. However, to pull off a rehab project successfully it is important to know a few things in regards to rehab. In addition, avoiding investments that would later prove problematic is also important. There are certain things you should keep your eye out for – things, […]


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5 Mistakes You Should Never Repeat Twice

Posted by blogger // October 24, 2018

Everyone in business makes mistakes. When you are self-employed your mistakes tend to sting a little bit more. Instead of explaining yourself to a boss, there is nobody to blame but yourself. Under the right circumstances a mistake can be used a learning experience. However, if you continue to make the same mistake again eventually […]


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Housing Still The Best Investment Tool Of A Lifetime

Posted by Jeff Menke // October 10, 2018

Many people are still wondering whether or not real estate is one of the best investment strategies for long-term wealth building. Is investing in homes still a smart investment for the average individual? Is a home still the best investment of a lifetime for most Americans? If so, why are some pessimists still questioning the rebound […]


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Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?

Posted by Jeff Menke // October 3, 2018

The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]


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4 Types Of Home Renovation: Which Ones Boost Value?

Posted by blogger // September 26, 2018

“Fix it and flip it” is a phrase often associated with real estate. With this in mind, many homeowners undertake major renovation to their residences before putting them up for sale: Sprucing up the place will always send the sales price soaring, right? Wrong. More often than not, these upgrades fail to pay for themselves. Read […]


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How To Perform A Landlord Background Check

Posted by blogger // August 29, 2018

Wait! Don’t sign that lease just yet — a quick landlord check may change your mind. You’ve found the perfect new apartment or rental house. You love the neighborhood. Your application has been approved. You’re ready to sign on the dotted line, right? Not so fast. How much do you know about your soon-to-be landlord, […]


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