Investing

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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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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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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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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The Five Stages Of The Foreclosure Process

Posted by blogger // August 22, 2018

We have heard this word “foreclosure” all our lives, but do we really understand what this word means or even what it implies? Let’s look at an overview of what foreclosure is and examine the five stages of a residential foreclosure. Simply put, foreclosure is the process by which a homeowner’s rights to a property […]


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What Are HUD Guidelines 24 CFR 206.125?

Posted by blogger // August 15, 2018

HUD Guidelines 24 CFR 206.125 You are interested in a home and in the listing agents remarks you read: Property is being sold subject to HUD Guidelines 24 CFR 206.125. You immediately say to yourself “What does that mean?.” You then pick up the phone and call your REALTOR (if you are working with one already) or […]


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5 Biggest Fears Of Owning A Rental Property (That You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of)

Posted by Jeff Menke // July 25, 2018

A healthy real estate portfolio is one of the keys to true long-term wealth. Even a sole single-family rental can completely change your financial outlook. As much as you may see the upside with a rental, there are a handful of negatives that can be difficult to ignore. There is no question that if you […]


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Should I Buy or Rent?

Posted by Jeff Menke // May 16, 2018

I had a discussion the other day with a friend of mine about should a young person buy or rent a property to live in.  The answer is rather complex and consist of many factors including financial and emotional. It also depends on what stage of life you are currently in.  My final conclusion might […]


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Tax Benefits To Being A Homeowner (2018 And Moving Forward!)

Posted by Jeff Menke // April 18, 2018

I was looking for information on the tax benefit of being a home owner and came across an article about the tax benefits before the recent tax changes that are going into effect for 2018 and beyond. I was looking for the tax laws in place for 2018 but also realize many people are still […]


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