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How I Bought a Home in Killeen, TX for $55/mo
September 20, 2018
It is a strategy nick named "House Hacking", and is the perfect strategy for new investor to make money from buying their own home.
What to Look For In a Fort Hood Rental Investment
October 31, 2017
Thinking about investment real estate in the Fort Hood area? Find out what to look for in a rental home in our market, including multi-families.
My Experience at the Bell County, TX Foreclosure Auction
September 8, 2017
What to expect at the Bell County, TX foreclosure auction - what you need to bid, who is your competition, are the properties any good, and the process.
Hard Money, Commercial Lenders and More For Investors in Fort Hood, TX
August 30, 2017
A list of recommended companies and resources for Killeen area investors trying to finance investment properties and deals.
What To Expect During an Eviction in Bell County, TX
June 4, 2017
The Fort Hood area and Texas as a whole is a landlord friendly jurisdiction where evictions often take just 3-4 weeks. Learn more about how to avoid and, if necessary, go through with an eviction.
An Introduction to Flipping Homes in the Fort Hood Area
March 4, 2017
There are successful flippers and wholesalers in the Killeen, TX area. Here are some tips on how to become one and what to expect.
Never Pay Taxes Again with the 1031 Exchange
February 18, 2017
Takeaways If you would like to sell a property and reinvest your profits into another property, you should be using the 1031 exchange to avoid paying taxes between transactions. Keep doing the 1031 exchange until you die, and you’ll never have to pay taxes on your profits. Safeguarding your capital from Uncle Sam means that you’re […]
The Best Property Management Companies in the Fort Hood Area
December 7, 2016
Takeaways Start your property manager hunt early – before you even buy a home. They can advise you on whether it would make a good rental or not. Interview multiple property managers when selecting Don’t manage it yourself. That is active income, not passive income. Budget for a manager now. Companies Okay – so I am […]
Killeen, TX: What to Expect When Selling Your Home to a Investor
August 4, 2016
Takeaways Selling to an investor is probably not the best decision for 95% of home sellers Investors can close very quickly, with low closing costs and no repairs needed, but are going to only work with a steep discount Consult a Realtor about your home’s value before selling to an investor Home Valuation I am […]
What to Expect: Renting Out Your Killeen, TX Home
June 10, 2016
Takeaways Killeen’s rental market has gotten a little softer Plan on only collecting about 70% of the total rent Homes that rent around $900-$1200 probably make the best rentals in our market 1/3 of Americans are renters. 2/3 of Fort Hood residents are renters. There are a few reasons for this, but the main one […]
You Lose $6,111 If Your Home Doesn't Sell In 1 Month
May 29, 2016
Updated 5/28/16 Takeaways The longer on the market, the bigger the discount a home sells for. The listing price should be close to the fair market value to maximize your experience and profit “My home sold in two weeks. Does that mean it was underpriced?” No. It probably means you did great. Homes are like […]
The 6 Best Neighborhoods to "Flip" or Wholesale in Copperas Cove, TX
March 22, 2016
Having already discussed Killeen and Harker Heights, now we are in Copperas Cove, looking for the 6 best neighborhoods. I used similar methods – looking for established neighborhoods at decent price points where investors have a better chance of finding home owners with equity (a difficult problem in the Fort Hood buyer’s market with builders, VA […]