How to Invest

What is your investing goal? Do you even have one? Do you even know how to invest?

Unless you stated a number in the form of a monthly residual income to my first question, YOU are CONFUSED. You are trapped. You are stuck, and here’s why…
You and I were raised on a financial philosophy so insane, and so backwards, that it is guaranteed to fail. Ironically, this

Creative Real Estate Financing and Acquisition 101

Creative real estate financing consists of just about any method of financing the purchase of real estate of which doesn’t involve a traditional bank or an “all cash” transaction. The more credit and money you have to invest, the less creative you’ll have to be in building your real estate portfolio. Nonetheless, even the investor […]

How to Become a Millionaire

According to author Kenneth Fisher’s book, there are ten roads of how to become a millionaire. Or, more specifically per the title of his book, there are Ten Roads to Riches. After reading his book and learning how the wealthy got there, I left with an assured feeling of what I’m doing with my real estate investing is the right thing. Not only was investing in real estate one of those roads to riches, it was clearly the easiest road. So, if you’re wondering how to become a millionaire… investing in real estate provides the best odds.

To become a millionaire in real estate investing, there are four stages one must progress through. The first stage is…

Seller Financing and Lease Option – Real Estate Investing Case Study

A proper real estate investing education is critical to an investor’s success, and perhaps the greatest learning comes from implementing that education in the real world. Real life application of that real estate investing education provides a certain type of education that no classroom could ever match. Secondarily, learning from others’ experiences can accelerate one’s learning like nothing else. It has been said, “Learn from others mistakes’ (and I would add others’ successes, as well) as we won’t be here long enough to make them all on our own.” In the spirit of increasing the financial literacy of the world, we’d like to think we’re doing our part by beginning a new series today… The Epic Files! Enjoy.

A Quick Tip for Real Estate Investors

From a recent survey, when 100 millionaire real estate investors were asked “Where do most of your deals come from?” It was revealed that 86% percent of all their deals came from just four sources!

Matt Theriault on Real Estate Radio – KTLK AM 1150

Last weekend I had the pleasure of being a guest on Toni Patillo’s real estate radio show Call Toni Real Estate Radio on L.A.’s KTLK AM 1150 to discuss flipping houses in a down market.

Financial Freedom – How to Finally Get It!

Have you been working at this “financial freedom” thing for a while? Want to know how to finally get it? If you are ready to leave behind failing ideologies and shift your thinking, you’ve got a chance. Ready? Let’s get started on the true path to financial freedom.

Financial Freedom through Investing in Real Estate

Achieving financial freedom through investing in real estate is much more than an idea to dream about while on your lunch break at your 9 to 5 job. This dream can easily become a reality setting you up for an early retirement. But there is a catch! To move this idea from the dream state […]

How to Invest ‘Subject To’ and Overcome the “Due on Sale” Clause

How to invest ‘Subject to’? is a question that puzzles many investors, especially when it comes to beating the “due on sale” clause. The answer to the question “how to invest ‘subject to” is not a complicated one. As long as you are clear with regard to what “subject to” is, it’s not as difficult to execute as it may seem. If you know how to explain it to the seller, and what steps to take to protect you and the seller, you can use the ‘subject to’ strategy over and over with minimal risk to build your real estate portfolio.

How to Find Real Deals in 4 Simple Steps

A real deal is defined as a property that meets YOUR criteria and a seller that will meet YOUR terms. As there are a wide array of finding properties that will meet your criteria, there is only one way to find property owners that will sell to you on your terms.

Real Estate Investing Lead Generation’s 5 Commandments

Successful real estate investing comes down to knowing the difference between “opportunity” and “trouble.” Follow these 5 Lead Generation Commandments and knowing the difference will be a snap!

Memphis Project Continued

Ok… we’re off and running. After several hours on the phone with various departments of Memphis government, the City turned out to be a little more understanding than I thought. As the first lesson was “don’t assume anything,” the second lesson is “don’t overreact.” The City has released funds to our contractor and clean-up and construction has begun. As of right now, the tiny delay will be minor in the grand scheme of things. Now that the City is seemingly no longer an obstacle, the weather may be.

Case Study – Working in Memphis

This blog and my podcast has taken a little bit of a back seat in the last couple months as I’ve been out doing what I teach, investing in real estate. My latest project is a 14-unit multi-family building in Memphis, TN. It’s not my biggest purchase to date, however, it is my biggest project. You might be able to tell from the photos that I have my work cut out for me.