Buying a House is NOT For Suckers


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Recently, one of my favorite online financial gurus, Grant Cardone, put out a video that exclaimed, “Buying a house is for suckers!”

Related: 3 Things to Think About Before Buying Your First Home

Before that, he wrote here on Entrepreneur that, “Unless you have 20 million bucks in the bank, in cash, you have no business buying a house.”

It’s not the first time I’ve heard him say this, nor is he the only financial guru peddling this message today. Author James Altucher has described time and time again how he’s refused to own a house. Remit Sethi, the blogger behind the I Can Teach You to Be Rich brand, often cautions readers to be wary of buying real estate. Even Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, has become famous for informing the

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The 10 Best Cities to Flip Houses

It requires a little more research than just watching HGTV.


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You’ve watched an entire season of HGTV’s Flip or Flop and you’re ready to start flipping houses. After doing a little research, you find that flipped homes produced an average gross profit of $58,250 in the first quarter of this year, according to a report by RealtyTrac. Sold.

But before you start sledgehammering that wall between the kitchen and the living room, there are many factors to consider when deciding to move into the house-flipping business — one of them being location.

Financial advising site WalletHub has you covered. WalletHub analyzed 150 of America’s largest cities to find the best places in the U.S. to flip houses, considering factors such as median purchase price and bathroom-remodeling costs. In addition to placing the cities in an overall

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10 Simple Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home or Investment Property


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As a real estate investor, author and podcaster, I’m often asked if it is “too late” to buy real estate. After all, prices have climbed dramatically over the past several years, and many homeowners and investors are worried that they’ve missed their chance.  

Related: The 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2014

My answer is always the same: No, it’s not too late.

However, today, unlike the past, when almost every property was a good deal for buyers, you have to hunt for (and buy) only the best. And one specific way to do that is to purchase a property and increase the value significantly. That way, if home values do drop, you’ll avoid being “underwater.” 

But how do you add value on a piece of real estate without spending tens of thousands of dollars? While there

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