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My RE Business Plans

May 4, 2009

NOTE: THESE PLANS ARE NOW FREE…JUST SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER… Over the past year, I’ve received dozens of email requests for copies of my full business plans — both my Business Plan for Flipping Houses and my Business Plan for Investing in Multi-Units and Apartments. While I’ve posted parts of those plans on my […]

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My Strategy From Here

July 18, 2008

A lot of people who have been reading my blog have been asking why I’m focusing so much on single family houses recently when my plan was originally to focus on apartment investing. It’s a good question, and I can understand why those following this blog would be confused…I haven’t really clarified my plans in […]

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Lish Properties Business Plan

June 14, 2008

For anyone who hasn’t been following, but might be interested, I have finished the (publicly available) version of the Business Plan for Lish Properties. Feel free to take a look, and I’d love any feedback or suggestions (either in comments or via email)… Thanks!

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Leveraging Outside Investments

June 13, 2008

For several reasons (diversification, help with financing, etc), I’ve decided that I will open up my real estate investments to friends and family who are potentially interested in having an equity stake in my investments. When the situation arises that I have equity partners in a deal, I will certainly spend some time with my […]

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Equity & Financing Strategy

June 12, 2008

Well, I’m almost done with my business plan. One of the last two sections I need to address is my Equity and Financing Strategy. Because of the disastrous situations I’ve been reading about the past year in light of the subprime mortgage mess, it’s even more top-of-mind these days how important a smart financing and […]

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Criteria for Investment Location

June 9, 2008

I’ve written a bit about real estate cycles and how to analyze real estate markets to determine if they may be a good place to invest. Using this information that I’ve put together, I’ve written the next section of my business plan: LISH PROPERTIES BUSINESS PLAN Criteria for Investment Location As noted previously, the company […]

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Criteria for Investment

June 3, 2008

A big decision that every investor needs to make is, “What are the specific criteria that I’m going to use to decide whether a particular investment is good enough to make?” Just because an investment is going to likely generate some profit doesn’t necessarily make it an investment worthy of your time. For example, would […]

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Investment Strategy (Part 2)

June 2, 2008

My last post kicked off the discussion about the various strategies that I plan to use for my investing. I included the first half of the “Investment Strategy” section of my Business Plan, which covered “Fundamental Investments.” Below I continue with that section of my Business Plan, adding detail about the other type of investing […]

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Investment Strategy (Part 1)

June 1, 2008

I’ve been working on my business plan the past couple of days, and it has required me to take all the information I’ve been gathering and considering over the past several months and finally decide what specific real estate strategies I’m going to pursue. Once I decided on multi-unit properties (apartments) as my preferred property […]

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Building My Investment Team

May 12, 2008

In a previous post, I laid out the outline for my Business Plan. The last section of my plan calls for an overview of the team I need to put together before I start doing deals. Because of my short-term desire to define and create my business structures and ensure that I’m prepared to start […]

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