7,000 plus home inspections
Proprietor of Clear Inspections, LLC Tim Hicks has seen every kind of home in his 7,000 plus inspections, some of which date back to the days of the Civil War. A preferred inspector of homes surrounding the greater Nashville area, Tim’s nearing twenty five year involvement in structural servicing began with home and business construction.
That knowledge of “how to build a structure properly” gave him the insight of what a structure might be missing, which coupled well with his attendance of the Tennessee Technology Center for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Holding experience in both construction and HVAC-R, Hicks put what he learned to work by creating Clear Inspections – a business hinging on detail that could serve the area’s residential real estate personnel. Whether that detail pertains to a measure that saves lives or thousands of dollars, Hicks’s claim to “see everything, all at once” during a home inspection helps demystify the dangers and attributes of a home for GREEN readers.
Title Insurance provides investors, home buyers and/or mortgage lenders protection against losses resulting from unknown defects in the title that existed before the closing of a real estate transaction.
All retirement arrangements give you the opportunity to fund your future with profits from investments in a tax-free or tax-deferred environment. However, a self-directed retirement account lets you leverage your real estate knowledge and benefits from a variety of alternative investment opportunities.
The main focus of retirement planning business has always been about helping real estate investors make more money. Of course, real estate is an excellent field in which to do investments — no surprising there. In this course, Tom Rutkowski of Innovative Retirement Strategies explains how you can use permanent life insurance as a tool for investing in real estate, detailing the principles behind this method of putting your money to work in two places at the same time.
Short term portfolio lending and hard money lending are terms use to describe private money lending practices that are asset-based, meaning that the borrower receives their funds secured by real property, not by the credit standing of the borrower.
So you want to get involved in real estate investment but you don’t have much money available for your investments? Believe it or not, there are a variety of proven methods for buying real estate with little or no money. GREEN President Mark LePera has purchased literally hundreds of properties over the course of […]
In this mini-course, aimed at the beginning investor (but not at all unhelpful to even the seasoned investor) Dave Foster provides an overview of the complete cycle of a real estate investor’s career from the first steps embarking on a career of real estate investing to the strategic planning needed to exit at the end.
Perhaps one of the most significant forces acting to minimize profit made in real estate, taxes are the mandatory expenses paid to local, state, and federal governments. Paying them is unavoidable if one is to remain in good legal standing and avoid any sort of penalty from the IRS.
It is no secret that real estate offers the best opportunities for wealth-building investments. However, getting started can be pretty daunting for someone who doesn’t know where or how to begin. That is where having an experienced and knowledgeable mentor can make all the difference between success and failure.
There comes a point in the career of every real estate agent where you ask yourself? Do I have what it takes to be a broker? Am I ready to take the next step and open my own firm?
As a new real estate agent, you have gotten your license. You’ve chosen your broker and established a “home” for your fledgling career. Now what?
Mortgages are loans acquired to purchase property. That is about as basic as it gets. However, that is pretty much where the simplicity ends.
So you took your state's required real estate course and passed the real estate license exam. Congratulations!
The art of “flipping houses” (i.e., buying distressed properties, rehabilitating them and selling them) is one of the most exciting and profitable forms of real estate investing, but certainly not for the faint of heart.
This course presents a four step credit restoration assistance procedure.
While it’s not recommended to do your own inspections, Tim will show you what to look for and what to look out for when buying and maintaining a house.