Five Rules To Break!!  Are You A Rule Breaker?

Five Rules To Break!! Are you a rule breaker?

RULE #1 -  Don’t speak until your spoken to! STOP: Stop sitting quietly, letting others intimidate or bulldoze you. Stop being too scared to take center stage. The leader of a $50 million division is passed over for promotion to the C-suite after failing to fully participate in strategic discussions in which “you have to shout to be heard.” A marketing executive is surprised when a colleague drops by after a meeting with this advice: “Stop acting like a facilitator.…

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Lady Liberty…Enlightening The World With Independence (Part 2)

Lady Liberty…Enlightening the World with Independence (Part 2)

In our last article, we talked about the 4th of July and celebrating (for some of us discovering) our independence. Who could better represent that independence but Lady Liberty.  The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument. She is a beloved friend, a living symbol of freedom to millions around the world. She is a tribute to the ideals she represents, and to the hopes she inspires. Do you long for the freedom to decide what YOU want to…

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Lady Liberty…Enlightening The World With Independence (Part 1)

Lady Liberty…Enlightening the World with Independence (Part 1)

In the United States on July 4th, we celebrate one of our most significant national holiday: Independence Day.   On this day we remember how, as a people, we stood up and committed to our personal freedoms. The nation that resulted became the exemplar of personal freedom - and hundreds of other nations followed in its wake. This transformed the world and I believe is still transforming the world. Who represents those freedoms?  Lady Liberty, The Statue of Liberty is more…

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EVERYTHING Is Negotiable. What You Lose By Not Asking!

EVERYTHING is negotiable. What you Lose by Not Asking!

Top 10 Negotiable Items in Real Estate Transactions Failing to ask for what we need, want and deserve is something a lot of us women have a habit of doing. In any real estate negotiation, buyers ask and sellers push back -- because if you're the buyer and you don’t ask, you don’t get. By not asking it can lead to all kinds of unhappiness, you may miss out on amazing opportunities. And you will certainly miss out on a lot…

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Negotiation For Women OR  Let’s Talk – Seriously, It’s All About Talking!

Negotiation for Women OR Let’s talk – Seriously, it’s all about Talking!

Negotiation for women OR Let’s talk… seriously it’s all about talking… and we are great at that! Hey, I’m Deborah Razo, founder of the Women’s Real Estate Network, also known as WREN.  I was recently at a talk about negotiation for women and it was a real eye-opener.  Has negotiating been a process you’ve viewed as hostile or combative? Have you avoided it? I know there have been times I have. I was given these five tips and want to…

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Managing Your Managers Is Like Being A Good Mom

Managing Your Managers Is Like Being a Good Mom

That’s’ right. I said it. Managing your managers is kind of like being a diligent mother… because you have to keep your eye on them or they might try to get out of doing their chores! Think about it for a minute. Just like you want your kid to pick up after himself, take out the trash, take care of his room and belongings, and be polite to your friends and business associates… well, you want your property managers to…

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Three Insights To Become A Master At Raising Capital

Three Insights to Become a Master at Raising Capital

By Jen Maldanado I strongly believe that the United States of America is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. There are trillions of dollars flowing through our economy. Each of us has the opportunity to tap into that abundance while increasing investors and personal wealth. Each of us. Imagine that your phone ringing constantly with more calls and money than you can handle for your deals or other’s people deals. Investors are offering you hundreds of thousands or…

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Low Down, Dirty Lending Tips

Low Down, Dirty Lending Tips

by Caeli Ridge One of the most heavily weighted (if not the most weighted) criteria for qualifying for any full doc mortgage is DTI (debt to income ratio) that is monthly debts vs the monthly income we can prove. DTI can be a tricky thing to understand let alone try to quantify from an underwriter’s perspective. So here’s what you need to know. Most mortgages will be based on a 50% max DTI. That’s verifiable monthly income/monthly debt. For W-2…

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Time To Become A Cash Queen!

Time to become a Cash Queen!

When it comes to making money in real estate investing, there are really only a few (three actually) of ways to do it. The three reasons to be in real estate are Cash Now, Cash Monthly and Cash Later. Let’s take a closer look at each one of them.  1) CASH NOW Let’s face it, we need money to live and pay the bills. Without this cash, we would have to go back and work for “the man”. If you’re…

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Nine Pitfalls To Avoid When Flipping Houses Part 2

Nine Pitfalls to Avoid When Flipping Houses Part 2

By Iris Veneracion In the last article, I dove into the first five pitfalls to avoid when flipping a house. If you didn’t read it, go do it now. What I am about to share is a distilled list of many of the mistakes I did as a rehabber…so hopefully you won’t make the same…and if they happen, you just have to forgive yourself!! After all, some things you just need to go through to learn it. Ok, let’s get…

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