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How to Rehab a Multi-Unit Property Without Disrupting Good Tenants.

In today’s Building Wealth “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney”, Russ discusses his method of keeping great tenants while updating the apartments that they live in and without disrupting their daily lives. This will keep everyone happy and will also increase your monthly cash flow!


How to choose the right tenant…

In today’s Building Wealth “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney”, Russ gives you pointers on how to determine if you should (or should not) bring in a potential tenant and the signs to look out for. He explains that sometimes current landlords will lie about whether the tenant pays on time so they can ‘get rid of them’. Don’t get stuck inRead the Rest…


How To Get Funding On Your Real Estate Deals…

In today’s Building Wealth “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ discusses some helpful ways to find hard money or private lenders. He also lists some additional ways to get funding for your deals with little or no credit.


The first thing you should do when you buy a property…

In today’s Building Wealth “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ discusses the importance of meeting with existing tenants once you purchase a multi-unit residential property. He reveals how doing this will immediately increase your cash flow each month.


How to find the hidden cost in a too-good-to-be-true investment…

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ discusses the importance of watching out for hidden costs when investing in real estate. That perfect investment you found might not be so great after all. Watch the video for the best tip to finding those hidden costs before you invest.


Remodeling Tips That Will Save You A Fortune

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ reveals specific tips that have saved him thousands of dollars when remodeling his real estate investments. He then breaks down exactly what you need to know when cosmetically fixing up your own real estate investments. From the color of the bedroom paint to the most efficient and least expensive wayRead the Rest…


The Word’s Biggest Real Estate Lie

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ reveals the world’s biggest real estate lie: “You Can’t Do It.” Russ heard this lie many times as he began in real estate and instead of it tearing him down, he used it to his advantage to become a millionaire. In this video, he gives you the key to doRead the Rest…


Use These Two Little-Known Funding Sources for Your Next Home Improvement Projects

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ discusses two types of funding sources that were designed by the government to help improve low-to-moderate income neighborhoods, and which are readily available to you and your own home improvement needs. The first funding source protects homeowners against discrimination and practically forces banks to lend up to $60K regardless ofRead the Rest…


Get a Complimentary Copy of Your Credit Report …from All Three Credit Bureaus

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ tells you where to obtain a complimentary copy of your credit score and how often you can request it. This resource, taken directly from his ‘Building Wealth Quick Start Program’, provides you with your credit score from each of the nationwide consumer credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and Transunion) and offersRead the Rest…


Work with These Banks When in Need of an Investment Loan

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ reveals which banks are typically more lenient with lending requirements, the step-by-step process he follows to build a working relationship with them, and how simple it can be for you to meet with the president of the bank and even get the ‘special treatment’. As Russ puts it, “A lotRead the Rest…


Where and How To Get Funding…

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ discusses how to get funding in real estate without going to the bank, without a credit check, and with no point or origination fees.


How to amass the most amount of cash flow in the least amount of time…

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ discusses how he and thousands of his students have used a very specific strategy to start investing in real estate with all BORROWED money and how YOU can too! Also, Russ Whitney just released his best-selling “Building Wealth Quick Start Program”for Net Income Real Estate subscribers… FOR FREE! Russ’ entireRead the Rest…


Any time is a good time to invest in real estate. Here’s why…

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ explains how to build a real estate business with passive income no matter what point of your life you are in. He explains that you can be in your 20’s or in your 60’s- the time to start investing is TODAY. Here’s why and how…


Show Me The Money!

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video,, Russ discusses where you can find the money you need to invest in real estate (even if you have bad or no credit), how to formulate no-money-down transactions, and how to overcome a financial crisis.


Use the ‘Cash Flow Strategy’ to Become a Millionaire in Real Estate

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ discusses the last and most important step to becoming a millionaire in real estate. In our last two Shout-Out videos you’ve heard the philosophy you need to become a millionaire; you’ve also learned about the compounding effect and how to incorporate that in your investments. In this video, Russ discussesRead the Rest…


Compound Your Way to Becoming a ‘Millionaire’ in Real Estate

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ discusses Step 2 to becoming a millionaire. In our last video, you heard the mindset you need to become a millionaire in real estate, but now Russ reveals how to compound your way to becoming a millionaire. In this video, Russ shows a compounding example that is hard to believe.Read the Rest…


How do I become a millionaire in real estate?

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ discusses what he did to become a millionaire, the strategies and philosophy needed to do it, and how YOU can become a millionaire, too. “How did I become a millionaire? When I was in my early 20’s, I was working in a slaughterhouse making $6 an hour, I didn’t graduateRead the Rest…


Have Someone Else Do The Work For You…

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ talks about using what he calls a “Scrap Realtor” to do all of the hard work for you of identifying the best investment properties in your local market. But…where do you find a Scrap Realtor and how do you know if they’re right for the job? In today’s video, RussRead the Rest…


Overcome Your Fear of “Making The Offer”…

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ discusses some of the biggest fears that people have when they are getting started in real estate. See how Russ takes amateurs by the hand and literally shows them his process of overcoming information overload, the fear of making an offer, and even the simple fear of calling a seller.Read the Rest…


The Simple Strategy that can get you a 30% discount on properties…

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ discusses a way to not only finance a property with no points, minimal closing fees, no origination fees, and without having to go through a credit check… but he reveals his strategy on how to receive a 30% discount, or more, on properties. Find out how by watching the videoRead the Rest…


Go From Nothing to Financially Free…Here’s How

In today’s Wealth Building “Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney” video, Russ asks and answers the question: If I started all over and wanted to get to financial independence or even become a millionaire, I would need to ask myself the question ‘how do I acquire the most amount of properties in the least amount of time…even if I have little toRead the Rest…


A Big Problem You’re About to Face… You Just Don’t Know It Yet

In today’s ‘Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney’ video, Russ reveals what to do once you have more than four residential properties and the consumer loan department is no longer willing to finance you. You’re not the only one! Find out what to do once you hit the 4 property limit.


A Simple, No-Money Real Estate Investing Strategy

In today’s ‘Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney’ video, Russ tells you the two things you need to look for if you want to invest in real estate but have limited money or no money to invest, and/or bad credit or no credit. To be honest, most aspiring investors have very little capital to invest or lousy credit. As a result, theyRead the Rest…


How to Raise ‘Perception’ Value

In today’s ‘Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney’ video, Russ discusses the ‘higher and better use strategy.’ With this strategy, he is able to create cash flow just by the raising the perception value of a property.


This is the worst thing that can happen to you

In today’s ‘Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney’ video, Russ explains the worst thing that can happen to you if you leverage a million dollar property.


The First Step To Becoming A Millionaire…

In today’s ‘Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney’ video, Russ reveals his answer to the popular question “How do I become a millionaire?” Rather than thinking of the end goal, you need to begin with the first step: financial independence.


The Goldmine Ad

In today’s ‘Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney’ video, Russ discusses what he calls his Goldmine Ad. “This is how I find most of my really good deals…” says Russ. “Always run the ad under income properties for sale.”


The best way to find good deals? Stick with the basics

In today’s ‘Shout-Outs! With Russ Whitney’ video, Russ explains how one of the best ways to find a deal is by using a scrap realtor. Contrary to popular belief, a high percentage of realtors don’t know about income producing properties. “The scrap realtors work the low income/ moderate income areas and probably own multi-unit residential properties of their own,” saysRead the Rest…


Hedge Your Investment with a Multi-Unit Property

Russ gives his best advice on why beginner and intermediate real estate investors should start with multi-unit residential properties.


What Type of Real Estate Property Should You Invest In?

In today’s Shout Out, NIRE’s real estate investment and financial training leader, Russ Whitney talks about the age-old dilemma continually faced by real estate investors: not knowing what type of property to purchase. When investing in real estate, should you buy pre-foreclosure, foreclosure, single family homes, or multiple units? To find out how Russ tackles this question, click on theRead the Rest…


Pop Quiz: Know the Difference Between Credit Based Lenders and Asset Based Lenders?

  Here’s what you need to know about asset based lenders if you want access to virtually unlimited funds for your real estate investment business. You found the house, now you need to find the funding. This may be the step in the purchase process that makes you give up. Attempts to get investors from your circle of family andRead the Rest…


Rents and Evictions Climb Higher and Higher

Rents continue to climb higher and higher, and evictions aren’t far behind. CNN reports that rents have jumped 7% in the last year, and evictions are predicted to be in the several millions. The income rate has not helped the matter, with it only hopping 1.8% higher, and the average renter now pays 30% of this on their housing. TheRead the Rest…


Billboards to Double as Homes for Homeless

Usually, homeless shelters aim to take those without a place to live off the streets. Well, this one keeps them on the side of the road, but still sheltered. Meet Michal Polacek, a Slovakian head of an architecture and design firm, who has created a wooden billboard, hut-like structure that will also serve as a two room suite for theRead the Rest…


Foreclosures Hit Lowest Rate Since Feb 2008

With all signs pointing to a market recovery, the rate of foreclosures in the U.S. has fallen to 1.76%, its lowest point since February of 2008 as documented by MarketWatch. Normalcy is what the real estate market is aiming for, and it looks like it is progressing toward that goal. About 893,000 loans are currently in the foreclosure process, downRead the Rest…


A Single Home Insurance Claim Can Send Premium up 9%

A single claim can cause your monthly insurance premium to hike up an average of 9%, CNN documents. And another one? Expect it to climb 20%. What’s even more interesting is the claim could be as simple as stolen property or as complex as losing your roof in a hurricane…and the rise could be on the same level. So whyRead the Rest…


Own Miami’s Most Expensive Property on the Market for $65Mil

The U.S.’s third most expensive real estate market features some of the most luxurious and unique properties in the world. And La Brisa is no exception. The 6.9 acre lot comes complete with over 200 feet of waterfront property with Mediterranean features and a newly restored appearance, CNN documents. The seller of the home worked extensively on returning the homeRead the Rest…


The Top 5 Overpriced Housing Markets in the U.S.

Are you paying too much for your property just because of the locale? It wouldn’t be surprising, as many homes are overvalued by two digit percentages. Below, you will find a list of the top 5 overpriced real estate markets in the U.S., as comprised by Marketwatch. If you’re a California resident, there’s a decent chance this might affect you.Read the Rest…


Is Real Estate the Next Industry to be Revolutionized by the Internet?

iTunes has overtaken the CD industry. Netflix made Blockbuster stores a thing of the past. And when was the last time you actually opened the yellow pages? The internet is rapidly eliminating once thriving industries by offering more convenient, cheaper alternatives, but will this eventually become the way homes are bought and sold as well? According to the National AssociationRead the Rest…


New Windows Could Be What Sells Your Home

There are plenty of home improvement projects that are both exciting and beneficial. But one that you probably won’t find on pinterest could be one of your home’s biggest selling points: New Windows. While visually appealing, updated windows could also end up saving more than the cost of replacement, MarketWatch describes. There are a variety of reasons why one mightRead the Rest…


Why Your Next Investment Property Should be in a College Town

Everyone knows that a key part of the college experience is moving into your first home that’s all your own. And landlords take full advantage of having a steady source of tenants in a city where young people will always need housing. RealtyTrac has recently composed a list of the top college towns to buy rentals and flip properties in,Read the Rest…


Former Fed Chairman Unable to Refinance

How do you know that the housing recovery is still a ways away from being mended? When the former Chair of the Fed is unable to refinance. Ben Bernanke confirmed during a recent Q and A session that he was unable to obtain a new mortgage, CNN documents . After the recession happened, banks began enforcing more strict lending requirements.Read the Rest…


What the September Jobs Report Means for the Housing Market

The September jobs report generally brought good news across the board. With the unemployment rate under 6% for the first time since 2008, the benefits of this reflect on all fronts, including the housing market, MarketWatch describes . 248,000 jobs were added in September, including 11,000 residential construction jobs. While job growth overall grew 1.9%, residential projects actually outshined this,Read the Rest…


Forget Buying, Renting a Property Getting More and More Competitive

While owning a home continues to get more difficult, renting doesn’t appear to be getting any easier either. The increase in renting property has given landlords leverage in selecting their tenants, MarketWatch reports . Property managers are estimating that the price for rentals will escalate about 6% in the next year. Additionally, the profession has seen a rise from formerRead the Rest…


Bank to pay $37.5 Million After Botched Foreclosure Proceedings

Flagstar Bank, a Troy, Michigan based institution with branches across the country, has been fined by The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after it had been discovered that the company failed to properly review documents that would have prevented thousands of homeowners from being foreclosed on, the New York Times details . Over the last three years, more than 2,000 foreclosuresRead the Rest…


Company Negotiating Mortgage Rates for Employees

With London recently being declared to be one of the toughest real estate markets to get affordable housing, KPMG, one of the largest professional services company in the world, has begun obtaining favorable mortgage rates for its employees in the U.K, CNN documents . £514,000 ($838,000) has become the average cost of a single family home in London, 50% greaterRead the Rest…


Deep Pocket Borrowers Receiving Lower Rates, Other Perks

Borrowers with big bank accounts are receiving another added luxury: a relaxed mortgage process. Lenders have been offering lower average rates, as well as smaller down payments and dismissing some prerequisites as well, CNN documents . “Jumbo” mortgages, or loans valued at $417,000 or more, averaged an interest rate at about 4.24% last week, versus the 4.36% rate for aRead the Rest…


Profit from Real Estate Investments: Whether You’re the Landlord or Not

While stocks may surge up and down, it can be said that perhaps real estate is the most unpredictable, and potentially unloadable, commodity there is. A single family home can take months, if not years, to sell and income from renting the property depends on the reliability of the renter. Furthermore, it can be a headache to handle the buying/sellingRead the Rest…


New City Claims Title for World’s Most Expensive City to Rent Property

After five years, Hong Kong has been outdone as the most expensive city in the world to lease property, both residentially and commercially, CNN reports . England’s capital city, London, has claimed the designation, after real estate company Savills uncovered that the total cost of living and work space for a single person has reached $120,568 per year. A strengthenedRead the Rest…


Purchasing a Home Could be Twice as Hard for Indebted College Grads

Most people go to college because they want a job that will pay well so they can start a successful life as an adult. However, with seven out of ten students in debt after completing college, more and more graduates will be calling themselves “tenant” long before “homeowner,” according to data compiled by Market Watch . As per RealtyTrac, graduatesRead the Rest…


Foreclosure Proceedings Resume after 2010 “Robo-Signing” Scandal

Foreclosure auctions are up 1% from one year ago, but this doesn’t appear to be due to recent developments, CNN Money determines . Although the first rise in foreclosures since 2010, real estate and mortgage experts have concluded that the majority of these proceedings actually originate from that same year, the fallout from the “robo-signing” scandal. In many states (includingRead the Rest…