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Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

With O.P.M. 

Aug 25, 2020 04:47 PM
Rainmaker
910,246
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Start by buying a suitable home of your own with plans for long-term occupancy.

Branch out from there.

Aug 25, 2020 05:02 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

It depends on your market area, and available resources.

Aug 25, 2020 01:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Decide what you want to invest in then educate yourself about all that it involves. It's really a bit of an individual decision depending on your level of  experience and how much time and effort you want to invest.

Aug 25, 2020 08:16 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Start with a plan, what do you want to invest in?

Aug 25, 2020 08:08 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

What Caroline Gerardo said, and I would educate myself as to all the pros and cons and talk to my CPA, before starting. A

Aug 25, 2020 03:39 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Find perfect location. Buy at the right time. Have expert Realtor negotiate great deal. Get a loan from me

Aug 25, 2020 03:04 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

All I can add - best of luck and keep us posted what you buy.

Aug 26, 2020 12:04 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

You have some great responses here.  

Aug 26, 2020 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

buy your first home!

Aug 26, 2020 04:32 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Buy your personal home and build from there! 

Aug 25, 2020 08:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Buy low, rent high.

Aug 26, 2020 06:29 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Identify the most profitable opportunities.

Aug 26, 2020 01:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Many formulas out there but that in itself won't do it. Start with this: Long term buy anything and either live in it or rent it out. Over-time, you cannot go wrong. Short-term is where people get in trouble and investing in Real Estate consists of high risk...high gain...high loss....When the Stock Market is under-performing, people flock to RE. When RE is not performing short-term, people either mattress-money or stock market depending. The question has been asked but the answers remain elusive, subjective and luck is no myth plus right time right place etc. is very necessary and out-there if you are.... Consider a mentor

Aug 25, 2020 01:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Anonymously,of course.

Aug 26, 2020 08:07 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Start with a personal home and expand from there. And talk to your CPA!

Aug 26, 2020 07:53 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Wisely. Buy low, sell high.

Aug 26, 2020 03:02 PM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

Are the people giving answers licensed as investment advisors?

Aug 26, 2020 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Know what you are doing. Know what you are buying. Buy low, sell high and use an agent experienced in investment property to partner with to find the great deals, sell them for you and repeat. 

Aug 26, 2020 05:13 AM