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explains a unique take on entity planning, and learn about cre- ative investment strategies like crowdfunding, cryptocurrency, turnkeys, and more! The real estate investment space is full of creative approach- es to wealth building, and the Think

t’s been said that a change of scenery is good for the

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Becky Bower Nathan Brooks Bobby Burch Jennifer Jo Cobb Clint Coons Jeff Edwards

soul. I love to travel (I’m a sucker for a quaint beach town), but I’m also fond of family traditions, returning to the same spot year after year. For the past two decades, I’ve traveled to the same beach in

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Realty team has been creating new educational resources like podcasts and up- coming webinars to inspire you on your REI journey. Whether your approach to finding your next investment opportunity is by riding bikes on family vacation to scope out properties, or just driving through your own neighborhood, looking at real estate from a fresh perspective can help create the reality you’ve always imagined. As I write this letter to you from a vacation rental overlooking the Atlantic, I can’t help but be rejuvenated and inspired to some- day sit in my very own piece of real estate paradise. Maybe it’s the salt air. Maybe it’s the crashing waves. Or maybe it’s just a new view. Whatever fills your cup, do it often. Go somewhere that brings you joy. Get creative, gain perspective, and you’ll soon envision your real estate reality. •

North Carolina for an annual family vaca- tion, a tradition that I gratefully married into. And although this is the same house and the same beach, it’s a change in perspective from my home office in the landlocked Mid- west. Each year, I spot a beach house I feel like I’ve never seen before, and each year as I explore, I find myself researching invest- ment opportunities—searching for my own piece of paradise. A new view can reset our creativity, can reignite our passion, and can renew our quest for growth. The theme of this issue is creative investing, and what better way to showcase that than with DIY expert Tamara Day from HGTV’s "Bargain Mansions". Read about her creative approach to transform- ing the past into the profitable present in this month’s cover story. Also in this issue, Think Realty resident expert Clint Coons


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