TABLE OF CONTENTS
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
THE BIG PICTURE 16 Lawn Care ‘Headache’ Relief
NUTS & BOLTS 38 Digging into the Details
Ken Davis and TaskEasy empower investors to focus on other outside maintenance necessities. by James Hart 24 Indicators You Should Monitor Investors need to be educated on how to watch and evaluate trends and conditions. by Abhi Golhar 26 Deep Discounting Slowdown in commercial sector is part of the natural market evolution. by Dawn Erling 28 5 Fix-and-Flip Tips To succeed, you need to recognize limitations, do your homework and have a detailed plan. by Bill Green
Five things you need to know before investing in your first piece of land. by Dr. Slim Feriani 40 Investors, Take Note You can make a living brokering notes. But you can get wealthy by owning the. by Tracy Z. Rewey 48 Casting for Leads Try probates as another option for finding the elusive investment property. by Leon McKenzie 100 Defeating Defaults Owner-financing specialist Mitch Stephen has some advice for others contemplating the strategy. by Mitch Stephen BYTHE NUMBERS 114 Labor Shortage Ahead Slowing of jobs growth will impact housing, other aspects of the economy. by Chris Porter
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL 86 A New Avenue
ON THE COVER DYNAMIC DUO
FRED LEWIS (center) and JACK BEVIER (left) bring unique skill sets and a ‘tripod approach’ to The Dominion Group.
PeerStreet’s leaders have it on a one-way course: forward. by Susan Thomas Springer
116 Focus on Foreclosures
by Robert Springer :: photos by Greg Dohler
Midyear market report shows foreclosure filings down from a year ago. by RealtyTrac
90 Global Connections Street-Smart panel tells how to evaluate foreign investing partners. 92 Get in the Game Are you watching rather than participating in real estate investing? by Kevin Guz 94 Building a Power Team The proper foundation for your investing business starts with the right team. by John and Corinne Tesh
118 Where the Action Is
Job growth in retail sector is good news for resi- dential rental properties. by Ingo Winzer
THE BIG PICTURE
NUTS & BOLTS
INSIDE 51 Investor Review Think Realty’s list of top real estate markets, plus industry perspective.
CHINESE LIKE STABILITY OF THE U.S. MARKET
GO AHEAD, GET CRAZY! Out of the ordinary marketing techniques
TWARTING BREAK-INS Protecting properties during renovation.
Chinese enamored of U.S. real estate.
RealtyShares connects investors, deal sponsors
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