Chris Clothier

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5 Reasons You’re Stuck in Your Real Estate Investment Career

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Have you ever felt stuck? Stagnant? At some time or another, we’ve all felt like we’re just not moving. We’re not advancing. Something just isn’t working and growth has ceased. For the real estate investor, it can happen, too.

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Topics: investment growth

2 Ways an Inventory Squeeze Affects Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Nationwide, homebuyers and investors alike are taking note of a trend that has been affecting markets large and small for years: tight inventory. There are various reasons for this inventory squeeze, though they usually can boil down to two primary causes. Let us dive in a bit further to see how construction and home sales can affect the real estate investor market, and what you can do about it!

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Topics: real estate market

Earning Passive Income: Real Estate Investment & Protecting Cash Flow

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 14, 2018

When it comes to earning passive income through real estate investment, there’s little more crucial than protecting the investments that you worked so hard to acquire.

For real estate investors, your streams of cash flow keep your business going. They are what enable you to create the financial future of your dreams: whether that entails funding an investment empire, building the retirement of a lifetime, or simply having everything you need so that money never has to be a worry for you or your children.

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Topics: passive income, cash flow

5 Ways to Tell if You're Really the Boss of Your Real Estate Investments

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 9, 2018

Everyone likes to feel like they’re in control of a situation. Even if they don’t like to be “in charge” per se, there isn’t a person alive who doesn’t at least want control over their own lives. When it comes to money, there’s no more important area to have control.

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Topics: real estate strategies

The Essential Mindset of a Successful Real Estate Investor

Posted by Chris Clothier on Wed, Mar 7, 2018

Mind over matter.

We’ve all heard that phrase at some point in our lives, but have you really stopped to think about what it means? It’s in reference to the use of willpower to overcome a physical obstacle. Fairly straightforward. For real estate investors, however, there is more wisdom to glean from that age-old saying.

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Topics: habits for success

4 Financial Mistakes Average People Make That Real Estate Investors Avoid

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Mar 2, 2018

It’s not difficult to make a financial mistake. We’ve all made them at some point in our lives—whether our young, naive selves took out one too many credit cards or we got over our heads in a bad loan or investment, mistakes just happen. For the most part, these errors aren’t too devastating. We may be left paying for them for a few years as we pay our debts or wrestle with bad credit, but by and large, most financial pitfalls are temporary.

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Topics: financial mistakes

Evaluating a Rental Market for Single-Family Real Estate Investment (Whitepaper)

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Mar 1, 2018

One of the greatest advantages of single-family real estate investment is choice . We have the choice of strategy, properties, and markets. Out of the many ways to invest and build our financial future, it is perhaps the most self-directed. While this is incredibly exciting—who among us doesn’t want to have the autonomy to make our own decisions?—it can also be overwhelming. Not only are we the proverbial captains of our fate when it comes to real estate investment, but we are awash in a sea of choices.

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Topics: rental markets

Real Estate Investment 101 for Busy Professionals

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Feb 27, 2018

You work hard. You have a career that you’re proud of. But in the back of your mind, you know that there’s something more out there for you. While a career may bring you personal fulfillment and keep your mind engaged, you feel that you can supplement your income—maybe even find wealth—elsewhere.

At the same time, you don’t want to sacrifice all that you’ve built. Is it even possible?

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Topics: turnkey real estate

4 Secrets to Investing in Any Real Estate Investment Market

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Diversity is one of the keys to success in real estate investment. For real estate investors, what it means to diversify can vary. It can mean changing your strategy and owning properties across multiple types: single-family and multifamily properties, short and long-term rentals, and more. But most commonly it means investing in different real estate markets. For some, that can be a scary notion.

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Topics: long distance investing

A Real Estate Investor's Best Strategies to Protect Investment Income

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Feb 20, 2018

We’ve all heard it said before: cash flow is king. For real estate investors, the quest to maximize and protect our cash flow is never ending. We’re always on the hunt for the best avenues to get the most out of our investments while making sure we’ve done everything in our power to protect what we already have.

However, we often confuse cash flow for our only revenue stream and forget that what we really need to protect is our investment income.  That can come in many forms and smart investors never take their eye off the big picture.  They never sacrifice their over-all income for a smaller piece of the pie called cash flow.

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Topics: cash flow