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Sharpen your knowledge on real estate. Read articles recommended by MREIA President, Dan Schwartz. 

June 30, 2019

What exactly is wholesaling? 

Wholesaling is the process of purchasing something from its original owner at a discount, then transferring it to a person or company that will package it up nice and pretty to sell to the public.

Simply put, a wholesaler is the middle-man s...

June 29, 2019

One of the good things about being self-employed and having a home based business is the flexibility to do what you want, when you want, and how you want.

One of the worst things about being self-employed and having a home based business is taking advantage of being abl...

June 20, 2019

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Rebate periods are January 1-June 30 and July 1-December 31.

You will get the rebate check 60 days after the rebate period ends.

Get 20% off paints, stains and primers (BEHR, Kilz, and Zins...

June 11, 2019

Editor’s note: if you transacted a good deal that you would like to share with us, please email editor@mreia.com Please put “MREIA BUSINESS” in the Subject Heading.

The lead for this property came from someone my handyman brought with him on a landscaping job at one of...

There has been a lot of negative press and misinformation lately about double-closings. Many people have been indicted recently under what the press has labeled "Property Flipping Scams." Misinformed lenders, real estate agents and title companies will tell you that do...

June 11, 2019

This last heat wave really made those without air-conditioners want one, and those who' did have one, pray that the record breaking heat wouldn't break the one they had. And so it was with my neighbor. As I pulled into my driveway on one' of those hot days, he came out...

June 11, 2019

Single-family vs multi-family real estate investing? It is a question many real estate investors ask again and

again. Certainly there are advantages to both. Starting out as a single-family investor, veteran multifamily investor

Vinney Chopra shares his thoughts on this...

Single Member  vs. Multi-Member LLC

By default, a limited liability company is treated under the federal tax rules as a partnership if it has two or more owners ("members"). If it has one member, it is "disregarded" for Federal income tax purposes, (Treas. Reg. Sec 301....

June 11, 2019

If you are looking to build long term wealth with real estate, it is really important for you to understand basic Time Value of Money (TVM) principles.

For example: You receive two offers from other investors on a house you just put under contract to buy with a quick cl...

June 1, 2019

A common question that pops up at MREIA meetings is whether or not an investor/landlord is required by law to register their rental dwellings.

The answer is a resounding YES! 

Under N.J.S.A. 46:8-27 AND N.J.S.A. 55.13A-1 all landlords of rental dwellings located in the s...

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