Meet Kevin Amolsch

Kevin Amolsch

President

Kevin Amolsch

President

Kevin Amolsch formed Pine Financial Group, Inc in 2008 after leaving a small mortgage company as the senior loan officer for residential lending. Kevin has a degree in Finance which he obtained after serving four years in the US Army. Kevin started out in banking, working at First Bank in the lending department while in school. From there he started his first real estate investment company, which is still active today.

After college Kevin spent two years working with Wall Street as a mortgage bond analyst before leaving to work as a loan officer with real estate investors full time. He and his companies have closed on over 2,200 transactions as a buyer, seller or private money lender. Kevin and Pine Financial Group, Inc have access to over $130 million in private equity and the business continues to see strong growth. He has spent more than 20 years as a real estate investor and 16 years in real estate lending. He is the author of 45-Day Investor and frequent speaker and has been quoted in The Las Vegas Review Journal, The Denver Post, The Denver Business Journal, Forbes, and Yahoo Real Estate.

All Post by Kevin Amolsch

Published December 7, 2022

3 Ways To Take Advantage Of Rising Rates

Rates Increasing At Record Speed Rates have more than doubled in less than a year. The last time rates have increased this fast was in...

Pine Financial - Rental Property

Published November 30, 2022

How To Buy A Rental Property – Your Guide On How To Get It Right

There are lots of ways to invest in real estate, but if you're looking for a long-term investment that can bring in regular income, then...

Published November 29, 2022

6 Efficient Ways To Start Investing In Real Estate

When it comes to chasing their dream job, most people have two things in common: they want to make a lot of money and they...

Published November 10, 2022

Will Rising Interest Rates Cripple The Economy?

Interest Rates Have More Than Doubled In Less Than One Year It’s been an interesting past several months to say the least!  Because I get...

Published October 14, 2022

Growing Trend Of Landlord Class Action: Protect Yourself

What Is A Class Action Lawsuit? Over 100 tenants are ganging up on an eviction firm and management company in Colorado!  Many of these tenants...

Published October 13, 2022

No Money Down Hard Money Lenders: How Does It Work?

Whether you're just starting out as a real estate investor or you've been in the game for a long time, the odds are that you...

Published October 13, 2022

8 Reasons That Make Buying A Foreclosed Property Risky

As a real estate investor, there are many different types of real estate investment opportunities to consider. For example, many investors will scour the market...

Published October 3, 2022

The DC Foreclosure Process: Everything You Need To Know

There are many ways for investors to find real estate opportunities throughout the District of Columbia (DC). One of these ways is through foreclosures. Foreclosures...

Published September 28, 2022

Pine Financial Group Welcomes Brandon McKnight As Chief Strategy Officer

McKnight Joins Pine With Over Two Decades Of Experience In Real Estate And Technology Pine Financial Group announced that Brandon McKnight has been named the...

Pine Financial - Rental Property

Published September 16, 2022

Capital Gains On Rental Property: What You Need To Know

Investing in rental properties is a great way to generate passive income, but it also comes with a few tax considerations. Namely, you'll need to...

Published September 9, 2022

4 Tips To Underwrite A Passive Real Estate Investment

As we enter uncertain times, we will see more and more investors searching for quality and stability. Investors, especially those getting closer to retirement, do...

Published August 8, 2022

6 Reasons Why The 2022 Housing Market Differs From 2008

Are you ready for the bubble to burst?! The media wants to get you ready.  Some headlines I read just this morning include: “Home Sellers...

Published August 1, 2022

How To Do Real Estate Bird Dogging Like A Pro 

There's a lot of money to be made in the real estate business. However, some people might be scared away due to the amount of...

real estate investing

Published August 1, 2022

Credit Score For Investment Property

Investing in real estate can be a lucrative way to make money, but it generally requires a substantial amount of money. It's why most investors...

Published July 30, 2022

Understanding Portfolio Loans And When They Are A Good Option

Investing in real estate can be a great way to earn income and build wealth. However, it's almost impossible for most people to invest in...

Published July 28, 2022

Calculate Your ARV In Real Estate To Ensure Your ROI

Real estate can be a great investment – if you do your homework and know what you're doing. You can't just invest in any property...

Published July 26, 2022

What You Need To Know About Rental Property Loans

Home prices have been skyrocketing over the past year or so, which means it's no surprise that the demand for rental properties has gone up...

Published July 25, 2022

The Best Places To Buy A Rental Property

If you're looking for a place to invest your money, a rental property is a great option. You can earn a consistent income each month...

Published July 12, 2022

Do You Need A Real Estate License To Flip Houses?

If you're planning on selling real estate, you may want to get your real estate license. Depending on your state's requirements, you will likely have...

Published July 11, 2022

Investing In Real Estate Under Biden’s Tax Plan 

It's been roughly over a year since President Joe Biden took office – and he certainly has plans to make significant changes across the board....

Published June 28, 2022

4 Ideas For Investing In A Volatile Market

We might be facing the first value compression in real estate since the credit crash.  And that includes COVID when the world quite literally shut...

Published June 28, 2022

Complete Your Real Estate Deal To Avoid Market Swing

A few weeks ago, we were visiting the BiggerPockets headquarters here in Denver.  We got an opportunity to meet some of the team and see...

Pine Financial - Rental Property

Published June 21, 2022

The Basics Of Rental Property Depreciation

Investing in a rental property is a great way to earn extra income, but it's essential that you understand the different tax implications of owning...

Published June 7, 2022

COC, ROI, Cap… What’s the difference?

“How did you end up?” You ask your real estate investor friend about a recent project.  “All in at a 6.5 cap and a 14%...

Published May 24, 2022

Is Real Estate A Good Investment?

There is no doubt that real estate is a sound investment. Over the long term, real estate prices have increased, making it a very stable...

Published May 10, 2022

Booms, Busts, and Retirement In A Shifting Real Estate Market

The year was 2007.  Interest rates were starting to rise and there was a softening in the real estate market.  I had been an investor...

Published May 10, 2022

What Is A FICO Score?

Fair Isaac and Company (FICO) is an analytics software company that was founded in 1956 by an engineer named William R. Fair and a mathematician...

Published May 4, 2022

What You Need To Know About VantageScore Vs. FICO Score

As a real estate investor, understanding and monitoring your credit score is crucial. After all, if you have a low credit score, you may have...

Published April 19, 2022

Know What Is The Function Of Equifax Experian And TransUnion

Credit bureaus are credit reporting agencies that collect and provide credit information on individuals, businesses, and other entities. Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are the three...

Published April 19, 2022

7 Tax Benefits Of Rental Property Landlords Should Know About

A rental property can be a fantastic investment–if everything goes your way. However, there are numerous expenses associated with running a rental property. As the...

Published April 12, 2022

How To Choose The Right Hard Money Lender

“Can you get it done?”  The question a nervous borrower asks as they get closer to their closing deadline without a lender in tow.  The...

Published April 5, 2022

How To Finance Home Renovations For Your Investment Properties

Fix-and-flip real estate investing provides an excellent opportunity to generate short-term profits. The idea is to find a house listed at a discount due to...

Published March 23, 2022

What Is A VantageScore And How To Get It

A VantageScore is a three-digit credit score that lenders use to predict how likely you are to repay the money you borrow. It was created...

Published March 13, 2022

An Investor’s Guide To Capital Gains Tax On Real Estate

Investing in real estate can be incredibly lucrative; however, you need to be well informed on all the financial aspects of real estate buying and...

Published March 9, 2022

Strategies For Increasing Your Real Estate Investment Portfolio

“How the heck did you do that Kevin?” That's a question I would get over and over. Here I was, this 20 something year old...

Published February 2, 2022

Buying Properties With No Money Down

Are you interested in more ways to buy properties with no money down?  How about limiting the number of loans that show up on your...

Published January 11, 2022

“Greenspan Speak” – Answering Without Answering

“Greenspan speak” That’s what they call it when you were asked a question and you found a way to answer it without answering it.  Politicians...

Published January 7, 2022

Separating Doers From Non-Doers

“Pain don’t hurt” or so says Dalton in the movie Road House.  I loved that movie and I love that quote.  The truth is pain...

Published January 3, 2022

How To Find Fixer Upper Homes For Sale To Invest In

There are many ways to invest in real estate. One of the best short-term strategies is to buy a fixer-upper. A fixer-upper is a property...

Published January 2, 2022

How Did Rental Property Loans Increase?

In the past, it has been possible to obtain a conventional loan for a rental property with very little down payment and relatively low interest...

Published December 28, 2021

Know All About Capital Gains Taxes When Selling Your Home

Depending on how long you've owned your primary home (the home in which you reside), you may end up making a profit if you decide...

Published December 28, 2021

10 Rental Property Tax Deductions And How To Claim Them

Rental tax deductions are special deductibles given to rental property owners in the United States. It entitles landlords to reduce their taxes by deducting rental...

Published December 28, 2021

No Money And Bad Credit Real Estate Investing Tips

Real estate investing can be an excellent opportunity to make a substantial amount of money —if you know what you are doing. Whether you're a...

Published December 10, 2021

Gross Vs Net: What’s The Difference

I have been in the process of underwriting many small apartment buildings lately. Also, Pine continues to grow as a commercial bridge lender, so I...

Published December 5, 2021

Investing In A Fix-And-Flip? Know About After Repair Value

If you’ve been thinking about investing in fix-and-flips, it’s important to know what the property will be worth after the repairs and renovations are complete....

Published December 2, 2021

Can You Add Renovation Costs To Mortgage?

Home renovation costs can be a significant investment, so is it possible to add renovation costs to your mortgage? The answer depends on the type...

Published November 9, 2021

What Is Real Estate Investment Success?

That’s great.  But are you making money? “I just closed on a 60-unit apartment deal.” Says one investor… “That’s great, I just put a 180-unit...

Published October 11, 2021

Real Estate Investing For Beginners: 9 Things To Know

The world of real estate investing is vast. There are many types of real estate investments, possibilities for how to make money with them, and...

Published October 7, 2021

Why You Should Add Hard Money To Your Arsenal!

Hard money loans might be easy to get but they are not always easy to understand. I have been getting several questions recently on why...

Pine Financial - Seller's Markey

Published October 7, 2021

Red-Hot Real Estate Market

With a red-hot real estate market, is now the time to sell? The decision is so much larger than trying to time the market. I...

Published October 7, 2021

A Guide To Getting Renovation Loans For Real Estate Investors

As an investor, you may end up buying various types of real estate, from rental properties to fix-and-flip properties. At some point, you're bound to...

Published September 13, 2021

ROE Vs. ROI: What Formula Should I Use?

There are so many matrices to use when analyzing deals, how do you know what numbers or formulas to look at and use?  Two of...

Published September 2, 2021

8 Common Real Estate Mistakes Made By First-Time Investors

Real estate investing can be quite lucrative, but it's not always easy. It's a myth that all real estate investors are wildly successful. Many new...

Published September 1, 2021

How To Improve Bad Credit: 9 Mistakes Investors Must Avoid

As a real estate investor, you'll need access to different types of financing throughout your career. After all, most investors don't have enough money to...

Published August 24, 2021

9 Ways To Reduce Capital Gains Tax On Real Estate Sale

Talk about the cost of capital gains taxes in real estate investing, and everyone has a story to tell. Every investor seems to think they...

Published August 15, 2021

Improve Your Credit Score & Get Better Loan Terms 

If you have been trying to get a real estate investment loan, but your current credit score is not good enough to pass the lender's...

No Money Down Topics

Published August 11, 2021

Investing With No Money Down Is Possible

I was sitting in a meeting full of extremely successful real estate investors and the topic of what beginning investors want to know came up. ...

Pine Financial - Rental Property

Published August 10, 2021

6 Reasons Owning Rental Property is a Smart Decision

How would you like to become a millionaire? There is a reason more millionaires either hold their wealth in real estate or made their wealth...

Pine Financial - Stock Market

Published July 15, 2021

What Makes Real Estate A Great Investment 

“I just can’t find the deals!”  Another investor complains. Yeah… I know.  I have heard.  The truth is, it is hard to find deals, but...

Pine Financial Group - Foreclosures

Published June 8, 2021

Certain Experts Suggest Foreclosures Will Increase

Foreclosures are coming! Many experts believe that we will see waves of foreclosures starting in September. Although I do not agree, I want to be...

Business Reputation

Published May 12, 2021

Keeping Commitments Is Key To Building A Solid Reputation

Do you know anyone who rarely follows through on what they say?  Are they successful or do they struggle?  I bet I know the answer....

buying a foreclosure

Published April 27, 2021

An Introduction To Foreclosures

Are you looking for money-making real estate deals? If so, the word foreclosure probably makes you think of opportunity.  What Are Foreclosure Homes? Foreclosure homes...

Pine Financial - Buying Foreclosure

Published April 22, 2021

What To Expect When Buying Foreclosures

You can make millions as a foreclosure investor. Many people do. The key to investing in foreclosures with success is understanding the process and then...

investing in a pre-foreclosure

Published April 20, 2021

What Does Foreclosure Mean For Real Estate Investors?

When you hear the word foreclosure, do you think of opportunity? If you are like me, you are always on the hunt for money-making real...

buying foreclosed homes

Published April 15, 2021

How To Find Foreclosures – 5 Surefire Ways

"Kevin, you have to help me find more deals!" One of my best clients complains to me over a beer. He is still closing one...

Pine Financial - Appraisal Gap

Published April 13, 2021

It’s A Seller’s Market: Here’s What You Need To Know

The real estate market seems to be hot everywhere I look. Shortages in inventory, paired with very favorable interest rates continue to drive real estate...

direct mail marketing

Published April 13, 2021

How To Find Off Market Real Estate Deals

Are you finding that it is difficult to find profitable real estate deals? You are not alone. With the market being as hot as it...

how to make money in real estate

Published April 9, 2021

Make Smart Real Estate Investments By Avoiding These Myths

We have all seen the late-night TV infomercials with the big houses, expensive watches, and fancy cars. Oh yeah, and you can do it part-time...

market opportunity analysis

Published April 8, 2021

Redefining The Competition Through Market Opportunity Analysis

Business opportunities are needed to both start your venture and to grow it. But how do you know what opportunities to pursue? Shouldn't you jump...

Pine Financial - Landlord

Published April 6, 2021

The Roles And Responsibilities Of A Property Manager

Are you getting all you can out of your rentals with as little effort as possible? Property managers not only help reduce your workload, but...

how to make money

Published April 1, 2021

The Stock Market Versus Real Estate: Which Investment Is Better?

I was 22 when I completed my general classes in school and began signing up for finance and business classes. At that point, I owned...

Published March 30, 2021

Tips To Avoid Real Estate Investment Risks

All investments have risk! Even a CD at your bank carries risk as inflation could erode returns, and if inflation surpasses your interest rate, you...

hard money lender

Published March 25, 2021

Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Hard Money Loans

Have you ever used a hammer on a screw? It does not work so well, trust me. Picking the right tool is vital to completing...

fix and flip loan

Published March 23, 2021

Fix and Flip Loans For Beginners: Starting On Track

Have you ever seen the shows Flip This House, Property Brothers, or any of the Flipping series? They're exciting, right? The storyline is always the...

Lower Mortgage

Published March 18, 2021

How Can I Lower My Monthly Mortgage Payments Without Refinancing?

I love the first part of the month. That would be the part of the month when rent is due. More specifically, I love the...

hard money lender

Published March 11, 2021

How To Become A Hard Money Lender

One real estate investor responded, "To have more passive income than expenses." The question asked was, "What is your goal for real estate investing?"  The...

how to make money

Published March 11, 2021

5 Tips To Make Money As A Landlord

When it comes to real estate strategy, I am a big fan of holding property with a long horizon. Whether you like rentals or not,...

Published March 10, 2021

Due Diligence on HOA’s

A few years ago I realized I was missing out on deals because I was holding to the conventional wisdom that Home Owners Associations (HOAs)...

real estate investing

Published March 10, 2021

Is Investing In a 401(k) a Bad Idea?

We are told that investing in retirement plans is a good idea, but can that strategy actually push out your retirement? Although I am a...

Pine Financial - Find Sellers

Published March 9, 2021

How To Find Motivated Sellers For Free: A Definitive Guide

The odds are, you've heard the phrase, "It takes money to make money." However, if I bought into this way of thinking, I would never...

Pine Financial - Financing

Published March 4, 2021

What Is Owner Financing?

Owner financing can mean several different things. However in general, it refers to any time the owner of a house helps the buyer obtain financing....

Published December 9, 2020

How To Buy A Foreclosure: A Definitive Guide

Foreclosure investing is an excellent way to buy deeply discounted properties and profit big! When real estate investors think about foreclosures, they think opportunity! What...

Published December 9, 2020

Is Owner Financing Like Rent To Own? Exploring Distinctions

Rent to own was one of my favorite ways to buy houses and sell houses when I was getting started at the ripe age of...

Published December 9, 2020

Hard Money Vs Soft Money: Determining Which Is Better

Every type of loan comes with its advantages and disadvantages. It is extremely important as a real estate investor to understand the different types of...

Published December 9, 2020

Is Owner Financing Safe? Its Pros And Cons

I was standing with Julie. We were in the living room of her 3-bedroom rental property, discussing options to help her sell this house. This...

Published December 9, 2020

Refinancing Homes With Bad Credit – Exploring Your Options

“Mortgage rates hit a record low… again!” A common headline in business news.  But how do you take advantage of the amazing opportunity low rates...

Refinancing Topics

Published December 3, 2020

What Is Refinancing: A Guide To Refinancing Rental Property

Don gets up from my dining room table and packs up a large file of papers.  Since COVID is in full effect he reaches over...

Published November 20, 2020

The Potential Disadvantages Of Refinancing Your Home

Record low interest rates creates yet another refinance boom. Banks and brokers benefit big time but what about you and me? Just because you lower...

Published May 12, 2020

Forbearance: Is It A Good Idea?

Don't do it!! Don't you dare do it!!" Some strong advice from a passionate financial expert. Barry Habib was discussing forbearance plans in a recent...

Published April 12, 2020

IS REAL ESTATE HEADED FOR A SOFT LANDING?

Finally, a nice enough morning that I get sit on the balcony, drink my coffee and get caught up with the craziness the media is...

fix and flips

Published April 9, 2020

PERSONAL FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT DO ONE TODAY!

In order to reach the top of the real estate investing mountain, you're going to want, and need to utilize all the tools available to...

Published March 12, 2020

Investment Secrets – Only 2%

Last month Pine Financial Group hosted the 2020 Minnesota Real Estate Investor Success Summit, it was a great event and we had our best turn...

fix and flips

Published February 13, 2020

Refinancing Perils: Keeping The Property When Flip Is A Flop

I was young and inexperienced, but I was convinced I was unstoppable. I had a lot of energy and motivation. The house was in Arvada,...

hard money lender

Published February 11, 2020

Newsletter

Happy New Year!! How is your goal setting going? I really enjoy looking back on the year and analyzing how I did and what I...

Published December 18, 2019

Personal Expectations: High Performance And Happiness

You expect too much," my girlfriend tells me for the 2nd time in less than a week. We were not fighting, but she let me...

Published November 11, 2019

Constant Improvement – A Hero’s Vital Trait

And there she is, saving the day again! She always turns the toughest situations into a winning situation. How does she do it? We all...

Published October 14, 2019

Beating The iBuyer

Being so close to Halloween, I thought I would write the scariest article to real estate investors and Realtors that I could think of. iBuyers...

Published September 11, 2019

How “Price Fixes Everything” And Beat Everything Else

"I need your help!!! What can you do?" A desperate female voice was on the other end of the line. I could tell that her...

Published August 9, 2019

When To Sell A House

Taking the idea of trying to time the market out of the equation, how do you know when the best time is to sell a...

Published July 11, 2019

Improving Seller Calls

It was a fall Sunday morning before a Denver Bronco game. I was playing fantasy football and desperately wanted to watch the pregame shows to...

Published June 12, 2019

Debt And Equity

Strategies to fund your next real estate purchase: As a hard money lender, I get calls daily from real estate investors wanting help funding their...

Published April 17, 2019

Alligator Skin: The Sure-Fire Way to Self-Improvement

I was holding my new born daughter, Maddie, on a spring night in 2008. The house was quiet, and I left her room dark as...

Published March 29, 2019

BIG TAX BENEFITS? Qualified Opportunity Zones

I received another call last week about someone wanting to invest in an Opportunity Zone (OZ). I asked "Why?" and they said, "To save on...

Published November 7, 2018

The Single Member LLC – Should I Use One?

Correct use of entities in a real estate investing business is one of the most common mistakes I see investors making. A Single Member Limited...

Published August 8, 2018

What Should I Invest In? An Answer from the Expert

Do you want to know what is going to give you the best return on your investment? A while back, I was asked to participate...

Published July 10, 2018

Avoid These 5 Property Valuation Mistakes To Nail Your ARV

The biggest reason fix and flip investors lose money is they make mistakes estimating the after repaired value (ARV). Getting the value and the repair...

Published December 11, 2017

The Evolution Of My Investing Strategy

Written by Justin Cooper: My investing strategy has evolved over time and I fully expect it to continue to evolve.  I think I got interested...

Published November 8, 2017

4 Ways To Wholesale Real Estate

Want to invest in real estate with no financial risk and no money or credit?  Wholesaling houses is a popular choice.  I personally think wholesaling...

Published September 13, 2017

Three Ways To Increase Property Values

Real estate investors live and die by their ability to add value. With no added value, there are no profits. This is true with any...

Published August 9, 2017

Investment Criteria of a Beginning Real Estate Investor

Focusing on property features alone is a quick way to the grave of your real estate career.  I think this is an easy concept to...

Published July 13, 2017

Relationships with a Portfolio Lender: How Important Is It?

Do you have aspirations of owning a real estate empire?  Do you dream about being able to retire and live the life of your dreams...

Published June 15, 2017

4 Easy Ways to Increase Profits and Your Rentals

Cha-Ching!  It's the first week of the month and time to cash these checks. It is not always easy, but I love owning rentals; especially...

Published February 28, 2017

Building Your Investment Team

As you start your real estate investing business or continue to grow as an investor you will soon learn that building a solid team is...

Published January 30, 2017

3 Pitfalls When Buying Property From Wholesalers

Derek and I have been friends since high school.  Derek approached me last year and said he wants to be a real estate investor and...

Published December 27, 2016

Sure Fire Tenant Screening

Aside from negotiating and sales, tenant screening is the most profitable skill a landlord can have.  Why do I say that?  Because if you don’t...

Published December 7, 2016

3 Easy Ways To Increase Cash Flow By Reducing Expenses

For some small business owners it is important that they try to keep expenses down.   Large overhead and lack of cash flow is the single...

Published November 29, 2016

Are You Treating Your Real Estate Investing As A Business?

Although it is likely that no one will ever see it, it is essential that you create a business plan for your real estate business. ...

Published November 21, 2016

Using Credit Partners

Sometimes you need partners to get deals done in this business.  We talk to people almost daily that want to get involved with real estate...

Published November 14, 2016

Multi-family vs Single-family: Which is Better?

It reminds me of the old Miller Lite commercials;  "Less Filling!"  "Tastes great!,"  the constant debate on what is a better investment, multifamily/small apartments or...

Published November 1, 2016

Using Rent to Own as an Exit Strategy

As we hit the colder months real estate investors are starting to get anxious about the properties they have on the market.  With this anxiety...

Published August 22, 2016

Cash on Cash Return & Return on Investment

What Is The Difference and Which One is Better?​ How do you compare two investment properties side by side to determine which is the best...

Published July 25, 2016

Following Up on Seller Leads

How would your life change if you were able to convert ten percent more of your leads into deals?  It is easy to do and...

Published July 11, 2016

How to Write Your Offers as a Wholesaler

The biggest mistakes I see beginning wholesalers make is the way they write their contracts.  It is very important that you know what your exit...

Published July 5, 2016

Top 5 Money Making Tips For Landlords

I am a big fan of holding property with a long horizon.  Whether you like rentals or not, it is one investment, that given enough...

Published May 4, 2016

Double Closing a Short Sale

Of course I need to start by admitting that I am not an attorney even though I did almost go to school to become one. ...

Published April 7, 2016

4 Ways To Buy Rentals With No Down Payment

I got home from a party at about 3:00 am hungry for some leftover chicken wings, so I threw them in the microwave and sat...

Published January 8, 2016

PORTFOLIO LENDERS: The scary truth about this necessary resource

Do you have aspirations of owning a real estate empire?  Do you dream about being able to retire and live the life of your dreams...

Published December 8, 2015

Using No Money Down To Control Millions In Real Estate

I was 25 years old and had a handful of rentals.  My goal was to buy as many rentals as I could and live off...

Published October 15, 2015

6 Ways To Find Sellers For Free: Finding Great Deals!

"It takes money to make money" I am sure you have never heard that.  If I bought into this way of thinking, I would never...

Published August 18, 2015

Jefferson Park Home Market Taking A Bump – Pine Construction

Jefferson Park is getting another 18 new townhomes. Dublin Development plans to start work this fall on a $6 million townhome project near 28th Avenue...

Published July 9, 2015

Potential Deal: Why ROI Is Not The Only Variable To Consider

Would you be happy if you found an investment that would return 40% a year? Most investors would say yes to this question.  Now, does...

Published June 11, 2015

6 Questions To Ask Before You Hire A Property Manager

Being a landlord can be an agonizing and very rewarding business. I have been a landlord for over 14 years and currently have 55 rental...

Published May 20, 2015

3 Ways To Find Motivated Sellers On A Short Budget

“Sorry Ryan.  I know it will be fun, but I can’t go because I don’t have the money.” This was a response to my friends...

Published April 24, 2015

The Rules When Buying a Negative Cash Flow Property

Sometimes buying a property that has negative cash flow makes a lot of sense. This is especially true in the commercial space, but there could...

Published January 28, 2015

Buy a House and Leave Closing with a Check

The first time I did this I purchased a rental and left the closing with a check for $21,000. Things have changed a lot since...

Published December 12, 2014

5 Ways to Increase Rental Cash Flow

How would you like to give yourself a raise before the Holidays? Owning rental property is awesome for a lot of reasons, including the ability...

Published October 8, 2014

Can you do what others can’t?

“I can’t find deals!” In almost every live class we do I hear the same thing. My response is typically… “Well, where are you looking?”...

Published September 25, 2014

What are you Asking Yourself?

You are where you are today partly because of the questions you ask yourself.  Your success is determined by many things, taking action being at...

Published June 17, 2014

Wholesaling Terms Deals: A Creative Way To Generate Instant Cash

About 13 years ago I got home from a night out with friends.  It was after 2am and I was not tired so I turned...

Published May 19, 2014

Two Ways to Increase Cash Flow on Your Rentals

We joke in the office once every four weeks or so about how much we love the first week of each month.  The rent comes...

Published May 6, 2014

Should you pay off your rental properties early?

When I started buying rental property a few years ago I financed them all with 30 year mortgages.  I wanted to create the most cash...

Published April 24, 2014

When should you get your real estate license?

A common question we get is if a new or experienced investor should take the time to get their real estate license.  I think this...

Published March 10, 2014

Lease Options For Loan: How To Help Your Tenant Get A Loan

Because homeownership is often less expensive than rent, we could see some of our rent-to-own tenant buyers start trying to execute their options.  If you...

Published February 14, 2014

Real Estate Gap Funding: A Great Way To Lose Money 

One of the large mentorship programs - and star of a reality TV house flipping show - preaches debt stacking your real estate deals to...

Published January 16, 2014

Denver Investor’s Real Estate Round Table 1/21/14

You don't want to miss this invaluable networking and learning opportunity! This is our most popular meeting of the year. This meeting has produced more...

Published January 15, 2014

Four Legs of Success: Without them your table will fall

The investor you look up to seems to have it all.  He or she is doing multiple deals a month, they drive a nice car,...

Published May 2, 2013

Hard Money Questions and Answers

Have questions about Hard Money? Check out this video that walks you through the top questions asked of hard money lenders including: how much will...

Published March 29, 2013

By the Numbers – Analyzing Rental Properties

If you know me you know that I love rental property and believe that it should play a role in most people’s long term wealth...

Published January 17, 2013

Are You Working For Yourself or Investing In Real Estate?

If you fix and flip properties you are often considered a real estate investor. In fact if someone asks you what you do for a living...

Published October 15, 2012

Making Money With Your Rolodex

The most undervalued piece of many investor’s business is their rolodex. In fact, it is often so undervalued that most investors don’t even have one...

Published June 21, 2012

Tax Considerations for Real Estate Investors

Now that tax season is over it is time to start planning for next year. Check out this article produced from our attorney friend Stephanie...

Published May 30, 2012

Is Investing Out Of State A Good Idea?

There are tremendous cash flow deals out of state.  That is probably why there is more and more interest in expanding your investment options.    For...

Published April 25, 2012

Real Estate Profits With No Credit Or Money

Using the Double Close is a great way to wholesale property with no cash or credit.  All you need is a good deal and a...

Published March 21, 2012

Partnering with your Self-Directed IRA

Here is an article that our friends at New Direction IRA wrote for us a while back… Many people don’t know that an IRA (or...

Published February 19, 2012

How I Raised $2 Million In Private Money

Learn one little tip that helped me raise more than $2 million in private money from one person.  Also be sure to join me in...

Published December 13, 2011

Freddie Mac Amends Short Sale Affidavit Policy

Everyone knows what Short Sales are, right? It is the process homeowners have to go through if they want to sell their property for less...

Published December 5, 2011

Why You Should Never Invest In Large Cap Stocks

I am not a big fan of the stock market even though Steph and I do have some stock investments.   I keep hearing more and...

Published November 15, 2011

Wholesaling Vs Bird-Dogging

Many experts will tell you that wholesaling is the best way to getting into the real estate business.  In fact, I have said this same...

Published September 13, 2011

How To Be Bankable With A Low Credit Score

bank·a·ble:  1. Acceptable to or at a bank; 2. Guaranteed to bring profit As investors, we hear and see all of the opportunities related to...

Published August 30, 2011

Get Paid When You Buy A House

We have all heard the term “you make your money when you buy and collect it when you sell”.  It is like a job, you...

Published July 8, 2011

Invest in Vodka and Retire Rich???

Who would have thought that Vodka could pay for your retirement?  An idea like this should be left to people with money to lose, as...

Published June 7, 2011

The Biggerpockets.com Video Interview Ft. Kevin Amolsch

Must see interview with Joshua Dorkin of http://www.biggerpockets.com and Kevin Amolsch, founder of Pine Financial Group.  Discussing hard money loans, landlording and how to acquire investment...

Published June 2, 2011

The Video I Had To Share

I was looking at a real estate finance blog this morning and came across this video.  I absolutely loved the video and wanted to share...

Published March 1, 2011

Buying Foreclosures Subject-to

With the number of foreclosures and upcoming foreclosures it is important to understand different strategies to profit from them.  If you are looking to build...

Published February 8, 2011

Can Sellers Stop You From Selling Or Refinancing Their Property?

The title says it all.  That is exactly what is happening and it is becoming even more common.  This is all part of the banks...

Published February 1, 2011

FHA – Flipping Property Rule Change

In case you have not heard there has been some excited news from FHA recently.   They are again waiving their anti-flipping rule for another year. ...

Published December 8, 2010

Ways To Triple Your Chances Of Your Tenant Buyer Closing

Several of us have had properties that were scheduled to be fixed and flipped and are now fixed and… well let’s just say not flipped. ...

Published November 30, 2010

Analyze Apartment Buildings In 3 Minutes

Between the years 2010 and 2015 many banks will be forced to foreclose and liquidate a portion of their commercial holdings.  The reason for this...

Published October 1, 2010

Taking Title of Your Investment Property

I recently gave a presentation on this topic at our Colorado Springs Investors Happy Hour; as often as it happens I am always surprised when...

Published August 28, 2010

4 High Risk Tenants To Watch Out For

I manage over 20 properties right now and spend less than 4 hours a week and am even reducing that.   Right now is a great...

Published August 16, 2010

The 3 Most Cost-Effective Ways To Find Motivated Sellers

When I was first getting into this business over eight years ago I was working my way through college and did not have much money.  ...