Tag Archives: Investing

Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: Out of State Investing Pros and Cons!

DHREA 19/09/2018

 

In this segment, “The Deacon of Real Estate” Alex Deacon discusses the pros and cons of out-of-state investing. There can be tremendous upside, but is the juice worth the squeeze? The Deacon breaks down how you should be preparing, if planning to invest outside of your state!

 

 

Like what you hear? Join Alex Deacon’s Workshop group on MeetUp.com, and start attending his FREE monthly workshops! It’s a great way to network with over 500 real estate professionals!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
520 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

 

Read More

Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Workshop is this Saturday! Large crowd for Zero Money Down!

DHREA 05/09/2018

 

Saturday’s workshop is trending to be the largest one yet! Not a surprise when the subject matter is buying with ZERO MONEY DOWN!!!

We still have seating available, but don’t wait too long. Come out this Saturday and network with over 40 other investors, while we share some common practices and welcome our special guest speaker, Mark Wolper!

We did mention this event is FREE, right? RSVP at Alex Deacon‘s MeetUp link below, and hope to see you this Saturday!

 

Zero Money Down is not Impossible

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

37 Members Attending

I know it sounds too easy to be true and I often preach that if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. In this case I am confident saying that this can be done regardless if you have been in the business as long as I or if you are new to the business of Real Estate Investing. I am going to show you the step by step process to start your…

Check out this Meetup →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

 

Read More

500 members and counting! A thank you from Alex Deacon.

DHREA 04/09/2018

We hit a milestone this week. I wanted to thank everyone for helping us hit over 500 members. I enjoy doing these workshops and helping educate other fellow investors. Please feel free to invite anyone else to the site and please try not to miss this Saturdays “ZERO MONEY DOWN” Workshop. We are going to cover the simple method of acquiring and building a RE portfolio with zero of your own money.

It sounds easier than it is believe me but its absolutely possible.

See you Saturday!

– Alex Deacon

 

Zero Money Down is not Impossible

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

33 Members Attending

I know it sounds too easy to be true and I often preach that if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. In this case I am confident saying that this can be done regardless if you have been in the business as long as I or if you are new to the business of Real Estate Investing. I am going to show you the step by step process to start your…

Check out this Meetup →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

 

Read More

Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: Why Attend The Alex Deacon Workshops?

DHREA 28/08/2018

 

In Alex Deacon’s latest installment, “The Deacon of Real Estate” discusses why you SHOULD BE attending his FREE workshops!

You can pay an entry fee or some other kind of buy-in somewhere else, and go away without ANY quality information! It happens all the time!

– OR –

You can attend one of Alex Deacon’s Workshops where you can network with other professionals, trade info and best practices, refresh the fundamentals, and much more!

Give this episode a listen and find you why, if you want to be successful, you don’t just WANT to attend Alex Deacon’s Workshops…you NEED to attend Alex Deacon’s Workshops!

 

 

Two weeks away, and we already have 30 Real Estate professionals attending!!! RSVP today and reserve your seat in the room! This is THE workshop you want to attend!

Zero Money Down is not Impossible

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

28 Members Attending

I know it sounds too easy to be true and I often preach that if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. In this case I am confident saying that this can be done regardless if you have been in the business as long as I or if you are new to the business of Real Estate Investing. I am going to show you the step by step process to start your…

Check out this Meetup →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

 

Read More

#TBT: A Pittsburgh Tradition: Isaly’s Skycraper Cones

DHREA 23/08/2018

Isalys

 

Isaly’s has been featured on PBS, the Food Network, and many other media outlets. Numerous books and articles have been written about the history and charm Isaly’s restaurants and, more recently, their world famous “chipped chopped ham”. 

Isaly’s locations sold iconic American treats like chipped chopped ham sandwiches, Klondike bars, and Skyscraper cones. Originating in Mansfield, Ohio, Isaly’s popularity spread quickly to the Steel City area, where the unique treats and delicious ham soon found it’s home among generations of Pittsburghers. Often sliced, or chipped razor-thin, Isaly’s ham has a different texture and flavor from thickly sliced ham that devoted fans know is hard to duplicate.

However, many will reminisce over the legendary Skyscraper Cone.

For a fun trip down memory lane, and a hilarious story regarding the Skyscraper Cone and the secret to the scoop, check out this wonderful article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!

 

For the latest updates on Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Workshops, click the box below and join Alex’s Real Estate group on MeetUp.com! Connect with nearly 500 real estate professionals!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
493 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

 

 

Read More

The Realtor Nation Real Estate Agent Videocast! Ian Hoover interviews Mike Pastor, The Property Whiz!

DHREA 22/08/2018

 

The long awaited return of The Realtor Nation Real Estate Agent Podcast with Ian Hoover is back! In this terrific episode, Ian sits down with Mike Pastor, Operations Manager of The Property Whiz! Focusing on wholesale deals, single rehab projects, and multi-family and commercial rental properties, Ian and Mike use their years of experience to deliver a highly informative conversation you won’t want to miss!

 

 

Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking group on MeetUp.com! We’re SOOOO close to 500 members! Don’t miss out and join today!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
492 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

 

Read More

#TaraMTG Tuesdays: Homebuying Tips For Unmarried Couples

DHREA 21/08/2018

(Every Tuesday we feature a blog from one of our fantastic affiliates, Tara Mortgage Services!)

 

Buying a home with a loved one is an exciting next step. However, home purchases between unmarried couples come with a few challenges. And since buying a home presents a significant financial investment and personal commitment, it’s important to know the challenges you may face before you sign on the dotted line.

Here are five things to plan for when buying a home as an unmarried couple.

Have an Honest Talk About Finances:

Even if you have already rented an apartment together and think you’re fairly familiar with your partner’s finances, it’s important to have a formal discussion about it. Make sure you talk about financial history, debt from credit cards, personal loans, school loans, or any other obligations.

 

FICO scores and income are other important details to know. Of course, if there are any financial factors that you kept private, this would be the time to share it. Once you begin the home loan application, all will come to light anyway –might as well be honest about it all now and start your home buying dreams on the right foot.

If it turns out that one of you has poor credit, as a couple, you may decide to work on repairing the credit before applying for a home loan. Likewise, as a couple, you might decide that the partner with good credit will apply on their own.

Decide How the House Payments will be Split:

You may already have a system in place for deciding who pays which bill. However, a mortgage payment may change that. Besides, the mortgage payment, you also need to decide how to split the down-payment and closing costs. There’s also emergency house repairs and ongoing maintenance to consider.

After deciding, you may want to consider writing a plan with a real estate attorney. This will help to keep things in order as well as and help make sure that each partner holds up to their homeownership commitment.

Some couples find it helpful to have a joint bank account dedicated to home-related expenses while keeping their other funds separate.

Know Your Homeownership Options:

Sharing the mortgage of the home does not automatically mean that each partner is on the title as well. Laws vary according to state but generally speaking, you’ll have three options when it comes to the title of the house.

  1. Joint Tenancy – Both partners own the property equally. In the case of death, the other partner inherits the other’s stake and owns the entire property.
  2. Tenancy In Common – Each own a specified percentage of the property. However, if something happens to one, the ownership interest transfer to whoever is specified in a living will or trust. If there is no will or trust, then goes to the next of kin — not the significant other.
  3. Sole Owner – It might make more sense for a single person to be on the title, especially if only one is on the mortgage. However, know that if you ’re paying for the home but aren’t listed on the title, it’s unlikely that you’ll able to deduct the mortgage interest on your taxes.

Consider the Future:

Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years? Think you’ll move for a job opportunity? What about starting a family –do you see yourself having kids soon? These changes can change everything and should be part of your decision-making process when buying a home. Typically, it takes about 5 years to build equity so you’ll want to discuss plans with your partner before deciding on a specific house.

Have a Plan B:

Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t turn out as you hope, and owning a home as a couple when you’re not a couple any longer can present some challenges We recommend drawing up a partnership agreement, similar to a prenup, to detail what happens to the home in the event of a split.

Remember, there are no legal protections between home purchases between unmarried couples. Avoid or at least minimize risk to each of you as a couple by going into the home purchase with a written agreement.

Despite the additional challenges, buying a home as a couple is an excellent investment for both of your futures! With some preparation and honest discussion, you and your partner will be prepared to take this next exciting step.

Whether married or unmarried, the home buying process begins the same way –getting pre-approved! Apply securely and quickly using our online application, and contact our office for more live assistance in buying a home as a couple.

 

Be the 500th Real Estate Professional to join Alex Deacon’s Networking Workshop group on MeetUp.com! Click the box below!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
489 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

 

 

Read More

The Realtor Nation Real Estate Podcast: Ian Hoover sits down with Mike Pastor

DHREA 17/08/2018

 

The long awaited return of The Realtor Nation Real Estate Agent Podcast with Ian Hoover is back! In this terrific episode, Ian sits down with Mike Pastor, the Operations Manager of The Property Whiz in Pittsburgh, PA! Focusing on wholesale deals, single rehab projects, and multi-family and commercial rental properties, Ian and Mike use their years of experience to deliver a highly informative conversation you won’t want to miss!

 

 

Don’t be left on the outside looking in! Join Alex Deacon’s HUGE Real Estate Workshop group today!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
488 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

 

 

Read More

Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: The Magic of Appreciation

DHREA 16/08/2018

 

We all love appreciation, but do we love the right appreciation? In this segment, Alex Deacon breaks down the magic of financial appreciation and compound interest. So get your notepads out and get ready to do some math! “The Deacon of Real Estate” is ready to crunch numbers and help show you where appreciation really matters!

 

Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Workshop on Meetup.com! We’re almost at 500 professionals!!!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
488 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

 

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

 

Read More

Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: Don’t Worry…The Market WILL Crash!

DHREA 14/08/2018

 

In this segment, Alex Deacon discusses the rumored market crash that has real estate professionals buzzing. But, just as the saying goes, “opinions are like you know what, and rumors can be the same.” Or…something like that. 😉

However, Alex does see some parallels to the 2008 crash. Rather than speculate, “The Deacon of Real Estate” explains why a crash wouldn’t necessarily be the worst thing, if you know how to position yourself correctly. You won’t want to miss this highly informative session!

 

 

Network with Alex and nearly 500 other real estate professionals! Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Workshops group on MeetUp.com today!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
487 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

 

Read More