Should you pay off your mortgage?

What Is Leverage In Real Estate? Greek philosopher Archimedes once said:  “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” If you’re a home owner, then you’re well aware of what it means to use leverage in real estate. Leverage allowed you to borrow money to […]

Going from a Bad Flip to purchasing 4 additional SFR (part 2)

Sell or Rent Mulberry When putting the Mulberry house on the market, my realtor wanted sole rights to represent me in advertising/selling my property. We agreed and signed a contract that he would be the only realtor that could sell the property for the next 4 months. To have an escape clause, I negotiated an […]

So what is it that the wealthy know that the rest of us don’t?

#1 – Cash Flow One of the biggest advantages real estate creates for earners is passive cash flow. Most of us go through our entire careers focusing on and growing only one stream of income, our active/earned income. Here’s a cash flow example from an active real estate investor: If you put down $50,000 to buy a rental […]

Purchasing my first SFH while serving overseas.

How it all Began I joined the Foreign Service back in July 2002 which now seems like a lifetime ago. Prior to that, I severed in the USMC and never really had a lot of disposable income. In 2004, I remember while being assigned to U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv as a young single Foreign Service […]

Have you ever heard of a Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA)?

These investments grow tax-deferred; so, earnings can compound faster than they could outside of the account. The IRS allows a wide variety of investments choices for these accounts and the one that attracted me the most is real estate. Real estate. Undeveloped or raw land. Promissory notes. Tax lien certificates. Gold, silver and other precious […]

Introduction to JCORE Partners

I’m currently working on another guide specifically for FSO’s that compares the Pros/Cons in investing in the Stock Market, Single Family, and Multifamily. Once its ready, I’ll share that with you as well. If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to reach out to me at

6 Amazing Reasons You’ll Love Passively Investing in Multifamily

When I speak about investing in multifamily real estate, many people do not even know that there are options available to invest in these investment vehicles. For the longest time, I never even considered the idea of large apartments deals since I didn’t have the capital or experience to purchase a multifamily complex. I was […]