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Ruth Lyons, Contributor

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Disenfranchised with the high cost and lack of choices offered in her 401K, Ruth moved her retirement savings to a Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) in 2015 and purchased three rental properties that continually deliver 13.9% ROI annually. Discovering that real estate investing was not only profitable, but also a lot of fun, Ruth has continued to build a personal portfolio of buy-and-hold properties, as well as doing 2-3 fix-and-flips per year. A licensed REALTOR in Maryland, Ruth loves helping other investors find and acquire income-producing real estate assets. Ruth holds an MS in Finance from Johns Hopkins School of Business (1991) and a Business Management degree from University of Maryland (1984).

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  • Nov

    21

    2019

    House Flipping

    Successful house flipping is as much a business endeavor as a real estate investing strategy. Here are six key aspects of profitable flipping.

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  • Nov

    18

    2019

    How to Break Up With Your Real Estate Agent

    Unhappy with your real estate agent or unsure of their responsibilities? Here's how to break up with your real estate agent -- without drama.

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  • Oct

    31

    2019

    Hard Money Loans

    A hard money loan is a short-term financing option that real estate investors use to buy and rehab an investment property.

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  • Oct

    30

    2019

    The Most Complete Home Maintenance Checklist to Keep Your Biggest Investment in Top Shape

    Print out this homeowner maintenance checklist to keep your home in its best condition to prevent middle-of-the-night emergencies and expensive repairs.

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  • Sep

    30

    2019

    What's Up With Those "We Buy Houses for Cash" Signs?

    Real estate investors can get great deals from wholesalers. You just need to understand what to expect as the buyer.

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  • Sep

    20

    2019

    Should I Invest in Stocks or Real Estate?

    Should you invest in stock or real estate? The two are very different. If you understand these five key differences, you'll know which is a …

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  • Sep

    6

    2019

    Real Estate Financing

    Investing in property requires a lot of capital. Most investors use some form of real estate financing. Are you familiar with these 12 funding sources?

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  • Sep

    3

    2019

    Is Real Estate Crowdfunding a Good Investment?

    Crowdfunded real estate is a relatively new way for people to get into real estate investing. But is it a path you should pursue?

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