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Nathan Brooks on Turn-key Real Estate Investments for Members of The Military

Feb 11, 2018
 
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The Two Pillars of Real Estate Investing While In the Military

Dec 17, 2017

Do you ever wonder about your life and your financial situation after the military? Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wish I had another stream of income"?

People come up to me all the time and say things like, “Well, you are lucky because you know what you want to do after the military.” Not true. But I’ll tell what I do know: I know that I never want to be scrambling to find a “job” when I start the transition process.

Transitioning from a military career to civilian career is not easy. Even with all the help we get, the process is often not as successful as we dream it up to be. So what’s my solution?

Create as many streams of passive income as I can before I transition from military life to civilian life.

How? House hacking and Buy and Hold real estate investing with a focus on cash flow.

Two Pillars of Real Estate Investing While in the Military

Cash Flow

Cash flow is essentially anything that is left over from your investment...

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5 Real Estate Investing Strategies Service Members Need To Know

Sep 09, 2017

In the military, we lead super busy lives and are not always privileged with the time to study and learn the secrets of the most of the most successful real estate investors. This causes us to go with the status quo and think that the only way we can make major purchases, or investments, is to go through a bank. However, this could not be further from the truth, and it is time for someone to shed light on the "tips and tricks" other real estate investors have used for decades to leverage funds from different investments to fund future ones. That's why ADPI was born, and we've got your six!

#1 HELOC: Home Equity Line Of Credit
Investing with a HELOC is one of the most powerful ways to invest in Real Estate; especially if you bought your home during your first tour. Owning a home can be like owning your own bank. You have access to almost all the equity you have built up into your home, whether through projects, extra payments, or from the market rising in your area. Much different...

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How I Built a $1.2M Portfolio While Active Duty With the Help of VA Loans

Aug 11, 2017

 

I proudly served 22 exciting years in the Air Force as a calibration technician and laboratory auditor. It provided some of the best experiences in my life. Still, halfway through my career, real estate became more attractive than my military education and training. I began to purchase homes as I moved through assignments and always enjoyed talking about real estate investments. While I loved my country and was proud of my military service, it was easy to see that I had a second agenda in real estate. The military and real estate investments have provided security for my family, and I hope this article will teach other veterans of the opportunities to provide additional security for their families.  

Growing Wealth Through VA Loans

After approximately 10 years in the Air Force, I bought my first home with a VA loan and became intrigued by the success and growth of the housing market. After a divorce, I needed financial help and began renting (house hacking) my...

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Automobile University

Jun 11, 2017

Automobile University - The way I learn

The number one question is always, "where do you find the time?"

I have almost completely stopped listening to music in the car. I treat my commute every day as if it was a college course. Listening to the news or some other dramatic time-wasting content does not cut it anymore. I have become highly selective about how I spend that precious daily hour.

The funny thing is, I always thought that the only way for me to learn something is by taking notes. Something I realized about myself during flight school is that everyone can learn through repetition. For example, for a while it was difficult for me to understand all the details of owning a rental property within a Limited Liability Company (LLC). But after listening to several podcasts explaining why it is important, the concept and all of its supporting arguments began to sink in.

The following list of three podcasts are my "go-to" for real estate investing information.

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