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Amazing Tips on Turning Real Estate Into a Real Fortune

Finding success in real estate requires more than simply buying low and selling high.

say that it’s the greatest way to create real wealth and financial freedom.
These six tycoons and members of The Oracles suggest how you can invest $100,000 or start with nothing.
1. Start small.

Although I’m a businessman first, I've always been a part-time real-estate investor. You can do both, too. Have a business or career that creates positive cash flow, which you can diversify into part-time real estate investing. I've done it for many years.

If you’ve never invested in real estate, start small and don’t use all your money. No one's ever looked back and said, "My first deal was my best." You’ve got to learn how to read the contracts, build your network of specialists—for example, lawyers and realtors—and develop a good eye for it. This only comes from experience.

The beauty of real estate is that you can learn the ropes while starting small: find some cheap properties, like…
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After experimenting with a career in the music industry, Sidney Torres changed course and started working for a construction company. It was then that, with help from his grandmother, he bought his first property in an up-and-coming neighborhood in his hometown of New Orleans.

He profited from his first flip, used the proceeds to buy a property next door and never looked back. Today, the self-made millionaire has developed more than $250 million in commercial and residentialreal estate.

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Patrick Kavanagh Chicago | Activist wants a real estate play at HBC

Hudson’s Bay Co. should close and redevelop the stores it owns if it can’t operate profitably as a retailer, according to a U.S. activist investor who revealed his interest on Monday.

“Hudson’s Bay is a real estate company, full stop,” reads the public letter to HBC’s board of directors from Jonathan Litt, founder and chief investment officer of Land & Buildings Investment Management, LLC, based in Stamford, Conn.
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“If there is a smarter and better use of any or all of the locations, stores should be closed and redeveloped and put towards their optimal use,” reads the letter from Litt.

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