Darin Garman

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    • Real Estate Broker Scammed Out of Millions

      Guess who I got an email from? The dignitary from Africa needing to get eighteen million dollars out of the country and not only that, out of all the people in the U.S. he chose me to help him.And…If I do decide to help him I will get a fee for this of 10% or $1.8 million dollars! Wow, what a great deal?Of course this is spam (scam) email that I am talking about here and there is no dignitary and there is no money. It is all part of a scam that has been around the internet since its early days of internet.However, the problem is…

    • Real Estate’s ‘No Taxes Due’ Loophole

      In some of those conversations I have been having lately – I talk about the property, what the cash flows are looking like and what the expected returns would be for potential apartment and commercial investments. During a lot of our email exchanges one of the things that many of the investors touched upon was that the profit and return is really ACTUALLY going to be smaller than I think because I will need to pay Uncle Sam a nice chunk of that profit in capital gains tax once the property does sell.According to many of you that will notch those returns down a bit…But here is the good…

    • Ideas To Rescue Your Investment Goals & Resolutions

      Resolve comes easily on December 31st. By February or March of the New Year, the investing and real estate investing resolutions made by investors are in disarray, compromised, abandoned. And the resolute determination to make this year, finally, the year you stick to ‘em, forgotten altogether.This blog post is not about making you feel guilty over this abandonment. Instead, it is about the real reasons resolutions and the determination to achieve them are lost, year after year after year, and how to change – yet this year – and get on track to systematically set and achieve new goals.Of course, I…

    • Blood Boiling Property Management Issues

      Investors I meant to share with you that this past summer on Memorial Day I was working. Yeah, I realize that Memorial Day was back in May but I was working that day.Doing on site property inspections.I find that holidays are a good time to do inspections of the properties since you get a real look at how things REALLY go when all of the residents are around. Plus it keeps my property managers on their toes.Property Inspection RevealedWell, on this particular Memorial Day I inspected one of our 40+ unit properties and found the conditions of the common areas to…

    • Property Management Key To Successful Commercial Investments

      Rumor has it that my picture is on a few dart boards. With plenty of darts stuck in that picture. It would not surprise me. You see when it comes to investment real estate I tend to have very high expectations from the people that I deal with and I have no problem in letting them know what my expectations are.That can make a guy like me a little difficult to deal with when I have a habit of telling it like it is. Especially when it comes to managing the day to day operations of the investment properties that my investment partners and I…

    • 8 Big Ideas To Rescue Investment Resolutions

      Resolve comes easily on December 31st.By March of the new year, the resolutions made are in disarray, compromised, abandoned. And the resolute determination to make this year, finally, the year you stick to ‘em, forgotten altogether.This email is not about making you feel guilty over this abandonment. Instead, it is about the real reasons resolutions and the determination to achieve them are lost, year after year after year, and how to change – yet this year – and get on track to systematically set and achieve new goals.Of course, I am talking about INVESTMENT GOALS!….Big Idea #1: you can’t achieve new investment…

    • First Apartment Investment Is The Most Important

      You probably would not be surprised if I told you that a large amount of my time is dealing with investors looking to invest in their FIRST good investment real estate opportunity.Either as a sole investor in the property or as one of my investment partners. The reality of this is this apartment investment that they are going to make is really their most important investment.Whether they are investing $200,000 or $20,000 it IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INVESTMENT.How so?This first apartment investment established what I call the “BASE” to grow your wealth and from this first apartment can come many…

    • One Question Too Many Investors Fail To Ask A Coach

      The question that I am talking about is simply this: “Have you ever lost money in any of the investments that you have been involved in?”It’s a question that more investors need to be asking. It is also what I consider “The Question” that when answered will tell you a lot about with respect to who you are thinking of investing your money with, what you are considering investing in and even dealing with a mentor/coach.When the person you are considering having an investment relationship with whether it be an individual, company, etc. answers this one question it will tell…

    • 1031 Investment Real Estate’s “No Taxes Due” Loophole

      Recently chatting with some investors, I talked about a 30+ unit property that was already into a high 9.8% returns, however, we found out just the other day that the profits will actually be a tad more! We will easily be into the double digits on this one.During a lot of our email exchanges one of the things that many of them touched upon was that the profit and return is really going to be smaller than I think because I will need to pay Uncle Sam a nice chunk of that profit in capital gains tax once the property…

    • Real Estate Investment Luck – Fact Or Fiction?

      If you are like me I am a creature of routine. So, this morning started like most mornings for me. My routine on a typical mid-week day is to get my workout in, go and inspect some of the investment properties, get a STRONG coffee at the Starbucks drive thru and stop at the bank to make some rental income deposits. Well this morning while I was doing this here is what happened to me: Happily Happily Happily – LUCKY 1. Found out that a recent property myself and some partners invested in to the tune of $850,000 may be…

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