Brad Taylor

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About Brad Taylor

Brad is a driven and well rounded professional with a diverse background in business, technology, operations, management and Real Estate. His international experience began while serving in the United States Military. Since that time he has lived and worked in the US, Asia and Europe thereby adding to his skills and knowledge. Brad considers himself to be an entrepreneur and attributes much of his success to many sources such as great mentors, his family and having a passion for life and learning. He believes the key to success in any business is leadership teamwork and flexibility.

Podcast Episode 3 – Cashflow VS Appreciation

By | October 22nd, 2015|* All Post *, Podcast|

Buying for Cash Flow vs. Appreciation When you set out to purchase a rental property, you’re first thought should be how you are going to make money with this property? You can make money in a few ways with rental properties: cash flow, appreciation, equity build, tax benefits, amortization of the loan… But let’s look at [...]

Podcast Episode 2 – Advantages of a 1031 Exchange

By | October 2nd, 2015|* All Post *, 1031 Exchanges, Podcast|

In this podcast Brad and Scott Fong (President and Founder of SIFF) talk about 1031 Tax deferred Exchanges and how they can potentially increase your investment returns by as much as 50% or more. If you have ever thought about using a 1031 exchange or would like to know more we recommend listening to this [...]

Online Home Value Estimates, Accurate?

By | September 11th, 2015|General Topics|

Don’t Rely Too Much on That Online Home Value Estimate Most homebuyers begin their search online, looking to sites such as Zillow, Trulia and Redfin for house-hunting intelligence, including all-important home values. But those online price estimates might be little more than an algorithm’s best guess, and perhaps not even a particularly good one, at [...]

2015 Real Estate Appreciation

By | August 14th, 2015|* All Post *, Real Estate Market Trends, Real Estate Tips, Recommended, Selling|

In an article by kiplinger in January of 2015, they forecast that home prices nationally will rise by 3.5% around mid to late 2015, at the low end of the historical range of 3% to 5% annual appreciation (before inflation). They also expect existing-home sales to increase 8% in 2015 (after declining 2% in [...]

Does Your Real Estate Agent Have Your Best Interest In Mind?

By | July 30th, 2015|* All Post *, Recommended, Selling, Videos|

In this clip from Freakonomics, authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner discuss how incentives influence behavior and ask the question: Does your real estate agent really have your best interest in mind? There are many great Brokers and Realtors out there, but this video poses an interesting question. We simply suggest doing your homework and due [...]

Is Your Property Manager Increasing Your ROI?

By | July 17th, 2015|* All Post *, Property Management, Real Estate Tips|

Most investors would be surprised that not all property managers are great at what they do, but is yours one of them? Is your property manager increasing your ROI? or just spending your money?  We should also say, that for every bad management company, there are many good ones. If you own investment real estate a [...]

The “7” Most Common Investor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.

By | June 23rd, 2015|* All Post *, Real Estate Tips, Recommended|

After years of Investing and working with clients we have identified the (7) most common traps or mistakes which many real estate investors fall into. In this article we will show you not only how to avoid them, but how to do the opposite, and grow your Real Estate income the smart way for lasting [...]

Should You keep Your Real Estate?

By | April 24th, 2015|* All Post *|

Over the years we have realized that most Real Estate Investors do not know how well their properties are performing (or not performing). Every property is different, and to calculate returns requires key information such as cash flow, current value, purchase price, exit costs, etc. Stocks and Mutual Funds are easily analyzed because their value [...]