RESOURCESA personal note from Dana Ash-McGinty
I created this list of resources for use with your real estate investing ventures.
I have personally used or worked with clients that have used the products and tools below. I hope these can be of assistance in your real estate journey as well.
If you have any question about which tool to use, feel free to contact me. I’m happy to help!
Note: Since I share real estate investing strategies with awesome people like you, naturally my content may contain an affiliate link for products me and my clients use and love. If you take action (i.e. purchase, subscribe) after clicking one of these links, I’ll earn some coffee money which I promise to drink (with a shot of Baileys) while creating more helpful content and resources.
Did you know? 90% of Top Mortgage Lenders use the FICO® Scoring System. I have experimented with multiple online companies to get credit scores. MyFico has been the only online source that provides the same scores that mortgage lenders use. This so very helpful with knowing exactly where you stand before meeting with a mortgage lender.
Credit Firm, one of the oldest and most trusted credit companies in the nation, will provide you with a FREE credit consultation. The credit consultation includes a review of your credit report and a step by step ACTION PLAN indicating the necessary steps to improve your credit in order to achieve your goal.
Credit Saint is a BBB accredited credit restoration company. There are 3 different levels of service to fit your personal situation. All service options includes assistance with reported late payments, charge-offs, collections, and identify theft. Best yet, you will first receive a FREE credit evaluation and all programs come with Credit Saint’s 90-day Money Back Guarantee.
American Debt Enders
American Debt Enders is led by Steven Ciantro, a Certified Credit Counselor dedicated to helping people lead a debt free life. In addition to offering Free Credit Counseling, American Debt Enders offers multiple debt relief programs and solutions. Although I’m not the biggest fan of most debt consolidation strategies or bankruptcy, there are circumstances when you may want to consider these options. American Debt Enders provides assistance with issues such as; personal debt management, tax debt relief, and bankruptcy for anyone oppressed by debt and wanting to know all of their options.
Rent Report Team
Rent Report Team will verify with your property manager / landlord that you make your rental payments on time each month and then directly report that information on your credit report. Within 15 days your credit score can increase by as much as 25-50 points using the Rent Report Team service. One of the most under utilized tactics is to add your rental history to your credit report to improve your credit score. Rent Report Team is a rent-reporting service that can get your credit reports to reflect your rent payments fairly easily.
The Total Money Makeover by: Dave Ramsey
After years of hearing about The Total Money Makeover, I finally grabbed myself a copy and read the whole book in one night. Since, then I have definitely been a real Dave Ramsey fan. Dave Ramsey’s plan is unlike any other get out of debt plan I’ve ever come across. In fact, the Dave Ramsey Baby Steps Plan and debt snowball philosophy is more than just a plan to get out of debt it’s a way of life.
#GIRLBOSS by: Sophia Amoruso
If you’re in need of an inspirational pick-me-up that will leave you ready to start living out your dreams, #GIRLBOSS is an absolute must-read. Sophia Amoruso, CEO and founder of the leading fashion retailer Nasty Gal, shares her story of how she went from a dumpster-diving, community college dropout to the leader of a 100 million dollar company.
Ohhhh, Here’s a list of my FAVORITE real estate investing books.
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The all-new FreshBooks is a bookkeeping and accounting software that makes managing your real estate investments, fast and secure. Spend less time on accounting and more time on your real estate investment strategies with Freshbooks.
Buildium is a must-have, easy to use property management software. Accept rental applications and run comprehensive tenant screenings (criminal, credit, & eviction) online with Buildium. You will also be able to accept tenant payments online, manage maintenance requests, store important tenant documents and so much more with Buildium.
A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is one of the most popular business structures among real estate investors. Investors remain free from a great deal of the formalities imposed on other types of businesses and still provides limited liability protection for its owners (members). No matter the business type, Swyft Filings will handle all the paperwork to form your new company.
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