Hi Friend,

First of all, I have a confession. I was involved in so many writing projects this past year that I've forgotten what exactly I said in which book. My latest book with New York Times best-selling author Dolf de Roos, "The Insider's Guide to Making Money in Real Estate," comes out in two weeks. I remember when we wrote the book that we struggled to make sure the information was fresh and included real, concrete strategies for the investor who was ready to make some serious money in real estate. Wow! I went back through the book today and I was astounded again at some of the insights that came to us as we wrote the book.

One chapter deals with the five fundamental wealth-building strategies of real estate. The Insider's Guide to Making Money in Real Estate even includes tests that measure how well you are currently using these strategies in your own wealth-building plan.

One of the five fundamental wealth-building strategies is leverage of money. What is your current comfort level with the leverage of money? Here are a few of the questions from this part of the book:

(1) When it comes to credit cards, I:
(a) Don't use credit cards
(b) Use credit cards and pay off the balance each month
(c) Have too much debt

(2) I feel secure when I:
(a) Have no debt
(b) Have passive income that greatly exceeds my normal expenses
(c) Have paid off my home

(3) The bank calls you and tells you that you are eligible for a home equity loan on your house, you:
(a) Ask how much the rate is
(b) Politely decline
(c) Ask if it is possible to refinance the entire balance and pull some cash out

(4) The safest place to keep your money is:
(a) In your home or other properties, held in proper business structures
(b) The mattress
(c) In liquid accounts in your own name

(5) Regarding the five baskets of money: security, emergency, income, growth and high risk, you:
(a) Have fully funded all baskets
(b) Have begun a plan to begin funding the baskets
(c) Don't remember what that meant

Leverage of money can work for you or against you. That's the difference between good debt and bad debt and understanding the basics of financial planning for real estate investors.

The second wealth-building strategy is understanding the leverage of time. There are five leverage points for this second strategy. They are: knowledge, systems, other people's time, other people's knowledge and other people's systems. When you understand and fully utilize these five leverage points, you can create the lifestyle, along with the income, that you want.

How well do you handle the leverage of time? Here are a few of the questions from The Insider's Guide to Making Money in Real Estate:

1) A system is defined as something that you could give to a reasonably skilled person and after one day or less of instruction, could then turn the task over to them. How many systems have you created and implemented in your own business or real estate investing?
(a) 0
(b) 1-2
(c) More than 2

2) How much of your work time do you spend on things that you truly love and that give you energy?
(a) 0 - 10%
(b) 11 - 30%
(c) 31%+

3) What is your first thought when someone suggests adding an expert to your team?
(a) I already have a great team!
(b) I can't find anyone smarter than me
(c) It's too expensive

4) The best deal I've ever done in real estate:
(a) Is still out there
(b) Was within the last year
(c) Was over 5 years ago

5) I spend most of my time on:
(a) Negotiation and setting up property deals
(b) Administrative functions for my business
(c) Getting ready to start investing in real estate

In a second, I'll tell you about the three remaining wealth-building strategies for real estate investing. First, though, I want to tell you about a special deal that we're only offering for the first 75 people who respond. You might remember the last time we did a special deal for just the first 20 people who responded. It sold out before we had even finished sending the whole email out. In fact, we couldn't pull it off of our Web site fast enough and ended up having to refund money to over 120 people. I didn't want a repeat of that, so we've upped the number that can qualify for this. But, the fact is that last time over 140 people responded to our offer before we could get it off the Web site. This time it's only for the first 75 people. Please do not hesitate if you are serious about your real estate investing career. Go to http://www.TaxLoopholes.com/s/HSP75 for this special deal.

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The third wealth-building strategy is velocity. We have a way to calculate that as well in The Insider's Guide to Making Money in Real Estate. In fact, you'll find your answer will be somewhere between one and nine. The fastest velocity is 9, the slowest is 1. As you begin investing in real estate, it's often best to start with a slow velocity. You might want to ensure cash flow by putting more money down and by being very careful with your other sources of debt or income. Additionally, it might be a good idea to also do many of the tasks of renovating and leasing your property in the beginning. This will give you experience that will be helpful as you develop systems and begin working with professionals.

But, if you have a low velocity and you're not a brand new investor, consider pushing outside your box a little. The higher the velocity, the more potential wealth you can create for yourself, your family, and your community.

The fourth wealth-building strategy is cash flow. We have a lot to say about cash flow and ways to maximize it. Cash flow is fundamental. It's the lifeblood of your investments. Without cash, your empire crumbles.

The fifth wealth-building strategy is risk reduction. That's where the Real Estate Home Study Course is especially important.

As soon as you start making money, you have risk from excess tax. You have risk of an IRS audit. And, you have risk from lawsuits. You will likely spend hundreds of thousands of your money and the bank's money on your property. Learn how to protect against all these risks for just $649 (ONLY for the first 75 to take me up on this offer) PLUS get a copy of Dolf's and my new book, "The Insider's Guide to Making Money in Real Estate." Go to http://www.TaxLoopholes.com/s/HSP75 right now to make sure you're one of the first 75 to receive this vital information for real estate investors. You'll save $150 plus you'll get a copy of our new book.

In future editions of the Loopholes Update I'll share more of the insights I got from writing The Insider's Guide to Making Money in Real Estate, such as:
 - Valid Reasons Why You Can't Make Money in Real Estate
 - What it Really Takes to Succeed in Real Estate
 - Categories of Real Estate
 - Finding Hidden Money
 - Creative Sources of Funding
 - Understanding the Numbers
 - Value Engineering
 - Secrets of Success Through Teams

Best of luck in your investing!


Diane Kennedy

P.S. If you're ready to learn more about what it really takes to make money in real estate plus learn how to protect your real estate investments from the risk of an IRS audit, frivolous lawsuits, and excess tax AND save money doing so, then go to http://www.TaxLoopholes.com/s/HSP75 right now and say you want to be one of those first 75 to get the special package.