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Bill Vaughn

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Real estate investor since 1969, I perfected the "double escrow" now used for flipping. In 1985 I developed the first "reverse mortgage" later adopted by HUD. In '89 I created the real estate investing course, "The Simple Man's Guide to Real Estate" at, and have since mentored thousands of new investors. I have also created the "Real Estate Guru Reviews" site at
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Latest Blog Posts

  • Is "Wholesaling" Being Outlawed?
    on Mar 26, 2016
    Many of the "infomercial gurus" promote a strategy they call "wholesaling". Let's first begin by calling it what it really is - assigning. The gurus use the term "wholesaling" to trap the unwary, when in reality, all real estate investing is wholesal...
  • Perils of Rehabbing?
    on Jan 30, 2016
    So, I bought an old house (1885) in Hiram, Maine, to rehab - it had not been updated since WWII. The previous owner had passed away.I hired two guys to help out - by Day 2 they refused to go to the basement, claiming it was "haunted". I had to restra...
  • ScamsGalore - Reviews of the Major Real Estate Gurus
    on Nov 23, 2013
    A new website,, has taken on the formidable task of researching the major real estate "gurus" and providing accurate reviews of their offerings. Unlike many review sites, these reviews were put together from information gleaned...
  • Armando Montelongo Scam Review
    on Oct 7, 2013
    There is a new website in town that is dedicated to exposing the real estate gurus who are scammers, and revealing those that are not. The Armando Montelongo Scam Review, and the Carlton Sheets Scam Review are just two examples (do you know which one...
  • Google's New Algorithym Renders Google Useless
    on Oct 5, 2013
    Google has once again changed their algorithym used to produce search results. The previous changes made Google Search almost useless, but this one renders it completely useless. In many instances a search turns up completely irrelevant sites, leavin...
  • Investing In Foreclosures - A Primer
    on Aug 11, 2013
    There is far too much to investing in foreclosures to include it in a simple post, but the basics can be outlined.First - a foreclosure may not be what it seems. In many cases, the owner has either let maintenance slide (due to inability to afford re...
  • New Real Estate Blog
    on Aug 10, 2013
    There are a few new real estate investing blogs I would like to make you aware of. They are as follows:Become A Real Estate InvestorReal Estate Investing 101Real Estate Investing for BeginnersThese blogs promise to make it easier for newbies to get s...
  • Exclusive Real Estate Coaching Offer from Bill Vaughn
    on Jul 26, 2013
    Hello, loyal readers! I would like to take a few moments to fill you in on a new offering for beginning wealth builders.I am currently offering DEDICATED and exclusive real estate coaching by both telephone and email to a sel...
  • Investing In Real Estate - A Primer
    on Jul 25, 2013
    I mentioned earlier that we were putting together a new real estate investing blog. I am happy to report that the first post for "Creative Real Estate Investors - UnChained" is now live. The first post is a brief primer on investing in real estate, t...
  • So Much Misinformation On Real Estate Investing
    on Jul 20, 2013
    It never ceases to amaze me - how so many self-professed "experts" post articles, blogs and even news stories on the topic of real estate which have no basis in facts. Amazing!Bankrate, for example, posted an article for MSN. In it they claim "n...
  • Tip For Buying A Home Without Cash
    on Jul 17, 2013
    OK, so I get a lot of folks asking how they can buy a home of their own when they lack sufficient cash for a down payment. "The Simple Man's Guide to Real Estate" covers several methods in detail, and I will toss one of them out here. Condensed,...
  • Stop Foreclosure - A How-To Guide
    on Jul 17, 2013
    If you are facing foreclosure, you should leave no stone unturned to stop it, as it will trash your credit for 10 long years, and you may not be able to find decent housing - not even a rental - with poor credit.Believe it or not, there are several t...
  • No Down Payment? No Problem - Tip For Buying A Home Without Cash
    on Jul 17, 2013
    OK, so I get a lot of folks asking how they can buy a home of their own when they lack sufficient cash for a down payment. "The Simple Man's Guide to Real Estate" covers several methods in detail, and I will toss one of them out here. Condensed,...
  • It Appears Google Has Solved It's Issues
    on Jul 16, 2013
    We are once again able to post to our blog - Google has worked out its issues, I guess.Stay tuned - we will be posting a lot of helpful real estate info, particularly on investing.We do still plan on creating a new, privately hosted blog that will be...
  • No Longer Able To Post - Google Blogger Has Issues
    on Jul 10, 2013
  • Working On New Blog Hosted Privately - Check back
    on Jul 10, 2013
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Bankrupt Dad
    on Jul 5, 2013
    It's old news, really - Rich Global, a corporate arm of Robert T Kiyosaki filed bankruptcy. I am not surprised. I read his first book (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) years ago and found it full of misinformation, suggestions of illegal acts (insider trading) wr...
  • Make The Most Of Your Biggest Asset
    on Jul 1, 2013
    Show me any piece of real estate and I will show you ways to make it pay off bigger and better. I don't care if it's a swamp - if there is land, there is huge potential for filling your pockets with Benjamins.I have been investing in real estate...
  • Real Estate Backlinks Boost Your Ranking
    on Jun 28, 2013
    If you have a real estate related website, your priority is to "get found" on Google. Getting found means your site comes up in the Top 3 positions on page one of Google for your preferred search terms.Not the easiest thing to do, considering the com...
  • Than Merrill - From Football Pro to Real Estate Guru?
    on Jun 16, 2013
    I guess even ex-football players need to make a living, and Than Merrill is no different. After washing out as a football pro, Than snagged a spot with A&E's "Flip This House", a spot once held by Armando Montelongo. So, it only stands to reason...