Than Merrill

Than Merrill is considered to be one of the nation’s most successful real estate investing moguls. Merrill has been in the industry for more than a decade, and has successfully bought and sold hundreds of properties throughout the U.S. He is credited with founding the real-estate investing and coaching firm, FortuneBuildersMerrill is also known in the investing community for co-founding Grand Coast Capital Group, an SEC regulated investment fund currently more than $50 million dollars under management. A Yale graduate, former NFL player, sought after public speaker, and past star of A&E’s “Flip This House,” Than Merrill accredits his accomplishments in sports, business, and investing to coaching and education. These are the core values behind FortuneBuilders, and what he conveys to each of his students looking to establish business of their own. “The Real Estate Wholesaling Bible,” Merrill’s Amazon bestseller, remains a reliable source for those interested in further uncovering the secrets behind successful investing. Ultimately, Than Merrill places an emphasis on ethics and integrity, and - above all - desires to inspire and educate those around him.  

Recent Articles By The Author

Ever Wondered How REITs Differ From Other Stocks? Here's a Primer

Ever Wondered How REITs Differ From Other Stocks? Here's a Primer

Take a look at what makes real estate investment trusts unique and how that might benefit investors.

3 Factors Likely to Impact Real Estate Investing in 2016

3 Factors Likely to Impact Real Estate Investing in 2016

Low interest rates and perceptions that real estate is a safer investment than others should buoy the industry through 2016 and perhaps beyond.

Home Equity Gains Will Buoy Investors' Confidence; So Could a Continued Surge in Oil Prices

Home Equity Gains Will Buoy Investors' Confidence; So Could a Continued Surge in Oil Prices

Over the last 30 months, home equity has increased 22%.

3 Indicators There Is No Housing Bubble and Building Stocks Are a Good Investment

3 Indicators There Is No Housing Bubble and Building Stocks Are a Good Investment

Credit remains relatively tight. NVR and D.R. Horton are well-placed to take advantage of continued gains in housing starts.

3 Real Estate Trends to Watch This Spring

3 Real Estate Trends to Watch This Spring

Spring is shaping up as a seller's market, and more potential home owners are looking at purchasing home plans.

Real Estate Offers a More Grounded Investment Opportunity Than Volatile Equity Markets

Real Estate Offers a More Grounded Investment Opportunity Than Volatile Equity Markets

As long as interest rates remain low, investors will be more likely to find solid investments in real estate than in stocks.

Looking to Real Estate as a Hedge? Check Out These 5 U.S. Cities

Looking to Real Estate as a Hedge? Check Out These 5 U.S. Cities

Amid market volatility and concerns about China and oil prices, investors may seek refuge. Boston; New Orleans; Providence, R.I.; Sacramento; and San Diego could be prime beneficiaries.

2 Sound Investment Options In Good Markets and Bad

2 Sound Investment Options In Good Markets and Bad

Sound real estate investments and 401(k) plans can withstand economic and market fluctuations.

REITs Likely to Gain Ground in 2016

REITs Likely to Gain Ground in 2016

Demand for commercial and residential space is likely to increase in the U.S., a trend that will benefit real estate investment trusts.

5 Reasons Investors Are Likely to Bet on Real Estate in 2016

5 Reasons Investors Are Likely to Bet on Real Estate in 2016

A solid U.S. economy and wariness about equity markets should continue to turn investors toward real estate.