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Our monthly meeting is on Thursday, May 21, 2015 with Sean McKay of American IRA & Lauren Taylor of Exit Realty
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“The lack of money is the root of all evil.” – Mark Twain

Welcome to the online home for the Capitol City Real Estate Investors (CCREI), the first established real estate investing association in Columbia, South Carolina!


More people are looking for ways to provide them with more money and, ultimately, more quality time to spend with their families and friends. Yet, not many people are born financial geniuses and most of us don’t have significant amounts of capital to immediately start truly passive income streams that will give us the time we desire to do what we want, when we want, and with whomever we want. That’s why CCREI was founded, to make training and resources available to anyone with a strong enough desire to create wealth in their lives.


Working for a company, or for someone else, will rarely make a person wealthy. The fastest and most direct routes to wealth involve creating it independently. There are three main ways to attain wealth on your own:


  • Capital Markets (Stocks, Bonds, Commodities)
  • Owning A Business
  • Real Estate


The capital markets are influenced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world and the economies they’re in, which can make the markets more of a gamble than an investment. Owning a business can be very profitable but is very hard work. Also, about 8 out of 10 start-up businesses fail within their first 18 months of operation as further testament of the difficulties of starting a successful, lasting business.


So why choose real estate investing over other vehicles to wealth?


In contrast to the other two mentioned paths to wealth, the stock market and starting a conventional business, real estate risks can be minimized since, for our purposes, the real estate markets are localized such that we can learn it well and real estate can be less time-consuming and easier than running a conventional business. After technology, real estate investing produced the largest group of self-made Forbes 400 millionaires and billionaires, and many more average lay people can make money in real estate than in the technology sector.


CCREI holds regular real estate investing events and continuously adds real estate investing strategies and resources that are available to the anyone who is interested or actively involved in real estate. Exclusive real estate investing training and resources are available in the Members Area. We cover real estate investing for beginners and hold focus groups for advanced, established investors. CCREI members can help you develop your own customized real estate investing business plan and help you implement it.

 You can become a CCREI member with access to all the benefits that membership offers by clicking below:


CCREI was founded by Janice Lane in 2002. After purchasing her first “No Money Down” home study program, Janice was unable to find a local Real Estate Investors Association (REIA) as she read in the program. After months of researching Real Estate Investing Education, it became obvious to her that she would need to form her own REIA. Capitol City Real Estate Investors (CCREI) was born and has been serving the local Private Real Estate Investor community ever since.



To advance each member’s knowledge of the Real Estate Investing business. Helping them to make informed decisions regarding their investments and their business ventures.



  • Bring a wide-variety of education opportunities to our members.
  • Create a venue for like minded individuals to meet and network.
  • Expose our members to various income generating strategies.
  • Help our members to achieve success as small business professionals.


We strive to be the one-stop shop for real estate investing training and resources.

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