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Take Advantage of an Underused Law — and Invest Using Your Self-Directed IRA

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:00:35 +0000

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Don’t be forced into the volatile stock market for higher income. Take advantage of an old under-utilized law to invest using your self-directed IRA!

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Real Estate Investment Showdown: Mobile Home Parks vs. Apartment Buildings

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:00:24 +0000

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What are the pros and cons of mobile parks and apartments? Learn which investment might be right for you by comparing them here.

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BP Podcast 210: “My First Deal Changed My Life!” A Newbie Show with Sunny, SunMarie, and Sam

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:01:10 +0000

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Can a single real estate deal change your life? Definitely! That’s the topic on today’s “newbie episode” of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down for several interviews with real estate investors who have just purchased their first deal. In the first interview, you’ll hear how Sunny and SunMarie Burns used a fantastic “house hack” [...]

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5 Reasons to Consider Seller Financing for Your Investments

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:00:11 +0000

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Seller financing is just what it sounds like: the seller provides the financing. Learn how this method can be a great way to build your portfolio.

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Why Landlords Get a Bad Rap — And What We Can Do About It

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:30:51 +0000

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The media and the general public often view landlords as greedy "slumlords" who only care about money. Why is this and what can we do about it?

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4 Tips to Raise Private Money for Your Real Estate Investments

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:00:17 +0000

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Raising private money sounds intimidating -- and like something only "experienced" investors successfully do. Turns out, that's simply not true.

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12 Surefire Ways to Increase Revenue in Your Apartment Complex

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:30:58 +0000

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The truth is, your apartment complex is probably not netting as much each month as it could. Why NOT implement these simple, revenue-boosting changes?

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6 Reasons All Real Estate Investors Should Be Journaling

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:00:51 +0000

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Don't think you're the "type" to write down your thoughts each day? Turns out the benefits of journaling go FAR beyond keeping track of your day-to-day.

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12 “Hidden” Real Estate Expenses That Blindside Investors

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:47 +0000

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If you are like many people, you may be investing in a buy and hold rental that you can use for passive income in your later years — or even in your earlier years. You look at the monthly mortgage payments, look at the common expenses, and decide it is a “go.” But did you [...]

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How to Get a Series of “Yeses” When Raising Money For Real Estate Deals

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:30:58 +0000

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Want to hear "YES!" when you're raising money for your next deal? With persistence--and this surefire method--you'll get to your financial goals!

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Markets Are Tough: Should We Brace for a Bubble or Continue to Invest?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:00:58 +0000

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It's hard to ignore the varying news titles: "Housing Bubble Imminent," "Markets Rising But Steady," "Now's the Time to Buy." So what's really true?

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Why I’m Betting on the Arizona Real Estate Market (Over the Midwest)

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:00:48 +0000

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Many investors are flocking to the Midwest for lower prices and easier-to-land deals. But does the Arizona market deserve a second look?

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5 Legitimate Reasons to Allow a Tenant to Break Their Lease

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:30:26 +0000

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As landlords, we want some amount of tenant stability; after all, tenant turnover is a cashflow killer. Very rarely will we sign a lease for a term of less than one year or allow tenants to break a lease without a very good reason. We just want the general comfort of knowing that we likely will not [...]

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Why the Most Effective Leadership Starts With Personal Accountability

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:00:16 +0000

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Looking to become a better, more effective leader? Here's why taking a look at yourself is the first step towards working well with others.

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Case Study: Yes, It IS Possible to Retire a Millionaire With a $30k Starting Salary

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:30:22 +0000

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Does a comfortable retirement seem out of reach on your salary? It's a bold statement -- but we believe even modest pay can provide a solid retirement.

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Leasing a Rental to Your College Kid: Smart Financial Move or Potential Disaster?

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:00:58 +0000

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Buying a property for your college kid to live in has some unique advantages, but carries unique risks, too. Here are some strategies to make it a win-win.

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Why You Should Tell Everyone You Know You Invest in Real Estate

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:00:56 +0000

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If friends, family, and even casual acquaintances don't know you invest in real estate, you're leaving deals on the table -- period.

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5 Ways to Avoid Big Issues When Investing Using Family Money

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:30:29 +0000

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Investing with your family's money: good source of capital or disaster waiting to happen? Avoid potential issues and keep everyone happy with these tips.

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3 Study Skills From School You Can Apply to Investing

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:00:27 +0000

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How much from school do YOU apply to everyday life? You may be able to use more study skills than you think to enhance your investing activities.

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5 Commercial Real Estate Auction Myths Investors Believe

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:00:41 +0000

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It turns out that much of what real estate investors take for gospel when it comes to commercial real estate auctions is actually not true at all.

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How to Outsource Your Way to Multiple Streams of Income

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:30:48 +0000

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Famed entrepreneur and author Tim Ferriss often says we should develop our strengths. Learn how outsourcing your weaknesses is key to generating revenue.

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3 Practical Ways to Expand Your Comfort Zone (So You Can Do More Deals!)

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:00:58 +0000

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Don't let bigger and better deals intimidate you! These 3 exercises will help you expand your comfort zone so you can build your real estate repertoire.

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BP Podcast 209: Flipping 83 Homes in the Last 18 Months with Kevin Carroll

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:02:45 +0000

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Is small thinking holding you back? Not after this episode! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon talk with Kevin Carroll, a real estate investor who decided 18 months ago that he wanted to start flipping houses… and has done 83 flips in the past year and a half! Perhaps most impressively, Kevin did [...]

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Should I Refinance My Mortgage Even if It Only Saves Me $50/Month?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:30:22 +0000

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At what point does it become worth it for homeowners to refinance a mortgage? Well, that answer depends on a lot of individual factors...

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How to Avoid the Impact of Higher Interest Rates on Your Portfolio

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:00:55 +0000

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Interest rates are headed up. How can real estate investors avoid the hit and maximize their investment performance as rates keep on climbing?

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The Landlord’s Ultimate 34-Step Property Management Checklist

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:00:20 +0000

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Managing properties well is a skill learned over time. To give yourself a leg up, check out this awesome checklist to streamline your management process.

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5 Simple Tips for Tenant-Proofing Your Rental Property

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:30:07 +0000

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Tenant-proofing your home doesn’t have to be a long process full of hard work and loads of money. There are several easy, budget-friendly things you can do.

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The 6 Most Common Newbie Wholesaling Questions, Answered!

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:30:19 +0000

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Tune in for all your burning wholesaling questions answered by an expert here! And if your query isn't covered, be sure to pose it in the comments section.

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The Rookie Landlording Mistake Most New Investors Make

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:00:15 +0000

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So you bought a rental. Now you just have to rent it to great tenants... but before you do, be sure to read THIS & avoid a very common (but costly) mistake!

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Hiring a CPA: the Pros & Cons (& How to Find One for Your Particular Needs!)

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:30:41 +0000

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Did you know that preparing a Schedule E & its supplemental forms takes close to 50 hours of work? See if a CPA is worth the money for your situation here.

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6 Tips for Investing Despite Your Student Loans

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:30:35 +0000

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Student loans may be a financial burden, but don't let them hold you back from investing. Use these tips to start growing wealth, and thank yourself later.

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5 Alternative Exit Strategies to Liquidate Properties Fast

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:00:54 +0000

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Being stuck with a property you need to unload is a real estate investor's nightmare. Here are 5 alternative exit strategies to unload properties now.

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4 Ways to Survive Future Real Estate Market Crashes

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 23:00:11 +0000

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Where the real estate market is headed is anyone's guess. The best investors can do is safeguard themselves against crashes with these tips.

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Not a “Morning Person”? Why That’s Simply a Lie You’re Telling Yourself

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 12:00:07 +0000

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Think you're not a "morning person"? Have you ever considered that maybe you're limiting yourself with your own preconceived notions?

View the full article: Not a “Morning Person”? Why That’s Simply a Lie You’re Telling Yourself on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




This Real Estate Dealmaker Wants to Build the “Netflix of Entrepreneurship”

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 21:30:55 +0000

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Would YOU watch the "Netflix of entrepreneurship"? Learn how one NYC-based serial entrepreneur with a background in real estate is trying to make it happen.

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5 Warning Signs Your Renter or Owner-Financed Buyer Can’t Stay Much Longer

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 18:00:21 +0000

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A defaulting renter can be one of the more costly obstacles you'll encounter as a landlord. Avoid the hassle by learning the warning signs!

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The True Cost of a Bad Tenant: Why You CAN’T Afford Not to Screen [With Pics!]

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 12:00:36 +0000

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Can you afford the cost of a bad renter? You might not believe how much damage and hassle a bad tenant can leave in their wake. Learn from my stories here.

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My Journey to Financial Independence: The Story of Property #1 (of 8!)

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:30:27 +0000

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Financial independence is a lot less daunting when you look at one step at a time. Take a glance at one investor's very first deal on the way to freedom.

View the full article: My Journey to Financial Independence: The Story of Property #1 (of 8!) on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Buy & Hold Real Estate is the Ultimate Investment: Here’s Why

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:00:23 +0000

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Holding real estate is the ultimate get-rich-slow scheme. Learn how investors can create residual income -- while also growing their equity exponentially.

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15 Ways to Actually Achieve Your Goals (& Make 2017 the Best Investing Year Yet!)

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:00:17 +0000

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New year's resolutions don't last. Carefully set goals do. Set yourself up for success -- and massive business growth -- this year with these tips.

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What’s Better for Investors — a 15-Year or 30-Year Mortgage?

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:30:19 +0000

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What's more conducive to building wealth for investors -- a 15-year or 30-year mortgage term? Get insight from an experienced investor here!

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The 5 Profit Centers of a Rental Property (& How to Use Them to Minimize Risk!)

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:00:15 +0000

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Do you realize all the ways you can make money off a rental? Here are all the different ways to profit -- and how utilizing all of them can minimize risk.

View the full article: The 5 Profit Centers of a Rental Property (& How to Use Them to Minimize Risk!) on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BP Podcast 208: Buying 41 Units on Your First Deal + Mobile Home Park Investing with Jack Baczek

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 07:02:01 +0000

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Most people begin their real estate investing with a small single family purchase. Some even start with a duplex or triplex. But today’s guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast skipped the intro phase and jumped right into a 41-unit property early in his 20s! Today, you’ll learn how Jack Baczek used a strategy not before mentioned [...]

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Credit Score Too Low? Rescoring Could Help You Get the Loan [With Real-Life Example!]

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 21:30:21 +0000

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Is your credit score not quite good enough for you to qualify for a loan? Learn how a rescore could help you reach the threshold you need!

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The Legal Marijuana Market Could Reach $11B Within Years: Is Now the Time to Invest?

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:00:08 +0000

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The IPO of Innovative Industrial Properties, a REIT aimed at marijuana-growing facilities, opened the door for pot industry investing. Is it wise to invest?

View the full article: The Legal Marijuana Market Could Reach $11B Within Years: Is Now the Time to Invest? on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The Top 14 Tips Landlords Wish Their Tenants Knew

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:00:40 +0000

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The landlord/tenant relationship is often adversarial, but it doesn't have to be. Can you relate to these 14 things landlords wish tenants knew?

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20 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2017 [Video]

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:30:09 +0000

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It's been said, "You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” So read THESE!

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How I Learned to Stop Avoiding Taxes — and Got the Best Deductions Yet

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 18:00:06 +0000

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There are very few people out there who like to think about taxes. Still, avoiding them, especially if you're an investor, is only hurting your finances.

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Not Easy, But Worth it: The Top 7 Sacrifices Real Estate Investing Demands

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:00:32 +0000

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Do you have what it takes to invest in real estate? Here are 7 things you'll likely have to sacrifice. No one said it's easy, just that it's worth it!

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The #1 Reason Newbies Never Land Their First Deal (That No One Talks About!)

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 21:30:55 +0000

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Why do many newbies read hours of articles & listen to countless podcasts, only to NEVER actually buy a real estate deal? Here's why - and how to change it.

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A Simple Explanation of How to Make Money by Wholesaling Properties

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 20:00:30 +0000

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When done correctly, wholesaling can be one of the fastest ways to make money in real estate. Get a rundown of exactly how it's done here!

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12 Reasons You’re Poor

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:30:56 +0000

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Tired of scraping by? You DON'T have to live life that way! If you're serious about turning your finances around, ditch these 12 money pits immediately.

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5 Ways My Life Changed When I Reached Financial Independence

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 20:30:20 +0000

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Reaching financial independence WILL change your life dramatically. Some of its impacts, though, are less obvious than others.

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Why I’m Planning to Buy (Much) More Real Estate in 2017

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:00:28 +0000

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Real estate has some distinct advantages over any other investment, including stocks. Here's why one investor is planning on upping his game this year.

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8 Expert Tips for Rehabbing Buy & Holds for Maximum Rentability

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:30:39 +0000

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Distressed properties make great buy and holds -- but distressed properties need rehab. Here are 8 tips to make your rehabs better and more profitable.

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4 Reasons Introverts Make Great Real Estate Salespeople

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 18:00:52 +0000

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Traditionally, introverts are not thought to be suited to sales. But some of their traits actually make them perfect for closing real estate deals.

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3 Critical Keys to a Successful Refinance (for the BRRRR Strategy!)

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:00:34 +0000

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The BRRRR strategy (buy, rehab, rent, refinance, repeat) is easily one of the best ways to build a portfolio. Get the refinance part down with these tips.

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Case Study: How I Made $40,000 on My Recent BRRRR Real Estate Investment

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 21:30:54 +0000

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Don't believe the buy-rehab-rent-refinance-repeat (BRRRR) strategy is effective for building wealth? Follow this 5,000+ word in-depth case study for proof!

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Dave Ramsey is Wrong: You DON’T Need to Be Debt-Free to Hit Financial Freedom

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:45:19 +0000

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Why suffer to invest without leverage when debt can get you there? Best of all, you get to spend the excess cash flow today while keeping your day job.

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Beat Out the 48% of Investors Who Never Follow Up on Leads With These Tips!

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:00:32 +0000

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Studies show that 80% of sales are made between the fifth and twelfth contact. Close deals that other investors are leaving on the table with these tips!

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Rehabbers Beware: 5 Big Issues Distressed Properties Hide (& How to Detect Them)

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:00:16 +0000

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Leaky roofs, peeling paint & stolen copper can all be seen. It's what is NOT seen that'll cost you. Check this post out to learn about unseen rehab issues.

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8 Simple Steps to Close Real Estate Deals Like a Rockstar

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:00:12 +0000

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One of the biggest challenges in real estate is closing a deal. Learn the tactics you need to confidently lead buyers to that last step here!

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BP Podcast 207: How to Achieve Greater Success by Doing Less with Devin Elder

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 07:02:23 +0000

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Real estate investors wear a lot of hats, especially in the beginning: contractor, bookkeeper, receptionist, and more. But if you truly want to grow your business, you must do LESS. At least, that’s the message you’ll hear today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, where Josh and Brandon sit down with real estate investor Devin Elder about how [...]

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5 Ways the Real Estate Industry Will Completely Transform Over the Next Decade

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 21:30:51 +0000

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Real estate agents: Will your jobs become obsolete over the next 10 years? Learn 5 ways this industry could change -- and how to change with it!

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9 Steps to Develop Your Own Short-Term Rental Management Business

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:00:57 +0000

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Many who own two homes -- a home and a vacation property -- decide to rent the second out. Here's how to manage that rental and start scaling up!

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Cash for Keys: The Controversial Process That Could Save You Major Eviction Headaches

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:00:20 +0000

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Cash for Keys is the practice of paying tenants to leave your rental so you don't have to evict. It doesn't feel great -- but there are major benefits.

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Why You’re Building Wealth the SLOW Way (and 3 Ways to Fix That!)

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 21:30:37 +0000

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Your goal is to build up net worth -- but have you truly run the numbers to see what's the best use of your time? Learn why the results might surprise you.

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Real Estate Investors: Get (Almost) Free Gas Using This Little-Known Program

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 18:00:47 +0000

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Too good to be true? Nope! If you're a real estate investor, chances are you could be taking advantage of this little-used program to get VERY low cost gas!

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7 Questions About Investors We Hope You’ll Help Us Answer in 2017

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:00:53 +0000

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Do investors really use LLCs? Are newbies finding deals off market? We hope to find out the answers to these questions and more -- with your help!

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Why You Should Absolutely Get Rid of the 20% of Your Tenants Causing 80% of Your Problems

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 21:30:50 +0000

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The Pareto Principle says that 80% of results are often due to 20% of causes. This holds true for tenants, too, so why not get rid of that troublesome 20%?

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How to Make $20k in 2 Weeks: A Step-by-Step Guide

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 18:00:01 +0000

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Yes, it can be done. Learn how one investor netted $20k in just two weeks using real estate -- and how you can replicate the process yourself!

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7 Smart Practices to Speed Up the Sale of Your Home

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 12:00:54 +0000

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It's all the little things that will help your home fly off the market faster. If you're looking for a quick, painless sale, follow this checklist!

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What Types of Goals Should Investors Be Setting for 2017?

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 18:00:05 +0000

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Have YOU set concrete goals for the year yet? Learn how to set hurdles you'll actually be able to conquer in this article!

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How to Travel Hack Your Way Through a Flip (& See the World For Free!)

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 12:00:21 +0000

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When you're flipping a house, the credit card charges can rack up pretty fast - so why not accrue points to help fund some major travel? Learn how here!

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The Homestyle Renovation Mortgage: How to Use it to Fund Fixer-Upper Houses

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 21:30:16 +0000

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If you're looking to fund moderate repairs or renovations on a property, the Homestyle Renovation Mortgage program might be for you!

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Landlords: Forget Being “Nice.” THIS is the Key to a Good Tenant Relationship.

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 18:00:14 +0000

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Can you be nice as a landlord? Sure. But if you really want to create a great working relationship with your tenants, THIS is way more important!

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What to Do if You Find Out Your Tenant is Involved With Drugs

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:00:58 +0000

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No landlord wants to find out their tenant is using -- or worse, selling -- illegal drugs. Be prepared for this scenario so you know just how to handle it.

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In Light of the Election, Will 2017 Bode Well for Investors & Entrepreneurs?

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 21:30:49 +0000

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A new president is taking office. What will that mean for the investing landscape in the coming year? Get our prediction, then let us know what you think!

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6 Ways to Get Started in Real Estate While You Save Money to Invest

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 18:00:23 +0000

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One of the biggest obstacles for new investors is lack of capital. Earn extra money for investing while getting experience with these 6 side gigs!

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A Case Against Frugality: Why Pinching Pennies is NOT the Best Path to Wealth

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:00:43 +0000

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What habits are most important in building lasting wealth? If you think it's frugality... then check out this compelling argument AGAINST being frugal!

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4 Steps to Get off the Sideline and Take Massive Action

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:30:03 +0000

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Have your real estate dreamed turned you into a professional learner? Take that first real step towards your goals with this how-to!

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3 Real Estate Investing Tools That Increased My Cash Flow in 30 Days

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:00:24 +0000

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It’s known by now that you can invest in real estate without your own cash or credit. There are many times you will need to be resourceful (and a little lucky) if you want longevity in the real estate industry. By reading this article, you will see how I used 3 real estate investing tools that [...]

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BP Podcast 206: Taking Massive Action to Do 20+ Deals in Two Years with Joe England

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:02:01 +0000

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Two years ago, Joe England was just a full-time military guy, dreaming about financial freedom. Now, he’s done over 20 deals and is taking massive action to create an incredible future for himself. On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we dive deep into Joe’s story and learn how taking massive action has helped him build [...]

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What to Do if One of Your Tenants Passes Away in Your Rental

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:30:34 +0000

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Dealing with the untimely death of a tenant can be distressing on many levels. Handle the situation as swiftly & respectfully as possible with these steps.

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How to NOT Sound Like a Multifamily Newbie (& Actually Land Deals!)

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:00:47 +0000

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Want to get started with apartment building investing but brokers aren't taking you seriously? Follow this script to NOT sound like a newbie.

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9 Red Flags Underwriters Notice When You Apply for an FHA Loan for Your Flip

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:00:56 +0000

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Interested in getting an FHA loan for a home that may be a “flip” home? Be ready for the underwriter to scrutinize the property more closely.

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Skipping That Home Inspection? These Horror Stories Will Make You Think Again.

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:00:41 +0000

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Overflowing septic systems, sink holes, and foundation cracks -- oh my! These stories PROVE why a home inspection is worth every penny.

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We’ve Done the Math: You Can’t Make Money on $30,000 Houses. Here’s Why…

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:00:23 +0000

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Still think you should buy cheap houses? This time, an investor's done the math to prove why "pigs" will ALWAYS be failing real estate investments.

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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage? Consider This.

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:00:12 +0000

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Refinancing your mortgage is more than just waiting until rates drop 1%. Instead, take all costs and considerations into account!

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5 Valuable Real Estate Lessons I Learned This Year

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 21:30:55 +0000

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If nothing else, real estate investing is a good crash course in the school of hard knocks. Here's what one investor learned this year. What about you?

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How to Hire a Resident Manager for Your Rental Properties

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:30:18 +0000

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Hiring a resident manager for your rentals could alleviate big headaches -- or create more. Learn how to effectively add this aspect to your business here.

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How to Get the Best Possible Tenants into Your Rental Property

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:40:34 +0000

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Your job as a property manager is much easier if you rent to low-risk tenants. Learn how to rent to ideal tenants -- and decline not-so-ideal candidates.

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Why You Should Consider Flipping Houses for Profit (Instead of Investing for Cash Flow)

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 20:30:40 +0000

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When the market crashed, many shied away from flipping houses because of the risk level of this niche. Now flipping's back. Here's why you should try it!

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Should I Invest In Mobile Home Singlewides Or Doublewides?

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 12:00:45 +0000

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What are the pros and cons of investing in singlewide mobile homes vs. doublewide mobile homes? Get insight from an investor here!

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Case Study: How to Replace a $70,000 Job Income Using Rentals (for the Math-Averse!)

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 21:30:38 +0000

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Are you on pace to achieve financial freedom using your rental properties? Learn how to find out if you're on the right path here!

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7 Steps to Attack & Conquer Anything You Put Your Mind to in 2017

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 18:00:26 +0000

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Setting lofty goals for the new year is just the first step. How are you actually going to tackle those hurdles? This 7-step plan will get you there.

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Mortgage Interest Rates Are Rising. Will They Crush Your Rental Portfolio?

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 12:00:36 +0000

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Interest rates can make a huge difference in the profitability of rental properties. So how do you protect your investments when rates start to rise?

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Interview: From Knowing Little English to Flipping 5 Houses at Once

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 21:30:06 +0000

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Think you can't do it? Be inspired by this investor who went from attending a cultural exchange program to managing her own flipping business.

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Cash Flow Isn’t Everything: How to Incorporate Appreciation for Maximum Wealth-Building

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:05:26 +0000

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Many investors believe that cash (flow) is king. There may come a time in your investing career, however, that you'll want to use the power of appreciation.

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How to Prevent (& Deal With) Mold in Your Rental Properties

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:00:39 +0000

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Ah, the dreaded black mold. If you or your tenants encounter this in one of your rentals, don't panic! Instead, follow this guide for reference.

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