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Is Multifamily a Good First Real Estate Investment?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:30:57 +0000

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In my 15 years as a real estate investor, I have been asked this question many, many times. My answer has always been and continues to be the same.

View the full article: Is Multifamily a Good First Real Estate Investment? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




A Wake-Up Call for Those Tired of Dreaming But Not Achieving Investing Success

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:00:53 +0000

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Do you feel like you're doing all the right things to start or grow your real estate business, but you're still a few moves away from getting traction?

View the full article: A Wake-Up Call for Those Tired of Dreaming But Not Achieving Investing Success on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Reasons Aspiring Investors Never Land a First Deal

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:00:02 +0000

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Feeling paralyzed despite longing for a first investment? Here are some of the reasons investors are held back and don’t move forward when they should.

View the full article: 3 Reasons Aspiring Investors Never Land a First Deal on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Your Car is an Expensive, Health-Sucking, Time-Wasting Machine. So, Ditch It!

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:30:54 +0000

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Over the next ~1,500 words, I am going to clearly explain why your car sucks—and why, if use it to commute to work, it should be your very last choice.

View the full article: Your Car is an Expensive, Health-Sucking, Time-Wasting Machine. So, Ditch It! on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Ways Mobile Homes Differ Across the United States

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:00:08 +0000

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By the end of this article, you'll be able to better understand mobile home differences—which can save you time, energy, frustrations, and money.

View the full article: 5 Ways Mobile Homes Differ Across the United States on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:00:34 +0000

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Recently, financial expert Grant Cardone said, “Buying a house is for suckers!” Is that statement REALLY true? Delve deeper here!

View the full article: Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How One 30-Year-Old Built $40,000/Year Passive Income in a Few Years

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:30:13 +0000

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How do you build $40,000/year in passive rental income? I interviewed Brady Hanna, who shared exactly how he did just that on an average salary.

View the full article: How One 30-Year-Old Built $40,000/Year Passive Income in a Few Years on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Reasons My First (Retail-Priced) Deal Has Become My Favorite

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:00:43 +0000

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When I purchased my first investment property, it wasn’t some spectacular deal. Little did I know that 30+ years later, it would be one of my best deals.

View the full article: 3 Reasons My First (Retail-Priced) Deal Has Become My Favorite on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 275: Buying 300 Homes While Working a Full-Time Job with Attorney Rob Oliver

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:02:26 +0000

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“The wrong lease could cost you $15,000 or more.” That’s one lesson of many you’ll get today on this powerful episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast. In this show, we sit down with real estate investor and attorney Rob Oliver to learn how he went from helping other investors buy real estate to owning over 300 condo [...]

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Luxury House Hack Update: What I Think of This Strategy After 12 Months

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:30:11 +0000

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We've recently hit one full year in operation with our luxury house hack strategy, so I thought, why not do a bit of an update for you?

View the full article: Luxury House Hack Update: What I Think of This Strategy After 12 Months on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Newbie Landlords: This May Be The Most Important Metric To Know

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:01:21 +0000

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Whether you're an owner or a buyer, a property's operating expenses (OPEX) is a basic but extremely important metric to monitor.

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Beware “Yes,” Master “No”: The Surprising Key to Skillful Negotiation

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:00:56 +0000

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We should want to hear "no" a few times if the negotiation is more in-depth than just shooting out offers at REO listings to see what happens.

View the full article: Beware “Yes,” Master “No”: The Surprising Key to Skillful Negotiation on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




7 Types of Tenants Who Cause MAJOR Landlord Headaches

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:00:45 +0000

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Tenants are the lifeblood of the landlording business. But as landlords, we don’t want just anyone as our tenants. We want good quality people who will pay, stay and respect our properties. We want tenants who will not cause problems, either to us or to our other tenants. We landlords already have enough problems to [...]

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Top Real Estate Trends And Why I Love (And Hate) Them

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:00:47 +0000

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Here's a look at what's trending right now in the real estate investing world, plus some commentary on how I'm feeling about it.

View the full article: Top Real Estate Trends And Why I Love (And Hate) Them on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




20 Must-Have Team Members for Real Estate Investing Newbies

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:00:57 +0000

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Newbies: You can't do it alone! If you want a good chance at success, be SURE to have these 20 team members at hand—because you WILL need them.

View the full article: 20 Must-Have Team Members for Real Estate Investing Newbies on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Here’s How to Convert Your Home to Be Zero-Energy

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:30:35 +0000

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Owning a zero-energy home would reduce your utility costs and your carbon footprint while potentially increasing the resale value of your house.

View the full article: Here’s How to Convert Your Home to Be Zero-Energy on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




7 Reasons I Can Buy Houses Sight Unseen (& Still Sleep Soundly at Night)

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:00:36 +0000

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Some investors believe they NEED to see a property in person in order to pull the trigger & purchase it. Here's why that couldn't be farther from the truth.

View the full article: 7 Reasons I Can Buy Houses Sight Unseen (& Still Sleep Soundly at Night) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Money Podcast 16: Financial Security Through Passive Income with Joel Larsgaard

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:02:30 +0000

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As a kid, Joel Larsgaard watched his parents work jobs they didn’t like to pay for things they didn’t need. They missed out on some of the priceless moments that life has to offer, culminating in bankruptcy when Joel was 12. We discuss how that unfortunate event permanently altered Joel’s view about money and shaped [...]

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This Millennial Entrepreneur Built Two Multimillion-Dollar Companies—And Chose to Live Out of a Van

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:30:27 +0000

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He earned six figures a year as a teen, built two million-dollar companies, and raised millions while living in a van—all before going back to school at 33

View the full article: This Millennial Entrepreneur Built Two Multimillion-Dollar Companies—And Chose to Live Out of a Van on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Ways to Know You’re NOT Ready to Invest in Real Estate

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 17:00:29 +0000

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Today we break down some indicators that you’re not yet ready to invest, plus some ways to help you become more prepared for the investing world.

View the full article: 5 Ways to Know You’re NOT Ready to Invest in Real Estate on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Contract Assignment 101: The Beginner’s Guide to Wholesaling Real Estate

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 11:00:21 +0000

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What is contract assignment—and how can it help YOU generate cash flow? Newbies: Get the guide you need to get started here!

View the full article: Contract Assignment 101: The Beginner’s Guide to Wholesaling Real Estate on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Trends in Smart-Home Technology Worth Investing In

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:30:49 +0000

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With all these advances in smart home technology to choose from, which ones are worth investing in, and which ones are just whimsical toys?

View the full article: 4 Trends in Smart-Home Technology Worth Investing In on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Mastering the Mindset for Negotiation

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 17:00:44 +0000

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One investor shares some negotiating tips he learned from former FBI hostage-negotiator Chris Voss. Read on to master the mindset of great negotiators!

View the full article: Mastering the Mindset for Negotiation on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 HGTV-Level Upgrades to Make Your Flip Stand Out

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:00:49 +0000

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Sometimes it takes a few eye-catching amenities to make your property stand out above the rest.

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Advice From a Boomer: 5 Timeless Lessons Every Millennial Investor Should Read

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:30:05 +0000

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When I look around at those half my age, I wonder if many are confused about some business and life basics that were taken for granted in decades past.

View the full article: Advice From a Boomer: 5 Timeless Lessons Every Millennial Investor Should Read on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Obtain Seller Financing in Real Estate

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:00:19 +0000

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Seller financing is what you could call a symbiotic type of relationship. Here's how buyers get it and why it can be beneficial for both sellers and buyers.

View the full article: How to Obtain Seller Financing in Real Estate on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Buying Investment Property: Learn EXACTLY How It’s Done With This In-Depth Case Study!

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:00:37 +0000

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Looking to build serious wealth by buying investment property? Learn JUST how it's done by following along with this real-life case study [with numbers]!

View the full article: Buying Investment Property: Learn EXACTLY How It’s Done With This In-Depth Case Study! on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Reasons Low-Income Investments Don’t Deserve Their Bad Reputation

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:30:11 +0000

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There’s a lot of glamour in mansions, flipped houses, and tiny homes, as evidenced by HGTV shows, but low-income housing has an undeserved stigma.

View the full article: 4 Reasons Low-Income Investments Don’t Deserve Their Bad Reputation on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




THIS is Why You Hear About People Losing Their Shirts in Real Estate (& How to Be Different)

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:00:24 +0000

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Everyone has that aunt/uncle/acquaintance who lost it all in real estate. Don't let that be you. Set yourself up for success by jumping in fully ready.

View the full article: THIS is Why You Hear About People Losing Their Shirts in Real Estate (& How to Be Different) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 274: “Because of These 3 Simple Rules, I’ve Bought Over 600 Units and Never Lost Money” with Paul Morris

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 06:02:15 +0000

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What rules govern your real estate investing strategy? For most, it’s a tough question to answer. But not for today’s guest, Paul Morris. Paul, co-author of the bestselling Wealth Can’t Wait, has been investing in real estate for more than twenty years and has never lost money, all because he abides by three simple rules. Today, [...]

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5 Points to Seriously Consider Before Jumping Into That House Hack

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:30:21 +0000

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Does house hacking always deliver the perceived benefits? Does house hacking work in every situation and in every market? Not necessarily.

View the full article: 5 Points to Seriously Consider Before Jumping Into That House Hack on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




8 Things to Look for When Rehabbing Older Homes

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:00:14 +0000

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Older homes are missing lots of often-overlooked modern luxuries today's homebuyers need. Here are 8 things you to keep an eye our for.

View the full article: 8 Things to Look for When Rehabbing Older Homes on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




32 Signs You Might Be a Bona Fide Real Estate Investor

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:00:56 +0000

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Investing in real estate isn't just a job; it's a state of mind. Can you relate to these 32 things? Then you might just be a bona fide real estate investor!

View the full article: 32 Signs You Might Be a Bona Fide Real Estate Investor on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Non-Hard Money Sources to Raise Capital Fast (Including Tips From Bestseller Neil Patel)

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 20:30:48 +0000

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The reality is there's plenty of money out there just looking for opportunity. And if you have the right deal, the money will listen.

View the full article: 4 Non-Hard Money Sources to Raise Capital Fast (Including Tips From Bestseller Neil Patel) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Crowdfunding Platforms I’d Recommend Based on 3 Years of Investing Across 35 Projects

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:00:11 +0000

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Of nine different sites I am currently on, I am going to highlight three platforms that have distinct profiles in terms of the types of deals they offer.

View the full article: 3 Crowdfunding Platforms I’d Recommend Based on 3 Years of Investing Across 35 Projects on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




What Would Warren Buffett Do? 12 Quotes for Smarter Investing

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:00:08 +0000

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If you feel like you're losing motivation in your investing career, it may be time to turn the timeless words of wisdom of Warren Buffett.

View the full article: What Would Warren Buffett Do? 12 Quotes for Smarter Investing on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Study: The Impact of Tax Reform on Property Investors by County

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:30:56 +0000

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Two tax changes impacting markets are the decreased mortgage interest deduction and the SALT deduction cap. How much depends where your investments are.

View the full article: Study: The Impact of Tax Reform on Property Investors by County on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Common Mobile Home Traits Investors Will See Across the Country

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:00:34 +0000

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While markets and mobile home communities can differ in various markets across the country, there are still some common themes. Here's what to expect.

View the full article: 5 Common Mobile Home Traits Investors Will See Across the Country on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Money Podcast 15: The Pillars of FI, Pt. 2: Designing the Life You Want with Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa from Choose FI

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 06:02:40 +0000

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This is the last half of the epic interview with Brad and Jonathan from Choose FI. Continuing where we left off from last week, we finish up the Pillars of FI conversation, including beginner level topics you can be doing such as frugality and index fund investing but also touch on more advanced topics like [...]

View the full article: BiggerPockets Money Podcast 15: The Pillars of FI, Pt. 2: Designing the Life You Want with Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa from Choose FI on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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4 Reasons DIY is Dead (An Argument for Outsourcing Everything)

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 20:30:35 +0000

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People think outsourcing is a luxury only available to large operations. But the truth is that outsourcing early makes you money because it buys you time.

View the full article: 4 Reasons DIY is Dead (An Argument for Outsourcing Everything) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 17:00:20 +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.

View the full article: Cash for Keys: The Controversial Process That Could Save You Major Eviction Headaches on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The Best Way to Attract Like-Minded People for Your Real Estate Team

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 11:00:43 +0000

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It’s hard to pinpoint one exact way to get people to work with you. Many things will get you there, but if I could give a piece of advice, it would be this.

View the full article: The Best Way to Attract Like-Minded People for Your Real Estate Team on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Watch: 3 Lessons I Learned From Raising $3 Million

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 20:30:04 +0000

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Whether you're doing smaller deals or bigger deals, these lessons apply. Watch my video now for these and other great investing tips!

View the full article: Watch: 3 Lessons I Learned From Raising $3 Million on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How You Can Pay for College (And So Much More) with Note Investing

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:00:30 +0000

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When a note is placed with a servicer and it’s performing, I would argue it’s better than almost any property that cash flows the same amount. Here’s why.

View the full article: How You Can Pay for College (And So Much More) with Note Investing on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Ways Real Estate Wins Big Where Stocks Fall Short

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 11:00:17 +0000

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What's YOUR investment of choice? With the recent fall of the stock market, maybe it's time to check out real estate. Here are 5 solid reasons why.

View the full article: 5 Ways Real Estate Wins Big Where Stocks Fall Short on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Why “Overpriced” Markets Like San Francisco May Be Healthier Than You Think

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:30:23 +0000

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In this article, I'm going to explain in simple terms why things are sustainable even in the most expensive markets in the country— yes, even San Francisco.

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4 Submarket-Level Risks That New Investors Often Miss

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:00:41 +0000

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Eliminating as much risk as possible from your real estate investments is important. Here are four market risks that you should never overlook.

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How Amazon Could Change the Condo and Apartment Market Forever

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:00:09 +0000

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Here's how Amazon's new technology could completely upset the current apartment and condo markets, and why Real estate investors should pay close attention.

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How to Invest in Paper With 12% Returns (Yes, It’s Possible!)

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 20:30:48 +0000

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Are you a wholesaler, rehabber, or landlord, tired of dealing with tenants, toilets, & termites? Do you want to achieve financial freedom? This is for you!

View the full article: How to Invest in Paper With 12% Returns (Yes, It’s Possible!) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Successfully (& Legally) Raise the Rent as a Landlord

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:00:25 +0000

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With rents soaring across the country, it may be tempting to up yours considerably. Before you do, be sure you're following correct (and legal) procedures!

View the full article: How to Successfully (& Legally) Raise the Rent as a Landlord on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 273: An Introduction to Passive Income Through Real Estate Note Investing with Dave Van Horn

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 06:01:55 +0000

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Most people understand the world of rental properties, house flips, and other common real estate investments. But there is one little-known niche that could provide massive cash flow and profits without the headaches: note investing. In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Dave Van Horn, author of Real Estate Note Investing, [...]

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This is the Secret to Learning More Effectively in Business & in Life

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:30:05 +0000

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Is it better to just plow through something for hours on end? Or mix up different approaches and topics when trying to master something? I have the answer.

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How to Use Escalation Clauses to Land Competitive Real Estate Deals

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:00:19 +0000

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An escalation clause is a clause you can add to your offer. It frees you from setting your price at a static number and instead allows you to set a range.

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5 Darker Aspects of Entrepreneurship You Need to Accept Before Taking the Plunge

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:00:53 +0000

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There is a darker side of entrepreneurship that few talk about. Failure to recognize this can cause a lot of stress and life detours.

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The Top 5 “Hidden” Factors That Influence Home Value

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:30:56 +0000

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Some factors that influence a home’s value are obvious, but what about the price influencers that are a little less obvious and more difficult to measure?

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Intro to Multifamily Underwriting: 5 Steps to Calculate Effective Gross Income (EGI)

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:10:34 +0000

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Once income is coming in as it should and economic losses are under control and normalized, this is what the income side of the asset’s equation looks like.

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How I Find Private Money Lenders to 100% Fund My Deals (& How You Can, Too)

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:00:44 +0000

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How do you keep deals flowing? By making sure you have funding! Using other people's money is a powerful way to grow wealth. Here's how.

View the full article: How I Find Private Money Lenders to 100% Fund My Deals (& How You Can, Too) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




7 Factors to Examine When Shopping for a Rental

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 21:00:46 +0000

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You don’t need to get each and every one perfect to get a great rental property, but these factors are important to consider when shopping.

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I Asked Landlords for Their Best Tips: Here Are 6 Recurring Secrets to Success

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:00:17 +0000

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What are the secrets to success as a landlord? I've asked this question repeatedly of many landlords—here are six recurring answers I hear over and over.

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BiggerPockets Money Podcast 14: The Pillars of FI: Designing the Life You Want with Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa from Choose FI

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 06:01:26 +0000

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On today’s epic show, we speak with Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa from Choose FI. Brad and Jonathan share their pillars of financial independence — the 10 things you need to do in order to achieve FI. We cover beginner-level topics such as frugality and index fund investing, but we also touch on more advanced [...]

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13 Items to Check When Performing Due Diligence on Multifamily Properties

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 20:30:20 +0000

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Due diligence makes all the difference between landing great deals and being burdened with duds. Use this checklist to cover your bases.

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I’m Using Side Hustles to Cover 63% of My Mortgage: Here’s How

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 17:00:36 +0000

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If you caught BiggerPockets Podcast 008, you heard me declare I was planning to pay for my 8-unit apartment’s mortgage without using my tenants’ rent. I had no clue how I was going to do it, but I started moving in that direction. Let me update you on how it’s going. My 5 Tactics for Additional [...]

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The 3 Things to Remember Before You Negotiate a Real Estate Deal

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 11:00:38 +0000

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Today I’m talking about the top three things to remember when negotiating a deal. Remember these three things to pave the way to successful negotiations!

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5 Frugality Myths Americans Believe That Would Make Ben Franklin Cry

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 20:30:56 +0000

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The first step towards financial freedom is frugality. Frugality might seem like a bad word to some. But this is largely due to 5 myths.

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February Rents Increased the Most in America’s Small Markets

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 17:00:12 +0000

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RentCafe just released its monthly rent report with data from rents charged last month in the 250 largest U.S. cities. These are the winners and losers.

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How (and Why) I Offer on Properties BEFORE I Ever Step Foot in the House

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 11:00:42 +0000

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Want to land more deals? The key is to make more offers—and a GREAT way to do that is to become comfortable making offers sight unseen. Here's how.

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Story From a CPA: The Time an Investor Paid a $96k Tax Bill He Shouldn’t Have

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:30:27 +0000

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If you are brave enough to read a real story about how a real estate investor could lose a ton of money because of a small mistake, keep reading.

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9 Tech Tools Transforming the Way Real Estate Investors Scale Their Portfolios

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:00:27 +0000

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Real estate is one of the last industries to adopt technology, and investors can use that to their advantage to literally make millions today. Real estate continues to lag other sectors in terms of technology disruption. But for tech savvy investors, technology is creating scalable opportunities like never before. This is the second of a series [...]

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8 Pros & Cons of Including Utilities With Rent for Your Investment Properties

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:00:20 +0000

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Is it a better strategy to include utilities with rent or have your tenants set them up themselves? Take a look at some of the positives and negatives here.

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6 Advantages Note Investing Has Over Hard Real Estate

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:30:02 +0000

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I love real estate, but there are quite a few advantages to notes that make them one of my all-time favorite investments. Here's why.

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8 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Becoming Wealthy

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 18:00:23 +0000

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Even with the best of intentions, it takes more than knowledge to successfully budget and build wealth. Sometimes, we need to actually fool ourselves.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 272: No Money, No Deals, No Time? Overcoming Real Estate’s “Big Three” with Brandon Turner & David Greene

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 06:02:20 +0000

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Struggling to build your real estate empire? Not after this show! It’s time to put the no money, no deals, and no time excuses to rest. This episode is 90 minutes of pure fire, as Brandon and David systematically help you overcome the “big three” roadblocks most real estate investors encounter. You’ll learn how to [...]

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How to Steadily Learn Real Estate Investing (Without Lulling Yourself Into Inaction)

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:13:28 +0000

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I often see people who get "analysis paralysis" and can't take the first step. There's no magic pill for this, but I would make a couple recommendations.

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Study: Millennials Pay a Total of $93k (or 45% of Income) in Rent by Age 30

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:10:01 +0000

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Many Millennials are putting off home purchases and instead pouring their funds into rent—at a rate higher than you might expect.

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Yes, Money & Wealth DO Matter—And Pretending Otherwise Hurts Everyone

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:00:36 +0000

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Why is money a taboo subject in our society? If we want to build a better world, we need to face the facts—good money management is vital to living well.

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3 Ways to Find Amazing Real Estate Deals on Craigslist

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 22:30:19 +0000

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Craigslist is an online classified section where it is free to post and free to browse, so it makes a great resource for finding real estate deals.

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What Appraisal Gap Coverage is (& How It Can Help You Win in a Hot Market)

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:29:55 +0000

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Appraisal gap coverage strengthens offers in any market. Still, they're most often used in a seller's market to incentivize the seller.

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“Low Income” vs. “Bad” Neighborhoods: Yes, There IS a Difference. Here’s What Separates Them.

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:00:55 +0000

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Some neighborhoods are simply bad investments—but too many investors and advisors equate "low income" neighborhoods with "bad" ones, and that's wrong.

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4 Things No One Tells You About Finding a Mentor (Hint: It’s Easier Than You Think!)

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 20:30:46 +0000

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There seems to be this pressure around finding a mentor that is more hindrance than help. I'd argue it's actually easier than ever to find one. Here's how.

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5 Advanced Excel Tips for a Better Home Budget

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 17:00:44 +0000

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By using a standard spreadsheet combined with some advanced tricks, you can create a budget to rival any specialized program.

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BiggerPockets Money Podcast 13: Achieving FI Before 40 Despite Breaking Every Financial “Rule” with Tanja from Our Next Life

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 06:02:43 +0000

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Tanja reached financial independence (FI) and retired from her full-time, high-stress job at age 38—despite not being a natural saver, having purchased two brand-new cars in the past, and not maxing out her 401(k) in the beginning—pretty much breaking every FI “rule” out there. Tanja was not focused on early retirement or financial independence when [...]

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If You Haven’t Mastered This Word, You Might Be Failing at Your Business

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 20:30:26 +0000

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Here's the one word you need to get really good at asserting in order to stay on track, stay true to yourself, and find success.

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The 3 Dumbest Mistakes Buy & Hold Real Estate Investors Make

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 17:00:09 +0000

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There is no doubt that even the professional long-term real estate investors are prone to the occasional slip up, so don’t feel down if you make some mistakes. After all, it is all a part of the learning process. However, do keep in mind that it is definitely an error if you consistently repeat these [...]

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Investors, It’s Time to Take Another Look at $30,000 Properties

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 11:00:14 +0000

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The popular belief is that you can't profit on $30k properties, but I need you to completely throw that perception out and listen to me carefully.

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How to Find Multifamily Deals in a Tight Market

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:30:54 +0000

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It's not as easy to find deals today as it was just five years ago, but it's still possible. You just have to know where to look and who to contact.

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5 Ways To Keep Building Your Local Real Estate Investing Reputation

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 17:00:59 +0000

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Making connections and getting the word out about your business are imperative to real estate success. Here's how you can keep up your reputation.

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Should I Buy Several Cheap or a Few Pricier Houses? An Investor’s Analysis

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 11:00:40 +0000

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I wanted to buy cheap property once. It’s very tempting. So is it actually a good idea? Let’s run some numbers and find out.

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The Dark Side of the New Tax Reform Act for Multifamily Investors

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:30:12 +0000

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I don’t see a sweeping downside in this legislation, but it may have a side effect that will create new challenges for multifamily syndicators.

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How to Use Notes to Get Better Real Estate Deals

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:00:09 +0000

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As a note buyer you'll be ahead of everyone, including sheriff sales and the "we buy houses" folks. In other words, as a note owner, you’re first in line.

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5 Highly Actionable Steps to Make REAL Progress Towards Your Investing Goals

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:00:43 +0000

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When you're starting out in real estate investing, all of the information and options can seem overwhelming. If you want a roadmap for success, here it is!

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eCommerce Is Killing Retail, But Where Does That Leave Landlords? We Asked a Shopping App CEO

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:00:28 +0000

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Times have been tough for retail landlords in recent years, as retailers are filing bankruptcies at a blistering pace. And it’s not just mom-and-pop stores that are folding — this trend is led by iconic brands like Toys “R” Us. On the property-owner side, real estate moguls and market experts have declared retail all but dead, though [...]

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Should I Accept Section 8 Tenants—Or Run the Other Way?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:00:06 +0000

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Section 8 housing has a nasty reputation as a trap for the unwary—but it also has a deserved reputation as a great way to collect easy rent. Which is it?

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BiggerPockets Podcast 271: Buying 12+ Real Estate Deals Every Month (And How to Lose $750,000) with Sam Craven

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:02:21 +0000

Real estate investors love to talk about their successes, but most refuse to talk about their failed deals. On today’s show, we hit both of those points hard when we sit down with Sam Craven to talk about how his wholesaling business generates hundreds of thousands of dollars each month in revenue — and the [...] View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 271: Buying 12+ Real Estate Deals Every Month (And How to Lose $750,000) with Sam Craven on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. [...]


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Beyond Bathrooms & Kitchens: 7 Upgrades to Boost Property Values & Rents

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:34:01 +0000

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Looking for ways to boost values or asking rents? Here are 7 renovation ideas, beyond the obvious discussions of updating kitchens and bathrooms.

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3 Simple Steps to Work Less While Getting More Accomplished

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:59:45 +0000

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For me, deep work is not only helpful, it’s vital. I don’t want to work 50 hours per week. I want freedom. And something tells me you want the same.

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The 7-Step Morning Routine That Transforms My Entire Day

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:00:44 +0000

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Have you ever noticed how weekend mornings aren’t nearly as bad? Thus, it’s not the morning that you hate; it’s what you do in the morning that you hate.

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The 20 U.S. Zip Codes Most Affected By Gentrification Since 2000

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:00:54 +0000

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New research from RentCafe looked at 11,000 US zip codes over the past 15 years — to come up with a list of the 20 most gentrified zip codes in America.

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3 Ways to Succeed Despite Failure (Video With Tim Ferriss!)

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:30:59 +0000

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In this video with Tim Ferriss, we explore the idea that failure isn't always bad—and that embracing it can help you reach success more quickly & easily.

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Why I Fired Property Management—And Began to Manage My Own Investments

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:00:06 +0000

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When I first started out, property management sounded like a great decision. Here's what ended up changing my mind on the subject.

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5 Lessons I Learned From a Recent 80-Unit Acquisition

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:30:05 +0000

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Some of the best real estate lessons come from watching other people's wins & losses. Here are a few ups and downs from a recent 80-unit acquisition.

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