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How Time Consuming is Owning Long-Term Turnkey Rentals?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:30:36 +0000

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Does the promise of passive income actually match the reality of owning turnkey rental properties long term? One landlord weighs in.

View the full article: How Time Consuming is Owning Long-Term Turnkey Rentals? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The Ultimate Guide on Raising Rent

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:00:12 +0000

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Raising rent can be a delicate balance. Here are some important factors when deciding whether to up your tenants' monthly payment.

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5 Ways to Find the Right Tenants for Your Rentals

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:00:56 +0000

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You may have found the real estate deal of the century. You may have the best financing available. But if you get the wrong tenant, you can lose it all.

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7 Steps I Took to Land My First House Hack (& Rent it Out) With Ease

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:30:26 +0000

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I did it! I got through the highly feared “analysis paralysis” stage and closed on my first deal. How was it? Easy as pie.

View the full article: 7 Steps I Took to Land My First House Hack (& Rent it Out) With Ease on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Security Matters: Why Attracting Tenants Is About More Than Service

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:19:34 +0000

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When it comes to recruiting top-quality residents, a nice property isn't all that matters. Here's why cyber security is so important.

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How I Bought a Fixer-Upper Fourplex for $1 Down: A BRRRR Case Study

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:00:51 +0000

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Most low and no-money-down real estate stories are vague & unattainable. Learn the DETAILED true story of how an investor landed a 4-plex for just $1 here!

View the full article: How I Bought a Fixer-Upper Fourplex for $1 Down: A BRRRR Case Study on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




7 Situations That Cause Investors to Pivot ( & How to Play the Cards You’re Dealt)

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:30:46 +0000

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Markets shift, our personal lives change. In short, I've learned it's much better to play the hand you're dealt than to stubbornly stick to a strategy.

View the full article: 7 Situations That Cause Investors to Pivot ( & How to Play the Cards You’re Dealt) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Reasons to Utilize Your Equity & How to Safely Invest It

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:00:27 +0000

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How to safely utilize the equity in your properties, combined with other investing strategies, to build wealth without taking on unnecessary risks.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 245: Creating Wealth that Lasts Generations with Bestselling Author Ryan Holiday

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:02:20 +0000

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Are you in this business to make a quick buck—or are you looking to build generational wealth for you and your family? If the latter is true for you, don’t miss a moment of this powerful show with bestselling author Ryan Holiday. Ryan, best known for his books, such as The Obstacle Is the Way: [...]

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How the “Second Wave of Suburbanization” Will Change Housing Markets as We Know Them

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:30:24 +0000

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Ready for a confession? Last week, I covered the collapse of rents in top-tier cities across the country. It was a data-driven piece, and I was originally planning a follow-up as a snarky op-ed about how housing activists will miss Millennial gentrification when all the Millennials move back out to the suburbs. But I decided [...]

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5 Lessons We Can Learn From the Cautionary Tale of the Unhappy Mobile Home Seller

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:26 +0000

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Let this story be an example for us all. People can agree to almost anything—but contracts need to be there when those agreements don't hold up.

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The 6 Best Things You Can Do to Prep Your Home for Hurricane Season

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:00:50 +0000

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With your home protected, you don’t have to worry about anything but your personal safety, which is the most important thing during a massive storm.

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How Finding the Right Accountant Can Save You Money

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:30:23 +0000

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When is the best time to hire an accountant? And how can you get the most out of yours once you hire one? Take some advice from a seasoned real estate pro.

View the full article: How Finding the Right Accountant Can Save You Money on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Reasons the Midwest is Hands Down the Best Place to Invest

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:00:06 +0000

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With real estate costs rising in most major U.S. cities, finding a good real estate deal seems impossible. Unless, that is, you're looking in the Midwest.

View the full article: 5 Reasons the Midwest is Hands Down the Best Place to Invest on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Two Ways to Force Appreciation with Turnkey Rental Properties

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:00:19 +0000

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Forcing appreciation on turnkey property gives you the best of both worlds, cash flow and appreciation. Here are two different ways to accomplish this.

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Airbnbing: Questions to Ask to Navigate Cities & HOAs

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:30:40 +0000

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Most cities lack specific short-term-rental laws. Here's what to ask your HOA and local government before taking the plunge.

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Here’s Why You Need to Set Up Passive Income Now

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:00:04 +0000

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Why is passive income such a big deal? It changes the dynamics of your income and expenses. Here, 5 reasons you need to set yourself up with passive income.

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5 Not-So-Great Aspects of Real Estate Investing

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:00:13 +0000

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I love rental property investing. But it’s not always fun, and I want any potential investor to know both the positives and negatives before jumping in.

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House Hacking? Consider These Factors First

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:30:25 +0000

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House hacking can be a great means for getting into a home. But before you jump into it, please evaluate these downsides.

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How to Find Your First Real Estate Wholesale Deal

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:00:07 +0000

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With wholesaling, there is a strategy that allows you to circumnavigate the market's murky waters. Here's how to find wholesales on and offline.

View the full article: How to Find Your First Real Estate Wholesale Deal on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Here’s Why I’ll Never Sell My Multifamily Investment Properties

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:30:09 +0000

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I’m not just thinking about how to make money next month, hit a goal this year, or get rich in five. My eye is on the long game. Here's why.

View the full article: Here’s Why I’ll Never Sell My Multifamily Investment Properties on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Why Credit Scores Matter & How to Improve Them

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:00:07 +0000

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Credit scores are powerful indicators of creditworthiness, especially when applying for mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, or when renting real estate.

View the full article: Why Credit Scores Matter & How to Improve Them on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The 10 Most Common Rental Repairs You’ll Encounter

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:00:56 +0000

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Treat each of these items with care and address them immediately. Your tenant and your wallet will definitely both thank you.

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The Pros and Cons of Renting Your Place on Airbnb

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:30:49 +0000

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Cut through the Airbnb hype—both positive and negative—and learn the pros and cons of short-term renting your house or apartment.

View the full article: The Pros and Cons of Renting Your Place on Airbnb on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Attention Multifamily Investors: Are you STILL Paying Taxes?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:00:12 +0000

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These tax-savings strategies will save you a boatload while boosting your multifamily rental profits no matter where you live.

View the full article: Attention Multifamily Investors: Are you STILL Paying Taxes? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




What Do You Do if Your Tenant Dies?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:00:21 +0000

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Unfortunately, death is a part of life. Here's how to handle rent collection, grieving relatives, and the deceased's belongings—with compassion and smarts.

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How to Lose the Management Headaches & Invest More Passively in Real Estate

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:30:38 +0000

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If you’re low on time or just tired of dealing with the nonsense that comes with investing in buy & hold real estate, how can you make things more passive?

View the full article: How to Lose the Management Headaches & Invest More Passively in Real Estate on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Hobby vs. Business: Do You Have the Right Mindset as a Landlord?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:00:47 +0000

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Are you excited for middle-of-the-night phone calls, sleepless nights, and profitless rentals? If not, you will need to be different than most landlords.

View the full article: Hobby vs. Business: Do You Have the Right Mindset as a Landlord? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 244: “Unfair” Taxes and Unfair Advantages with Linda Weygant, CPA

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:02:07 +0000

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There are a lot of reasons to love being a real estate investor. One of the most impressive is the “unfair” tax treatment investors get by the US Government – and we mean that in a good way! On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with CPA Linda Weygant to learn more [...]

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The Surprising Lesson a Six-Figure Salary in My 20s Taught Me About Wealth

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:30:47 +0000

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My experience has shown me that though most of us believe that money will bring true freedom, satisfaction, and fulfillment, it never does.

View the full article: The Surprising Lesson a Six-Figure Salary in My 20s Taught Me About Wealth on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Valuable Lessons I Learned From Backing Out of My First Fix & Flip Deal

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:00:51 +0000

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Sometimes the most important lessons we learn happen when things DON'T work out so well. Here are 3 important takeaways from a failed flip deal.

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The Best Advice I’ve Ever Gotten (For Life and Business)

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:00:56 +0000

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How I became my best self (in my real estate business and my personal life) by taking risks and living life to the fullest, free from worry and self doubt.

View the full article: The Best Advice I’ve Ever Gotten (For Life and Business) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The Unspoken Problem With Financial Freedom Few People Acknowledge

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:30:10 +0000

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Financial freedom: It's many's goal, & we see it glorified in the media all the time. But few talk about THIS issue that comes with it (& how to avoid it!).

View the full article: The Unspoken Problem With Financial Freedom Few People Acknowledge on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




6 Reasons Good Tenants Don’t Renew Their Leases

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:00:42 +0000

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It's happened to the best of us: Good tenants choose not to renew their lease. These situations are costly and confusing. So why do good tenants leave?

View the full article: 6 Reasons Good Tenants Don’t Renew Their Leases on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Benefits of Holding Your Properties in an LLC

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:00:53 +0000

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An LLC is not designed to prevent you from ever being sued. Rather, an LLC is intended to help you manage and contain the fallout from such a lawsuit.

View the full article: 3 Benefits of Holding Your Properties in an LLC on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Yes, Turnkey Rentals CAN Be a Solid Investment Choice: Here Are the Numbers to Prove It

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:30:07 +0000

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Considering investing in turnkeys? Get details from an investor's actual portfolio of 3 rentals—including profits, financing, and purchase price—here!

View the full article: Yes, Turnkey Rentals CAN Be a Solid Investment Choice: Here Are the Numbers to Prove It on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Where Should You Invest the Cash For Your Next Down Payment?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:00:46 +0000

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Where you stash your cash while saving for your next investment property is up to you. Here are some things to consider when evaluating your options.

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The Great Rent Shakeup: Are Rents Collapsing Across the Country?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:00:17 +0000

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The country's largest cities are seeing rents collapse as residents flee to cheaper, mid-tier cities. Here's what it means for real estate investors.

View the full article: The Great Rent Shakeup: Are Rents Collapsing Across the Country? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Keep an Amazing Reputation in the Real Estate Business

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:30:58 +0000

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It takes a lifetime to build a reputation, and it only takes five minutes to lose it. Here's how to build, and keep, a stellar reputation.

View the full article: How to Keep an Amazing Reputation in the Real Estate Business on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




21 Forms You May Need if You’re Managing Your Own Rentals

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 11:00:02 +0000

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Managing your own rental properties? At minimum, I recommend gathering the following, along with any other forms required by your state, county, or city.

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Military Members: Yes, You Can Use Your VA Loan More Than Once. Here’s How.

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 20:30:50 +0000

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Military members: Are you looking to use your VA loan multiple times? Here are some factors to keep in mind when considering this loan option.

View the full article: Military Members: Yes, You Can Use Your VA Loan More Than Once. Here’s How. on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Quick Ways to Offline Deals Without Heavy Marketing

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:00:40 +0000

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A rundown of how to use creative means and little effort to make money by facilitating offline deals for purchasing and selling real estate.

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Here’s What 10 Billionaires Say You Should Do Every Day

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 11:00:37 +0000

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If you want to follow the billionaires' blueprint, one theme seems to come up again and again. Find out what it is, and how these moguls get it done.

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Here’s Why You Need Insurance For Your Airbnb

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:30:58 +0000

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A lot of our clients want to know if the Airbnb host-guarantee and host-protection policies provide sufficient protection if accidents happens while they are away. The answer is no, they do not. We recommend protecting yourself with additional coverage. Why You Need Your Own Insurance First, Airbnb has dual loyalty. The business cannot survive without hosts, and it [...]

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Are Societal Norms Relevant to Real Estate Investors?

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:00:57 +0000

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If the "Graduate, Get a Job, Get Married, Have Kids" sequence is a general formula for success, does it apply to real-estate investors? I don't think so.

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The Pros and Cons of Conventional Real Estate Loans

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:00:32 +0000

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There are both advantages and disadvantages to be aware of before obtaining a loan, and the more aware you are, the better loan decisions you can make.

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What Being a CPA Has Taught Me About Becoming a Millionaire

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:30:03 +0000

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Being a CPA allows you to network with many successful investors and business owners. Learn some amazing wealth-building lessons from one CPA here!

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5 Things To Consider Before Hiring A Mobile-Home Handyman

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:00:23 +0000

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After 15 years of investing in—and rehabbing—mobile homes, I'm still searching for the ideal contractor/handyman. Here's what I've learned along the way.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 243: “How I Built 7-Figures of Wealth on a Working-Class Salary” with Joe “JD” Martin

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:02:33 +0000

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Let’s be honest: not everyone is trying to buy hundreds or thousands of properties. In fact – just a small handful of incredible deals can help build impressive wealth AND great income. That’s the story you’ll hear today as we speak with Joe “JD” Martin, a real estate investor who’s building wealth while working his [...]

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How to Master the Elevator Pitch and the Nutshell Resume

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:30:17 +0000

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Being able to quickly state your mission when meeting new people is critical to success. Master the Elevator Pitch and find new connections with these tips.

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Life-Changing Lessons From 9 Awesome Real Estate Books

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:26:06 +0000

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Read these nine books to glean the most powerful lessons I've learned about achieving success in today's real estate market.

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3 Problems I Avoid When Shopping for a Rental Property

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:00:50 +0000

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This isn’t to say I will never touch a property that has one of these issues, but there better be a really good reason for it.

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Company Branding Tips: Consistency and Recognition

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 20:30:29 +0000

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Consistent company branding - from colors to logo- makes your name instantly recognizable. Wear your brand everywhere and own your color.

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Financial Freedom is Closer Than You Think

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:01:28 +0000

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Use this formula to triple your freedom and halve your working years. With this method you can do whatever you want(!) for the majority of your life.

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Should You Invest in Five Single-Family Units or a 5-Unit Multifamily?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:00:50 +0000

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There are pros & cons to buying single-family investment properties and multi-unit commercial rentals. This post will help you find which is right for you.

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The First Time I Was (Knowingly) Ripped Off By a Contractor

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 20:30:02 +0000

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I got ripped off by a contractor I'd used before, proving that one positive interaction doesn't always indicate a bright future.

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4 Tips For Making Your Rental Property Family Friendly

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 17:00:29 +0000

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How to attract family renters who are not quite ready to buy their own home but need a nice place to raise their children.

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3 Approaches to Finding an Area’s Average Vacancy Rate

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:00:34 +0000

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Calculating vacancy rate is important when you buying a rental property, especially when determining where to buy. Here's what you should know.

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7 Creative Ways to Earn More Money from Your Rental Properties

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 19:30:24 +0000

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Want higher returns from your rental properties? Nothing a little creativity can't fix. Here are 7 creative ways to earn more money on your rentals!

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What Kind of Insurance Do You Need as a Real Estate Investor?

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:00:10 +0000

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Insuring an investment property is something every investor will want to do to protect valuable assets. But how do you choose which policy is right for you?

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How to Determine Residential and Commercial Property Values (and Why It Matters!)

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 20:30:26 +0000

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When it comes to real-estate investing, there’s one thing that matters regardless of which type of property you’re investing in. Property value. Why does it matter? Before I explain, there is one thing I need to clarify just so we are all on the same page: The value of a property only matters when you are [...]

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Why “Trading Up” Your House May Be Killing Your Financial Future

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 17:00:14 +0000

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Sometimes living in that 2-bedroom condo will give you an opportunity to save a lot of your wealth for other investments.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Fixer-Upper

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:00:33 +0000

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So should you invest in a fixer-upper? Before you jump into your next project, ask yourself these five questions about the deal.

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How Airbnb Helped Us Pay Down Credit Card Debt, Buy a Primary Residence, & More

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 20:30:06 +0000

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I lived in Denver in 2008 and heard whispers of people making money on short-term rental sites. So, I cleaned my apartment, posted some photos, and waited.

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No Money Down Strategies: How We’ve Purchased 80 Units in 5 Years

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:00:39 +0000

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Creative financing will transform your real estate business. Here are strategies this investing couple used to buy 80 units with NONE of their own money!

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My First Month of Early Retirement: How I’m Spending My Newfound Freedom

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:00:46 +0000

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Making "the jump" was scary and empowering at the same time—the only way I can describe my first month of officially cutting the cord is exhilarating.

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5 Reasons Single Family Investors Are Turning to Multifamily Apartments

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:30:50 +0000

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More single family home investors appear to be graduating to the multifamily property space. Why is that? What’s drawing them to this niche?

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What to Do if You’re Located in an Expensive Real Estate Market

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:00:14 +0000

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Often, certain investments are working in your town, but they are just not working at your financial level. In other words, the numbers work, but they are so high that the barrier to entry is keeping you out. If so, there are creative methods you can use to get involved. For example, forming a partnership, [...]

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BiggerPockets Podcast 242: How to Live an Incredible Life Now & Achieve Early Retirement with Josh Randall

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:02:56 +0000

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Money doesn’t buy happiness – but it can give you the freedom to live a truly extraordinary life, something our guest today can really speak to! We sit down with Josh Randall, an investor from Kentucky with nearly 100 units who also works as a full-time business owner. You’ll love Josh’s mindset when it comes [...]

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The Top 10 Rental Features That Attract Cream of the Crop Tenants

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 20:30:04 +0000

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Let me share with you the cornerstone principle of long term real estate investing: The success or failure of your real estate investments depends on your ability to consistently attract and retain great tenants. In the end, it doesn’t matter how great of a deal you got on the property or how strong your projected [...]

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If My Income Phases Me Out of Real Estate Tax Benefits, Should I Stunt My Growth Plans?

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:00:18 +0000

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If your income reaches a level where it threatens to affect all the great tax benefits real estate has to offer, does that mean it's time to scale back?

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Which Company Culture Cultivates Competency—Competitive or Cooperative?

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:00:12 +0000

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Which method is better—the competitive or the cooperative— or more appropriately, which culture that is created by such methods is better?

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3 Tales of Landlording Catastrophe—And the Invaluable Lessons They Teach Us

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:30:45 +0000

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Why make your own mistakes as a landlord when you can learn from the mistakes of others? These 3 stories might make you cringe—but you'll learn something!

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The Newbie’s Guide to Wholesaling in 7 Simple Steps

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:00:23 +0000

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This blog post has one intended purpose—to help you clearly understand what it takes to be a successful real estate wholesaler.

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How to Identify Aluminum Wiring—And What to Do About It [Video]

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:00:45 +0000

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Aluminum wiring won’t necessarily kill a deal or keep you from getting insurance, but identify it in your property so you can properly mitigate it.

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3 “Show Stoppers” That Keep Me From Going Through With Rental Purchases

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 20:30:03 +0000

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My "show stoppers" all have to do with things I can't change. I can remove a bad tenant, I can repair issues. But there are other factors I can't change.

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8 Property Trends Multifamily Investors Are Likely to See in 2017

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:00:06 +0000

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Multifamily is a popular sector in 2017. What can investors expect in this niche? What may help investors get the most out of their apartment investments?

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Why Bigger is Better When it Comes to Commercial Real Estate Deals

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:00:07 +0000

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Many real estate investors start out like I did with that first duplex before investing in single-family residences (SFRs) and then later trying to move into commercial deals. At one point, I was well on my way to owning 100 houses, but that was before I changed my strategy. What caused the shift was gaining experience [...]

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How to Find a Tenant in Any Market: A Comprehensive Guide

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 19:30:55 +0000

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Ask any experienced landlord, and they'll tell you long-term success in this business has everything to do with finding the right tenants. Learn how here.

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4 Tips That Allow Me to Successfully Flip 10 A-Class Properties Per Year

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 11:00:23 +0000

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Today, let's talk about how to successfully flip multiple properties each year. Here's what I look for when purchasing an A-class property to flip.

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13 Tips for Skillful Real Estate Negotiation

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 20:30:18 +0000

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Successful negotiation could potentially save you thousands. Calculate that out to a per-hour cost, and it’ll be the best, easiest money you’ve ever made!

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Why a College Degree is Overrated & Unnecessary for Many Americans

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 17:00:05 +0000

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We're often sold on college being a prerequisite for success. But the truth is, a college degree is costly and can amount to little help in future careers.

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Why Short-Term Rentals Work Better for House Hacking

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:00:14 +0000

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Using vacation rentals in a house hack will generate the most financial gain with the least risk and time commitment. Here's why.

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How I Went From 6 to 37 Units With One Acquisition Using Hard Money Financing

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 20:30:38 +0000

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Putting a commercial deal together with hard-money financing can be tricky. Read what I learned and what I'd do differently the second time around.

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Use Those Funds to Invest?

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:00:55 +0000

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What's better in the financial long-run: paying off your debt or using expendable funds for investment? That all depends on your situation.

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4 Tips for Hiring the Right CPA for Your Real Estate Business

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:00:29 +0000

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There are plenty of things you can do in your business, but taxes & accounting aren’t among them. In this case, you need the assistance of a qualified CPA.

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How to Remedy Faulty Dryer Ventilation [Video Look at a ’70s-Built Apartment]

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 20:30:55 +0000

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Buy a property with questionable dryer ventilation? The question is: How are you going to get that hot, damp, lint-filled dryer exhaust out of the building?

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Does the 4% Retirement Spending Rule Still Hold Up—And Where Do Rentals Fit in?

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:00:02 +0000

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Is the 4% rule of retirement saving still relevant? What about rentals, how do they change the math? Here's an checkup on today's retirement investing.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 241: From Local Flips to Raising Funds and Turnkey Investing Around the Country with Jeff Wallenius

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:02:49 +0000

Is it possible to go from firefighter to real estate mogul? Just ask Jeff Wallenius, who started with a single flip, financed entirely with hard money. He was able to parlay that early success into a profitable flipping business and has been flipping 10-12 houses a year in the Portland market for the last five [...] View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 241: From Local Flips to Raising Funds and Turnkey Investing Around the Country with Jeff Wallenius on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. [...]


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7 Common Myths About Rental Property Taxation—Dispelled

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:30:59 +0000

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Time and time again, I see people asking tax questions and receiving conflicting answers. Today, I'm dispelling tax myths related to real estate investors.

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Tips & Tricks From an Attorney: Here’s How I’d Protect My Real Estate Assets

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:00:32 +0000

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Protecting your hard earned real estate assets is a vital element of running your business. Get input from an experienced attorney here.

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4 Steps to Boost Your Bottom Line by Improving Tenant Retention

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:00:50 +0000

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Tenant retention is a critical component of property management. Remember, it takes five times as much to find a new customer as to keep an old one!

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9 Ways to Update Your Vacation Rental for Millennial Travelers

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:00:55 +0000

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Per a recent study, Millennials will take significantly more trips in 2017 than GenXers or Baby Boomers. Here's how to update your rental with them in mind.

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5 Ways Financially Successful People Think Differently

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:45:32 +0000

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Successful, wealthy people have distinctly different beliefs that separate them and their finances from everyone else. So, what are these mindsets?

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6 Foolproof Steps to Obtain Your First Investment Property

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:00:25 +0000

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I used to think only rich people were able to afford rentals. The reality is that buying a good rental property is difficult, but it is also very possible.

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Why I’m Not House Hacking (& the Strategy That Will Cover More of My Rent)

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:30:26 +0000

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Don’t get me wrong. House hacking is an awesome strategy that works for a lot of people. But I’ve decided that it’s not best for me and my lifestyle.

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The 3 (Increasingly Expensive) Layers of Real Estate Coaching & Training Courses

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:00:16 +0000

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Real estate gurus claim to be able to teach you to become filthy rich through real estate investing. Is this real? Can you really learn from these guys?

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4 Toxic Habits That Sabotage Even the Most Promising New Investors

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:00:26 +0000

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Over time, these four common habits will bring you down and hold you back. If you want to be a successful investor, avoid these at all costs!

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These Two Lethal Mistakes Cost Me $500k+ in the Past 4 Years

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:30:42 +0000

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We all lose money. It’s not a bad thing as long as you can learn from those mistakes and never repeat them again. Here's what I've learned from mine.

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The 10 Most Common Problems with Older Mobile Homes

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:00:58 +0000

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After a home has been lived in for years and possibly decades, some problems and repair issues may arise that you will want to notice as an investor.

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