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Why You MUST Set Goals and Review Them to Achieve Anything

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:00:05 +0000

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No matter what your goals are, you have to take the next step past just having goals. You have to write them down and read them every day.

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The Top 4 Reasons to Never Invest in Turnkey Real Estate

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:30:03 +0000

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Today I’m talking about the four top reasons why you should never—and I mean never with a capital "N"— invest in turnkey real estate.

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3 Steps to Escape Middle-Class Financial Mediocrity

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:00:02 +0000

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Do you make "pretty good" money but still actively worry about your finances? Do you wonder where your paycheck goes every month? This article is for you!

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

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 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!

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Opinion: Quitting Your Job & Living on Passive Income ISN’T Necessary for Financial Success

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:30:34 +0000

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I may find myself tied to the digital stake & virtually burned. But here goes: It is NOT imperative that you quit your job to become financially successful.

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4 Reasons Mobile Home Investors Have a Natural Edge in Many Markets

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:00:19 +0000

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When compared to the single family home space, mobile home investing has some very logical and advantageous aspects intrinsic to this niche.

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7 Types of Tenants I’ll Never Rent to

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:02 +0000

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This list of seven “fictitious, but totally plausible” tenants will give you a good idea of who you should be watching out for when renting out a property.

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The #1 Money-Saving DIY Skill Every Rehabber Should Learn

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:30:03 +0000

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There are many jobs you can do yourself to save money—and even in some instances, time—as a rehabber. But one job pays more dividends than any other.

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5 Truths First-Time Real Estate Investors Can Learn From Seasoned Pros

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:00:30 +0000

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An old saying goes, "Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others." That applies to real estate investing, too.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 223: How to Become “Set for Life” Through House Hacking, Frugality, and Maximizing Your Income with Scott Trench

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:02:26 +0000

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A lot of people want to achieve financial freedom—but many who start the journey never arrive. So what’s the best way to truly set yourself up for success in achieving financial independence and wealth? That’s the topic of today’s show, where we sit down with Scott Trench, author of Set for Life, to discuss some [...]

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4 “Must-Knows” Before Taking on a Distressed Property

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:30:38 +0000

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With so many areas undergoing revitalization, the idea of renovating a distressed property in an up-and-coming market seems attractive. But is it worth it?

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New Data Shows Americans Fleeing High-Tax States

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:00:04 +0000

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Data from several new reports show Americans moving away from high-tax states to lower-tax states. What are the implications for real estate investors?

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VA Loan: The Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Eligibility & Funding

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:33 +0000

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What does VA loan funding entail, and are YOU eligible? Get all the details here and learn the major benefits this loan can offer your real estate business.

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Why One Man Just Gave Away a $4M, 24-Unit Apartment Complex

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:45:30 +0000

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Rick Steves—you may not initially recognize the name, but you’ve likely stumbled upon his popular travel show, Rick Steves’ Europe, which debuted on PBS in 2000. With a slogan of “Europe through the back door,” this program features shots of Rick meandering through picturesque European locations, living out what many of us might consider to be [...]

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12 Rental Property Improvements You Can Make for Under $500

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:00:35 +0000

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Need to upgrade a rental unit on budget so tenants start noticing it? Here are 13 improvements landlords can make for under $500 each.

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Attention Full-Time Workers Seeking Early Financial Freedom: This New Book is for You

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:30:31 +0000

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This book will change your life. It will change the way that you approach spending, the opportunities you look for, and the way you think about wealth.

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The Top 5 Items to Replace or Upgrade in Every Rental Property You Buy

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:30:21 +0000

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Some fixes you can delay. For others, to give you a better sleep at night, you should always ensure their operation. Don't even think about ignoring these.

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The 11 Most Common Questions Asked by Tenants—Answered

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0000

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When renting out a property, you’ll answer a lot of questions from prospective tenants. Some are easy. Others should be dealt with a little more carefully.

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3 Ways to Handle Requests for Proof of Funds When You Don’t Have Any

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:00:40 +0000

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You submit an offer, but the seller requests proof of funds before they'll sign. You don't have the funds. What do you do? Learn 3 strategies here!

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No Inventory? Deals Can Be Made in Any Market. Here’s How.

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:30:41 +0000

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Real estate values are rising, the economy looks better, interest rates are inching up, and everyone says there are no deals. This I find hard to believe.

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The Top 3 Ways to Find Motivated Real Estate Sellers

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:00:43 +0000

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I want to make something very clear to you: Real estate investing is a numbers game. To get leads, you HAVE to put in the work to find motivated sellers.

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How to Best Calculate the Improvement Ratio to Increase Annual Depreciation

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:30:47 +0000

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The IRS allows depreciation expense to be written off -- so how do you best handle this perk? Learn exactly how to use this tax-saving calculation here!

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Forget the American Dream—Renting, Not Homeownership, is the Path to Financial Freedom

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 17:00:53 +0000

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Is homeownership the dream or is living on your terms the real dream? If you want financial freedom, maybe it's time to question owning that dream home.

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Investing With Your Spouse? STOP and Read These 4 Survival Tips!

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:00:31 +0000

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Working in a real estate business with your spouse can be an awesome, strengthening experience -- or a complete fail. Follow these tips to survive!

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Should You Invest in a Small or Mid-Sized Multifamily Deal? Get the Pros & Cons Here!

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:30:30 +0000

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These days, it seems like everyone wants to invest in multifamily. But what sized multi should you focus on? The truth is, there are pros and cons to both.

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The Pros and Cons of Accepting Section 8 Housing

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:00:45 +0000

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Section 8 is available to low-income, elderly, and disabled tenants to help pay their rent. Should you accept it? Let’s look at some of the pros and cons.

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5 Reasons to Invest in Near-College Real Estate

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:00:09 +0000

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An interesting opportunity for real estate is housing near colleges. Near-college real estate can be lucrative—so long as you know what you’re getting into.

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7 Fiction Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:30:25 +0000

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There's no shortage of business books out there. But sometimes you're in the mood for something different—and these books deliver powerful lessons, too.

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

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:00:19 +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.

View the full article: Dave Ramsey is Wrong: You DON’T Need to Be Debt-Free to Hit Financial Freedom on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 222: Lessons Learned from 40+ Years as a Real Estate Investor with Jay Hinrichs

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:02:02 +0000

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Success leaves clues! Rather than trying to figure it all out on your own, why not listen to someone who has been involved with nearly every aspect of real estate for decades? On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Jay Hinrichs, an investor and hard money lender from Oregon, to learn [...]

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Millennials Are Poised to Be the Wealthiest Generation Yet: Here’s Why

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:30:40 +0000

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Despite the challenges that devastated Millennial personal finance and entry into the workplace, we're poised to be a powerhouse generation.

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How Upcoming Credit Scoring Changes Could Affect Real Estate Investors

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:00:16 +0000

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Starting in July, the three major credit bureaus—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion—are changing their algorithm for how credit scores are calculated.

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The 4 Types of Horrible Tenants (& How to Deal With Their Shenanigans)

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:00:10 +0000

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Anyone who has been in property management long enough will have a few tenant horror stories. So let us begin down this frightening path.

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Before You Invest Using Other People’s Money, Know the REAL Costs

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:30:13 +0000

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Recently, I spoke on a panel at a real estate event about raising capital—but two years ago, I had no interest in other people's money. Here's what changed.

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Virtual Wholesaling: How to Wholesale Properties in Any Market From Afar

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:00:42 +0000

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I decided to focus on this topic because many markets are seller's markets or soon will be. You have to be able to pivot to stay relevant and secure deals.

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The Backing-Out Seller: How to Deal With Hot Leads That Suddenly Go Cold

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:00:11 +0000

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The point of this article is to let you know that you will come across some shady characters, so don't let that discourage you. It's part of the business.

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4 Home Improvement Skills Every Flipper Should Master

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:30:14 +0000

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Some home improvement projects are best left to the professionals—but here are 4 skills it's achievable (and wise) to master as a home flipper!

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The 6 Biggest Lessons I Learned by Acquiring My First Apartment Building

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:00:35 +0000

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I recently closed on my first apartment building. In case you are considering investing in one yourself, here are my biggest takeaways from the process.

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How to Own the Majority of an Apartment Building Using Other People’s Money

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:00:10 +0000

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Using a real-world case study, I'm going to show you how you can own the majority of a building even though your investors will finance the whole thing.

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3 Reasons to Switch From Residential to Commercial Real Estate

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 19:30:20 +0000

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Investing in commercial real estate is a lucrative business decision for anyone serious about increasing their net worth and expanding their portfolio.

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The #1 Indicator That You’ll Have a Successful Experience When Investing in Turnkeys

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 11:00:24 +0000

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Today, I want to warn everyone about some of the things you need to look out for to have a successful experience when investing in turnkey real estate.

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Analysis of a Triple Net (NNN) Deal: Is This KFC Building a Good Investment?

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:30:57 +0000

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Recently, I've been exploring NNN commercial building deals. I’m going to give you the best deal of them all to explore in more detail—the KFC.

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5 Examples of How “Security Theater” Shows Up in Real Estate Investing

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 17:00:14 +0000

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When learning of the term "security theater" recently, I felt this phrase was a "cute" description to a serious problem. Here's how it could affect you.

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An Investor Analyzes: When Does it Make Sense to Pay Off Your Properties?

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 11:00:51 +0000

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Paying off your real estate might feel good -- but is it always the best financial choice? Take a deeper look from an investor's perspective here!

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The Magic Formula Banks Use to Determine Whether You Qualify for a Mortgage

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:30:16 +0000

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For many first-time home buyers, the process of qualifying for a mortgage can be confusing and intimidating. So, what is the bank really looking for?

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6 Crucial Factors That Make Up a Top-Notch Tenant

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:40:14 +0000

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The most important factor that will determine the success or failure of your rental is the person you put in the property. Here's what you should look for.

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Why I Choose to Invest in Condos & Townhomes Over Single Family Residences [With Example Analysis!]

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:00:12 +0000

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Many investors say that investing in condos and townhomes is a lost cause -- but is that always true? Learn why this niche CAN be profitable!

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What Are the Best Real Estate Investments? How to Find the Ideal Place to Put Your Money

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:30:25 +0000

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Wondering "what are the best real estate investments for me?" If you’re considering putting money in real estate, you're reading the right article.

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6 Tips for Staying Compliant with Fair Housing Laws

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 18:00:09 +0000

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We don’t want to scare you, but we also want to ensure you are prepared for your journey into landlording. These tips will keep you out of costly lawsuits.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 221: Buy and Hold Real Estate—What Works and What Doesn’t with Tim Shiner

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:02:01 +0000

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A lot of people want to invest in rental properties, but a lot of people also fail when they jump in. Why? That’s the topic on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with Tim Shiner to learn his story of going from zero to over 150 units and the lessons he [...]

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The 3 Critical Elements of Human Happiness (& Why Unlimited Money Isn’t Enough)

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 21:00:49 +0000

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Could you be successful in your work and well grounded in the connections and still have something that eats you up inside? Unequivocally, yes.

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5 Expert Tips to Attract Cream-of-the-Crop Tenants

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:40:25 +0000

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Tenants can make or break a landlord. Make sure you attract the best tenants by using the tips from this article!

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Case Study: My BRRRR Deal That Went Sideways (& What I Learned From It)

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:00:47 +0000

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As they say, a wise man learns from his mistakes, but a wiser man learns from the mistakes of others. So, be the wiser and learn from mine.

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Property Depreciation: Why the Tax Benefits Could Come Back to Bite You

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 21:30:08 +0000

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The tax benefits from property depreciation are a big perk, right? Be SURE to read up on the downside before you bank on this as a way to save money!

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Rethinking “Wealthy”: The 5-Step Ladder From Middle Class to Financial Freedom

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:00:25 +0000

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Forget the flash. Here are more specific steps, a ladder that someone in the middle class can climb to create true financial freedom.

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3 Completely Irrational Biases Investors Fall Prey To (& How to Mitigate Them)

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:00:55 +0000

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The bad news is we all have these psychological blind spots. The good news is that once we know about them, we can make better decisions.

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How to Conduct an Inspection When Your Tenant Moves Out

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:30:42 +0000

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During move-out walk-through, inspect the property top to bottom. Remember to be thorough so you don’t get stuck footing the bill for your tenant’s grime!

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How to Pay Yourself When Buying an Apartment Building with Investors

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:00:32 +0000

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In this deal, I ended up not putting any of my own money into the deal and got paid $15,000 at closing. Here's how I got it done.

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding Incredible Mentors

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 11:00:55 +0000

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A great mentor WILL change your entrepreneurial, business & personal life. So how do you find a perfect match? Read on for a comprehensive, detailed guide!

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From Layoffs to Payoffs: How Job Loss Led to a Thriving Flipping Business

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 19:30:58 +0000

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You know what they say about life giving you lemons. Get motivation from this story of how job loss led to the advent of a growing flipping business!

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5 Steps to Weed Out Shady Turnkey Operators

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:00:35 +0000

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Want to be sipping pina coladas in Florida? Turnkey real estate can offer that lifestyle. Still, beware because there are many shady turnkey operators.

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Case Study: One of My Best BRRRR (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat) Deals Ever

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 20:30:01 +0000

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This article will give an example of when everything goes right. Indeed, pound for pound, this deal is one of our best deals ever, if not the best.

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4 Steps to Take Immediately After Selling Your Rental Property

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 11:00:45 +0000

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Sometimes it just makes sense to sell a rental property. Whatever the reason, it’s important that you respond appropriately after a sale.

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Forget the Dream House: These 3 Alternatives Will Buy You a Dream Life Instead

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:30:15 +0000

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Across the U.S., Americans are tied to high-payment mortgages to pay for "dream homes" with no end in sight. Isn't it time we rethink this tired strategy?

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Buying a Building to House Your Business? Stop and Consider This First.

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:00:29 +0000

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Before you make the long-term investment of purchasing a building for your business, remember this decision is not to be taken lightly. Consider this first.

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3 Smart Ways to Make an Extra $1,000 a Month Through Real Estate Investing

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:00:35 +0000

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Many dream of getting rich with real estate—but why not focus on the achievable goal of $1,000 more per month? Here are 3 simple ways to make it happen!

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Case Study: How I Bought My First Apartment Building [With Pictures!]

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:35:52 +0000

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After years of acquiring and investing in single family rentals, I recently purchased my first apartment building. Here's the breakdown.

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5 Ways Landlords Can Achieve Better Tenant Stability

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:00:37 +0000

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Tenant stability should a goal of every landlord; after all, turnover kills cash flow. Learn some valuable tips to keep your best tenants happy & staying.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 220: Student Rentals, Multifamily, & the Silent Cash Flow Killer with Jesse Fragale

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:02:47 +0000

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Many people buy real estate hoping to make great cash flow. But all too often that cash flow is quickly eaten away by a silent but deadly thief. In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh and Brandon sit down with real estate investor Jesse Fragale to hear his story and learn more about how [...]

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How to Raise the Rent on Your Tenants as Painlessly as Possible

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:30:23 +0000

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Over the past decade of raising the rent on approximately 100 or more tenants, we’ve only ever had one tenant call to complain. Here's how.

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Does a 401(k) Make Sense, or Should I Invest Those Funds Elsewhere?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:00:55 +0000

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You've probably heard that 401(k)s are a great way to prepare for retirement—but are they REALLY? Investigate the numbers here (you may be surprised)!

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5 Ways to Get Maximum Value Out of Your Real Estate Flyers

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:25 +0000

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Even in an online world, flyers are still effective and can be used with your digital strategy to increase the volume of leads you collect and engage.

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How to Lose $225,000 in a Wire Transfer Fraud Scheme

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:30:08 +0000

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If you’re involved in real estate or if you move money through banks or if you’re alive and have a pulse, this article should strike fear into your heart.

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18 Simple Marketing Strategies to Get Your Real Estate Brand Noticed

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:00:32 +0000

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There are dozens of ways to find buyers, sellers & capital. If your deal flow isn’t where you want it to be, put more of these marketing ideas into play.

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The Big 64-Point List of Landlording Tasks (& How to Outsource the Vast Majority of Them)

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:00:53 +0000

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Let’s talk about the common tasks you might perform as a landlord. This will give you just a sample of the kind of tasks a landlord is responsible for.

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25 Single Family Rental Markets Predicted to See the Largest Growth in 2017

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:30:06 +0000

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A new study has revealed the rankings of the best U.S. markets for buying single family rental properties this year. Where should you buy next?

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The Secret the Rich Understand About Building Wealth (And No, It’s Not All About Cash Flow)

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:00:11 +0000

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Investors often believe cash flow is king. But is that REALLY true? In the quest to build lasting wealth, there's a secret we're often not told. Here it is.

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How to Retire in 3 Years Through Real Estate Investing

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:00:35 +0000

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It sounds too good to be true -- but this is no gimmick. Learn how you can use real estate to retire in just 3 years with some planning, focus, and effort!

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Why I’d Choose to Invest in Real Estate Over Stocks Any Day of the Week

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:30:46 +0000

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In my opinion, bricks and mortar are a much safer and better investment than stocks. You get to touch it, you get to feel it, and you are in control of it!

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6 Steps to Check a Prospective Tenant’s Past Rental History

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:00:54 +0000

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Speaking to a previous or current landlord will help you peer into your future working with an applicant. Set yourself up for success with these easy steps.

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The Pros & Cons of Using a New LLC for Every Property Purchase

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:30:34 +0000

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Today, I am going to take a stab at one of the questions that goes around a lot. Should you get a new LLC every time you buy a property?

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Why Turnkey Rentals Might Just Be an Ideal Investment for Real Estate Newbies

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:00:53 +0000

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There are a lot of new investors out there, and there is a lot of hype around turnkey rentals. But should you be considering turnkeys as a newbie?

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Your Complete Guide to Finding a Profitable, Well-Managed Turnkey Deal [With Example Pro Forma!]

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:00:39 +0000

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The opportunity to access the benefits of real estate without swinging a hammer is awesome, as long as you have the right property and the right team.

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I’ve Broken Every Lease I Ever Had: Here’s What That’s Taught Me as a Landlord

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:30:46 +0000

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Your tenants do not read minds—and they certainly won't read that lease! Avoid the oblivious tenant by making sure your renter knows what they're signing.

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A Look at Joint Ventures: The Pros & Cons of Using Other People’s Money to Acquire Notes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:00:03 +0000

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If you’re purchasing a note but need a money partner to acquire it, there are a few ways to set this up. Here are some methods, as well as the pros & cons.

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Teaching Kids to Be Entrepreneurs is Key to Addressing the Wealth Gap: Here’s Why

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000

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The real problem leading to the wealth gap is that there are two types of people in this world: people who know how to create wealth and people who don’t.

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Meet Tim: How One Newbie Investor House Hacked a Duplex With No Prior Experience

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:30:04 +0000

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Tim had no investing experience—and no experience renovating homes. But the more he researched house hacking, the more confident he was that he could do it.

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5 Ways to Thoroughly Vet the HOA of Your New Vacation Rental

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:00:44 +0000

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Many neighborhoods and buildings have an HOA with bylaws that every property needs to follow. Before buying, make sure you’ve identified any red flags.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 219: Private Lending, Turnkey Investing, and Crowdfunding Real Estate with Dr. Kenyon Meadows

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:02:17 +0000

Many people invest in real estate hoping to make “passive income” but instead find they work more than they would at a day job! But not all real estate niches require a lot of time—and today’s show proves that! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Dr Kenyon Meadows, a real estate investor [...] View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 219: Private Lending, Turnkey Investing, and Crowdfunding Real Estate with Dr. Kenyon Meadows on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. [...]


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Case Study: My BRRRR (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat) Success—All In Under 75% ARV

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:00:41 +0000

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Any time you can BRRRR out with no cash left in the property, that's a deal worth celebrating. Here's how I achieved that with my latest rental.

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6 Questions to Ask Before Committing to an Out-of-State Rental Property

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:02:01 +0000

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When you can buy a home elsewhere for the price of a down payment in your local market, you may consider out-of-state investing. Still, there are risks.

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How the Rise of Artificial Intelligence Will Disrupt Your Rental Portfolio

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:00:35 +0000

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We’re going through one of the biggest technological & economic shifts in history. It could change our lives, finances & investments more than most think.

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How I Went From $0 Net Worth to Qualifying for $1M in Real Estate Financing in 2.5 Years

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:00:53 +0000

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I don’t earn a ridiculous salary, and I don’t have a huge amount of cash—but for the foreseeable future, I'll have amazing access to financing. Here's how.

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Why Baby Boomers Will Become a Massive (Yet Underserved) Renter Demographic

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:05:58 +0000

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Baby Boomers have been a background thought as a renter demographic. As a buyer, I believe this has left opportunity in the market that others are missing.

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BiggerPockets Survey: How Do Real Estate Investors File Their Taxes?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:00:17 +0000

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For many, this is a stressful time of year. We decided to survey roughly 200 BiggerPockets members with 1-50+ properties to learn how they approach taxes.

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5 Ways the Housing Market Could Change in 2017

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:30:08 +0000

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There are a lot of factors at play this year. How can we expect them to mold the property market? What will it mean for home buyers, sellers, and investors?

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Case Study: How Diversifying Investments Affects Net Worth & Income in Retirement

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:00:36 +0000

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Meet Mark and Lexie. Let's say they both have $100,000 to invest in real estate and 25 years to make things happen. How do their strategies fair?

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The 12 Vital Elements of a Landlord’s Office

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:45:23 +0000

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As a landlord, you need an office. It doesn’t matter where. You simply need a centralized location where you can keep your rental business in order.

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We Just Made 6 Figures in One Month—But That Means Nothing Unless…

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:30:42 +0000

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It's absolutely possible to build great cash flow from real estate—but without real purpose behind making money, it's as good as worthless.

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3 Hidden Costs That Can Tank Rental Property Profits

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:00:26 +0000

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Try to always underestimate your income and overestimate your expenses. Looking at the worst case scenario will help you mitigate the risk and succeed!

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