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How to Thrive in the Current Market by Shifting Your Strategy

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:41:12 +0000

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When I hear these days that “there aren’t as many deals,” I wonder if that's based on being too attached to strategies that don't work in all markets.

View the full article: How to Thrive in the Current Market by Shifting Your Strategy on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Beat 5 Common Excuses That Keep You From Your First Deal

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:45:14 +0000

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The only thing I can attribute any of the success I’ve had so far to is the fact that I started. I made mistakes, I keep making mistakes, and I keep going.

View the full article: How to Beat 5 Common Excuses That Keep You From Your First Deal on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




What’s Better Financially: Paying Off Your Home Mortgage or Investing That Money?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:00:49 +0000

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Many homeowners assume they should pay off their mortgages as aggressively as possible. But does that REALLY make financial sense?

View the full article: What’s Better Financially: Paying Off Your Home Mortgage or Investing That Money? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Boost Your Business by Asking Tenants for Testimonials

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:30:53 +0000

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This strategy is part of a series of automation projects we’ve completed recently in our buy-and-hold real estate business. I’m going to walk you through how we’ve automated the process of asking for testimonials from current tenants. Get Reviews Reviews and testimonials are key to any business with an online presence. When buying a widget [...]

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

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:00:25 +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.

View the full article: What Are the Best Real Estate Investments? How to Find the Ideal Place to Put Your Money on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Money Podcast 08: From Financially Perfect to Rock Bottom (and Back Again) with Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:02:35 +0000

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Today, we interview Tiffany on her financial ups and downs. This show is for anyone sick of bad financial choices who wants to turn their life around.

View the full article: BiggerPockets Money Podcast 08: From Financially Perfect to Rock Bottom (and Back Again) with Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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5 Strategies for Finding Deals in Today’s Hot Market

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:30:53 +0000

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There are deals to be made even in the hottest of real estate markets. Here's how you can put yourself at the forefront and close more deals!

View the full article: 5 Strategies for Finding Deals in Today’s Hot Market on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Finance & Investing

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:00:32 +0000

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If vital life skills aren’t covered early on, especially related to personal finance, what negative habits will our youth form by the time they’re adults?

View the full article: 5 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Finance & Investing on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Here’s Why You Should Never, Ever Pay for Real Estate Advice

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:00:45 +0000

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Gurus, DVDs, seminars, real estate workshops -- is any of it worth your time and hard-earned money? One real estate expert says absolutely not.

View the full article: Here’s Why You Should Never, Ever Pay for Real Estate Advice on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




“I Live in a High-Priced U.S. City. Can I Still Invest in My Local Market?”

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:30:15 +0000

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Live in a high-priced area? This is for you. I want to share thoughts I have concerning expensive markets and how to invest while living in such a place.

View the full article: “I Live in a High-Priced U.S. City. Can I Still Invest in My Local Market?” on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Outsourcing Real Estate Tasks is Good, But Automating is Better. Here’s How.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:00:16 +0000

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Today, I’m going to present some common tasks for real estate businesses and look at the differences between outsourcing and automating.

View the full article: Outsourcing Real Estate Tasks is Good, But Automating is Better. Here’s How. on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




6 Tips to Live on Half Your Income (& Invest the Rest!)

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:00:58 +0000

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Think it’s a pipe dream, putting half of your after-tax income toward investments? Then you’re not thinking hard enough. These tips will get you there.

View the full article: 6 Tips to Live on Half Your Income (& Invest the Rest!) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




My Attorney Just Sent Me a HUGE Bill! (& How to Avoid a Similar Fate)

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:30:53 +0000

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A good lawyer can be invaluable to investors. Use these tips to find a good one and make sure you keep their fees in check.

View the full article: My Attorney Just Sent Me a HUGE Bill! (& How to Avoid a Similar Fate) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Is Becoming a Real Estate Agent a Good Path to Investing—Or a Pricey Distraction?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:00:55 +0000

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Many looking to invest in real estate decide to become agents so they can learn the business & make some money. But is this really a good, profitable path?

View the full article: Is Becoming a Real Estate Agent a Good Path to Investing—Or a Pricey Distraction? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Why You Should Focus on Improving Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:00:45 +0000

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How many times have we heard, "I wish I did that better?" How many times have we said it ourselves? We should relegate that sentiment to the back burner.

View the full article: Why You Should Focus on Improving Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Things Every Investor Should Consider About Telecommuting

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:30:35 +0000

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You can save countless time and energy by incorporating telecommuting into your business plan. Here are the three major factors you need to consider.

View the full article: 3 Things Every Investor Should Consider About Telecommuting on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




10 Habits to Adopt if You Want to Become a Real Estate Investing Legend

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:00:15 +0000

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Here’s something a lot of us have trouble believing: You have the potential to have influence, to be a mentor. But you'll need to adopt a few habits first.

View the full article: 10 Habits to Adopt if You Want to Become a Real Estate Investing Legend on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 266: How We Used a Partnership to Buy 900 Units with Jake and Gino

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:02:12 +0000

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It was hard to come up with a title for this episode because we covered SO much—productivity strategies, growing from 0 to 900 units, partnerships & more!

View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 266: How We Used a Partnership to Buy 900 Units with Jake and Gino on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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Real Estate vs. Stocks: Which Has Performed Better Over 145 Years?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:30:17 +0000

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Have stocks or real estate performed better over the past 145 years? Here's a five-minute summary of 145 years of economic data from 16 countries.

View the full article: Real Estate vs. Stocks: Which Has Performed Better Over 145 Years? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




7 Common Myths About Rental Property Taxation—Dispelled

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:00:59 +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.

View the full article: 7 Common Myths About Rental Property Taxation—Dispelled on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Are Carbon Monoxide Detectors a Landlord’s Responsibility?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:17 +0000

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Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that's produced whenever you burn something. Without help from technology, it's undetectable. 

View the full article: Are Carbon Monoxide Detectors a Landlord’s Responsibility? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Here’s How I Plan to Get From 83 to 1,000 Rental Units

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:30:40 +0000

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If interest rates continue to rise as they have been, getting deals done is going to get more difficult. Here's how I plan to stay on the up and up.

View the full article: Here’s How I Plan to Get From 83 to 1,000 Rental Units on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Yes, Crypto’s All The Rage, But Here Are 7 Reasons Real Estate Stocks Rock

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:00:51 +0000

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Yeah, I know. Crypto's all the rage. But save for the occasional downturn, when it comes to wealth building, real estate is where it's at.

View the full article: Yes, Crypto’s All The Rage, But Here Are 7 Reasons Real Estate Stocks Rock on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Affordable Ways to Add Value to Your Multifamily Property [Video!]

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:00:03 +0000

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There are a bunch of ways to add value to your multifamily deal, but investments like this can be costly. What about value-adds on the more affordable side?

View the full article: 3 Affordable Ways to Add Value to Your Multifamily Property [Video!] on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Stark Differences Between Being Frugal and Cheap

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:30:56 +0000

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Being frugal is an essential element to achieving financial freedom and amassing vast amounts of wealth. It's not the same as being cheap. Here's why.

View the full article: 4 Stark Differences Between Being Frugal and Cheap on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The 8 Most Common Lies Newbies Believe About Wholesaling

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:00:45 +0000

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Lately, I've been doing 30-minute strategy sessions with aspiring wholesalers. I've found many misconceptions out there, and I want present the truth.

View the full article: The 8 Most Common Lies Newbies Believe About Wholesaling on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Money Podcast 07: How Breakfast Food Motivated Financial Freedom with Mr. and Mrs. Waffles on Wednesday

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:02:22 +0000

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Dissatsified with 5% returns, Mr. and Mrs. Waffles on Wednesday made a Google search, which landed them on a website about early retirement.

View the full article: BiggerPockets Money Podcast 07: How Breakfast Food Motivated Financial Freedom with Mr. and Mrs. Waffles on Wednesday on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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3 Types of Investors Who Might Benefit From Owning Turnkey Rentals

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:00:46 +0000

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Guess what? Turnkeys aren’t for everyone. But guess what else? They are perfect for some people. So, should you consider one? Read on.

View the full article: 3 Types of Investors Who Might Benefit From Owning Turnkey Rentals on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:00:14 +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.

View the full article: Why “Trading Up” Your House May Be Killing Your Financial Future on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How I’d Invest $100,000

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 12:00:16 +0000

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Let's say you have worked your butt off for the last two years. You have a nice amount of cheese sitting in your account. What are you going to do with it?

View the full article: How I’d Invest $100,000 on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




9 Real Estate Investing Tips for a Better 2018

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:30:14 +0000

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Last week, I was fortunate enough to be on a panel at my local real estate club meeting. Here are some of the takeaways from that meeting.

View the full article: 9 Real Estate Investing Tips for a Better 2018 on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Investors: Let’s Talk About Rising Interest Rates

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:00:38 +0000

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What’s the Fed going to do with the interest rates and how will it impact markets? We are already beginning to see changes in the primary residence space.

View the full article: Investors: Let’s Talk About Rising Interest Rates on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:00:38 +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.

View the full article: How I Went From 6 to 37 Units With One Acquisition Using Hard Money Financing on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Why You Need These Landlord Forms (& How We Can Help!)

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:30:04 +0000

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Let us save you thousands of dollars in lawyer fees (not to mention headaches) with this collection of state-specific forms for landlords.

View the full article: Why You Need These Landlord Forms (& How We Can Help!) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




An Intro to House Hacking: Here’s How I Get Paid to Live for Free

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:00:50 +0000

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Here's how we used the house-hacking strategy on multiple properties to live for free and save money for future investments.

View the full article: An Intro to House Hacking: Here’s How I Get Paid to Live for Free on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




I Almost Bought Properties at Auction: Here’s What Stopped Me

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:00:22 +0000

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Buying properties at auction seems like a great way to snag an awesome deal -- but do these deals' numbers always add up? Take a closer look here.

View the full article: I Almost Bought Properties at Auction: Here’s What Stopped Me on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 21:30:24 +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 [...]

View the full article: How the “Second Wave of Suburbanization” Will Change Housing Markets as We Know Them on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Solutions Investors Bring to Local Mobile Home Communities

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:00:45 +0000

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An active mobile home investor performs vital roles within a mobile home community when that community is facing a host of issues.

View the full article: 5 Solutions Investors Bring to Local Mobile Home Communities on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 265: Kidnapped by Russian Mobsters and How to Manage 13,000 Rental Units with Andrew Propst

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:02:01 +0000

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Today’s guest was kidnapped in Russia by mobsters and not only lived to tell the tale, but he even went on to invest in rental real estate in a big way!

View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 265: Kidnapped by Russian Mobsters and How to Manage 13,000 Rental Units with Andrew Propst on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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7 Habits You Didn’t Know Were Derailing Your Finances Every Month

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:00:27 +0000

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I am keenly aware of the impact of these activities and practice them significantly less than the average American. Now, it’s your turn to scale back.

View the full article: 7 Habits You Didn’t Know Were Derailing Your Finances Every Month on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Worried About a Stock Market Crash? Prepare for the Bear Without Fear

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:18:14 +0000

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If stock market volatility has you spooked, try this framework for short-term planning and long-term goals—and learn how rental properties add security.

View the full article: Worried About a Stock Market Crash? Prepare for the Bear Without Fear on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Why We Need More ADA-Compliant Vacation Rentals

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:00:37 +0000

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This important niche needs our attention! Here's a little about my personal experience, and why I think ADA compliant rentals are a good investment.

View the full article: Why We Need More ADA-Compliant Vacation Rentals on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Motivate Employees, Contractors, & Just About Everyone Else

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:30:57 +0000

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Science shows that previously held notions about motivation are in fact, incorrect. Here's how you can (and should) help motivate those who work for you.

View the full article: How to Motivate Employees, Contractors, & Just About Everyone Else on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




10 Legal Disclosures I Include in My Rental Applications

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:15:11 +0000

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The legal part of the application is where the landlord covers their hiney and ensures the applicant is aware of what happens with the info they supplied.

View the full article: 10 Legal Disclosures I Include in My Rental Applications on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Ways to Make a Stellar Real Estate Deal Out of an Average One

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:00:50 +0000

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Over time, I came to realize that by using some creative strategies, I didn't actually need to have that many units to have the lifestyle I wanted.

View the full article: 3 Ways to Make a Stellar Real Estate Deal Out of an Average One on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Warren Buffett is My Mentor | Failing to Heed THIS Advice About Simplicity Cost Me a Small Fortune

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:18:35 +0000

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We thrive on intrigue. Our brains were designed to unpack mystery. But while complexity may stimulate your brain, it'll kill your business!

View the full article: Warren Buffett is My Mentor | Failing to Heed THIS Advice About Simplicity Cost Me a Small Fortune on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Plan: Build $1M in Net Worth Through Real Estate With 5 Purchases Over 7 Years

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:30:51 +0000

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The idea is simple: buy incredible rental properties, save the cash flow, and reinvest that cash flow into even more properties.

View the full article: Plan: Build $1M in Net Worth Through Real Estate With 5 Purchases Over 7 Years on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Money Podcast 06: Fearlessly Paying off Massive Student Debt on $30,000 per Year with Sarah Wilson

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:02:08 +0000

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Sarah Wilson paid off $33,000 of student loan debt. Why is this a big deal? Because she did it while making less than $30,000 a year!

View the full article: BiggerPockets Money Podcast 06: Fearlessly Paying off Massive Student Debt on $30,000 per Year with Sarah Wilson on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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7 Reasons Bonuses and Incentives Don’t Work (& What Actually Does)

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 21:30:21 +0000

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Motivating others has always been difficult. That's true whether it comes to employees, vendors, our children, colleagues—or even ourselves for that matter.

View the full article: 7 Reasons Bonuses and Incentives Don’t Work (& What Actually Does) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Personal Finance Software: 7 Top-Notch Tools to Help You Grow Wealth

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 20:30:02 +0000

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The links to third-party products and services on this page are affiliate links, meaning that BiggerPockets may earn a commission (at no additional cost to you) if you click through and make a purchase. Back in the day, long before personal finance software, if you wanted to keep track of your finances, you would have [...]

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Why You Should Avoid Joint Ventures in Real Estate Deals

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 12:00:48 +0000

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Two cooks in one kitchen can be a recipe for disaster. The same goes in real estate. Here's why I will never, ever do a joint venture again.

View the full article: Why You Should Avoid Joint Ventures in Real Estate Deals on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How Paying All Cash for a Property Affects Your Ability to Build Wealth

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 21:30:40 +0000

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There exists a debate in the investment world about using cash for a property vs. a loan. Is it better to aim for no debt, or is leverage an important tool?

View the full article: How Paying All Cash for a Property Affects Your Ability to Build Wealth on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




38 Addendums Every Landlord Needs for a Battle-Ready Lease

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 18:00:54 +0000

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Landlords: When push comes to shove, is YOUR lease ready to go to war? Bulletproof your rental lease with these 38 crucial addendums!

View the full article: 38 Addendums Every Landlord Needs for a Battle-Ready Lease on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Steps to Escape Middle-Class Financial Mediocrity

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 12:00:02 +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!

View the full article: 3 Steps to Escape Middle-Class Financial Mediocrity on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




10 Finance Experts Share Painless Ways to Save $1,000

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:30:13 +0000

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I asked my friends for their finance hacks—ways to cut expenses out of your monthly budget. Here's what a few of them had to say.

View the full article: 10 Finance Experts Share Painless Ways to Save $1,000 on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Tips to Avoid Swimming Pool Tragedies and Liability

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:00:34 +0000

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It's all fun and games until someone falls and cracks their face by the pool. Here's how you can prevent accidents and legal liability.

View the full article: 4 Tips to Avoid Swimming Pool Tragedies and Liability on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How I Was Almost Fooled by Evicted Tenants (& What I Learned)

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:00:52 +0000

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So you're about to approve a tenant who looks GREAT on paper—but have you checked out everything? Learn from this cautionary tale!

View the full article: How I Was Almost Fooled by Evicted Tenants (& What I Learned) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Yes, I’m Afraid of a Real Estate Bubble—But I Continue to Invest Anyway. Here’s Why.

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 22:56:33 +0000

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Should you wait for the next market crash? I don’t know. Someday, the pundits will be right. Here's what I'm doing in today's market—and why.

View the full article: Yes, I’m Afraid of a Real Estate Bubble—But I Continue to Invest Anyway. Here’s Why. on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Pricing Tips to Increase Your Airbnb Revenue

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:00:59 +0000

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By now you've researched short-term platforms, checked your laws, cleaned your place, and taken photographs. Now it's time to set your price. Here's how.

View the full article: 5 Pricing Tips to Increase Your Airbnb Revenue on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 264: Gary Vaynerchuk on Finding Deals Through Social Media & Crushing It as an Entrepreneur

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:02:08 +0000

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Today, we chat with with NYT bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk, author of Crushing It! and host of The #AskGaryVee Show, one of the most popular vlogs.

View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 264: Gary Vaynerchuk on Finding Deals Through Social Media & Crushing It as an Entrepreneur on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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7 Ways Technology is Completely Overhauling Property Management

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:30:00 +0000

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Technology is changing every aspect of real estate property management. Here's how to use tech to improve response times, lower vacancies, & decrease costs.

View the full article: 7 Ways Technology is Completely Overhauling Property Management on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Common Turnkey Rental Misconceptions & Solutions

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:00:07 +0000

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Don't believe everything you hear about turnkey rentals. Here are the common myths (busted!) plus a guide for setting your expectations for success.

View the full article: Common Turnkey Rental Misconceptions & Solutions on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Forget BRRRR: Introducing the BARRRR Strategy for Investors

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:00:27 +0000

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The BRRRR method maximizes use of capital, but can actually be a poor tax strategy. Here's how one investor suggests improving the tried and true method.

View the full article: Forget BRRRR: Introducing the BARRRR Strategy for Investors on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Having Trouble Getting a Loan for an LLC? We’ve Got You Covered

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 21:58:52 +0000

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Time and again, I hear complaints from my clients and fellow investors about the difficulty of getting a loan for an LLC. Here's the solution.

View the full article: Having Trouble Getting a Loan for an LLC? We’ve Got You Covered on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Help Me Analyze This Real-Life Deal That Just Came Across My Desk!

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:40:36 +0000

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The following numbers are not made up—this is an actual deal that came across my desk just recently, and you are going to help me analyze it!

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5 Traits to Ditch Right Now to Become a Successful Investor

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:00:56 +0000

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Drop these five habits immediately to maximize your success and minimize your failures in your real estate investing business.

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What an Army Lieutenant Taught Me About Preparing for Massive Success in Real Estate

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 21:30:57 +0000

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When it comes to growth, we can also be afraid of success, or at least unprepared for it. Personally, I think that was the case for me in the early years.

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How a 1031 Exchange Can Make You Millions

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:00:40 +0000

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Let's look at two investors who bought and sold properties over a 25-year span. The investors end up with very different amounts because of the taxes.

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BiggerPockets Money Podcast 05: Jump Starting Your Early FI Plans by Live-in Flipping with Mindy Jensen

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:02:50 +0000

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Mindy was born in a small town, and then she moved and moved and moved. In fact, moving doesn’t phase her at all, which plays right into the core component of her investment strategy—the live-in flip. Mindy moves every two years to take advantage of the IRS gift of paying zero capital gains taxes on [...]

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

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 21:30:15 +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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Everyone’s Talking About Cryptocurrencies. Should You Invest?

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 18:00:41 +0000

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This is the second internet, right? So I want to be a part of it. I want to be a part of it at ground level because I want to learn.

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10 Rental Property Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000

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A single fatal flaw can turn a seemingly solid rental into a cash pit. Not all of these red flags are deal breakers—but each should be weighed carefully.

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How I Hired Warren Buffett as My Real Estate Mentor

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 21:30:46 +0000

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I’ve never spoken to him. But Mr. Buffett has created a means for me—and for all of us—to get inside his head and learn how he thinks about investing.

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What a Litigation Nightmare Looks Like (And How to Stay Out of One)

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 18:00:32 +0000

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Don't get caught in a litigation nightmare. Learn what a lawsuit could mean for you, and how to avoid suits with rock-solid asset protection techniques.

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Investing NOW So You Can Have the Lifestyle You Want LATER? You’re Doing it Wrong.

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 12:00:26 +0000

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Are you working hard now so that eventually you can live the life you want? Here's how you can start living that life TODAY, supported by your investments.

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The 7-Step Motivated Newbie’s Guide to Finding a High-Quality Mentor

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:30:57 +0000

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Everyone wants a mentor. But as a mentee, how do you make yourself stand out? How do you convince someone that you are worth their time?

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10 Security Deposit Tips, Tricks & Hacks for Landlords

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 18:00:28 +0000

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How much security does a security deposit actually provide landlords? Less than most landlords think. Here are 10 tips & tricks all landlords should know.

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7 New Self-Development Books That Might Just Change Your Life

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:00:30 +0000

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You know that kind of book: The minute you set it down, the world looks a little different. Feel like anything's possible with these inspiring new reads.

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4 Reasons Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain Technology Are Poised to Transform Real Estate

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:10:42 +0000

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Every now and then, something pushes an entire industry forward. I’m taking a risky stance: I consider blockchain technology to be one of those innovations.

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How to Keep Both You and Your Tenant Happy When They Want to Break the Lease

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 19:00:08 +0000

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When a tenant wants to break the lease, either your tenant is frustrated they can’t or you are left with a vacant property. But is there a better way?

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BiggerPockets Podcast 263: College Dropout to Owning 900+ Units with Bruce Petersen

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:02:21 +0000

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Today, we sit down with Bruce Petersen, an investor from the Austin, TX area who started with a 48-unit syndication deal and hasn’t looked back!

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3 Consequences to Expect in the Face of Rising Inflation

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 22:06:28 +0000

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The markets are a fascinating monster to watch. Studying market cycles and history of market crash periods can help any investor grasp risk exposure.

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3 Ways to Invest in Real Estate When Burdened by Student Loan Debt

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:27:18 +0000

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How do you invest in real estate while burdened by student loan debts? Assuming the numbers aren’t in your favor, you’ll need to consider other options.

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How I Saved 40% of My Monthly Income & Amassed $100k in Assets Living in San Francisco

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:00:50 +0000

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I'm not much different than you. I have a normal W-2 job that pays slightly above average. I have also been able to amass over $100,000 in under two years.

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How We’ve Automated Much of the Follow-Up With Potential Tenants

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:00:13 +0000

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This post will show you how we’ve automated some of the tedious parts of converting a potential tenant to a current tenant.

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3 Steps to Use an Anonymous Trust to Hide Company Ownership

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:00:47 +0000

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We're sure that you are honest, smart, and probably incredibly good-looking. But anonymity has nothing to do with all of that, so read this very carefully.

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What Newbies Should Know About Financing Investment Properties (Versus Homes)

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:00:41 +0000

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Financing investment properties is not the same as taking out a home mortgage. Here's what new investors need to know about investment property loans.

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Despite Setbacks, We Just Landed Our First Investment Property: Here’s How

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:30:00 +0000

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We pushed forward and kept up the search for our first investment property in the Fayetteville, NC market—and our efforts finally panned out.

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4 Reasons Negotiating Regularly Will Make You Richer, Wiser & More Confident

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:00:36 +0000

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I've become much more assertive in negotiating prices—and it's paid off in more than one way. There are a few reasons I recommend doing this regularly.

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BiggerPockets Money Podcast 04: Eliminating Over $30,000 in Debt Through Extreme Organization with Former State Trooper Rosemarie Groner

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:02:34 +0000

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Rosemarie shares how she cut $23,000 of her spending, paid off debt in less than four years, and grew her income so that her husband could quit his day job.

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My 3 Most Expensive Mistakes Over the Last 30 Years as an Investor

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:30:07 +0000

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In the hopes that I can help you avoid these ill-advised things, here are my most expensive investing mistakes, along with what I learned from them.

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Sorry, But Passive Income is a Myth for Most Investors. Here’s Why.

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:00:06 +0000

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To make passive income, you have to do something for that to happen. No, it doesn't have to be you, but someone needs to do the money-making activities.

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Renovating Properties: How to Build Efficient Systems Surrounding Your Big Picture

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:00:09 +0000

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Renovating properties is consuming process and can be a nightmare both financially and personally if you aren't dialed in with every part of your business.

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The 5 Primary Risks of BRRRR Investing and Flipping Houses

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:00:20 +0000

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While there is no official solution to the risk of having unknown numbers, there are ways to lessen and mitigate those risks as much as possible.

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How to Let Your Mission, Vision, and Goals Drive Your Business

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:00:12 +0000

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Setting a clear mission is critical to strategic planning because it helps create a company’s identity. Here's how you can set goals and make them happen.

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5 Ways to Earn Rave Reviews on Airbnb (& Maximize Your Income!)

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:30:14 +0000

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With vacation rentals, better reviews = more bookings = more money. Maximize your monthly income and earn rave reviews by following these 5 tips.

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7 Lessons I Wish I’d Known When I Started Investing in Real Estate

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:30:04 +0000

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I wish I had a time machine, so I could go back and slap some sense into my younger self. Here are seven lessons I’d use my time machine to teach myself.

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The Top 3 Newbie Wholesaling FAQs—Answered!

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:42:26 +0000

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Does wholesaling make you feel stupid at times? It made me feel that way at first. Let me answer some common questions to help you feel more comfortable.

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Why I’m Likely to Invest More of My Own Capital This Year Than Ever Before

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:46 +0000

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This calendar year, 2018, plans are to spend another $5-10 million on more of the same. I'm all in with my own capital. Here's why.

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The Only 3 Reasons Anyone is Ever Broke (And How Not to Be)

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:30:34 +0000

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If you're living paycheck to paycheck, are constantly broke, struggling to stay above water—but are ready to start living differently, read on.

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