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3 Immediate Ways to Add Value to Your Multifamily Purchase

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:30:28 +0000

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Generally, raising your multifamily property's value is a long process. Still, there is some low-hanging fruit every investor should take advantage of.

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9 Ways to Maximize Your Investing Efforts While Working a Full-Time Job

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:00:30 +0000

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Investing while working a 9 to 5 can be tough. Make sure every minute you spend on real estate counts with these life-simplifying tips.

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Wholesalers: Having Trouble Estimating Rehab Costs? Try This!

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:00:37 +0000

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Estimating rehab costs is vital to pricing your wholesale deals correctly. Don't make it harder than it needs to be! Use this simple formula.

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How to Avoid Competition & Find Deals by Purchasing Before or After Sheriff Sales

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:30:12 +0000

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Want to beat out the local competition and score amazing deals at sheriff sales? Before you go in, get tips and tricks from an experienced investor here!

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How to Make Extra Cash for the Holidays by Renting Out Your House

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:00:22 +0000

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If you're gone during the holiday season anyway, should you take advantage of high rates and rent out your home? Get insight here!

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BP Podcast 204: Flipping 30+ Deals by Age Twenty-Five with Chris Gill

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:02:42 +0000

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, you’ll hear from Chris Gill, a real estate investor in the San Antonio market who has only been investing for three years but has already done over 30 deals — mostly fix and flips. On this episode, we walk through Chris’s unique journey, including his initial four-plex rental property and his [...]

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6 Stories That Prove You Need Strong Relationships to Succeed in Real Estate

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:00:35 +0000

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Ever heard the proverb “If you want to go fast, go alone -- if you want to go far, go with others”? It couldn't be more true than it is in real estate.

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A Third of Americans Have No Savings: Here’s 7 Habits We NEED to Adopt

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:15:36 +0000

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America has some terrible money habits. Here's a splash of cold water in the face: some scary stats and 7 ways to clean up your finances starting today.

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Applying for a Mortgage Loan? Do These 3 Things Ahead of Time.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:50 +0000

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No question about it, applying for a mortgage isn't a quick and easy process. Reduce the stress by going in completely prepared.

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Emotional Support Animals & Waiver of “No Pet” Policies: What Does the Law Say?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:30:51 +0000

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What does the law say for landlords when it comes to tenants and services animals (and your "no pets" policy)? Learn all the ins and outs here!

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4 Tell-Tale Signs of a Bad Partnership (From Personal Experience)

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:20:46 +0000

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Partnerships are like marriages -- good ones will elevate you to your best potential, while not-so-great ones will drag you down. Watch out for these signs!

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3 Ways Wholesalers Can Find Their Most Important Asset — Motivated Sellers

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:00:26 +0000

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You won't get anywhere as a wholesaler without motivated sellers. Secure this vital asset with these tried and true methods.

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4 Types of All-Too-Common Real Estate Scams Making Headlines

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:30:00 +0000

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Real estate scams hurt everyone. Here are 4 types to watch out for -- and how to protect yourself from falling victim to these latest schemes.

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4 Steps to Hold Yourself Accountable to the Goals You Set for 2017

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:00:08 +0000

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Do you find yourself setting goals in January, only to wonder what you've achieved by June? Let this year be different! Here's how.

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What’s Too Much? How to Know You’ve Accrued Enough Properties

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:00:20 +0000

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At some point, buying more and more properties will only lead to more and more management. If you want to keep your investments passive, consider this.

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6 People Every Investor Should Hire Before 2017

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:30:44 +0000

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Ready for your best investing year ever? To set yourself up for success in the new year, add on these team members -- and thank yourself later.

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How to Set Goals as a Newbie Wholesaler (& Actually Achieve Them!)

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:00:02 +0000

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New to wholesaling and overwhelmed? Here's how to reverse engineer your actions to your end goals -- so you know EXACTLY how to get what you want to be!

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4 Popular Mortgage Programs for First-Time Home Buyers

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:30:17 +0000

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Looking to buy a property with little to no money down? Consider these 4 traditional financing programs that require very little cash up front!

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6 Clever Ways for House Flippers to Save Big on Remodeling Supplies

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:00:49 +0000

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Successful house flipping is all about boosting margins through clever methods, and saving on supplies is a great way to do that. Learn 6 smart tricks here.

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5 Ways to Boost Repeat Visits to Your Vacation Rental

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:00:38 +0000

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Once you get guests into your vacation rental, DON'T miss the opportunity to wow them enough to come back again! Learn how here.

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5 Ways to Protect Yourself When Allowing Rental Cosigners [With Sample Cosigner Addendum!]

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:30:32 +0000

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Whether or not you decide to allow cosigners on your lease is up to you. But if you do opt to accept them, be sure to stick to these rules.

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How to Get a Better Real Estate Deal by Using Inspections to Your Advantage

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:00:00 +0000

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As a buyer, the home inspection should be your best friend. Here's how to use this powerful tool to land the best deals possible.

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4 Rookie Mistakes That Drive Potential Real Estate Mentors Away

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:04 +0000

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Few successful real estate investors have done it alone. If you're serious about landing an amazing mentor, avoid these actions at all costs.

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8 Steps to Survive Real Estate Investing’s Inevitable Challenges

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:00:39 +0000

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It's not a matter of if but when you'll run into obstacles in the world of real estate. Take a deep breath -- and follow these steps.

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Landlords: Protect Yourself With These 6 Crucial Documents

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:00:23 +0000

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Are you a landlord? Don't get caught in a bad situation because you didn't get the right paperwork from your tenant! Here are crucial documents you'll need.

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BP Podcast 203: Finding Deals, Funding, Contractors, and Mentors with Matt and Liz Faircloth

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:02:09 +0000

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When learning how to invest in real estate successfully, most people struggle finding four things: mentors, contractors, deals, and funding. That’s why today we’re excited to bring back Matt and Liz Faircloth onto The BiggerPockets Podcast to talk about how they find each of these! Matt and Liz (who were on episode 88) join us [...]

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Am I Missing Something, or Is Real Estate Investing Really Not That Hard?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:45:26 +0000

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You always hear stories about losing it all in real estate -- or succeeding by working 100 hour weeks. I'm here to tell you it doesn't have to be that way.

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Recently Self-Employed? What You Should Know Before Applying for a New Mortgage

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:15:04 +0000

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If you're self-employed, it can be far more difficult to prove that you're a legitimate borrower. But restrictions HAVE loosened up in the past few years.

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How Generation X-ers Should Prepare for a Future of Real Estate Investing

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:48 +0000

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If you're in Generation X, you may have been hit hard by the housing crash. Here's why now is the perfect time to get back into the game.

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4 Key Tax Strategies to Implement Before the Year End

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:30:46 +0000

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It's that time of year again! Before getting caught up in the holiday festivities, make sure your tax strategy is in place. You'll thank yourself later!

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Retirees: The Most Highly Profitable, Yet Grossly Underserved Niche in Real Estate

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:00:05 +0000

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Retirees are making up more of the housing market, but they're avoiding retirement communities -- are retirees an opportunity for real estate investors?

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7 Types of Tenants Who Cause MAJOR Landlord Headaches

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:00:45 +0000

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

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The Landlord’s Guide to Rental Property Security Deposits

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:30:20 +0000

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An important part of treating your rental property investments like a true business is getting serious about collecting security deposits. Learn how here!

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The #1 Reason Wholesalers Get a Terrible Reputation (& How to Change That!)

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:15:51 +0000

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Wholesaling can be a great way to build wealth -- but only if you do it right! Avoid being "that guy" in the wholesaling world by doing THIS correctly.

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7 Reasons the Rich Get Richer Through Real Estate

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:00:03 +0000

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Why do real estate investors appear so frequently on Forbes' billionaire list? The truth is, this niche offers perks not available from other investments.

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The Ultimate Comprehensive List of Tenant Red Flags

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:30:11 +0000

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Renting to bad tenants can cause money, stress and property damage. This list covers everything that might turn you on to a bad renter situation.

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Should You Sell Your House or Rent It?

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 12:00:37 +0000

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Is it a better financial decision to put your home on the market or put it up for rent? There are a lot of factors to consider. Get insight here!

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9 Things Real Estate Agents Wish Their Investor Clients Knew

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:30:11 +0000

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A great real estate agent can be an amazing deal source for investors -- but first, investors need to make sure they're someone an agent wants to work with.

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Should I Hire a General Contractor or Serve As My Own?

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 18:00:22 +0000

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"Should I hire a general contractor or try it on my own?" There is no easy answer to this question... but this article will help you decide!

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3 Ways Giving Thanks Leads to a Better Real Estate Business

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 12:00:51 +0000

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Giving thanks is not only gratifying on a personal level -- it also helps build strong relationships that lead to better, more repeat business. Here's how.

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The 7 Most Common Tenant Complaints (& How to Solve Them!)

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 21:30:44 +0000

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Worried about those 2:00 a.m. wakeup calls you might get as a landlord? Nip them in the bud by swiftly and effectively managing tenant complaints!

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Real Estate Agents: Don’t Substitute Real-Life Lessons With Virtual Ones

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:00:57 +0000

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In the digital age, it can be easy to bury your head in your laptop and read every e-book there is. But as a real estate agent, that might not be wise.

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Why an Amazing Mentor Makes the Difference Between Mediocrity & Wild Success

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:00:05 +0000

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No matter how clever you are, there are things you just CAN'T know about real estate when starting out. Here's why a good mentor is invaluable to success.

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5 Savvy Tax Moves to Make Before December 31st

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:30:23 +0000

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As the year comes to a close, NOW is the time to assess your tax situation & find out if there's anything you could do that you'll thank yourself for later.

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What Was the Most Surprising Thing You Learned When You Became a Landlord?

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:00:29 +0000

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Being a landlord can truly be an adventure. Here are the most surprising things these 4 experienced landlords learned. What's YOUR story?

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BP Podcast 202: Escaping the Rat Race Through Rental Properties with Mark Walker

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 07:02:28 +0000

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Most people dream of getting out of the “rat race,” quitting their day job, and living on passive income sources. However, usually that’s just wishful thinking. But today, we’re excited to introduce you to a real estate investor who did just that using rental properties, and he explains just how he did it. You’ll learn [...]

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4 Self-Sabotaging Excuses Holding You Back From Investing Success

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:30:14 +0000

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"It's too risky!" If you've ever told yourself this (or other common excuses) to justify staying out of the investing game, here's your wakeup call!

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What is a Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI) and How is it Calculated?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:00:27 +0000

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Wondering what a debt-to-income ratio is and how to calculate it? If you're looking to qualify for a loan, be sure to read this article first!

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How I’m Earning an 8% Cap Rate With My Vacation Rental

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:00:13 +0000

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In 2014, I bought a vacation rental on the Oregon coast. In my first full year of ownership, I earned more than $35,000 in net rental income. Vacation rentals can be lucrative, headache-free investments, as well as amazing assets for you and your loved ones. Here’s how I went about making my investment. Where and [...]

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What Sets Apart Successful Real Estate Investors From Those Who Fail, Quit, or Never Get Started?

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:00:28 +0000

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To investors, it might be the ultimate question -- what separates those who fail from those who succeed? Turns out there are a few key differentiators.

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Why All Real Estate Investors Should Measure Their Progress on Mint.com

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:15:42 +0000

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If your goal is building wealth, how do you measure your progress? You need the full picture, in real time. Enter: Mint.com's wealth-tracking platform.

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5 Investment Property Finance Tips to Help You Get the Financing You Need

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:00:18 +0000

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Financing investment properties is a whole different animal than funding a primary residence. Get the tips you need to grow your portfolio here.

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8 Things I’m Grateful for as a Real Estate Investor This Year

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:30:34 +0000

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Chances are, you wouldn't be where you are as an investor if it weren't for some key people in your life. Let us know what you're most thankful for!

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Why You DON’T Need a Massive Buyers List to Succeed as a Wholesaler

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:45:23 +0000

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Many wholesalers focus tons of time and energy on building their buyers list. But is this strategy really the best way to land deals?

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The Exercise That Drove Me to Reevaluate My Cubicle Life, Purchase a Triplex & Start 2 Businesses

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:32 +0000

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This investor started in a cubicle job, but this simple exercise changed everything. Learn to step outside of your routine & turbocharge your goals here!

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Opinion: Allowing Smokers in Your Rental is Costly & Just Plain Dumb

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:30:58 +0000

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A smoker can cost you 10% of your profits -- and make your property much harder to rent out in the future. Here's why you should NEVER allow smoking inside.

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5 Ways to Increase Your Gratitude & Give Back This Thanksgiving

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:00:03 +0000

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Don't just go through the motions this Thanksgiving -- take some action and make your life (and the lives around you) a little bit better!

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As a Landlord, Should You Use Month-to-Month or Term Leases?

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 21:30:55 +0000

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What are the pros and cons of using month-to-month and term leases as a landlord? Get input from an experienced investor here!

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The Top 5 Questions to Ask Every Potential Tenant on the Phone

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 18:00:22 +0000

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Tenant screening begins with the first phone call. What questions should you ask? Read this article for 5 questions that will save you time and effort.

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The 3 Most Important Due Diligence Items When Buying Turnkey Rentals

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:00:57 +0000

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Once you buy a turnkey property, any issues it might have instantly become your problem. Recognize costly issues BEFORE you buy by vetting correctly.

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The Key to Quitting the Rat Race Using Multifamily Investing

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:30:38 +0000

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Want to quit the rat race with real estate? If you're planning on investing in multifamilies, here's the ONE THING you need to do to get there.

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5 Simple Steps to Get You Moving Towards a Productive 2017

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:20:14 +0000

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Want to make 2017 your best investing year yet? Get a jump on your productivity by performing this easy, 5-step exercise!

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3 Pros (& 2 Cons) of Self-Directed IRA Investing

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:00:27 +0000

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Should you use a self-directed IRA to help build wealth? Learn if this powerful strategy is right for you by checking out the pros and cons!

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How to Easily Analyze Rental Properties Using the Four Square Method

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:35:58 +0000

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A big stumbling block for new investors is the inability to quickly analyze deals. This easy method may change everything for you [free worksheet provided]!

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6 Way to Impress Your Vacation Home Renters With Top-Notch Service

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:00:43 +0000

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Looking to build a great reputation and boost both referrals and repeat visits? Keep your vacation home guests coming back for more with these tips.

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BP Podcast 201: Flipping 100+ “Zombie” Houses with Justin Stamper

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:02:30 +0000

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Dead “zombie” houses are everywhere — just waiting for you to bring them back to life if you are willing to take the risk! That’s the story we dive deep into today on the BiggerPockets Podcast when we sit down with reality TV star Justin Stamper, a real estate investor from the Orlando, FL market [...]

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How to Manage Your Rentals While Working a Full-Time Job

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:30:31 +0000

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Self-managing your rentals while working a 9 to 5 isn't impossible -- as long as you know a few secrets to avoid costly, time-consuming mistakes.

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What Are the Risks & Rewards of Renting to Illegal Immigrants?

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:00:17 +0000

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Renting to illegal immigrants has its own risks and benefits. What do landlords need to know before deciding whether to consider undocumented immigrants?

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4 Reasons Your Home Would Probably Not Make a Good Rental

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000

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So you want to rent out your house to make money? Before you put a "for rent" sign in the yard, make sure it will actually be a profitable decision.

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What Will Happen to Real Estate Tax Loopholes Now That the Election is Over?

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:30:56 +0000

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How will the coming changes in Washington affect real estate investors? Take a look at new policy changes likely to happen and see how they'll impact you.

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How to Make Offers That (Nearly) Guarantee You Can’t Lose

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:00:08 +0000

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You can't win 100 percent of the offers you make -- but you CAN set yourself up for success the vast majority of the time. Here's how.

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THIS is Hands Down the Best Indicator of Tenant Quality

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:00:03 +0000

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As a landlord, your profitability relies on tenant quality. Learn why this one report is perhaps the single most effective way to screen your applicants.

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How to Grow Your Income Property Portfolio with Owner-Occupied Financing

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:45:44 +0000

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If you're in the position to take advantage of it, owner-occupied financing can be an incredible way to build your portfolio. Here's how.

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5 Ways the Next Recession Can Make You Rich

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:00:07 +0000

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Many billionaire investors are warning of an impending recession. If the forecast really is true, you might as well set yourself up for financial gain!

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How to Take Amazing, Professional-Looking Photos of Your Rental (Even With an iPhone)

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:45:15 +0000

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The second prospective tenants see dull photos of your rental, they'll click out of the listing. The good news is, you can take awesome pictures yourself.

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An FHA-Financed Duplex is an Ideal First Investment Property: Here’s Why

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:15:49 +0000

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Wondering what strategy you should take to obtain your first investment property? Learn why a duplex financed with an FHA loan is a great place to start!

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The Top 3 Reasons Why You’re a Real Estate Failure

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 12:00:55 +0000

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If real estate investing were easy, everyone would do it. Don't make it even harder on yourself by falling prey to these common mistakes

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The Landlord’s Ultimate Guide to Collecting Rent

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 21:30:10 +0000

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Any landlord's worst nightmare is playing "catch me if you can" with their tenants' rent. Avoid these monthly headaches by collecting rent the right way.

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What Would Warren Buffett Do? 12 Quotes for Smarter Investing

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 18:00:08 +0000

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

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5 Areas in Real Estate Where a Significant Other’s Support is Vital

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 12:00:13 +0000

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Real estate investing can be a rocky road. You're way more likely to be successful (not to mention happy) if your significant other supports your journey.

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6 Not-So-Obvious Tips From Experienced Landlords

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 21:30:41 +0000

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Why reinvent the wheel when you have a vast community of investors right here to show you the ropes? Get expert advice from this must-read article.

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6 Powerful Benefits of Quitting Your Job and Becoming an Entrepreneur

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:00:26 +0000

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What's life really like when you have no one to answer to but yourself? Learn some enticing reasons you may want to go the entrepreneur route.

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How BiggerPockets Landed Me a Killer Fix & Flip in a Competitive Market

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:00:25 +0000

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Struggling to find good properties in your market? Don't give up! Here's how BiggerPockets can help you network your way to awesome deals.

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5 Harsh Realities About Real Estate Investing Every Newbie Should Know

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:30:17 +0000

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Real estate investing is a great way to build wealth -- but it's not all rainbows and butterflies. Here are 5 realities you should know before starting out.

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How to Sell Your Properties With Owner Financing (and Avoid Dodd Frank!)

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:00:45 +0000

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Regulations brought forth by the Dodd Frank Act can make it difficult to sell properties with owner financing. Here's how to avoid that.

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BP Podcast 200: A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Your First Real Estate Investment

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 07:02:54 +0000

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Welcome to the BiggerPockets Podcast show 200! We wanted to create a show that we could point people to in the future as an ultimate resource for building their real estate investment business. If you are new, this will give you a step-by-step plan. If you are experienced, it will help you systematize your business better and [...]

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Starting Now is Good, But Starting Young is Great: How Time Affects Investing

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 21:30:28 +0000

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Some people think cash is the greatest asset when it comes to successful investing. What they overlook is the massive power of time.

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How to Become a Highly Reputable Wholesaler Investors Love to Work With

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:15:21 +0000

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If you're a wholesaler, your reputation and connections are worth their weight in gold. Build a name for yourself by following these tips.

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The #1 Way To Find Great Apartment Building Deals

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 12:00:37 +0000

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There are plenty of ways to seek out apartment buildings. If you're looking for a foolproof method that'll deliver the best properties reliably, use THIS.

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VA IRRRL & Cash-Out Refinance: How Veterans Can Lower Monthly Payments

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 21:30:28 +0000

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Are you a veteran with a VA loan looking to lower interest rates and monthly payments by refinancing via a VA IRRRL or cash-out refinance? Get info here!

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The Part-Time Investor’s Guide to Truly Passive Rental Income

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:00:37 +0000

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For a source of "passive" income, rentals can be a lot of work. How can part-time landlords & rental investors make their rental income more passive?

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Sorry, It’s Too Late to Invest in Real Estate. Unless…

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:00:05 +0000

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Sorry, potential investors! The heyday of easy-to-find real estate deals has come and gone. If you want to succeed now, you'll have to do THIS.

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

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 21:30:55 +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?

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The Book You MUST Read if You Have a Business Partner

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 18:00:11 +0000

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Are you optimizing how you use the skill sets of your team, your partner, and yourself? Take a look at your business structure with this game-changing book.

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32 Signs You Might Be a Bona Fide Real Estate Investor

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 12:00:56 +0000

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

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How to Make Sure the Business You’re Building Fits Your Lifestyle

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 20:30:04 +0000

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What good is building a business if you're not enjoying life outside of it? Before yours grows too big, here's how to ensure it supports the life you want.

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The 3 Biggest Drawbacks of Being a Real Estate Agent in This Day and Age

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 12:00:41 +0000

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Being a real estate agent has a lot of perks -- but there are definitely a few negatives, too. Learn what you're getting into before getting your license!

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6 Tips I Use to Furnish Vacation Rentals — Even From 1,000 Miles Away

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 20:30:04 +0000

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Want to provide nice-looking furnishings for your guests, but need to do it on a shoestring budget? Use these tips to dress up your rentals, even from afar!

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How to Dodge the Bad Tenant Bullet

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 17:00:34 +0000

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As real estate investors we must be wary of bad tenants who can cost us money & stress. Here are ways to dodge that bullet even after a tenant moves in.

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8 Evergreen Materials to Market Your Vacation Rental & Keep Guests Informed

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 11:00:45 +0000

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Evergreen content is pieces of writing that you can create once and use over and over again. Draft these materials to boost your vacation rental business!

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