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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.

View the full article: Your Complete Guide to Finding a Profitable, Well-Managed Turnkey Deal [With Example Pro Forma!] on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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.

View the full article: I’ve Broken Every Lease I Ever Had: Here’s What That’s Taught Me as a Landlord on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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.

View the full article: A Look at Joint Ventures: The Pros & Cons of Using Other People’s Money to Acquire Notes on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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.

View the full article: Teaching Kids to Be Entrepreneurs is Key to Addressing the Wealth Gap: Here’s Why on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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.

View the full article: Meet Tim: How One Newbie Investor House Hacked a Duplex With No Prior Experience on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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.

View the full article: 5 Ways to Thoroughly Vet the HOA of Your New Vacation Rental on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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

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

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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 [...]

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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.

View the full article: Case Study: My BRRRR (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat) Success—All In Under 75% ARV on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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.

View the full article: 6 Questions to Ask Before Committing to an Out-of-State Rental Property on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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.

View the full article: How the Rise of Artificial Intelligence Will Disrupt Your Rental Portfolio on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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.

View the full article: How I Went From $0 Net Worth to Qualifying for $1M in Real Estate Financing in 2.5 Years on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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.

View the full article: Why Baby Boomers Will Become a Massive (Yet Underserved) Renter Demographic on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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?

View the full article: 5 Ways the Housing Market Could Change in 2017 on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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?

View the full article: Case Study: How Diversifying Investments Affects Net Worth & Income in Retirement on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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!

View the full article: 3 Hidden Costs That Can Tank Rental Property Profits on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Earn More Money at Your 9 to 5 (So You Can Invest It in Real Estate!)

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:30:21 +0000

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Don't have the funds to invest in real estate? Then you'd better use that 9-5 to earn some cash! Here's how to go above and beyond to maximize your income.

View the full article: How to Earn More Money at Your 9 to 5 (So You Can Invest It in Real Estate!) on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




14 Clever Ways to Maximize Revenue From Your Rental Property

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:00:29 +0000

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I always look to save money or generate new revenue streams from my tenants. I'm not looking to gouge them but for ways to leverage my skills & their money.

View the full article: 14 Clever Ways to Maximize Revenue From Your Rental Property on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Use the Fixed Cost Method to Determine the Maximum Allowable Offer Based on ARV

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:00:23 +0000

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The theory behind the Fixed Cost Method is that extra charges, such as holding costs, utilities & closing costs, can be combined to form the “fixed costs.”

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Stop Swinging for the Fences: How I’m Building a Multi-Generational Wealth Engine the Low-Risk Way

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:30:15 +0000

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Building multi-generational wealth through real estate doesn't come through wild swings for the fence. It involves careful planning, diligence and patience.

View the full article: Stop Swinging for the Fences: How I’m Building a Multi-Generational Wealth Engine the Low-Risk Way on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




A Look at the Pros & Cons of Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:00:43 +0000

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Before you jump in, consider some advantages and challenges of commercial real estate. It is completely different from investing in SFR. Here’s how.

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Don’t Know Where to Begin as a Newbie Investor? Check Out These Resources First!

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

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Now that you have decided you want to dive into real estate, where do you begin? With all the information available, it's hard to decipher what's important

View the full article: Don’t Know Where to Begin as a Newbie Investor? Check Out These Resources First! on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Ways the Real Estate Industry Will Completely Transform Over the Next Decade

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:30:51 +0000

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Real estate agents: Will your jobs become obsolete over the next 10 years? Learn 5 ways this industry could change -- and how to change with it!

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7 Tasks Wholesalers Can Easily Outsource to Virtual Assistants

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:00:16 +0000

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Productivity is essential in the development of your wholesaling business—and without the use of virtual assistants, you will be limited.

View the full article: 7 Tasks Wholesalers Can Easily Outsource to Virtual Assistants on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BP Podcast 218: Driving for Deal Flow and Remarkable Educational Marketing with Erik Stark

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:02:42 +0000

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Why is it some investors buy deals every single month, when others look for years without landing a single great real estate deal? Two words: deal flow. On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Erik Stark to talk about how he consistently drives leads to his real estate business using “driving [...]

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3 Ways to Find Comps When Determining ARV for Your Wholesaling Deal

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:30:15 +0000

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You may be wondering how to find comp data concerning the sales price of the properties you're trying to wholesale. Here are a few ways to do so.

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The Higher Earner vs. The Smart Investor: Who’s Better Off Financially? [A Case Study!]

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:05:00 +0000

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It’s not about how much you make. It’s about how much you keep. If you’ve read my past posts, you know I’m an advocate of expanding one’s income through multiple income streams. You’ve probably even seen me battle with Scott Trench on the concept and value of frugality. Will avoiding your morning Starbucks run really make a [...]

View the full article: The Higher Earner vs. The Smart Investor: Who’s Better Off Financially? [A Case Study!] on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Use Interest-Based Negotiation to Close True Win-Win Deals

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:00:58 +0000

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Interest-based negotiation allows you to work on the same side to find a solution rather than as antagonists. In other words, it's a win-win.

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3 Strategies for Using a Lease Option to Invest in Real Estate Creatively

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:15:01 +0000

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Lease option investing is a fairly advanced method, and doing so with creativity is even more complicated. When you're ready to try it, here's how it goes.

View the full article: 3 Strategies for Using a Lease Option to Invest in Real Estate Creatively on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




A Look at Today’s Housing Stats: Are We Entering a New Bubble?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:58:31 +0000

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As nationwide home values reach their 2007 peak, how healthy do real estate markets look? Are we entering another bubble? Here are housing stats to chew on.

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Why Crowdfunding is Becoming a Widespread Way for Investors to Enhance Their Finances

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:00:23 +0000

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Crowdfunding has gone from being an up and coming tech movement to being a part of the norm for many investors. Why is that? What are the benefits?

View the full article: Why Crowdfunding is Becoming a Widespread Way for Investors to Enhance Their Finances on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Successfully Market for Real Estate Leads (Even When You’re Up Against Big Businesses)

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:30:18 +0000

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If you follow this approach, you will crush the big boys without a big marketing budget and flood your business with motivated sellers and more.

View the full article: How to Successfully Market for Real Estate Leads (Even When You’re Up Against Big Businesses) on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




At Age 26, I’m on the Brink of Financial Freedom: Here’s How I Did It

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:30:54 +0000

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Easy? Not at all. Worth it? Absolutely. If you're willing to sacrifice now, you CAN set yourself up for an amazing future. Learn how one investor did it.

View the full article: At Age 26, I’m on the Brink of Financial Freedom: Here’s How I Did It on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Retirement Might Be Closer Than You Think—If You Do These Two Things

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:35:08 +0000

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If you are not yet one of the top 1 percent on track to retire with confidence at a high quality of life, what can you do to change things for the better?

View the full article: Retirement Might Be Closer Than You Think—If You Do These Two Things on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




11 Common Pitfalls Real Estate Newbies Should Guard Against

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 19:30:47 +0000

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Newbies don't know what they don't know. That puts them at some risk, but they can minimize that risk if they follow the 11 tips in this post.

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What Should I Focus on When Saving Up to Invest: Spending Less or Earning More?

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:00:36 +0000

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When starting out in real estate investing, is it more important to focus on being frugal or upping your income streams? Get insight here!

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The 6-Step Funnel Needed to Find Unlimited Real Estate Deals

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 21:30:30 +0000

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If you want to build a scalable system for acquiring real estate deals, you need to work all your leads through a multi-layered funnel like this.

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6 Aspects of Real Estate Investing You MUST Understand Before Your First Deal

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 18:00:26 +0000

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Look, if you really want to invest in real estate, you are likely going to have to teach yourself. But you can do this. Learning is part of the fun.

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5 More Ways to Add Manufactured Homes to Your Mobile Home Park

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 12:00:33 +0000

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There aren't right or wrong ways to fill up a pre-existing mobile home community; however, there are methods that may make more financial sense.

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The Hidden Cash Flow Killer Most Rental Owners Don’t Consider

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:30:00 +0000

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When considering reasons for low cash flow, you're likely to think about unit vacancy or utilities. But there's another factor that most take for granted

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5 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Cash Flow in Retirement (Regardless of When You Retire)

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:42 +0000

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Since we live longer & retirement ages haven’t kept up with life expectancies, it doesn’t take a mathematician to know we need more money in retirement.

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10 Tried & True Strategies for Finding Cash Buyers

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:45 +0000

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Worried about finding cash buyers for your real estate deals? I think you’ll be surprised at just how easy this can be. Here are 10 actionable strategies.

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Why the Massive Real Estate Empire You Think You Want Won’t Give You the Life You Imagine

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:30:03 +0000

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I'm here to tell you that bigger isn't always better. I'm starting a new movement. I hope some of you will join me. The motto is "go small or go home."

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How I Bought, Rehabbed, Rented, and Refinanced 14 Properties at Once

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:00:32 +0000

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Recently we just completed our largest refinance to date as we refinanced 11 houses, 2 duplexes, and a fourplex. Believe it or not, our strategy was simple.

View the full article: How I Bought, Rehabbed, Rented, and Refinanced 14 Properties at Once on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BP Podcast 217: How to Work Less and Earn More Using the 80/20 Rule with Perry Marshall

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:02:50 +0000

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Every day, our lives are consumed by things that simply don’t amount to much. In fact, most of your successes will come from a very small percentage of your activities. That’s the basic concept of the 80/20 rule, and today’s guest is one of the world’s foremost experts on using the 80/20 rule in business! [...]

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6 Financial Apps to Automate Bookkeeping, Tax Deductions, Savings & More

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:30:25 +0000

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With all the new apps out there, tracking of your expenses, paying your employees, and even saving up money for investments has become easier than ever.

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How to Prepare for Meetings With Potential Private Money Lenders [Including a Sample Script!]

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:00:13 +0000

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By confronting potential objections up front, you are better able to help your prospective lender feel comfortable with you and your company. Here's how.

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How to Use the Scarcity Principle to Your Advantage in Real Estate Investing

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:00:13 +0000

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Indeed, there are a thousand uses of the scarcity principle. The important thing is simply to remember it exists, both when selling and when being sold.

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6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances for a Fresh Start to Spending Habits

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:30:54 +0000

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We all get cozy & comfy in winter, relaxing in semi-hibernation. But it’s time to shake off cobwebs & bear down on what we want to do differently this year.

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

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:00:53 +0000

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

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The 6 Most Common Mistakes New Investors Make (Including Thinking It’s Easy!)

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:00:30 +0000

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Mistakes are a part of life; the trick is to avoid the big ones. This post discusses 6 big mistakes newbies make so they can perhaps be avoided.

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How My Journey Out of $2.5M in Debt Inspired Me to Live a Charity-Focused Life

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:30:48 +0000

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You and I only have a short time on this earth to leave our mark. Let’s use the time, opportunities, and wealth we have to make a lasting impact.

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How Real Estate Has Helped Me Do My Small Part to Change the World (aka My Trip to Haiti)

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:29:38 +0000

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It's easy to get lost in our own lives. But when you're forced to focus on helping others in a country you don't know, you might start thinking differently.

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5 Ways to Add Value to Mobile Homes Without Swinging a Hammer

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:22:30 +0000

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"Am I able to purchase a mobile home needing repairs and resell the home for profit without making the repairs?" The answer is yes—but let's dig deeper.

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5 Deal-Finding Tricks I Use to Buy Around 100 Properties Per Year

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:30:33 +0000

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I speak to so many real estate investors on a daily basis. The big question I hear is, “How the heck do you find all of your deals?”

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9 Possible Pitfalls of Real Estate Partnerships

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:00:36 +0000

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As with any venture, once you insert the “human equation” into the picture, things can drastically change (for better or worse).

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10 Lethal Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Real Estate Investment

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 21:30:10 +0000

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Even though your first deal won’t be perfect, you don’t want it to be so bad that it will knock you out of the game. Stay afloat by avoiding these mistakes.

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25 Items You May Be Able to Write Off for Rental Properties

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 18:00:53 +0000

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It’s tax season! Nothing is more exciting for rental property owners. Why? Because we are reminded how amazing rental properties are for tax benefits!

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5 People You Need by Your Side to Build a Solid Real Estate Business

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 12:00:27 +0000

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While you can invest in a few pieces of real estate without help, it isn’t feasible to build an empire without willing and able partners by your side.

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5 Real Estate Jobs That Have Been Made Obsolete by Tech (& 4 That Haven’t)

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:30:29 +0000

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These days, there are many tasks tech can streamline or replace in real estate. Still, some functions continue to require humans, at least for now.

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7 Resources You’re Probably Not Using to Recruit Deal-Finding Bird Dogs

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:00:45 +0000

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The days of ONLY utilizing the MLS are long gone! Instead of whining and complaining, increase your deal-finding abilities by recruiting bird dogs.

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How to Craft Rental Lease Agreements That Reduce Tenant Turnover

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:00:39 +0000

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Will the content provided in your lease help to reduce turnover time and cost? I believe so, if you keep these 3 tips in mind.

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How to Cure the 5 Most Common Buy & Hold Headaches

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:30:32 +0000

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Whatever your situation, it’s true—investing in real estate sure can come with its fair share of headaches. But never fear! Let's cover some easy solutions.

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

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:00:53 +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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BP Podcast 216: Buying 150 Houses and Experiencing a Financial Meltdown with Damion Lupo

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:02:32 +0000

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On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re pumped to introduce you to Damion Lupo, an experienced real estate investor and hard money lender who has seen it all in real estate—both the good and bad! You’ll learn how it was Damion’s naiveté that led to his early success (and why naiveté matters), as well as [...]

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4 Ways Technology is Shaking Up Commercial Real Estate (& Why Multifamily Will Pull Ahead)

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:45:19 +0000

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There are a several reasons I don’t invest in niches of commercial real estate besides multifamily. Let's talk about the most important reason: technology.

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4 Tips From a Design Expert on How to Upgrade Your Vacation Rental for Better Returns

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:53:24 +0000

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More people than ever choose vacation rentals over hotels, but those who do prefer hotels cite amenities as why. Here's how to compete with hotel luxuries.

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How the Powerful Concept of Authority Bias Plays Into Real Estate Investing

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:00:29 +0000

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Argument from authority is a well known logical fallacy. Just because Socrates—or even Joshua Dorkin himself—said something, well, that don't make it true.

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Infographic: 2017 Tax Deadlines Investors Can’t Miss From Now Until April 15th

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:30:38 +0000

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Have you hired a CPA yet? Decided to file an extension? These looming deadlines may seem daunting. Use this visual representation to organize your thoughts.

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My #1 Productivity Tool May Surprise You

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:39:36 +0000

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Question: What's the most valuable tip anyone has given you? The best tip I ever received has allowed me to bend the space-time continuum. Not bad, huh?

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Sorry, But Investing in Rentals Won’t Build Massive Wealth. THIS Will.

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:30:17 +0000

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If you want to generate massive wealth—I'm talking Grant Cardone type of wealth—rentals will not be your primary driver of such growth. Let me explain why.

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

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:30:25 +0000

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

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A 60-Day Action Guide to Wholesaling Your First Property

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:00:48 +0000

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So you want to become a real estate wholesaler? Great here's a general 60-day action guide to wholesaling your very first property.

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Why I’ll Never Fix and Flip Houses Again

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:00:09 +0000

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Fixing and flipping houses looks cool on "reality" TV, but in actuality, many are finding that it isn’t nearly as profitable as what it is perceived to be.

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3 Risks and Drawbacks of Using Home Equity When Investing

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:30:32 +0000

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Life isn’t all peaches and cream when dealing with home equity loans & lines. They sound great, but you need to understand the risks of such loan products.

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Success Without Fulfillment is the Ultimate Failure: Why Giving Back is Vital to Good Business

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:00:29 +0000

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I can't tell you how to find your purpose in life, but I can tell you this: Your "why" cannot be focused on you, and it can't be focused on money.

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10 Landscaping Tips for a Family-Friendly Rental

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:30:54 +0000

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One pull for most families is a private yard landscaped for playtime. There are many updates you can make to attract these buyers and raise property values.

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What Investors Should Consider When Buying Insurance for Mobile Homes

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:00:47 +0000

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Just because mobile homes may be bought for below $10k doesn't mean insurance isn't just as valuable on these properties as on more expensive real estate.

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5 Exit Strategies to Consider for Turnkey Rental Properties

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:00:04 +0000

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Exit strategy matters. I’m always impressed when I hear someone ask about exit strategies for a turnkey rental property. This means they are thinking.

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4 Rules of 1031 Exchanges Every Investor Should Know

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:30:05 +0000

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A 1031 is a vehicle through which you can sell rental real estate and roll all the gains into a new purchase. Sound good? Let's go into detail.

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I Just Read an Article Promoting Appalling Financial Irresponsibility: Here’s What That Says About Us As a Nation

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:00:18 +0000

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Sometimes people's lack of financial literacy is shocking. Here's the latest appalling article—and what it says about the future of our country.

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6 Advantages to Hiring a Property Manager (& Why I Wish I Did Sooner)

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:33 +0000

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My biggest reasons for outsourcing property management are that it allows focus on what I do best and that it gives me peace of mind.

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4 Ways It’s Possible to Speculate in Real Estate (& How to Make Sure You’re Investing Instead!)

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:45:06 +0000

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After starting off so well, why did I fail in investing? Was I really investing? Or was my investing more like a trip to Vegas without the dancing girls?

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Why Building Rapport is the First Step Towards Closing (Almost) Any Real Estate Deal

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:00:37 +0000

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It may seem obvious, but it's hard to understate how important rapport is when it comes to real estate or other business. Still, many of us shrug it off.

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BP Podcast 215: Condo Conversions, Student Rentals, and Profiting in a Hot Market with Ricky Beliveau

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:02:23 +0000

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Boston is a tough market. Prices are high, but even high rents aren’t enough to make it profitable to invest. Ricky Beliveau makes money by renting to students, converting small multifamily buildings into condos (it’s easier than you think!), and transitioning unused space into more bedrooms to add massive value. Click here to listen on iTunes. Listen [...]

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8 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Becoming Wealthy

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:30:23 +0000

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

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A Look at the Rewards, Risks & Rules for Investing in Rural Rental Properties

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:15:41 +0000

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Ever thought about investing in small towns or rural rental properties? They come with unique benefits, but also risks. Here are some rules for success.

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7 Life-Changing Lessons I Wish I Knew as a Real Estate Newbie

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:52 +0000

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When you're starting out as an investor, the fear of what you don't know can paralyze you. Here's the good thing: You're not alone. This article will help.

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The 4 Social Networks You Need to Connect With Millennial Buyers & Renters

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:30:21 +0000

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Millennials are becoming a significant segment of real estate buyers and renters. Connect with them now and find endless business opportunities.

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4 Practical Ways to Keep All Your Real Estate Documents Organized

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:00:15 +0000

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If you own multiple properties, then you may feel scatterbrained at times. Each comes with its own complicated paper trail, prone to disorganization.

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38 Addendums Every Landlord Needs for a Battle-Ready Lease

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:54 +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!

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4 Ways to Find Private Money Lenders to Fund Your Real Estate Deals

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:30:50 +0000

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Private money lenders are all around. In fact, a recent study showed that 22% of American workers have at least $100,000 in their retirement funds.

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Looking to Invest Out-of-State? Here’s How to Pick and Analyze a City

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:15:54 +0000

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Want to invest remotely? Better do your due diligence! Learn EXACTLY how to best analyze and choose a city for maximum cash flow here.

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4 Ways New Technology is Changing How Real Estate Investors Communicate

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:00:48 +0000

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New technology is providing a whole range of new capabilities and ways to communicate. Getting ahead of this curve can provide huge advantages.

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Thinking About Investing in a Condo? Stop! And Read This First…

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:30:31 +0000

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Are condos good real estate investments? Dive into the numbers and facts here—and learn why they are VERY rarely profitable.

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Why Consistency is the Magic Ingredient to Ensure Your Real Estate Business Grows

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:00:48 +0000

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I bet you didn't think that your success in real estate could be summarized in one word, did you? Consistency is the single word that defines success.

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3 Risks and Drawbacks of the Real Estate Lease Option

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:30:32 +0000

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The lease option can be a powerful strategy in real estate—but it also comes with its challenges. Know what you're getting into by educating yourself.

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5 Strategies to Add Mobile Homes to Existing Mobile Home Parks

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:00:26 +0000

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There are some methods of adding mobiles homes to a park that may make more financial sense than others based on your park's condition and location.

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