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BiggerPockets Podcast 228: Partnerships, Landlording, and Getting Started in Real Estate with Meghan McCallum

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:02:14 +0000

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A lot of newbies get stuck when trying to get their first few deals. After all, figuring out how to find properties, how to get the money needed to buy them, and how to not mismanage the property are all big tasks. That’s why we’re excited to bring you this powerful interview with Meghan McCallum, [...]

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Why Risk is the Most Inaccurately Assessed Factor When Investing

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:30:43 +0000

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Put 10 investors in a room & they'll come up with 11 definitions of real estate investment risk—and far more ways to assess that risk. But what's accurate?

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It Gets Stranger: How Trump’s Tax Plan Impacts Homeowners & Real Estate Investors

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:00:40 +0000

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How would Trump's tax plan impact homeowners and real estate investors? It gets weird—and means 25 million Americans would "lose" the mortgage deduction.

View the full article: It Gets Stranger: How Trump’s Tax Plan Impacts Homeowners & Real Estate Investors on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Open Letter to Struggling Newbies: How I Landed My First Deal After a Cross-Country Move & Two Failed Jobs

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:00:57 +0000

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After being let go, I took a long ride on my Harley and wondered what was next. Then it hit me: Revisit your business plan & get to work. Follow your dream.

View the full article: Open Letter to Struggling Newbies: How I Landed My First Deal After a Cross-Country Move & Two Failed Jobs on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Should I Work With a Late-Paying Tenant or Evict Them? [With Case Studies!]

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:00:19 +0000

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Deciding to work with tenants on late rent is an art form, and there's a strategy for doing so that won’t leave you in the lurch if something goes wrong.

View the full article: Should I Work With a Late-Paying Tenant or Evict Them? [With Case Studies!] on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Compound Interest: Einstein Loved It—And You Should, Too. Here’s Why.

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:42 +0000

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Compound interest, aka the eighth wonder of the world, is your best path towards a comfortable retirement. Check out the numbers here—they may shock you!

View the full article: Compound Interest: Einstein Loved It—And You Should, Too. Here’s Why. on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How (and Why) I Offer on Properties BEFORE I Ever Step Foot in the House

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:00:42 +0000

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Want to land more deals? The key is to make more offers—and a GREAT way to do that is to become comfortable making offers sight unseen. Here's how.

View the full article: How (and Why) I Offer on Properties BEFORE I Ever Step Foot in the House on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Ways to Be a Real Estate Investor Advocate and Get More Deals

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:30:01 +0000

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It’s happening. As prices surge, investors sit in the hot seat as real estate becomes political. Here's how to combat that perception AND land more deals.

View the full article: 3 Ways to Be a Real Estate Investor Advocate and Get More Deals on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Business-Improving Projects I’ve Completed for a Few Hundred Dollars by Outsourcing

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:00:32 +0000

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For those who think they’ve automated their businesses well and outsourced most day-to-day tasks, I’d bet they could go much further with custom automation.

View the full article: 4 Business-Improving Projects I’ve Completed for a Few Hundred Dollars by Outsourcing on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Case Study: How to Give Investors a 9% Cash-on-Cash Return in a Syndicated Apartment Deal

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:00:17 +0000

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When you’re sharing the pie, it should be big enough to share. Here's how an apartment deal can leave a good return for you AND your investors.

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The Simple Strategy I Use to Buy 10 Deals Per Month

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:00:29 +0000

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I've bought 400+ properties with this strategy, and my team is implementing the exact same strategy & buying tons of properties for my operation right now.

View the full article: The Simple Strategy I Use to Buy 10 Deals Per Month on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Liability or Asset: Is Owning the House You Live in a Wise Financial Decision?

Sun, 21 May 2017 11:00:01 +0000

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There is no doubt that Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki is likely one of the most well-known believers of the philosophy that purchasing a property isn’t actually an investment unless you very carefully buy one with the sole intention of purchasing a property that is worth the investment. This is simply because a property that [...]

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6 Tips for Negotiating Your Maximum Allowable Offer With Sellers

Sat, 20 May 2017 20:30:52 +0000

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Thousands of books have been written on the art of negotiation, so I can barely scratch the surface here. However, here's what has worked well for me.

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Why a 30-Year (NOT 15-Year) Mortgage Gives You a Better Shot at Building Wealth

Sat, 20 May 2017 17:00:35 +0000

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There's no "right" decision for everyone in the 15-year vs. 30-year mortgage debate. But there's a good argument that one allows you to build more wealth.

View the full article: Why a 30-Year (NOT 15-Year) Mortgage Gives You a Better Shot at Building Wealth on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Types of Insurance You May Need if You Run a Real Estate Business

Sat, 20 May 2017 11:00:59 +0000

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For those wanting a full profile of insurance coverage, here are 5 types you may be overlooking that your business might need. Don’t be caught unprepared.

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Maybe You Shouldn’t Start an Entity. Consider 4 Alternative Asset Protection Strategies Instead.

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:30:50 +0000

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Starting out, I knew I had to find ways to protect my assets. For me, these strategies went a long way towards limiting risk before starting my first LLC.

View the full article: Maybe You Shouldn’t Start an Entity. Consider 4 Alternative Asset Protection Strategies Instead. on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Millennials, at 75M Strong, You CAN Change the U.S. Economy: Here’s Your Wake-Up Call

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:00:51 +0000

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Millennials often get a bad rap, especially when it comes to finances. But they hold a huge amount of power—and it's not too late for them to succeed.

View the full article: Millennials, at 75M Strong, You CAN Change the U.S. Economy: Here’s Your Wake-Up Call on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Tips to Combat the Analysis Paralysis That Comes From TMI (Too Much Information)

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:00:29 +0000

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Is it possible we are leaning towards having too much information available now? Is TMI starting to become an obstacle for investors?

View the full article: 4 Tips to Combat the Analysis Paralysis That Comes From TMI (Too Much Information) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The Psychology of Unity: Why Real Estate Truly is a “Relationships” Business

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:30:10 +0000

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Building rapport is a constant in real estate. It increases the odds that when the time comes, you will be top of mind for those whose business you need.

View the full article: The Psychology of Unity: Why Real Estate Truly is a “Relationships” Business on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The 7 Simple Habits of Financially Successful People

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:00:47 +0000

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Creating healthy finances isn't about making huge, sudden changes—it's about small habits repeated day in and day out. Add these to your rotation.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 227: From Single Family Houses to $130,000,000 in Multifamily with Joe Fairless

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:02:57 +0000

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Scaling: It’s a term often tossed around in business and real estate, but what does it actually look like? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, you’ll see firsthand how one investor went from a small handful of single family houses to purchasing over $130,000,000 worth of apartment communities in just the past few years. Our guest, Joe [...]

View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 227: From Single Family Houses to $130,000,000 in Multifamily with Joe Fairless on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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Warning: Focus on ROI as Your Only Investment Goal & You May Squander Your Most Valuable Asset

Wed, 17 May 2017 20:30:05 +0000

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If your goals are to increase family time & decrease work time, you need to make sure your investment strategy & decisions actually align with those goals.

View the full article: Warning: Focus on ROI as Your Only Investment Goal & You May Squander Your Most Valuable Asset on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Find the Correct Virtual Assistant for Your Real Estate Marketing Needs

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:00:23 +0000

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VAs—virtual assistants—are amazing resources for businesses laden with administrative or other paperwork, including real estate marketers. Learn how!

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5 Things You Must Do When Transporting or Moving a Mobile Home

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:00:07 +0000

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Transporting a mobile home may seem easy as hitching the home up to a truck & pulling it down the road. In reality, there are many missteps that can happen.

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Investors: Don’t Compromise Your Numbers Just to Buy Deals in a Hot Market

Tue, 16 May 2017 20:30:04 +0000

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In today's market, I think my fellow investors should be mindful about buying slim deals. You don't want to get caught in a bad deal if the economy shifts.

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5 Home Renovation Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:00:09 +0000

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Renovations only make sense if they add value to your property. So beware—a home renovation project can get away from you if you aren’t careful.

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Nearly 25% of Americans Lie to Their Spouses About Money: It’s Time to Open Up About Finances

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:00:30 +0000

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Why are Americans so reluctant to talk about money? Here's why it's such a problem—and how to constructively start conversations about personal finances.

View the full article: Nearly 25% of Americans Lie to Their Spouses About Money: It’s Time to Open Up About Finances on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




We Attended the National Hardware Show—And These Were the Standout New Products

Mon, 15 May 2017 20:30:04 +0000

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We came across a few products that could make a difference in the quality of your rentals over time. Two stood out as likely the most useful.

View the full article: We Attended the National Hardware Show—And These Were the Standout New Products on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Single Family Vs. Multifamily Rentals: Which Investment is Right for YOU?

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:00:56 +0000

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There are passionate advocates for both of these types of properties. How do they really stack up? What are pros and cons of each option?

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Your Complete Guide to Analyzing a Property in Just 10 Minutes

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:00:46 +0000

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Don't waste hours analyzing multifamily deals. Learn how to work smarter, not harder with this step-by-step guide to a 10-minute property analysis.

View the full article: Your Complete Guide to Analyzing a Property in Just 10 Minutes on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




So Many Turnkey Providers Are Subpar: Here’s What They Should Be Giving Investors

Sun, 14 May 2017 20:35:45 +0000

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What makes turnkey real estate so amazing even though it is an industry scarred with so many shady operators? Let's look at the benefits of this niche.

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7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Dramatically Enhance Your Rental Property

Sun, 14 May 2017 11:00:16 +0000

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Want to find tenants for your rental fast? Then be sure your property is in tip-top shape! It doesn't require a lot of money; just follow these clever tips.

View the full article: 7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Dramatically Enhance Your Rental Property on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Why a Graduate Degree Could Be the Worst Financial Decision You Make

Sat, 13 May 2017 20:30:39 +0000

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Considering grad school? Watch out! Few realize this degree could prolong what they really want—to live a happy life and provide for the ones they love.

View the full article: Why a Graduate Degree Could Be the Worst Financial Decision You Make on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Will Massive Retail Job Cuts & New Tech Trends Transform the Rental Market?

Sat, 13 May 2017 17:00:40 +0000

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American retailers are slashing jobs. Disruptive technology is likely to transform the U.S. job market. How might that affect rental property investors?

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3 Technologies Changing the Way Landlords Manage Rental Properties

Sat, 13 May 2017 11:00:45 +0000

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At $73 billion a year, property management is a huge industry—and a number of startups, platforms, and apps are popping up to help ease the process.

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How to Hone Your Screening Process to Ensure Better Tenants

Fri, 12 May 2017 20:30:52 +0000

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Screening prevents tenant horror stories, reduces headaches & minimizes damage. Plus, by building relationships, you'll attract more and better applicants.

View the full article: How to Hone Your Screening Process to Ensure Better Tenants on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 High-Value Tax Deductions Real Estate Investors Shouldn’t Miss

Fri, 12 May 2017 17:00:59 +0000

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Real estate investing isn’t an easy business. Cut yourself a (financial) break along the way and make sure you’re claiming all your tax write-offs.

View the full article: 5 High-Value Tax Deductions Real Estate Investors Shouldn’t Miss on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Attract and Keep Above-and-Beyond (Not Just Mediocre) Tenants

Fri, 12 May 2017 11:00:01 +0000

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The best way to keep your rentals profitable is to keep them full with great tenants. So what is a great tenant and how do you attract them?

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5 Ways to Deal With a Tenant Owing You More Than Their Deposit Will Cover

Thu, 11 May 2017 20:30:39 +0000

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Making sure you don’t get screwed over by a tenant starts screening. But even if you have strict standards, someday a tenant will end up owing you money.

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

Thu, 11 May 2017 18:00:26 +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.

View the full article: Am I Missing Something, or Is Real Estate Investing Really Not That Hard? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn

Thu, 11 May 2017 06:02:06 +0000

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What does true wealth look like? Is it simply money or something more? And how does one achieve that wealth? That’s the topic on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, where we sit down with David Osborn, a highly successful real estate investor, agent, and New York Times Bestselling author from Austin, TX. This show [...]

View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 226: From “D-Student” to $400,000 in Annual Rental Property Cash Flow with David Osborn on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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How to Win in Real Estate No Matter the Market—Up, Flat, or Down

Wed, 10 May 2017 20:30:11 +0000

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Don't be at the mercy of real estate market trends. Instead, take a slightly longer but more steady approach towards early significant wealth.

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3 Steps to Invest in Real Estate With a Lump Sum & No Prior Experience

Wed, 10 May 2017 17:00:18 +0000

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Have some cash set aside, and want to start investing in real estate? Here's a specific blueprint for exactly how to build income with a lump sum savings.

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10 Invaluable Lessons I Learned From My Very First Tenant Eviction

Wed, 10 May 2017 11:00:47 +0000

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It's not a matter of it but WHEN you'll need to deal with your first eviction. Here are some lessons about evictions that only experience can teach.

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The Dave Ramsey Dilemma: Should Real Estate Investors Really Avoid Using Debt?

Tue, 09 May 2017 20:30:59 +0000

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Dave Ramsey, famous author, speaker and media pundit, has a lot of great ideas. But is it REALLY best to only use cash for real estate investing?

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The Investor’s Guide to Quickly and Accurately Evaluating Home Repair Costs

Tue, 09 May 2017 17:55:43 +0000

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You should never make an investment without know it's true price. So how should a property investor estimate home repair costs quickly and accurately?

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

Tue, 09 May 2017 11:00:05 +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?

View the full article: Retirees: The Most Highly Profitable, Yet Grossly Underserved Niche in Real Estate on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Crowdfunding Platforms I’d Recommend Based on 3 Years of Investing Across 35 Projects

Mon, 08 May 2017 21:15:11 +0000

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Of nine different sites I am currently on, I am going to highlight three platforms that have distinct profiles in terms of the types of deals they offer.

View the full article: 3 Crowdfunding Platforms I’d Recommend Based on 3 Years of Investing Across 35 Projects on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Still Confused About Cap Rate? Here’s an Experienced Investor’s Explanation

Mon, 08 May 2017 17:00:19 +0000

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There are a few concepts in real estate investing that are particularly challenging for folks. One of these concepts is the capitalization rate (cap rate).

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

Mon, 08 May 2017 11:00:15 +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.

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5 Times Your Actions as a Real Estate Investor Might Make Your Clients Cry

Sun, 07 May 2017 19:30:08 +0000

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As an investor, be prepared for high-emotion situations. Let's examine ways real estate investors could make clients weep with joy, fear, or anger.

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Why You Should ONLY Invest Based on the Cash Flow

Sun, 07 May 2017 11:00:18 +0000

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Today I’m going to ruffle some feathers. Why? Because I’m going to talk about why you should NEVER invest based on capital appreciation.

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The Verdict on Detroit—Is it a Good or Bad Market for Investing?

Sat, 06 May 2017 20:30:25 +0000

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Detroit is nearly unique in the country in terms of its real estate market. But does "unique" mean "good" or "bad"? As you might expect, it's complicated...

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What I Learned From Robert Kiyosaki About Surviving an Economic Recession

Sat, 06 May 2017 17:00:54 +0000

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I recently had the opportunity to learn from Robert Kiyosaki himself. Here's the advice he gave for surviving hard economic conditions.

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Two Types of Leverage Real Estate Investors Can Use as Powerful Tools

Sat, 06 May 2017 11:00:43 +0000

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The reason leverage is a big concept in real estate investing is because it can be hugely beneficial for investors. Here's how you'll likely see it used.

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Real Estate Investors: Does Your Business Model Depend on Finding Needles in Haystacks?

Fri, 05 May 2017 20:30:02 +0000

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Looking back, my biggest regret wasn’t buying the “wrong” deal. It was not buying more of the right deals. I just wasn’t thinking big enough.

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4 Massive Financial Scams Sold to Americans on an Everyday Basis

Fri, 05 May 2017 17:00:43 +0000

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We commonly believe that going to college, buying our dream home, and eradicating debt is the "correct" path. But are we falling for massive scams?

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Why You Should NEVER Hire an Unlicensed Contractor for Your Real Estate Projects

Fri, 05 May 2017 11:00:33 +0000

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A license doesn’t show you the level of quality the contractor can do nor the speed at which they will do it—but it will protect you in crucial ways.

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7 Absolute Must-Read Real Estate Books for Beginning Investors

Thu, 04 May 2017 20:30:22 +0000

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Thirteen years ago I was a brand new real estate investor. I had just graduated from college with a biology degree, and I decided to jump into the world of real estate entrepreneurship full-time. Looking back, it was sort of a crazy move. But I wanted a challenge and freedom more than I wanted the [...]

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How to Invest in Real Estate With a Self-Directed IRA

Thu, 04 May 2017 18:00:26 +0000

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Investing in real estate with a self-directed IRA is often a smart move—but there are wrinkles that can make it less smart. Here's what you need to know.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 225: Surviving a Real Estate Crash and Investing Out-of-State with Kathy Fettke

Thu, 04 May 2017 06:02:35 +0000

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A lot of investors love to talk about the good times. But for life-long real estate investors, failure is often inevitable, especially during real estate crashes. That’s why we’re excited to bring you this discussion with Kathy Fettke today on the BiggerPockets Podcast. Kathy started her journey toward financial independence after receiving shocking news from [...]

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Rents Dip Below Inflation, Home Appreciation Slows: Are Markets Cooling Off?

Wed, 03 May 2017 20:30:24 +0000

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Last year, rents grew at a pace of 0.7%. That’s a far cry from the double-digit rent ascent a few years ago. In fact, it’s the slowest pace in over 5 years.

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How to Improve Your Odds of Scoring a Loan With a Private or Hard Money Lender

Wed, 03 May 2017 17:23:20 +0000

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One of the biggest advantages to real estate investing is using other people's money. That said, it's only an advantage if you can actually get a loan.

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15 Ways to Get Back Up When the Entrepreneurial Life Knocks You Down

Wed, 03 May 2017 11:00:50 +0000

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I recall the first year my husband and I began real estate investing. We were very committed and decided to attend as many real estate courses as we could. I recall how easy these “gurus” made real estate investing sound. “No money, no experience, no problem!” Well, after spending twelve years in this real estate investing [...]

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Tenant Turnover Can Wreck Your Profits: Here’s the Simple Solution to This Costly Issue

Tue, 02 May 2017 21:32:06 +0000

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Whether you own one rental or a thousand, one thing all rental real estate has in common is turnover. Here's how to minimize this profit-draining event.

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A Simple Way to Think About Expected Value (EV) When Making a Decision

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:00:29 +0000

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There are many ways to make an investment decision, but one of the best is expected value, the sum of values of all possible outcomes for a given decision.

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One Simple Habit the Vast Majority of Wealthy People Practice Every Single Day

Tue, 02 May 2017 11:00:33 +0000

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To begin building real wealth, you'll need to change your habits and build important skills. This ONE simple tip will get you on the right path!

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6 Things Every Landlord Should Do With Tenant Background & Credit Checks

Mon, 01 May 2017 20:30:29 +0000

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After you have the results from your background and credit check, you need to decide what exactly to do with that information.

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11 Ways to Boost Tenant Retention for Higher ROI

Mon, 01 May 2017 17:10:00 +0000

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Earning higher ROI on your rentals is easier than you think—it just requires fewer turnovers. Here are 11 ways to boost tenant retention, to boost ROI!

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6 Easy Ways to Be Taken Seriously As a Newbie Investor

Mon, 01 May 2017 11:00:55 +0000

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Stuck in the catch-22 of not having deals under your belt, but not being able to get deals because you haven't done any? Here's how to get around that!

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The Magic Question That Weeds Out Shady Business Partners

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:30:41 +0000

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This simple sentence contains a powerful question. It will help you eliminate 99.9 percent of the shady operators out there.

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The Landlord’s Complete Guide to Tenant Bankruptcy Filings

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:00:53 +0000

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How does a tenant bankruptcy affect their contract with a landlord? Find out how to handle this sticky situation—and how to avoid it in the first place.

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

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:30:50 +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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10 Challenges to Seriously Consider BEFORE Quitting Your Day Job

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:00:13 +0000

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Dreaming of quitting your job to become a full-time real estate investor? Before you go out in a blaze of glory, think through these ten challenges.

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Opinion: Turnkey Real Estate ISN’T Actually Overpriced. Here’s Why.

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:00:30 +0000

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Are turnkeys overpriced? Absolutely not. They are priced at exactly what they are worth. You pay more to save yourself hassle, work, and risk.

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The 4 Pros (& 6 Cons) of Investing in Vacant Land

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:30:49 +0000

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In a recent article (“Buying a Building to House Your Business? Stop and Consider This First”), I described a deal where I built a commercial building to house my business on a vacant lot behind one of my rentals. Eventually, after we moved out of the property, I kept it as a multi-unit rental, and [...]

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The Video You NEED to Watch Before Buying Out-of-State Multifamilies

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:00:19 +0000

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In today's video, I talk about what I've learned by expanding outside our local area into more regional investments. These lessons could make or break you!

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How to Become a Real Estate Agent: The Ultimate Guide

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:00:58 +0000

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Wondering how to become a real estate agent? Find out the steps you'll need to take to pass the test & start working as a licensed agent in THIS guide!

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How Legalized Marijuana is Impacting the Colorado Real Estate Market

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:00:23 +0000

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It's easy to say that weed has had a huge impact here. But can we connect our real estate boom with marijuana legalization? The answers are mixed at best.

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Why Virtual Reality is About to Revolutionize the Real Estate Industry

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:00:08 +0000

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Virtual reality will revolutionize the real estate industry. For those who want to be leaders, there is no time to waste in embracing the latest technology.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 224: Building a Process to Buy 17 Deals a Week with Chris Clothier

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:02:57 +0000

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What does it take to buy 17 deals a week? What if we told you it was the exact same process needed to buy just one deal per year? That’s the topic on today’s show, where we sit down with Chris Clothier to talk about how his company is buying up to 17 deals a [...]

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3 Deal-Making Tactics That’ll Help You Find (& Close) Real Estate Transactions

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:30:29 +0000

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I often get asked what my best “weapon” is. While I took a corporate finance course in business school, my greatest skill is my understanding of psychology.

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Real Estate Investors: Try Out These Free Web Tools to Evaluate Deals

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:00:28 +0000

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Evaluating a property is one of the most important aspects of investing. Luckily, most of what you'll need is available for free if you know where to look.

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10 Unforgettable Lessons From My Loser Rental Property

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:00:32 +0000

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It may be more fun to hear about the property that made millions, but it's the losers that teach us the best lessons. Learn the story, numbers & more here.

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I’ve Been an Entrepreneur Since the ’90s—And I Think I’ve Finally Found the Perfect Investment. Hear Me Out.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:00:46 +0000

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This investment isn’t a fad. It isn’t cyclical. And I believe this multi-generational wealth creation vehicle will impact my children’s children.

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Does Your Credit Score Matter When You Invest in Real Estate?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:00:52 +0000

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Discouraged from buying real estate because of your credit score? Let's explore whether a low credit score really means you can't invest.

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Newbies Take Note: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Houses for $30,000

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:00:19 +0000

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Those $30,000 homes are enticing, but should you be buying? Find out why you might want to think twice before purchasing a cheap home.

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12 Tips I’ve Learned From Screening Close to 500 Prospective Tenants

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:45:50 +0000

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Putting the very best tenants in your rentals can make or break your landlording business. Here are 12 crucial tips from an expert!

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7 Weekly Financial Fixes That Take 30 Minutes or Less

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:00:23 +0000

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Finances on autopilot? Spend 30 minutes/day for one week for dramatically better finances. No gimmicks, just a simple structure for financial security.

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The Offhand Tip That Ended Up Saving Me $11,000 on a Disastrous Flip

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000

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Working with contractors is a learned art -- and mismanaging or hiring the wrong ones can cost you BIG. Be sure to add this CRUCIAL tip to your practices!

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How I Underwrite Rental Applications to Mitigate High-Risk Tenants

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:30:01 +0000

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I have not had to evict a single tenant I placed, and I plan to keep it that way. Therefore, when I underwrite applications, I use a specific process.

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Why You MUST Set Goals and Review Them to Achieve Anything

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

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

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The Top 4 Reasons to Never Invest in Turnkey Real Estate

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

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

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3 Steps to Escape Middle-Class Financial Mediocrity

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

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

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

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:00:34 +0000

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Recently, financial expert Grant Cardone said, “Buying a house is for suckers!” Is that statement REALLY true? Delve deeper here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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7 Types of Tenants I’ll Never Rent to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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