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No, You Are NOT Going Too Far in Pursuit of Financial Independence

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:30:03 +0000

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Choose the healthy, wealthy, happy path that will leave you better off. And once you go for it, optimize for happiness, health, and wealth without apology.

View the full article: No, You Are NOT Going Too Far in Pursuit of Financial Independence on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Fix and Flippers, Don’t Let a Hot Market Make You Lazy

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:00:08 +0000

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This is a manifesto to all of my investor friends: Hot markets make for lazy investors who form terrible habits that destroy them when the market shifts.

View the full article: Fix and Flippers, Don’t Let a Hot Market Make You Lazy on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Choose an Out-of-State Market for Investment (in 3 Easy Steps!)

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:28 +0000

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You’ve decided, for whatever reason, that you want to invest outside of your local area or state. Your next question is—where should I invest?

View the full article: How to Choose an Out-of-State Market for Investment (in 3 Easy Steps!) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:30:42 +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.

View the full article: Why All Real Estate Investors Should Measure Their Progress on Mint.com on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Why You Shouldn’t House Hack to Get Started in Real Estate

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:00:04 +0000

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Buy, fix, and flip a few times over—and then hold so your cash flow will be able to support your rental expenses. Don’t buy and own, and don’t house hack.

View the full article: Why You Shouldn’t House Hack to Get Started in Real Estate on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




My Top 10 BiggerPockets Podcast Episodes (with Number of Listens)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:30:40 +0000

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Since I am the keeper of all of the podcast data and have listened to every single one, I figured it would be nice to share my top 10.

View the full article: My Top 10 BiggerPockets Podcast Episodes (with Number of Listens) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




‘Tis the Season to Pick Up the Best Holiday Gift: a New Property

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:00:36 +0000

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I like to zig when other people zag. This is why it’s my favorite time of year to head out and strike up a great real estate deal.

View the full article: ‘Tis the Season to Pick Up the Best Holiday Gift: a New Property on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




9 Tips for Cleaning Your Rental Between Tenants

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:03 +0000

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Cleaning a property thoroughly between tenants adds longevity to each unit. To reap the rewards, try some of the these unit refreshing tips.

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Attention Newbies: Stop Rushing to Buy Your First Home Before Your Lease Expires!

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:30:23 +0000

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Time and again, people come to me planning to buy a first home by a certain date when their lease expires. Do not do this to yourself.

View the full article: Attention Newbies: Stop Rushing to Buy Your First Home Before Your Lease Expires! on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Investing with Limited Resources

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:00:46 +0000

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Even with limited resources, there are options available right now to start your real estate portfolio. Here are some creative ways you can get going.

View the full article: The Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Investing with Limited Resources on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How a Small Apartment Building Made Me $40,000/Year

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:40 +0000

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Why should you take a serious look at multifamilies? Let's look at how an investor added $40,000/year to his net worth with a 12-unit apartment building.

View the full article: How a Small Apartment Building Made Me $40,000/Year on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Eye-Opening TED Talks Every Budding Investor (or Entrepreneur) Should Watch

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:30:07 +0000

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There aren't a lot of TED Talks on real estate investing. But that doesn't mean there aren't some that are helpful for budding property moguls.

View the full article: 5 Eye-Opening TED Talks Every Budding Investor (or Entrepreneur) Should Watch on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Side Hustles to Help Sustain Newbie Real Estate Wholesalers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:00:05 +0000

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Many wholesalers want to quit their 9-5s but need extra money to stay afloat while investing. These side hustles that will allow you to do just that.

View the full article: 5 Side Hustles to Help Sustain Newbie Real Estate Wholesalers on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 253: Recession-Resistant Investing & the Benefits of Buying Shopping Centers with David Puchi

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:02:50 +0000

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Our guest today is David Puchi, an investor who owns more than 50 neighborhood shopping centers (“strip malls”) throughout the United States.

View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 253: Recession-Resistant Investing & the Benefits of Buying Shopping Centers with David Puchi on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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Answered: Should You Get Your Real Estate License?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:30:52 +0000

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It's an age-old debate: Should real estate investors get a real estate license? Here we take a look at different types of investors to decide.

View the full article: Answered: Should You Get Your Real Estate License? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Ways Real Estate Investing Has Negatively Affected My Life

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:00:15 +0000

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Real estate investing has created millionaires. But before pursuing this path, consider these 5 ways real estate investing has negatively affected my life.

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The Top 8 Real Estate Calculations Every Investor Should Memorize

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:20 +0000

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Despite what many of us math-allergic folk would prefer, real estate does involve some math. Luckily, most of the formulas are simple and straight-forward.

View the full article: The Top 8 Real Estate Calculations Every Investor Should Memorize on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Simple Ways to Cut Back & Save Money Without Feeling Deprived

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:00:15 +0000

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Plenty of people say, "I just can't go without!" and if you're one of those people, but still want to find ways to save money, consider these tips.

View the full article: 3 Simple Ways to Cut Back & Save Money Without Feeling Deprived on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Should You Put Your Money into Stocks or Real Estate?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:00:55 +0000

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There are those who don't want anything to do with equities, while others won't get within a mile of real estate. So how do they really stack up?

View the full article: Should You Put Your Money into Stocks or Real Estate? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




10 Glaring Red Flags That Indicate Your “Great Deal” May Be a Costly Scam

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:00:28 +0000

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Losing out on a deal is WAY better than losing a lot of hard-earned money. Learn the warning signs (and how to protect yourself) here!

View the full article: 10 Glaring Red Flags That Indicate Your “Great Deal” May Be a Costly Scam on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Reasons My First (Retail-Priced) Deal Has Become My Favorite

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:30:43 +0000

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When I purchased my first investment property, it wasn’t some spectacular deal. Little did I know that 30+ years later, it would be one of my best deals.

View the full article: 3 Reasons My First (Retail-Priced) Deal Has Become My Favorite on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Big Reasons I’m Not Sad to See Hit HGTV Show Fixer Upper Go

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:00:06 +0000

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Out of all of the fix-up shows, this one is the most palatable. Still, after five seasons, I'm happy to see it go. Why? Here are the three major reasons.

View the full article: 3 Big Reasons I’m Not Sad to See Hit HGTV Show Fixer Upper Go on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Breakdown of a $30k Rental Purchase: Renovation [Video!]

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:00:58 +0000

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The good news is there were no surprises during the rehab process. The renovation is almost complete, and only a few items need to be finalized.

View the full article: Breakdown of a $30k Rental Purchase: Renovation [Video!] on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Does Allowing Pets in Your Rentals Make Sense (or Just Scents)?

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:30:17 +0000

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As a landlord, is there any upside to allowing pets into your rentals? Take a look at some of the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision!

View the full article: Does Allowing Pets in Your Rentals Make Sense (or Just Scents)? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Exit Strategies You Need to Have When Investing in Real Estate

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:00:56 +0000

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You need to have an exit strategy in mind before you buy property. If you don't, you could get yourself into a bit of a pickle.

View the full article: 3 Exit Strategies You Need to Have When Investing in Real Estate on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Your Belief That “You Make Your Money When You Buy” is Holding You Back From the Best Deals

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 21:30:14 +0000

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Unlike the popular saying states, you can and do often make your money when you operate and sell. That is where opportunity is—and where we should focus.

View the full article: Your Belief That “You Make Your Money When You Buy” is Holding You Back From the Best Deals on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The Core 4 Members Vital to a Profitable Long-Distance Real Estate Investing Team

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

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I'm a believer that you should invest where it makes sense—not just where you happen to live. And to make that happen, you'll need these 4 team members.

View the full article: The Core 4 Members Vital to a Profitable Long-Distance Real Estate Investing Team on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The Ultimate Guide to the FNMA HomeStyle Renovation Mortgage

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:00:56 +0000

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Investors: If you purchase property for renovation, NOW is the time to check out the HomeStyle loan! Get ALL the details in this comprehensive article!

View the full article: The Ultimate Guide to the FNMA HomeStyle Renovation Mortgage on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How I Landed a Solid 4-Plex in Denver, One of the Hottest Markets in the Country

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:30:37 +0000

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Let's walk through my most recent purchase. I’ll show how it fits with my plan, how I found this (off-market) deal, how I analyzed it & how I financed it.

View the full article: How I Landed a Solid 4-Plex in Denver, One of the Hottest Markets in the Country on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How Amazon Could Change the Condo and Apartment Market Forever

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:00:09 +0000

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Here's how Amazon's new technology could completely upset the current apartment and condo markets, and why Real estate investors should pay close attention.

View the full article: How Amazon Could Change the Condo and Apartment Market Forever on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Essential Items to Consider Before You Sell Your Rental

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:00:13 +0000

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Instead of scrambling to unload an unwanted property, weigh these five vital considerations first. It is critical that you pause before making a move!

View the full article: 5 Essential Items to Consider Before You Sell Your Rental on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Visualizing Cash Flow: How to Accurately Budget Expenses

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:30:30 +0000

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What does cash flow look like? Here's what a rental property's cash flow looks like—plus what all of us can learn from it for our personal budgeting!

View the full article: Visualizing Cash Flow: How to Accurately Budget Expenses on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




6 Tips to Drive Better Guest Reviews During the Holiday Season

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:00:23 +0000

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Guests staying in your rental during the holidays have heightened expectations and are the most likely to leave impassioned reviews—both good and bad.

View the full article: 6 Tips to Drive Better Guest Reviews During the Holiday Season on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 252: House Hacking (Your First Deal) & Life Hacking with Craig Curelop

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:01:05 +0000

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Today, we sit down with Craig Curelop, a new investor in the expensive Denver market, as he shares his story of buying his very first “house hack.”

View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 252: House Hacking (Your First Deal) & Life Hacking with Craig Curelop on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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Key Changes in the Trump Tax Plan That Will Affect Real Estate Investors

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:30:53 +0000

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Here's how the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R.1) will affect your real estate business and how you invest in the future.

View the full article: Key Changes in the Trump Tax Plan That Will Affect Real Estate Investors on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Members, You’ll Want to Read This

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:00:10 +0000

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On Wednesday, November 15th, BiggerPockets is doing something we haven’t done in a while. Don't start worrying; read this post to learn more!

View the full article: BiggerPockets Members, You’ll Want to Read This on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Why I’d STRONGLY Discourage Newbies From Buying D-Class Investment Properties

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:00:04 +0000

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Without a doubt, everyone has heard that real estate is all about “location, location, location.” I’ve bought in every class of real estate. I’ve bought A-class condos that I flipped, and I’ve bought D-class homes that I’m stuck with to this day. I’ve made money in every class. Even though I’ve made money in every [...]

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How to Set Up Your Airbnb Listing for Success [Video!]

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 21:45:02 +0000

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Okay, so you may still be inching your way toward your first listing, or you may be a seasoned vet looking for ways to boost your listing’s cred. Either way, my hope is that this post will help you think about the best way to list your property for maximum value. (And, if you’re still [...]

View the full article: How to Set Up Your Airbnb Listing for Success [Video!] on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Here’s Who You Need to Enlist In Order To Sell a Property FAST

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:00:41 +0000

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Sometimes it truly isn't only about what you know but who you know as well. Here is who you need on your side in order to sell properties rocket fast.

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The One Critical Question Investors Forget to Ask When Shopping for Rentals

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:00:46 +0000

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Assuming an investor knows how to analyze the basic numbers and market fundamentals , there is still one thing that most investors forget to investigate!

View the full article: The One Critical Question Investors Forget to Ask When Shopping for Rentals on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




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

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 21:30:03 +0000

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

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




4 Books to Help You Adopt the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:00:25 +0000

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If you attended a public high school, face it: You've probably been programmed to be an employee. These books will radically shift your way of thinking!

View the full article: 4 Books to Help You Adopt the Entrepreneurial Mindset on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Competencies of Successful Real Estate Developers

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:00:58 +0000

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One the most important things I learned before going out on my own was how to work with developers as a subcontractor—and how to tell the good from the bad.

View the full article: 3 Competencies of Successful Real Estate Developers on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Ways to Get a Better Read on a Local Real Estate Market

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 02:11:33 +0000

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If you get a good deal, you have a chance to make a huge profit. But how do you consistently get good deals when each geographical market is so unique?

View the full article: 5 Ways to Get a Better Read on a Local Real Estate Market on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Breaking News: Newbie Flipper Makes Disturbing Discovery That It’s Not Like on TV

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 12:00:48 +0000

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In a shocking realization, one new investor has suddenly discovered that those flipping shows are NOT as realistic as "reality" TV might claim.

View the full article: Breaking News: Newbie Flipper Makes Disturbing Discovery That It’s Not Like on TV on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Prevent Tagalong Boyfriends & Other Pesky Freeloaders in Your Rentals

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 20:30:55 +0000

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Single renters don't stay single forever, and their new squeeze may be a deadbeat or psycho. What can landlords do to protect against tagalong boyfriends?

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Case Study: How I Made $40,000 on My Recent BRRRR Real Estate Investment

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 17:00:54 +0000

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Don't believe the buy-rehab-rent-refinance-repeat (BRRRR) strategy is effective for building wealth? Follow this 5,000+ word in-depth case study for proof!

View the full article: Case Study: How I Made $40,000 on My Recent BRRRR Real Estate Investment on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




U.S. Median Home Sales Price Reaches a New All-Time High at $248k

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 11:00:03 +0000

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ATTOM Data Solutions just released its Q3 2017 U.S. Home Sales Report, revealing that distressed home sales have fallen to the lowest level since 2007.

View the full article: U.S. Median Home Sales Price Reaches a New All-Time High at $248k on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Serious Points to Consider Before Quitting Your Miserable Job to Invest

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 20:30:19 +0000

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Rental estate isn't a get-rich-quick strategy. It takes commitment. So, before you put in your two-weeks’ notice, let's get a few things straight.

View the full article: 4 Serious Points to Consider Before Quitting Your Miserable Job to Invest on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




This Massive Demographic Will Become Hungry for Rentals Within 5 Years

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:00:58 +0000

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This group has 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: This Massive Demographic Will Become Hungry for Rentals Within 5 Years on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




7 Mistakes That Will Prevent You From Attracting Real Estate Leads

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:00:30 +0000

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Step up your real estate marketing game by avoiding these seven pitfalls that amateur real-estate professionals too often make.

View the full article: 7 Mistakes That Will Prevent You From Attracting Real Estate Leads on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Achieve Incredible Business Growth with Josh Long [The Influencer Video Series]

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:30:55 +0000

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This is a new series on BiggerPockets' YouTube called "The Influencer Series," where we'll interview successful authors, CEOs & other thought leaders.

View the full article: How to Achieve Incredible Business Growth with Josh Long [The Influencer Video Series] on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Why Managing Your Own Properties is (Almost) Always a Huge Mistake

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:00:59 +0000

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Being a landlord seems to be the go-to for many new investors. However, this has been the worst decision that I ever made as a real estate investing newbie.

View the full article: Why Managing Your Own Properties is (Almost) Always a Huge Mistake on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 251: Replacing Your Income with Real Estate as a DIY Landlord with Eric Drenckhahn

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 06:02:52 +0000

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Eric Drenckhahn is a "DIY landlord" who has managed his mid-sized portfolio for years and who has come across countless maintenance and landlording issues.

View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 251: Replacing Your Income with Real Estate as a DIY Landlord with Eric Drenckhahn on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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6 Sports Stars Who Are Crushing It in Business & Real Estate

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:30:13 +0000

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Some sports legends look beyond their athletic careers to set up financial success beyond sports. Here are 6 sports stars making big plays in the boardroom.

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5 Ways to Work Less and Get More Done as a Real Estate Agent

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:00:18 +0000

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Real estate agents don’t get paid by the hour, but the faster you work, the more money that’s apt to equal in the long run.

View the full article: 5 Ways to Work Less and Get More Done as a Real Estate Agent on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




12 Reasons You’re Poor

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:00:56 +0000

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Tired of scraping by? You DON'T have to live life that way! If you're serious about turning your finances around, ditch these 12 money pits immediately.

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Airbnb Horror Stories (& How You Can Prevent Your Own)

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 20:30:16 +0000

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Just in time for Halloween, some Airbnb horror stories to learn from. Take them with a grain of salt and remember that these nightmares aren't the norm!

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How to Profit Big & Help Those in Need by Renting to Section 8 Tenants

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:00:56 +0000

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It can make a lot of sense for a landlord to rent to tenants who qualify for Section 8, or government subsidized, housing. In California, the Section 8 program is sponsored by county governments and subsidizes the rent payments for citizens unable to afford the entire amount of a market rate rental. The idea is [...]

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6 Ways to Impress Clients With a Highly Personal Business Experience

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:00:40 +0000

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I want my sellers, buyers, and investors to feel comfortable enough that they understand they have a personal relationship with me and my team members.

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Yes, Financial Success Is Simple. But No One Said it Would Be Easy.

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 20:30:18 +0000

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Success is a series of calculated choices that lead to desired outcomes. Read how you can start yourself on the path to achieving all you desire today!

View the full article: Yes, Financial Success Is Simple. But No One Said it Would Be Easy. on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




7 Creative Ways to Increase Your Site’s Opt-in Form Signups

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:41:45 +0000

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Want to capture more email addresses on your real estate website? It doesn't have to be rocket science. Implement these tips & see how fast your list grows!

View the full article: 7 Creative Ways to Increase Your Site’s Opt-in Form Signups on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Jeff Bezos, Likely to Be the World’s First Trillionaire, Sums Up His Business Philosophy in 3 Words

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:00:06 +0000

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A few months ago, Bezos released a letter to shareholders in which he revealed his philosophy on business, in just three words. And it was brilliant.

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How to Use Airbnb to Travel & Live for Free in Retirement

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 19:30:32 +0000

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Do you dream about traveling in retirement but are worried your primary residence will get in the way? Here's how Airbnb could help you out!

View the full article: How to Use Airbnb to Travel & Live for Free in Retirement on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Reasons Why You Should Forgo Your Real Estate License

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 11:00:48 +0000

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Think it's a good idea to get your real estate license? Think again! Here's why you can actually be more successful in real estate without a license.

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5 Questions to Uncover the “Why” That Will Drive You to Financial Freedom

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 20:30:16 +0000

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Once I figured out my foundational "why," my life went from average to spectacular. It has sparked an unrelenting fire inside of me.

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Airbnbing: Questions to Ask to Navigate Cities & HOAs

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 17:00:40 +0000

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Most cities lack specific short-term-rental laws. Here's what to ask your HOA and local government before taking the plunge.

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5 Tips for Working with Senior Mobile-Home Buyers and Sellers

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 11:00:41 +0000

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Whether you're selling a mobile home to a senior, renting it out, or even buying a mobile home from a senior citizen, there are best practices to adhere to.

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Fires, Floods & Earthquakes: How to Protect Your Real Estate from Mother Nature

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:30:38 +0000

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Recent natural disasters cause us to think about protections we have in place for our properties. This includes insurance, but it’s about more than that.

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Swap ‘Til You Drop: Multifamily Tax Avoidance Tips from Closing Table to Inheritance

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 19:00:53 +0000

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Though the first strategy I discuss here is familiar to most of us, the second may surprise you as much as it did me and many I’ve discussed this with.

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What One NYT Bestseller Says About Traps That Hold Ambitious People Back

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 11:00:24 +0000

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Ramit Sethi has built an almost cult following of success chasers with his a personal lifestyle blog. Here's a common success trap he warns against.

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If You’re Planning to Retire on Social Security, Think Again

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:30:10 +0000

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Social Security is disappearing from our financial futures. Here's what you need to know in order to better plan for financial stability down the road.

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3 Tips for Marketing Your Multifamily Investment Property [Video!]

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 18:00:58 +0000

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From posting content to social media to using the most important leasing sites, these tips will help find quality tenants in your market.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 250: Grant Cardone on Multifamily Investing and Why You Should Never Buy a House!

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:01:59 +0000

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It’s the episode you’ve been waiting for: Grant Cardone is BACK on the BiggerPockets Podcast! Last time Grant was on the show he owned $350 million in real estate. Now, with over $600 million, he’s just warming up! From the moment this show begins, it’s a high-powered, fast-moving, high-level (and hilarious) explosion of information and [...]

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Sequence Risk: How to Ensure Your Nest Egg Doesn’t Go Belly Up Before You Do

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:30:12 +0000

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What the heck is sequence risk? Why is it such a big deal for retirees? Here's what you need to know, and where real estate can make a huge difference!

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The 5-Step Newbie Guide to Successful Real Estate Bookkeeping

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:30:42 +0000

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You don’t need to be a professional accountant to have accurate records. Anyone can become a successful bookkeeper by following these five simple steps.

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4 Reasons Your Home Would Probably Not Make a Good Rental

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +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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5 Ways to Generate Extra Income Beyond Real Estate Investing

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 20:30:29 +0000

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Real estate needn't be your sole source of additional income. Here are five ways to make money in addition to expanding your real estate portfolio.

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13 Principles for Being an Incredible Landlord

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 18:05:48 +0000

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What does it take to run a streamlined, profitable, hassle-free landlording business? When followed consistently, these tips will help you get there.

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How My Investor Friend Grew a Student Housing Empire Using Private Money

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:00:01 +0000

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5 Tried & True Ways to Land Deals as a Wholesaling Newbie

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:30:46 +0000

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One of the toughest parts of wholesaling is finding properties to wholesale. Here are a few things that I have done that have helped get that phone ringing.

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The Simple 6-Step Process for Estimating Rehab Costs

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:30:52 +0000

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“I’ve got this sweet deal that only needs $5,000 worth of work” is a lie—and every cash buyer knows it. Uncover a more realistic estimate with this method.

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6 Steps to Master Organization in Your Investing Business

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:00:02 +0000

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If you’re investing, you need to be organized. Being organized will help you effortlessly track current investments and stay on top of new opportunities.

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

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:30:17 +0000

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

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3 Things to Remember When Purchasing Your First Investment Property

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:00:05 +0000

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Avoid beginners' mistakes by considering these three very important points before you purchase your first investment property.

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4 Reasons Property Owners Might Choose to Sell via Seller Financing

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:30:55 +0000

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Many homeowners would rather take the cash and move on. However, for some, getting monthly payments outweighs the need for a large lump-sum check.

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How I Bought an 18-Unit Apartment With No Money Out of Pocket

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:00:12 +0000

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In this case study, I tell the story of how we found the deal, how much we raised, and how we were able to achieve this goal.

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5 Risks of Buying Rental Properties in Declining Markets

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:00:26 +0000

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Any investing decision you make should be backed by solid education. If you choose to invest in a declining market, do it only if you understand the risk.

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The Pros and Cons of Renting Your Place on Airbnb

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:30:49 +0000

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Cut through the Airbnb hype—both positive and negative—and learn the pros and cons of short-term renting your house or apartment.

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How to Pay Zero Taxes, Minimize Risk & Keep Your Sanity While Live-In Flipping

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:00:39 +0000

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Have no time to devote to full-time flipping or want to dip your toes in the rehab world to see if it's for you? A live-in flip may be your ideal strategy.

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How a 1031 Exchange Can Make You Millions

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:00:40 +0000

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

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Plan to Sell Your Primary Residence? STOP… And Consider This First.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:00:17 +0000

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As a real estate agent for 30 years, I've realized that many people make their biggest mistakes with real estate between the ages of 25 to 35 years old.

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27 Interior & Exterior Preventative Maintenance Tasks for Rentals

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:00:49 +0000

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In addition to fixing existing problems, there's another category of repair that as a landlord you’ll need to make sure gets done: preventative maintenance.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 249: House Hacking, Live-In Flips, and Investing Purposefully with Josh Daniels

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:02:14 +0000

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Today we sit down with Josh Daniels, who, along with his wife Summer, has chosen to buy fewer but better deals on a quest for financial freedom.

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The Data is In: These Are the Best Cities for Rental Investing

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:00:33 +0000

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Looking for a new city to invest in? We've got the data for you! Here are the fastest growing cities in America, complete with price/rent ratio data.

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7 Core Tenets of Investing Successful Wealth-Builders Know to Be True

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:30:37 +0000

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Knowledge is power—ESPECIALLY when it comes to investing. If you truly want to build long-term wealth, then read, study and remember these tenets!

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4 Sample Investment Properties You Can Purchase With Just $10k in Savings

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:00:02 +0000

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Even if you're ballin' on a budget, you can still play, even with just $10,000 in savings. Check out these 4 real properties on the market as proof.

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Forget BRRRR: Introducing the BARRRR Strategy for Investors

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:00:27 +0000

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

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5 Amazing Benefits Multifamily Investments Offer (That Single Family Homes Don’t)

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:00:17 +0000

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Choosing your real estate investment strategy entirely depends on your personal goals -- but multifamily investing DOES have some distinct advantages.

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How to Triple Your Rental Profits with Airbnb

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:00:07 +0000

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Veteran real estate investors have amped up their earnings by turning them into short-term rentals. Discover how you can too with Airbnb.

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