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How I Built a $1.2M Portfolio While Active Duty With the Help of VA Loans

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:30:56 +0000

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The military and real estate investments have provided security for my family, and I hope this article will teach other veterans to do the same.

View the full article: How I Built a $1.2M Portfolio While Active Duty With the Help of VA Loans on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Know When It’s Wise to Place Your Rentals in a C or S-Corporation

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:00:03 +0000

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Investors are often told that they should DEFINITELY use corporations to hold their rentals or that they should definitely NOT use them. Here's the truth.

View the full article: How to Know When It’s Wise to Place Your Rentals in a C or S-Corporation on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How I Got to Closing on a Million Dollar Fix & Flip Project [With Real Numbers!]

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:30:53 +0000

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Interested in how bigger real estate deals get closed? Learn from an experienced investor here (real numbers included)!

View the full article: How I Got to Closing on a Million Dollar Fix & Flip Project [With Real Numbers!] on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How I Lost Over $1 Million in Sales—and Why I Don’t Feel Bad About It

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:58:12 +0000

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On one particular real estate transaction not too long ago, I probably lost about $1 million in sales—and I feel absolutely amazing about it. Here's why.

View the full article: How I Lost Over $1 Million in Sales—and Why I Don’t Feel Bad About It on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




12 Rental Property Improvements You Can Make for Under $500

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:00:35 +0000

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Need to upgrade a rental unit on budget so tenants start noticing it? Here are 13 improvements landlords can make for under $500 each.

View the full article: 12 Rental Property Improvements You Can Make for Under $500 on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How Investors Get Burned Following the 2% Rule in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:30:53 +0000

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Think the 2% Rule sounds like a golden standard? Here's how so many new investors get tripped up by low-income properties that look great on paper.

View the full article: How Investors Get Burned Following the 2% Rule in Low-Income Neighborhoods on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




7 Truths About Private Money That Will Help You Raise Capital

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:59:05 +0000

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We all have beliefs about money, most of which have come from our childhood and education. Often, these beliefs are untrue, misconstrued, or limiting.

View the full article: 7 Truths About Private Money That Will Help You Raise Capital on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Turnkey Investing 101: What to Avoid & How to Know if It’s Right for You

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:00:39 +0000

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Turnkey real estate is something that a lot of investors look to get into. Learn common mistakes to avoid and whether you should pursue this investment.

View the full article: Turnkey Investing 101: What to Avoid & How to Know if It’s Right for You on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Frustrated That Your Friends and Family Aren’t Interested in Investing? Read This!

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:00:58 +0000

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I remember the moment that I decided to pursue financial freedom. I felt obligated to tell everyone I knew about this concept—except almost nobody cared.

View the full article: Frustrated That Your Friends and Family Aren’t Interested in Investing? Read This! on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Upgrade Your Driving for Dollars Campaign With This Awesome Hack!

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:00:54 +0000

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Driving for dollars is a great, cost effective way to find awesome deals—so take it to the next level by adding this innovative tool to your kit!

View the full article: Upgrade Your Driving for Dollars Campaign With This Awesome Hack! on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




My Client Tripled His Income Using Airbnb: Here’s What He Should Know About Taxes

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:00:59 +0000

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Switching to a vacation site like Airbnb? This CPA's client just did—and tripled his income! Here's what you should know about the tax implications.

View the full article: My Client Tripled His Income Using Airbnb: Here’s What He Should Know About Taxes on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The 10 Most Common Lease Compliance Issues You’ll Encounter

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:00:35 +0000

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A lease compliance issue is just that—when the tenant doesn’t comply with the rules outlined in their lease. Here's the mot common you'll see.

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The 20-Something’s Guide to Financial Stability

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:30:50 +0000

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You can pretty much be broke at any age. For me, I was pretty poor growing up. So, there was really only one way to go, and that was up. When it comes to financial mistakes, though, I believe that most of them are made between the ages of 25 and 35 years old. You [...]

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BiggerPockets Podcast 236: From Tragedy to Broke to $400,000 a Month with Lance Wakefield

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:02:56 +0000

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How does one scale a real estate investing business to hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit in under two years? That’s the topic on today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, where you’ll hear just how Lance Wakefield, a real estate wholesaler in the Dallas area, accomplished that amazing feat. You’ll hear Lance’s powerful story [...]

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10 Not-So-Obvious Ways to Thoroughly Screen Potential Tenants

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:30:24 +0000

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Finding great tenants will make your landlording job MUCH easier—but what process do you use? These 10 tips will land only the BEST renters in your units!

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The Problem With Using the 70% Rule to Calculate Your Maximum Allowable Offer

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:30:07 +0000

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The 70% Rule states that you should pay no more than 70% of a property’s ARV, minus any repairs. Still, this rule isn't 100% accurate or reliable.

View the full article: The Problem With Using the 70% Rule to Calculate Your Maximum Allowable Offer on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How Not Setting Goals Allowed Us to Buy 157 Units in 2015 and 123 Units in 2016

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:00:54 +0000

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Overall, the system-based model is something you should focus on. Systems are much more effective than just having arbitrary goals to aim for.

View the full article: How Not Setting Goals Allowed Us to Buy 157 Units in 2015 and 123 Units in 2016 on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




80 Smart Questions to Ask BEFORE Hiring Your Next Property Management Company

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:30:14 +0000

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Heard horror stories about bad property management? It doesn't have to be that way. Know what you're getting with this comprehensive list of questions!

View the full article: 80 Smart Questions to Ask BEFORE Hiring Your Next Property Management Company on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Reasons to Never Dismiss the People You Come Across in Your Real Estate Business

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:00:20 +0000

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As investors, it’s vitally important that we don’t dismiss other people. This is a bad habit that can slowly work its way in—and can sabotage your career.

View the full article: 4 Reasons to Never Dismiss the People You Come Across in Your Real Estate Business on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




3 Important Points to Remember When Considering a Potential Real Estate Crash

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:00:32 +0000

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There's talk about a potential market crash, but what's true? I've done research on the topic and talked to many other investors and even an economist.

View the full article: 3 Important Points to Remember When Considering a Potential Real Estate Crash on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




7 Achievable Steps to Reach 7-Figure Retirement Savings

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:30:52 +0000

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Want to retire a millionaire? Here are 7 steps to create a million-dollar nest egg, without any finance jargon, 6-figure income or lottery ticket required.

View the full article: 7 Achievable Steps to Reach 7-Figure Retirement Savings on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




When’s the Right Time to Approach Potential Home Sellers?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:00:39 +0000

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One of the biggest challenges for real estate investors today is finding deals. So, when it the best time to connect with potential home sellers?

View the full article: When’s the Right Time to Approach Potential Home Sellers? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Highly Actionable Steps to Make REAL Progress Towards Your Investing Goals

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:00:43 +0000

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When you're starting out in real estate investing, all of the information and options can seem overwhelming. If you want a roadmap for success, here it is!

View the full article: 5 Highly Actionable Steps to Make REAL Progress Towards Your Investing Goals on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




What Does an Ideal Mobile Home Investment Look Like?

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:30:26 +0000

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This article breaks down of some of the various mobile home investment criteria to see which are most important for you as an active mobile home investor.

View the full article: What Does an Ideal Mobile Home Investment Look Like? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Sorry, Newbies, But Any Real Estate Strategy Requires Significant Money: Here’s Why

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 11:00:38 +0000

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One thing is for certain and that is this: If you want to play, you have to pay. And unless you have the money, forget about anything that I’m about to say. Go out there and hustle. Work two jobs if you have to and save $50,000. Then consider getting started in real estate. Until [...]

View the full article: Sorry, Newbies, But Any Real Estate Strategy Requires Significant Money: Here’s Why on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The 3 Dumbest Mistakes Buy & Hold Real Estate Investors Make

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 20:30:09 +0000

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There is no doubt that even the professional long-term real estate investors are prone to the occasional slip up, so don’t feel down if you make some mistakes. After all, it is all a part of the learning process. However, do keep in mind that it is definitely an error if you consistently repeat these [...]

View the full article: The 3 Dumbest Mistakes Buy & Hold Real Estate Investors Make on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Risks & Drawbacks to USDA Home Loans

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 17:00:24 +0000

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The USDA loan includes a lot of great features than can help you get into a home with almost nothing out of pocket. So why doesn’t everyone do a USDA loan?

View the full article: 4 Risks & Drawbacks to USDA Home Loans on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




8 Myths About Section 8, Corrected: Here’s the Profitable Truth

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 11:00:46 +0000

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With so many commonly believed myths about the Section 8 Housing Program out there, what's really true? Learn how Section 8 can be great for your business!

View the full article: 8 Myths About Section 8, Corrected: Here’s the Profitable Truth on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Calculate Your Freedom Number by Learning Your “Real” Net Worth

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:30:09 +0000

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Freedom number—what is that, you ask? If you don’t know, you’ve been thinking about your finances all wrong. Let me explain.

View the full article: How to Calculate Your Freedom Number by Learning Your “Real” Net Worth on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Prepare for Your First Ever Note Investment

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:00:09 +0000

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My best advice for starting out in notes besides learning as much as you can and joining groups is to start out slow & easy until you have more experience.

View the full article: How to Prepare for Your First Ever Note Investment on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Should I Buy Several Cheap or a Few Pricier Houses? An Investor’s Analysis

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:00:40 +0000

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I wanted to buy cheap property once. It’s very tempting. So is it actually a good idea? Let’s run some numbers and find out.

View the full article: Should I Buy Several Cheap or a Few Pricier Houses? An Investor’s Analysis on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Introducing: Finding and Funding Great Deals by Anson Young

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:30:17 +0000

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Learning to find great deals is one of the hardest aspects of becoming a successful real estate investor. That's why our latest book's here to help you out.

View the full article: Introducing: Finding and Funding Great Deals by Anson Young on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




9 Sneaky Fees to Watch for When Hiring a Property Manager

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:00:09 +0000

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When you’re searching for a property manager to handle your landlord responsibilities, it’s important to note that not all fee structures are the same.

View the full article: 9 Sneaky Fees to Watch for When Hiring a Property Manager on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 235: How to Find and Fund Real Estate Deals with Anson Young

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:02:56 +0000

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From the millions of people who come to BiggerPockets each month, there are two issues that we hear about over and over and over: People can’t find deals, and they can’t find money. So today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to dive deep into these two issues with a good friend of BiggerPockets—Anson Young. [...]

View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 235: How to Find and Fund Real Estate Deals with Anson Young on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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How I Raised $5 Million to Buy an Apartment Complex in 2 Weeks—While on the Beach

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 20:30:12 +0000

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Wonder what it takes to do the BIG deals? This investor just landed $5M in investments in just 2 weeks—while on a beach! Learn how he pulled it off here.

View the full article: How I Raised $5 Million to Buy an Apartment Complex in 2 Weeks—While on the Beach on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How Investors Can Profit From 2017’s Record-Setting Foreign Tourism Spending

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:00:22 +0000

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According to a National Travel & Tourism Office report, the first four months of 2017 are the highest for foreign tourism spending on record.

View the full article: How Investors Can Profit From 2017’s Record-Setting Foreign Tourism Spending on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Build a Highly Effective Real Estate Team

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:00:47 +0000

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With real estate, as with most things, it is critical to form a competent and effective team. In fact, it will be critical to form multiple of these.

View the full article: How to Build a Highly Effective Real Estate Team on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Reasons You Should Sell That Investment Property

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:30:27 +0000

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As buy and hold real estate investors, we don’t usually sell. Still, it’s a reality. Sometimes, we need to trim the fat and cut out some properties.

View the full article: 4 Reasons You Should Sell That Investment Property on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




What a Mattress That Caught on Fire Taught Me About Self-Managing vs. Hiring it Out

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:00:16 +0000

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I get this question a lot: When is it time to shift from self-managing your rental properties to hiring a property manager? The answer is not simple.

View the full article: What a Mattress That Caught on Fire Taught Me About Self-Managing vs. Hiring it Out on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The 2% Rule Should Die a Horrible Death

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:00:10 +0000

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Think the 2% Rule is a valid metric to measure all your real estate deals against? Here's why this "rule" is not only silly—it's also dangerous.

View the full article: The 2% Rule Should Die a Horrible Death on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Actionable Ways to Find Real Estate Deals, Even in a Red Hot Market

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 20:31:39 +0000

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When the market shifts, you have to shift with it. When I started using these deal-finding strategies, my real estate business was never the same!

View the full article: 4 Actionable Ways to Find Real Estate Deals, Even in a Red Hot Market on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Thinking of Becoming a Real Estate Agent Because Wholesaling is Too Hard? Read THIS First.

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:19:54 +0000

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No matter what you do, there is no elevator to success; it's only the stairs. My advice is to focus on one thing and make it work, then move on to the next.

View the full article: Thinking of Becoming a Real Estate Agent Because Wholesaling is Too Hard? Read THIS First. on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Landscaping: 4 Tips to Instantly Improve Your Yard’s Curb Appeal

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:00:35 +0000

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“Lush landscaping, that’s what sells [houses]. You spend money on trees, and you get it back triple.” –Charlie Munger The name Charlie Munger may not ring any bells with you, but you’ve probably heard of his business partner, Warren Buffett. Together, they have been making billions of dollars since just about the dawn of time. [...]

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I’m Using Ancillary Income to Cover 63% of My Mortgage: Here’s How

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 20:30:36 +0000

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If you caught BiggerPockets Podcast 008, you heard me declare I was planning to pay for my eight unit apartment’s mortgage without using my tenants’ rent. I had no clue how I was going to do it, but I started moving in that direction. Let me update you on how it’s going. My 5 Tactics for [...]

View the full article: I’m Using Ancillary Income to Cover 63% of My Mortgage: Here’s How on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Investors: Don’t Fall Victim to the Biggest Scam in Real Estate

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 11:00:20 +0000

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I know a lot of people watching this video are going to slam me for what I’m saying, but I honestly think this is the biggest scam in real estate right now.

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The 4 Phases of a Real Estate Cycle (& When to Buy a Multifamily for Maximum Profitability)

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 20:30:56 +0000

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Wondering how to buy a multifamily for maximum profitability? Learn exactly how to analyze your local market (and the deals within it) here!

View the full article: The 4 Phases of a Real Estate Cycle (& When to Buy a Multifamily for Maximum Profitability) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Newbies, Want to Succeed at Wholesaling? Focus on Finding Deals! Here’s How.

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 17:00:54 +0000

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If you're new to wholesaling, you've GOT to get some deals in the pipeline! Start getting to work with these awesome tips.

View the full article: Newbies, Want to Succeed at Wholesaling? Focus on Finding Deals! Here’s How. on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Use an MLO (Master Lease Option) to Invest Creatively

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 11:00:29 +0000

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An MLO takes the lease option concept to a new level, and its use can have a tremendous impact on your creative real estate investing.

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9 Weekend DIY Projects to Boost Rents & Home Values

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 20:30:24 +0000

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I love stocks, don’t get me wrong. They’re completely passive, they’re easy to diversify, and they make a great counterbalance to real estate investments. But here’s the thing—you can’t say, “Today, I’m going to raise the value of my stock pick by $3,000.” One of the most compelling advantages to real estate investments is the [...]

View the full article: 9 Weekend DIY Projects to Boost Rents & Home Values on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




The Unsugar-Coated True Story of What it Takes to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:00:52 +0000

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We hear inspiring success stories about investors & entrepreneurs often. What we don't see is stories of the struggle & sacrifice behind that success.

View the full article: The Unsugar-Coated True Story of What it Takes to Succeed as an Entrepreneur on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Fresh Out of College? Here’s My Career Advice to You

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 11:00:15 +0000

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You probably have big aspirations. But you may find that the career paths you thought you were going down are no longer as attractive as you believed.

View the full article: Fresh Out of College? Here’s My Career Advice to You on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




5 Types of Insurance You May Need in Your Lifetime

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 20:30:24 +0000

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The world of insurance can be difficult to understand. How do you know which options are right for you? When should you obtain or increase coverage?

View the full article: 5 Types of Insurance You May Need in Your Lifetime on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




4 Outside-the-Box Ideas for Financing Real Estate Investments

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:00:35 +0000

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Finding a good investment property is only half the battle. Unless you have enough money to buy in cash, you’ll have to find a way to finance the deal.

View the full article: 4 Outside-the-Box Ideas for Financing Real Estate Investments on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




BiggerPockets Podcast 234: Tenants, Evictions, & The Dark Side of No Money Down with Ryan Murdock

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:02:05 +0000

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People often toss around the term “passive income” when it comes to owning rental properties. And, in truth, there are ways to make managing tenants passive. But for the majority of investors, being a landlord can be tough. On today’s show, we talk with Ryan Murdock, an investor and property manager from Maine about the [...]

View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 234: Tenants, Evictions, & The Dark Side of No Money Down with Ryan Murdock on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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How I Find Private Money Lenders to 100% Fund My Deals (& How You Can, Too)

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:30:44 +0000

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How do you keep deals flowing? By making sure you have funding! Using other people's money is a powerful way to grow wealth. Here's how.

View the full article: How I Find Private Money Lenders to 100% Fund My Deals (& How You Can, Too) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




How to Motivate Yourself and Others With an Internal Locus of Control

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:00:55 +0000

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There are broadly speaking two ways to see the world. These are what psychologists call the "external locus of control" and the "internal locus of control."

View the full article: How to Motivate Yourself and Others With an Internal Locus of Control on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Investors: You Won’t Achieve the 2% Rule Unless You Do THIS.

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:00:13 +0000

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Everyone strives for the 2% rule, but I have rarely seen it achieved. Let's break down the 2% rule to show what cap rate & COC return you'll be looking for.

View the full article: Investors: You Won’t Achieve the 2% Rule Unless You Do THIS. on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




What to Do When You Hear the Words, “Your Rental is a Meth House.”

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 20:30:09 +0000

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Brian was stunned. He hung up the phone and began Googling “remediation of meth house.” What he found shook him to his core.

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5 Reasons You Should Work at BiggerPockets

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:00:34 +0000

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As the VP of People at BiggerPockets, I am often asked, “Why do people choose to work at BiggerPockets?” Here's how I respond.

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How Debt & Taxes Make the Rich Richer and the Poor Poorer

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:00:56 +0000

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As the wealth gap continues to grow, think about how you’re making your money, how it’s taxed, how much you get to keep & what your plan for the money is.

View the full article: How Debt & Taxes Make the Rich Richer and the Poor Poorer on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




Are Your Children Stopping You From Achieving Financial Freedom?

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 20:30:38 +0000

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Many parents think they can't make changes for financial freedom. But are these changes unacceptable “sacrifices” or desperately needed “improvements”?

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5 Tips for Those Buying a Used Mobile Home as a Primary Residence

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:59:40 +0000

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Let's discuss areas where mistakes can absolutely be made when purchasing and screening a used mobile home as a primary residence.

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Nakeisha’s Story: From 0-6 Rentals in One Year as a Single Mom

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 11:00:26 +0000

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Who says single parents can't get ahead? Here's how one single mom in Baltimore went from 0 to 6 rentals in one year, all while working a full-time job.

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The Most Important Things I’ve Learned About Underwriting Multifamily Deals

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:55:33 +0000

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Last year, I began adding apartment buildings to my portfolio. While there are similarities to single family investing, there are some new quirks to learn.

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The #1 Strategy I Use to Find Bargain Properties

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 11:00:58 +0000

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To date, I have been involved in closing over 400 real estate deals. THIS is the #1 strategy that I’ve used to find them.

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How I Analyzed a Deal in 5 Minutes (& Bought it Before Anyone Else Could)

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 20:30:10 +0000

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A deal in 5 minutes? I promise, I'm not crazy! What I hope you take from this is that you CAN analyze a rental very quickly if you know what you're doing.

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How to Take the “Work” Out of Networking (Even if You’re Nervous & Inexperienced)

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 17:00:09 +0000

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It really is simple. If you want to significantly increase your chances at being successful, you need to build trust through networking. Here's how.

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Rethinking “Wealthy”: The 5-Step Ladder From Middle Class to Financial Freedom

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 11:00:25 +0000

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Forget the flash. Here are more specific steps, a ladder that someone in the middle class can climb to create true financial freedom.

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Parents: Stop Contributing to 529 Plans for College. Use This Superior Method Instead.

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:30:00 +0000

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Today, let's bust the myth that 529 plans are great college savings tools. Here's a superior method only real estate investors & business owners can use.

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12 Insane (But Completely True) Real Estate Facts and Events

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:00:07 +0000

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There are some CRAZY things that have happened (and continue to happen) in the real estate business. Check out these fun facts and you’ll see what I mean!

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Case Study: How to Replace a $70,000 Job Income Using Rentals (for the Math-Averse!)

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:00:38 +0000

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Are you on pace to achieve financial freedom using your rental properties? Learn how to find out if you're on the right path here!

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Are the Proposed Lower Corporation Tax Rates Good for Landlords?

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 22:26:51 +0000

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Lately, everyone wants to know if C Corps will be the best entity structure to save on taxes if tax law lowers corporate tax rates. Let's study the facts.

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When it Comes to Your Rental Portfolio, How Much Cash Flow is Enough?

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:00:11 +0000

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The conversation is mixed on how much cash flow is necessary to provide that “cushion” and how much is needed to help the investor grow his/her portfolio.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 233: 15 Deals in the First 18 Months with Arianne Lemire

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:02:25 +0000

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Some investors get started slowly—a deal here, a deal there. But for Arianne Lemire, going slow was not an option. Arianne began investing just a year and a half ago but has already done 15 deals, with more coming in every month! How did she do it? As she explains, a powerful “why.” You’ll learn [...]

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The MAJOR Way a Shrinking, Aging Skilled Labor Force Will Impact U.S. Real Estate

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:30:54 +0000

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Here's a simple truth: Most folks fixing our properties or building new ones will begin dying or retiring very soon. And that will affect EVERYTHING.

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4 Options to Help You Finance Your First Rental Property

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:00:43 +0000

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Financing a rental property is rarely as straightforward as we’d like it to be. Sort through your various options and be sure to include the following.

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Why It’s Time to Consider Adding Rent-Controlled Properties to Your Portfolio

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:00:25 +0000

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If you run for the fences when someone suggests rent-controlled properties, you’re not alone. Yet despite their drawbacks, they can be a good investment.

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5 Steps You Can Take TODAY to Become More Financially Secure

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:30:02 +0000

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Worry about your finances frequently, yet don't do anything to change your situation? These small steps will help you get to a place of financial security.

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How to Build Your Buy and Hold Dream Team

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:00:02 +0000

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To truly play the long game with buy and hold real estate, you need to have a really strong team around you—a dream team.

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Investors: DON’T Begin by Wholesaling. Take One of These 7 Paths Instead.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:00:30 +0000

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"I want to get started in real estate, but I don't know where to begin." If this sounds like you, be SURE to read this awesome, comprehensive article!

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The Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Putting Together a Scope of Work

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:30:44 +0000

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Whether you use a system like ours or something else for putting together scopes of work, it is important to be thorough and consistent about it.

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Should Landlords Consider Bartering and Doing Business With Tenants?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:00:00 +0000

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Let’s look at some of common situations when landlords might work with renters beyond the typical landlord-tenant relationship.

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What Yields a Higher Return: Selling Now, Selling in a Few Years, or Refinancing?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:00:27 +0000

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How do you determine when to sell your apartment building to maximize the overall returns? Let's walk through the thought process.

View the full article: What Yields a Higher Return: Selling Now, Selling in a Few Years, or Refinancing? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.




7 Sharing Economy Side Hustles Real Estate Investors Can Use to Earn Extra Cash

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:30:03 +0000

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Need to earn extra money to help fund your real estate investments? Or simply want to better leverage your free time? Take part in these 7 side hustles!

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The Top 3 People Most Likely to Rip You Off in Real Estate Investing

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:00:21 +0000

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Investors beware: Today we’re talking about the top three people who might rip you off the most when you invest in real estate.

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How to Resuscitate Your Failed New Year’s Resolution to Buy More Deals

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:30:20 +0000

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I read a statistic that only 8% of New Year's resolutions are ever carried out. The other 92%? They probably didn't have BiggerPockets to help them along.

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The Top 10 Coolest Gifts Financial Freedom Has Given Me

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:00:34 +0000

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If you expect to see "lying on the beach everyday" on this list, you'd be wrong. Financial freedom WILL change your life. It just may not be how you expect.

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The Innovative Way I Plan to Teach My Kids About Real Estate & Building Wealth

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:00:19 +0000

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There are many ways that mainstream education fails in teaching children about finances. Learn one innovative way an investor plans to instill these values!

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How Real Estate Investors Are Using Crowdfunding for Quick Cash

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:30:33 +0000

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As more and more entrepreneurs are looking for unique ways to raise the capital needed for their investments, crowdfunding has become more popular than ever before.

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After 30 Years of Real Estate Investing, THIS is What I Would Do Differently

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:00:35 +0000

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“After 30 years of real estate investing, what would you do differently?” Learn from an experienced investor's answer to this interesting question!

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What Comes First in Wholesaling: The Cash Buyer or the Deal?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:00:31 +0000

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It’s a classic question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? In the wholesaling world, it’s “which comes first, the cash buyer or the deal?”

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How I Went From $100,000 in Debt With No Job to Debt-Free in 5 Years

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:30:50 +0000

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If you're struggling under the weight of debt, THIS is the story you need to read. Getting out of debt is possible—here's how one investor did it.

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4 Risks and Drawbacks to Using Private Money

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:47 +0000

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Let's explore some of the risks of using private money, so you’ll get the full picture and decide if this is an avenue you want to pursue.

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BiggerPockets Podcast 232: The Four Lead Sources Nathan Brooks is Using to Flip 120 Houses a Year

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:02:20 +0000

Why do some people struggle finding one single real estate deal, when others are finding dozens each month? What’s the secret to getting consistent leads? According to our guest today, it’s relationships—and specifically, there are four types of relationships that bring him over 100 deals a year. Today we’re excited to bring back Nathan Brooks [...] View the full article: BiggerPockets Podcast 232: The Four Lead Sources Nathan Brooks is Using to Flip 120 Houses a Year on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. [...]


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The Ultimate Guide to Quickly Estimating a Property’s ARV (After Repair Value)

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:30:26 +0000

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Want to build a successful real estate business? You NEED to be able to quickly analyze properties. Learn EXACTLY how in this 3,000+ word guide!

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

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:00:04 +0000

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

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The 3 Benefits of an Organized Landlording Business

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:00:16 +0000

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Why is organization in your landlording business so important? Let's dive into three major reasons that may convince you to revamp your systems.

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How Much is Your Time Worth? Here’s How to Calculate it (& Up Your Value!)

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:30:08 +0000

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More than anything else, your time is valuable. So how do you know if tasks are worthy of your most precious asset? Find out how to calculate it here!

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How to Continually Improve as a Landlord by Using a Move-Out Survey [With Sample!]

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:00:25 +0000

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The more we can improve our business, the more efficient we become, the happier our tenants will be, and the more cash flow we can potentially produce.

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11 Problems Only Property Managers Have

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:02 +0000

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OK, maybe plain ol' landlords have a few of these problems as well—but that won't keep us property managers from getting a good laugh over them!

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