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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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8 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Becoming Wealthy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4 Practical Ways to Keep All Your Real Estate Documents Organized

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

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

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38 Addendums Every Landlord Needs for a Battle-Ready Lease

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:54 +0000

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Landlords: When push comes to shove, is YOUR lease ready to go to war? Bulletproof your rental lease with these 38 crucial addendums!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4 Ways New Technology is Changing How Real Estate Investors Communicate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3 Risks and Drawbacks of the Real Estate Lease Option

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

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

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5 Strategies to Add Mobile Homes to Existing Mobile Home Parks

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

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

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Investing in Historic Districts: What You Should Know About Zoning & Regulations

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:00:16 +0000

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Take a ride on just about any Main Street, and you will see homes and buildings constructed perhaps 75, 100, or more years ago. Many people like the designs and charm of the buildings constructed in these bygone eras. These buildings are part of our history, and the phrase “they don’t build them like that [...]

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12 Sneaky Habits That Kill Your Budget in the Night

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:30:13 +0000

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You're not taking three-week long trips to Bali and you replaced your Starbucks habit with Dunkin' Donuts—so your budget's on track, right? Not so fast...

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5 Qualities to Seek Out in Your Next Real Estate Partnership

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:00:40 +0000

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You wouldn't marry someone without thoroughly understanding what you're getting into, so why not vet a business partner the same way?

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3 Ways Investors Can Give Back to Their Communities (& the Larger World)

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:18 +0000

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I have learned that the more you give, the more you get. It is like a boomerang. Whatever you throw out comes back to you.

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How to Diversify Your Real Estate Portfolio With Self-Storage

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:30:51 +0000

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Compared to other real estate, self-storage properties are a safe bet, with a failure rate of only 8%. That’s a great number for any type of investment.

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12 Reasons Why Rental Properties Are the Best Investment

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:30:16 +0000

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Sure, flipping & wholesaling may be fun. Notes & tax liens may have fewer tenants. The stock market may be more popular. But rentals are my true love.

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BP Podcast 214: Building a $30M Fund to Invest in Real Estate with Joel Sherlock

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:02:31 +0000

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Some investors buy a single house. Some buy a small multifamily. But today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with someone who jumped into real estate in a much bigger way! Joel Sherlock is an investor from Canada who put together a $30 million dollar fund to buy real estate in America. You’ll learn [...]

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The 4 Commandments of Using Creative Investing Responsibly

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:30:32 +0000

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There are 4 primary rules of creative real estate investing. These have been passed down to keep aspiring investors from crashing and burning.

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San Francisco Offers Free College by Hiking Real Estate Taxes: Courageous or Tone-Deaf?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:00:50 +0000

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Will raising real estate taxes to fund free college tuition work? San Francisco will offer free college starting this fall, but plenty of questions remain.

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How to Use the Power of Social Proof as a Real Estate Investor

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:56 +0000

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Social proof could be boiled down to "monkey see, monkey do." Peer pressure didn't die in high school, folks—and you take advantage of it when investing.

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Why I Don’t Buy Houses for $30,000 or Apartments in D-Class Areas

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:45:02 +0000

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Is it wise for investors to buy cheap properties or those in bad areas? Learn why you might want to think twice before making these kinds of investments.

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5 Strategies to Make Your Offer Stand Out—Even in Bidding Wars

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:36:10 +0000

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When competition heats up, it can often mean multiple offer situations and bidding wars. How do you stand out and win the deal?

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The #1 Reason Newbies Go Broke in Real Estate (& How to Avoid It!)

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:00:09 +0000

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You've heard the horror story: New investor enters the world of real estate and loses it ALL. Don't be that person. Avoid THIS mistake & be successful!

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Case Studies: How to Use Private Money in the Short-Term, Medium-Term & Long-Term

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:30:07 +0000

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Ready to step outside the theoretical and get down to the real world? Let's outline 3 scenarios of how private money can be used to fund your real estate.

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7 Real Estate Investors Discuss What They’re Seeing in Their Local Markets

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:00:24 +0000

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It may be impossible to predict market cycles—but it is possible to use a snapshot of what other investors are seeing to help inform investment decisions.

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4 Ways to Better Accommodate Elderly Tenants in Your Rentals

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:00:33 +0000

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There’s a lot of info online about renting to Millennials, but do you know what to do when it comes to elderly tenants?

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3 Ways to Be the “Black Sheep” of Real Estate Investing (& Not Follow the Herd to Slaughter)

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:30:08 +0000

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By being a black sheep & not following the herd, you'll be able to find opportunities first. By the time you see it on TV or read it online, it's too late.

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3 Negatively Cashflowing “Assets” That Devastate 20-Somethings’ Finances

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

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As I look around at my peers and friends maturing throughout their twenties, I find that many of them are unable to correctly distinguish between and asset and liability. Some of my buddies are accumulating liabilities at an alarming rate, all the while thinking that these things are assets, and these things will “pay off [...]

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Will Real Estate Agents Be Made Obsolete by 2025?

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 21:30:12 +0000

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Once upon a time, there was no internet. Brokers had exclusive access to listing data. Everything was offline. Things are completely different now.

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What You Should Know About Investing in U.S. Properties From Abroad

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:00:40 +0000

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Are you are either a U.S. citizen living abroad or not a U.S. citizen and wondering if and/or how you can invest in U.S. real estate? Get your info here!

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5 Ways Real Estate Wins Big Where Stocks Fall Short

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:00:17 +0000

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What's YOUR investment of choice? With the recent fall of the stock market, maybe it's time to check out real estate. Here are 5 solid reasons why.

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3 Questions to Anticipate When Presenting an Apartment Building Deal

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:30:22 +0000

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Are you ready to move on to bigger, more profitable deals? Learn to speak to potential money partners like a pro by anticipating their questions.

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Why Real Estate Deals Fall Through During the Buying/Selling Process

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:00:44 +0000

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I’ve seen deals fall through at different stages in the buying/selling process. It could happen at any point right up until you sign the closing papers.

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Why Investing in Real Estate Just for the Tax Breaks Can Be Unwise (& Downright Dangerous)

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:00:17 +0000

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Some say instead of paying Uncle Sam taxes, one should buy a money-losing property and use the losses to offset your taxable wage income. But is that wise?

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An Accounting Hack for Landlords So Easy, Even a Non-CPA Can Do It

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:30:25 +0000

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Organize your real estate business transactions using this simple system, and stop dreading the task of tracking and reconciling them at year-end.

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4 Steps to Finally Tackle Your Debt—and Start Growing Real Wealth

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:00:54 +0000

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Debt can be a heavy, scary beast riding around on your shoulders. When you decide you've lived with it long enough, this guide will be here for you.

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BP Podcast 213: Investing in Real Estate Without Being a Landlord with Noah Kagan

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:02:54 +0000

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If there is one thing you can know for sure by listening to the BiggerPockets Podcast, it’s this: There are a LOT of ways to invest in real estate! That’s why we’re excited to bring you today’s interview with Noah Kagan, who invests in a different way than most of the guests we’ve had on [...]

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How to Seamlessly Transition Rentals From Previous Landlords to Your Management

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:30:15 +0000

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A change in management can freak tenants out—so your approach should aim to quell any worries, as well as audit all leases and contracts.

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How to Use Human Nature’s Affinity for Consistency as a Powerful Sales Technique

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:00:54 +0000

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We humans are an interesting species. One of the odd peculiarities about our psyches is the need for consistency. Here's how that plays into sales.

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3 Ways Voice Broadcasting Can Help Real Estate Agents Close Deals

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:00:55 +0000

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Crafting a compelling voice broadcast can help you reach multiple customers and answer frequently asked questions for new clients. Here's how.

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3 Steps to Create a System for Bringing in Real Estate Leads While Working Full-Time

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:15:47 +0000

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Just because you have a 9-5 doesn't mean you can't find deals like the full-time investors. Automate the process with these easy steps.

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Cash Flow vs. Appreciation: What Experienced Investors Know About the Debate That You Don’t

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:00:25 +0000

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Cash flow or appreciation: What's more important? Experienced investors often have a different perspective on this debate—get some important insight here!

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5 Ways to Protect Yourself When Buying Cheap Real Estate

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

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In theory, "cheap" real estate sounds great—but if you're not careful, it could drain your bank account. Before you jump for these deals, protect yourself.

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These Days, Everyone’s an Investor: Why the Tides Will Turn (& How to Profit From the Fallout)

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:00:53 +0000

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Tired of scanning the market for a half-decent deal? This is real estate in 2017, when everyone and their brother invests. It won't last forever, though.

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Is it a Bad Idea to Buy an Apartment Building for My Very First Deal?

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:00:30 +0000

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Many investors will tell you that apartment buildings are the best performing properties in their portfolio. But are they a good idea for a first deal?

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10 Entrepreneurs Share Their Most Memorable Mentor-Taught Lessons

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:00:28 +0000

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You're never too old to learn a valuable life lesson. Delve into these nuggets of wisdom provided to 10 successful entrepreneurs by their favorite mentors.

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6 Reasons You Should File an Extension for Your Taxes This Year

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:30:27 +0000

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Have your tax documents not arrived yet—or are some of them erroneous? For these reasons and many more, you should strongly consider an extension.

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Why Following the American Dream Will Rob You of Financial Control

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 12:00:24 +0000

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I know that what I’m about to tell you is not probably something you don’t want to hear. I’m sorry to do this, but I’m about to burst your bubble.

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4 Massive Financial Scams Sold to Americans on an Everyday Basis

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 21:30:43 +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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The 9 Things I Hate the Most About Being a Landlord

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:00:24 +0000

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Being a landlord certainly has its perks (no 9 to 5!), but there are DEFINITELY drawbacks, too. Read this to know what you're getting into!

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4 Life-Changing Lessons My Real Estate Mentor Taught Me

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 12:00:08 +0000

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Finding the right mentor can easily mean the difference between success and failure. Here's what one investor learned—what are your favorite mentor lessons?

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Are You Still Picking Stocks? You Are Ridiculous. Here’s Why.

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:30:01 +0000

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You're young, ambitious, & want to invest. Think picking stocks is the way to go? First, hear this argument for why stock analysis is a total waste of time!

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The 3 Stages of Investing: How I’ve Learned to Balance Traditional With Alternative

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:00:26 +0000

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Many investors don't even have "alternative" investments on their radars. It's time to take a second look at how these options can diversify your portfolio.

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5 Sacrifices Every Success-Seeking Real Estate Investor Must Make

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:00:47 +0000

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"Not easy but worth it" is the mantra of many an investor. Especially when you're new, be ready to sacrifice a few things—and keep your eyes on the prize.

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A Seller’s Case for Signing a Rent to Own Agreement

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 21:30:05 +0000

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You’ve probably heard other landlords talk about rent to own agreements, but have you considered entering into one with a current or prospective tenant?

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Creative Financing: 5 Outside-the-Box Tools Savvy Investors Use to Build Wealth

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:00:35 +0000

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Wealth builders realize traditional financing can only get you so far. Learn about creative financing in this MASSIVE guide, with diagrams, examples & more!

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BP Podcast 212: Buying a 115-Unit Apartment Complex for No Cash Out of Pocket with Brian Murray

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 07:02:45 +0000

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How much does it cost to buy a large apartment complex? Millions? Think again! On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we’re excited to welcome back Brian Murray to the show. Brian, who was last seen on episode 126, has done some pretty amazing things over the past several years — including purchasing a 115-unit property [...]

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6 Practices to Give Your Rental Guests a Top-Notch Experience

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:30:58 +0000

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It's the little things that will keep your guests coming back for more. Earn repeat visits and glowing reviews by implementing these simple practices.

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4 Tips to Balance Out the Highly Seasonal Nature of Vacation Rentals

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:00:05 +0000

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If you’re one of the growing number earning extra by listing your residence as a vacation rental, you’ve probably noticed that income fluctuates by season.

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How Much Will You Need to Live on Your Investments? Use This Equation!

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:00:22 +0000

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The amount you need to quit your job & live on the income from your real estate investment depends a lot on the size of your investments. Let's look at why.

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7 New Self-Development Books That Might Just Change Your Life

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:30:30 +0000

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You know that kind of book: The minute you set it down, the world looks a little different. Feel like anything's possible with these inspiring new reads.

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3 Feasible Ways to Escape a Soul-Crushing Job, Reclaim Free Time or Retire Early

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:00:05 +0000

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Tired of toiling away at a mediocre job, wondering when you'll have enough time to enjoy your earnings? Learn 3 paths that lead to the freedom you dream of!

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The Two Best Budget-Building Apps, Compared and Contrasted

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:00:17 +0000

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Budget-building is a skill that an investor needs to master before they can worry about their long-term -- investment -- financing. These apps can help.

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Why Making More Money is NOT the Solution to Your Financial Problems

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:30:57 +0000

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Why do so many sports players earn millions in a year -- and then rapidly go bankrupt? Turns out solving money issues is about a LOT more than high earning.

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What’s the Maximum Number of Self-Manageable Rentals?

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:00:22 +0000

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Wondering when to hire a property manager? Here are some questions to ask yourself to tell if you're ready, and some quick advice on cashflow and costs.

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You’re Under Contract But Don’t Have the Money Raised: Here’s What to Do

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:00:28 +0000

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You managed to get a killer multifamily deal under contract but don’t have all the money raised. Don't curl up into the fetal position; there's a way out!

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Exploring Burn Rate: What Percentage of Monthly Income Is it Safe to Spend?

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 20:30:17 +0000

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On the road to financial freedom, what percentage of our monthly income should we look to save each month? Get some insight here!

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3 Simple Steps to Be Taken Seriously in Real Estate

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 12:00:38 +0000

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Pay no attention to the outsiders trying to tear down what you are building. Instead, rise above it and make those in your market take heed.

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6 Ways to Locate Distressed Properties Online

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:30:09 +0000

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Locating distressed properties gets easier with every passing year as more and more resources become available online -- but it's still not EASY yet.

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10 Tips for New Mobile Home Investors From Active Mobile Home Investors

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 18:00:50 +0000

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Many unprepared investors overpay, over-improve, or undersell their investment mobile homes to high-risk renters or deadbeat buyers. Don't be that guy.

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How to Use the Power of Reciprocity to Win Over Tenants, Lenders & More

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 12:00:25 +0000

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You catch more flies with honey than vinegar, the saying goes. And it applies in more situations than just being kind to others so they'll be kind to you.

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Let the Games Begin: How to Use Gamification to Tackle Ambitious Goals

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 22:00:59 +0000

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Who doesn't like a little competitive fun? If the enthusiasm to reach company goals isn't where you'd like, gamification may just be the answer.

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Interview: A Contractor’s Perspective on Working With Real Estate Investors

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:00:32 +0000

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We often hear complaints from investors about working with contractors. But what would a contractor have to say about real estate investors?

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7 Small Things You Can Do to Boost Team Strength

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:00:03 +0000

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It's unlikely your team members will work at their full potential on their own. Raise morale and light a fire under your employees with a few simple steps.

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How to Teach Your Kids All the Money Lessons They Won’t Learn in School

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:30:26 +0000

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Financial literacy is woefully lacking in our society. Don't want your kids to learn the hard way (at age ~30)? Then embed money lessons in the everyday.

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12 CapEx Items Nearly Every Rental Has (& When to Replace Them)

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:00:22 +0000

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Every rental property's CapEx items are different -- different ages, states of (dis)repair, etc. How do you know when to replace each? By reading this.

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BP Podcast 211: Investing in Out-of-State Rentals and Notes with Bob Malecki

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:01:48 +0000

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What’s the best way to invest in real estate when the numbers don’t make sense in your backyard? Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Bob Malecki, a real estate investor who started by purchasing local rental properties but quickly shifted gears into two other niches: out of state rentals and mortgage notes. [...]

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

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:30:55 +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 to Calculate Marketing Returns as a Wholesaling Newbie

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:00:09 +0000

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It doesn't have to be complex! Check out this case study for an example of how to spend marketing dollars for the wholesaling results you want.

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What Investors Should Know About Qualifying As a “Real Estate Professional” For Tax Purposes

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:00:17 +0000

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As a "real estate professional," you can deduct passive losses against ordinary income on tax return without limits. Here's what you should know!

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4 Important Steps to Bounce Back After Losing Money on a Deal

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:15:41 +0000

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It's not a matter of if but when a bad deal will happen to you. Bounce back as quickly and resiliently as possible with these expert tips.

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7 Ways to Find a Real Estate Mentor for Free

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:00:26 +0000

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A mentor can absolutely mean the difference between success and giving up. If you're still seeking guidance from an experienced investor, try these tactics.

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The “3 Cs” Every Lender Examines Before Approving Your Mortgage

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00:20 +0000

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Before you submit your mortgage application, make sure you have the best possible chance at being approved! Use this checklist as a guide.

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You Should Take $1 Today, NOT $2 Tomorrow: A Counterpoint

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:30:34 +0000

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For those who read Brandon Turner's "10 Things Only Personal Finance Nerds Would Understand," be sure to check out this amusing counterpoint. A must-read!

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LPMI: What is Lender Paid Mortgage Insurance and Is it Right for You?

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:00:50 +0000

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Do you resent having a monthly mortgage insurance payment? Learn how LPMI could help you restructure your payments to save you money in the long run!

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Why the Vast Majority of Investors Should Stay Far, Far Away From D-Class Properties

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:00:33 +0000

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Cheap properties are an investor's dream -- right? Not so fast! If you're thinking about investing in D-class real estate, read this FIRST!

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How Much Money Can a Wholesaler Make?

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:30:15 +0000

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Is wholesaling really a feasible way to make a good living passively? Take a look at the financial realities of this method here.

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7 Ways to Invest in Mobile Homes With Less Than $25,000

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:00:12 +0000

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While getting started with more cash is better than starting poor, you may only need have a few thousand dollars to begin investing safely in mobile homes.

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What Investors Need to Do NOW Through March 15th for the 2016 Tax Year

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:30:47 +0000

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Ready or not, here it comes. Don't make this year a tax nightmare. Instead, set yourself up NOW for a seamless tax season come April.

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VA Loan Rules: What is a VA Non-Allowable Charge?

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:00:50 +0000

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There are certain closing costs that a veteran is not allowed to pay according to the rules of getting a VA loan. Learn more here!

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The Top 10 Coolest Gifts Financial Freedom Has Given Me

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:00:34 +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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8 Tips for a Successful Lease Option Sandwich

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:30:24 +0000

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Ensure your lease option sandwich goes off without issue & that you're able to achieve the most security, income, and fairness for possible with these tips!

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5 Surprising Reasons Smart Investors Can Finish Last

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:00:12 +0000

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All you need to be a successful investor is intelligence & knowhow, right? Not always! Learn why even the smartest can sometimes fail - and how to fix that.

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How to Impress Money Partners With a Killer Marketing Presentation

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:00:41 +0000

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If you're seeking a "yes" from lenders, you better go in prepared! Add these 8 elements to your presentation & they'll be hard pressed to turn you down.

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