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Forums » BiggerPockets Q&A, Site Questions, & Announcements » The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing is Here

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing is Here

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BiggerPockets Founder · Denver, Colorado


After months of work, a project that has been a very long time coming is now live:

The BiggerPockets Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing

Guess what . . . it's FREE!

This guide was designed to help new real estate investors build the tools they need to get their investment businesses off the ground.

Check it out now and be sure to leave your feedback in the thread below.

Finally, please be sure to share this guide with your fellow investors and use the Facebook Like and other buttons to help us spread the word.


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BiggerPockets Founder · Denver, Colorado


I forgot to mention that this guide is just shy of 30,000 words long . . . what do you think?


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Real Estate Investor · Springfield, Missouri


I'd say, it's a grand slam, four aces, five diamond piece of work!

An outstanding overview that even seasoned investors should revist to remind them of the big picture and a must read for those interested in real estate investing!

Great Job Josh! :)


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Real Estate Investor · Garland, Texas


As super smart way to leverage the best of BP's content. And it's free?! Great job.


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BiggerPockets Founder · Denver, Colorado


@Bill Gulley - Thanks for the spectacular review. I'm glad to hear that someone with experience like yourself finds value in this as well. That's great to hear! Be sure to thank @Brandon Turner as well . . . this was a joint effort.

@Jon Klaus - Thanks!

Be sure to share this thing with everyone guys!


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Real Estate Investor · Ellicott City, Maryland


This is awesome, Josh! Hopefully everyone who is thinking about jumping into RE investing will start here and save themselves about a month of effort trying to come up to speed...


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Rehabber · Lexington, Kentucky


Another excellent resource courtesy of BiggerPockets! What a great tool for all those people who are looking to get started in real estate investing and do not know where to start.


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BiggerPockets Founder · Denver, Colorado


@J Scott - Thanks! That is the goal of it. I'm glad you approve!

@James Vermillion - Thanks so much for the feedback. I'm glad you found it to be valuable. Spread the word, my friend!


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Real Estate Investor · Springfield, Missouri


@Brandon Turner, great job!

I think it was a very clever move for BP, laying it out and linking topics to selected blogs and BP materials.

I did notice the due on sale clause was mentioned several times as a caution in several techniques and is certainly appropriate to give such warnings. I'd only add that perhaps at least a mention be added of new regulatory requirements being investigated before doing any seller financing, in that section, but it's still very good.

I also hope people will take the time to get a better overview of RE before selecting niche investment strategies, especially as to local customs. For a new investor, nothing would crush thier first impression by others and integrity than hitting the streets with some strategy that was seen locally as unethical or unlawful.

All in all, my grade is an A+ to both of you!


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Rehabber · Pearland, Texas


@Joshua Dorkin and @Brandon Turner As a new person to REI I can't thank you two and the rest of the seasoned investors for what BP provides!!! My hats off to all!



Real Estate Investor · Ellicott City, Maryland


Originally posted by J Scott:
This is awesome, Josh!

I really should be giving credit where it's due...this is awesome @Brandon Turner!!! :)


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Real Estate Investor · Lexington, Kentucky


I'm totally smitten. BP nails it again! The Ultimate Beginner's Guide is an incredible gift (free?!) for new investors like me looking for a clear, concise resource on getting started. Thanks so much!



BiggerPockets Founder · Denver, Colorado


@Chuck Redman - We definitely hope the UBG helps you get the ball moving for yourself. Keep us in the loop!

@Anne S. - Wow -- thank you for your thoughts. I'm glad you felt that we nailed it. Just put it to use, make some money and then pay it forward by helping others here on the site! Otherwise, please do share it. Thanks again!


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· Central Point, Oregon


@Joshua Dorkin and @Brandon Turner, Nice job guys. I'll be spending the afternoon reading through this. Looks like a great idea, and well executed. Thank you!



· Washington, Washington D.C.


Free 99? Who could complain!



Real Estate Investor · Montesano, Washington


Thanks guys! I'm glad see were making an impact!


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Rehabber · Santa Clarita, California


Looks like a lot of effort was put into this, great job Josh.


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· Fort Lauderdale, Florida


You guys have done an outstanding job of simplifying this material. I have been looking to get started in this business for a long time, and I was confused after reading some of the material out there. However, your material is simple, lean and to the point. Biggerpockets is an outstanding site. I look forward to making my first deal and newworking with all these ourstanding folks who give really great advice to newbies like myself. Thank you all very much.



Real Estate Investor · Bismarck, Missouri


It's a very good entertaining read. Was really hoping for some audio content to be associated with this. I seen the reddit post also. It's cool seeing bp on with a site like that. Will upvote there.



Developer · Orange County, California


GREAT JOB you guys! Exactly what is asked for time and time again on the forums. Easy to read and understand, and the illustrations give it some life!


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