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Smart Rental Property Investing, Getting Your License, and Investing For Retirement

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a Jonna Weber, a buy-and-hold investor and real estate agent out of the Boise, ID area. Jonna is a great example of how anybody can and should invest in real estate! In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground on how to use real estate […]

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General Real Estate

The Real Estate Investor’s Guide To Never Giving Up

by Chris Clothier July 23, 2014
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Failure is a loaded word. Throughout school as young men and women, we’re taught that if you don’t make a certain grade, you have failed.  In the real world, however, failure has a different face. In most cases, there are allowances for mistakes and setbacks, but none of these are necessarily failures.  You learn from […]

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Technology & Social Media

The 4 Things Your Property Management Website Needs To Do

by Drew Sygit July 23, 2014
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A website is an absolute must for a property management firm. Without one, you’re essentially advertising your backwardness to the younger, tech-savvy generation of renters — and you’re making it unnecessarily difficult for owners to find you and hire you. The 4 Things a Property Management Website Must Say But just having a website isn’t […]

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Opinion

Economic And Real Estate Investment Factors Affecting Our Decisions Don’t Exist In A Vacuum

by Jeff Brown July 22, 2014
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Interest rates, unemployment, inflation, supply/demand, and a ton more, are factors affecting bazillions of daily decisions made by families, businesses of all sizes and in all industries. We spend countless hours attempting to figure out their impact on what we’d like to do, or even more immediately urgent, what we’ve already done. Thing is, those […]

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General Real Estate

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Blindly Take Advice from a Realtor

by Sharon Vornholt July 22, 2014
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Don’t be fooled by the title. Let me start out by saying I love working with Realtors in my business; that is certain Realtors.  What do I mean by that?   I like working with those agents that have also done some investing themselves. Before you take advice from a Realtor in your investing business, you […]

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Real Estate Deal Analysis & Advice

Is The IRR Metric Any Good?

by Ben Leybovich July 22, 2014
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Well – that all depends… I wrote an article entitled The Definitive Guide to IRR a few weeks ago, in which I discussed the basic premise behind the Internal Rate of Return metric.  I mentioned in that article that a lot of sophisticated investors like to use this metric to assess an investment opportunity and […]

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General Real Estate

How to Maximize Revenue While Minimizing Vacancy in Real Estate

by Ken Corsini July 22, 2014
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One of the most important components to owning investment property is pricing your rental appropriately so that you maximize revenue while minimizing vacancy. Determining what to rent a property for can be somewhat of a science when trying to optimize your ROI. You will want to employ several different techniques and strategies when determining the […]

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General Real Estate

How to Start Investing In Real Estate Doing The Things Nobody Else Wants To Do

by Michael LaCava July 21, 2014
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Getting deals is challenging these days. All that means is you have to be like Avis and Try Harder. And if you’re new to real estate investing, real estate wholesaling is one of those ways to try harder by doing the things other people are unwilling to do. Real estate wholesaling is ideal for beginners or people […]

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General Real Estate

5 Things To Do When Apartment Building Deals Are Hard To Find (Like Now!)

by Michael Blank July 21, 2014
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A lot of apartment building investors are having a tough time finding good deals. As syndicators, we have it even harder because we need to provide a good return for our investors and leave a slice of the pie left over for us. But what kind of returns are reasonable? I started a Bigger Pockets […]

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Rental Properties

The 8 Things I Want Every Tenant to Know

by Kevin Perk July 21, 2014
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Tenants come with differing backgrounds and life experiences. Some have been renters for years and know the drill. For others, it may be the first time away from mom and dad and out on their own. No matter what their renting experience may be, here are some things that I want every tenant to know. […]

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General Real Estate

Is the Answer to my Contractor Problem Starting my own Company?

by Mark Ferguson July 20, 2014
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I love fix and flipping homes and buying rental properties. I love the money you can make and finding great deals, but my biggest problem has been working with contractors.  I have 9 fix and flips going right now and I can’t find good people to fix them!  I have interviewed new contractors, hired new […]

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General Real Estate

Negotiating Seller Financing: The Definitive Guide

by Brad Johnson July 20, 2014
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I love seller financing. No bank, no recourse, no fuss. Unfortunately, finding sellers willing to offer financing is not easy, but it’s worth the pursuit. Seller financing is probably more common to my real estate investment niche (mobile home parks) than others, but just about any deal with a low existing loan balance (or owned […]

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Real Estate Tips

Why You Don’t Put “Lipstick on a Pig” in Real Estate!

by Engelo Rumora July 19, 2014
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Time and time again, I’ve come across many real estate investors and companies that like to cut costs on hidden repairs, especially when they are buying older properties. Although a cheap and temporary fix might look attractive at first glance, it will definitely result in costing you more in the long run, regardless if the […]

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BiggerPockets News

The Most Helpful BiggerPockets Blogs of all Time!

by Ali Boone July 19, 2014
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Welcome to the list of the most helpful BiggerPockets blogs of all time. And you are about to help create it! I think we’ve all established that BiggerPockets has helped thousands of investors, up-and-coming investors, and even seasoned investors do their jobs just that much easier. It has helped with networking, given us the ability […]

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Rental Properties

How to Buy a Duplex: The Ultimate Step by Step Guide

by Brandon Turner July 19, 2014
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This morning I received a Skype video message from my little brother Chris. He asked, “I want to buy a duplex, what is the first step? Do I get a real estate agent? Get pre-approved? What should I do?” Of course, I gave him a few resources to read that I had previously written, like How […]

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