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The most expensive season in real estate investment is…when your rental property is stuck with a vacancy. No one wants an extended vacancy. With extended vacancies can come even more problems and more problems can mean a full year’s income wiped on a property in one quick hit. There is a high turnover rate for rental properties […]

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Investor Psychology

7 Actionable Things You Can Do Today To Become a Better Real Estate Investor

by John Fedro April 15, 2014
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Two of the goals of this website and the investor-authors that contribute here are to provide you with real world topics and ideas that will improve your investing knowledge and businesses.  That is my hope with this post. Investing in real estate takes determination, a plan, dedication, and daily action. (Tweet This!) While you do […]

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Commercial Real Estate

Compelling Tax Benefits of Real Estate Syndication

by Brad Johnson April 15, 2014
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Real estate syndication offers passive investors an opportunity to realize current income while increasing equity through forced principal pay down and asset appreciation. These structural advantages help make direct real estate investments an attractive alternative to bonds, stocks or REITS. However, real estate’s tax benefits – which are largely undervalued (or ignored) by investors when […]

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Financing Real Estate

Seriously… Why Should You Even Listen to Me About Real Estate?

by Ben Leybovich April 15, 2014
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I am a musician.  I spent the early years of my life and into adulthood trying to perfect the un-perfectible craft.  I made it as far as college before fortune liberated me from having to chase the impossible when the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis made it impractical to continue to pursue a career in performance […]

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Commercial Real Estate

6 Steps to Buying Apartment Buildings OUTSIDE Your Area

by Michael Blank April 14, 2014
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Generally it’s good advice to invest in apartment buildings that are with easy driving distance to you. Especially if you’re managing the building yourself, the closer the building is, the easier everything is. That also means your team members (the property manager, attorney, brokers, etc) are all within an easy drive. And your investors will […]

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Landlord Tenant

My Experiment with RUBS Water Metering for my Multi-Family Properties

by Tom Sylvester April 14, 2014
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One of my biggest frustrations when it comes to multi-family investing (at least in my area) is the fact that the water bill must be in the name of the property owner. From what I understand, this came about because it was easy for tenants to skip out on their water bill. The local municipality cannot […]

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Real Estate News & Commentary

Washington, DC Home Sales Continue to Dwindle

by Harrison Stowe April 14, 2014
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While certain high price areas show no sign of slowing down, the DC metropolitan housing market is singing a different tune. We’ve seen many economically healthy cities experience resurgence in home prices, a phenomenon largely motivated by the gradual climb in home sales. This produced a self-motivating effect where homebuyer confidence let to more purchases, […]

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Landlord Tenant

Tenant Screening is About the Questions You Ask

by Kevin Perk April 14, 2014
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Tenant screening is a critical part of being a successful landlord.  But screening is not just about eliminating the professional deadbeat tenant, it is also about eliminating and reducing the amount of problems you have as a landlord.  It is about finding people who will be good fits for your properties, who will live by […]

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Real Estate

Should We Act on What We Hear in The News About Real Estate?

by David Rodriguez April 13, 2014
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We are interested in selling. We look around for comps and set our best guess for a price. And then … nothing. Do we just drop it an arbitrary dollar value regularly until someone bites or is there a better way? Let’s Discuss… My goal for a recent article was to see if national or […]

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Real Estate

5 Simple Tips to Make Your House Flip Strategy Foolproof!

by Michael LaCava April 13, 2014
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Investing in real estate can be somewhat unpredictable… This is why you need to have a plan to eliminate the risk. It’s nearly impossible to predict what kind of problems can arise during rehabbing or selling or if the market will plateau. Some things you just cannot predict…and market valuations are one of them, so […]

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Real Estate

Overwhelmed? A Step By Step Guide on How to Focus and Complete Many Tasks Quickly

by Mark Ferguson April 13, 2014
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Whenever you start something new or get extremely busy it is easy to get overwhelmed. It is easy to get worked up and worry if all the tasks that need done will be done in time. There is an easy way to take control of the work that needs done; whether it be with learning […]

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Real Estate

What Argentina Can Teach Us About Real Estate

by Leon Yang April 12, 2014
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Several weeks ago I made a trip over to Buenos Aires. Admittedly part of the goal of this trip was to taste the delicious grass fed beef that is so hard find here in America, but my main goal was to see whether it was worth investing in real estate there. Now, Why Argentina? My […]

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Real Estate Investing

How to Be a Terrible Cash Flow Investor (7 Guidelines for Ultimate Failure!)

by Ali Boone April 12, 2014
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That’s right. Instructions on how to be a terrible cash flow investor are finally here. Make sure you follow all of these recommendations to ensure ultimate success! Once you have decided cash-flow investing is the way you want to go, follow these simple guidelines and you are certain to go broke in no time at […]

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Real Estate

How do You Select Your Target Real Estate Market Area?

by Chris Feltus April 11, 2014
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How do you select your target market area? This is a question that I am often asked within the blog comments and my goal with this post is to help demystify the process required to do so. It’s best to first take a step back and examine the bigger picture.  What are your goals, what […]

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Real Estate

Secrets to Real Estate Investing While Having a Full Time Job

by Dawn Anastasi April 11, 2014
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I started investing in buy and hold rental properties while having a full time job, just like many other investors.  If you’ve listened to the Bigger Pockets Podcasts, there are quite a number of successful investors who have done just that: Arthur Garcia, a buy and hold investor out of Southern California James Vermillion, who […]

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