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Michael Blank Podcast

On today’s show, we sit down with real estate entrepreneur Michael Blank to talk about his journey from a successful house flipping business and his entrance into apartment buildings… and the systems needed to run his investments well. Michael is a business entrepreneur through and through and today we get to talk about everything from getting started, investing with no […]

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Real Estate Investing

3 Benefits to Getting a Real Estate Agent License

by Paula Pant April 16, 2014
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I’m coming up on the one-year anniversary of the month in which I received my real estate license. That’s right. I’m a licensed real estate agent. Most people don’t know that about me, not even my closest friends. It’s not that I’m trying to hide it. It just never really seems to come up in […]

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Real Estate

How Horse Racing Made me a Better Real Estate Investor

by Jimmy Moncrief April 16, 2014
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Although I live in beautiful Chattanooga, TN I visit Kentucky and go to the horse races every chance I get.  I have been going to the Kentucky Derby for the last five years and encourage everyone to go.  If you want to meet me and get a free mint Julip – keep reading! The Kentucky […]

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Real Estate Investing

How to Rock at Finding a Mentor in Real Estate: The Definitive Guide

by Jaren Barnes April 16, 2014
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Finding a mentor in the real estate game is both one of the most important tasks of a beginning investor and one of the hardest. You hear it here on BiggerPockets all the time, “Don’t waste your time with the Gurus! Instead find a mentor in your local market who will show you the ropes of […]

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Starting Out

Things to Consider Before You Buy That First Multifamily Building, Part I: Finding The Perfect Deal

by Drew Sygit April 16, 2014
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Purchasing a multifamily building or apartment isn’t as simple as buying a neat little home and renting it to a single person or family. It can, however, be extremely more profitable when it’s done right. Even if you’ve purchased single family structures in the past, this time your tenants are going to be living right […]

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Real Estate Tips

Tips For Writing Killer Rental Property Ads

by Chris Clothier April 15, 2014
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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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