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Creative Finance and Designing Your Ideal Lifestyle Through Real Estate

Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit with Chad Carson, a full time real estate investor from Clemson, South Carolina. Chad brings expertise in a TON of areas including everything from fix-and-flips to creative finance, property management to buy-and-hold. This show explores how to use real estate as a means to design the lifestyle you really want. There are a ton […]

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Starting Out

Why More Real Estate Deals Don’t Fall Into Your Lap

by Chad Carson August 20, 2014
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Have you heard the news on the BP Podcast, in the blogs, or on the forums? People are doing lots of deals! Investors are making money again! So isn’t it time for you to get more deals too? Maybe you’ve tried. You’ve followed the MLS daily. You’ve sent out direct mail. You’ve made your business […]

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General Real Estate

This Week: Firing My Management Company, $13k Foundation Issue, and Tenant has NO Hot Water for 3 Weeks!

by Nathan Brooks August 20, 2014
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About a month ago I got off the phone with Brandon Turner after speaking with him at length about blogging on Bigger Pockets. Seriously people, I think I fist pupped doing 80 down the highway, turned the bluetooth off in my TL, and then rolled the windows down and turned the “workout” spotify playlist to […]

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Real Estate Investing

Property Manager Marketing: Who Are They To You?

by Drew Sygit August 20, 2014
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In Part I (“Your Perfect Client”), we went over how to establish a business-relevant, realistic portrait of the ideal investor who wants your services. Today, we’re going to talk about some relationship marketing — in other words, what the stages of interaction with such an investor are and how to establish when an investor is […]

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Retirement

Why Your 401k Is A Retirement Income Loser!

by Jeff Brown August 19, 2014
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A savvy commenter and a couple buddies made known to me that last week’s post at a sentence or two they didn’t quite grasp. I read it myself, and calling that sentence the perfect example of tortured syntax would be straining the concept of kindness. Here’s the offending prose. “If all you ever did was […]

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General Real Estate

Just Because it Looks Good, Doesn’t Mean it Is Good!

by Ben Leybovich August 19, 2014
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Sometimes I am busy…that’s an understatement of the century!  But, truly, some weeks I just find myself looking for a short cut as it relates to my post.  Translation – you are getting a video In real estate, almost nothing is as it seems.  Something that looks gorgeous and totally belongs in the space aesthetically, […]

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Real Estate Investing

The Importance of Knowing Your Numbers in Real Estate

by Sharon Vornholt August 19, 2014
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I have been noticing a theme on several of the forums lately. Some real estate investors are worried about “offending the seller” with their low offer.   What?  There is only one thing we should be doing and that is making solid offers based on the numbers. There is a saying that goes something like this; […]

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Starting Out

The Top 8 Mistakes Made By Rookie Landlords

by Kevin Perk August 18, 2014
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Everyone has been a rookie at something at some point in their lives, whether it was in a new school, job or sport or even as a landlord. Being a rookie means that you lack the experience of more seasoned players. This lack of experience often translates into so called “rookie mistakes” because some things […]

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Rental Properties

4 Simple Tips to Find the Right Short Term Property Manager

by Trey Duling August 18, 2014
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Running a short-term rental program for your vacation home or condo can be challenging on your own. Hiring a property manager can have many benefits, but the first step is finding the right person to hire. Take a look at these 4 simple tips to help you find the right person for the job. 1) […]

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General Real Estate

5 Tips to Use Visualization to Become a Successful Real Estate Investor

by Michael Blank August 18, 2014
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You can acquire all the knowledge in the world about real estate investing, but chances are, you still have trouble seeing yourself doing the kind of deals you want. This is because our minds tell us that this isn’t possible, that we’re not good enough, that we’re too young or too old, that we don’t […]

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General Real Estate

Using Real Estate to Escape the “9 to 5″ and Find True Freedom

by Engelo Rumora August 17, 2014
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A few days ago I was out to lunch with a friend of mine and naturally our conversation soon directed itself to the topic of real estate. We had been discussing his current position as a manager in the corporate banking world and how truly unhappy he had become; how his salary had remained the […]

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General Real Estate

How to Get Higher Rents, the Hard Way!

by Eric Drenckhahn August 17, 2014
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If you are like most landlords or property managers, you are always looking for the highest rents, after all, no one I know shoots for the lowest rents. But there comes an amount where the rent exceeds the value of the property.  Once that happens, you would think that you would not be able to […]

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Real Estate Investing

The 5 Steps To Becoming A Pro At Wholesaling!

by Michael LaCava August 17, 2014
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In order to become a pro at wholesaling, you need to learn the tricks of the trade. A few clever tips can get you on the right track. Real estate usually revolves around long term buying and holding or house flipping but wholesaling is often overlooked. Wholesaling is simply finding property and putting it under […]

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General Real Estate

What Are The Different Kinds of Turnkey Properties?

by Ali Boone August 16, 2014
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Thinking about buying a turnkey rental property? Great! I love turnkeys, they are all I’ve ever bought for myself (and plan to buy for myself). I know a lot of folks out there are interested in turnkeys because they are extremely convenient for anyone who either doesn’t want to put in a lot of work […]

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General Real Estate

12 Simple Tips For Beginner Real Estate Investors

by Brandon Turner August 16, 2014
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1. Don’t blindly listen to me or anyone else. What works for me isn’t always going to work for you. You are in a different market, with different skills, and have different resources. Do what works for you. 2. If you don’t know what works for you, keep reading and listening to podcasts until you […]

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