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

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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Mobile Homes

The Mobile Home Perimeter Zone

by John Fedro July 18, 2014
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Welcome back, In almost every city in America you will find some supply of mobile homes. These mobile homes and manufactured homes can be located inside preexisting parks and attached to private land the owner of the mobile home also owns. In many cities the highest density of these factory built homes are concentrated outside […]

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Real Estate

4 Things to Check Before Allowing Pets in Your Rental Property

by Marcus Maloney July 18, 2014
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Allowing pets in your rental can be a hassle. There are many things a landlord must consider before they approve or deny the tenant to bring their family member (Brutus) along. We have incorporated 4 things to check before approving the rental of your property to a pet lover. I have always had an open […]

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General Real Estate

Warning: Hoarder House Ahead! (With Pictures!!)

by Chris Feltus July 18, 2014
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Before I begin, let me leave you with a few pictures to jump start your imagination. You are at an appointment with the seller, and the seller nervously shuffles through her belongings to find the keys, the door is cracked and you can just tell by the smell of the air that hits your face […]

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Markets

A High-Level Overview (Literally) of 30 Unique Real Estate Markets Around the World

by Seth Williams July 18, 2014
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that I tend to get really caught up in the things happening in my real estate market (as if the whole world revolved me). I’ve gotten used to the buildings, the surroundings, the features and the lay of the land around me – but the truth is, the […]

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General Real Estate

Are You the Cheapest Hire in Your Business?

by Dave Van Horn July 17, 2014
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For close to the first 20 years of being a real estate agent, I never had an administrative assistant, or admin. Was I just a control freak? Was I afraid that no one could do the job as good as me? It wasn’t until I became a super busy RE/MAX agent, who was doing property […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 079: Low Income Landlording and Investing to Make a Difference with Michele and Bruce Fischer

by Brandon Turner July 17, 2014
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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a couple who together, intentionally invest where most landlords fear to tread . . . low income housing. Michele and Bruce Fischer who hail from Longview, Washington, decided to make a difference by landlording in areas that are so low-income, that even Section-8 […]

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General Real Estate

Real Estate Investors: Do These 5 Things Now… Or Regret It 10 Years From Now

by Jaren Barnes July 16, 2014
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As people who use real estate investing to pursue their dreams, we often put our focus on short-term goals and results and neglect the more important long-term vision. And don’t get me wrong, I don’t blame anyone! There is so much minutiae that comes with pursuing real estate that it really takes some concentration to work on the […]

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