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The Best Real Estate Investments

“Mom… which one of us kids is your favorite?” Admit it – if you have siblings, you probably asked that question of your mom at least once growing up. If you didn’t, you probably wanted to.  It’s a natural question for a child to ask because it plays off our competitive nature. We want to […]

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General Real Estate

6 KEY Attributes that Affect the Risk Level of a Rental Market

by Ali Boone August 23, 2014
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These market factors will directly impact the chance of success and level of risk you are going to take on if you buy a rental property. While you may buy into a market that shows more unfavorable for one or more of these elements, it doesn’t necessarily mean your investment will surely fail, but it […]

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General Real Estate

The 5 “Better” Questions to Ask In Order Achieve Your Goals In Real Estate!

by Matt Faircloth August 22, 2014
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Hello again. Liz back with this week’s blog post! I don’t know about you, but I feel like 2014 has flown by incredibly fast!  As the summer months come to a close, I am sure many of you are like me – thinking and planning for the last four months of the year. The last […]

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Real Estate

10 Incredible Real Estate Phenomenons You Probably Haven’t Seen Before!

by Seth Williams August 22, 2014
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There are a lot of crazy things going on in the world of real estate and most of these things go completely unnoticed by folks like you and me. Related: A High-Level Overview (Literally) of 30 Unique Real Estate Markets Around the World Maybe it’s because they aren’t “newsworthy”, or maybe they just don’t have any direct […]

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Investor Psychology

The Importance of Being a Genuine Person In Real Estate

by Engelo Rumora August 22, 2014
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Real Estate investing is a numbers game. For anyone that has ever thought about purchasing just one property, all it takes is a few quick calculations and you’ll begin to see the dollar signs $$$. It’s pretty simple math too. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t enjoy cashing checks each month and really feeling their […]

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General Real Estate

How to Be Smart in a World of Dumb Real Estate Professionals

by Marcus Maloney August 22, 2014
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I always encourage people if you are not informed about a topic; educate yourself about it…. There are too many resources available not to know a little information about a lot of topics. Aristotle put it like this “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” There are many free resources to […]

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General Real Estate

Strategy to Take Out Cash in a 1031 Exchange –Tax Free!

by Amanda Han August 21, 2014
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Dan is a new client that I started working with just a few months ago. He is an old timer in the real estate business and in fact Dan has owned most of his real estate for over 20 years. Almost all of his properties were single family rentals and many of which he bought […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 084: Getting Started with Creative Finance and Designing Your Ideal Lifestyle With Chad Carson

by Brandon Turner August 21, 2014
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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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