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A few months ago, I wrote an article about engaging sellers on the phone. I must say that I did not address another component of the conversation. I omitted this component because I wanted newbies to focus on the importance of gathering information from the seller. If you have a handle on gathering information, the […]

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3 Common (and Costly) Mistakes Mobile Home Investors Make

by John Fedro September 19, 2014
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Welcome back, It almost never fails that any mobile home community you go to will request that you “fill out an application prior to [you] purchasing an individual mobile home inside our park.” Every park will have its own approval process, and every park will require its own criteria needed before any potential resident buys […]

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3 Reasons You Should LOVE the Home Office Tax Deduction

by Amanda Han September 18, 2014
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One of my favorite tax perks available to real estate investors is the home office deduction. Let’s face it, the home office deduction is generally not going to reduce your tax bill down to zero. However, it can still provide you with quite a bit of tax savings if used correctly. 3 Reasons I Love the […]

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The 7 Deadly Pitfalls that Threaten Real Estate Investors

by Gerald Harris September 18, 2014
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Strategic real estate investments have resulted in some of the world’s most renowned multi-billionaires. Real estate investors benefit from rental income, capital gains, leverage, tax incentives and inflation resistance. Still, investing in the industry requires immense prudence in order to overcome the huge risks involved. Here is a look at some of the biggest pitfalls […]

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BP Podcast 088: Investing with Your Spouse, Managing Financials, and Growing Your Team with Matt and Liz Faircloth 

by Brandon Turner September 18, 2014
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Today we’re thrilled to chat with New Jersey real estate investors Matt and Liz Faircloth on The BiggerPockets Podcast, covering everything from the challenges of working with a spouse to purchasing a 10,000 square foot office space! Matt and Liz have been hooked on real estate since buying their first single family home in 2002. After years of […]

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A Tale of Two Bobs: My Magnificent Millionaire Mentors

by Nathan Brooks September 17, 2014
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Seriously — both of the guys who have made the biggest difference in my real estate business are named Bob. Well, sorta. They are both named the same name. But their name(s) have been changed to protect their identities because of they wouldn’t necessarily want me just blabbing all over the BiggerPockets world about how awesome […]

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Your Guide to Uncovering the Best Seller Financing Deals

by Chad Carson September 17, 2014
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Seller financing is my favorite way to buy real estate. It is often faster, easier and more profitable than any other financing technique because no banks or third parties are involved.   In this article I’ll tell you how to find the best seller financing deals by targeting a particular type of property owner. Why […]

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The Pest Clause: A Small Lease Addition to Avoid a Big Headache

by Drew Sygit September 17, 2014
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There are a lot of clauses in any given lease, and some of them are obviously more or less business-impacting than others. Your late-rent clause, for example, is one that always gets plenty of attention. But are you aware of how much of a pain in the neck your pest clause (or lack thereof) can […]

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The Real Estate Marketing Mistake That Could Cost You Millions

by Antonio Coleman September 16, 2014
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Before jumping into this week’s post on another way to dominate your local real estate market, I would first like to say thanks to the BiggerPockets Members for being so engaging in the comments section. People continue to leave comments, sharing their views on my posts and revealing their opinions about real estate marketing. I’ve had a chance […]

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4 Arguments for Investing in Real Estate AND Notes for Retirement

by Jeff Brown September 16, 2014
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Many of my old school clients, though keenly interested in the concept of discounted notes secured by real estate, wonder why I counsel them to add notes to their overall Purposeful Plan. It’s entertaining to watch them slowly transition into complete discounted note evangelists, at which point they wonder why they even own as much […]

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Is it Really Necessary to Make a Down Payment?

by Ben Leybovich September 16, 2014
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Wow — that’s a loaded question, especially coming from a guy known to the readers of this blog as the creative finance, no-money-down finance aficionado… It is true that everything I’ve ever bought had been 100% financed with OPM. My experience leads me to believe, therefore, that down-payments are not necessary, and I’ve been rather vocal […]

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Did Someone Die in This House? The Answer Could Save You Thousands

by Sharon Vornholt September 16, 2014
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Just when you think you’ve seen everything, you realize you haven’t. I came across a website the other day that lets you find out if there has been a death in a property you are planning to buy. This information would be valuable to both homeowners and real estate investors. The site is called DiedInHouse, […]

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Opportunity is Everywhere: How to Uncover Hidden Real Estate Deals

by Kevin Perk September 15, 2014
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Part of being an entrepreneur/real estate investor is being able to see opportunities that others do not. Opportunities are everywhere. But here’s the thing about opportunities: you may be looking right at one and not even see it. Opportunities are something you have to train yourself to see. As an example, think about the last […]

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6 Ways to Save Energy (and Money) on Your Vacation Home Rental

by Trey Duling September 15, 2014
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Owning a vacation home is just like running a business — you have to constantly work to improve your rental income and also look at ways to save money. I thought I would start a series on ways we save our homeowners money on their monthly bills. This week’s article is going to be about […]

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Is Crowdfunding a Viable Financing Option for Commercial Investors?

by Michael Blank September 15, 2014
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I’ve been studying the emerging crowdfunding phenomenon and evaluating it as a potential source of funding for commercial real estate deals. I had a chance to interview Dan Miller, co-founder of Fundrise, one of the first crowdfunding companies out there. My conclusion is that crowdfunding is becoming a viable funding alternative for commercial real estate […]

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