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When I first saw this house online, I loved the area and feeling like there was something more to the house than just it being a rental home. It was an amazing opportunity to get back into the business I loved — the business I had so massively failed at.   You see, I lost […]

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General Real Estate

The House Flipper’s Guide to Great Short Sale Deals

by Conor Flaherty October 1, 2014
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Finding a flip that is a good deal is hard. The biggest reason for the difficulty is the intense competition — particularly in markets that are hot, as many are today. I have tried hundreds of strategies to find and secure good deals for a flip including cold calling, making a bazillion offers, voodoo, praying […]

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General Real Estate

One Proven Piece of Advice to Improve All Your Investing Decisions (The Buffett Series)

by Chad Carson October 1, 2014
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“Everything popular is wrong.”  — Oscar Wilde, Irish Playwright and Poet “When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain Back when you were a young teenager, going against the popular trends was probably not fun. Instead, you tended to do what everyone else did because it […]

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General Real Estate

Can The Apartment Market Continue to Boom?

by Drew Sygit October 1, 2014
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Multifamily rentals — by and large, “apartments” — are strong and not showing any signs of slowing down. Axiometrics, a research firm that studies apartment rentals across the United States, released a statement in May that pointed out that apartment rent growth in April had reached a peak higher than it had achieved since the […]

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General Real Estate

To Rent or To Buy: A Complete Analysis for Prospective Homeowners

by Eric Drenckhahn September 30, 2014
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The question to rent or buy a home is always a great one. There are many calculators on the web that compute all sorts of things, including depreciation, appreciation, tax deductions, etc. But none of these calculators factor in the flexibility of renting and the financial advantages you can have if you rent. If you rent […]

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14 Effective Pages for a Fully Optimized, Lead Generating Website

by Antonio Coleman September 30, 2014
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What a beautiful time of the year it is heading into my favorite season, Fall. You walk outside and start to see signs of the weather changing, from the leaves on the trees to the crisp chill in the air. Fall and Spring here in the South are maybe the most-loved seasons due to the fact […]

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General Real Estate

22 Innovative Apps to Streamline Your Business (and Life)

by Sharon Vornholt September 30, 2014
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It wasn’t that long ago that the word “app” wasn’t even a word. Now we not only have apps on our smart phones and computers, but we “need apps.” The idea of using essential apps to streamline everything we do means that those apps need to be easy to use. They should solve a problem or […]

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5 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Vacation Rental Profits

by Trey Duling September 29, 2014
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Owning a vacation home is just like owning a business. The goal is to keep cost down and profits up. Over the last few weeks, we have written about ways to reduce the monthly costs in your vacation home. If you missed that article, here is a link to it. So this week I thought […]

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General Real Estate

5 Tenant Characteristics It’s Wise to Discriminate Against

by Kevin Perk September 29, 2014
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Today, the word “discriminate” gets a bad rap. Don’t get me wrong, much of that is for good reason, but we humans discriminate in all sorts of ways every single day. It is just something we do as a part of life, and we often do not even realize that we are doing it. Discrimination […]

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The Ultimate Analysis: Cash on Cash Return vs. Overall Return

by Michael Blank September 29, 2014
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There’s been quite a bit of interest and discussion in the BiggerPockets Forums about the differences between the cash on cash return and the overall return, which one is more important and what makes for a good return in the context of rental properties or apartment buildings. Let’s discuss each in turn. What’s the Difference […]

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It’s Entirely Possible to Fix & Flip 10 Homes at Once: Here’s How

by Mark Ferguson September 28, 2014
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Throughout most of the country, prices are rising, and investors are scrambling to find deals. My market in Colorado is no different, with prices rising 20 to 40 percent over the last two years. Investors have come back in a big way since the housing market recovered, and it is definitely harder to find deals. […]

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Rental Properties

The Ultimate Guide to Analyzing Rental Properties (+ Free PDF!)

by Brandon Turner September 28, 2014
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Let me ask you a question: how long does it take you to pick out your clothes in the morning? I bet it takes longer than most people will spend doing the math on their next real estate investments.  I just don’t get it. People think the best deals are done on “intuition” and just […]

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General Real Estate

What a Pink Floyd Song Can Teach Us About Flipping Houses

by Michael LaCava September 28, 2014
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“Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way. Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to show you the way. “ – Time, by Pink Floyd By now you probably know that house flipping […]

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5 Ways to Stand Above the Competition as a Property Manager

by Drew Sygit September 27, 2014
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A huge part of being a property manager is learning how to market yourself and your company. You have to do it twice, after all: once to your client owners, the property owners who allow you to look after their buildings, and once to your client tenants, who live in those buildings. For all that, […]

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Why Investors Undeniably Matter to the Real Estate Market

by Chris Clothier September 27, 2014
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Looking back at the history of the real estate market, starting with burst of the housing bubble that was in full swing around 2007, it was a rough time for everyone. We all know how the fear of foreclosure escalated — unsurprising, considering the record high in 2009, where almost 3 million homeowners received at […]

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