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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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General Real Estate

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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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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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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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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How to Avoid Getting Shot at a Real Estate Club Meeting

by Engelo Rumora September 27, 2014
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As many of you know, I enjoy telling my story. Not for the purpose of making myself seem big or giving myself a great pat on the back, but for the purpose of assisting others to reach out for their dreams. On some occasions I also attempt to solicit for inventory (properties we buy to […]

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The Top 6 Reasons Mobile Home Investing Sucks (and How to Get Around Them)

by John Fedro September 26, 2014
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Welcome back, Three weeks ago I was out of the state looking at some investment property to purchase, a mobile home park to be specific. Typically, when I am out of my local area and staying a few nights, I enjoy finding local real estate investor clubs to attend to learn more about the locals […]

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26 More Epic Insights All Real Estate Investors Need To Think About

by Seth Williams September 26, 2014
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Last year I compiled a collection of 26 Epic Insights All Real Estate Investors Need To Think About. It was an instrumental list of undeniable wisdom that played a major role in helping me think the right way about about real estate investing and business in general. Realizing that these quotes would probably have a similar effect […]

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My First Flip & Fix: Termites, Hauntings & A Foundation of Dirt

by Matt Faircloth September 26, 2014
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We all have crazy things that have happened to us that seem too out of the ordinary to be true.  This happens in all walks of life, but I have found that there is a special kind of crazy for the stories that have come from real estate investors. I have been in the business […]

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Your Complete Guide to the Real Estate Professional Tax Loophole

by Amanda Han September 25, 2014
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If you are an investor (which of course you are; otherwise, you would probably not be here on BiggerPockets), you may have already heard of the wonderful tax benefits of being a real estate professional. If you haven’t heard, here is a quick snapshot. Tax Perks for Real Estate Professionals For taxpayers who invest in […]

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8 of the Best Ways to Raise Capital for Your Investments

by Dave Van Horn September 25, 2014
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In our last conversation on raising capital, we were discussing Investor Relations and the importance of staying in communication with investors, before, during and after the fundraising stage. Now, I want to go over some of the advantages of using a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) and, more importantly, some of the best ways to raise […]

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