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Single Family vs. Multifamily

I have to disclose, I am a multifamily housing landlord. I have a biased opinion when it comes to whether a multifamily housing landlord is better than a single family landlord.  If you can use the analogy of college classes, multifamily housing landlord is like the person who took math and science classes.  Miss an […]

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General Real Estate

3 Reason It’s Important to Be Enthusiastic About Your Next Deal

by Michael Blank July 28, 2014
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I continue to negotiate this 90 unit apartment deal in Richmond, VA. With every round, I drag my feet to get back to the broker, which is unlike me. I like to be as responsive as possible to keep the momentum going. But for some reason, not with this deal. I’ve started reflecting on why […]

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Rental Properties

5 Reasons Your Rental Property Is Not Cash Flowing

by Kevin Perk July 28, 2014
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I have said it before and I will say it again, positive cash flow is the most important thing to a buy and hold investor. Without positive cash flow, your time as an active real estate investor will be limited. So why is your property not cash flowing? Here are 5 Thoughts On Why You’re […]

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General Real Estate

9 Blunders Every Wholesaler Must Avoid (Or Else!)

by Michael LaCava July 27, 2014
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If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that real estate investing is an incredibly popular field with immense opportunity for profit. Many people who are interested in real estate investing but don’t have immediate cash, or just want to get in fast – start their careers with real estate wholesaling. […]

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General Real Estate

To be Successful You Have to Be Passionate About Your Goals!

by Mark Ferguson July 27, 2014
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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about buying a Lamborghini and how real estate helped me accomplish that goal.  I had wanted a Lamborghini since I was a young child and it felt amazing actually sitting in my Lamborghini and driving it after I bought it. I know one reason I was able to […]

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General Real Estate

“Out of Sight, Out of Mind”— Real Estate Investing from Afar

by Engelo Rumora July 26, 2014
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Ever since I started my real estate investing journey, I’ve come across numerous investors–myself being one of them, who decided to invest in properties that weren’t located in their “backyard”. I strongly believe that investors shouldn’t invest within close proximity of where they live, if better returns can be found elsewhere. It will just come […]

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General Real Estate

How to Write the Perfect Elevator Pitch in Under 10 Minutes!

by Brandon Turner July 26, 2014
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(The following is an excerpt from the soon-to-be-released BiggerPockets book we keep talking about… it’s almost here!) THEM: “Hey Brandon… So what is it you actually do?” ME: “Well, I, uh… I invest in real estate… and… um… so… what about you, what do you do?” Ugh. It’s embarrassing just to type that, yet for […]

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Real Estate

11 Influential BiggerPockets Members Share Their Secrets to Getting a ‘Yes’ From Sellers!

by Ben Grise July 25, 2014
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What I discovered in my first year of investing will shock and amaze some of you.  While for others,  the secrets I’m about to share with you aren’t exactly secrets to you anymore. Exactly one year ago I discovered BiggerPockets and set out on a journey to learn all I could about real estate investing, […]

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General Real Estate

Five Critical Building Blocks to Creating a “Dream Team”

by Matt Faircloth July 25, 2014
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Hi Everyone – Matt’s wife – Liz here. I am going to be a guest contributor to Matt’s blog from time to time! I am going to write on various real estate topics as well as business strategy. For over a decade, I helped leaders from many different industries build and retain high performing teams. […]

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Mobile Homes

What to Look for In a Good Mobile Home Investment Deal

by John Fedro July 25, 2014
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Welcome back, This article is created to help investors who have little experience with mobile home investments. Mobile home are located in almost every city around the nation. If you have not seriously looked into this form of investing you may wish to dig a little deeper. Let me first say that the opinions and […]

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General Real Estate

8 Pieces of Advice Newbies Can’t Afford to Ignore

by Amanda Han July 24, 2014
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I met a client last week who told me something that really touched my heart. He said “Amanda, looking back on the last 5 years of investing in real estate I realized that I have made so many mistakes along the way that were so costly. Does that happen to everyone and what could I […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 080: Smart Rental Property Investing, Getting Your License, and Investing For Retirement with Jonna Weber

by Brandon Turner July 24, 2014
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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a Jonna Weber, a buy-and-hold investor and real estate agent out of the Boise, ID area. Jonna is a great example of how anybody can and should invest in real estate! In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground on how to use real estate […]

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General Real Estate

The Real Estate Investor’s Guide To Never Giving Up

by Chris Clothier July 23, 2014
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Failure is a loaded word. Throughout school as young men and women, we’re taught that if you don’t make a certain grade, you have failed.  In the real world, however, failure has a different face. In most cases, there are allowances for mistakes and setbacks, but none of these are necessarily failures.  You learn from […]

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Technology & Social Media

The 4 Things Your Property Management Website Needs To Do

by Drew Sygit July 23, 2014
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A website is an absolute must for a property management firm. Without one, you’re essentially advertising your backwardness to the younger, tech-savvy generation of renters — and you’re making it unnecessarily difficult for owners to find you and hire you. The 4 Things a Property Management Website Must Say But just having a website isn’t […]

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Opinion

Economic And Real Estate Investment Factors Affecting Our Decisions Don’t Exist In A Vacuum

by Jeff Brown July 22, 2014
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Interest rates, unemployment, inflation, supply/demand, and a ton more, are factors affecting bazillions of daily decisions made by families, businesses of all sizes and in all industries. We spend countless hours attempting to figure out their impact on what we’d like to do, or even more immediately urgent, what we’ve already done. Thing is, those […]

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