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The One Question You Need To Answer FIRST In Order To Be Successful In Real Estate

People often ask me what they should do to get started. My response is that they need to answer one question first, and if they can’t answer that question sufficiently, there’s no point in getting started with anything else. The question that we all have to answer first is “why?”. Why do we want to […]

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Mobile Homes

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mobile Home Investing (Including How The Last One Built Is Over 35 Years Old…)

by John Fedro September 1, 2014
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Welcome back, In today’s article we’ll explore a small list of some surprising facts about mobile homes and manufactured homes that are not well publicized in the media. Mobile homes and manufactured homes are often times laughed at by a majority of investors. This seemingly negative stigma gives many mobile home investors a low competitive […]

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General Real Estate

Are You Still Struggling to find Great Tenants? Struggle No More!

by Eric Drenckhahn August 31, 2014
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As an owner/manager of 25 units, I am always on the hunt for quality tenants.  In 2014 alone, I have found and approved ten tenants for my units already. All with minimal or no vacancy.  It is about ten more than I like, but sometimes people have to move.  It is well above my average […]

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General Real Estate

Why Probate Properties Could Be The Best Deals In Real Estate

by Michael LaCava August 31, 2014
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If you want to be a successful house flipper, you need to find good properties to purchase. It’s just that simple. If you look hard enough and network enough, you might find these houses below market value through some unconventional means. For instance, you can purchase a house through a short sale. You can also […]

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General Real Estate

The Hidden Key To Success In Real Estate

by Engelo Rumora August 30, 2014
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Any given day you will find a flurry of activity in our office. Looking from the outside, it may seem unorganized and at times unorthodox and to me that is okay. Our walls are covered (really covered) with white boards, hand drawn graphics of our business plans, vision boards and inspirational quotes. It looks like […]

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General Real Estate

The Simple Action No One Does That Will Make You A Millionaire

by Brandon Turner August 30, 2014
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What if I told you there was a simple,  almost guaranteed way to become a millionaire? No, this isn’t a late night informercial. This isn’t a system you can get for just $997.97.  This isn’t quick… and its not definitely easy. But it is VERY simple. Do I have your attention yet? Good. Because this […]

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General Real Estate

6 Brilliant Tools to Make You Look like a Pro Landlord

by Matt Faircloth August 29, 2014
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We have all heard “fake it until you make it.” Well there is a lot of truth to this! Today I am going to share some “must have” vendors and tools I use as a Landlord and that will help any landlord improve their image to their tenants. I have used some of them since […]

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General Real Estate

Money Myths and the Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made Raising Capital

by Dave Van Horn August 29, 2014
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In the last article on Raising Capital, I covered: the Types of Money, the Three Main Investment Asset Classes, and I talked briefly about Synergy versus Diversification. The main point of that article is that if you understand the different types of money, as well as the pros and cons of each asset class, hopefully […]

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General Real Estate

The Keys to Branding Your Real Estate Business

by Chris Feltus August 29, 2014
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When I first started in the real estate business, I used a local bulk mail service provider for direct mail. Everything was turnkey. I would provide the leads, they would format everything, stamp and ship it out on time without fail. The service was cost effective; however, they only allowed you to choose from a […]

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General Real Estate

When Are Tax Return Required for Legal Entities? The Answer May Surprise You

by Amanda Han August 28, 2014
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I was in a meeting with a new client yesterday doing some proactive planning. This particular investor had just graduated college a little over a year ago and he and his friend decided to get into the flipping business. Although the first year was not a very good one for them, in year two they […]

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Real Estate Investing

How to Prorate Rent Without Getting Taken to the Bank

by Paula Pant August 28, 2014
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One of the first tenants that I ever found moved in during the middle of the month. I was happy with this arrangement. Occupancy is better than vacancy, even if it starts on an odd day. At the time I first met the new tenant, we were already about three weeks deep into the current […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 085: Hybrid Investing, Long Distance Rentals, and Property Management with Mike McKinzie

by Brandon Turner August 28, 2014
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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we chat with Mike McKinzie, a full time real estate investor from Garden Grove, CA. Mike is an investor and former property manager who has personally dealt with over 5,000 real estate transactions, but focuses most of his attention today on using property management to invest both locally and out of state. This show explores a […]

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General Real Estate

112% Cash on Cash Return…. 1 Minute Real Estate Analysis… And a Pep Talk to Find Your “Yes!”

by Nathan Brooks August 27, 2014
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First, caution. I mean it. If you are reading this you might want to do one of the following (or perhaps more than one, in combination with one) … 1. put on a construction helmet while being backed up by Guns and Roses as you imagine entering the flip you just handed the keys over to […]

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BiggerPockets News

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Business with BiggerPockets Keyword Alerts

by Brandon Turner August 27, 2014
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Have you ever missed out on an important event because someone forgot to tell you about it? It sucks. Sure, when it’s dirty Uncle Harry’s birthday party, it’s not such a big deal. However, when it’s an incredible real estate deal that perfectly matched what you were looking for or a local meetup of real estate […]

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Rental Properties

Property Manager Marketing: Can You Relate?

by Drew Sygit August 27, 2014
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Way back in Part I of this short series, we mentioned that part of property management marketing was the ability to create an implement marketing materials that moved customers along each of the stages laid out in Part II. For review, those stages were: Face in the Crowd Lead Prospect Client Fan And in each stage, there was […]

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