Follow Us on Social Media

email icon rss icon linked.in icon google plus icon twitter icon facebook icon

Archive of Ali Boone

Ali Boone(G+) recently left her corporate job as an Aeronautical Engineer to work full-time in Real Estate Investing. She began as an investor only two years ago but managed to buy 5 properties in just 18 months using only creative financing methods. Her focuses have been on rental properties and overseas investing in Nicaragua.

Ali has written 70 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


BiggerPockets News

The Most Helpful BiggerPockets Blogs of all Time!

by Ali Boone July 19, 2014
Thumbnail image for The Most Helpful BiggerPockets Blogs of all Time!

Welcome to the list of the most helpful BiggerPockets blogs of all time. And you are about to help create it! I think we’ve all established that BiggerPockets has helped thousands of investors, up-and-coming investors, and even seasoned investors do their jobs just that much easier. It has helped with networking, given us the ability […]

4 Read the full article →
General Real Estate

The Definitive Guide to Finding Investor-Friendly Lenders

by Ali Boone July 12, 2014
Thumbnail image for The Definitive Guide to Finding Investor-Friendly Lenders

Last week I wrote an article talking about finding investor-friendly real estate agents (actually, I was really questioning whether they even exist or not… see The Epic Guide to Finding an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent). This week, I want to talk about lenders. Why? Because in the past month, I have seen a solid handful […]

24 Read the full article →
General Real Estate

The Epic Guide to Finding an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

by Ali Boone July 5, 2014
Thumbnail image for The Epic Guide to Finding an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

It’s because there aren’t that many of them. Sure, they are out there, but to the untrained eye it may seem like no such thing exists. What is an investor-friendly real estate agent? It’s one who can actually help investors find properties that match their investing goals. Can’t any agent do that? They can certainly […]

36 Read the full article →
General Real Estate

5.5 Ways to Never Fully Succeed as a Real Estate Investor

by Ali Boone June 28, 2014
Thumbnail image for 5.5 Ways to Never Fully Succeed as a Real Estate Investor

Is your goal to succeed or to fail? Good, then this article is for you. Some of the easiest ways to delay success in real estate investing are: Not knowing all of the options or paths out there Spending time and money inefficiently Burning bridges 5.5 Ways to Never Fully Succeed In Real Estate Sure, […]

22 Read the full article →
General Real Estate

Investing for Cash Flow or Appreciation – What’s the Difference?

by Ali Boone June 21, 2014
Thumbnail image for Investing for Cash Flow or Appreciation – What’s the Difference?

No doubt, the point of investing is to receive income. Why else would you invest? You want to put your money into a property or a project or a stock or a thing or whatever will earn you some cash. It’s the whole reason for investing- to turn a smaller amount of money into a […]

20 Read the full article →
General Real Estate

6 Excuses for Managing Your Own Rental Properties

by Ali Boone June 7, 2014
Thumbnail image for 6 Excuses for Managing Your Own Rental Properties

I am a big fan of “to each their own” and you won’t hear me knock someone who prefers to be a landlord versus using a property manager, but for those of you convinced you need to be a landlord for whatever reason or you on the fence about it, hopefully some of these realities […]

80 Read the full article →
General Real Estate

To Partner or Not to Partner…That is the Question!

by Ali Boone May 31, 2014
Thumbnail image for To Partner or Not to Partner…That is the Question!

Inevitably if you’ve been around real estate investing for very long, you’ve heard about the potential of partnering with other people for investment deals. Partnering can introduce considerable benefits to an investment deal. However, it can also introduce considerable headaches. There is nothing wrong with partnering, but just be smart about your decision to do […]

15 Read the full article →
Real Estate News & Commentary

The Dirty Truth about the Guru Programs

by Ali Boone May 17, 2014
Thumbnail image for The Dirty Truth about the Guru Programs

It’s a dirty one alright. Are you ready for it? They work. What?!! Yep, I said it. The guru programs work. Despite people’s skepticism, despite the negative reviews online, and despite the cost of the programs, the guru programs actually do work… …if you work them right. Why Guru Programs Don’t Work for Most People […]

76 Read the full article →
Real Estate Tips

A Definitive Guide to Understanding Cap Rates and Cash-on-Cash Returns

by Ali Boone May 10, 2014
Thumbnail image for A Definitive Guide to Understanding Cap Rates and Cash-on-Cash Returns

There are several means of determining the return on an investment property. You may hear the term “ROI” (or “ROR”), which means “Return on Investment” (or “Rate of Return”), which can be calculated in all sorts of ways. Unfortunately, a lot of people will determine this number based on whatever factors will yield the highest […]

34 Read the full article →
General Real Estate

The Best Property Management Company in the World

by Ali Boone May 3, 2014
Thumbnail image for The Best Property Management Company in the World

What is the “best” property management company in the world? Does one exist? What would make for a perfect property management company? Other than one who pays you the rental income every month even when there are repairs and vacancies of course. Ha, I wish! I’ve written a lot of articles on property management and things […]

38 Read the full article →
General Real Estate

The Absolute Must-Have Fundamentals of Real Estate Investing

by Ali Boone April 26, 2014
Thumbnail image for The Absolute Must-Have Fundamentals of Real Estate Investing

What are they? I certainly don’t know all of them because I don’t have experience with all of the different aspects of real estate investing, but that’s why we have BiggerPockets- let’s create the list together. When I say fundamentals, I’m talking about the first thing you would say to a brand new investor who […]

27 Read the full article →
Rental Properties

1 Question Every Landlord Forgets to Ask a Potential Property Manager

by Ali Boone April 19, 2014
Thumbnail image for 1 Question Every Landlord Forgets to Ask a Potential Property Manager

This is one question that really matters. This is the one that the answer can make or break your rental property investment. People don’t know to ask this question. I didn’t know to ask this question when I got started, or even years into it. Until it became an issue, I never could have known […]

24 Read the full article →
Real Estate Investing

How to Be a Terrible Cash Flow Investor (7 Guidelines for Ultimate Failure!)

by Ali Boone April 12, 2014
Thumbnail image for How to Be a Terrible Cash Flow Investor (7 Guidelines for Ultimate Failure!)

That’s right. Instructions on how to be a terrible cash flow investor are finally here. Make sure you follow all of these recommendations to ensure ultimate success! Once you have decided cash-flow investing is the way you want to go, follow these simple guidelines and you are certain to go broke in no time at […]

26 Read the full article →
Real Estate Investing

Is there Such Thing as Buying Too Nice of a Rental Property? (Hint: The Answer is Yes.)

by Ali Boone April 5, 2014
Thumbnail image for Is there Such Thing as Buying Too Nice of a Rental Property? (Hint: The Answer is Yes.)

I actually wish I wasn’t telling you there is such thing as too nice of a rental property because it might mean that I’m not experiencing this first-hand as we speak but, unfortunately, I know for certain that it is possible to have too nice of a rental property! I have one now and it’s […]

31 Read the full article →
Real Estate Investing

Good News! You Don’t Have to Trust Anyone in the REI Business.

by Ali Boone March 29, 2014
Thumbnail image for Good News! You Don’t Have to Trust Anyone in the REI Business.

Shocking, no? You do realize there is nothing you can’t check up on with a real estate investment deal, right? It doesn’t matter who tells you something is a good deal, whether they are a saint or a crook, you can decide for yourself whether the deal is legitimate or not. Real estate investing is, […]

24 Read the full article →