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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 59 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Rental Properties

1 Question Every Landlord Forgets to Ask a Potential Property Manager

by Ali Boone April 19, 2014
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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 […]

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Real Estate Investing

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

by Ali Boone April 12, 2014
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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 […]

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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
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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 […]

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Real Estate Investing

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

by Ali Boone March 29, 2014
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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, […]

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Real Estate Investing

One Secret Advantage to Turnkey Real Estate You Don’t Know About

by Ali Boone March 22, 2014
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Turnkey? What in the world is that? It’s a method of buying an investment property. Most people who buy turnkeys buy them because they live in an area where it doesn’t make sense to invest, so they have to be long-distance owners. Or, they have full-time jobs and/or families and are limited on how much […]

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Real Estate Deal Analysis & Advice

RED FLAGS! Risk Factors of Rental Properties

by Ali Boone March 8, 2014
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Recently an investor passed me some information he was given on a potential first investment property and asked for my opinion on the deal. I first asked him what his goals for buying a property were because I don’t always want to judge a property on whether or not I would buy it, because another […]

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Real Estate Investing

Interactive Post: How Will Real Estate Investing Change in the Future?

by Ali Boone March 1, 2014
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I can’t say the exact history of various types of real estate investing methods, but I am confident in saying they didn’t all show up at the same time. We have the basics: flipping houses, rental properties, and commercial real estate. Then, somewhere along the lines, we started getting into things like note investing, tax […]

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Real Estate Investing

How Do Real Estate Markets Differ and Which Should You Buy In?

by Ali Boone February 22, 2014
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I get asked quite a bit… “Well how do I decide which market to invest in?” Great question, how do you know? The first step is to narrow down the markets that will be advantageous to invest in at all. For flippers, this isn’t as big of a deal because you can flip properties in […]

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Real Estate Investing

The 2 Biggest Mistakes Made in Calculating Rental Property Returns

by Ali Boone February 8, 2014
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Not only should you avoid these mistakes when you run your own numbers on a property, but you should also be on the lookout for anyone else who is making these mistakes when they try to sell you a property that is supposedly a great investment. For anyone newer out there who doesn’t understand what […]

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Real Estate Investing

The 5 Fastest Ways to Lose Money with a Rental Property

by Ali Boone February 1, 2014
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You’ve decided you want to invest in rental properties. Excellent decision! There are so many benefits to rentals, including cash in your pocket each month, tax benefits, equity building, and most importantly it’s passive income! So you know you want to invest in them, but where do you start? You probably know to “find a […]

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Real Estate Investing

Should You Buy a House for Yourself or Buy an Investment Property?

by Ali Boone January 18, 2014
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I hear this question pop up quite a bit. Someone has a nice little chunk of capital sitting around and they are trying to decide whether they should buy a house for themselves or buy an investment property (or 2, depending on where you are living and/or buying). Well? I am usually of the mindset […]

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Real Estate

Rental Property Benefits: A Dummies’ Guide

by Ali Boone January 13, 2014
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There are a million articles floating around on the internet and probably even in some books that talk about the benefits of owning rental properties. You’ve probably read them and even heard everything I’m about to tell you already, but sometimes it’s good to bring it up a notch, leave out major details, and really […]

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Real Estate Investing

Is Leveraging Really That Risky?

by Ali Boone January 4, 2014
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I’d say one of the most famous debates that comes up on this website is the one about paying all cash for a property versus leveraging a property. And by famous I mean, it gets ugly. The heart of the debate seems to center around the difference in risk in buying a property using all […]

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Real Estate Investing

Use the Holidays to Your Investing Advantage

by Ali Boone December 21, 2013
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There are numerous ways I could tell you to use the holiday time to benefit your investing career. I could list out some number of specific things you could do, I could tell you to take advantage of other investors not being out shopping for properties or generating leads because they are otherwise occupied with […]

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Real Estate Investing

When Should You Fire Your Property Manager?

by Ali Boone December 14, 2013
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As soon as you start wondering if you should! Okay maybe not always but if you are wondering at all, you should likely think about pulling the rug out. For me though, the thought of needing to fire my property manager as soon as I even wonder if I should holds true. I can reverse […]

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