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Archive of Joshua Dorkin

Joshua Dorkin (@jrdorkin, Google+) is the founder and CEO of BiggerPockets.

Joshua has written 497 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

A Decade of Changed Lives: Celebrating 10 Years of BiggerPockets

by Joshua Dorkin October 22, 2014
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It was the fall of 2004, and I was struggling to find answers to the countless questions that were holding me back in my personal real estate investments. I launched BiggerPockets to help me find those answers, and ten years later today, we’re helping tens of millions of investors around the globe to not only […]

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Real Estate

BiggerPockets 2013 Review: Influencing Millions of Real Estate Investors

by Joshua Dorkin December 31, 2013
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The end of the year is always an interesting time because I believe it gives us opportunity to reflect upon the impact we’ve had, and the goals we’ve accomplished. There’s nothing like a year where you get a lot done; I like the end of the year because it also gives me a chance to […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

The 9-Year-Old Idea That Continues to Change Lives: Happy Birthday BiggerPockets!

by Joshua Dorkin October 22, 2013

Have you ever needed help with something and couldn’t find the answer? Well, like the rest of you, I experienced this very problem. And 9 years ago today, I set out to create the solution to that very problem. I was a buy and hold real estate investor who had purchased a few properties out […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

It’s Here! The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing

by Joshua Dorkin February 19, 2013
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Thousands of people come to BiggerPockets every day asking one very foundational question, “How do I get started investing in real estate?” For those who have been on BiggerPockets for a while, you know there is a vast amount of information here, with thousands of blog articles and nearly half a million forum posts. All […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

2012 BiggerPockets Year In Review & 2013 Preview (With Video)

by Joshua Dorkin December 30, 2012

What a year! 2012 proved to be an incredibly productive year for BiggerPockets, and has set the groundwork for an awesome 2013 to come . . . 1) The Growth of a Company: Here’s a look at some of our growth numbers for 2012: Members: +30.9% BiggerPockets Blog Articles: +22.3% Forum Posts: +23.1% User Blog […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

BiggerPockets Grows its Team

by Joshua Dorkin November 29, 2012

I’m excited to announce that BiggerPockets is growing its team to include a new hire, Brandon Turner. Brandon will be serving as our Senior Editor and Community Director, and will be responsible for not only managing our blog, and online community, but will also be playing a key role in much of our social outreach. […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

Project Simplify: Outlining the Near-Term Future of BiggerPockets

by Joshua Dorkin October 18, 2012

Companies go through various growth stages, and it is extremely important that a company’s leadership knows where in the life cycle their business is, and what they need to do to maintain the growth needed to succeed. With that in mind, one of the challenges that we’ve faced here at BiggerPockets has been our desire […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

BiggerPockets Social Company Profiles: Features & Tutorial

by Joshua Dorkin October 5, 2012

In just over two weeks, we’ll be celebrating our 8-year anniversary here on BiggerPockets. Over those years, we’ve celebrated many milestones, and have seen quite a few new products come and go. We’ve learned from the countless mistakes that we’ve made, and have built a better, stronger company as a result. We’re able to do […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

The Impact of 28.1 Million Real Estate Investors on Housing [Infographic]

by Joshua Dorkin September 30, 2012

As we already covered in “The $9.2 Billion Impact of 28.1 Million U.S. Real Estate Investors,” the impact of real estate investor on the housing market has been substantial, to say the least, over the past few years. Our Joint BiggerPockets.com / Memphis Invest National Survey of Residential Real Estate Investors outlined a slew of […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

The $9.2 Billion Impact of 28.1 Million U.S. Real Estate Investors

by Joshua Dorkin September 20, 2012

As most of you know, BiggerPockets.com has been the online home for real estate investors for almost 8 years. Through that time, we’ve developed intimate knowledge of the investor market and mindset. However, we knew that simply stating our belief from those years of insight and access to investors was not going to mean much, […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

BiggerPockets: 100,000 Members and Beyond. A Celebration!

by Joshua Dorkin September 6, 2012

Just a short while ago, we accomplished something that I never imagined possible when I created BiggerPockets — we crossed the 100,000 member milestone! As I mentioned in my article last week about the early days of BiggerPockets, I initially created this site to help me with my own investments, and didn’t have my sights […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

Countdown to 100,000 Members: A Look at the Origin of BiggerPockets

by Joshua Dorkin August 29, 2012

In just a few days, BiggerPockets.com, a company that I founded close to 8 years ago, will cross the 100,000 member milestone. In that time, we’ve seen over 10 million unique visitors to our site, our forums, our thousands of articles, and the hundreds of resource pages that we’ve put together. The journey for both […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

The Latest on the BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing Conference 2012

by Joshua Dorkin December 26, 2011

As most of you probably already know [ 12/21/11 Press Release ], a few weeks back we launched our BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing Summit 2012 – a conference to take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO on March 23-23. The event has been coming together great, as is our fantastic lineup of […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

BiggerPockets.com Turns 7 – Happy Birthday!

by Joshua Dorkin October 22, 2011

On October 22, 2004, while teaching high school in Los Angeles and worrying about my own personal real estate investments, I created BiggerPockets. The seven years that have passed since then, have seen what was intended to be a resource for my own personal needs, turn into the greatest platform online for real estate investors […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

What is ARV or “After Repair Value”?

by Joshua Dorkin September 14, 2011

Will Barnard is a real estate rehabber out of Southern California. In our interview with Will (5:48 minutes), we learn what ARV or After Repair Value is, and how a house flipper would go about calculating this value. We also learn about finding comps and why ARV is so important. You can also learn more […]

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