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Archive of Clay Huber

Clay (G+) is a licensed real estate agent and the owner of Huber Property Group, LLC, a real estate investment company located in Grand Rapids, MI. His company purchases distressed properties with the main exit strategy of fixing them up and reselling with owner financing, particularly, land contracts.

Clay has written 56 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


General Real Estate

Real Estate Investors – What Line Are You Standing In?

by Clay Huber August 2, 2013
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This past week I was at a national youth group convention for my church and it was held in St. Paul, MN. Before we arrived at the actual convention to check-in, our group went to the Mall of America – being that it is one of the bigger attractions in the area. As we walked […]

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Real Estate Wholesaling*

Why the Concept of Being a Real Estate Bird Dog is a Scam…

by Clay Huber July 19, 2013
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That’s right. I said it. S-C-A-M. If you are unaware of what a bird dog actually is, here is a definition I found from Investopedia.com: A real estate investing term that refers to someone who spends their time trying to locate properties with substantial investment potential. Usually, the intent is to find properties that are […]

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Commercial Real Estate and Notes*

Real Estate Land Contracts: FAQs

by Clay Huber July 12, 2013

Last week I wrote an article on the real estate investment strategy that my company focuses on: land contracts. This is a form of owner financing and to avoid repetitiveness, I won’t be going into the details of “what” it is and “how” it works. For that information, please check out my previous article here: […]

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Real Estate Tips

Land Contracts: A Great Real Estate Investment Tool

by Clay Huber July 5, 2013
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I love owner financing. Heck, my entire company’s investment model is built around it. In my opinion, it is truly a great real estate investment tool that should be used by everyone. I’m not suggesting you need to base your entire model around it like myself; however, having a few owner financed homes in your […]

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Real Estate Tips

A Great Question that Buyer’s Agents Should Always Ask

by Clay Huber June 28, 2013
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For this article I am going to set aside the usual “investor talk” and focus on another area of real estate: the Realtor business. Whether or not your main business model is that of generating Realtor commissions, odds are, if you are a licensed salesperson, you will be approached by people seeking help. This is the […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

Don’t Fear ‘the Fear’ in Real Estate Investing … Embrace It!

by Clay Huber June 14, 2013

Fear is a human emotion that gets a bad wrap. People hear the word ‘fear’ and their mind automatically associates it with negative things. In some circumstances, this is valid; however, when it comes to real estate investing, I contend it is invalid! Whether you are already doing real estate investing, or figuring out if […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

Great, Good, and Ugly Mentor Requests in Real Estate Investing

by Clay Huber June 7, 2013
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A few days ago, I got an email from a local real estate wholesaler offering me a property. I passed on the property, but after that followed a pleasant exchange of emails. Looking back on the conversation now, it really presents us with some very interesting and important talking points. After I had declined the […]

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General Real Estate

Is This Real Estate Investor Crazy? My Thoughts…

by Clay Huber May 31, 2013
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I was cruising the forums here at BiggerPockets (which by the way, you should be doing! Lots of great discussions occurring!), and I stumbled on a discussion titled Realtor Thinks I’m Crazy. As a licensed Realtor myself, it caught my eye so I opened up the discussion to read. This was the investors original comment: […]

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Real Estate Tips

You Just Passed Your Real Estate License Test. Now What?

by Clay Huber May 24, 2013
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I remember the feeling. Finishing the last question on my exam to qualify for my real estate salesperson license, and hitting “Submit”. Moments later, I felt the great sense of relief finding out I had passed. But, now what? I know there is tons of debate on whether or not you should get your license […]

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Real Estate Tips

Should You Pay For a Real Estate Investing Mentor? Here’s My Strategy…

by Clay Huber May 9, 2013
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I don’t know what it is, but I feel like every forum posting I’ve read the past few days has been about mentors and gurus. Either people asking, “Should I pay for the advanced training course that includes personal mentoring?” or simply, “Is it worth it to pay for a local mentor?” By no means […]

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Real Estate Tips

A New Real Estate Investing Lesson I Just Learned About Raising Private Money

by Clay Huber May 3, 2013
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Just when I thought I had all the aspects of raising private money figured out, I get slapped across the face with a new lesson. I suppose I deserved the slap across the face given I got overconfident in thinking I had “learned-it-all”. This lesson didn’t come in the form of a sales technique or anything of […]

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Real Estate Tips

A Great Real Estate Investing Resource that Cost a Penny

by Clay Huber April 26, 2013
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Having great “go-to” resources is one of the key components you need to have set-up in your real estate investing business. Whether that be resources for getting a house fixed up, sold, or financed, they’re all important. The other resource you’ll need is education. I’m not talking about $997 education (or whatever the current Guru […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

The Very 1st Question Any New Real Estate Investor Needs to Ask Themselves

by Clay Huber April 12, 2013
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Pick out the question below that you believe is the very first question any new aspiring real estate investor should ask themselves. A) “What type of investor do I want to be? What will my exit plan be?” B) “Do I know how to analyze a property to determine if it is a deal or not?” C) “How […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

My Method of Madness When Making Offers on Real Estate

by Clay Huber March 29, 2013
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Making an offer: it’s hard to be a real estate investor without doing this. There are a multitude of articles, blogs, videos, guru courses, etc. available about strategies of making offers. While I like some of the strategies, and find others just ridiculous, I have my own method of madness when I buckle up my […]

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General Real Estate

The Idea May Sound Crazy – But Is It?

by Clay Huber March 22, 2013
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The saying is pretty popular, “Never judge a book by it’s cover.” I personally had to apply this bit of wisdom to a real estate investment project not too long ago. I already wrote about this project in a previous BiggerPockets article which you can read here, but that article only focused on the plumbing problem aspect of […]

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