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Archive of Ken Corsini

Ken Corsini G+ is the founder of Georgia Residential Partners, LLC - a real estate investing firm based in Atlanta, Ga focused on creating turn-key investments for investors all over the country. He's been investing in real estate since 2005 with hundreds of real estate transactions.

Ken has written 143 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


General Real Estate

How to Maximize Revenue While Minimizing Vacancy in Real Estate

by Ken Corsini July 22, 2014
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One of the most important components to owning investment property is pricing your rental appropriately so that you maximize revenue while minimizing vacancy. Determining what to rent a property for can be somewhat of a science when trying to optimize your ROI. You will want to employ several different techniques and strategies when determining the […]

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Real Estate

The Key to Saving Money in Real Estate: Property Maintenance

by Ken Corsini July 3, 2014
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For many investors, spending money on maintenance is like pulling a tooth … avoid at all costs and spend as little as possible. However, I would argue that proper maintenance typically equates to fewer emergency repairs and less damage in the long run. The longer you leave a problem the more damage that can occur […]

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General Real Estate

The 5 Areas Where People Violate the Fair Housing Act The Most (And How to Avoid Them!)

by Ken Corsini June 27, 2014
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Investing in real estate is not without its share of potential hazards or pitfalls along the way. One such set of regulations that all investors should be keenly aware of are those relating to the Fair Housing Act. The act states that a bona fide offer on a property that is for sale or rent […]

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General Real Estate

The 7 Actions to Take to Protect Yourself Against Run-Away Tenants

by Ken Corsini June 20, 2014
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Every buy and hold real estate investor hopes for a long term tenant that pays on time and abides by the terms of the lease. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen and you need to be prepared in the event that you find yourself with a lease but no renter. The 7 Actions To Protect Yourself […]

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General Real Estate

The 5 Reasons Why Newbie Investors Fail At Wholesaling

by Ken Corsini June 13, 2014
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When it comes to real estate wholesaling it is very easy to fail if you are not fully prepared. It isn’t something you can just jump into without careful planning and education. Contrary to what many info gurus will you tell you, getting rich overnight in wholesaling is not a likely scenario. 5 Reasons People End […]

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Retirement

The 7 Things to Know When Using A Self-Directed IRA For Investing In Real Estate

by Ken Corsini June 6, 2014
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Real estate investing is an excellent means of diversifying your funds and can be accomplished through a self-directed IRA (SDIRA). There are several big pitfalls that investors can succumb to leading to a loss in tax advantages or causing you to suffer large fines and additional taxes. While you have a great deal of latitude […]

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Investor Psychology

Why Real Estate Investors Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Ask In Spite Of a Likely No

by Ken Corsini May 23, 2014
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Today I was reminded of a very important principle. I had scheduled an appointment with a garage door company to do some repair work on my garage door. The technician looked at the work and told me the parts and labor would be $200. Being that I’m a cheapskate, I had no intention of paying […]

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Rental Properties

Powerful Incentives That Will Leave Your Good Tenants Begging To Stay

by Ken Corsini May 23, 2014
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One of the most important components to a successful rental real estate business is keeping good tenants for as long as you can. It can be challenging to know which incentives are the most effective at getting tenants to stay and renew their lease. It is also important to understand when you should offer these […]

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General Real Estate

Don’t Forget To Budget For These 3 Overlooked Expenses

by Ken Corsini May 2, 2014
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I’ve seen many different spreadsheets and pro-formas over the years, calculating potential return on investment for a given rental real estate investment. It’s not uncommon to find wholesalers inflating returns by eliminating all sorts of typical expenses (ie. vacancy, property management, insurance, etc). While this may trip up a newbie investor, most folks know to […]

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General Real Estate

Why This “D Word” Should Be a MAJOR Part Of Your Investment Vocabulary

by Ken Corsini April 25, 2014
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John Templeton was identified as “The 20th Century’s Greatest Stock Picker” by Money Magazine. Born in 1912 in the small town of Winchester, Tennessee, Templeton went on to become a billionaire investor, forging new inroads into globally diversified mutual funds. Although his prowess for investing was in the stock market, many of his philosophies on […]

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Real Estate

How to Absolutely Kill Your Real Estate Wholesaling Business

by Ken Corsini March 29, 2014
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Most real estate investors and entrepreneurs quickly discover that the real estate investing industry, while big on a national level, can actually be quite small on the local level. Most regions and cities have local REIA’s (Real Estate Investor Associations) where local investors come together to swap deals and gain education. However, even those investors […]

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Real Estate

What Does a Turn-Key Real Estate Business Entail?

by Ken Corsini March 23, 2014
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I started my business in 2005, but didn’t really put the turn-key model in place until 2008. At that time, I had honestly never heard the term or knew of any other companies that offered a turn-key investing opportunity. However, since that time there have been a number of different companies that have either formed […]

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Real Estate

Real Estate Investing: a Numbers Game

by Ken Corsini March 15, 2014
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Almost any seasoned real estate investor will you tell you that one of the most critical components to a good real estate business is the ability to scale.  These days, it’s not as simple as jumping on your local MLS to browse a few houses in hopes of finding legitimate investment opportunities.  Sure, you or […]

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Real Estate

B2R Finance from Blackstone: A Primer

by Ken Corsini February 21, 2014
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I think everybody knew it was a matter of time until somebody stepped in and created a lending product that the market has been dying for. With an unprecedented number of investors scooping up distressed properties over the last several years, the demand for non conventional financing for non owner occupied property has been at […]

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Business Management & Productivity

Using a Free CRM to Manage Your Real Estate Business

by Ken Corsini February 15, 2014
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A CRM is a software program that is typically used to organize and manage customers for a business. It stands for Customer Relationship Management. In real estate, many people use a CRM to manage seller leads. Depending on the size of your business, you may or may not think you need a software program to […]

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