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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 133 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Business Management & Productivity

Understanding The Basics Of Property Management

by Ken Corsini October 24, 2013
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Many buy and hold real estate investors decide early on that managing their own rental properties simply isn’t worth the time and effort. This is especially true for investors that own properties outside of their immediate geographic area. While there are pros and cons to managing your own properties, ultimately it comes down to personal […]

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Real Estate

“The Secret” To Leading In Your Real Estate Business

by Ken Corsini October 17, 2013
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Every good business owner or entrepreneur has had to lead people at one time or another. As is the case with most real estate investors, assembling a quality team of employees, contractors, other industry professionals, etc. is a key component to running an effective business. Whether it’s a single assistant or a large team of […]

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Real Estate

Is It Time to “Pull the Tooth” In Your Real Estate Business?

by Ken Corsini October 9, 2013
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Have you ever had a toothache that progressively got worse as you continued to ignore it? For some reason, many of us have learned to accept some level of pain as normal while allowing the condition to worsen. In the same way that the pain of a toothache can often go unaddressed for an uncomfortable […]

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Flipping Houses & Rehabbing

How to Control Renovation Costs When Dealing with Contractors

by Ken Corsini October 3, 2013
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Most real estate investors have developed excellent skills when it comes to finding properties, marketing for buyers, marketing for tenants, and even creative financing techniques. However, I’ve found that many investors still don’t have a good handle on their renovations. Keeping costs down and accurately projecting repair numbers are critical components to a real estate […]

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Real Estate

What Does a “Sellers Market” Mean For Me?

by Ken Corsini September 25, 2013
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With the reduction in available home inventory, some markets are experiencing what is typically referred to as a “Sellers Market.” This type of market can occur with almost any commodity and is characterized by a shortage of supply resulting in the ability for sellers to raise prices and/or have more control over the conditions of […]

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Real Estate

3 Tax Tips for Real Estate Investors

by Ken Corsini September 12, 2013
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On April 15th every year, we  Americans give a portion of our hard earned money to the government.  As real estate investors, we are presented with unique opportunities to lessen the impact taxes can have on the bottom line. However, in order to take full advantage of any tax benefits, it’s important that investors put […]

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Real Estate

Opportunity in New Construction

by Ken Corsini September 4, 2013
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With the quick rise in home prices, we saw an opportunity early this year to snatch up a few developed single family lots in anticipation of a new construction boom. Over the course of just a few short months, it was as if everybody saw the writing on the wall and starting grabbing developed lots […]

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Commercial Real Estate

Don’t Assume Commercial Investing is Out of Your Reach

by Ken Corsini August 29, 2013
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I am in the business of buying, fixing, leasing and selling single family detached residential properties. I’ve been doing this for 8 years now and have the model down to a science. Many investors that we work with ask me if I would sell multi-family or commercial properties, and my standard response is that we […]

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Real Estate

Smart Offers and Intuitive Negotiating = More Contracts

by Ken Corsini August 23, 2013
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With residential inventory tightening around the country, it’s become more competitive and difficult to get good, discounted properties under contract.  I’ve found that in Atlanta, the high volume of homes being purchased by small and large hedge funds have created a frenzy of offering activity on almost every home that hits our MLS system.  We’ve […]

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Real Estate

How to Invest Your First $25,000

by Ken Corsini August 7, 2013
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It is not uncommon for us to work with investors who have saved somewhere along the lines of $25,000 and want to know the best way to invest this money. For starters, there isn’t a right or wrong answer to this question. But as a point of discussion, I’ll put myself in the shoes of […]

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Real Estate

Reputation Management: The Only Time It’s Better to Lose Money…

by Ken Corsini July 31, 2013
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One of the lessons I learned early on in my real estate investing career was that the circle of industry professionals is smaller than you might think. One of the worst things you can do in this business is neglect to take care of your clients, vendors, partners, etc. and develop a bad reputation as […]

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Real Estate

Using a Virtual Assistant in Your Real Estate Investing Business

by Ken Corsini July 24, 2013
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As an investor, it’s important to understand what your time is worth. To really grow your real estate investing business, you will inevitably have to delegate certain tasks to other people .. you simply can’t do it all and expect the business to expand. I’ve found over the years that one of the best ways […]

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Real Estate

Risks Associated with Lease Options

by Ken Corsini July 17, 2013
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I’ve long been a proponent of lease options … in fact I’ve structured over 150 lease option or lease purchase deals over the last few years. From an investors standpoint, there are so many benefits to using a lease option as a means to sell and lease property. As an investor, I love to put […]

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Real Estate

The Impact of Rising Interest Rates for Real Estate Investors

by Ken Corsini July 3, 2013
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If you’ve been active in the real estate market over the last several years, you’ve watched with the rest of us as mortgage interest rates fell … and then fell some more …. and then just when they were about to rise … they fell even more. Who would have imagined mortgages as low as […]

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Real Estate

3 Reasons to Use a Repair Escrow

by Ken Corsini June 27, 2013
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I’m in the process of negotiating the sale of a property to a retail buyer right now and was able to use a repair escrow as a compromise to my buyer’s request to fix certain items. As is the case with many retail sales, the buyer performed an inspection and had a list of items […]

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