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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.


Real Estate

What Does 2014 Hold for Real Estate Investor Financing?

by Ken Corsini January 30, 2014
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I thought it would be helpful to have a discussion with a knowledgeable lender abut the current state of investor financing as well as upcoming changes. Caeli Ridge is a direct lender out of Oregon and has been my preferred lender for the last few years. She is one of the few lenders out there […]

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Real Estate

How Dodd Frank Law Changes Seller Financing for Investors

by Ken Corsini January 17, 2014
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I was actually in the process of negotiating a seller finance with one of my tenants and was halted in my tracks. I was reminded that the new Dodd Frank legislation went into full effect on January 10th of this year and will have a huge impact on investors who use seller financing as an […]

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Flipping Houses & Rehabbing

Thinking about Flipping? Think Again! Here’s Why Wholesaling May be a Better Alternative

by Ken Corsini January 10, 2014
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I would guess that real estate reality TV shows have done more harm to more investors over the last several years than any of us can comprehend. The thrill and excitement of watching a couple of regular guys buy and fix a property for $100,000 and (maybe) sell it for $125,000! “Wow – Can you […]

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Real Estate

5 New Years Resolutions for My Business

by Ken Corsini January 2, 2014
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As I reflect on 2013 and look forward to another year as a real estate investor, there are many things I’m proud to have accomplished, but many more areas that need improvement. As an entrepreneur, it’s hard not to constantly wrestle with the need to improve. As my business continues to grow and adapt to […]

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Real Estate

VA’s Aren’t Just for Spreadsheets (Here’s How I Use Them To Bring Me Leads)

by Ken Corsini December 19, 2013
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For years, I’ve used virtual assistants (VA’s) for small, mundane tasks that required very little skill. I imagine when most people think about using a VA in their business, it’s usually limited to very simple projects that don’t require much, if any training. While there is nothing wrong with this, I’ve recently become more attuned […]

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Technology & Social Media

2 Must-Have (Free) Smartphone Apps To Use out in the Field

by Ken Corsini December 5, 2013
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There are 10 individuals that comprise my core team here in Atlanta. Of the 10, I’ve got a general manager who spends a lot of time in the field as well as a project manager who spends a TON of time in the field. Regardless of what you call them, most real estate businesses have […]

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Real Estate Investing

To Buy or Not to Buy Leads…

by Ken Corsini November 27, 2013
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I’ll be honest, this article is going to be more about my research into this area and less about my experience. Honestly, I’m interested in creating some good dialogue about this topic and hearing from you regarding your experience buying leads. Having talked with other investors about this topic, it seems like I get a […]

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Flipping Houses & Rehabbing

A Proven Strategy for Selling Houses Faster and For More Money

by Ken Corsini November 21, 2013
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I was at a real estate investor mastermind meeting last week and was introduced to a simple concept that I think has the potential to revolutionize the way you sell your real estate deals. It’s an idea most of us intuitively understand, but probably haven’t formalized into an actual strategy that can be used literally […]

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Real Estate

I Broke My Own Rule and Bought a 2/1

by Ken Corsini November 7, 2013
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For years, when agents asked me what my criteria was for buying investment property, one of my standard responses was that the property needed to be at least a 3 bed/ 2 bath. I know a lot of other investors in my area that have the same criteria. The thinking is you end up up […]

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Real Estate

5 Red Flags to Watch For When Hiring a Property Manager

by Ken Corsini October 31, 2013
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Last week I wrote an article about the basics of property management. I thought it would be good to expound a little more this week and discuss some of the characteristics I would consider red flags when interviewing property managers. These characteristics in and of themselves do not necessarily indicate that a property manager should […]

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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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