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Archive of Leon Yang

Leon Yang is an active real estate investor in Las Vegas. He is a buy and hold guy who also likes to flip from time to time. His main passion is to traveling to the less traveled places and inspiring others to become financially independent through real estate.

Leon has written 39 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Investor Stories and Lessons*

Good Tenant, Low Yield or Bad Tenant, High Yield: What’s Better?

by Leon Yang October 16, 2014
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There comes a point, I think, when every landlord takes a look at what they own and wonders whether to keep the property or sell it. There are many motivations for wanting to sell a property, but in this post I’m going to talk about trying to decide whether to sell a property that has […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

The Pros and Cons of a Seller Financed Deal for Seller and Buyer

by Leon Yang October 9, 2014
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During the past month or so, I’ve been thinking about selling my fourplex in Las Vegas. The real estate market has been cooling down a bit, and I’ve been wanting to work on strengthening my portfolio. Owning a fourplex, depending on where you are, can be a blessing or a pain. In my market, I’ve […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

You Can’t Do it All: Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Assistant

by Leon Yang October 2, 2014
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I’ve always been a big proponent of doing everything for yourself when you first start investing in real estate. You have to wear many hats in real estate in the beginning, so you at least get a sense of knowing what’s going on. So when I first started in investing in buy and holds, I […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

Why the Perfect Time to Plan Your Exit Strategy is Right NOW

by Leon Yang September 24, 2014
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If you’re closely following recent real estate trends, you might have noticed the market is starting to slowly cool off a bit. In many places we are no longer seeing the meteoric rise in prices in general anymore. Of course, some of your markets may be different, but overall, we have to start worrying about […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

Investing Using Financing: Solid Way to Build Wealth or Imminent Disaster?

by Leon Yang September 14, 2014
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Investing in real estate may not be as sexy as the stock market. It is a long, grueling process that can take many years before one can realize its true returns. While the return on real estate may ultimately be quite rewarding given the length of time, one is tempted to want the returns now […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

My Experience With AirBNB in Hawaii

by Leon Yang August 26, 2014
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Many of you may have heard about AirBNB by now. For those who hasn’t, it is a website that essentially allow anyone to rent their room/house to others, mainly travelers, for a short period of time. It caught on quite quickly and it has been making a challenge for the hotel industry. I think it […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

Where Will Interest Rates Go in 2015 and How Will It Affect Your Bottom Line?

by Leon Yang August 15, 2014
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As many of you may know, interest rates play an extremely important role in the real estate market. It determines what your mortgage payments is going to be for the next several years at least. And because of this idea, many believe housing markets have an inverse relationship with interest rates. I have pointed out […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

How To Leverage Credit Cards To Create A Cash Cushion In Real Estate

by Leon Yang May 25, 2014
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As a guy who prefers to buy properties seller financed, I have quite a few monthly payments that I have to make every month. As a result, there are a couple of things that I do that help me along the way. First, most of my mortgage payments fall on the first, so that means many times […]

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General Real Estate

Debunking the Buying a House is a Bad Idea Myth

by Leon Yang May 3, 2014
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Recently I came across this article spouting some reasons why buying a house is not a good long term investment. Let’s just say I strongly disagree his argument and in this article I will thoroughly dissect his reasons as to why he is wrong. He bases his arguments through Shiller, the guy who won a Nobel […]

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Real Estate

What Argentina Can Teach Us About Real Estate

by Leon Yang April 12, 2014
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Several weeks ago I made a trip over to Buenos Aires. Admittedly part of the goal of this trip was to taste the delicious grass fed beef that is so hard find here in America, but my main goal was to see whether it was worth investing in real estate there. Now, Why Argentina? My […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

Examining the British Government’s “Help to Buy” Program

by Leon Yang December 8, 2013
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The British government wanted to help the poor people to buy houses. Hmmmm, where have we heard that from before? In this year, the British government instituted a “Help to Buy” program that will help people come up with the down payment for a home. In the past, most banks require the borrower to put […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

What Does “Tapering” From the Feds Mean to the Real Estate Market?

by Leon Yang November 26, 2013

It’s been just a few years since the near collapse of the financial system and the collapse of the housing market, and we now again have a stock bubble forming and housing prices edging their ways back to the old prices. Thanks to the Fed, who is once again pumping an insane amount of dollars […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

Another Way to Use Real Estate Debt Wisely

by Leon Yang October 26, 2013
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What do you think of “debt?” More so in recent years, debt has been viewed as more of a “bad thing” than “good.” Examples such as sovereign countries being overrun by debt and regular folks being overwhelmed by student loans and credit cards made debt such a scary thing. Yes, for the most part, debt […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

Three Types of Real Estate Investors: Which Are You?

by Leon Yang October 5, 2013
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For those real estate investors who could not borrow from banks and are still looking to leverage their real estate investments, seller financing is a possible consideration. Quick review: in a seller financing transaction, the seller plays the role of the bank instead. The seller will finance your purchase of his or her home. Most […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

Potential Seller Financing Flipping Opportunity: What are the Options? (Follow-up… I Got an Offer!)

by Leon Yang September 15, 2013
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As an article I wrote a couple weeks ago about a potential seller financing opportunity in which I have gotten a tremendous amount of negative comments from, today I have actually gotten an offer close to what I have been looking for. As a result, I would like to further elaborate the math on this deal: […]

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