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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 34 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


General Real Estate

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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General Real Estate

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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Financing Real Estate

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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Real Estate 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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Real Estate Market

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

by Leon Yang November 26, 2013
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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

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

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

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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Real Estate Investing

Potential Seller Financing Flipping Opportunity: What are the Options?

by Leon Yang September 1, 2013
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As you may have heard in my BiggerPockets Podcast episode, I am a big fan of seller financing and leveraging. My favorite way of buying real estate at the moment is via seller financing (but it doesn’t mean that I only want to buy real estate this way.) I am also a fan of selling real estate […]

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Real Estate Investing

Why “Trading Up” Your House Might Just Be Killing Your Financial Future

by Leon Yang August 17, 2013
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At some point in my life, I’ve dreamed about living in a gigantic mansion on some exotic location where the ocean breeze lightly blows against some beautiful Egyptian cotton curtains. I will bet that most of us have that dream at some point – and perhaps some of us are already creating a path to […]

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Real Estate News & Commentary

Santiago, Chile – Real Estate Bubble or Opportunity?

by Leon Yang August 3, 2013
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While I have been away from home for quite a while, I do not intend to leave you loyal BiggerPockets readers hanging — I’m here to make an appearance from abroad, and will do my best to bring you the latest “BiggerPockets International Edition” (like House Hunters International!) As a real estate investor, we shouldn’t […]

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Real Estate

What Do You Sacrifice When Your Returns are Declining?

by Leon Yang July 15, 2013
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Around two years ago we were witnessing one of the best opportunities to invest in real estate ever. The tremendous drop in real estate prices across the board, coupled with the lowest mortgage rates ever recorded, created a wonderful opportunity to invest in real estate. Whether the investor was a buy and hold investor or […]

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Real Estate Investing

The Secret to Managing Real Estate Investments While Being Away

by Leon Yang July 7, 2013
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While I often advocate investing in your hometown, investing in real estate does not necessarily mean you are forever locked into that one place. I have heard many stories of people not wanting to purchase real estate because they think they will be moving in a few years because of the fear of managing properties […]

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