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The Most Helpful BiggerPockets Blogs of all Time!

by Ali Boone July 19, 2014
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Welcome to the list of the most helpful BiggerPockets blogs of all time. And you are about to help create it! I think we’ve all established that BiggerPockets has helped thousands of investors, up-and-coming investors, and even seasoned investors do their jobs just that much easier. It has helped with networking, given us the ability […]

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Its 2014: Rents and Acquisitions on the Rise

by Steve Cook January 17, 2014
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The New Year is bringing nothing new to the REO-to-Rental business.  Entry costs are higher than ever but the pay-off in long term rental cash flow makes it all worthwhile. It’s getting tougher and tougher to find a deal on a distress sale, even in some of the remaining judicial state markets.  The Foreclosure Era […]

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The Worst Real Estate Deal I’ve Ever Done (And How You Can Avoid the Same Mess)

by Brandon Turner December 26, 2013
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Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. The house was formerly a duplex and I decided it would make more sense to turn it into a big single family home and try to flip it. After all, the TV shows made it look so easy. I’m a frickin’ genius, right? I started work on it (yes, physically) and myself […]

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Is Blackstone’s B2R Finance Good For The Market Or A Sign To Get Out?

by Brent Hall December 20, 2013
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Blackstone Group has jumped into the mortgage finance field, targeting small to medium-sized borrowers of single-family rental properties, a market generally considered to be underserved.  Known as B2R Finance, the company will originate loans ranging from $500,000 – $50 million, with a minimum requirement of 5 properties, minimum loan size of $500,000 and minimum eligible […]

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The 9-Year-Old Idea That Continues to Change Lives: Happy Birthday BiggerPockets!

by Joshua Dorkin October 22, 2013
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Have you ever needed help with something and couldn’t find the answer? Well, like the rest of you, I experienced this very problem. And 9 years ago today, I set out to create the solution to that very problem. I was a buy and hold real estate investor who had purchased a few properties out […]

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The Funniest Picture That Has Ever Been Posted on BiggerPockets.

by Jimmy Moncrief October 22, 2013
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My wife and I are attempting to sell our house. It’s kind of crazy we’ve been in real estate for almost a decade, but we’ve never actually put our house on the market. Anyway, I’m a tight-wad and am hating all of this money we are spending.  Note, this is why I love rentals… My […]

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Is Real Estate Really a Bad Investment?

by Jimmy Moncrief October 16, 2013
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I read three sites everyday: Wall Street Journal Business Insider BiggerPockets I encourage everyone to do the same. BusinessInsider recently ran an article that stated: Trish Regan: “Then why buy a home? People trap their savings in a home. They’re running an opportunity cost of not having that money liquid to earn a better return […]

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New Survey Finds More Investors Plan to Reduce Purchases and Hold Rentals for 5 Years or More

by Steve Cook June 14, 2013
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Real estate investors are responding to higher prices by buying fewer properties in the next 12 months and holding their rental properties at least five years or longer, according to a national survey of real estate investors conducted by ORC International for MemphisInvest.com and Premier Property Management Group that was released last week at the […]

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2012 BiggerPockets Year In Review & 2013 Preview (With Video)

by Joshua Dorkin December 30, 2012
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What a year! 2012 proved to be an incredibly productive year for BiggerPockets, and has set the groundwork for an awesome 2013 to come . . . 1) The Growth of a Company: Here’s a look at some of our growth numbers for 2012: Members: +30.9% BiggerPockets Blog Articles: +22.3% Forum Posts: +23.1% User Blog […]

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The BiggerPockets Keyword Alert System Tutorial (+Video)

by Brandon Turner December 19, 2012
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I’ve got some exciting news for anyone who is involved with BiggerPockets! Today BiggerPockets is unveiling an awesome new feature that will make interacting on our real estate forum much easier and more efficient: the new Keyword Alert System! In response to suggestions from our members, we’ve put together a brand new system that will notify […]

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Ten Awesome Things I Didn’t Know About BiggerPockets…

by Brandon Turner December 2, 2012
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Last week I was driving into town along the same route I’ve taken daily for years and noticed a large sign on the side of the highway advertising local apartments for rent.  The sign was old, crumbling, and faded from years of exposure – which is why I thought it so odd that someone would bother […]

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BiggerPockets Grows its Team

by Joshua Dorkin November 29, 2012
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I’m excited to announce that BiggerPockets is growing its team to include a new hire, Brandon Turner. Brandon will be serving as our Senior Editor and Community Director, and will be responsible for not only managing our blog, and online community, but will also be playing a key role in much of our social outreach. […]

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Project Simplify: Outlining the Near-Term Future of BiggerPockets

by Joshua Dorkin October 18, 2012
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Companies go through various growth stages, and it is extremely important that a company’s leadership knows where in the life cycle their business is, and what they need to do to maintain the growth needed to succeed. With that in mind, one of the challenges that we’ve faced here at BiggerPockets has been our desire […]

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BiggerPockets Social Company Profiles: Features & Tutorial

by Joshua Dorkin October 5, 2012
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In just over two weeks, we’ll be celebrating our 8-year anniversary here on BiggerPockets. Over those years, we’ve celebrated many milestones, and have seen quite a few new products come and go. We’ve learned from the countless mistakes that we’ve made, and have built a better, stronger company as a result. We’re able to do […]

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The Impact of 28.1 Million Real Estate Investors on Housing [Infographic]

by Joshua Dorkin September 30, 2012
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As we already covered in “The $9.2 Billion Impact of 28.1 Million U.S. Real Estate Investors,” the impact of real estate investor on the housing market has been substantial, to say the least, over the past few years. Our Joint BiggerPockets.com / Memphis Invest National Survey of Residential Real Estate Investors outlined a slew of […]

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