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What I Learned Raising Over $30 Million in Private Capital: Types of Money

by Dave Van Horn August 14, 2014
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A week ago, I had the opportunity to present about Raising Capital at the AAPL – American Association of Private Lenders event in Philadelphia, and although some of you missed it, why not cover some of the highlights? Sure, it’s not the same as being there, especially since I had my securities attorney and another […]

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Real Estate

11 Influential BiggerPockets Members Share Their Secrets to Getting a ‘Yes’ From Sellers!

by Ben Grise July 25, 2014
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What I discovered in my first year of investing will shock and amaze some of you.  While for others,  the secrets I’m about to share with you aren’t exactly secrets to you anymore. Exactly one year ago I discovered BiggerPockets and set out on a journey to learn all I could about real estate investing, […]

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Real Estate

4 Things to Check Before Allowing Pets in Your Rental Property

by Marcus Maloney July 18, 2014
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Allowing pets in your rental can be a hassle. There are many things a landlord must consider before they approve or deny the tenant to bring their family member (Brutus) along. We have incorporated 4 things to check before approving the rental of your property to a pet lover. I have always had an open […]

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Real Estate

7 Sure Ways To Ensure Your Next House Flip Is An Epic Fail

by Michael LaCava July 13, 2014
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Ever since house flipping became a “thing”, thanks to reality television, many people have come out to try their luck with it. Many of them have the desire to do it, but it takes a whole lot more than that to succeed in house flipping. You first need to understand the hard realities of the business […]

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Real Estate

Should I Invest in Real Estate?

by Brandon Turner July 5, 2014
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Real estate investing is not for the faint of heart. The television shows make real estate investing appear glamorous and thousands of books have been written on the topic all showcasing how awesome investing in real estate can be. However, although I believe anyone can invest in real estate, I don’t believe everyone should invest […]

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The Key to Saving Money in Real Estate: Property Maintenance

by Ken Corsini July 3, 2014
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For many investors, spending money on maintenance is like pulling a tooth … avoid at all costs and spend as little as possible. However, I would argue that proper maintenance typically equates to fewer emergency repairs and less damage in the long run. The longer you leave a problem the more damage that can occur […]

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5 Killer Tips to Find Joint Venture Partners and Cash Buyers

by Chris Feltus June 3, 2014
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A common question I often see asked in the forums is where do I find potential partners for joint ventures or active cash buyers? The process is not too difficult, but it can be intimidating if you are just beginning. However, even if you are experienced, or don’t wholesale or JV too much, there are […]

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Real Estate

Motivated Sellers: How To Get Them To Say Yes When Normally They’d Say No

by Jimmy Moncrief May 21, 2014
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Everybody tells you something to the effect of: “If you want to establish a competitive advantage you have to have an edge.”  The problem with this, of course, is how do I “get an edge” while still staying legal? Today, I am going to give you one small mindset shift that will give you an extremely […]

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What Shark Tank Can Teach You About Real Estate

by Amanda Han May 15, 2014
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I don’t know about you but one of my favorite shows on TV for the past several years has been none other than ABC’s Shark Tank. Now I know you may be surprised why my favorite show is not a real estate show like Flip or flop or Flipping San Diego. Don’t get me wrong, […]

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Real Estate

Never Fail At The Location Game EVER Again.

by Blake Hilgemann May 14, 2014
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All too often, an investor stumbles on a deal in a city, town, or neighborhood she knows very little about. The numbers look good and according to the Realtor, the market is hot and the property will not be around long. The investor has a well thought out strategy for investing in an entirely different […]

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Upgrades Vs Home Improvements In Low Income Rentals

by Lisa Phillips May 11, 2014
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This is part 2 of the series, “I’m not going to live there so I’m not going to pay for ______.” As new investors, especially in low income neighborhoods there is a mindset that some people suffer from called the “I’m not going to live here” mindset. There can be times when it comes to spending […]

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Real Estate

Quality Over Quantity: The Truth About Real Estate Goal Setting

by Jimmy Moncrief May 7, 2014
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First and foremost, there are a lot of different types of real estate investors out there. Different styles and different goals. I myself am a “buy & hold” type of guy but I don’t look down on “house-flippers” because everyone has different goals and different needs. Additionally, everyone has different resources.  While I certainly don’t […]

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3 Real Estate Investing Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask [With Video]

by Tracy Royce April 27, 2014
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Here’s the top real estate investing questions you’ll have to ask at some point in your career, but might be too afraid to ask. So I’ll ask them for you! First, check out the video below! 3) Where the hell do I start? Those darn TV shows just love exploiting the high-points of the real […]

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Real Estate

The Anatomy of a Real Estate Contract

by Chris Feltus April 25, 2014
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This is going to serve as an overview of real estate contracts. This blog post is intended to provide general information regarding real estate contracts, specifically residential resale of single family residential housing, but in no way does this constitute as legal advice. I am not a lawyer, nor have I played one on TV. […]

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Real Estate

13 Red Flags for Troublesome Tenants (+ 9 Totally Insane True-Life Tenant Stories)

by Dave Van Horn April 24, 2014
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Last week, I was taking the dreaded continuing education to maintain my real estate license. You see, although I’m not really a traditional practicing agent any longer, I do keep my license active for tax purposes (unlimited passive losses). So, naturally, I’ve procrastinated once again, and my selection of remaining courses was somewhat limited. I […]

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