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General Real Estate

8 Pieces of Advice Newbies Can’t Afford to Ignore

by Amanda Han July 24, 2014
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I met a client last week who told me something that really touched my heart. He said “Amanda, looking back on the last 5 years of investing in real estate I realized that I have made so many mistakes along the way that were so costly. Does that happen to everyone and what could I […]

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The Real Estate Investor’s Guide To Never Giving Up

by Chris Clothier July 23, 2014
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Failure is a loaded word. Throughout school as young men and women, we’re taught that if you don’t make a certain grade, you have failed.  In the real world, however, failure has a different face. In most cases, there are allowances for mistakes and setbacks, but none of these are necessarily failures.  You learn from […]

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4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Blindly Take Advice from a Realtor

by Sharon Vornholt July 22, 2014
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Don’t be fooled by the title. Let me start out by saying I love working with Realtors in my business; that is certain Realtors.  What do I mean by that?   I like working with those agents that have also done some investing themselves. Before you take advice from a Realtor in your investing business, you […]

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How to Maximize Revenue While Minimizing Vacancy in Real Estate

by Ken Corsini July 22, 2014
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One of the most important components to owning investment property is pricing your rental appropriately so that you maximize revenue while minimizing vacancy. Determining what to rent a property for can be somewhat of a science when trying to optimize your ROI. You will want to employ several different techniques and strategies when determining the […]

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How to Start Investing In Real Estate Doing The Things Nobody Else Wants To Do

by Michael LaCava July 21, 2014
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Getting deals is challenging these days. All that means is you have to be like Avis and Try Harder. And if you’re new to real estate investing, real estate wholesaling is one of those ways to try harder by doing the things other people are unwilling to do. Real estate wholesaling is ideal for beginners or people […]

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5 Things To Do When Apartment Building Deals Are Hard To Find (Like Now!)

by Michael Blank July 21, 2014
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A lot of apartment building investors are having a tough time finding good deals. As syndicators, we have it even harder because we need to provide a good return for our investors and leave a slice of the pie left over for us. But what kind of returns are reasonable? I started a Bigger Pockets […]

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Is the Answer to my Contractor Problem Starting my own Company?

by Mark Ferguson July 20, 2014
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I love fix and flipping homes and buying rental properties. I love the money you can make and finding great deals, but my biggest problem has been working with contractors.  I have 9 fix and flips going right now and I can’t find good people to fix them!  I have interviewed new contractors, hired new […]

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Negotiating Seller Financing: The Definitive Guide

by Brad Johnson July 20, 2014
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I love seller financing. No bank, no recourse, no fuss. Unfortunately, finding sellers willing to offer financing is not easy, but it’s worth the pursuit. Seller financing is probably more common to my real estate investment niche (mobile home parks) than others, but just about any deal with a low existing loan balance (or owned […]

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Warning: Hoarder House Ahead! (With Pictures!!)

by Chris Feltus July 18, 2014
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Before I begin, let me leave you with a few pictures to jump start your imagination. You are at an appointment with the seller, and the seller nervously shuffles through her belongings to find the keys, the door is cracked and you can just tell by the smell of the air that hits your face […]

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Are You the Cheapest Hire in Your Business?

by Dave Van Horn July 17, 2014
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For close to the first 20 years of being a real estate agent, I never had an administrative assistant, or admin. Was I just a control freak? Was I afraid that no one could do the job as good as me? It wasn’t until I became a super busy RE/MAX agent, who was doing property […]

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Real Estate Investors: Do These 5 Things Now… Or Regret It 10 Years From Now

by Jaren Barnes July 16, 2014
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As people who use real estate investing to pursue their dreams, we often put our focus on short-term goals and results and neglect the more important long-term vision. And don’t get me wrong, I don’t blame anyone! There is so much minutiae that comes with pursuing real estate that it really takes some concentration to work on the […]

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People Say All Kinds of Things About Real Estate – Who Can You Really Trust?

by Karen Margrave July 16, 2014
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You turn on the television on any given night and there’s shows about flipping houses. On the weekends, there’s infomercials, seminars at a local hotel, etc. telling us about how much money is being made flipping, remodeling, selling houses! HURRY!! DON’T WAIT, GET IN NOW!! Related: Start Here! Real Estate Investors, Buyers, Developers or …. […]

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How to Be A Prepared Property Manager in 6 P’s

by Drew Sygit July 16, 2014
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Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance Are you prepared? Every property manager (or managing owner) works constantly on keeping their tenants prepared for the events that could occur while they live in our properties. We help them plan their rental payments, report maintenance needs, handle emergencies, acquire insurance, check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, […]

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Why It’s Important to Become Successful Slowly In Real Estate

by Ben Leybovich July 15, 2014
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This is going to be funny! Well – that’s a hell of a way to start out.  I remember my 7th grade Language Arts teacher telling me – don’t tell them what you are going to say; just say it… Haha – I’m feeling feisty; feeling like breaking some rules.  Besides, my 7th grade teacher […]

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The 7 Dirty Truths about Landlording (Like it or Not!)

by Eric Drenckhahn July 14, 2014
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It’s not always fun and games when you are a landlord. Landlording is not always making large banking deposits and Caribbean vacations.  Sure, around the world trips often come with owning Real Estate, but you still need to earn it.  Here are some of the dirty truths about landlording. The 7 Dirty Truths about Landlording The […]

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