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General Real Estate

How To Keep Your Rental Investment Property Drug and Crime Free

by Chris Clothier September 3, 2014
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There are some dreaded scenarios for longterm buy & hold real estate investors out there, and most revolve around the dumb things tenants can do in and to a property. One thing that most new investors can easily overlook is crime. It’s amazing some of the stupid criminal enterprises that can be set up in rental […]

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This Week: Firing My Management Company, $13k Foundation Issue, and Tenant has NO Hot Water for 3 Weeks!

by Nathan Brooks August 20, 2014
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About a month ago I got off the phone with Brandon Turner after speaking with him at length about blogging on Bigger Pockets. Seriously people, I think I fist pupped doing 80 down the highway, turned the bluetooth off in my TL, and then rolled the windows down and turned the “workout” spotify playlist to […]

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Why Are So Many Real Estate Investors Going Bankrupt?

by Brandon Turner July 12, 2014
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They started investing in real estate 30 years ago… with so much hope for their future. A rental house here, a duplex there… and soon they had a rental portfolio anyone would be proud of. They actively managed their properties and worked to make sure they were operating at peak efficiency.  Several years ago both […]

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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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Top 5 Signs it’s Time to Find a New Real Estate Agent

by Chris Feltus May 2, 2014
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Having a knowledgeable, hardworking real estate agent in your corner can make all the difference in your real estate business. However, how can you be certain your agent is adding value to each transaction and ultimately your business? If you are not yet involved in real estate investing, but are looking to buy or sell a […]

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Don’t Forget To Budget For These 3 Overlooked Expenses

by Ken Corsini May 2, 2014
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I’ve seen many different spreadsheets and pro-formas over the years, calculating potential return on investment for a given rental real estate investment. It’s not uncommon to find wholesalers inflating returns by eliminating all sorts of typical expenses (ie. vacancy, property management, insurance, etc). While this may trip up a newbie investor, most folks know to […]

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Which Mobile Homes Are The Best For Investing, Reselling, And Profiting?

by John Fedro May 2, 2014
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Welcome back, In last week’s article we discussed the importance of Investing with the path of least resistance when it comes to investing in individual mobile homes inside preexisting mobile home communities. In last week’s article we discussed the importance of investing in the right mobile home park when getting started. Many of the tips […]

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Beware of this Scam from the “IRS”

by Amanda Han May 1, 2014
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Today I wanted to share a very important story with you that we just encountered at our office. Yesterday we received a call from our client Julie. She was in full panic mode as a result of a phone conversation with the “IRS” and we couldn’t blame her. Late Friday afternoon the phone rang and […]

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Things to Consider Before You Buy That First Multifamily Building: Analyzing the Property & the People

by Drew Sygit April 30, 2014
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In this three-part series (Click here to read part one), we’re looking into factors that you need to consider before you purchase your first multifamily building to rent out. In Part I, we considered factors in finding a building, and what to analyze. Here, we’ll get into a few more practical concerns you should plan […]

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Aging RE Investors Need Not be Hostage to a Mediocre Retirement Cash Flow

by Jeff Brown April 30, 2014
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The ages of folks calling and emailing me to chat are all over the map. I have several clients who’ve been with me for a few years who’ve yet to turn 30. Yeah, it irritates me too. All but one plan on retiring after 50, half of ‘em insist they’re work ’til at least 60 […]

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The One Task Every Investor Needs To Do To Save Big Money On Your Rehabs

by Blake Hilgemann April 30, 2014
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Nearly every appealing investment property requires some level of repair or refurbishment. Poor planning for the work that needs to be done after closing can lead to unexpected costs and prolonged vacancy that turn a “great opportunity” into a painful lesson. The lesson can be particularly difficult to handle when cash reserves are low, forcing […]

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Passive Real Estate Investing: How to Have a True “Four Hour” Real Estate Workweek

by Jaren Barnes April 30, 2014
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You know those moments in life when you’ve been dead set in one direction and then all of a sudden something crazy happens that changes everything? It just happened to me. I’ll spare you the nitty-gitty details but long story short, I had a pretty big disappointment happen recently that led me to take some […]

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“Sell in May and Go Away…” Does This Apply to Real Estate Investing?

by Jimmy Moncrief April 29, 2014
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There is a common stock-market adage that says, “Sell in May and Go Away.” Historically, this is actually pretty good advice if you get back into the market in late September. But let’s take steps a little deeper.  Why is this and how does it relate to the real estate market? USUALLY, people invest their annual […]

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What is Real Estate Syndication – Really?

by Ben Leybovich April 29, 2014
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I think I’ve said it before, though I don’t remember where or why – world of Real Estate Investing is a confusing one. Have you noticed this?  All of the double meanings, ambiguities, and every kind of uncertainty that one can think of is presents in abundance. The same term can and often does mean different things to […]

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The Easiest Way to Find “Off Market” Deals: Pocket Listings

by Brad Johnson April 29, 2014
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The off market deal – the white whale of real estate. Every real estate investor wants one (or 100), but how do you find these elusive deals? First, let’s review some off market deal categories: Delusional Off Market – “Sure, I’ll sell…if you offer me a ridiculous price”. Unmotivated Off Market – “I really like […]

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