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General Real Estate

Dissecting an IRR: A Quick Way to Assess Investment Risk

by Brad Johnson April 22, 2014
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When considering various real estate investment options, it’s tempting to just pick investments that offer the highest pro forma IRR (aka the discount rate that would make the present value of a series of cash flows equal to zero; which is a fancy way of saying an investment’s total return). While I imagine there are […]

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Want To See My Actual Cash Flow Profit on My 10-Plex? (Oh, How Projections and Reality Differ…)

by Ben Leybovich April 22, 2014
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Do you remember that 10-unit on Symphony that I bought last February – I’ve written about it here? Well, I just filed my income tax paperwork and thought you’d be interested to know how things panned out with this building over the first year of my ownership (11 months)… To begin, let me bring back […]

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5 Tips For Maximizing Your Tax Income Deductions For NEXT Year

by Kevin Perk April 21, 2014
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Another April 15th has come and gone. I bet many of you were busy in the last few weeks or so getting receipts together, reviewing the books, compiling spreadsheets, filling out forms and getting all the paperwork together to meet the income tax filing deadline. Income taxes are unfortunately a big part of our business. […]

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What’s the Best Strategy for New Real Estate Investors (The Answer May Surprise You)

by Michael Blank April 21, 2014
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When I first got started with real estate investing I jumped right into rehabbing houses. I found the houses via direct mail and local wholesalers. In fact, from 2009 through 2012 I got 90% of my properties from wholesalers. I kept a few of the houses as rentals, so I was able to experience being […]

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The ‘Superior’ Investor and ‘Better Than Average’ Results

by Jeff Brown April 18, 2014
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I’ve been on a tear lately, only reading books I’ve already digested. I was reminded of one of my all time favorite quotes, addressing superior investment results and long term success exceeding market averages. “It is no difficult trick to bring a great deal of energy, study, and native ability into Wall Street and to […]

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6 Rules for Negotiating your Next Real Estate Deal like Frank Underwood

by Ankit Duggal April 2, 2014
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”Power is a lot like real estate. It’s all about location, location, location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.”                                                              […]

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The 4 Levels of Learning in Real Estate Investment

by John Fedro March 28, 2014
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Welcome back, In last week’s article I wrote about how important “Clarity” and being clear in your business is for your forward progress, lowered stress level, and the general success of your real estate investing business. It is with this in mind that we will uncover the 4 stages of learning anything below. No matter […]

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“California Dreamin” – Real Estate Investing In High Dollar Areas

by Karen Margrave March 25, 2014
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HIGH DOLLAR MARKETS – DO THEY MAKE SENSE FOR YOU? When the real estate market crashed we left the area where we had done business for over 30 years and moved to southern California. The area we moved from had an unemployment rate just under 20%, and the prospects for the future of real estate […]

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Clarity: The Key For Real Estate Success

by John Fedro March 14, 2014
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It is said that as human beings the easiest person to fool is ourselves. All too often we lie, cheat, manipulate, bully, and de-motivate ourselves on a regular basis. If this describes you or someone you know please send this article their way. The topic of this post is about the how and why to […]

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Don’t Rely on Luck: A Lesson in Real Estate Investment

by Karen Margrave March 11, 2014
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Often times on BP, we get people who ask questions like… Where should I invest? What type of property should I buy? Is this property a good deal? Should I specialize in wholesaling, fix and flips, new, spec, multi family, SFR, or…? “All Real Estate is Local” There is a saying, “all real estate is […]

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Reading Between the Lines: Understanding Your Real Estate Buyers and Sellers

by John Fedro March 7, 2014
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Welcome back, As real estate investors we often have to be quick when it comes to reading people and making decisions about our buyers and sellers. While it is necessary, in this author’s mind, to be caring and honest with people you are dealing with it is also warranted to protect yourself from loss of […]

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10 Of The Strangest (And Coolest) Houses You’ve Ever Seen

by Seth Williams February 28, 2014
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Some architects don’t like to draw inside the lines and some homeowners don’t like to live like everyone else. Have you ever gotten bored with the same old “cookie-cutter” designs that home builders have been using for centuries on end? If you’ve ever wanted to try something different with your next home or building project, […]

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This Powerful Principle Will Increase Your Willingness to Produce Results

by John Fedro February 28, 2014
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As real estate investors we often think of ourselves as go-getters and self starters. Too often we are not wanting a boss looking over our shoulder or telling us what to do everyday. The reason many of us invest in real estate is to become financially independent enough to stop working our traditional careers. Then […]

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Is a Real Estate License Necessary?

by Ben Leybovich February 11, 2014
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This question comes up on the forums with utmost regularity – like every other week. Investors to be want to know if having a license gives them a leg up on competition. I don’t know that there is a definitive answer to this question – it’s a personal thing on many levels. But, surprise – […]

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Why Customer Service is So Important for your Real Estate Business

by Tracy Royce January 25, 2014
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If you’ve ever seen the movie Glen Gary Glen Ross, you’d see a strong precedence of how the public thinks of real estate professionals. Pushy, two-faced, actors who treat their customers like idiotic pawns. As the profession has evolved, some of that imagery has stuck, and includes the investor as well. Though there’s nothing wrong […]

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