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Investor Stories and Lessons*

Investor Stories and Lessons*

You’ll Reach Goals Faster by Rewarding Yourself: Here’s Why

by Mark Ferguson October 19, 2014
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If you are a regular on the BiggerPockets Blog or any personal finance blog, you should notice a common theme. Save money, invest that money, and in the future you will have much more money that you can spend on the things you want, or you can retire early. I believe in saving money and […]

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Good Tenant, Low Yield or Bad Tenant, High Yield: What’s Better?

by Leon Yang October 16, 2014
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There comes a point, I think, when every landlord takes a look at what they own and wonders whether to keep the property or sell it. There are many motivations for wanting to sell a property, but in this post I’m going to talk about trying to decide whether to sell a property that has […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

How to Overcome Fear & Ask for What You Want (or the Time I Made $30K in 6 Weeks)

by Nathan Brooks October 15, 2014
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There are monumental moments in life we will never forget: in life, in business and with our family and our children. For me, there was one such moment during a deal that came together where I made the most money I had ever made in a real estate deal to that point — and having been […]

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It’s My Birthday and I’ll Work 12 Hours if I Want to!

by Engelo Rumora October 4, 2014
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In case you missed it, my birthday was this Thursday, October 2nd. While most people my age would be out shopping or celebrating with family and friends, I decided to go to the office and continue with my daily routine. (Check out this article to find out more about Engelo’s daily routine.) The last full […]

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I Checked Out a Drug House So You Don’t Have To (With Pictures!)

by Chris Feltus October 3, 2014
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In real estate, you often have be flexible, and that sometimes this means buying homes that you would normally never ever consider. This is especially true right now in the Dallas Fort Worth market, as inventory months of supply is less than 3 months. I once had a colleague who was a former marine deployed in […]

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How Tyler Made $100,000 Through the BiggerPockets Forums (Video Included!)

by Andy McFarland October 2, 2014
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“You’re just wasting your time online reading that real estate stuff!” Ever hear that from anyone? Can BiggerPockets REALLY help you succeed and make money in REAL LIFE? I’m asking a serious question here. Are you just wasting your time surfing the forums and reading these blog posts? Can it translate into real world success? […]

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The Top 6 Reasons Mobile Home Investing Sucks (and How to Get Around Them)

by John Fedro September 26, 2014
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Welcome back, Three weeks ago I was out of the state looking at some investment property to purchase, a mobile home park to be specific. Typically, when I am out of my local area and staying a few nights, I enjoy finding local real estate investor clubs to attend to learn more about the locals […]

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26 More Epic Insights All Real Estate Investors Need To Think About

by Seth Williams September 26, 2014
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Last year I compiled a collection of 26 Epic Insights All Real Estate Investors Need To Think About. It was an instrumental list of undeniable wisdom that played a major role in helping me think the right way about about real estate investing and business in general. Realizing that these quotes would probably have a similar effect […]

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The “Hood” I Didn’t Buy in, 5 Police Cars and the Gun Pointed at Me

by Nathan Brooks September 24, 2014
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A few days ago, as I do often, I walked through a bunch of houses. Right now in our market, the good houses are flying off the shelves — and generally for more money than they have been. Dangit. So I’ve been even more on top of properties new to the market in order to […]

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Change: Do You Run from It Or Learn from It?

by Michael Blank September 22, 2014
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Recently my family and I vacationed in Hilton Head Island and participated in a guided beach nature walk. Something our guide said stood out to me. He said, “This beach looks so much different than it did a month ago because of this storm we had. In fact, every time I come out here, something […]

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A Tale of Two Bobs: My Magnificent Millionaire Mentors

by Nathan Brooks September 17, 2014
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Seriously — both of the guys who have made the biggest difference in my real estate business are named Bob. Well, sorta. They are both named the same name. But their name(s) have been changed to protect their identities because of they wouldn’t necessarily want me just blabbing all over the BiggerPockets world about how awesome […]

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3 Real Estate Lessons I Learned from Playing Professional Soccer

by Engelo Rumora September 13, 2014
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With each blog entry, I attempt to give each of you a piece of who I am. I attempt to share my thoughts and my experience related to my life in Real Estate. Above all, I invite you to peruse the building blocks of my foundation, as a person and as a professional, and use […]

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Uh Hello, Don’t Forget to Calculate the Profit on an Investment!

by Ali Boone September 13, 2014
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Shut up, I’m not even kidding. Do you know how many people approach me and ask me what I think of a particular deal? Mind you, I’m a very open-minded person. Even if a deal isn’t one I would necessarily pursue personally, either for interest or niche reasons, I’m always open and eager to hear […]

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How to Go Broke in Real Estate, Pick Yourself Up & Try Again

by Nathan Brooks September 10, 2014
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My real estate education came through a different form than a classroom, a mentor or a self-help book. I learned it on my own. And after having owned nearly a million dollars worth of real estate before the age of 25… We filed for bankruptcy. No words come to mind after typing that sentence. It […]

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The Vital Real Estate Investing Lesson I Just Taught My Daughter

by Ben Leybovich September 9, 2014
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One of the most important skills in life is to know how to pay attention. I don’t mean paying attention to details — you can pay others to do that. Pay attention to opportunities to learn. They are not always obvious. They are, in fact, almost never obvious… My Daughter’s Training Wheels So — we […]

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