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Real Estate Interviews

Real Estate Interviews

How the Dodd Frank Act Will Impact Your Real Estate Business

by Sharon Vornholt December 10, 2013
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Most real estate investors are somewhat familiar with the Dodd Frank Act that goes into effect at the first of the year.  One thing that I know for sure is that a whole lot of folks aren’t taking it seriously. The most frequent comment that I hear is, “The government will never enforce this Act”.  […]

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Investment Property 101: How to Find, Hold, and Build Wealth in Real Estate

by Brandon Turner March 15, 2013
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An investment property can range from a small condo rental all the way up to a skyscraper along the manhattan skyline – and everything in between. So how do you know the best kind of investment property for you? Furthermore, how do you get involved in this game that has made so many people wealthy […]

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Violations and Vouchers: An Interview with a Section 8 Police Officer

by McKellar Newsom August 25, 2012
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An elderly lady answered the door. I caught a glimpse of a couple of kids and sleeping bags on the floor before they hurried to shut the door. I heard fast footsteps as two other bedroom doors slammed shut. In the kitchen, another lady was cooking. Just how many people were living in my 1000 […]

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Interview With Noted Tax Deferred Exchange Expert And Qualified Intermediary William Exeter

by Jeff Brown August 14, 2012
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Though the exact count isn’t known, I’ve done a lot of ‘em. I know a ton about ‘em too. I could tell stories, big time. But first, I’d make dang sure Bill Exeter wasn’t in the room, cuz no matter how many stories I can tell, he has 100 times more. Also, I’d never tell […]

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Successful Women Real Estate Investors: 3 on 3 Interview Series

by James W. Vermillion III July 12, 2012

In the previous two installments of the three on three interview series the focus was on a specific investment strategy or type of business (spec-building & flipping & rehabbing distressed property), but this one will focus on a group of people, successful women in real estate. Real estate investing is often regarded as a male […]

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What is ARV or “After Repair Value”?

by Joshua Dorkin September 14, 2011

Will Barnard is a real estate rehabber out of Southern California. In our interview with Will (5:48 minutes), we learn what ARV or After Repair Value is, and how a house flipper would go about calculating this value. We also learn about finding comps and why ARV is so important. You can also learn more […]

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Interview with Chris Clothier of Memphis Invest: Turn-Key Real Estate Investments & Landlording

by Joshua Dorkin September 9, 2011

Chris Clothier is a real estate investor, and co-owner of the turn-key real estate investment firm, Memphis Invest. In our interview with Chris (45:13 minutes), we discuss a wide-range of topics pertinent to both novice and experienced investors alike, including: how to manage your portfolio, establishing a selection criteria for your properties, the need for […]

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Interview with Commercial Real Estate Investor, Joel Owens on Multifamily & Retail Investments

by Joshua Dorkin August 30, 2011

Joel Owens is a commercial real estate investor, CRE broker, and a long time BiggerPockets member. In our interview with Joel (34:59 minutes), we discuss land development for commercial projects, owner financing multi-families, how to get started in commercial, triple net lease deals, wealth creation vs. wealth preservation, how to look out for retail deals […]

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Real Estate Investing in College Towns: Top 10 List Revealed

by Ronald Sklar August 20, 2011

Jennifer DuBois, the director of public relations and social media for Move, Inc., reveals their recent survey regarding one of the rare, sure things in real estate these days: property investing in college towns. Results from one of Move’s earlier studies indicate that in the next two years, real estate investors are expected to outnumber […]

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Interview with Kevin Kaczmarek on Note Investing, SDIRAs, and Starting Out in Real Estate

by Joshua Dorkin August 17, 2011

Kevin Kaczmarek is a real estate investor and expert in land contracts (note investing) who started out wholesaling. In our interview with Kevin (30:10 minutes), we talk about advanced note investing strategies, tips for getting started in real estate, using self-directed IRAs for real estate investing, and how BiggerPockets has helped his business to grow […]

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Interview with Jonathan Rivera on Real Estate Investing, Social Media & Marketing

by Joshua Dorkin August 2, 2011

Jonathan Rivera aka Real Tech Guy is a real estate investor and expert in marketing through social media for real estate professionals and investors; he is also the creator of Facebook’s hugely popular Real Estate Referral Group. In our interview (19:35 minutes), we discuss his ventures as a landlord and rehabber, investing in low-income neighborhoods, […]

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Stephan Gietl of the mckafka Development Group on the South Florida Real Estate Market

by Ronald Sklar July 29, 2011

Stephan Gietl met his business partner, Fernando Levy-Hara, while attending Harvard’s Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate. They formed the mckafka Development Group and immediately ventured where lesser men fear to tread: overly built South Florida. In a few short years, the partners have built quite a lemonade stand, picking up distressed properties by […]

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Real Estate Investing Over the Decades: An Interview with Jeff Brown

by Joshua Dorkin July 20, 2011

Jeff Brown aka BawldGuy is a real estate investor and retirement planning specialist. In our interview (34:42 minutes), we talk about his career through the decades, how investing, financing, and the real estate markets have changed over that period, and delve into real estate investing with an eye on retirement. Jeff is one of the […]

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Real Estate Note Investing 101: An Interview with Loc Rao

by Joshua Dorkin July 13, 2011

Loc Rao is a real estate note investor who gives generously of his time to help other investors. In our interview with Loc (26:53 minutes), we cover all the basics of note investing and then some. If you’re looking for alternative investment strategies and have an interest in real estate paper, notes, or mortgages, then […]

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Getting the Bank to Say Yes! An Interview with Greg Brister

by Joshua Dorkin July 6, 2011

In our interview with real estate investor, Greg Brister (13:38 minutes), we get into how to deal with your banker in order to get your loan closed. Learn what due diligence you need to do and how to prepare your documents before you walk in the door of the bank. Greg also walks us through […]

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