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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

How to Invest in Real Estate with No Money Down (4 Rules You NEED to Follow!)

by Brandon Turner October 18, 2014
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(The following is an excerpt from the recent book we published here at BiggerPockets, “The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down.”  Pick up the physical book, the digital book, or the audiobook today at BiggerPockets.com/nomoney or get the physical book on Amazon! Now, onto the post!) How to Invest […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

4 Essential Steps to Take BEFORE Seeking Private Money

by Matt Faircloth October 17, 2014
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How many people remember the importance of “prerequisites” in college? I can recall being super excited to register for a few classes, and when I was filling out the last page of registration, it denied my paperwork since I did not have the correct prerequisite class.  Of course, being young and naive, I thought this rule […]

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How to Uncover Amazing Deals by Simply Changing Your Mindset

by Dave Van Horn October 16, 2014
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The idea of having a Scarcity Mindset versus one of Abundance has been written and talked about for centuries. These opposing viewpoints have been covered quite well in books, such as Killing Sacred Cows by Garrett B. Gunderson. But I was probably first introduced to the Scarcity Mindset from Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of […]

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You Should Take $1 Today, NOT $2 Tomorrow: A Counterpoint

by Ben Leybovich October 14, 2014
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You hear bells, but you don’t know where they are… There’s an old Russian proverb that my wise mother used to tell me quite often. What it aims to describe is a feeling of being so close to the truth (hearing the bells), and yet so far away…some finite, yet crucial pieces are missing and […]

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Discover a High Yield Seller Financing That Buyers Love, Too

by Jeff Brown October 14, 2014
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I’ve accepted the fact that whenever I point out the history of the “subject to” approach to purchases, investors who love ‘em lose their minds. At some point those with many props acquired using that method will face a market with interest rates substantially higher than the loan they took over. Remember, most of the […]

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3 Unwritten Rules for When Things Go Bad With Your Investors

by Michael Blank October 12, 2014
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Right before the great recession, I invested some money with a local real estate developer (we’ll call him “Ben,” but that’s of course not his real name!) along with a dozen other investors. He had a fabulous reputation, and the project looked solid. For several months he made distributions and communicated regularly. Then it all […]

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5 Compelling Reasons to Invest in Real Estate Probates

by Chris Feltus October 10, 2014
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Probates can be a great way to score good deals through motivated sellers — and potentially help others out of hard situations. I’ve compiled a few reasons why I believe more investors should try their hand at probates. Let me know what you think in the comments section! 5 Reasons You Should Be Investing in […]

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The Pros and Cons of a Seller Financed Deal for Seller and Buyer

by Leon Yang October 9, 2014
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During the past month or so, I’ve been thinking about selling my fourplex in Las Vegas. The real estate market has been cooling down a bit, and I’ve been wanting to work on strengthening my portfolio. Owning a fourplex, depending on where you are, can be a blessing or a pain. In my market, I’ve […]

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The Top 5 Ways to Negotiate Major Discounts On Your Next Property

by Conor Flaherty October 8, 2014
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My favorite time to negotiate a deal is when I’m already in contract for it. Yes, I try and do some back and forth on price beforehand, but I’ve always felt that my leverage is much greater once I’m the only one the seller can talk to. The worst that a seller can do when […]

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Is Friday REALLY the Best Day to List Property? The Data May Surprise You

by David Rodriguez October 6, 2014
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For those of you who spend much of your time reading blogs and white papers about the real estate market, it is likely that you have stumbled upon reports published by Redfin. Some time ago an article caught my eye. After examining 17 markets, Redfin created a top 5 list for home selling tips. One […]

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5 Tips to Obtain Private Financing (Or How I Bought My First Post-Bankruptcy Rental)

by Nathan Brooks October 1, 2014
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When I first saw this house online, I loved the area and feeling like there was something more to the house than just it being a rental home. It was an amazing opportunity to get back into the business I loved — the business I had so massively failed at.   You see, I lost […]

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Your Complete Guide to the Real Estate Professional Tax Loophole

by Amanda Han September 25, 2014
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If you are an investor (which of course you are; otherwise, you would probably not be here on BiggerPockets), you may have already heard of the wonderful tax benefits of being a real estate professional. If you haven’t heard, here is a quick snapshot. Tax Perks for Real Estate Professionals For taxpayers who invest in […]

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Why the Perfect Time to Plan Your Exit Strategy is Right NOW

by Leon Yang September 24, 2014
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If you’re closely following recent real estate trends, you might have noticed the market is starting to slowly cool off a bit. In many places we are no longer seeing the meteoric rise in prices in general anymore. Of course, some of your markets may be different, but overall, we have to start worrying about […]

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How to Close More Deals by Educating Your Sellers

by Marcus Maloney September 19, 2014
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A few months ago, I wrote an article about engaging sellers on the phone. I must say that I did not address another component of the conversation. I omitted this component because I wanted newbies to focus on the importance of gathering information from the seller. If you have a handle on gathering information, the […]

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Your Guide to Uncovering the Best Seller Financing Deals

by Chad Carson September 17, 2014
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Seller financing is my favorite way to buy real estate. It is often faster, easier and more profitable than any other financing technique because no banks or third parties are involved.   In this article I’ll tell you how to find the best seller financing deals by targeting a particular type of property owner. Why […]

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