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Starting Out

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Why More Real Estate Deals Don’t Fall Into Your Lap

by Chad Carson August 20, 2014
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Have you heard the news on the BP Podcast, in the blogs, or on the forums? People are doing lots of deals! Investors are making money again! So isn’t it time for you to get more deals too? Maybe you’ve tried. You’ve followed the MLS daily. You’ve sent out direct mail. You’ve made your business […]

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The Top 8 Mistakes Made By Rookie Landlords

by Kevin Perk August 18, 2014
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Everyone has been a rookie at something at some point in their lives, whether it was in a new school, job or sport or even as a landlord. Being a rookie means that you lack the experience of more seasoned players. This lack of experience often translates into so called “rookie mistakes” because some things […]

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6 Acronyms Every Beginner Real Estate Investor Should Know

by Ken Horst June 23, 2014
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Pretty much every time you learn something new, you also learn a whole new vocabulary to go along with it. The 6 Acronyms You Need to Know as A Real Estate Investor Real estate investing is no different. As a real estate investor, we must learn the real estate investing terms and investment vocabulary, and […]

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10 Simple Steps to Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

by J Scott June 4, 2014
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Anyone who has read any reasonable number of my posts will know that I’m not a huge fan of real estate training programs (paid or unpaid) for brand new investors. That’s not to say that mentoring, coaching and training doesn’t have its place – I actually think paid and unpaid training is great when used […]

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Things to Consider Before You Buy That First Multifamily Building: Finding The Perfect Deal

by Drew Sygit April 16, 2014
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Purchasing a multifamily building or apartment isn’t as simple as buying a neat little home and renting it to a single person or family. It can, however, be extremely more profitable when it’s done right. Even if you’ve purchased single family structures in the past, this time your tenants are going to be living right […]

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How to Invest in Real Estate While Earning Minimum Wage

by Tracy Royce April 5, 2014
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The draw to the late-night infomercials, books, and DVD programs that boast a “no money down, no hassle, no experience needed” real estate transaction is for a reason; it appeals to Joe Everyman. Although the actual programs may be more complicated then the highlights make it out to be, the bottom line is that anyone […]

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Real Estate

3 Impressive Ways that Buy-and-Hold Investors Gain Equity

by Paula Pant April 2, 2014
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Think rental properties are ONLY good for cash flow? Guess again. If you have a buy-and-hold strategy with real estate — in other words, if you are the proud owner of a rental property — you may think that the only money that you earn is through monthly cash flow. If your property grosses $1400 […]

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Let’s Be Honest: You Won’t Become a Real Estate Investor (Here Are 8 Reasons Why…)

by Tom Sylvester March 17, 2014
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If you are not investing in real estate currently, I have some hard news for you to hear… you probably won’t ever become a real estate investor. I said it; you won’t ever become a real estate investor.  Save your time and money.  Quit spending time on BiggerPockets reading blogs and listening to podcasts.  Quit reading […]

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General Real Estate

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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Investor Psychology

1 Tip to Improve Your Game (My embarrassing story!)

by Tracy Royce February 22, 2014
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Recently I was invited to go bowling with a group of friends on Friday night. It’s bowling with music, drinks, and neon-lit lanes; sounds like a good time, right? Not if your average score trails that of a par golfer. I figured we’d be on teams, so my teammates could make up for my lack […]

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5 Tips for Beginner Real Estate Investors

by Ken Horst February 19, 2014
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If you’re just starting out with real estate investing, there’s a lot to know. You could feel overwhelmed with all the different articles out there trying to tell you what is most important, what you should learn first and a half-dozen other assertions. But when you distill it down to the most basic components, there […]

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5 Steps to Building Your Real Estate Investment Business

by Chris Clothier January 29, 2014
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I am constantly asked by real estate investors, “what is the secret to building a real estate investment business?” I have never been sure exactly how to answer the question, because business has always seemed so instinctive and natural to me. I had never really thought of actual steps to take when building a business […]

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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Become a Landlord

by Kevin Perk January 27, 2014
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Considering becoming a landlord? Don’ jump in blind. Here is my list of 10 things everybody who is considering getting into the landlord game should know. 1. Landlording is a Business It is not about sitting on a beach sipping fruity drinks while tenants write you checks.  Beware of someone selling you a dream as […]

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Building a One Page Financial Statement to Change Your Financial Future

by Ben Leybovich January 21, 2014
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Would you be terribly surprised if I told you that once in a while I run dry on ideas for the BiggerPockets blog?  I mean, between BP and my blog I write quite a lot, and while it’s easy when inspiration takes over, there are times when it’s simply not there…what to do? Good news […]

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Are You Caught in Startup Minutiae? How to Finally Overcome Analysis Paralysis!

by Tom Sylvester December 30, 2013
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If you missed it, be sure to check out last week’s podcast – BP Podcast 050: Getting Started and No Money Down House Flipping with Mike Simmons.  It is full of a ton of great information, and there is finally an all out throw down about Detroit. During the interview, Mike talks about a common problem […]

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