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Tips For Writing Killer Rental Property Ads

by Chris Clothier April 15, 2014
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The most expensive season in real estate investment is…when your rental property is stuck with a vacancy. No one wants an extended vacancy. With extended vacancies can come even more problems and more problems can mean a full year’s income wiped on a property in one quick hit. There is a high turnover rate for rental properties […]

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How to Build Long Term Wealth From Flipping Houses

by Michael LaCava April 6, 2014
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When you first get started flipping houses, you only think of the short-term cash influxes flipping brings you. But in your quest for cash by selling your flips quickly, you may want to think about longer term wealth building strategies like building a base of recurring income. I do this through the acquisition of rental […]

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Finding the Right Tax Advisor for Your Real Estate Investments

by Amanda Han March 13, 2014
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One of the reasons that people end up paying more than their fair share of taxes is because they simply don’t understand the tax code. Who can blame them though? With hundreds of thousands of pages, the tax code is written in a language all on its own. If you think I’m joking, you should […]

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6 Reasons You Should Consider Filing an Extension for Your 2013 Taxes (Score One for Procrastinators!)

by Amanda Han February 27, 2014
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In just a few more weeks the tax deadline will be here! Are you ready? Every year around this time I get a lot of calls from clients who don’t know whether they should hurry and get all their tax documents together or if they should just file for extension and then have the entire […]

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4 Ways to Stay Optimistic About the Future of Your Real Estate Investing Business

by Sharon Vornholt February 25, 2014
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 Real estate investing is no different than any other start up business. It’s not easy, it always takes longer to turn a consistent profit than you thought it would, and you will spend a lot of time facing that demon known as “fear.”  There will be a lot of times when all you want to […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Finding a Real Estate Mentor

by Tom Sylvester February 24, 2014
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One of the common questions that comes up on this site and in many of the meetings with investors that I attend is the topic of mentors.  Many people, especially those getting started, want to find a mentor.  Some of the common questions that I hear are: What is a mentor? How do I find […]

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Building a Pro Forma: an Essential Skill for Real Estate Investors

by Kyle Zaylor February 19, 2014
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Pro formas are the business plans of the real estate development world. They give you a snap shot into the future given the data available and your sense of the current and future market. When evaluating a potential development opportunity, you can’t get anywhere without making a sound case for your development to potential lenders, […]

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18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction and Get The Right Things Done (Book Review)

by Sharon Vornholt February 18, 2014
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I read a great book a while back called “18 Minutes” by Peter Bregman. As the tile says, this book is about how to find your focus, master distraction and get the right things done. I believe that this is a daily challenge for almost all entrepreneurs. By nature, we are thinkers and creators. The […]

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How to Filter Tax Liens and Other Real Estate Deals in 3 Easy Steps

by Ankit Duggal February 11, 2014
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Are you overwhelmed with all the deals and liens available in the market? I know that I was when I started looking at deals and lien lists. The sheer amount of data can be daunting. I came up with a quick way to filter data to help decide if any of the deals/liens are investable! […]

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How to STAND OUT as a Real Estate Investor

by Joy Gendusa February 11, 2014
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In my 10 marketing commandments post, I talked about the importance of a Unique Selling Proposition (USP), but I didn’t give you a step-by-step guide on how to get one. Today, I correct that! If you look closely at the most successful real estate investors, you’ll notice something very interesting: they have a USP — […]

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10 Great Property Insurance Tips for Landlords to Save You Cash, Headaches, and Time

by Kevin Perk February 10, 2014
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Insurance is one of those pieces of being a landlord that can make you pull your hair out. It starts off easy enough.  When you purchase your first couple of rental properties getting insurance is generally no problem. Often you can go to the agent that provides your homeowners or automobile policy and get coverage […]

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The #1 Biggest Mistake Real Estate Investors Make Today

by Chris Clothier February 7, 2014
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I am writing this article as a follow up to last weeks article “5 Steps to Building Your Real Estate Investment Business” and I think the two go hand in hand. I first wanted to define how a business should go about finding their ture core competency. They need to know what they do best […]

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5 DIY Investment Property Maintenance Tasks Every Investor Should Know

by Ken Horst February 6, 2014
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As an investor in real estate, it is in your best interest to stay in informed and learn how to perform certain maintenance tasks in order to save yourself time, money and hassle.  If your investment properties aren’t too big for you to handle, you can save yourself some money if you are able to personally make […]

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How to Grow Your Business By Designing & Executing Systems & Processes

by Kyle Zaylor February 4, 2014
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Several months ago BiggerPockets’ own Brandon Turner was in San Francisco for a week. We organized a fantastic meet-up in the city and had great conversations with local BiggerPockets members. During the event Brandon turns to me and says, “Hey, when are you going to get back into writing for the site again?!” At my […]

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How to Leverage Your Cash For Time to Build Your Real Estate Business

by Tom Sylvester February 3, 2014
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What’s in your wallet? While most people would answer that they’ve got money in there (hopefully that is true), I want you offer another item in your wallet that people spend every day without realizing it… and that is their time. If you have followed this blog, listened to the podcast or participated in the […]

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