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Real Estate Tips

Why You Don’t Put “Lipstick on a Pig” in Real Estate!

by Engelo Rumora July 19, 2014
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Time and time again, I’ve come across many real estate investors and companies that like to cut costs on hidden repairs, especially when they are buying older properties. Although a cheap and temporary fix might look attractive at first glance, it will definitely result in costing you more in the long run, regardless if the […]

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BiggerPockets News

The Most Helpful BiggerPockets Blogs of all Time!

by Ali Boone July 19, 2014
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Welcome to the list of the most helpful BiggerPockets blogs of all time. And you are about to help create it! I think we’ve all established that BiggerPockets has helped thousands of investors, up-and-coming investors, and even seasoned investors do their jobs just that much easier. It has helped with networking, given us the ability […]

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Rental Properties

How to Buy a Duplex: The Ultimate Step by Step Guide

by Brandon Turner July 19, 2014
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This morning I received a Skype video message from my little brother Chris. He asked, “I want to buy a duplex, what is the first step? Do I get a real estate agent? Get pre-approved? What should I do?” Of course, I gave him a few resources to read that I had previously written, like How […]

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Mobile Homes

The Mobile Home Perimeter Zone

by John Fedro July 18, 2014
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Welcome back, In almost every city in America you will find some supply of mobile homes. These mobile homes and manufactured homes can be located inside preexisting parks and attached to private land the owner of the mobile home also owns. In many cities the highest density of these factory built homes are concentrated outside […]

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Real Estate

4 Things to Check Before Allowing Pets in Your Rental Property

by Marcus Maloney July 18, 2014
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Allowing pets in your rental can be a hassle. There are many things a landlord must consider before they approve or deny the tenant to bring their family member (Brutus) along. We have incorporated 4 things to check before approving the rental of your property to a pet lover. I have always had an open […]

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General Real Estate

Warning: Hoarder House Ahead! (With Pictures!!)

by Chris Feltus July 18, 2014
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Before I begin, let me leave you with a few pictures to jump start your imagination. You are at an appointment with the seller, and the seller nervously shuffles through her belongings to find the keys, the door is cracked and you can just tell by the smell of the air that hits your face […]

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Markets

A High-Level Overview (Literally) of 30 Unique Real Estate Markets Around the World

by Seth Williams July 18, 2014
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that I tend to get really caught up in the things happening in my real estate market (as if the whole world revolved me). I’ve gotten used to the buildings, the surroundings, the features and the lay of the land around me – but the truth is, the […]

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General Real Estate

Are You the Cheapest Hire in Your Business?

by Dave Van Horn July 17, 2014
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For close to the first 20 years of being a real estate agent, I never had an administrative assistant, or admin. Was I just a control freak? Was I afraid that no one could do the job as good as me? It wasn’t until I became a super busy RE/MAX agent, who was doing property […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 079: Low Income Landlording and Investing to Make a Difference with Michele and Bruce Fischer

by Brandon Turner July 17, 2014
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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a couple who together, intentionally invest where most landlords fear to tread . . . low income housing. Michele and Bruce Fischer who hail from Longview, Washington, decided to make a difference by landlording in areas that are so low-income, that even Section-8 […]

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General Real Estate

Real Estate Investors: Do These 5 Things Now… Or Regret It 10 Years From Now

by Jaren Barnes July 16, 2014
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As people who use real estate investing to pursue their dreams, we often put our focus on short-term goals and results and neglect the more important long-term vision. And don’t get me wrong, I don’t blame anyone! There is so much minutiae that comes with pursuing real estate that it really takes some concentration to work on the […]

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General Real Estate

People Say All Kinds of Things About Real Estate – Who Can You Really Trust?

by Karen Margrave July 16, 2014
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You turn on the television on any given night and there’s shows about flipping houses. On the weekends, there’s infomercials, seminars at a local hotel, etc. telling us about how much money is being made flipping, remodeling, selling houses! HURRY!! DON’T WAIT, GET IN NOW!! Related: Start Here! Real Estate Investors, Buyers, Developers or …. […]

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General Real Estate

How to Be A Prepared Property Manager in 6 P’s

by Drew Sygit July 16, 2014
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Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance Are you prepared? Every property manager (or managing owner) works constantly on keeping their tenants prepared for the events that could occur while they live in our properties. We help them plan their rental payments, report maintenance needs, handle emergencies, acquire insurance, check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, […]

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Opinion

Are You Acting Upon What You Believe The Economic Reality Will Be in The Next Few Years?

by Jeff Brown July 15, 2014
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Most of us, including me, have been caught by differing degrees of surprise by past economic transitions, both good and bad. Allow me to recount the good, bad, and the ugly I’ve experienced, firsthand. I began learning about the brokerage side of real estate back in the summer of 1967. ‘Classes’ were conducted on the […]

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Financing Real Estate

The Top 3 Creative Sources of Capital For Investing in Real Estate

by Ankit Duggal July 15, 2014
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It is amazing how fast time goes. I came across this realization as I recover from my ACL replacement surgery over the past few weeks.  During the course of my recovery over the course of the past 5 weeks, I realized that 2014 marks my fifth year investing in real estate assets and my tenth year in […]

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General Real Estate

Why It’s Important to Become Successful Slowly In Real Estate

by Ben Leybovich July 15, 2014
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This is going to be funny! Well – that’s a hell of a way to start out.  I remember my 7th grade Language Arts teacher telling me – don’t tell them what you are going to say; just say it… Haha – I’m feeling feisty; feeling like breaking some rules.  Besides, my 7th grade teacher […]

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