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General Real Estate

The Top 6 Reasons Mobile Home Investing Sucks (and How to Get Around Them)

by John Fedro September 26, 2014
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Welcome back, Three weeks ago I was out of the state looking at some investment property to purchase, a mobile home park to be specific. Typically, when I am out of my local area and staying a few nights, I enjoy finding local real estate investor clubs to attend to learn more about the locals […]

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26 More Epic Insights All Real Estate Investors Need To Think About

by Seth Williams September 26, 2014
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Last year I compiled a collection of 26 Epic Insights All Real Estate Investors Need To Think About. It was an instrumental list of undeniable wisdom that played a major role in helping me think the right way about about real estate investing and business in general. Realizing that these quotes would probably have a similar effect […]

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General Real Estate

My First Flip & Fix: Termites, Hauntings & A Foundation of Dirt

by Matt Faircloth September 26, 2014
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We all have crazy things that have happened to us that seem too out of the ordinary to be true.  This happens in all walks of life, but I have found that there is a special kind of crazy for the stories that have come from real estate investors. I have been in the business […]

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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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General Real Estate

8 of the Best Ways to Raise Capital for Your Investments

by Dave Van Horn September 25, 2014
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In our last conversation on raising capital, we were discussing Investor Relations and the importance of staying in communication with investors, before, during and after the fundraising stage. Now, I want to go over some of the advantages of using a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) and, more importantly, some of the best ways to raise […]

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General Real Estate

6 Investment Rules Necessary to Build a Real Estate Empire

by Gerald Harris September 25, 2014
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A prudent real estate investment can turn anyone into a millionaire. As opposed to investing in stocks and bonds, where marginal increases in value only mean a little added income, minor increases in the value of real estate can attract hundreds of thousands in returns. While investors on stocks can only make money through appreciated […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 089: From High School Dropout to 300+ Real Estate Deals with Engelo Rumora

by Brandon Turner September 25, 2014
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Looking to be inspired? Today on The BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down and chat with Engelo Rumora, a real estate investor with a fascinating story that involved dropping out of high school, playing professional soccer, and building up a massive real estate investment business across two continents! Don’t miss this incredible interview where we cover numerous […]

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General Real Estate

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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3 Business Tenets Necessary for Intelligent Real Estate Investing (The Buffett Series)

by Chad Carson September 24, 2014
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Warren Buffett is a hero of mine. I certainly don’t claim to have his investing knowledge or mental abilities, but I enjoy studying the best of the best in our field of investing. In 1950 at age 20, Buffett had a net worth of $9,800. By 2014 at age 84 Forbes reports his net worth […]

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General Real Estate

The “Hood” I Didn’t Buy in, 5 Police Cars and the Gun Pointed at Me

by Nathan Brooks September 24, 2014
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A few days ago, as I do often, I walked through a bunch of houses. Right now in our market, the good houses are flying off the shelves — and generally for more money than they have been. Dangit. So I’ve been even more on top of properties new to the market in order to […]

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General Real Estate

4 Foolproof Steps to Painlessly Resolve Tenant Complaints

by Drew Sygit September 24, 2014
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If you manage properties, there’s one thing that absolutely will happen, no matter how amazing you are at your job: someone somewhere will complain about something. Even the world’s most pleasant people are destined to come across something over a year or more of tenancy that they’re not completely happy with — and that’s a […]

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The Simple Website Fix That’ll Transform Your Real Estate Business

by Antonio Coleman September 23, 2014
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No need to waste time this week on getting down to dominating our local real estate market. We all should understand now how important it is to start building that online presence in your local community to get those leads coming in from all sorts of marketing avenues. The only way to do that in […]

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The One Real Estate Mistake You Can Never Fix…

by Ben Leybovich September 23, 2014
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I often perceive things in philosophical terms — how about you? I mean, it’s a blessing and a curse, because on one hand this enables me to see colors where someone else sees only grey, but on the other hand, sometimes — too much color! Well, I can’t help it either way, and this week […]

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How to Avoid the Most Common Reason Retirement Plans Fail

by Jeff Brown September 23, 2014
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Let’s begin with some questions. 1. How much retirement income do YOU think it’s possible to create, given your current financial reality? 2. How many years are left ’til you retire? 3. Are you a fan of retiring on your savings — or on the yield from various investments? 4. Given your ability to save […]

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5 Sticky Real Estate Situations That Offer Investment Opportunities

by Kevin Perk September 22, 2014
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As real estate investors, we need to be ready to come to the rescue. Property owners can find themselves in some truly complicated situations with no idea how to get out. If you can be a “knight in shining armor” and solve their problem, many times you can get a pretty nice deal. These problems […]

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