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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

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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Podcast

BP Podcast 092: No (and Low) Money Down Real Estate Investing with Brandon Turner

by Brandon Turner October 16, 2014
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What would you do if you didn’t need money to invest in real estate anymore? That’s the question we tackle today on the BiggerPockets Podcast as we interview one of our own… Brandon Turner, to learn how he’s purchased over $2,000,000 of real estate with almost no money of his own! Brandon, although co-host on […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

How to Overcome Fear & Ask for What You Want (or the Time I Made $30K in 6 Weeks)

by Nathan Brooks October 15, 2014
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There are monumental moments in life we will never forget: in life, in business and with our family and our children. For me, there was one such moment during a deal that came together where I made the most money I had ever made in a real estate deal to that point — and having been […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

How to Use a Margin of Safety to Avoid Financial Disaster (The Buffett Series)

by Chad Carson October 15, 2014
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We real estate investors love to focus on profits, cash flow and big checks. But if you want to be more than a one-hit wonder, you should follow the advice of investors who have survived and thrived a long time — through up and down markets. The best longterm investor I know of is Warren […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

The 4 Biggest Risks that Threaten Home Prices Today

by Conor Flaherty October 15, 2014
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I’m a big believer in trying to understand the risks in any investment I make. There are always going to be unforeseen risks — like a war, a terrorist attack or a crazy natural disaster — but the more risks you can plan ahead for, the better off you are going to be. Here are […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

3 Fundamental Tips for Real Estate Investing Newbies

by Tracy Royce October 15, 2014
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Few things in life come easy; rarely are any of us blessed with enough God-given talent to become experts at anything without failing (a lot) first. Opportunities to become rich or debt and boss-free seem elusive. Create wealth through leverage and have others pay down your investments? Not many avenues are available to the 99% […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

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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Real Estate Marketing*

How to Dramatically Enhance Your Website With a Simple Video

by Antonio Coleman October 14, 2014
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Today marks my eighth blog post here on BiggerPockets.com, and you don’t realize how thankful I am to have the opportunity to bring you guys into my world of real estate marketing. Over the past month and a half, I can say that I’ve meet some of the nicest people in the world. The BP […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

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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Business Management & Productivity*

The Pumpkin Plan: A 7 Step Process for Fast Business Growth

by Sharon Vornholt October 14, 2014
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I recently read what I believe is one of the best business books on the market. It is called The Pumpkin Plan by Michael Michalowicz. This book lays out a simple strategy to grow a remarkable business in any field. No matter what business they are in, entrepreneurs more often than not reach a point […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

7 Daily Steps to Steadily Build a Real Estate Empire

by Conor Flaherty October 13, 2014
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Real estate can be a very hectic business. There are often many projects going on all at the same time, and every one of them needs attention right this second. I can be a “Ready…Fire! Aim…” kind of guy, so it was important for me to learn how to manage (or at least try to […]

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Landlording and Rental Property Investing*

How to Handle an Untimely Tenant Death as a Landlord

by Kevin Perk October 13, 2014
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Death is not something any of us likes to think about. Unfortunately, though, none of us are going to get out of here alive. I know this is not the most uplifting topic, but as landlords and business owners, we need to not only be prepared in the case of our own departure, but we […]

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Landlording and Rental Property Investing*

7 Smart Tips for Buying the Perfect Vacation Home

by Trey Duling October 13, 2014
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Vacation home sales are on the rise, and many investors are starting to see that vacation homes are a good, safe investment. I have put together a few tips that will help you along the buying process in your search for the perfect vacation home. 7 Tips for Buying the Perfect Vacation Home 1. Choose the Location Carefully […]

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Landlording and Rental Property Investing*

6 Common Application & Screening Mistakes Property Managers Make

by Drew Sygit October 12, 2014
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It’s time for the second installment of Property Management Mistakes! Earlier, I covered 6 Common Advertising & Showing Mistakes Property Managers Make. Today we’re talking about how easy it is to screw up the process of taking applications and screening tenants. This is one of the most important parts of being a landlord — being […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

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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