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How to Succeed in Multifamily Investing – A Unique Conversation with Josh, Brandon, and Ben

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How to Succeed in Multifamily Investing – A Unique Conversation with Josh, Brandon, and Ben

Change is good, right?

Ben Leybovich

We hope so – because in this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we change a lot of things up and invite you to come sit in the BiggerPockets digital coffee shop and listen in on a fascinating discussion! For the first time, we bring back a previous guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast to move beyond “their story” and dig into the dirty details on a very popular and important topic: multifamily rental properties.

Today Ben Leybovich, who shared with us his powerful journey almost a year ago on episode 14 of the BiggerPockets Podcast, is going to talk with us about what it takes to succeed as a multifamily investor – looking beyond the numbers and truly investing in the right kind of properties.

As I said- this show is a little different. Rather than just an interview, we decided to make this episode more of a “conversation” between Ben, Josh, and myself – discussing (and often loudly debating) everything from “what kind of properties to buy,” “what kind of location someone should buy in,” and a long debate on one of Brandon’s most recent purchase- the ugly purple triplex.

Although this is our longest show, at almost two hours in length, I think this is one of the most powerful podcasts we have ever done because it’s totally unfiltered, deep, and raw. Come be a fly on the wall in our “digital coffee shop” and discover everything you ever wanted to know about investing in multifamily rental properties.

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In This Show, We Cover:

  • Managing single family versus multifamily propertiesBiggerPockets-Podcast-Cover
  • Why cash flow is not enough to base your decisions on
  • Brandon’s “Waldo” property: good, bad, or something else? (Leave your opinion on the debate in the comments below!)
  • The Validity (and Problems with) the “Rental Property Rules
  • The 13 Steps to Analyzing a Multifamily Property
  • How valuation differs between single family and multifamily
  • Dealing with studio or one bedroom apartments
  • Why Ben doesn’t like 2 bathrooms in an apartment
  • Ben tells Josh to “shut up
  • How to really learn what expenses will be
  • And a lot more!

 Links from the Show

Books Mentioned in the Show

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