The Most Helpful BiggerPockets Blogs of all Time!

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Ali Boone

Ali Boone is a lifestyle entrepreneur, business consultant, and real estate investor, who has literally defined non-conformity when it comes to her career. Ali left her corporate 9-to-5 job as an Aerospace Engineer—despite the “dream job” status that came with it—to follow her passion for being her own boss and truly designing her lifestyle. She did this through real estate investing.

Experience
Using primarily creative financing to purchase five properties in her first 18 months of investing, Ali’s real estate portfolio started with pre-construction investments in Nicaragua and then moved toward turnkey rental properties in various markets throughout the U.S. With this success, she went on to create her company Hipster Investments, which focuses on turnkey rental properties and offers hands-on support for new investors and those going through the investing process.

Ali’s written roughly 190 articles for BiggerPockets and she’s been featured in FOX Business, The Motley Fool, and Personal Real Estate Investor magazine. She has over 300K views on her “Calculating Rental Property Numbers” video on YouTube, has sold over 200 copies of her Turnkey Rental Properties 101 eBook, and was awarded Top 100 Real Estate Investing Blogs & Websites. Her articles teach successful rental property fundamentals, investor psychology, and strategies to help get new investors started.

She still owns her first turnkey rental properties and she is also a co-owner and the landlord of a local property to her in Venice Beach.

In addition to running Hipster Investments and working as an active business consultant, she’s a pilot and teaches flying. She can often be found snowboarding, hiking, or volunteering in California prisons. Her ultimate goal is to one day challenge Tim Ferriss to a lifestyle design duel.

Education
Ali has two master’s degrees: a master’s in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and a master’s in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Her undergraduate degree is a bachelor’s in Aerospace from Middle Tennessee State University.

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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 to ask questions to the community, and provided resources like the blogs and the podcasts to help give us new daily information that might help us along our paths.

In thinking just of BiggerPockets’ blogs, what if there was one that listed out some of the most helpful blogs throughout BiggerPockets history? Well, here it is! When I thought of doing this article, I was thinking I could provide a long list of some of the blogs I found most helpful. But the truth is, I only operate in a small niche in REI so what articles have been most helpful for me may not be for those in other niches, and vice versa, there are a lot of blogs that have likely helped those in other niches that didn’t do too much for me. So instead, we are going to compile this list together.

What BiggerPockets Blog (or blogs) have helped you tremendously with your investing? Share the link of the blog as well as a quick (or not so quick) blurb on how or why it helped you. Most especially if you have a particular investing success that you can directly attribute to the blog you are mentioning, tell us what it is.

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Guidelines:

  • If you can’t remember exactly what blog it was or are not sure where to find it, you can try a couple things:
  1. Google key terms from the blog that you remember combined with “BiggerPockets” and a lot of blogs should pop up in the search results. Maybe you can find it there.
  2. If you remember the author of the blog, you can do the same search as above but add in that author’s name as well to narrow down the results.
  3. If you remember the author of the blog, you can go to that author’s page of posts if you look down on the right side of the blog pages on the website and follow their link.
  • Think of different things you may have read about that may have helped you to help remember some of the articles you enjoyed. Think of key terms: flipping, wholesaling, rental properties, notes, landlording, property managers, calculating returns, LLCs, entity structuring, success stories, horror stories, markets, agents, who to trust, financing, creative financing, capital, beginner’s advice, taxes, going green, marketing, partnerships, types of investing, cash flow, appreciation, speculation, retirement planning, passive investing, active investing, tenants, hard money, syndication, probate, team building, rehabbing, sellers, legal services, bandit signs….

Okay, GO! Give us your favorite articles. And be sure to check out those from others as they may mention ones you missed or didn’t see.