The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing is Here

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Medium 1448399064 avatar biggerpo Joshua Dorkin
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Feb 18 '13, 11:16 PM
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After months of work, a project that has been a very long time coming is now live:

The BiggerPockets Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing

Guess what . . . it's FREE!

This guide was designed to help new real estate investors build the tools they need to get their investment businesses off the ground.

Check it out now and be sure to leave your feedback in the thread below.

Finally, please be sure to share this guide with your fellow investors and use the Facebook Like and other buttons to help us spread the word.



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Medium 1448386327 avatar financexaminer Bill Gulley
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Bill Gulley

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Feb 19 '13, 05:58 AM
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I'd say, it's a grand slam, four aces, five diamond piece of work!

An outstanding overview that even seasoned investors should revist to remind them of the big picture and a must read for those interested in real estate investing!

Great Job Josh! :)



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Medium 1399315588 avatar jonk Jon Klaus
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Feb 19 '13, 06:03 AM
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As super smart way to leverage the best of BP's content. And it's free?! Great job.



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Medium 1448398348 avatar brandonatbp Brandon Turner
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Joshua Dorkin Verified Donor

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Feb 19 '13, 06:08 AM
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@Bill Gulley - Thanks for the spectacular review. I'm glad to hear that someone with experience like yourself finds value in this as well. That's great to hear! Be sure to thank @Brandon Turner as well . . . this was a joint effort.

@Jon Klaus - Thanks!

Be sure to share this thing with everyone guys!



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Medium 1448323426 avatar jasonscott J Scott
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Feb 19 '13, 06:09 AM
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This is awesome, Josh! Hopefully everyone who is thinking about jumping into RE investing will start here and save themselves about a month of effort trying to come up to speed...



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Medium 1399394541 avatar jvermillionaf James Vermillion
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Feb 19 '13, 06:21 AM
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Another excellent resource courtesy of BiggerPockets! What a great tool for all those people who are looking to get started in real estate investing and do not know where to start.



Bill Gulley

Investor, Entrepreneur, Educator from Springfield, Missouri

Feb 19 '13, 06:37 AM
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@Brandon Turner, great job!

I think it was a very clever move for BP, laying it out and linking topics to selected blogs and BP materials.

I did notice the due on sale clause was mentioned several times as a caution in several techniques and is certainly appropriate to give such warnings. I'd only add that perhaps at least a mention be added of new regulatory requirements being investigated before doing any seller financing, in that section, but it's still very good.

I also hope people will take the time to get a better overview of RE before selecting niche investment strategies, especially as to local customs. For a new investor, nothing would crush thier first impression by others and integrity than hitting the streets with some strategy that was seen locally as unethical or unlawful.

All in all, my grade is an A+ to both of you!



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Medium 1408117989 avatar cd properties Chuck Redman
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J Scott Verified Moderator Donor

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Feb 19 '13, 06:42 AM
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Originally posted by J Scott:
This is awesome, Josh!

I really should be giving credit where it's due...this is awesome @Brandon Turner!!! :)



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Medium 1399602841 avatar theschu24 Anne S.
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Anne S.

Real Estate Investor from Lexington, Kentucky

Feb 19 '13, 06:55 AM
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I'm totally smitten. BP nails it again! The Ultimate Beginner's Guide is an incredible gift (free?!) for new investors like me looking for a clear, concise resource on getting started. Thanks so much!



Joshua Dorkin Verified Donor

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Feb 19 '13, 10:12 AM


@Chuck Redman - We definitely hope the UBG helps you get the ball moving for yourself. Keep us in the loop!

@Anne S. - Wow -- thank you for your thoughts. I'm glad you felt that we nailed it. Just put it to use, make some money and then pay it forward by helping others here on the site! Otherwise, please do share it. Thanks again!



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Medium 1399667986 avatar graelb Cody C.
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Medium 1399655324 avatar wklose99 Will K
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Feb 19 '13, 10:39 AM
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Thanks guys! I'm glad see were making an impact!



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Medium 1448324704 avatar barnardinc Will Barnard
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Hugo Todd

from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Feb 19 '13, 11:52 AM
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You guys have done an outstanding job of simplifying this material. I have been looking to get started in this business for a long time, and I was confused after reading some of the material out there. However, your material is simple, lean and to the point. Biggerpockets is an outstanding site. I look forward to making my first deal and newworking with all these ourstanding folks who give really great advice to newbies like myself. Thank you all very much.



Medium 1399667313 avatar reposessions573 Chris Cox
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Chris Cox

Real Estate Investor from Bismarck, Missouri

Feb 19 '13, 12:30 PM


It's a very good entertaining read. Was really hoping for some audio content to be associated with this. I seen the reddit post also. It's cool seeing bp on with a site like that. Will upvote there.



Medium 1412209793 avatar brighterdays Karen Margrave
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Karen Margrave Moderator

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Feb 19 '13, 12:38 PM


GREAT JOB you guys! Exactly what is asked for time and time again on the forums. Easy to read and understand, and the illustrations give it some life!



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