Real Estate Not-So-Successful Stories

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This is the place to share your real estate stories that did not end successfully and led to a lesson learned. Let us know what DIDN'T work to help others learn from your mistakes! If you've made an error and learned a valuable lesson, this is the place to share your story. For more real estate stories that end with success, failure, and everything in between, we encourage you to visit the BiggerPockets Blog.

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Own our primary resident, should i sell or keep.........
Jeffrey Kim Last post by Jeffrey Kim, about 13 hours ago
Jeffrey Kim Jeffrey Kim 8 about 13 hours Jump to last post
Getting rid of the smell of cat urine
A.J. Reese Last post by A.J. Reese, about 19 hours ago
A.J. Reese A.J. Reese 7 about 19 hours Jump to last post
Multi Family Investing and Divorce (Hard Lesson Learned)
Dennis M. Last post by Dennis M., 1 day ago
Dennis M. Dennis M. 10 1 day Jump to last post
This an integrity post
Kasan Kelley Last post by Kasan Kelley, 12 days ago
Kasan Kelley Kasan Kelley 0 12 days Jump to last post
Code enforcement called my signs
Pat L. Last post by Pat L., 15 days ago
Pat L. Pat L. 5 15 days Jump to last post
How to avoid the scam?
Kevin Miehe Last post by Kevin Miehe, 23 days ago
Kevin Miehe Kevin Miehe 12 23 days Jump to last post
A $800,000 lession in what not to do
Amy Aziz Last post by Amy Aziz, 25 days ago
Amy Aziz Amy Aziz 15 25 days Jump to last post
Minor but very real Fail.
Marcia Maynard Last post by Marcia Maynard, 25 days ago
Marcia Maynard Marcia Maynard 5 25 days Jump to last post
Note buyers beware...
Nicholas DiPasquale Last post by Nicholas DiPasquale, about 1 month ago
Nicholas DiPasquale Nicholas DiPasquale 21 about 1 month Jump to last post
Lost A Big Equity Deal Due To Poor POF
Lydia T. Last post by Lydia T., about 1 month ago
Lydia T. Lydia T. 5 about 1 month Jump to last post
A fitting end to my second deal...
Dennis M. Last post by Dennis M., about 2 months ago
Dennis M. Dennis M. 5 about 2 months Jump to last post
My First B-R-R-R-R Fail
James Debenham Last post by James Debenham, 2 months ago
James Debenham James Debenham 150 2 months Jump to last post
Warning signs when touring a property!!!!
Josh Bakhshi Last post by Josh Bakhshi, 3 months ago
Josh Bakhshi Josh Bakhshi 8 3 months Jump to last post
I'm wanting to determine whether to Rehab vs Build Anew
C.L. Arrington Last post by C.L. Arrington, 5 months ago
C.L. Arrington C.L. Arrington 2 5 months Jump to last post
Shaking my head . . . . . . .
Sylvia B. Last post by Sylvia B., 5 months ago
Sylvia B. Sylvia B. 2 5 months Jump to last post
Epic fail 3 family in Hartford, CT
Jeremy Wickens Last post by Jeremy Wickens, 5 months ago
Jeremy Wickens Jeremy Wickens 63 5 months Jump to last post
It was all going sooooo well.....
John Teachout Last post by John Teachout, 6 months ago
John Teachout John Teachout 5 6 months Jump to last post
Buying houses Sight unseen. Am I a fool?
Rick Imby Last post by Rick Imby, 6 months ago
Rick Imby Rick Imby 18 6 months Jump to last post
PROFIT FROM RENTALS, CHICAGO, IL - JUSTIN ERICSSON
Jay Hinrichs Last post by Jay Hinrichs, 7 months ago
Jay Hinrichs Jay Hinrichs 7 7 months Jump to last post
Unsuccessful stories are better
Chantal Ceja Last post by Chantal Ceja, 7 months ago
Chantal Ceja Chantal Ceja 4 7 months Jump to last post
Has anyone had a Not-So-Successful Multi-Family Deal?
H. Michael Last post by H. Michael, 8 months ago
H. Michael H. Michael 9 8 months Jump to last post
Fortune Builder Jump Start
Nick C. Last post by Nick C., 10 months ago
Nick C. Nick C. 4 10 months Jump to last post
Protecting a property in a bad neighborhood during vacancy
Laura C. Last post by Laura C., 10 months ago
Laura C. Laura C. 12 10 months Jump to last post
How to get rid of worthless land in Pennsylvania
Fred Engh Last post by Fred Engh, 11 months ago
Fred Engh Fred Engh 19 11 months Jump to last post
In Need of Clarity and Direction
Fred Engh Last post by Fred Engh, 11 months ago
Fred Engh Fred Engh 3 11 months Jump to last post

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