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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unintentionally bought a condemned house in MN....
Wayne Brooks Last post by Wayne Brooks, 7 days ago
Wayne Brooks Wayne Brooks 1 7 days Jump to last post
Minor but very real Fail.
Micola Cocek Last post by Micola Cocek, about 1 month ago
Micola Cocek Micola Cocek 9 about 1 month Jump to last post
Buying houses Sight unseen. Am I a fool?
Whitney Hutten Last post by Whitney Hutten, about 1 month ago
Whitney Hutten Whitney Hutten 22 about 1 month Jump to last post
Getting Rid of Humidity Smell
Joel S. Last post by Joel S., about 1 month ago
Joel S. Joel S. 2 about 1 month Jump to last post
Multi Family Investing and Divorce (Hard Lesson Learned)
Steve Barkley Last post by Steve Barkley, about 2 months ago
Steve Barkley Steve Barkley 11 about 2 months Jump to last post
Getting rid of the smell of cat urine
Corey Frank Last post by Corey Frank, about 2 months ago
Corey Frank Corey Frank 11 about 2 months Jump to last post
This an integrity post
Kasan Kelley Last post by Kasan Kelley, about 2 months ago
Kasan Kelley Kasan Kelley 1 about 2 months Jump to last post
Own our primary resident, should i sell or keep.........
Phillip Dwyer Last post by Phillip Dwyer, 2 months ago
Phillip Dwyer Phillip Dwyer 14 2 months Jump to last post
Code enforcement called my signs
Pat L. Last post by Pat L., 3 months ago
Pat L. Pat L. 5 3 months Jump to last post
How to avoid the scam?
Kevin Miehe Last post by Kevin Miehe, 3 months ago
Kevin Miehe Kevin Miehe 12 3 months Jump to last post
A $800,000 lession in what not to do
Amy Aziz Last post by Amy Aziz, 3 months ago
Amy Aziz Amy Aziz 15 3 months Jump to last post
Note buyers beware...
Nicholas DiPasquale Last post by Nicholas DiPasquale, 3 months ago
Nicholas DiPasquale Nicholas DiPasquale 21 3 months Jump to last post
Lost A Big Equity Deal Due To Poor POF
Lydia T. Last post by Lydia T., 4 months ago
Lydia T. Lydia T. 5 4 months Jump to last post
A fitting end to my second deal...
Dennis M. Last post by Dennis M., 4 months ago
Dennis M. Dennis M. 5 4 months Jump to last post
My First B-R-R-R-R Fail
James Debenham Last post by James Debenham, 4 months ago
James Debenham James Debenham 150 4 months Jump to last post
Warning signs when touring a property!!!!
Josh Bakhshi Last post by Josh Bakhshi, 5 months ago
Josh Bakhshi Josh Bakhshi 8 5 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, 7 months ago
C.L. Arrington C.L. Arrington 2 7 months Jump to last post
Shaking my head . . . . . . .
Sylvia B. Last post by Sylvia B., 7 months ago
Sylvia B. Sylvia B. 2 7 months Jump to last post
Epic fail 3 family in Hartford, CT
Jeremy Wickens Last post by Jeremy Wickens, 8 months ago
Jeremy Wickens Jeremy Wickens 63 8 months Jump to last post
It was all going sooooo well.....
John Teachout Last post by John Teachout, 8 months ago
John Teachout John Teachout 5 8 months Jump to last post
PROFIT FROM RENTALS, CHICAGO, IL - JUSTIN ERICSSON
Jay Hinrichs Last post by Jay Hinrichs, 9 months ago
Jay Hinrichs Jay Hinrichs 7 9 months Jump to last post
Unsuccessful stories are better
Chantal Ceja Last post by Chantal Ceja, 10 months ago
Chantal Ceja Chantal Ceja 4 10 months Jump to last post
Has anyone had a Not-So-Successful Multi-Family Deal?
H. Michael Last post by H. Michael, 10 months ago
H. Michael H. Michael 9 10 months Jump to last post
Fortune Builder Jump Start
Nick C. Last post by Nick C., 12 months ago
Nick C. Nick C. 4 12 months Jump to last post
Protecting a property in a bad neighborhood during vacancy
Laura C. Last post by Laura C., about 1 year ago
Laura C. Laura C. 12 about 1 year Jump to last post

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