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Don't start investing in rental properties without reading our guide to acing the buy and hold strategy first.
Buying rental property—also known as the buy and hold strategy—helps investors secure both steady cash flow and equity. With this method, real estate investors purchase properties and rent them out long-term while the value appreciates. BiggerPockets's guide to the buy and hold strategy will teach you how to analyze rental markets, budget for your investment, choose the best property, and finance your purchase. Ready to start investing in rental property? Here's how.
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The most common question asked by those starting out in real estate investing is simply, "How do I begin?" Don't get overwhelmed by the volume of information out there. Instead, check out this one-stop comprehensive guide and discover the many different paths to achieve wealth and financial freedom through real estate. Learn how to make a plan for success, the best strategy and niche for you, tips to obtain financing, how to find deals, and other knowhow that will arm you with the knowledge you need to begin taking action towards your first (or next) investment property.
How to understand and compare real estate markets and properties—for your best deal ever.
Before diving into real estate investing, make sure you understand how to compare markets and properties. Whether you're trying to decide between investing in Boise or Sacramento—or you're just comparing two similar homes—this guide will walk you through all the numbers you need to know. From calculating cash-on-cash return to running a comparative market analysis, the experts at BiggerPockets demonstrate the steps you need to follow and the statistics you must know.
The business cycle acts like a wave: Every economic expansion is followed by a downturn.
Smart investors need to know how to safely manage their real estate investment strategy during financial recessions. This guide will walk you through the potential outcomes of the 2020 coronavirus crisis—and show how smart investment decisions will help you weather the storm. Learn how to protect and expand your portfolio by following our guide to recession-proof real estate strategies, available exclusively to BiggerPockets users.
Landlords need an emergency and disaster preparedness plan to keep them and their tenants safe.
Emergencies and disasters can test your skills as a landlord. Make sure you and your tenants are prepared by following this guide to landlord emergency preparedness, written by a pilot and Houston landlord who’s faced a number of true emergencies. Learn how to prepare for an emergency, what to do afterwards, and how to help both you and your tenants heal and prosper.
Demystify the home-buying process, from financial readiness to closing day, with this comprehensive guide
Just thinking about buying a home for the first time brings waves of emotion. It’s both an exciting and frightening concept for most people. First and foremost, know you’re not alone! Over one-third of all Americans are considering buying a home in the next five years. Our goal with this guide is to prepare you for the road ahead.
Renting out your property doesn't have to cause stress. Follow BiggerPockets' guide to being a fantastic landlord for a smooth renting experience.
Purchasing your first rental property is just the beginning of your real estate journey. For BRRRR and buy-and-hold investors, being a good landlord is almost as important as making good deals. From prepping your properties to landing a tenant and handling rent, BiggerPockets' guide to becoming a successful landlord will help real estate investors create a profitable, conflict-free business. Inside, learn how to price your rentals, screen tenants, and handle legal concerns. We walk you through the stressful parts of landlording, too—from managing evictions to handling tenant-on-tenant harassment.
The step by step guide to financial independence
Of the 7 billion people on earth, less than 20 million are millionaires. That’s far less than one percent. This ultimate guide explores the only three ways anyone becomes rich—and demonstrates how anyone can reach millionaire status if they only follow a few simple rules. The goal of this guide is simple: to make sure you become a millionaire sooner rather than later.
Feeling overwhelmed by a vast array of home loan options? Learn which lending choice is right for you and your property purchases in this comprehensive, easy-to-navigate guide.
Taking out a mortgage may be nerve-racking for a first-time buyer—and for good reason. Home loans represent a big commitment. But mortgages are also the simplest, most realistic way for the vast majority of people to buy a home. And if you choose correctly, your loan can be an affordable path to owning a home or investment property. Explore your lending options—including 15 vs. 30-year fixed-rate loans, adjustable-rate loans, and government-backed loans—to make your best, most informed decision here.
Being a landlord isn't hard - when you have the right tenant.
Tenant screening is one of the smartest steps you can take towards making your property management experience as headache-free as possible — and protecting your investments. This book will walk you through the exact step by step process needed to filter out the duds and find the best tenant for your property.
A duplex can be a great first investment... if you can buy it right.
Many real estate investors begin their journey with the purchase of a duplex, triplex, or fourplex. In this ultimate guide, you'll learn how to find great deals on these small multifamily properties, how to arrange financing (even when you have no cash) and how to manage them into an amazing cash flow machine.
A Fix-and-Flip can be an incredible way to make BIG profits fast. But the risks can often turn a dream into a nightmare.
House flipping can be an incredible way to grow wealth fast – but there are dangers. Learn how to flip houses for fun and profit in this exhaustive guide. You'll learn how to find great deals, run the math to make sure the profit is there, learn insider tips for managing contractors, and so much more.
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