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Make your home pay you!

    When mastered, this real estate strategy can:
  • Save you thousands of dollars in monthly expenses
  • Build tens of thousands of dollars in equity each year
  • Provide the financial means to retire early

Learn to live for free (or nearly free!) with The House Hacking Strategy!

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House hacking has the power to forever change your financial position in life, and this book is your roadmap to getting there!

Brandon Turner

#1 bestselling author of The Book on Rental Property Investing and host of the BiggerPockets Podcast

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House Hacking Deal Analysis Calculator

$19.99 value! | A spreadsheet tool that you can use time and time again. Make sure each property will cash-flow the way that it should before you buy.

The "Founder" of House Hacking: A Video Interview with Brandon Turner

$8.99 value! | Brandon and Craig talk details, tips, stories, and more.

35-page companion e-book

$14.99 value! | Saving for Your First House Hack: How to Make More and Spend Less to Purchase Your Next Property Sooner

An invitation to a live house hacking Q&A webinar with author Craig Curelop

$22.99 value! | Do you have questions after reading? Need advice on your first (or next) house hack? Ask the author himself in this one-time webinar, plus get access to a free replay link if you can't make the date.

Three videos of perfect house hacking property examples

$19.99 value! | A behind-the-scenes look at how the author made his first three house hacks happen.

House hacking is a real estate strategy that every investor should know, especially those who want to become financially free as early as possible. If I had known about house hacking when I was getting started, I could have jump-started my financial trajectory faster.

Joe Fairless

Co-founder of Ashcroft Capital and co-host of The Best Real Estate Invest Advice Ever Podcast

About the Book

Savvy investors have been using a little-known, but clever strategy in real estate for decades—and now, you will learn exactly how to perfect this trade secret! The average house hacker can turn a single-family home or small multifamily property into a cash-flowing investment. You can collect rent that completely covers your living expenses—and then some!

House hacking doesn't have to be a mystery. Discover why so many successful investors support their investment careers with house hacking—and learn from a frugality expert who has "hacked" his way towards financial freedom! In this book, serial house hacker Craig Curelop lays out the in-depth details to make your first (or next) investment a success.

Want a sneak peek? Read the Introduction chapter.

Inside, you'll learn:

  • What house hacking is and why it's one of the best methods for building wealth
  • The incredible connection between house hacking, wealth building, and early retirement
  • Strategies to house hack with a family, spouse, or independently
  • Stories from real estate investors all over the country on their house-hacking triumphs, mishaps, and their purpose behind house hacking.
  • The different types of house-hacking strategies you can use—no one size fits all here!
  • How to get started house hacking—even with low income or low savings
  • How to find the ideal property—even in a competitive or expensive market
  • Property management strategies to make ownership a breeze
House hacking is the best tool available to middle-class Americans who want to drastically improve their financial futures... If you apply this book’s principles, you have an extraordinary probability of becoming a millionaire within the next ten years. Maybe five.

Scott Trench

CEO of

About the Author

Ever since Craig first heard about financial independence, the concept of a passive stream of recurring income fascinated him. He lived in Silicon Valley at the time, so naturally, he thought of one horrible business to start after another. Then, it hit him: He didn't have to do something that no one else has done before. Why not get into real estate, a tried and true wealth-building method? After six months of going down the rabbit hole of personal financial education, Craig got a job at BiggerPockets in Denver. He started his first house hack just two months after moving, and since then, he has purchased a second and third.

Craig is a frugality master: Besides sleeping on a futon in his living room and renting out his bedroom for a year, Craig also rented out his car, chooses to bike everywhere to save on gas, and loves travel points more than life itself. Craig is constantly searching for ways to optimize his life both in time spent and money saved, and he loves to share this information with other people in pursuit of financial independence.

You can find more about Craig on Instagram at @TheFIguy, on his personal blog, and on his BiggerPockets profile.

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Who are these books written for?
These books are for anyone interested in financial freedom, the house hacking method, or real estate investing in general. Don't even know what financial freedom is? This book is a great place to start. Already have a few house hacks under your belt? This book will help you learn how to take your work to the next level. All you need is dedication to your future.
What is the meaning of life?
This question is quite common, so let's address it. While we can't tell you the exact meaning of life, we can tell you a few things we are confident are NOT the meaning of life. Slaving away at a 9-to-5 job for forty years—just to retire on what's left of our social security system—is not the meaning of life. Lacking financial resources to support your favorite charity is not the meaning of life. Missing your kids' soccer games because you were too busy working is not the meaning of life. So why do so many people spend their lives at work? Free yourself. Refuse to be part of a culture that values work over relationships. Find ways to create passive income through real estate so you can build your own dreams rather than spend the next decade building someone else's. Travel. Take risks. Read. Love. And then give back. Oh, and pick up a copy of this book. It'll help!