8 Habits to Get Your Mind Right in the Morning (& Be Productive All Day!)

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So many of us are seeking more skills, tips, ways to achieve success—particularly in our careers. That’s great, but from what I’ve observed, taking care of the space between our ears is even more important. Yes, more important than skillsets. That’s why you should turn these mental training tips into daily habits.

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How Do You Qualify for a Commercial Real Estate Loan? 10 Investors’ Tips on How to Prepare

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Investing in commercial properties is a lucrative niche. Yet, some investors hesitate, too intimidated to get started. It doesn’t have to be that way! BiggerPockets is here to help. We asked community members for advice on preparing to speak with a lender about getting a commercial loan. Here’s what they said.

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Warning: Your “Dream House” Will Chain You to Your 9-5 & Rob You of Wealth-Building Potential

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What’s the typical path look like after that big “dream house” purchase? Work, mortgage payment, work, mortgage payment, work, mortgage payment. Listen, life doesn’t need to follow that tired formula. Here are 3 ways to escape the norm (and live the true dream life).

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BiggerPockets Podcast 335: 70+ Units Per Year and How Exactly to Make a Lowball Offer with Ryan Dossey

Guest Ryan Dossey shares how he built a deal-finding pipeline that runs without him! He talks about how he finds deals directly from sellers, has his team close them, then either keeps or wholesales those deals. If you’re interested in building systems to free up your time, this show’s for you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Top-Notch Airbnb & VRBO Listings

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Like it or not, when you own a vacation rental, you’re in the tourism industry. As a tourism business, you need to get strategic with your marketing. The first step? Better Airbnb and VRBO listings. It’s how most of your future guests will find you, which means it must be fine-tuned to turn heads and open wallets.

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6 Actionable Steps to Land Your Very First Apartment Building Deal

Apartment building investing can definitely be intimidating—but you CAN get there if you break the process into doable steps! Here’s EXACTLY how to go about it.

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Warren questions Kushner’s $800 million Freddie Mac loan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, recently called attention to a loan received by Kushner Cos., the real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, son-in-law and advisor to President Donald Trump. In a letter to Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton, Warren and Sen. Tom Carper, D-DE, questioned whether the $800 million Freddie Mac loan was pushed through because of the real estate company’s connection to Jared Kushner.

Freddie Mac announces fixer-upper mortgage

Freddie Mac is launching a new mortgage product that allows borrowers to buy a fixer-upper and finance the renovation all with one loan. The government-sponsored enterprise announced its new CHOICERenovation loan product on Wednesday, saying it’s available immediately to all approved lenders. The new product has a unique feature: it can be used to address or prevent damage from natural disasters.