House Hacking 101: How to “Hack” Your Housing (and Get Paid to Live for Free!)

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House hacking is an innovative strategy that only requires the purchase of one property to completely eliminate your biggest expense: your housing! And if you do it right, you could even create monthly cash flow on top of that. It’s simple. Here’s how.

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BiggerPockets Business Podcast 09: The Secret to Starting a Risk-Free, Debt-Free Business QUICKLY with Alan Donegan

You’ve got an idea; you’re ready to take over the world. Where to start… Write a business plan? Buy equipment? Take out a loan? Wrong, according to guest Alan Donegan. Alan founded the PopUp Business School to teach a different approach—one that encourages entrepreneurs to measure feedback before they go into debt.

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How We Found an Extra $400K on Two Properties

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In this roundup of different deal structures, market pressures and liens brought the sellers to us and our due diligence paid off. Here I’ll explain how you can navigate exceptional circumstances to favorable terms by sharing two stories about motivated sellers who benefited from non-traditional deals.

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A Deal Gone Awry (Twice!) & How I Recovered (Profitably!)

My company does real estate deals differently. Our systems dramatically increase the odds of getting a tenant buyer to the mortgage-ready stage, setting them up to succeed. Despite that, life events do occur. But once you understand how to pivot when this happens, you’ll remain profitable. Here’s an example.

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Buy and Hold 101: How to Evaluate Investment Properties

Want to get your feet wet in the multifamily real estate business as an active investor but not sure where to start? Buying and holding an apartment is one of the easier real estate investment strategies, so it may just be perfect for you! Here’s what you need to know. 

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Homeowners in these cities are doing the most remodeling

Remodeling activity across the nation has slowed in the last year, but some cities have bucked the trend and posted gains despite the nationwide housing slowdown. According to the latest from housing data and analytics company BuildFax, remodeling activity increased in May in five of the top 10 metropolitan statistical areas, but elsewhere signs of a nationwide housing slump are evident.

Wall Street insider Craig Phillips leaves Treasury without Fannie, Freddie reform

Craig Phillips, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s top housing advisor and the point person for reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has left his position before achieving any major changes at the mortgage giants. “Mnuchin simply lacks the time and energy needed to advance a housing finance reform plan,” Jaret Seiberg, Managing Director at Cowen Group, said in a note to clients.

Is Real Estate Wholesaling Illegal? (Maybe, But Not If You Follow These Strategies…)

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Wholesaling is a profitable way to get started in real estate, even when you have little money. But is it legal? The answer is: It depends. Make sure you’re staying on the right side of the law (AND learn how to start profiting) with these strategies!

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