Rental Property Inspections: 4 Types That Can Save Your Property (and Sanity)

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Landlords sometimes skimp on rental property inspections because they view them as time-consuming and unnecessary. But what happens when a tenant inevitably damages your property—and you haven’t documented its condition at move-in? Inspections can save you massive money (and your sanity!). Don’t skip these four.

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3 Tips for Recession-Proofing Your Real Estate Investments

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There’s a lot of talk about being due for another recession. While no one knows what’s truly going to happen or when, I’m going to go over the ways I am recession-proofing my holdings and portfolio. 

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BiggerPockets Business Podcast 04: Building a 6-Figure Business Buying and Selling Items Online with Bill and Maida Webster

This is an entertaining and insightful show that will inspire you to start looking around the house for items to sell. Whether it’s Amazon, Facebook, Craigslist, eBay, or another platform, if you’re looking to create a new income stream by buying and selling online, this episode is a perfect starting point.

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How to Create $50,000 in Passive Income With 14 Doors

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It’s possible to replace your income with fewer doors than it takes the typical real estate investor. It involves using various financing methods and strategies. Not everyone will take this route or agree with it—that’s OK. But if you know your stuff and have good mentors, you can achieve this goal in just a few years.

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Is It a Good Idea to Invest With Family?

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Should you get private money from your family and friends to invest in real estate? For some, it might make sense; for others, maybe not. Let’s talk about the pros and cons of working with your loved ones. I’ll also give you some quick tips and address some common concerns to set the record straight.

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8 Pros & Cons of Including Utilities With Rent for Your Investment Properties

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As landlords, we all want to maximize our cash flow. One way to do this is by passing off utility costs to tenants. But is this always the best idea? Take a look at the benefits and downsides to this strategy here.

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