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On the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, co-hosts David Greene and Rob Abasolo interview real estate investors and entrepreneurs about successes, failures, and hard-earned lessons. Through in-depth conversations, 1-on-1 listener coaching calls, and news analysis, you’ll get a breakdown of real strategies that work for different niches and experience levels. Tune into the #1 real estate investing podcast every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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On the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, co-hosts David Greene and Rob Abasolo interview real estate investors and entrepreneurs about successes, failures, and hard-earned lessons. Through in-depth conversations, 1-on-1 listener coaching calls, and news analysis, you’ll get a breakdown of real strategies that work for different niches and experience levels. Tune into the #1 real estate investing podcast every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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975: BiggerNews: Rent Price Updates and Why Landlords Are Optimistic About 2024 w/Zumper’s Anthemos Georgiades

6/21/2024
The rental market could finally be returning to stability after a wild past four years. Since 2020, we’ve seen rent prices skyrocket almost overnight, with huge asking price increases for single-family homes, multifamily apartments, and everything in between. But that trend quickly reversed as the fight against inflation began, mortgage rates rose, and would-be homebuyers sat still, not knowing whether to stay renting or search for a home. But, a return to “equilibrium” may be coming soon, and that’s good news for landlords and renters alike. To break it all down, Zumper’s Anthemos Georgiades joins the show to share his team’s latest rent data. Anthemos brings some surprisingly good news for landlords, from new month-over-month rent growth data to consumer preferences shifting to a more renter-focused lifestyle; now may be the moment landlords have been waiting for as renter demand looks promising and rates stay high. We’ll also discuss the inflation lag effect our rental market has caused and how to stay on top of current rent prices. Has the dream of homeownership died? And if so, how do YOU attract the long-term renters who want to make a home out of your house (while paying YOU rent!)? Stick around for this rental market update every landlord needs to know about. Support today’s show sponsor, Rent App: the free and easy way to collect rent! In This Episode We Cover Rent growth updates and why rents for some units are starting to climb Single-family vs. multifamily demand and which asset is seeing the most strength Why Anthemos is predicting a return to “equilibrium” for landlords this summer The massive effect rent has on inflation and how housing shifts the economy Is the “American Dream” dead? Why young Americans are ditching homeownership Where to find free, up-to-date rent price data so YOU can make the most from your rental And So Much More! Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-975 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:06

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974: Maximalism: The New Renter-Friendly Trend Landlords Can’t Overlook w/Tay “BeepBoop” Nakamoto

6/19/2024
Want to really stand out in your market? A few renter-friendly interior design ideas can make a world of difference, elevating a run-of-the-mill property into one that attracts tenants and guests and stays occupied year-round. Today’s guest has some affordable, do-it-yourself (DIY) design hacks centered around “maximalism,” the design trend you can’t afford to not know about. Welcome back to the BiggerPockets Real Estate podcast! If you want to boost your property’s value, keep renters happy, and get even MORE cash flow from your portfolio, you’ve come to the right place. Today, interior designer Tay “BeepBoop” Nakamoto joins the show to share some of her most popular rental design tips. Regardless of your investing strategy, whether you own short-term rentals or are flipping houses for a profit, you won’t want to miss out on these enormous value-adds. The best part? They are extremely cost-effective, easy to implement, and, most importantly, reversible! In this episode, Tay delves into maximalism—the interior design trend that is taking the world by storm in 2024—and shares how you can seamlessly integrate this popular style with your rental properties. She even shares some of the best places to find furniture, décor, and materials, as well as some common pitfalls to avoid when tackling your own home renovation projects! In This Episode We Cover The best renter-friendly, do-it-yourself (DIY) design hacks for rentals How to implement maximalism throughout your rental properties Why you must know your limits when making design changes Where to find budget-friendly furniture and décor for your property How landlords can benefit from keeping up with the latest design trends Common pitfalls to avoid when tackling your own home design projects And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:17) What Is Maximalism? (04:31) Fixing Up Her First Home (11:02) Renter-Friendly DIY Projects (20:50) Common Pitfalls & Cosmetic Changes (26:42) How to Implement Maximalism (27:49) Connect with Tay! (28:24) Boost Your Property's Value! Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-974 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:06

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973: Seeing Greene: Retiring Early, ARMs vs. Fixed-Rate Mortgages, & When to Sell

6/18/2024
Want to retire early? Real estate investing might be your best bet. Looking to boost your cash flow and expand your real estate portfolio, too? In today’s show, we’re sharing how to use home equity to build wealth the RIGHT way, plus the “portfolio architecture” secrets that enable you to retire earlier than you thought. Whether you’ve got one rental or a hundred or are just starting to dig into real estate investing, we’ve got the investing information you need on this Seeing Greene to reach true financial freedom. First, an investor sitting on $300,000 of equity asks what he should do: sell his current rental property and buy more OR convert the single-family home into a multifamily investment. The answer isn’t as clear-cut as you’d think. Next, we discuss whether ARMs (adjustable-rate mortgages) vs. fixed-rate mortgages are your best bet for a lower mortgage rate. Plus, we'll share the five BIG mistakes new real estate investors can make. Finally, David describes “portfolio architecture” to an investor who wants to retire by age fifty. He CAN get it done, and you can, too, IF you follow David’s massive passive income plan! Want to ask David and Rob a question? If so, submit your question here so they can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene, or hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take! In This Episode We Cover How to retire earlier with rental properties by strategizing your “portfolio architecture” Using home equity to invest and whether you should renovate a property or sell it and buy more rentals Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) vs. fixed-rate mortgages and the “rate roulette” you could be playing Five real estate investing beginner mistakes you should avoid when using the BiggerPockets Forums How to explode your cash flow by converting your long-term rental into a short or medium-term rental And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:31) Buy More Rentals or Convert Current One? (07:33) ARM vs. Fixed- Rate Mortgages (16:43) 5 Mistakes New Investors Make (21:08) Portfolio Architecture (Retire Early!) (32:05) Moving “Lazy” Equity (42:09) Note Investing 101 (51:12) Starting a Business (53:50) Ask Us Your Question! Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-973 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:13

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972: 3 Beginner Steps to Find Undervalued Real Estate in ANY Market

6/17/2024
What sets apart the wealthy from the wannabes when investing? Knowing how to find real estate deals! You’ll be ahead of ninety-nine percent of investors if you know how to find off-market real estate deals and discounted on-market properties. Today, we’re giving you everything you need to know to find real estate deals in your market, no matter your budget, and even if you have zero real estate investing experience. Henry Washington, co-host of On the Market and author of Real Estate Deal Maker, is on to condense his seven years of investing into simple steps YOU can follow to find undervalued real estate. You’ll learn what a great real estate deal is, how to spot one even if you’ve never invested, why buying right is what REALLY makes you rich, three steps to start finding deals today, and the beginner mistake that’ll stop the deals from coming your way. Plus, Henry even shares the hidden on-market deals ANYONE can find (if they’re up to it). If you follow these steps, you’ll have a steady stream of real estate deals flowing your way. But if you don’t, you could waste years of building wealth waiting for the right deal to fall into your lap. So, are you going to take action or make excuses? In This Episode We Cover How anyone in any real estate market can find undervalued real estate deals The three steps to finding discounted deals and why most people give up too soon Hidden on-market deals that anyone with a real estate agent can find The biggest beginner mistake you can’t afford to make (it’ll could cost you…) Why you DON’T need a ton of time and money to start finding off-market real estate And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (02:08) What Makes a Great Deal? (06:34) How You Really Make Money (08:10) 3 Steps to Find Deals (16:21) Biggest Beginner Mistake (20:37) Learning From the Best (23:29) Hidden On-Market Deals (29:09) Most People Won’t Do This (33:02) Beginner Steps to Take (35:26) Grab Henry’s Book Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-972 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:46

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971: BiggerNews: Mid-Year Housing Market Update + Mortgage Rate Forecast w/Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather

6/14/2024
We’re almost halfway through 2024, and the housing market is at a standstill. Mortgage rates are high, inventory is low, buyers have fewer choices, and many homeowners refuse to put their properties up for sale. But could things change in the second half of this year if interest rates fall and inventory improves, even if ever so slightly? We brought Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather on this BiggerNews episode to get her team’s latest 2024 housing market predictions. First, Daryl explains how our stubbornly strong economy put the Federal Reserve in a challenging position and whether or not we could hit the magic two-percent inflation rate goal. Will buyers ever get a break in this tough housing market, and could lower interest rates improve things? Daryl shares what she thinks will happen once the Fed finally cuts rates, how low rates could go, and whether or not this will heat home prices up yet again. Some “unusual demand” may come late this year for housing, but will agents, brokers, and sellers see the traditionally hot summer season they’ve been waiting for? We’re answering all these questions and more with this housing market data leader on this BiggerNews episode! Support today’s show sponsor, Rent App: the free and easy way to collect rent! In This Episode We Cover 2024 housing market and mortgage rate predictions from Redfin’s Chief Economist How our economy has stayed so stubbornly strong EVEN with rate hikes Homeowner control and why buyers may be in an even worse position AFTER rates fall Improving housing inventory and what’s contributing the most to more homes on the market Why inflation may NOT need to hit the two-percent target for the Fed to lower rates The “lock-in effect” explained and why more homeowners with low rates could start selling And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:38) A Stubbornly Strong Economy (07:03) Housing Is STILL Hot? (13:23) Mortgage Rate Prediction ((18:29) Will Inflation Fall? (20:56) 2024 Predictions (23:53) An Opportunity for Investors Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-971 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:06

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970: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When You Start Investing in Real Estate

6/12/2024
Before you start investing in real estate, make sure you hear this episode. Almost every beginner ends up making these five big real estate investing mistakes. Some cost money, some cost time, but all of them cost you peace of mind and push you further away from achieving financial freedom. We’re breaking down these five big mistakes so you can avoid them and start building wealth faster! Dave Meyer and Rob Abasolo are back today to discuss the five common real estate investing mistakes to avoid. From buying bad deals to doing wrong calculations, getting stuck in analysis paralysis, and beyond, even our expert investors have fallen into these beginner traps a few times. However, their previous mistakes could make you money as they share exactly how to avoid these rental property investing pitfalls. If you want to invest in real estate but are stuck, scared that you’ll make the wrong move, jump into today’s episode and take notes. If you can avoid these real estate investing mistakes, you’ll not only end up richer but with far less grey hair than even the most savvy investors. Let’s get into it! In This Episode We Cover The five biggest real estate investing mistakes that beginners make (and YOU can avoid) Why even a profitable rental property can be the “wrong” deal for you The one thing that most new investors leave out when they’re analyzing real estate deals The “sacrifices” you can make to get the money for your first or next real estate deal Why you should NOT borrow money to buy your first investment property The problem with real estate partnerships and why they’re so easy to get wrong An antidote to analysis paralysis that’ll stop you from sitting on the sidelines And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:25) 1. Buying the Wrong Deal (05:57) How to Avoid Bad Deals (07:14) 2. Analyzing Wrong (11:09) 3. “Lacking” Money (23:23) How to Do Partnerships (25:49) 4. Getting “Stuck” (29:01) Escaping Analysis Paralysis (31:12) 5. Doom and Gloom (34:18) Talk to THESE People Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-970 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:54

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969: Seeing Greene: I Can’t Find Tenants! Should I Sell or Lower My Rent?

6/11/2024
Your rental properties are sitting vacant—what do you do? Do you sell or lower your rent price to spark some interest? Will reducing your rent open you up to bad tenants? We’re getting into exactly what you should do in this sticky landlording situation, and many others, in this episode of Seeing Greene. This time, we’re sharing wisdom on what to do when you can’t find tenants, how to invest with just $15,000 in 2024, which rental property mortgage to pay off first, and whether to keep or sell your newly renovated rental. As usual, your real estate investing experts, David Greene and Rob Abasolo, are on the show to help answer any investing question you can think of. Our first video submission comes from a new investor who is completing his first BRRRR (buy, rehab, rent, refinance, repeat). With only $15,000 in the bank and a desire to build a real estate portfolio, what’s the BEST way to use such a small amount of cash? Next, a landlord with multiple rentals wants to know which mortgage to pay down first: her primary residence or her other rentals. An out-of-state investor with a vacant property struggles to find a tenant even after lowering his rent price. A medium-term rental owner with a burnt property asks whether to sell or re-rent the property after his insurance-paid renovations are completed. Want to ask David and Rob a question? If so, submit your question here so they can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene, or hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take! In This Episode We Cover Struggling to find tenants? What to do if you think your rent price is too high Building a real estate portfolio with just $15,000 and why you must use the “BRRRR method” Paying off your mortgage early and whether to prioritize loan balance or interest rate when picking which property to pay off The huge danger of using a HELOC (home equity line of credit) to pay off a property What to do after you renovate/rebuild a rental property—keep or sell it? And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:24) Build a Portfolio with $15K? (10:43) Which Mortgage to Pay Off First? (20:22) I Can’t Find Tenants! (30:00) Sell or Keep Renovated Rental? (35:30) Ask Us Your Question! Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-969 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:46

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968: Making $10,000/Month PER Rental with These Guaranteed Cash Flow “Contracts” w/Noble Crawford

6/10/2024
Want to know how to make millions WITHOUT owning real estate? Rental arbitrage is the strategy for you. And maybe you’ve heard about it before, but we promise you’ve never heard anything like this. Today’s guest is bringing in millions of dollars through “guaranteed” rental arbitrage contracts that last YEARS. You heard that right—guaranteed rent for years, often at the highest price on the market. And you don’t need to own a single rental property to try this strategy. So, how do you get started? If you’re looking to make big money with big deals but don’t have the deep pockets to buy a hundred-unit apartment complex, Noble Crawford has what you need. After choosing his wife’s health over his day job, Noble realized he needed an income stream he could depend on—one that wouldn’t be ripped away from him when life’s challenges arose. He learned about Airbnb investing and, by default, rental/Airbnb arbitrage. When the opportunity came for him to house medical students in need, he jumped at the chance and found a seriously lucrative investing avenue. In today’s episode, Noble will walk through exactly what you can do to start making tens of thousands, if not millions, with rental arbitrage. Plus, he’ll share how to get the deeply-desired government contracts that guarantee you top-of-the-market rent for YEARS. In This Episode We Cover How to use “rental arbitrage” to invest in real estate without owning a single property The lucrative government housing contracts that can make you millions (seriously!) How Noble gets up to $10,000 per month per unit with these lucrative cash flow contracts Crucial first steps to starting your rental arbitrage empire (don’t get these wrong) Exactly where to find and how to get in touch with agencies that are looking for housing And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:23) Cash Flow “Contracts” (04:38) $10,000/Month from ONE Rental? (09:23) Leaving His Job (12:20) Moving from Airbnb to Contracts (18:44) How to Compete for Contracts (26:30) How to Get Started (35:01) Connecting with Agencies (36:53) You NEED This Document Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-968 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:56

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How to Find Motivated Sellers with These 25 Beginner-Friendly Lists

6/8/2024
Tune into The DealMachine Real Estate Investing Podcast for more episodes just like this! Want access to undervalued real estate? Then, you’ll need to know how to find motivated sellers. These sellers are ready to get rid of their homes at below market value, and YOU can make a win-win situation by getting them money for their properties while building your real estate portfolio. If you’re a house flipper, wholesaler, fixer-upper, or BRRRR-er, you MUST know how to find motivated sellers so you can scoop up deals most of the competition is overlooking. Today, David Lecko from DealMachine takes the mic as he shares the top twenty-five motivated seller lead lists that even a beginner can use to start finding and buying undervalued real estate. And you don’t even need money to start! Most of the lists David shares in this episode are completely free and can be found by anyone, even if you have limited real estate investing experience. Liked today’s show? Check out even more DealMachine podcast episodes here! In This Episode We Cover How to find motivated sellers using these easily available lead lists The best free motivated seller lists that ANYONE can get access to Why you MUST stick to one strategy/list before moving on to another The easy way to find motivated sellers on the MLS (multiple listing service) Which list to target first, and where beginners should start How to get lists just like these in an instant using DealMachine And So Much More! Links Mentioned in the Show Find Motivated Sellers with DealMachine DealMachine MC018: Direct Mail Best Practices for Real Estate Investors with Justin Dossey DealMachine 068: 4 Convos To Your First Wholesale Real Estate Deal Follow David on Instagram Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:08

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967: BiggerNews: Apartment Investing Took a Huge Hit, Is a Comeback On the Way? w/Brian Burke

6/7/2024
Almost overnight, multifamily investing went from red-hot to something not even the most experienced investors would touch. After interest rates went up, rent growth stalled, and apartment supply flooded the market, the apartment investing industry became the ugly duckling of real estate. Owners struggled to get tenants and had huge balloon payments due, and no one was there to save them. But one man predicted that this would happen before anyone else—Brian Burke. After seeing a crash on the horizon, Brian sold off most of his multifamily real estate portfolio and did it at just the right time. Now, he has a new prediction that could make apartment investors very happy. But a market turnaround won’t come quickly, and if you want to ensure you don’t make the same mistakes most multifamily investors made in 2020 - 2022, you’ll need to hear this BiggerNews episode. In this BiggerNews, Brian walks through everything that went wrong with multifamily real estate, signs it’s time to sell your properties, and some hope on the horizon for 2025 that most investors have no idea about. Support today’s show sponsor, Rent App: the free and easy way to collect rent! In This Episode We Cover A multifamily real estate update and Brian’s buying plans for 2024 and 2025 The “sobering reality” of the perfectly timed “traffic accident” that hit multifamily all at once Why as soon as you sense “irrational exuberance,” it may be time to sell your real estate An optimistic prediction from Brian on when multifamily could finally get back on its feet Syndication struggles and what every syndicator/investor should be doing NOW Why the multifamily oversupply may NOT be a problem in the coming years And So Much More! Links from the Show Find an Agent Find a Lender BiggerPockets Youtube Channel BiggerPockets Forums BiggerPockets Pro Membership BiggerPockets Bookstore BiggerPockets Bootcamps BiggerPockets Podcast BiggerPockets Merch Property Manager Finder Join BiggerPockets for FREE Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area Expand Your Investing Knowledge With the BiggerPockets Books Be a Guest on the BiggerPockets Podcast Ask David Your Real Estate Investing Question Dave’s BiggerPockets Profile Dave’s Instagram BiggerPockets’ Instagram Listen to Dave on the “On The Market” Podcast See Dave at BPCON2024 in Cancun! On the Market Podcast 214 – What to Know About “Capital Calls” As Multifamily Syndications Get “Squeezed” w/Brian Burke Book Mentioned in the Show The Hands-Off Investor by Brian Burke Connect with Brian: Brian’s BiggerPockets Profile (00:00) Intro (01:57) "Irrational Exuberance” (08:52) Investors Get Hungry (11:34) Developers Come In (14:34) The Sobering Reality (19:01) Distressed Properties (22:02) Don’t Buy Anything? (23:41) Long-Term Multifamily Predictions (26:30) Syndication Struggles Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-967 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:32

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966: Top Investors Reveal Their Worst Real Estate Deals (DON'T Repeat Them!)

6/5/2024
Think you've got a bad real estate deal? We doubt it comes even close to what we’re about to share. Today, the experts are in to talk about bee-infested rental properties, risky flips, “wholetail” failures, and other ways that they’ve lost money with real estate deals gone wrong. Why are we sharing such horrific stories? Because we want YOU to be able to avoid the same fate on your first or next investment property. Take a seat, get some popcorn, and pray that your properties won’t turn out like this… First, Henry Washington from the On the Market podcast shares his recent luxury flip…or should we say, luxury “flop.” This property was poised to make him up to a six-figure profit, but it didn’t work out that way. One simple mistake ruined this real estate deal and forced Henry to slowly pay away all his profits to a hard money lender. Next, our own Rob Absolo talks about the dangers of NOT looking at the comps when doing a “wholetail” deal and how you could easily find yourself with a home worth less than what you put into it. Finally, the deal of all horrible deals comes out…David Greene’s deal. Where do we even start? Permit problems, mold, bee infestations, and NO way out—this short-term rental gone wrong is costing David hundreds of thousands of dollars, and with little light at the end of the tunnel, he may be forced to do something drastic. So, how do YOU avoid these nightmarish real estate deals? Stick around so you know exactly what NOT to do. In This Episode We Cover Three of the worst real estate deals our investing experts have ever done Why not knowing your neighborhood can cost you BIG on your next house flip The danger of hard money loans and the massive interest they come with Why you NEED a partner/mentor in your area to confirm a property’s worth The so-called “landlord-friendly” state that’s actively trying to ruin David Greene How nosy neighbors can end up costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars Whether or not our investing experts regret investing in real estate after this And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:24) A Risky Luxury Flip (06:02) Final Numbers and Exit Plans (09:19) Henry’s Mistake (11:14) An Overpriced Wholetail (15:04) Rob’s Mistake (23:23) The City Ruined My Real Estate (32:43) David Lost HOW Much!? (36:19) How to Avoid This (39:07) Do We Regret It? Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-966 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:30

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965: Seeing Greene: Insurance and Taxes Killed My Cash Flow, Should I Sell?

6/4/2024
Want a quicker way to buy rental properties? One that takes less cash, less time, and is beginner-friendly? Then you’re in the right place! In this Seeing Greene, we’re talking about the “sneaky rental tactic” that can help you build a real estate portfolio in just a few years. And if insurance and property taxes have been eating away all your cash flow, we go through a real-life investor’s situation to determine whether he should hold, fold, or change his real estate strategy. All that, and more, is coming up! Like most investors in America, your property expenses are rising, but rent isn’t climbing at the same rate. What do you do when your cash flow disappears? That’s what our first investor is asking. Then, a house hacker wants to know how to get into his second property and what rules he has to follow to house hack once again. A rent-by-the-room investor gets given an ultimatum by his potential tenant—what should he do? We’ll also discuss the difference between “cheap” and “bad” houses, what to look for in a home inspection, and what to do when guests throw a party at your Airbnb. Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can jump on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot! In This Episode We Cover Whether to keep or sell a rental property if it no longer brings in monthly cash flow The “sneaky rental tactic” anyone can use to buy their first (or next) investment property How many checking accounts you should have for your real estate portfolio Renting-by-the-room and what to do when a tenant has make-or-break demands The problem with buying “cheap houses” and why we steer clear of them What we look at in a home inspection report and what you should always ask the inspector How to stop parties and large gatherings from happening at your Airbnb or short-term rental And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:51) Sell My Low-Cash-Flow Rental? (07:30) The “Sneaky” Rental Tactic (12:55) How Many Checking Accounts? (15:05) Buying “Cheap” Houses (21:50) Home Inspections 101 (27:58) Ask Airbnb Guests for ID? Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-965 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:32

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964: Retiring His Parents by Buying Unwanted, Overlooked Real Estate Deals w/Logan Koch

6/3/2024
One investment property could change your life, especially if you buy the right one. Logan Koch, an investor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was buying investment properties for one specific goal: To retire his parents. With a $45,000/year cash flow target in mind, Logan and his parents went to work, finding small multifamily rental properties to buy, fix, and increase rents on. But one day, Logan stumbled across a commercial real estate deal that nobody wanted, one with huge signs of opportunity. In today’s show, Logan lays down step-by-step exactly what he did to find this unwanted and unnoticed commercial real estate investment, how he was able to DOUBLE the cash flow on it, the massive return on investment he’s walking away with, and even how he got the city to lower his property taxes by two-thirds! The best part? None of what Logan did requires expert-level investing knowledge. Anyone, even a complete real estate investing beginner, can follow Logan’s same thought process to find and buy undervalued real estate deals. Do you want to start building some retirement (or early retirement) cash flow for yourself or your parents? These are the exact types of deals you should be on the lookout for! Stick around as we discuss Logan’s almost unbelievable return on this cheap investment property everyone else was overlooking! In This Episode We Cover Telltale signs that a property’s expenses are WAY too high (and how to lower them significantly) Setting a cash flow retirement goal that’ll allow you to retire (or retire early) on your timeline How Logan cut his property tax bill on this investment by over sixty percent! Seller financing and how to get creative when buying commercial real estate BRRRR-ing a big property and how Logan bought $15,000/year cash flow for just $20,000! And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:58) Investing to Retire His Parents (05:50) Small Multifamily, Big Cash Flow (11:42) Finding the Opportunity (19:01) Cutting Property Taxes by 66% (22:22) A 75% Return!? (29:19) The Rental Retirement Plan Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-964 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:29

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963: BiggerNews: 6 Rules for Real Estate Investing in 2024 w/J Scott

5/31/2024
Real estate investing in 2024 isn’t as easy as a few years ago. When interest rates are low, housing inventory is high, the economy is booming, and everyone’s happy, real estate investors can take considerably more risks with bigger payoffs. But now, only the most savvy investors are finding cash flow, appreciation potential, and wealth-building properties. So, with little hope in sight for lower rates or home prices, how do you ensure you’re building wealth, not getting burnt, in the challenging 2024 housing market? If there’s one person who knows how to invest during tough times, it’s J Scott. He literally wrote the book on recession-proof real estate investing and has flipped, landlorded, and syndicated through booms, busts, and the in-between periods. Today, J is laying down his six rules for real estate investing in 2024, which he’s following himself to ensure his portfolio doesn’t just survive but thrive, no matter what the housing market throws his way. First, we dive into the factors causing such a harsh housing market and whether J thinks home prices will rise, flatten, or crash. Next, J walks through the six rules for real estate investing in 2024. We’ll talk about appreciation potential, rising expenses like insurance and property taxes, the riskiest investing strategies of today, loans that’ll put your real estate deals at risk, and why you MUST start paying attention to your local housing laws. Support today’s show sponsor, Rent App: the free and easy way to collect rent! In This Episode We Cover The six rules for successful real estate investing in 2024 from a time-tested expert Inflation, interest rates, home values, and why the housing market has significantly slowed down What rising expenses like insurance premiums, property taxes, and labor will do to your rentals The one thing you CAN NOT assume when analyzing real estate deals (big potential mistake) Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) and why J is avoiding these at all costs Rent control, short-term rental regulations, and housing laws that could put your rentals at risk And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:30) What Affects the Housing Market? (11:20) 1. Don’t Bet on Appreciation (15:46) 2. Expect Higher Expenses, Lower Rent (20:37) 3. Know the Risks of Flips (26:46) 4. Avoid Adjustable-Rate Loans (28:48) 5. Buy What You Can Hold (33:15) 6. Pay Attention to Local Laws Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-963 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:42

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How to Use the BRRRR Method to “Invest on Repeat”

5/30/2024
Want to reach financial freedom faster? The BRRRR method is how you do it. Seriously—the BRRRR strategy is almost too good to be true, which is why so many real estate investors use it as the stepping stone to start building wealth. In short, the BRRRR (buy, rehab, rent, refinance, repeat) method allows you to reuse and recycle your money repeatedly, turning one sum of cash into multiple investment properties or an entire portfolio! This allows you to build your real estate portfolio faster WITHOUT having to wait around to save up tons of capital to invest. But how do you use the BRRRR method to build wealth, passive income, and financial freedom? We’ve got a financially free investor, Dave Meyer, on the show to walk through the three steps of completing a BRRRR real estate deal. From finding the properties to analyzing them for maximum profit potential and refinancing to get your money back out, these are the steps a beginner needs to take to do their first BRRRR deal. Plus, we’ll even show you a tool that runs the numbers for you in just minutes so you can get your first or next investment property even faster! Want to do BRRRR deals like the pros? Sign up for BiggerPockets Pro to unlock unlimited BRRRR calculator usage and access all the elite investor tools by using code “BUYPOD24” at checkout. Plus, you’ll score a sweet discount and over a thousand dollars in bonuses! In This Episode We Cover The BRRRR method explained and how to use it to “invest on repeat” Why BRRRR may be one of the best ways to reach financial freedom FAST The risks of the BRRRR method (and easy ways to get around them) How to find perfect properties for the BRRRR method (and Dave’s favorite way to find deals) Analyzing a BRRRR deal from start to finish (in just minutes!) with the BRRRR calculator How to get funding for your first or next BRRRR deal with these investor-friendly lenders And So Much More! Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-no-number Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:01

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962: How to Buy a Home (or Entire Neighborhood) With Your Friends and Family w/Phil Levin

5/29/2024
Imagine living in a home where your next-door neighbors are your best friends or family members. We know you’ve thought about it before—starting a compound with all the people you love, everyone helps each other, watches each other’s kids, the community stays safe, and you barely have to drive! This is exactly what co-ownership homes, co-buying, and co-living can do for you! But getting a dozen or so people together to do a real estate deal can be a little tricky; that’s why we have Phil Levin, founder of Live Near Friends, on the show to help. Phil lives in his own housing “cluster” with nineteen (yes, nineteen) of his closest friends. He believes that being near your loved ones helps you live a happier, safer, and more contented lifestyle—and we agree! There are massive positives to living in a neighborhood with your friends. We’re talking free babysitters, consistent helping hands, less driving and more walking, and, of course, being able to see your best friends almost every day of the week. But practically, how does one start building a community like this? Phil walks through the different setups anyone can try to begin living with and around their friends and family, from co-buying with one or multiple others to starting a “minihood” and making your own part of the block, or building an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) for a close friend or two to live in. He even talks about the rising demand for this type of co-living and what developers and real estate agents can do to make serious profits from this growing trend. In This Episode We Cover Co-ownership, co-living, and co-buying explained and how to live with your best friends The massive benefits of living near family and friends (especially if you have kids!) The “law of proximity” and boosting your lifestyle by co-living with more happiness and less stress Creating a “minihood” where you and your friends all live within walking distance How real estate developers can get a jump on this fast-growing co-ownership trend And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:24) Compound Living (04:00) How to Start Coliving (07:15) Benefits to Living with Friends (10:51) “Cobuying” with Friends/Family (16:39) Huge Demand for This Housing Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-962 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:45

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961: Seeing Greene: How to Avoid High Down Payments and When to BRRRR vs. Buy New

5/28/2024
One of the biggest hurdles to rental property investing? High down payments. Most lenders want you to come to the table with twenty to thirty percent down, but with home prices averaging around $400,000, it might not be easy to come up with $80,000 to $120,000 on your next deal, especially with today’s high cost of living. So, how do you skirt the high down payment requirements while still locking up solid real estate deals? We’re showing you how in today’s Seeing Greene! First, a Hawaii investor struggles to scale his real estate portfolio with the state’s significant down payment requirements. David and Rob give him some creative ways to still get deals done. A median-income-earning new investor wants to know whether to buy a new construction home or BRRRR his way to wealth. Then, we debate whether a high down payment with cash flow beats a low down payment with negative cash flow. Looking for a better interest rate on your next deal? We’ll share the seller finance strategies you can use to buy off-market properties, plus whether or not you can buy two houses at once with the same preapproval. Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can jump on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot! Support today's show sponsor, Rent to Retirement, by checking out their turnkey rental properties for sale! In This Episode We Cover How to get around high down payment requirements on your next deal BRRRRing (buy, rehab, rent, refinance, repeat) vs. buying new build homes Weighing the pros and cons of a high down payment with higher cash flow The ONLY type of investor who should purchase negative cash flow properties Seller financing 101 and how to find these hidden deals with rock-bottom rates Buying two houses with the same preapproval and whether it’s even possible And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:07) How to Avoid High Down Payments (11:36) BRRRR or Buy a New Build? (20:35) Take Negative Cash Flow? (24:50) Comment Section Callout (27:36) Getting Seller Finance Deals (34:24) Buying Two Houses at Once? (36:53) Ask Us Your Question! Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-961 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:41

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960: No Cash Flow in Your Market? How to Invest Out-of-State Like a Pro w/Jessica and Shyd Coloma and Michael Gallagher

5/27/2024
Looking for monthly cash flow but live in an expensive real estate market? It sounds like you need to start buying rental property OUT of state. After realizing that real estate investing could be the wealth-builder they needed, Jessica and Shyd Coloma wanted to get in the game. But in pricey Southern California, finding passive-income generating rental properties was next to impossible. So, they began looking out of state. Thanks to BiggerPockets Agent Finder, they met Ohio-based agent Michael Gallagher, and now, just a couple of years later, they have a cash-flowing rental property portfolio! Michael was able to quickly show the couple which cities offered cash flow, appreciation, and a bit of both, as well as the parts of town that were seeing the most growth. They ended up buying a duplex for under $100,000, saw instant cash flow, and decided they needed more! In today’s show, they’ll walk through all the numbers of their first and second deals, how their rock star agent saved the day multiple times, and what you MUST look for in an out-of-state investing market. Need an investor-friendly agent? Use BiggerPockets Agent Finder to connect with local agents in your investing area for free! In This Episode We Cover Long-distance real estate investing and how to buy rentals from 2,000+ miles away Building your "buy box" so you know exactly what you want in an out-of-state market Cash flow vs. appreciation and which cities in Ohio offer which benefits Finding a property manager remotely and whether local managers beat national ones Short-term rentals, medium-term rentals, and the strategies to get even more cash flow out of your rental One huge closing hiccup Jessica and Shyd ran into that you should be on the lookout for And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:22) Investing Out of State (08:24) $87K First Rental Property! (13:07) Finding a Property Manager (15:06) 2nd Deal in Columbus (23:34) Closing Hiccups and Final Numbers (29:09) Keep Investing in Ohio? (31:29) Ready to Invest Out of State? Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-960 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:02

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959: BiggerNews: 2024 Housing Market Update and Why Prices Are Still Rising

5/24/2024
The 2024 housing market isn’t turning out how most of us thought. At the beginning of the year, real estate investors were hopeful that mortgage rates would fall, affordability would return, and home prices would have a chance to stabilize before going back up. But none of those things happened. Rates are still high, affordability is at a forty-year low, and home prices are slowly rising even with diminished demand. Why is this happening, and what’s causing these market moves? All that and more, with VP of Market Intelligence at BiggerPockets, Dave Meyer, in this BiggerNews episode. We’re giving you an entire wrap-up of the 2024 housing market (so far) on today’s episode as Dave goes through the data behind affordability, home prices, inventory, sales, and which real estate markets are faring the best. With more and more homeowners “locked in,” the US as a whole is still experiencing low housing inventory—HALF the amount of inventory from just a few years ago. This puts buyers in a tough spot. Should they buy now with limited choices and high rates or wait for mortgage rates to drop? And if they do decide to wait, what happens to rent prices? Dave answers it all plus shares the region-by-region differences affecting each corner of the US housing market. From high inventory in the Southeast to the often overlooked real estate regions with massive demand, we’ll get into where money is moving and which states you should be most concerned about investing in. All that, and much more, in this BiggerNews housing market update! Support today’s show sponsor, Rent App: the free and easy way to collect rent! In This Episode We Cover A 2024 housing market update and the data you should pay attention to most Why home prices continue to rise EVEN with low demand and record-low affordability Our ongoing affordability crisis and how mortgage rates are stunting home sales Why inventory is exploding in one specific region of the United States (and what it means for investors) Slow rent growth and the multifamily overbuilding problem that could affect many investors Exactly what Dave is investing in this year, plus the one big concern he has for future real estate deals And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (02:11) Affordability at 40-Year Low (06:13) Inventory is Rising (Good News) (08:41) Home Sales Are Up…Kind Of (10:48) Rent and Home Prices Increase (15:04) Hot and Cold Housing Markets (21:51) What Investors MUST Know (26:42) How to Track the Housing Market Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-959 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:38

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958: Hiring a Property Manager 101: Make More (in Less Time) from Your Rentals w/Luke Rzepiennik and Michael Vialpando

5/22/2024
Hiring a property manager can be one of the best or worst decisions in your real estate investing career. The right property manager can give you the time to scale your portfolio to new heights, all while increasing the revenue on your rental properties. But the wrong property manager can drown you in unnecessary fees, push time-consuming tasks back on your plate, and leave your properties worse off than they were before. How do you distinguish between the two when every property manager tells you they’re the best in the business? In today’s show, we’ll show you how. After building their real estate portfolios, Luke Rzepiennik and Michael Vialpando struggled to find property managers that fit their standards. They both had portfolios of short-term rentals, but no manager in their area was making the cut. With busy schedules and full-time jobs, neither of them could drop everything to become the perfect property manager. So, instead, they started Renjoy to not only manage their own properties but other investors’ properties as well. If you’ve struggled to find the right property manager in your area or are at the tipping point of needing one, Luke and Michael can help. They give a masterclass on property management, from the exact questions to ask a property manager to signs of a great one, red flags to watch out for, and when it’s time to stop managing your own properties and start hiring it out. Plus, we’ll share the huge mistake most rental property investors make and the little “fees” that can kill your cash flow when using a property manager incorrectly. Find a trusted property manager in your area today with BiggerPockets Property Manager Finder! In This Episode We Cover How to hire a property manager so you can spend less time managing and more time scaling What a property manager does and the roles and responsibilities you should expect them to take on Questions you should ask any short-term rental property management company BEFORE you hire them Death by fees and the tiny charges that are draining your rental of any cash flow When it’s time to hire a property manager and common property management pricing And So Much More! (00:00) Intro (01:25) Building Their Rental Portfolios (04:07) Property Management Problems (11:59) Questions You MUST Ask (18:42) When to Hire and Pricing (24:53) These Costs Will Kill Your Deal! (28:26) Medium-Term Rental Management (31:25) Saving Your Time (36:35) Connect with Luke and Michael! Check out more resources from this show on BiggerPockets.com and https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-958 Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email advertise@biggerpockets.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:03