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Why the Vast Majority of Investors Should Stay Far, Far Away From D-Class Properties

Why the Vast Majority of Investors Should Stay Far, Far Away From D-Class Properties

There’s been a lot of chatter on BiggerPockets lately about D class properties and the dangers that such properties pose, particularly to newbies. Mark Ainley says they’re for advanced investors only, Ben Leybovich advises against buying anything under $30,000, and even I have thrown my hat in the ring by denouncing the devious impostor known as the 2 […]

7 Ways to Find a Real Estate Mentor for Free

7 Ways to Find a Real Estate Mentor for Free

How can aspiring real estate investors find mentors — for free? All the greats have mentors. The best investors, real estate moguls, coaches, athletes, and politicians have all had mentors. Not every new investor can afford or justify the high cost many real estate trainers are trying to charge today. So how do you get […]

4 Important Steps to Bounce Back After Losing Money on a Deal

4 Important Steps to Bounce Back After Losing Money on a Deal

There is no need to lose your cool when you’ve had a bad deal and lost money. It’s inevitable when you’re in the real estate business long enough. The important thing to remember is that the real estate business is just like every other business, and when financial loss eventually happens, you need to keep […]

What Investors Should Know About Qualifying As a “Real Estate Professional” For Tax Purposes

What Investors Should Know About Qualifying As a “Real Estate Professional” For Tax Purposes

My investor clients like to ask about qualifying for the real estate professional status, which allows the deductibility of passive losses against ordinary income on tax return without limits. There is much confusion surrounding the real estate professional status, especially in what can and cannot count toward the hour requirement. To meet the real estate […]

12 Reasons You’re Poor

12 Reasons You’re Poor

I am a frugal girl. I save on things that don’t matter to me, so I can spend on the things that I want. But not that much matters to me. I don’t care about the label on my clothes, my car doesn’t inspire lust in anyone, and I stay at plain, boring hotels when […]