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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 Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

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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 Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

    David Greene's Untold Story of 7-Day Workweeks to 7-Figure Net Worth

    David Greene's Untold Story of 7-Day Workweeks to 7-Figure Net Worth

    Cash flow, cartels, building a real estate empire, and everything in between—this is the story that many have yet to hear. The world of a real estate investor can seem glamorous. There are always so many properties, cash flow, retreats, speaking events, and jam-packed, money-making schedules that most nine-to-five workers would be envious of. However, what you’re seeing is the result, not the journey. What about the seven-day work weeks, the night shifts, the financial stress, the bad tenants, and the failures? This is what made David Greene what he is today.

    To most, David Greene is the epitome of an entrepreneur. He owns a multimillion-dollar real estate portfolio, multiple cash-flowing companies, and hosts the best real estate podcast ever (we’re not biased). But just fourteen years ago, this was far from his reality. David was waiting tables, working at restaurants, trying to become deputy sheriff, and had no real estate to speak of. He sacrificed almost every weekend to make more money so he one day could own his schedule.

    In this episode, you’ll hear precisely how David hustled for years to buy his first property, how his first tenant stole thousands from him, the long nights he spent working overtime to save up even more, and how eventually everything clicked, and he started building wealth at record speed. If you want an authentic look into the making of a real estate tycoon without the rose-colored hindsight, this is the episode to tune into.

    In This Episode We Cover:

    Investing during the great recession and why most investors wouldn’t touch real estate

    The worst first-rental property experience ever and why you NEED to screen your tenants

    Why every investor needs to respect money, not just try to make more of it

    Doing whatever you have to do to save up, invest, and build a brighter future for yourself 

    Building the BRRRR strategy and accidentally finding a way to recycle down payments

    Out-of-state investing and how to pivot when your market becomes too expensive

    Strengthening your financial foundation so you can invest wisely and work way less

    Rob and David’s Russian-Mexican Spanish and how to confuse everyone in Latin America

    And So Much More!

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    Using Hustle and Persistence to Build Wealth Through Real Estate with David Greene

    Books Mentioned in the Show

    BRRRR by David Greene

    Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

    SCALE by David Greene

    SKILL by David Greene

    SOLD by David Greene




    Click here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-722

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Commercial Real Estate Could Crash, But Are Everyday Investors Impacted

    Commercial Real Estate Could Crash, But Are Everyday Investors Impacted

    A commercial real estate crash is looking more and more likely in 2023. Rising interest rates, compressed cap rates, and new inventory about to hit the market is making commercial real estate, and multifamily more specifically, look as unattractive as ever to a real estate investor. But with so much money still thrown at multifamily investments, are everyday investors going to get caught up in all the hysteria? Or is this merely an overhyped crash that won’t come to fruition for years to come?

    Scott Trench, CEO of BiggerPockets and host of the BiggerPockets Money Podcast, has had suspicions about the multifamily space since mortgage rates began to spike. Now, he’s on the show to explain why a crash could happen, who it will affect, and what investors can do to prepare themselves. This is NOT a time to take on the high-stakes deals that were so prominent in 2020 and 2021. Scott gives his recommendations on what both passive and active investors can do to keep their wealth if and when a crash finally hits.

    But that’s not all! We wouldn’t be talking about multifamily without Andrew Cushman and Matt Faircloth, two large multifamily investors who have decades of experience in the space. Andrew and Matt take questions from two BiggerPockets mentees, Philip and Danny, a couple of California-based investors trying to scale their multifamily portfolios. If you want to get into multifamily the right way or dodge a lousy deal, stick around!

    In This Episode We Cover:

    The commercial real estate crash and bad news for high-interest rate investors

    Cap rate compression, rent stagnation, and red flags for the multifamily market 

    Recommendations for both active and passive multifamily investors

    How to vet a real estate syndication deal when raising private capital

    Scaling from small to large multifamily and why the jump is easier than you think

    Cash flow vs. appreciation and which is a better bet if valuations start to tank

    Balloon payments, adjustable-rate mortgages, and risky financing options putting new investors in a tough spot

    And So Much More!

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    Understanding Rental Property Depreciation—A Real Estate Investor’s Guide

    House Hacking 101—What It Is and How to Get Started

    Your Debt-to-Income Ratio Can Make or Break Your Investing Career

    On The Market Podcast 65 with Ben Miller

    On The Market Podcast 71 with Brian Burke

    BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast 708

    BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast 719

    Book Mentioned in the Show

    The Hands-Off Investor by Brian Burke

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    Click here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-721

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    • 54 min
    Seeing Greene: Why Interest Rates Don’t Matter As Much as You Think

    Seeing Greene: Why Interest Rates Don’t Matter As Much as You Think

    How important are mortgage rates to real estate investing? Should I take out as much depreciation as possible to lower my taxes? And what should I do when my DTI (debt-to-income) ratio is too high? You’ve got the questions, and David Greene has the answers! On this episode of Seeing Greene, David goes high-level, getting into the topics like real estate tax benefits, return on equity (ROE), and why loans and leverage are riskier than most rookies think!

    We’ve got questions from house hackers, BRRRRers, multifamily and commercial investors, and more on this week’s Seeing Greene. First, we hear from a college student trying to house hack in an expensive housing market. Then, a family who has outgrown their space and wants to use creative financing to buy their next primary residence. And finally, a mother concerned that real estate investing could affect her children’s stability. Don’t know what you’d do in these situations? Then, stick around! David’s got the answers!

    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 hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

    In This Episode We Cover:

    How to house hack even in a high-priced housing market

    BRRRRing into a higher interest rate and when it makes sense to cash out

    Creative financing strategies and whether or not they’re worth using for residential real estate

    Margin loans and when it makes sense to take out leverage from your stock portfolio 

    ROI (return on investment) vs. ROE (return on equity) and how to value a primary turned rental property

    House hacking’s effect on family life and when moving isn’t worth the money

    Bonus depreciation explained and the short-term gain, and long-term pain of big tax deductions

    And So Much More!

    Links from the Show

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    David's BiggerPockets Profile

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    Understanding Rental Property Depreciation—A Real Estate Investor’s Guide

    House Hacking 101—What It Is and How to Get Started

    Your Debt-to-Income Ratio Can Make or Break Your Investing Career

    Click here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-720

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    • 51 min
    Future Millionaires: The Real Estate Investing Hurdle You MUST Get Over

    Future Millionaires: The Real Estate Investing Hurdle You MUST Get Over

    Knowing how to find real estate deals can be challenging for new and experienced investors. For those who want to build bigger portfolios beyond just buying single-family rental properties, finding multifamily, development, or perfect medium-term rental deals can be a struggle. You have to be in the know and have a network full of agents, brokers, lenders, and other investors who can throw deals your way, so you don’t have to dig through the scraps that bigger investors (or investment firms) have left behind.

    This is a struggle that all three of our ninety-day mentees have faced since we spoke to them last. We’ll be getting updates on all their situations in today’s episode as David and Rob work to get them to their next investments as soon as possible. First, we talk to Philip, who’s still struggling to find adequate land for his future resort. He’s successfully made one offer but has yet to receive a counter. Next, Wendy wants out of turnkey rentals and is looking into more cash-flow heavy real estate investments like medium-term rentals that can provide her the retirement she dreams of.

    Lastly, we talk to Danny, who’s struggling to connect the dots that will lead to his next property. As an introvert, finding contractors in the field has become challenging, although he has started to reach out to other investors he knows in his area. A common thread in this episode is that ALL our mentees are finding a pain point stopping them from reaching their next property. Of course, what they do next is entirely up to them, but you’ll hear case-by-case advice from David and Rob, which could also help you on your next deal! So if you’ve hit a roadblock on your path to real estate wealth, don’t give up—tune in!

    In This Episode We Cover:

    Purchasing raw land and the pros and cons of trying to buy what is worth developing 

    Private money lending and raising private capital as a way to make more income on the side 

    How to increase your real estate deal flow and get more properties (or parcels) sent to you

    The high-cash flow world of medium-term rental investing and why it may be worth converting your units 

    How to find contractors, real estate agents, and other team members for your next investment 

    Networking 101 and what introverts can do to build a list of other investors who can help them along their way 

    And So Much More!

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    30-Day Stay by Zeona McIntyre & Sarah Weaver

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    Click here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-719

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    • 58 min
    BiggerNews: The State of Real Estate in 2023 and 3 Ways to Beat a Bear Market

    BiggerNews: The State of Real Estate in 2023 and 3 Ways to Beat a Bear Market

    Most 2023 housing market predictions sound like this, “The sky is falling! Sell everything! Houses will be worth $1 next year! This is just like 2008!” Look at the track record of those who shill predictions like this. These are the same forecasters who have been predicting a crash will happen at some point over the last ten years. Now, with a whiff of fear in the air, mainstream real estate journalists will do anything they can to convince you we’re having a repeat of 2008. However, this is far from the truth.

    But how could we forecast the 2023 housing market without data? And where there’s data, there’s Dave Meyer, VP of Data and Analytics at BiggerPockets and host of the On the Market podcast. Dave and his team have recently released “The 2023 State of Real Estate Investing Report,” which gives all the housing market data you need to invest successfully in 2023. In it, Dave shares how the 2022 housing market flipped once the Fed raised rates, how supply and demand have been affected, and what we can expect for 2023.

    Dave will also go over the three investing strategies he feels are more appropriate for investing in 2023, including a completely passive way to invest, a cash flow and appreciation combo, and how buyers can take advantage of this market to get deals at a steep discount. While we can’t predict the future, we can give you our best insight into what you can do to build wealth in 2023. So turn off the mainstream fear forecasting and tune into real news designed to make you richer!

    In This Episode We Cover:

    Why 2023 is not a “normal” housing market and the details leading up to today’s state

    The “levers” that affect home prices and why 2023 is NOT the same as 2008

    Seller’s vs. buyer’s markets and where prices are most expected to dip

    Homebuyer demand and how unaffordability has caused most buyers to sit on their hands

    Mortgage rate increases and how the Fed is using high rates to combat inflation

    The three strategies that work in today’s housing market and how to invest while others sit on the sidelines

    2023 housing market predictions and when we could potentially see home prices bottom

    And So Much More!

    Links from the Show

    Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

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    David's BiggerPockets Profile

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    Books Mentioned in this Episode

    Real Estate by the Numbers by J Scott and Dave Meyer

    Real Estate Note Investing by Dave Van Horn

    Connect with Dave:

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    “On the Market” Podcast

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    Click here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-718

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    • 58 min
    Seeing Greene: Hoarder Houses and Investing Tips for Late Starters

    Seeing Greene: Hoarder Houses and Investing Tips for Late Starters

    Hoarder houses, hidden tax benefits, and how to invest when getting a late start—it’s all answered on this episode of Seeing Greene. We’re back, and David has brought some new questions never answered before on the show. This time, we’ll touch on some sticky situations, like creative ways to buy a hoarder house and whether investing in a tricky renovation is even worth the potential equity. We also hear about David’s secret system for getting contractors to always show up on time and get the job done, no matter what!

    Not only those topics, but we also have some questions and answers that fluctuate with the market cycles. David will hit on the advantages of flipping vs. BRRRR-ing a property, the best real estate exit strategy to go from active to passive income, and what investors who got a late start can do now to get ahead. This episode has something for EVERY level of investor, from beginners who need to get into their first rental to investors looking to turn their rental properties into lower tax bills. So stick around if you’re investing or trying to invest in 2023!

    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 hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

    In This Episode We Cover:

    Flipping vs. BRRRRing and when selling beats holding a home

    The best way to start investing that’s easily repeatable and doesn’t require much cash

    Dealing with difficult contractors and what you can do to ensure they show up on time every day

    Real estate exit strategies and how to sell a rental without suffering a massive tax burden

    The hidden real estate tax advantages that most investors overlook

    Advice for late starters who want to invest in real estate and whether equity or cash flow is worth chasing

    And So Much More!

    Links from the Show

    Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

    BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

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    BiggerPockets Pro Membership

    BiggerPockets Bookstore

    BiggerPockets Bootcamps

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    BiggerPockets Merch

    Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

    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

    David's BiggerPockets Profile

    David's Instagram

    David’s YouTube Channel

    Learn More About the Short-Term Rental Tax “Loophole”

    5 Tips to Help Investors Handle Hoarder House Situations

    3 Exit Strategies You Need to Have When Investing in Real Estate

    Books Mentioned in this Episode

    Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

    Click here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-717

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    • 42 min

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Ninja0please ,

Awesome podcast!

After listening to this podcast for a year or so, my wife and I made a goal to make $10K a month in passive income and made a poster that we put up in our bedroom to track our progress. We gave ourselves 5 years to accomplish this goal. Well we had to stay focused and even move to a different state but I’m happy to say we accomplished our goal in 4 years and life has never looked better! Excited to see what we accomplish in the next 5 years. Thanks Brandon and David!!!

igniteyourfaith ,

Reason 4,871 not to go to college

These guys are in here telling you literally everything you need to know to be successful in real estate investment!! The people they interview are extremely helpful, their advice and person experience is extremely valuable, I absolutely love this podcast!! Please do more horror stories, that was my favorite episode! Also John Foley Blue Angels was an outstanding episode with great insight God bless

Volkswagenking72' ,

The BEST Real-estate podcast!

Just like the title of the review says this is without a doubt the best real estate focused podcast out there! David and Rob do a great job bringing new perspectives and topics.

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