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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.

    How to Reach Financial Freedom in 2023 with Small Multifamily Properties

    How to Reach Financial Freedom in 2023 with Small Multifamily Properties

    Small multifamily investing is one of the easiest, fastest ways to find financial freedom. We’re not talking about any “get rich quick” promises or risky businesses—thousands of real estate investors have used small multifamily rental properties to live the life of their dreams. And today, we want to help you do the same. We’ve got our multifamily millionaire, Dave Meyer,  here to share the tools of the trade! Dave was able to reach financial independence in only a few years, thanks to a small portfolio of multifamily rental properties!

    Even if you’re an absolute beginner in real estate, without any properties or experience, small multifamily can be one of the easiest ways to start investing. With low money down options, the ability to house hack, and big cash flow opportunities, any investor can start, or scale, a real estate portfolio with a duplex, triplex, or quadplex. And Dave will walk you through every step of the journey. From finding deals to analyzing them, financing them, and doing it again, this step-by-step process is simple to follow, and can be done in a matter of weeks or months!

    So, if you’re ready to build a life you love, have the financial autonomy you’ve always dreamed of, and start investing today, hit play on this episode! And, if you’re interested in using the top-tier tools Dave shows in this video, sign up for BiggerPockets Pro today! Make sure you stick around until the end of this episode—Dave will be giving away a BIG discount with a bundle of bonuses!

    In This Episode We Cover:

    How to achieve financial freedom through small multifamily investing

    Why invest in multifamily rentals and not single-family homes for your first real estate deal

    Where to find small multifamily properties (and how to get them at a discount!)

    Rental property financing and the different loans to use when closing on your first property

    How to analyze a real estate deal in just minutes (no experience needed!)

    The dangers of investing in small multifamily properties and what to watch out for

    How to get a discount on some of the most-used BiggerPockets tools!

    And So Much More!

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    Real Estate By Numbers by Dave Meyer & J Scott

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Seeing Greene: How to Turn Equity into Cash Flow and Getting Around 20% Down

    Seeing Greene: How to Turn Equity into Cash Flow and Getting Around 20% Down

    You’ve got home equity, but maybe not cash flow. If you want to realize financial freedom, you’ll need consistent, passive monthly income. But with cash flow harder to find than ever before, how can you get it when real estate prices and interest rates remain high? Should you give up on cash flow entirely and only bank on appreciation? Maybe not. Using the strategy David outlines today, you can convert your equity into cash flow, but you’ll need to follow the right steps.

    Welcome back to another Seeing Greene episode, where David, and some expert guests, answer your questions surrounding anything and everything related to real estate investing. Joining us on today’s show are Dave Meyer, J Scott, and Pat Hiban, all BiggerPockets authors and real estate masters in their own rights. They tag-team questions ranging from how to get around the twenty percent down payment requirement, how to calculate the time value of money on an investment, how HELOCs (home equity lines of credit) work, whether investing in hurricane-heavy Florida makes sense, and more!

    Don’t forget to head over to the BiggerPockets Bookstore to get massive discounts on some of the best real estate investing books in the world! Still itching to ask David a question? 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 get around the twenty percent down payment requirement even as a foreign investor

    Cash-out refinances vs. HELOCs and which make more sense for the casual investor

    Converting equity into cash flow and how to know when you should sell an investment property

    Hurricanes, high insurance rates, and other hurdles that come when investing in Florida

    Calculating the time value of money and when an investment is worth buying

    House hacking and using your primary residence as an income-generating asset 

    And So Much More!

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    BiggerPockets Bookstore Cyber Monday Sale

    Stay Up-to-Date on All the New BiggerPockets Books Coming Soon

    Should You Invest for Equity or Cash Flow?

    Books Mentioned in the Show

    Real Estate By Numbers by Dave Meyer & J Scott

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    • 53 min
    Fighting Cancer, Financial Freedom, and 20 Units in 2 Years

    Fighting Cancer, Financial Freedom, and 20 Units in 2 Years

    Financial freedom isn’t something that most Americans strive towards. For the most part, working at a job, getting a steady paycheck, and bringing home the bacon is enough. That is until something forcibly stops you from working. It could be a workplace injury, a family emergency, or even a cancer diagnosis. What do you do when you can’t work or provide for your family, all while fighting a life-threatening disease?

    Josh Goldstein was in this exact situation in 2015 when doctors gave him a rough diagnosis—pancreatic cancer. Josh and his wife knew that he could make it through the treatments, but the financial problem still loomed largely. How would they be able to pay the bills, take care of their kids, or continue living the life they loved without any money coming in from Josh’s work? The answer—real estate investing.

    After years of analysis paralysis and a deep obsession with BiggerPockets content (woohoo!), Josh bought his first property as the world was starting to shut down. But he didn’t let the lockdowns stop his plan to hit financial freedom fast. Over the past two years, Josh has gone from zero to twenty units, some of which he’s never laid eyes on before. This portfolio, which was built out of a life-threatening situation, is now bringing in hundreds of thousands a year for Josh’s family, providing them well-earned financial independence.

    In This Episode We Cover:

    Solving life’s hardest problems (even when they threaten to kill you!)

    Building your foundation for financial freedom today so you’ll never be out of options

    Kicking analysis paralysis to the curb and the simple way to start investing in real estate

    Long-distance real estate investing and why it isn’t as scary as you may think

    Short-term rental saturation and what will happen as hosts buy more and more homes

    Why you always want to double-check the battery life on your home’s smart locks 

    And So Much More!

    Links from the Show

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    Books Mentioned in the Show

    Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

    Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Painless Property Management 101

    Painless Property Management 101

    Property management has always been a sensitive subject for landlords. Most real estate investors either want to be completely hands-off, letting a property manager handle the entirety of their leasing and management, OR be hands-on, constantly dealing with tenant issues themselves. And for a long time, there wasn’t a great way to self-manage. You either ran your business off scraps of paper or insufficient spreadsheets. But it’s 2022, and this has completely changed.

    When Ryan Barone was applying for his first apartment, he was blown away by how complicated the tenant application process was. So, he built an app that made it easier for tenants to upload all their documents to landlords. Then, the landlords started reaching out to Ryan asking for a tenant management version of the software. As a result, RentRedi was born, and has slowly grown to become one of the most popular property management tools around!

    Ryan credits much of his success to early BiggerPockets users, who constantly tested and tried RentRedi when it was in early development. Now, the software is fully formed—used by tens of thousands of investors across the country. And it comes standard with a BiggerPockets Pro Membership! If you want to know how to manage your properties without the headaches (or high costs) of regular property management, stick around. Ryan gives a full demo on how you can start using RentRedi today!

    In This Episode We Cover:

    Common landlord and tenant headaches and how RentRedi instantly solves them

    Reporting, rent collection, bookkeeping, and more features you can get with RentRedi

    How to start self-managing as a new landlord even if you have no experience

    How RentRedi used BiggerPockets users as beta testers to build the best property management software around

    Outsourcing and delegating tasks so you can build your business faster than ever before

    Turning tenant problems into profits and managing your rentals without breaking the bank

    And So Much More!

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Seeing Greene: Why Are My Rental Property Returns Looking So Bleak?

    Seeing Greene: Why Are My Rental Property Returns Looking So Bleak?

    Most investors buy rental property for cash flow, and much to their surprise, no cash flow is to be found once the deal is done. Maybe they’ll get some limited returns in their first year of landlording, but with cash flow-induced frustration, they decide to try another strategy. This happens again and again as real estate investors struggle to realize anything other than a meager return on what was supposed to be a financially-freeing investment. But worry not—this is all part of the plan.

    David is back on another episode of Seeing Greene, where he answers the most-pressing real estate questions from across the web. But David isn’t alone in the episode! He brings along real estate investing experts Brandon Turner, Pat Hiban, and Zeona McIntyre to help answer hard-hitting questions surrounding anything and everything related to real estate. This week’s topics touch on shiny object syndrome, when to pay for real estate leads, assisted living investing, 1031 exchanges, short-term rentals vs multifamily investing, and how to find the right mentor.

    If you’ve been looking to up your real estate game, head over to the BiggerPockets Bookstore and take advantage of MASSIVE discounts on some of the best real estate books around! And remember to use ANY of today’s hosts’ names as a discount code to get even more off when buying any BiggerPockets books!

    In This Episode We Cover:

    How to avoid shiny object syndrome when no real estate strategy seems to work

    Why most new investors have the wrong idea about cash flow and rental properties

    Assisted living investing and who should make the jump into this high-cash flow asset class

    1031 exchanges explained and using them to become a passive real estate investor

    Short-term rentals vs. multifamily investing and which is the better bet in 2023

    How to find a mentor when you’re just starting in your real estate investing journey

    And So Much More!

    Links from the Show

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    Stay Up-to-Date on All the New BiggerPockets Books Coming Soon

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    Books Mentioned in the Show

    Tax Strategies by Amanda Han & Matt MacFarland

    Advanced Tax Strategies by Amanda Han & Matt MacFarland

    30-Day Stay by Zeona McIntyre & Sarah Weaver

    Real Estate by Numbers by J Scot & Dave Meyer

    6 Steps to 7 Figures by Pat Hiban

    SKILL by David Greene

    BRRRR by David Greene

    Long Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

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    • 53 min
    Landlord Tax Loopholes That’ll Help You Pay ZERO Taxes in 2022

    Landlord Tax Loopholes That’ll Help You Pay ZERO Taxes in 2022

    Non-investors hate real estate tax loopholes. It always seems like the wealthiest landlords, apartment owners, or short-term rental hosts walk away with not only massive income but little-to-no tax bills at the end of the year. Are investors unethically avoiding taxes OR are they carefully, quietly using the tax code to build wealth and bring their tax burden down to zero? And if the big investors can do it, can average investors use the same strategies?

    Whether you own one, ten, or a thousand rental units, Matt Bontrager, CPA at TrueBooks, has a solution for you. He’s been working with real estate investors for years to help them minimize their tax burdens and maximize their portfolio values. And unlike most CPAs, Matt can explain these strategies in a way that excites you, instead of slowly lulling you into a depreciation-induced dream.

    Matt touches on the most powerful ways to eliminate your taxes in 2022. These tax strategies work for almost every type of investor, whether you’ve got a full-blown business or just a short-term rental side hustle. These tax tactics, when used correctly, can allow you to walk away from 2022 with a bigger refund, no tax bill, or years’ worth of losses to roll over so you walk into 2023 in a better reposition than ever before.

    In This Episode We Cover:

    The massive short-term rental tax “loophole” most investors are unaware of

    Tax preparers vs. advisors and when you should start hiring these team members

    Cost segregation studies and using them to eliminate years’ worth of tax bills

    Bonus depreciation write-offs and why every investor MUST take advantage of this before the end of the year

    Real estate professional status, its benefits, and what you need to do to obtain it

    Tax avoidance strategies the wealthy use that almost any investor can mimic

    And So Much More!

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    Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

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

    4 Real Estate Tax Strategies That Can Protect You From Inflation

    Books Mentioned in the Show

    Tax Strategies by Amanda Han & Matt MacFarland

    Advanced Tax Strategies by Amanda Han & Matt MacFarland

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    • 1 hr 6 min

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I cannot get enough of this podcast. As someone newer in my investment journey I cannot thank the team enough for their transparency and willingness to teach all of us from their knowledge and the team of guests they interview daily.

Being able to have the confidence to start and ultimately scale a real estate portfolio is due in large part to the BP team.

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