Why I Buy Turnkey Rental Properties and How I Know Where to Buy Them

This article was originally posted at hipsterinvestments.com in October 2012. See the original post here. Real estate investment markets, including for turnkeys, have changed, but you can check out our Latest Good Deal posts for where and what to buy today! So most of my investing lately has been in turkey rental properties. Some people discourage turnkeys because the purchase prices are seemingly higher than what they think you should ...

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Life Lessons Straight Outta the 1980’s

Hey Hipsters, guess what? Today is retro Friday (yes, sometimes we like to mix things up around here). So, what does that mean? We’re flashing back to the past to find some inspiration for living life to the fullest today. That’s right: some favorite 80’s songs with some really good choruses that have meaning right now. Songs get famous for a reason. It’s a mixture of talent, ...

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Happy Birthday to Us! The Best Present We Could Have Gotten…

In thinking about Hipster's birthday, we were thinking we really wanted to focus on the past four years and celebrate our wins, learn from our losses, and really just reflect on Hipster's existence. Right as we were thinking about it, we got an email from one of our favorite investors and it was exactly what we had been looking for in terms of celebration. We asked him if we could ...

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Forget Balance

Balance is something we need, right? To live a full life, we need to be balanced. We need to have all of our ducks in a row. We need to have a space for everything and everything in it’s place. We should strive for this balance. We should do whatever it takes to get there. Effective lifestyle design is all about balance? Right? No way! Balance is something that ...

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Are you location independent? What steps did you take to make it happen?

Ooh, fun question! I used to work the famous corporate 9-to-5, which very much so kept me location-dependent, but I jumped ship to start my own business and have been location-independent, and living the dream, ever since. The trick to being location-independent is creating an online business that you only need internet to work from. Because I only need internet to work, I can literally be just about anywhere. I've ...

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Out-of-State Real Estate Investing 101

One of the biggest questions I hear is “How can I invest out-of-state? I hear the returns are much better, but how would I even start to do that?” Assuming you live anywhere other than in a handful of cities, you are probably right about the returns. You also realize that you don’t need to be local to your investments so that you can routinely “check in on them”. ...

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Challenge: Your Beliefs

What do you believe about yourself? About your future? About what you can do in one day? About how much money you make? About business? About life in general? Most of us are raised to believe there is a set of limitations. In a way, it's helpful to have limits. We need to know we can't say...walk on water...or if we jump off a building, we'll fall - ...

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Success Leaves Behind a Trail of Yummy Bread Crumbs

It’s not a new idea. “Success leaves clues...” is a quote often referenced. Why? It’s amazingly and completely true! Success leaves clues behind. Look at any truly successful person. You can probably find out an awful lot about how they got to where they are. Maybe they have an autobiography, a biography or a biopic about their lives. Maybe it’s a Wikipedia page or a long interview ...

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[Guest Post] 2019 Real Estate Market Trends Investors Need to be Aware of

The real estate market can be really unpredictable as it constantly shifts and trends come and go. This is the very reason why it’s important to always keep an eye out for upcoming and even reemerging trends that can make an impact. When you know what to expect, you can make well-informed decisions you won’t later regret. Besides, on Hipster Investment we've noted how investing in real estate ...

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