Should You Buy a House for Yourself or Buy an Investment Property?

I hear this question pop up quite a bit. Someone has a nice little chunk of capital sitting around and they are trying to decide whether they should buy a house for themselves or buy an investment property (or 2, depending on where you are living and/or buying). Well? I am usually of the mindset that buying a house for yourself is absolutely not a good investment. If I buy ...

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3 Types of Paralyzed Real Estate Investors (& How to Overcome Inaction)

You want to buy real estate investments, you’ve done research, you’ve almost pulled the trigger… but you haven’t done it. Well, you aren’t the only one. There are so many people out there who want it so bad they can taste it, but they don’t do it. Why?! Very likely, if you are one of these people, you fall into one of three categories of ...

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Snowboarding is JUST Like Real Estate Investing: Here’s How

Real estate investing is just like snowboarding. Wait, don’t stop reading if you don’t snowboard; you’ll still be able to follow along, I promise. I love this time of year because my anticipations about getting back into snowboarding are getting stronger by the day (although obviously not strong enough because I haven’t driven out to the perfectly snowy slopes yet). As I was pondering my upcoming ...

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The Funnier Side of Real Estate Investing

The real estate industry doesn't come packed with jokes and funny stories (ok - maybe some very, very funny ones here and there) - but mostly articles about investing are - let's face it - kind of, sort of boring. This article is the opposite of boring! It's packed with fun ideas, jokes and tales from the ups and downs real estate industry professionals have faced over the years of ...

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Why Real Estate Investing is Hard.

Think about the math classes you have taken in your life. Huh? Think back to elementary school through high school and into college. How did your math classes work? You probably started by learning how to add. Then the teacher got sneaky and threw in a twist to addition and called it subtraction. Shut the front door, where was she going with this? She was leading you into learning multiplication. ...

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You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Part 2 [Survey Results]

A couple weeks ago we sent out a survey to all our newsletter subscribers, because Hipster is all about YOU! One of our questions was, “If you could ask Ali two questions, what would they be?” And you answered! (If you missed out on this, make sure you subscribe to everything awesome to get all the latest and greatest!) We then sat down with Ali and asked her your questions ...

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Ali’s Starring In a Makeover Show!

Yes! You absolutely read that right. Ali is starring in an episode of a makeover show. She may love camping, outdoors, the beach, rugby, and flying... but she's also going to be on a makeover show this summer! The show is on TLC, called Dare to Wear. The host and style expert, Tai Beauchamp, asks "two extreme fashion disasters on total opposite sides of the style spectrum to switch perspectives ...

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4 Spectacular Ways Passive Income Can Change How You Live Your Life

Sure, you may know what passive income is. Sure, you may think the idea of not having to work for your money sounds cool. Sure, you may know that having extra money in your pocket each month is great. But do you really understand how freakishly essential passive income is in making your life awesome? Awesome, how? Great question! Glad you asked. Before I go any further, though, I want ...

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I’m Going to Nicaragua in June (meet me there!)

It's that time! I've been craving churrasco with chimichurri like no other, so good thing the guys down on the Nicaraguan development I love called to say they are throwing an investor discovery weekend tour in later June! June 19th-23rd to be exact. These trips are a BLAST. I've been on several to meet various investors and I've never had a bad time. These trips are not like those ...

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