How to Choose an Out-of-State Market for Investment (in 3 Easy Steps!)

You’ve decided, for whatever reason, that you want to invest outside of your local area or state. Your next question is—where should I invest? I’m going to offer you a list of things that you can consider when trying to figure out what market to invest in. These things are in no particular order, and some of them may not apply to you or your particular situation. ...

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Investing in Rentals Locally vs. From Afar: Which is REALLY a Better Strategy?

I do so love to tackle “big debate” topics! I know this one — whether you should invest in rental properties locally to where you live or if it’s okay to invest non-locally — definitely hits a lot of hot spots on the BiggerPockets Forums, so I figure, let’s bring the wrestling match over to the blog! As you will always hear me say, regardless of the rights or wrongs ...

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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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