Which Real Estate Investing Route Should You Go?

I see so many questions in the forums and in general from people just getting started and trying to figure out which route to go with investing. The problem is, it is almost impossible for anyone else to answer that for you. Reason being, no one knows what is best for you better than you do but usually because more so the answer depends on your goals and you may ...

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Single-Family v. Multi-Family Homes: Which Should I Buy as a Rental Property?

Good news! They are both great investments. As long as the numbers on a property work, and as long as you are educated in terms of your buying criteria and the risk level you are taking on, both single-family homes and multi-family homes are great to add to your rental property portfolio. But if you are only trying to buy one property right now, which one should you go for? ...

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All Systems Are Go! The Importance of Crafting Systems for Real Estate Investment

Everything has a system. Think about how many systems go into getting a space shuttle up and off the ground! Some businesses have clearly defined systems (think: sharp looking skyscrapers that jet up into the sky) while some businesses have more of a vernacular approach (think: old farmhouses with random additions here and there). In fact, everything we do or achieve in life happens by way of a system. Some ...

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Order Your Property Like You Order Your Coffee

As real estate investors, many of us are used to working early mornings and late nights. If you're anything like us at Hipster, you probably drink a fair amount of coffee. Ah, coffee. We each have a certain way we like it. Cream. Sugar. Soy milk. Raw sugar. Agave syrup. Hemp milk. Coconut milk. Skim milk. Foamed. Decaf. Over ice. French Press. You name it. Luckily, the world today is ...

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3 Things to Consider Before Saying ‘I Do’ (To Your Property)!

Buying property is kind of a big deal. It’s not something most of us enter into lightly.  Investing in real estate means a time and financial commitment, regardless of your particular investment strategy. As a result, we put a lot of thought into the properties we buy. Like deciding to get married, we do a bit of soul searching before we jump in…is the property in agreement with ...

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Merry Thanksgiving, Happy Christmas, and Real Estate

It’s that famous holiday time! Most of you are probably still feeling stuffed of turkey and mac & cheese (although probably fewer people than in past years due to the ever-increasing numbers of vegetarians and vegans) and all you can think about is just hanging on until Christmas so you can enjoy a week or two off from life and work. I hear you. It’s exciting for me ...

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The Best Books You Can Read To Succeed in Real Estate

Knowledge = power. Knowledge comes from education. Education comes from resources. Resources are everywhere! Easiest resource in my opinion? Books. Why? Because they hold a lot of information in a small package. Another bonus to books? You get advice straight from experts’ mouths. Can you imagine how much you would have to pay to attend a seminar by an expert that was long enough to cover everything in their books? Or ...

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Ali’s New Book Just Came Out!

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