Why You Shouldn’t Worry About How Many Loans You Have in Real Estate

Posted by Julian Montoya // August 12, 2018 // Blog / Featured

When it comes to RE investing, if you’ve been listening to the BP podcast, roaming the forums, or reading the blog, you’ve no doubt heard many people asking the question: “How many loans can I have?” For those embarking on a new journey (which RE investing usually is), it is completely natural to want to […]

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A Guide to Real Estate Investing

Posted by Julian Montoya // July 15, 2018 // Blog / Featured

What you will need to know: If you are thinking about investing in real estate, you’ll need to do your research, so we dug deep into the internet and came out alive with a list of key concepts, myths and practices. Plus, I’ll throw in a couple of extra punchlines to keep things exciting.   One of […]

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The Best Refrigerator

Posted by Julian Montoya // July 8, 2018 // Blog / Buy A House / Featured

Finding the best fridge for your house is exceptionally individual. For a few, fridges with a top-freezer will turn out to be the best since they fit into little spaces. For others, fridges with a base freezer (regardless of whether standard or french entryway) will make it so that they don’t need to bend down […]

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The Best Homeowners Insurance 2018: Reviews and Comparison of Companies

Posted by Julian Montoya // July 1, 2018 // Blog / Featured

A home isn’t just an asset that we buy in the hopes that it will appreciate, it’s also the place where we raise our children, live our lives, and store our photographs and other keepsakes. That’s why it’s so important to protect the home you own with insurance. But what does homeowners insurance cover, and what […]

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How to Verify a Prospective Tenant’s Income

Posted by Julian Montoya // June 18, 2018 // Blog / Featured

For many landlords, dealing with renter payment problems is one of the biggest stressors of the job. Partial payments, late payments, and especially nonpayment of rent can cause significant financial strain that puts your rental business in jeopardy. Tenant income verification is a key part of the tenant screening process that helps ensure prospective tenants […]

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5 Myths About Money in Retirement

Posted by Julian Montoya // June 3, 2018 // Blog / Featured

Retiring is an amorphous and complicated goal — which means retirement planning attracts more than its fair share of plausible-sounding myths. Unfortunately, these myths, misconceptions, mistakes, and misbegotten rules of thumb can seriously lead you astray on your path to a well-funded and fulfilling retirement. Don’t fall for any of the following common myths about […]

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A Former Fortune Editor’s Advice on Making Seven Figures From Home

Posted by Julian Montoya // May 13, 2018 // Blog / Featured

I like to interview entrepreneurs in these posts. By virtue of my job, I get to speak to some pretty awesome people from time to time — both in the real estate industry and out. However, there’s one person who I’ve been wanting to sit down and grab coffee with for the past three years and hadn’t had the […]

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What Consumers Can Expect From Rising Interest Rates

Posted by Julian Montoya // May 6, 2018 // Blog / Buy A House / Featured

On March 21, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from 1.5% to 1.75%, the highest it has been since the Great Recession. It was, most likely, a big mistake. The Federal Reserve has a dual mandate to keep employment high while keeping inflation low and relatively stable. It pegs this around a goal […]

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A Jail Turned B&B? Lock Up Your Innkeeper Dreams at the JailHouse Inn

Posted by Julian Montoya // April 29, 2018 // Blog / Featured

A 12-room Minnesota bed-and-breakfast on the market for $495,000could be an ideal second chapter for a restless urbanite. With repeat guests and a budget-friendly price point, it’s a real steal for a savvy buyer who can embrace the home’s interesting past. Because a gem like the JailHouse Inn—yep, it’s a former jail—doesn’t land on the market every day. “It’s such […]

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What’s Better Financially: Paying Off Your Home Mortgage or Investing That Money?

Posted by Julian Montoya // April 22, 2018 // Blog / Featured

My household has finite income. It turns out this is a common problem. When you have a limited amount of money coming in each paycheck, it can be very easy to have conflicting financial goals. My wife and I find ourselves in this situation. Here are our top two long-term financial goals: Achieve financial independence through property […]

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