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10 Signs That Your Management Company is Not Performing

To manage or not to manage, that is one of the most difficult questions for a beginning investor to answer. On the one hand, learning the business and taking control of the asset is crucial for success in real estate. On the other hand, hiring a management company to run day-to-day operations allows an investor […]

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5 Questions To Ask When Buying Multifamily Real Estate

As we progress deeper into the current real estate cycle, most Jake and Gino members I interact with are asking the question: “When (not if) will we have a market correction? We stress in our education that buying right is critical to an investor’s success and one of the goals in buying right is to […]

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The Deal That Should Have Ended My Investing Career

We all hear from friends and family that real estate is the best investment out there, but is that really the truth? To a neophyte, this information can lead to a horrible experience with real estate. In this article, I would like to share how that advice turned my first investment into a disaster, highlight […]

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Why All Investors Need To Create A Budget Before Investing In Multifamily Properties

As I sit here in Florida on a month’s vacation, I find it extremely difficult to compose an article espousing the benefits of creating and following a budget. My budget for this month has, well, let’s say, not followed my normal spending habits. But, if I had not created a budget early on in my […]

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Five Skills Every Multifamily Investor Should Develop

Napoleon Hill, the author of Think And Grow Rich, created a framework of success that the reader could follow by establishing his thirteen steps towards riches. Step number four, Specialized Knowledge, focuses on how knowledge becomes power only when it is organized into definite plans of action and directed to a definite end. In this […]

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Making Millions and Building Cash Flow with Mom and Pop Apartment Investing – Kevin Bupp

In Kevin Bupp’s Podcast “Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow” Kevin spoke with Jake and Gino about how they got their start as Multifamily investors and how they have been able to amass a portfolio worth in excess of $32 million in just a few short years. In our candid conversation we’ll also discuss the […]

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A Letter to My Children About Investing

The job of a parent has always been challenging, but with times changing so rapidly, the challenges are becoming more daunting. The Internet has ushered in so many changes, and has revolutionized every aspect of our lives, including how we invest our money and how we teach our kids about the subject of investing. In […]

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Unconventional Wealth

Mike’s book resonated with me on so many levels that I don’t know where to begin. His journey and mine have taken similar paths, from going to college, to getting a job in the corporate world, to feeling unfulfilled and leaving the grind to open his own business, to selling his business and jumping headfirst […]

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Building Your Real Estate Empire While Working 9-5

There are countless reasons for individuals to begin investing in real estate. The most common reason that I hear from my students is they want to start earning passive income with the hope of leaving their jobs. This article is written for all those investors who yearn to become full time investors and jettison the […]

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Financing your Multifamily and What You Should Look For!

Most investors are familiar and find comfort when it comes to financing a single-family home, but become overwhelmed and intimidated when the conversation turns to financing a multifamily property. In this article, I would like to describe the differences between a residential and commercial loan, outline the different types of commercial lenders, and how to […]

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