Oregon Ban on Love Letters Deemed Unconstitutional

Following a preliminary injunction temporarily prohibiting Oregon’s enforcement of its statutory ban on love letters, the parties reached a settlement agreeing the ban violates the First Amendment and that the statute will no longer be enforced.

Window to the Law: Managing Business Records Efficiently

A document retention policy can keep your business in compliance with legal requirements, create economic efficiencies, and better prepare your business in the event of litigation. Learn why every real estate professional needs a document retention policy, and how to create one for your business.

Using a “Miserable” Job to Fuel a Fast-Growing Flipping Portfolio

House flipping is a very potent form of investing. After just one fix and flip, many investors find themselves hooked, leaving their stable jobs for the profit (and rush) or finishing another flip. This happened quickly to Jason Pritchard, flipper and rental property investor in central California. Jason was working at a sales job he hated and after watching one of the many famous HGTV flipping shows, thought, “Hey, I could do that!” He gave it a try, using his life savings and retirement funds available to him. It was a success, so he decided to scale up. One flip grew to a few, and now, Jason's team does over seventy-five flips and wholesale deals per year! This incredible volume didn’t happen overnight—it took Jason seven years to go from W2 worker to one of the best flippers in the state! And it’s not just flipping Jason is after. He’s been able to grow a massive rental property portfolio, some eighty-three units, at the same time! You’re probably wondering how Jason did this so fast. Worry not, as he details every step from how he finds leads, builds a team, pays the taxman, and even compensates employees. If you’re trying to get your foot into the flipping door, Jason’s story should inspire you to do almost exactly what he did.

Live Takes: The 5,000 Mile Away BRRRR (REALLY Long-Distance Investing)

Building a house vs. buying a house—which makes more sense for today’s investor? With home prices rising faster than many of us have ever seen before, more and more real estate investors are asking whether or not building their rentals is a smarter idea. And who can blame them? Building a rental property can seem like a great way to minimize acquisition costs, but this is only true in certain circumstances, which many investors just won’t fit into. Welcome to Live Takes where Henry Washington, investor and On The Market guest host, joins David Greene for a live real estate Q&A. David and Henry invite four investors onto the show today to talk about each of their passive income predicaments. These topics include buying vs. building a home, how to get out of a bad BRRRR, whether or not it’s too late in life to invest in real estate, and how to invest out-of-country. Want to ask David a question? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene or Live Takes. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can hop on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

Seeing Greene: Gift Funds, Crash Indicators, and Problems with Partnerships

Why can’t I use gift funds on my down payment? What are the common housing market crash indicators that real estate investors should look out for? And why does David only invest with the short-term rental king, Rob Abasolo? If you’re joining us today for this episode of Seeing Greene, you’ll hear answers to all these questions and more! David takes some time out of his day to sit down and answer arguably the most hard-hitting, specific questions we’ve had to date on an episode of Seeing Greene. These questions include how to find synergy between your career and your investing goals, how to not cross the line when working with multiple agents, the best ways to purchase real estate with no (or low) money down, and why David rarely partners up on real estate deals. Some of these questions may hit home for you, as most of today’s guests are either rookie real estate investors or young professionals looking to get their start in investing. Do you have a question you’d love to ask David? If so, submit your question here so David can answer it on the next episode of Seeing Greene. Hop on the BiggerPockets forums and ask other investors their take, or follow David on Instagram to see when he’s going live so you can jump on a live Q&A and get your question answered on the spot!

The “Golden Trio” Every Real Estate Investor MUST Have to Truly Profit First

The Profit First system was revolutionary when introduced by Mike Michalowicz. In simple terms, Profit First allowed small business owners to take home bigger paychecks, reinvest in their business, and scale with ease, oftentimes while doing even less. The age-old adage of “do more work, make more money” was turned on its head by simple accounting practices. In reality, the business owners who were doing the most work were making the least, while business owners who truly knew their numbers worked less, made more, and had more money to invest. After reading Profit First, David Richter knew that this same system could be applied to real estate investing. David grew a rental portfolio himself by learning from a local mentor. This mentor had a growing team, a scaling business, but was making less and less with every deal done. As David investigated more real estate investors’ businesses, he found that this wasn’t an isolated case. Most investors were making low wages, working far more than at the jobs they had quit, and had inflated businesses, to say the least. With some simple accounting practices, which David describes in this episode, real estate investors can turn their business into Profit First powerhouses using very simple steps. If you’ve been feeling burnout from a barrage of deals, but aren’t seeing the profit you’ve worked so hard for, you’ll want to pick up David’s new book, Profit First for Real Estate Investing!

HUD Offers Properties to Owner-Occupants

HUD announced the establishment of an exclusive 30-day listing period for the sale of foreclosed formerly FHA-insured properties to Owner-Occupant Buyers, Governmental Entities, and HUD-approved nonprofits.