Look Familiar? Five Famous Homes That Hit the Market This Year

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Ever wonder where a movie was shot? Or where you can find the house that was used in that opening scene of your favorite television show? Well here is the scoop on five iconic movie and TV homes that were put up for sale within the past year. Let us know if you’re surprised by the size of any of … Read More

And the Iconic Home Sells for… Bueller? Bueller?

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Listed by Meladee Hughes, Coldwell Banker Residential It’s time to twist and shout for the owner who just unloaded this Highland Park, Illinois property! After five years of bouncing on and off the market, the iconic midcentury home used in the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” has finally sold for $1.06 million. The home has had a wild ride on … Read More

Finding the Right Home Loan

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Guest post by TJ Freeborn, Discover Home Loans If you’re like most homebuyers, you’ll probably take out a loan to finance your purchase. But which home loan is right for you? Having a firm understanding of the types of loans available and the advantages of each is the best way to prepare yourself to begin the home-buying process and find … Read More

BP Podcast 072: Managing Hundreds of Tenants and Getting Uncle Sam to Pay the Rent with Mark Ainley

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we jump straight into the nitty-gritty with a real estate broker, investor and property manager from the greater Chicago area. Mark Ainley brings a fresh perspective on how to successfully invest in lower-income rentals and goes deep into the details of everything you’d need to know, covering acquisition to rehab to management, straight […] View the full article: … Read More

#72: Managing Hundreds of Tenants and Getting Uncle Sam to Pay the Rent with Mark Ainley

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we jump straight into the nitty-gritty with a real estate broker, investor and property manager from the greater Chicago area. Mark Ainley brings a fresh perspective on how to successfully invest in lower-income rentals and goes deep into the details of everything you’d need to know, covering acquisition to rehab to management, straight out of of his experience investing … Read More

BP Podcast 072: Managing Hundreds of Tenants and Getting Uncle Sam to Pay the Rent with Mark Ainley

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Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we jump straight into the nitty-gritty with a real estate broker, investor and property manager from the greater Chicago area. Mark Ainley brings a fresh perspective on how to successfully invest in lower-income rentals and goes deep into the details of everything you’d need to know, covering acquisition to rehab to management, straight […] View the full article: … Read More

Time is Money in Home Improvement

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Photo courtesy of DesignMine Contribution by Andrea Davis, HomeAdvisor When you decide to complete a home improvement project, the inevitable question is, “Do I pay someone else do to it or do the work myself?” Hiring a professional can be expensive, but your time is valuable as well. So which projects are worth investing time and which are worth investing money? … Read More

If I Were 22: Do Something, Do a Lot of It

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This post was originally published on LinkedIn . My twin brother and I grew up fighting what we called “the eternal fight against lameness.” I still don’t know what it was beyond pointless striving, striving before we could know about money, glamour or fame, striving against our own eventual mediocrity or conventionality, striving for its own sake. As twins, we could … Read More

Create an Edible Garden

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Guest post by Nadia Mercer, Washington Youth Garden Growing your own food doesn’t have to be a time-intensive project. Start small and expand as your time permits. There’s nothing as satisfying as walking out your door to prune a sprig of rosemary, pick a handful of blackberries and cut a bowl of arugula fresh from your garden. Now that’s what … Read More