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Real Estate Book Recommendations Discussion Thread
« on: December 19, 2013, 08:25:30 AM »
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Re: Real Estate Book Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 06:20:02 PM »
How about blogs?

It'd be great if there were a jlcollinsnh stock series of land lording, that would be amazing.

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Re: Real Estate Book Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 08:08:09 PM »
How about blogs?

It'd be great if there were a jlcollinsnh stock series of land lording, that would be amazing.

Most real estate blogs are crap, unfortunately.  Wish they weren't, because I'm a big fan of the blog format.

Jeff Brown's blog used to be good before he went to video, a format I don't care for.  But the archives have good stuff. - http://bawldguy.com/

Marty Boardman's site used to be good, but he stopped updating it. - http://flippingphoenixhouses.com/

J Scott's site, 123flip is great if you're a flipper or wannabe. - http://www.123flip.com/blog/

The bigger pockets blog is real hit or miss. Some of their authors are good, but a lot that Josh brought on after his consultant change up just flat out dot know a lot or are article fillers, without substance. - http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/

No real good land lording sites, unfortunately.

And an article series like JLCollins' stock series just isn't possible, IMO.  Stock investing optimally is simple, at its core.  He does a great job of laying it out.  Real estate has so many more wrinkles, legalities, issues, etc. there's no way you could cover the necessary stuff in a short dozen or two series of posts.

Maybe one topic of real estate, out of dozens of key ones.

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Re: Real Estate Book Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 10:55:44 PM »
And an article series like JLCollins' stock series just isn't possible, IMO.  Stock investing optimally is simple, at its core.  He does a great job of laying it out.  Real estate has so many more wrinkles, legalities, issues, etc. there's no way you could cover the necessary stuff in a short dozen or two series of posts.

Maybe one topic of real estate, out of dozens of key ones.

Maybe a Wiki would be a good format for Real Estate, kind of like the boggleheads wiki. If it could somehow be a mix of reference and opinion. But then it wouldn't be very dynamic or followable.

I agree about the bigger pockets site... as a newbie I had high hopes but the blogs and the few podcasts I samples are pretty superficial. Maybe I need to dig deeper into the archives.