If You Just Can’t Learn Enough About Real Estate Investment…

If you’re like me, you can’t ever seem to learn enough about real estate investing. There is always something new to learn, and that’s why even after all these years I continue to read books, other blogs, websites, and listen to podcasts.

Here are a few I like and you may find them useful too:

  1. Bigger Pockets – They’ve been around awhile. There are a lot of blog and forum posts you can dig through with useful information. I enjoy their weekly podcasts: Bigger Pockets podcast and their more recent edition, The Money Show. The latter has provided me with invaluable tips for my financial life – which is why any of us invest in the first place. A good place to start if you’re thinking about buying a duplex and living in it or just getting started in real estate investing.
  2. Landlordology –  The Minnesota Attorney General’s web site has a handy link to the state’s Landlord/Tenant Handbook. But what if you own investment property in another state or are thinking of investing elsewhere? How do you learn the ropes in a hurry? This site features landlord laws and links to the places to find them in their entirety for all 50 states. Better yet, they have the most important ones boiled down in an easy to reference format.
  3. The Best Ever Show – Hosted by successful real estate investor and syndicator Joe Fairless, browse through over 1800 podcasts to find a topic that interests you. He conducts short interviews with a successful real estate investor a day. He speaks with investors who do all kinds of real estate; not just those who focus on multifamily.
  4. Commercial Real Estate Show – Perhaps a bit technical if you’re just getting started in investing, but this site goes much more in depth with commercial real estate. From senior housing to retail, it’s covered here.
  5. Duplex Chick – I had to mention it. Find a decade worth of blog posts – much of it Minneapolis and St. Paul specific.

Education is important. It can help you avoid mistakes. But the best way to learn is how we’ve learned most things in life – by doing.

After all, you can’t hit a home run if you never pick up the bat.