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#225: Surviving a Real Estate Crash and Investing Out-of-State with Kathy Fettke
Published May 4, 2017
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    A lot of investors love to talk about the good times. But for life-long real estate investors, failure is often inevitable, especially during real estate crashes. That’s why we’re excited to bring you this discussion with Kathy Fettke today on the BiggerPockets Podcast. Kathy started her journey toward financial independence after receiving shocking news from a doctor, but used that motivation to begin investing. Alongside her husband, Kathy built up an impressive portfolio but struggled during the latest real estate crash. Still, she was able to emerge (and thrive) from the lessons learned. Today, Kathy shares how to avoid the mistakes that led to her difficult times! She also shares insight into buying real estate at a distance and handling the problems that can arise from long-distance landlording. In This Episode We Cover:The story behind the radio showHow Kathy landed her first deal without money downHow she converted single family units to multifamiliesA discussion on FHA loans and house hackingKey pieces of Robert Kiyosaki’s adviceTips on buying from a distance and using property managersWhat you should know about finding the right agents, CPAs, and property managersWhat happened when Kathy got “too confident”The important lessons she learned after the collapseWhat metrics to look for in a marketWhat it takes to come up with $3 million in five minutesAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets Hard Money LendersRobert KiyosakiReal Property ManagementBooks Mentioned in this ShowSet for Life by Scott TrenchExtreme Success by Rich FettkeRetire Rich with Rentals by Kathy FettkeThe Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. StanleyPriceless by William PoundstoneThe Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownWealth Can’t Wait by David OsbornAugmented by Brett KingTweetable Topics:“The hardest times in our lives tend to be the times when we have to dig deep.” (Tweet This!)“Any time you get in front of the path of progress, you’re going to make money.” (Tweet This!)“If you can’t buy this car with cash, you shouldn’t have it.” (Tweet This!)Connect with KathyKathy’s CompanyKathy’s Podcast
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