Tag Archives: Alex Deacon

Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon (#Podcast): Finding A Geographical Area To Invest In

DHREA 25/03/2019

In this episode, Alex discusses the importance of establishing a geographical area to invest in, and why focusing on that area is essential. “The Deacon of Real Estate” gives personal examples of how he established an initial footprint, ways to grow your investment radius, and more. This is a fantastic refresher episode!

Network with over 650 Real Estate Investors! Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Group on MeetUp.com, and be one of the first to receive updates on upcoming events!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
656 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

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Join Alex Deacon’s Pittsburgh Landlord Group and be the first to receive updates on our monthly networking meetings!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
123 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

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Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Alex Deacon’s Property Management Series (#Podcast): To Evict, or Not To Evict!

DHREA 20/03/2019

In this Alex Deacon Property Management refresher, “The Deacon of Real Estate” evaluates the age old question: To evict, or not to evict. That IS the question!

Alex discusses when eviction is necessary, and when eviction is not necessary. Every situation is different, and there is always a bigger picture at hand. This refresher is great for any landlord or property manager!

Network with over 650 Real Estate Investors! Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Group on MeetUp.com, and be one of the first to receive updates on upcoming events!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
653 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Join Alex Deacon’s Pittsburgh Landlord Group and be the first to receive updates on our monthly networking meetings!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
119 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon (#Podcast): Proper Flip Budgeting

DHREA 13/03/2019

In this segment, Alex Deacon discusses how he properly budgets for a flip or rehab project. “The Deacon of Real Estate” explains the importance of taking your ego and emotions out of the equation, how quickly you can estimate a rehab cost, and why it is important to plan for the unexpected. Don’t miss this information filled episode, great for rookies and veterans alike!


Alex Deacon’s Pittsburgh Landlord Group meets this Thursday, March 14th! Come network with other landlords as we continue last month’s conversation: Tenant Screening!

Tenant Screening II

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019, 6:00 PM

552 Washington Ave
552 Washington Ave Carnegie, PA

15 Members Attending

Last month we had a Q and A about tenant screening and we ran out of time. Its such an important topic so this Thursday we will continue our conversation. One of our members is bringing a version of Landlord software that we can all use. If you have 1 unit or 100 units you can use this software which he is now currently using and its a very reasona…

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Network with over 650 Real Estate Investors! Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Group on MeetUp.com, and be one of the first to receive updates on upcoming events!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
651 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com


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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon (Podcast): Easiest Flips

DHREA 06/03/2019

In this episode of Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon, “The Deacon of Real Estate” discusses the easiest flips, with one caveat…there is no easy flip!

Don’t miss Alex Deacon discuss how to properly prepare yourself to make flipping as easy on you as possible, as he shares techniques he’s used over the years. This is a great refresher episode on the fundamentals and keeping simplicity in the process.

Alex Deacon’s March Real Estate Networking Workshop has been announced, and he’s bringing in two huge guest speakers: Josh Caldwell and Matt Beam! The trio will be discussing Creative Financing Concepts, ideas, laws, etc. Don’t miss out on the most highly anticipated workshop of every year! RSVP below!

Creative Financing Concepts

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

30 Members Attending

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business especially real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of …

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Join Alex Deacon’s Pittsburgh Landlord Group and be the first to receive updates on our monthly networking meetings!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
99 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com


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🚨 Alex Deacon’s March Real Estate Workshop Announced! 2 HUGE GUEST SPEAKERS! 🚨

DHREA 22/02/2019

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business, especially Real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues, and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of creativity and the pros and cons of each. Attorney Matt Beam will cover any legal issues to be aware of and any simple paperwork needed for lease options, land contracts, assumptions of mortgages etc.. etc… We cover these topics once a year along because they are arguably one of the top five concepts you need to master in order to grow your portfolio. The better you are at finding and using other peoples money or the sellers equity then the quicker you will be able to grow a portfolio.

Click below to RSVP to this highly popular event, and have your chance to network with other real estate professionals!

Creative Financing Concepts

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

23 Members Attending

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business especially real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of …

Check out this Meetup →

Join Alex Deacon’s fast-growing Pittsburgh Landlord Group on MeetUp.com! Connect with other Landlords for monthly seminars with Q & A! Click below!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
95 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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📢ANNOUCEMENT!📢 The Pittsburgh Landlord Group Networking Workshop Meets This Thursday!

DHREA 12/02/2019

Alex Deacon is now hosting a monthly networking workshop for landlords! Seating is VERY limited. This monthly event is free!

Last discussion Alex took notes on what were our hot topics and tenant screening was one of them. We will go into detail of what we can all do to properly screen our tenants and be more aware of what a good applicant looks like on paper.

Don’t miss your chance to network with other landlords! Click the link below for more details and to RSVP!

Screening Tenants

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019, 6:15 PM

552 Washington Ave
552 Washington Ave Carnegie, PA

16 Members Attending

Last discussion I took notes on what were our hot topics and tenant screening was one of them. We will go into detail of what we can all do to properly screen our tenants and be more aware of what a good applicant looks like on paper.

Check out this Meetup →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon (Podcast): The 2019 Real Estate Bubble

DHREA 11/02/2019

In the latest segment of Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon, “The Deacon of Real Estate” discusses the looming real estate bubble, it’s probability, and how you can best protect yourself against financial disaster. (Here’s a hint…invest in Pittsburgh!)

Are you attending Alex Decacon’s upcoming FREE networking workshops? Click the links below to join Alex’s Real Estate and Pittsburgh Landlord groups on MeetUp.com, and RSVP to these great events!

Screening Tenants

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019, 6:15 PM

552 Washington Ave
552 Washington Ave Carnegie, PA

16 Members Attending

Last discussion I took notes on what were our hot topics and tenant screening was one of them. We will go into detail of what we can all do to properly screen our tenants and be more aware of what a good applicant looks like on paper.

Check out this Meetup →

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
636 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Featured Blog by Alex Deacon: Saying “No” Can Be Your Best Investment

DHREA 07/02/2019

I thought it would be a good time to write about this issue I have right now. I have so many deals in the pipeline, and more coming at me from all directions, that I don’t know when to stop.

I can compare it to an addict with a substance abuse problem. It is very difficult when you have this serious mental condition. Obsessive drive to succeed (and to beat the other person to that real estate deal) can be very frustrating to say the least. I have to keep reminding myself there are only so many hours in the day, and so many days in our lives, and we need to be smart about which deals to chase and which to let go.

If I could give one piece of advice here, I would say don’t over analyze the deals you have in front of you. It might be better to sleep on it and discuss with another trusted advisor before pulling the trigger. The compound effect of small and almost unnoticeable changes every day will, at the end of the year, become a large impact on whatever you do.

If you are losing weight at a rate of 1/4 of a pound lost a week, it will never be noticed by you or anyone. But at the end of the year, you will have lost 13 pounds. It’s no different than building your business and your real estate portfolio: slowly and with more control. By the end of the year, you will make leaps and bounds with a lot of less stress and financial burdens.

Good luck to all of you, and learn when to say NO!

Are you attending Alex Decacon’s upcoming FREE networking workshops? Click the links below to join Alex’s Real Estate and Pittsburgh Landlord groups on MeetUp.com, and RSVP to these great events!

Zero Money Down Concept For An Infinite ROI

Saturday, Feb 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

51 Members Attending

Our Guest Speaker will be Chris from M and M RE Holdings. Chris brings a vast knowledge of how the hard money world works, and his company has millions of dollars at their disposal for lending on your upcoming projects! He will discuss their underwriting process and show us how we can position ourselves so, not only does the hard money lender want …

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Screening Tenants

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019, 6:15 PM

552 Washington Ave
552 Washington Ave Carnegie, PA

14 Members Attending

Last discussion I took notes on what were our hot topics and tenant screening was one of them. We will go into detail of what we can all do to properly screen our tenants and be more aware of what a good applicant looks like on paper.

Check out this Meetup →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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🚨 REMINDER! 🚨 Alex Deacon’s FREE Real Estate Networking Workshop is this Saturday!

DHREA 06/02/2019

🚨 REMINDER! 🚨

Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Workshop: Zero Money Down & Infinite ROI is this Saturday!

One last reminder to RSVP for Alex Deacon‘s upcoming workshop this Saturday. We have plenty of seating. Right now we have 40 that have sent an RSVP and we have seating for up to 60. Click the box below for full details and to RSVP.

Also we just started our Pittsburgh Landlord Group. See link for details. We have one coming up on 2-14-19 at 6PM. Please join our Landlord group by clicking this link, and also RSVP if you are going to attend!

Zero Money Down Concept For An Infinite ROI

Saturday, Feb 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

46 Members Attending

Our Guest Speaker will be Chris from M and M RE Holdings. Chris brings a vast knowledge of how the hard money world works, and his company has millions of dollars at their disposal for lending on your upcoming projects! He will discuss their underwriting process and show us how we can position ourselves so, not only does the hard money lender want …

Check out this Meetup →

Screening Tenants

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019, 6:15 PM

552 Washington Ave
552 Washington Ave Carnegie, PA

14 Members Attending

Last discussion I took notes on what were our hot topics and tenant screening was one of them. We will go into detail of what we can all do to properly screen our tenants and be more aware of what a good applicant looks like on paper.

Check out this Meetup →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon (Podcast): How To Control Your Real Estate Property Tax

DHREA 04/02/2019

Alex Deacon wants to help you control your property taxes! In this podcast, “The Deacon of Real Estate” discusses the value of getting your home assessed once a year, and why appealing over-assessments is so important. There is a catch, though…tune in and find out!

Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking group has reached 625 members! Click below to RSVP to Alex’s FREE February Real Estate Networking Workshop and network with seasoned vets and rookie investors! 

Zero Money Down Concept For An Infinite ROI

Saturday, Feb 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

38 Members Attending

Our Guest Speaker will be Chris from M and M RE Holdings. Chris brings a vast knowledge of how the hard money world works, and his company has millions of dollars at their disposal for lending on your upcoming projects! He will discuss their underwriting process and show us how we can position ourselves so, not only does the hard money lender want …

Check out this Meetup →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

Read More