Tag Archives: Planning

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!

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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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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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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 …

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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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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!)

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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.

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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 …

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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 January Real Estate Workshop Announced! 📢 RSVP BELOW!

DHREA 04/01/2019

This is a great session for those who want to buy and hold. This will give you an idea of realistic expectations that you can count on for your current and your future investments. We will look at some of my current and past buy and hold properties and take a close look to see what mistakes and successes I had made and lets learn from those and compare to your past and current investments. There will be a lot of Q and A during this session. See a brief overview and outline below.

We are going to be detailed and discuss the following:

1. Where to look for the next buy and hold
2. How to run the numbers and see if it even works on paper
3. What numbers to plug into our analysis to make sure we are accurate before pulling the trigger
4. Should I self Manage and do my own improvements or sub it out to a professional
5. What is an acceptable return to expect long and short term
6. What improvements and the approximate costs of those improvements will help my cash flow long and short term

Don’t miss Alex Deacon’s first FREE Real Estate Networking Workshop of 2019! Click the box below to reserve your seat in the room!

Detailed Game plan from A-Z for your next Buy and Hold

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

31 Members Attending

This is a great session for those who want to buy and hold. This will give you an idea of realistic expectations that you can count on for your current and your future investments. We will look at some of my current and past buy and hold properties and take a close look to see what mistakes and successes I had made and lets learn from those and com…

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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: Mapping Out Your Real Estate Success!

DHREA 30/10/2018

 

In this segment, “The Deacon of Real Estate” Alex Deacon tells you why you NEED to map out your real estate success. Alex discusses the advantages of proper planning, why it is essential to attaining those goals, how it gives a realistic and honest screenshot of how long it may take you to reach your goals, and how it could help to avoid any major setbacks along the way!

 

 

Don’t miss the final Alex Deacon Real Estate Workshop of 2018!!! We’ve opened up the room for extra seating due to our growing attendance. Click below to connect with Alex on MeetUp.com, network with nearly 600 other Real Estate Professionals, and RSVP to the November workshop!

Virtual Bus Tour of Current and past rehabs

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

20 Members Attending

We have done a few actual bus tours in the past but with the strong turnout I dont like to have to turn down folks due to the high volume of requests. Our next workshop in November we will do a virtual tour of some current and past projects and show you where to spend your money wisely and where you can and cant cut corners in order to stay profita…

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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: Success Through Planning, Focus, and Being Learning Based (Blog/Audio)

DHREA 14/05/2018

 

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I learned a few things about myself today. We purchased 3 properties and could have gone for 5 but a little voice inside me stopped me from moving forward on the other two. They just didn’t feel right. FINALLY after 25 years in this business I stopped myself. My problem as with many others who are driven to succeed is they want to just hit the ground running and figure that pure drive, effort, and tenacity will get them to their final destination. It won’t. There is a book called “Think and Grow Rich“.  Notice the title isn’t “Work hard, don’t plan, roll the dice, and Get Rich”. Read or listen to this book and more than once. Get yourself a mentor and surround yourself with smart, trustworthy advisers. 

Slow down. There is always another deal. There are always other opportunities. If it doesn’t feel right then pass. My goal to buy 120 homes a year is within reach but I still have a ways to go. Buying 3-4 a month is a far cry from buying  10 a month. ESPECIALLY if I want to buy profitable and quality real estate. Hell, if I wanted to I could knock out ten a month, but in one year I would own an entire portfolio of nothing but headaches, and probably cost myself a lot of money crawling out of the hole I managed to dig in a short time.

Baby steps. Plan. Be focused. Always be learning.

 

 

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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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