Show030: One Strategy to Maximize Your ROI

  On Show 30, Emily and Kirk are focused on sharing one strategy for investing in rental property that can help snowball your portfolio and maximize your return.  Getting a Cash Out Refinance on a property you financed or paid with cash can ultimately allow you to own a property free and clear within a…

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Show029: This Quick “How-To” Can Help You Determine Whether You Can Qualify For Financing

  Show 29 is a Take 10 episode focused on teaching you one thing related to investing in real estate.  This show focuses on teaching about the debt to income (DTI) ratio that banks use to determine what you are able to qualify for in terms of financing.  Emily shares with you what the DTI…

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Show028: Are All Investments Created Equal? Why You Need to Think Strategically About Your Money

  Tune in to Show 28 for a lively conversation between Kirk and Emily in relation to investing.  While they tend to focus on investing in buy and hold properties specifically on this show, they decided to put a different spin on this particular show.  As two people who take personal finance very seriously they share…

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Half Way Through 2015- A Look At Our Investing Goals For The Year

    Wow!  It’s hard to believe that we are already into July of 2015.  I feel like it was just yesterday that Kirk and I sat down and made our goals for 2015 both personal and investing.  This year was the first time that I decided to share those goals with the RentalRookie Community…

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Show27: The Single Most Important Factor In Your Success

  Show 27 features Nicole Williamson a real estate investor from Maryland.  She shares with listeners tons of great information from her own investing experiences.  As an investor who balances a full time job, she has tips for balancing full time jobs and buying and managing rental properties.  Nicole helps to show us all that…

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Show026: 9 Steps to Your First Rental Property

  In Show 26, Emily shares 9 steps to get you from no property to your first rental property.  While being a rookie can be overwhelming and often you don’t know where to start, Emily gives you a simplified streamlined process to taking control of your financial future. These 9 steps start with the basic…

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Show025: The ‘Shady’ Student Rental: How We Almost Bought an Illegally Occupied Property

  If you’re in the real estate business long enough you will probably run across some shady stuff. In Show 25, Emily and Kirk share a recent story about how they were under contract on a property that was rented to more individuals than was allowed.  As a result, they had to decide whether to…

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Show024: Lessons From Our 1st Real Estate Tax Auction

  In Show 23 Kirk and Emily talk about the tax auction that they were preparing to attend after their recent duplex purchase. Show 24 is focused on them sharing their experience at the first auction and what lessons they’ve learned as a result of this experience. Having never attended a real estate auction before,…

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Show023: JUST CLOSED- The 3 Numbers That Turned Out Different Than Expected

  Get excited about show 23!  Why? Emily and Kirk share, in real time, the actual numbers of the duplex they just closed on hours before recording this podcast.  In Show 20, Emily and Kirk share their concerns about investing in a new market and in a new type of property, a multi-unit.  Their candid…

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Show022: 8 Things to Do to Prepare for a Tax Auction

  Tune in to show 22 and join Emily and Kirk as they share how they are preparing for their first tax auction.  As real estate investors, they have bought all of their rental units with traditional financing and are looking to make their first cash purchase in the upcoming weeks. This show focuses on…

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