Show 006: The Successes & Struggles of Investing In Rental Property

  In show 6 Emily is joined by Patrick Smith who shares how he and his wife were able to take the first step in investing with buy and hold properties.  He shares with us how they were able to turn their first home into a rental and the different strategies they’ve tried all while…

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Show 005: The 4 Biggest Excuses That Hold Back Rookie Investors

  In show 5 of the podcast, Emily spends time talking about some of the most common excuses that people make to stop them from investing in buy and hold properties.  While she admits to making some of these excuses herself at one point or another, she gives good advice on how you can overcome…

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Show 004: You May Be Breaking Real Estate Laws and Not Even Know It

  In show 4 Brian Davis, vice president of EZLandlord Forms, joins us to talk about how important it is to know your state’s landlord tenant laws.  He shares with us a variety of great resources available on EZLandlord Forms to help you through the land lording process. Even more, Brian gives us tips from…

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Show 003: Home Warranties: How They Can Help You Weather Financial Storms

  In show 3, I talk to Matt Kucinich from First American Home Buyers Protection Corporation about how home warranties can benefit investors and ultimately save you money.  Matt shares with us what home warranties are, when to buy them, how they can save you money, and more. He also shares with us the specific…

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Show 002:How to Kickstart Your Real Estate Empire with Traditional Financing

  In this show, Emily brings on husband and certified mortgage planner Kirk, to share the traditional financing realm from both a lender and an investor’s perspective.  Find out how and why traditional financing may be an option for your own investing and what you need to start doing now to ensure you are able…

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Show 001: The RentalRookie Podcast…Inspiring Investors One Story At A Time

  In the opening show of the RentalRookie podcast, Emily shares with you insight into who she is, what her goals are with the podcast, why she wants to help others learn about investing in rental property and how investing in real estate can help you take control of your financial future. As a mom, a…

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How We Bought a Property Sight Unseen: Our Most Recent Deal

  I’m super excited to share with you that we just closed on a new rental property.  While it seems like it’s been forever since we bought a property, we are beyond excited to add this rental to our growing portfolio. The goal of this post is to share with you the ins and outs…

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3 Things To Consider Even When You’re Buying Your Own Personal Home

  If you have been following the blog or any of my social media then you are somewhat aware of the fact that we have gone through a recent major move.  After spending five years in Northern VA, just outside of DC, we decided to move our family closer to my family in rural western…

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5 Quick Tips to Save You Time When Investing in Rental Properties

  We all want to know ways to make our lives easier, whether that be in our family life at work or with friends.  It seems that when we are trying to balance the complexities of life, the importance of making things easier becomes so much more important. In having to balance the craziness of…

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You May Be Renting to Criminals and Not Even Know It..Here’s How To Find Out If You Are

  Any one who has rental properties will probably preach about the importance of tenant screening. In reality, the fear of renting your property to a sketchy tenant who doesn’t pay their bills and trashes your property is what keeps many individuals from investing in rental properties.  If there was a way to be 100% certain…

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