The Struggles of Life & Buying Rental Property

Well, the last post I wrote talked about moving and how to jumpstart your investing career by hanging on to your primary home when you move and using it as a rental.  I spoke about this because we were in the midst of a rather big move and we were going through the process of…

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Are You Moving Someday? Let The Move Jumpstart Your Investing Career

  These last few weeks have been crazy busy for my husband and me as we are about to embark on a pretty huge move.  For anyone who has made a fairly big move before, it can be quite overwhelming.  Making that final decision to go, creating the never ending to do list of bank accounts…

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The Renovation That Yields $615 Monthly Cash Flow

I’m super excited to share our most recent renovation with all of you.  Like I’ve stated on other posts, our very first rental property we bought, my husband and I tackled on our own.  We did just about all of the work, besides some plumbing issues and ceramic tile.  While we both love these property…

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5 Blogs You Need To Visit Today-Especially #5

One of the crucial things I’ve learned while investing in real estate is that I am constantly learning.  There’s always something new to learn, and in the world of real estate investing, realistically my husband and I are really still in the early stages.  Just because we have bought some properties and have been successfully earning…

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Everything You Need In a Tenant Application: Don’t Leave Out This One Thing

  You’ve closed on your property and finished any rehabs that needed to be done!  Awesome!  If you are like us and one of those rookie investors who wants to manage the property on your own your next step will be to get that property rented.  Once you get the property listed you will need…

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1 Asset Protection Strategy You Wish You Knew (3 Reasons Why To Use It)

When you become a real estate investor one of the things you have to begin to think about is protecting yourself and your assets.  One of the mistakes a rookie investor can make is to become so engrossed in the here and now of finding, buying, and renting out a property that they fail to…

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Take a Tour of Our Rental Property that Cash Flows $460 a Month.

  We recently had tenants move out of one of our rental properties.  In the midst of taking account of what needed fixed and/or updated before we rented it out again, we took a tour of it so that you could see a realistic rental property.   When the previous tenants moved out we had…

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Buying a Property That Guarantees Over $10,000 of Cash Flow In The First Year: Part 1 of 4

I thought that I would write a blog post that is a little different today and share with you the deal that we are currently working on.  My husband and I are currently working on a new type of deal and I want to walk you through our whole process as we ourselves go through…

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Make Your Contract Work For You, 8 Key Factors That You Must Consider

  When it comes to helping your realtor draw up the contract there are a number of factors to take into consideration. Local Comparable You and your realtor should look at other properties that are similar-square footage, bedrooms, bathrooms, year built, location- Your realtor should prepare a CMA (comparable market analysis) that encompasses all of…

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Always Screen Your Tenant-Because This Could Happen To You

  We are in the process of finding a new tenant for one of our rental properties that we recently updated.  Just this week we had a “close call” with a tenant that reminded me how important it is to follow the process that you put in place when screening tenants. What to Look For……

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