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OUT-OF-STATE MISTAKE Deal analysis

Was this out-of-state investment a big mistake?

In 2016, deals no longer made sense in my own backyard. I started searching online and found that I could buy a duplex elsewhere for …

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surround yourself Lifestyle

Who do you surround yourself with?

Have you ever thought about who do you surround yourself with?Someone messed up…thank goodness they did. It was the final day of an agents’ conference …

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Starting Her Journey at 45 to Early Retirement in 5 Years

Deena shares how surrounding herself with the right people and never giving up helped her retire her husband from Boeing 10 years early with a …

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5 ways to decrease vacancy during winter months

With snow on the ground (depending on where you live!) and holiday music in our ears — many investors face vacancy issues during this time …

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Who is your next who?

There’s one difference between multi-million dollar investors and investors who don’t achieve the financial freedom they’re looking for.  It comes down to their “who’s”.  One …

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5 ways to fast-track financial freedom

It takes up to 5 years of focus and dedication to achieve financial freedom with real estate investing. That’s it. When you’re just starting out …

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Financial freedom, how to achieve it?

Does achieving financial independence seem overwhelming because you don’t have a strategic game plan for scaling your passive income? We asked in the Addicted to …

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time to sell Deal analysis

3 ways to know when it’s time to sell

Do you know when it’s time to sell a property vs. when to keep one?  I had this same conversation with one of our Inner …

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5 years of focus = lifestyle of freedom

My family and I have embraced new lifetsyle. We have been traveling Europe for the past 75 days.* At this point, we’ve visited 9 countries, …

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Wealth building strategies: Habits

Habits will make or break you.  It’s the small everyday things we think are significant that often matter most. They either set you up for …

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Wealth building strategies: Proximity

Proximity is the key. Most people don’t realize I dropped out of college at 21. At the time, I couldn’t put my finger on it, …

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wealth Deal analysis

Wealth building strategies: Make money while you sleep

Back in my 20s when I started my real estate venture, a quote by Warren Buffer changed my life and stuck with me ever since: …

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Wealth building strategies: Mindset

We are wealthier today than we were 300 years ago — because wealth is infinite. If it wasn’t, we’d still be living in caves planning …

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Six Tips for Improving your NOI

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Eight Lessons from Life on the Road

We bring you real value life lessons. Last week, we wrapped up our #RVLife experiment. As you probably heard, my husband and I packed up …

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Predict your future easily with this metric (TRIBE)

We have said this before and we will say it again: Build a team of empire builders and empire protectors, but today, I want to …

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Why your income should be location independent + a challenge!

This spontaneous lifestyle pivot is only possible because of one important detail: all of our income is location independent. Neither of us has to be based in a certain place to pay our bills. In fact, we’ve been all over the world, and still that virtual mailbox money hits our bank accounts, and we’re not the only ones.

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7 Reasons Why I Now Prefer to Invest Out of State

Here is why investing out Thirteen years and four months ago, I made my first real estate investment purchase. It was a fixer-upper single-family home …

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income Financing & Tax Strategies

I’ve Built 11 Different Income Streams – Here’s How You Can Do This Too

In 2016 I made a major shift – I decided that I no longer wanted to work 10-15 hour days, 7 days a week as …

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How a $15k investment 8 years ago earned me $9949 Deal analysis

How I make $9949 per year on this duplex I bought 8 years ago

If I told you about an investment opportunity(duplex) where you could invest an initial $15,000 and earn $9900 per year (or more as time goes …

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The stories behind the deals that never happened Deal analysis

The Stories Behind The Deals That Never Happened

I really have great stories to share with you. I say no to a lot of deals, I really mean a lot, almost all that …

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net more Due diligence

8 Ways to net more on existing properties

When it comes to building a rental portfolio that can fund your ideal lifestyle, there is an art and science behind “how to net more” …

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1031 Exchange Update

A few weeks ago I shared that my husband and I decided to sell our two single family rental properties using a 1031 exchange in …

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income streams Lifestyle

How I Created 22 Income Streams in 7 Years

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts my dad is a wildlife photographer who made a living selling his photos at different festivals across …

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