Category: Renovations

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Stop using your own money

I get asked a lot, “How do you continue to invest in deals when you have to put 25% down each time?” The answer… I don’t …

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Real estate investment memo

Find all trends and new information in our real estate investment memo. Hedge funds right now are busy buying single-family homes and large multi-family properties …

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Renovation costs in 2022

Most investors have a hard time estimating renovation costs right now. Thanks to inflation, high demand, and supply chain issues, renovation costs have risen substantially. …

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Deal of the Year Award: Buy and Hold Investing

Herbert Lewis who is an active buy and hold investor around Baltimore, MD, and has been taking over the market by storm. Herbert recently was …

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How to get started investing out-of-state

I am going to tell you how you can get started investing out of state in 2021.  I have been investing out-of-state for over four …

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Six Tips for Improving your NOI

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How to Increase Your NOI

You may have heard that you should increase your NOI. Today, I’m going to show you how. I will also define NOI and DSCR in …

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How Not to Lose Money in Real Estate

No one gets into investing with the hope that they will lose money, and yet people lose money in real estate every day. No joke. This …

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Don’t Buy A Property Without Inspecting These Things

Inspecting a property inspected by a licensed professional is one of the most important property due diligence we have as investors. You’ve found a great …

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What Real Estate Agent Can’t Answer Or Legally Tell You

If you are an investor, a qualified, educated, investor-savvy real estate agent is one of your greatest resources. And you could be asking them to …

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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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BRRR Case Study: Chattanooga Duplex

In this article, you will learn through this case study example how I found the property, how I was able to use a cash offer to get a lower offer accepted, how I managed a renovation from out of state (and without ever seeing the property), and how the refinance process worked.

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House Hacking: How A $10k Investment Turned Into Free Housing & A $90k Profit in 3 Years

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the term house hacking. If not, house hacking is a life hack where you purchase either a large …

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Travel Hacking: How I Scored 3 business class tickets to Thailand

In this article I will talk about travel hacking. A few months ago Travis and I decided it was time for another trip, and this …

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Increase Your Rental’s Value By Thousands Without Spending A Dime

When I first got into real estate, I learned that there is a difference in determining the value of “investment properties” typically multi-unit properties, versus …

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How To Protect Yourself From Hiring A Bad Contractor

I’ve hired a TON of contractors and sub-contractors in the last 10 years, and when I worked for a builder (way back in the day) …

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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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First Year Investment Property Analysis: Indianapolis Duplex

December 2017 is the one year anniversary of my first out of state purchase in the suburbs just outside of Indianapolis. Having made multiple attempts …

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Investor Interview with Rich On Money

In this article I bring you the interview with Rich Carey. Towards the end of October I attended FinCon in Dallas, TX, which is an …

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How We Self Manage 16 Rental Units Without Pulling Our Hair Out

It’s not uncommon for people to act surprised when I tell them that my husband and I self manage 16 of our 18 rental units. We …

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The 5 Most Common Issues – After You Get A Rental Under Contract

Once you get a property under contract the excitement sets in. Excitement can quickly go to the wayside, if you’re not ready for the potential …

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How To Find Deals That Generate a 20%+ Return On Investment

Most of the country is experiencing a strong sellers market. A sellers market is defined by the amount of inventory, or available homes, there are. …

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Why You Should Flip Rentals Instead Of Houses

Over the years I’ve flipped a lot of houses, enough that I lost count. They’ve ranged from carpet & paint flips, to down to the …

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Flip & Build Project Update

On January 31st we closed on an interesting property in Everett, WA. It was a package deal for two lots, and one lot had a …

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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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My Seven Step Process For Buying A Rental Property

As an agent and an investor, I am always looking for a good deal, either for myself or for my clients. There’s a lot of …

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Interview With Multi-State Real Estate Investor Deena Iverson

I met Deena & Dennis Iverson in early 2010, they came to me as a sign call on a fixer (borderline tear down) duplex in …

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Our High ROI House Flip & New Construction Multi Family Project

In the last 60 days we’ve purchased two units in Indianapolis, two units in Mount Vernon WA, and this flip and new construction multi-family project, which …

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8 Ways Tenant Proofing Your Rentals Will Save You Money

In a perfect world, a tenant would treat your rental property as if it were their own. But unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect …

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Easy Tenant Proofing – Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Plank Flooring

As much as we hate it when our tenants move out, it gives us the opportunity to make some much needed changes and upgrades to …

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