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An Open House Day

For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed going to open houses.  For me, it is an opportunity to see many home designs and get a feel for the good and the bad as it comes to houses.  Each and every one of them brings some good and bad things to the table, …

Learning About Flipping Homes

For years I have considered dabbling in real estate investing.  As many of you know, I do have some rental properties, but I had always dreamed of taking my real estate business to the big leagues.  This would mean changing my thinking as it comes to these properties as investment vehicles, and I have been …

Looking at Houses in Los Angeles

Driving through neighborhoods in every city I visit has been something that I have done for fun for many years now.  I love looking at the different styles of homes, the landscaping of yards and even the choice of windows.  I figure it is a good way to get some good ideas for building my …

Renovating Another Rental Property

I have had a pretty good year picking up some good rental properties, and only two weeks ago I was able to buy my third of the year.  I have been looking for good value and locations when it comes to these properties, and I don’t mind if I need to do some renovations before …

How to Monetize Prime Real Estate

Years ago, I can remember sitting down with my grandfather and talking about business.  He had started at a young age investing in real estate, and he shared with me the one secret to his success: “With real estate, the secret is location, location, location.” I know it is kind of cliché, but it is …

Great Deals on Windows

With all of the rental properties in my portfolio, I am always on the lookout for great deals on just about everything you could use in a rental property.  You can usually find me at any clearance event on paint, doors, carpet, linoleum, and just about any other thing that makes up a home.  Saving …

Fixing Up our Newest Rental Property

While I always have my eyes open for a good deal on a potential rental property, I am still shocked at the number of opportunities that fall into my lap.  I don’t have enough money to take advantage of all of them, but when I do have money sitting around that I can invest, I …

Finishing our Flip in Los Angeles

For the last few weeks we have been working madly on trying to get our renovations done on a home that we purchased in Los Angeles.  We picked it up when it was in foreclosure, so we were able to get a great deal on it.  Since our intention was to flip the home, we …