Private Money means Plenty of Money

Listeners to the Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show:  Thank you for coming to check out our blog!  The direction our conversation went on the show tended toward private money and I want to give you a bit more here on that topic.  Read along to see why I would loan to a complete … Continued

1031 Exchange!

The last post was all about selling our first intentional rental (above). This post is about the 1031 exchange process and how we structured the deal for the replacement property. 1031 Recap: Quick re-cap of what a 1031 exchange is: To defer capital gains taxes and depreciation recapture, you can use what is known as … Continued

Farewell to a Teacher

Selling our first rental property is a little more emotional than I thought it would be.  I think it’s mainly because this house taught us so much and was our “confidence springboard” to getting momentum started to build our business and this business has allowed us to have the life we wanted for our family. … Continued

Stay Positive

A lot of my posts have to do with mindset because I truly believe that success has more to do with mindset than the mechanics of what we want to excel at. I will write about what has worked mathematically but you absolutely have to believe you can accomplish your goal. This seems like a … Continued

Midnight Infomercial House COVID Edition

By now, you all know how I feel about spreading negativity – I don’t like it.  Wait, was that negative? I try my best to keep my state of mind positive. Lately I have good days and bad but my family is what brings me back to good. I’ve read so much negativity about people … Continued

Coronavirus 1

Coronavirus Preface: This article has been edited daily since starting it.  The facts may change from one day to the next but this is my opinion as of this moment – for whatever they are worth to you. A good friend asked me to write about my take on the Coronavirus and real estate.  Before … Continued

REGRETS

This album was in the top 100 in 2000.  Now you’ll hear it for the rest of the day.  You’re welcome. This week’s resource: An absolute essential book for shifting your mindset.  If you haven’t read it go to the library and check it out or buy it this minute on Amazon.  Rich Dad Poor … Continued

Hungry!

Resources: I want to start with some resources.  If you feel like you need some direction for your personal finances, we strongly recommend the book The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.  His simple system helped us get out of debt and feel confident that we could start this real estate adventure.  While he wouldn’t … Continued

Who Are You Listening To?

My first Fire Captain, Ruben Hernandez, at Engine 24 told me “if you wait to promote until you think you are ready, you’ll never promote”.  He said “You promote and learn as you go.  You’ll never think you are ready. You are.”  I chose to work with him because he was respected and worked at … Continued