Baltimore BRRRR+turnkey tour: Recap!

This past weekend Ali and some Hipster folks (lots from the Turnkey Rental Properties Facebook group!) visited Baltimore to tour BRRRR+turnkey properties. It was a fun-filled weekend, tons of information learned, lots of properties toured, and awesome networking with everyone! Turnkey Rental Properties Facebook Group on the BRRRR+Turnkeys Tour Baltimore BRRRR+Turnkey Properties While Ali admits to not be the swiftest on gathering content, she was able to ...

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4 Buying Criteria for Rental Property (& How I Determine a Good Deal)

I most often get asked about my buying criteria as it relates to turnkey rental properties because that is what I have mostly bought over the years. However, the answers I give regarding turnkeys are really the same answers I would give for any rental property investment. What should you look for in a rental property? Are there guidelines? What factors should you consider? What about those pesky “rules of ...

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8 Steps to Survive Real Estate Investing’s Inevitable Challenges

There is literally only one reason real estate investors succeed. Get your notebook out, get a fat magic marker out, and write this one word down on a sheet of paper that you can post somewhere and see it everywhere you go. Or set a reminder on your phone for daily reminders of this one word. Ready for it? Perseverance. That’s right. That’s all you need to know ...

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Spring Cleaning Your Life: The Spirit of Transition

Ah, March. It's a complicated month. It's muddy. It's warm and then it's cold. Sometimes it snows. Sometimes it rains. Sometimes you're walking outside and the sun's hot rays take you by surprise after a long winter. March is a time of transition. It's neither winter nor spring. It's one of those in-between months. In life, we all have in-between months, don't we? Times when we are neither here nor ...

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Construct Your Success in Real Estate Investing: Break Down The Barriers

When it comes to constructing your success, sometimes you need to break down barriers before you can build up. Whether something needs to be demo’d or simply re-paved before you can lay down your foundation, it’s important to know what it is that’s holding you back from construction - and it’s equally important to make plans to take care of the issue. For many real estate ...

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The Art of Strategy in Lifestyle Design

Ah, strategies. According to Wikipedia, a strategy is “a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty.” They’re used to win wars, win football games and win in the boardroom.  Generally, it’s a system of setting goals and plans to achieve these goals that help guarantee success in the long-term. Is designing - and living - the life of your dreams a biggie ...

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Rental Property Benefits: A Dummies’ Guide

There are a million articles floating around on the internet and probably even in some books that talk about the benefits of owning rental properties. You’ve probably read them and even heard everything I’m about to tell you already, but sometimes it’s good to bring it up a notch, leave out major details, and really hammer in the big picture. You’ve inevitably heard that owning rental ...

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6 Excuses for Managing Your Own Rental Properties

I am a big fan of “to each their own” and you won’t hear me knock someone who prefers to be a landlord versus using a property manager, but for those of you convinced you need to be a landlord for whatever reason or you on the fence about it, hopefully some of these realities will help you out. 1. I’ll Save 10% a Month by Not Paying a Property ...

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The One Piece of Advice That Changed the Course of My Real Estate Career

It’s the holidays again — don’t they seem to keep coming around fast? I hope everyone has had a chance to connect with their family members and friends this past week, and most importantly, I hope everyone has had a chance to relax! I know I have. I’d barely be able to do any work right now if I tried — it seems that no one is available for ...

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