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Real estate investing has various benefits and challenges not associated with other investment vehicles.  There are specific tax codes made just for those investing in real estate, whether they are commercial or residential.

5 Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

Now, that you have gone over the figures, stilled the naysayers and realized that home remodeling is worth the money you spend, you have finally decided that it's time to bite the bullet and remodel your 1980s kitchen. However, there are a few remodeling mistakes that you want to avoid though when it comes to kitchen do-overs. Mistake #1: Trying to Go DIY With Your Remodel The first mistake you want to avoid during a kitchen remodel is trying to take on the task yourself. DIY, do it yourself, is extremely popular these days, and there are some things that it works [...]

By |2019-01-07T22:55:24-04:00December 26th, 2018|real estate|1 Comment

Why Do People Get Insulted on Low Ball Home Offers?

It honestly feels like yesterday when I wrote post after post after post about selling my first house, looking for a new house and then eventually closing on our current home.  Well, for the past 6 to 9 months The Wife and I have been looking for a new home (numbers behind the idea), and it was during this on going process this week where I ran into a very interesting exchange with a broker.  We even made some offers on homes that I didn't write about! The home was listed for $850,000 on September 1, way out of my league, however [...]

By |2019-01-20T10:35:18-04:00November 9th, 2018|real estate|0 Comments

…And Just Like That ANOTHER Real Estate Deal is Dead!

I think the major difference (for me) between buying equities versus buying real estate is the complexity of the deal.  I was very excited about my recent possible real estate deal, it felt perfect! Financing was done, the home had equity built in and I even had a tenant that cared about the home...and then I had an inspection done on the home.  Given the title of the post, I am sure it is evident that this particular deal didn't work out (again). Not only is real estate local with regard to understanding value, market, etc., the customs when it comes to closing and contracts is [...]

By |2018-10-29T14:14:34-04:00October 16th, 2018|real estate|2 Comments

Once Again, I may be Getting into the Real Estate Game!

I have wanted to own a rental property for a long, long time.  If there is a "cool" thing about having a blog is that I can actually look up moments like, when I first brought up owning real estate (6 years ago) or when it actually came up as a business plan, I actually looked at a house or two (or when that second possible deal failed). Why it is important for me to own a Rental Real Estate Property? I have discussed the idea of multiple streams of income, and why they are important to me since almost the beginning [...]

By |2018-10-29T14:08:41-04:00October 9th, 2018|real estate|0 Comments

Retire Debt Free: Eliminating Timeshare Fees Helps Your Financial Plans

The timeshare industry is a multi-billion one. Fancy dinners in fancy hotels serve as the stage where agents sell annual vacations to couples financially independent singles. The promise of owning a piece of land one can call their “own spot in paradise” sounds enticing on paper but is very impractical in real life. This “everyone is doing it so it’s time to jump on the bandwagon” thinking is a great way to push the demand of timeshares. Unscrupulous salespeople bloat the cost of buying and exaggerate the benefits of owning a timeshare - they even go as far as telling prospective buyers [...]

By |2018-08-15T23:28:52-04:00August 5th, 2018|real estate|0 Comments