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If you’ve been designated as a beneficiary of  someones estate and those assets include real estate you’ll need to be prepared for the financial consequences, good and bad. If you’re the surviving spouse – legal transfer of the property to you should be fairly quick and without tax consequences. ...
12/12/2014
This blog, like many of my blogs has been inspired by my need to answer a question as a landlord. I received a call from my tenant about a leak in the roof coming through into the garage. I called a roofing company immediately because I realize that water damage can add up fast not to mention the...
12/10/2014
On veterans Day (November 11th) you may recall, I posted a blog inspired by one of my fellow gym buddies (a veteran) he revealed his strategy on how to successfully acquire over a million dollars in real estate. Since then “John” has asked me a question that he was hoping I could research. John p...
12/08/2014
Here in Southern Oregon we had our first morning in the twenties and it reminded me that it is time to batten down the hatches and prepare for the cold winter ahead. Winterizing your home and investment properties can save you thousands of dollars. Whether your tenants take care of some of these ...
11/21/2014
As landlords most of us know the pain of having bad tenants and the process and legal actions that sometimes have to be taken when dealing with them. We know what to do when we have a bad tenant but what about when we have a good tenant that we want to keep. We all hope and pray for good tenants ...
11/20/2014
I’ve tried to put this compilation of  home improvement ideas in approximate order of cost. These projects start at under $100 and work upwards to just under $500. Nothing a little paint can’t fix  Painting is one of the cheapest and easiest home improvements to make. A fresh coat of paint will m...
11/14/2014
I was discussing my job as Social Media Director for Rentec Direct today with one of my fellow gym rat buddies. As I started going into detail as to the types of topics I write about in blogs he pipes up “why don’t you write about how to make a million dollars in real estate?” I asked him what ex...
11/11/2014
I’ve got a vacant rental property that I’m having a hard time getting rented because, well, it stinks. The previous owners had pets, that I regretfully allowed, and they were smoking in the house which was prohibited in the lease. I had the carpets cleaned and they used every product they had but...
11/06/2014
When you purchased your first rental property you entered into a whole new world of liability.  In the litigious era we have found ourselves in we have also entered into an era of outrageous insurance. There are some instances where a landlord may be held responsible that are actually quite surpr...
11/05/2014
A rental property of mine has recently become vacant and I've done something unimaginable, I've decided to hire a property management company to manage the property! In the past I've always managed the handful of properties I have on my own and for the most part it has been fairly simple. The mos...
10/30/2014
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