Ladies and gents, SEO is not all that important to me. I am out of that game. But, having said that, I do want Google to pick some of these articles up. Forgive the title – it’s beneath me, but it’s just right for Google bots 🙂 Is It Better to Buy Real Estate in […]
Multifamily Underwriting and Personal Growth
I am super excited to tell my story today. I am very proud of the story I’m about to tell you, and I think there are meaningful lessons to be had here for all of us. What I’ve Been Up To I’ve been a little silent as of late. I am sure you noticed. The […]
Should I Buy an Investment Property or a House Hack?
If you are new to real estate, you may be wondering if you should buy an investment property or a house hack. In a world of podcasting and blogging where snap-shot answers are all the rage, you may be thinking – it’s not so simple.. Congratulations. It’s not! Furthermore, I am not sure that I […]
How to Write a Lease for Roommates
If I were to make a list of 100 most commonly asked questions, this one would certainly be on it – how to write a lease for roommates. Indeed, just yesterday this subject came up in conversation on social media, and folks were quite engaged. As you know, I am not an attorney, so don’t interpret […]
Should Tenants Pay the Utilities?
Utilities used to be a token cost. Natural heating gas was cheap. Electricity was cheap. And water was literally nothing. Today, all of these have inflated dramatically, to the point that in some markets they have outpaced rent growth by a significant clip. With this in mind, as investment property owners we have to be […]
Should You Rent to Section 8 Tenants?
From the stand-point of stability of income and resulting appreciation of value, it is absolutely crucial that the units we choose to hold long-term are desirable today and remain desirable in the future – period. If not, you are going to have the hardest sales job ever… However, simply owning desirable units is not enough. […]
How to Build a Shed
I am going to start out by saying something a bit controversial. I know, big surprise – it’s not like a have a reputation for controversy or anything… Here it is: I believe that in Real Estate investing knowing how to do things is much more important than being able to actually do them! Now, […]
Busy Man’s Guide to Property Management
I have been rather outspoken regarding my dislike of outsourced property management. My basic rationale for a long time has been that no one will ever care about my investment as much as I do, and that one of the advantages of real estate as an investment vehicle is precisely the notion that you can […]
How to Get 29 Rent Checks Out of 28 Units (Case Study)
There is an old Russian proverb which goes something like this: God protects those who protect themselves. Most things in life are outside of our control. I may exercise as much as I want, but I can hardly change my genetic make-up. I can buy organic label produce, but so long as I was not […]
Why You Shouldn’t Buy Houses for $30,000
Are you new to the sport of Real Estate Investing? Are you confused about the title of this article? Pay close attention – I am going to save you a lot of heartache in this article! You don’t know what you don’t know – and realizing this is the difference between success and failure in […]
How to Build Wealth with Rentals – A Case Study
INTRODUCTION I have been investing in income-producing real estate for nine years now. My portfolio currently consists of 28 units which generate Gross Rental Income of about $170,000/year and Cash Flow of around $45,000/year. I don’t flip houses. I don’t wholesale houses either. I don’t do Sub2 or Lease/Option sandwich deals or any other fancy VooDoo real […]
Section 8 – Taboo Topic in Propety Management
I blog a lot now days on all things to do with real estate investing and I am constantly in contact with others who do as well. I’ve found that there is definitely a taboo topic in property management blogosphere – not too many people write about it; in fact, most bloggers plain avoid it. This […]
Was it Worth It to Buy Rental Property?
I am not sure if we are the only ones doing this, but in the Leybovich household we have monthly board meetings. My wife Patrisha is the president of the board. Our white lab by the name of Sladky is the secretary. While kids and I just raise our hands to ask questions, which Patrisha […]