The 3rd and final step before buying a rental: Bring in the Pros One of the more enjoyable aspects of these job walks has been learning from the pros. Sure, I fancy myself knowledgeable about many aspects of home improvement and commercial construction, but it takes a lifetime to accumulate […]
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What started out a year ago as a friendly venture to purchase “a few” investment properties turned into 12 properties (15 total rental units) and basically a second full-time job. Merry Christmas to me, right? Thankfully my business partner Ryan, who has more real estate savvy in his right pinkie […]
We’ve got mixed feelings on renovating bathrooms before resale. On one hand a sharp looking countertop, tile and fixtures can certainly give a wow impression especially if the taste level and decor sensibilities are the same for the buyer but many buyers just want to know that there is a […]
Unfortunately not all landlords and property managers are honest and until you become a tenant it’s difficult to determine what to expect from the relationship. Contracts and leases are meant to protect both the tenant and the owner but there is a large gray area that contains the emotions and […]
Now’s your chance to own a priceless piece of real estate, made famous in the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The Highland Park, Ill., home belonged to the parents of Ferris’ notoriously uptight sidekick, Cameron. For a cool $2.3 million, the 5,300-square-foot, mostly glass house can be yours. Rambunctious […]
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