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Gun Policies As a Landlord or Property Manager

By on October 5, 2015 in Education, Off Topic with 4 Comments
Gun Policies As a Landlord or Property Manager

My heart is heavy today and my mind on guns in the wake of another mass school shooting. This shooting in particular hits home for me. The shooting occurred in Roseburg, OR approximately 60 miles from the town I reside in, I have friends and family there. To top it all off the schools, where my […]

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Housing Wanted, Craigslist Edition

By on February 24, 2015 in Off Topic with 0 Comments
Housing Wanted, Craigslist Edition

For those of you who write I know you can relate as you’ve all gotten writers block from time to time. When I get writers block I simply ask a good friend of mine from the gym for some ideas and he always delivers. In the past he’s given me the idea to write a […]

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The 5 Love Languages of a Landlord

By on February 18, 2015 in Education, Off Topic with 0 Comments
The 5 Love Languages of a Landlord

I’m sure that most of you have read or at least heard of the book written by Gary Chapman titled “The 5 Love Languages”. It’s a great book and an easy read, I highly recommend it. When I read it I definitely had a few “aha moments” where some things about myself and past partners […]

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Damage Free Decorating For Rental Properties

By on February 7, 2015 in Off Topic with 0 Comments
Damage Free Decorating For Rental Properties

Before I moved into my first apartment, I spent hours day dreaming about the fabulous decorations that would help me achieve the independent woman lifestyle I was craving.  I poured over magazines and Ikea catalogs, making idea boards and hand-drawn design layouts with my soon-to-be-roommates.  I thought I would finally be free of the limitations […]

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How is Your Real Estate Karma?

By on October 16, 2014 in Off Topic with 2 Comments
How is Your Real Estate Karma?

Karma is defined as; “Action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation”. I’m not saying that I believe in all aspects of this definition but I absolutely do believe in reciprocity.  The idea of reciprocity can be seen throughout history and is described in […]

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Ready, Set, Rent

By on September 30, 2014 in Education, Off Topic with 0 Comments
Ready, Set, Rent

Having a good checklist is key to being prepared for all the ins and outs that come with being a landlord. Being a landlord is an ever evolving process with new laws always being put into place, court cases setting precedents, and new experiences to deal with. It makes being a landlord interesting and exciting […]

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What is the Shellshock Bash bug and is my data safe?

By on September 25, 2014 in News, Off Topic with 0 Comments
What is the Shellshock Bash bug and is my data safe?

You may have heard on the news or from a friend that the internet is exposed to another rather nasty exploit called the Shellshock Bash bug.  This particular bug affects linux/unix based systems that have a program called “bash” on them, which most do.  Theoretically, a remote attacker can gain access to a system which […]

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Are You Ready to be a Landlord, I Wasn’t!

By on September 25, 2014 in Education, Off Topic with 0 Comments
Are You Ready to be a Landlord, I Wasn’t!

Being a landlord is no walk in the park, it’s a tough job! Anyone who has been a landlord for a while can probably attest to that and they most likely have a list written or otherwise of some mistakes to be wary of. I have a tenant that is vacating one of my rental […]

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Why Real Estate?

By on September 23, 2014 in Education, Off Topic with 0 Comments

Let me ask a simple yet complex question: What’s the big draw to investing in real estate? Understanding the answer or answers to that question is sure to help you stay focused in your real estate investing endeavors. Below are some reasons that either I have or have heard from my colleagues. So, Why Real Estate? Diversification: Most investors have real […]

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Yes, Tenant Screening Really is That Important!

By on September 17, 2014 in Education, Off Topic with 2 Comments
Yes, Tenant Screening Really is That Important!

As landlords, we all perform some type of tenant screening, it can be as simple as skimming the rental application to a more extensive look with credit and criminal reports ran using a company such as Rentec Direct’s tenant screening. It is important to use the best process available to screen your tenants to protect your […]

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