Personal Stories

Why I’m Buying a Home (Though I Know It’s a Bad Investment)

By | 2018-01-12T10:53:36+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Personal Stories|

If this is your first time reading this site, you should know that I usually say buying a home is a bad investment. So, it comes as a huge surprise to many people that I just recently put a home under agreement. Why? Because owning a home is undoubtedly a bad investment and a huge liability! [...]

How I Bought My First 200 Unit Apartment Complex

By | 2017-12-02T08:59:17+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|

It's official - I just closed on my first apartment complex deal. It's really a huge accomplishment - I'm a General Partner on a $16 million deal! It took me an entire year to do it, and, as I write this, I think back on how I got here and realize it was a really long [...]

Karma’s a B*tch – How I Made a Fortune by Doing The Right Thing

By | 2017-11-18T12:08:55+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|

That's what someone who was very close to me said when I was making a decision about a tenant... "Karma's a bitch." They also said, "You're a slumlord" and "You're taking advantage of him." These are some really strong words, and, as you can imagine, it really made me second guess my decisions. I almost waffled [...]

1-Year Update on My 5-Family Deal

By | 2017-11-12T09:43:57+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|

Wow, has it already been a year? It's crazy to think about that, and the fact I haven't done a single update about this deal yet! It might be a long post, so bear with me. I have a year of problems to detail! If you didn't get a chance to see the original post, [...]

How “Rich Dad Poor Dad” Changed My Life

By | 2017-11-12T18:56:11+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Personal Stories|

"Rich Dad Poor Dad" was a foundational book for many investors, myself included. Though I started investing in real estate before ever reading this book, I must say that the mindset it helped me attain is invaluable in getting to where I am today. Top 5 Takeaways From Rich Dad Poor Dad It's impossible to [...]

My New 5 Family Property!

By | 2017-11-03T07:49:50+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Categories: Personal Stories|

I've officially closed on the newest addition to my portfolio - a 5 unit mixed-use property. It consists of 2 buildings. The front building is a 4 unit building with 3 residential and 1 commercial space on the street front. The rear building is a single-family residence. Currently, the rents are: 1 BR - $450 2 [...]

What to Do When Your Spouse Won’t Let You Invest in Real Estate

By | 2017-11-12T18:57:19+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Categories: Personal Stories|

It's a common issue between spouses - one wants to invest more aggressively and the other is more conservative. How do you bridge this gap and convince your husband or wife to invest in real estate?

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