Blog Archives

← Older posts

What are iBuyers? Are they really the future of Real Estate?

iBuyers have been making headlines all over the nation recently. An iBuyer is a real estate investment company that will make an immediate offer on your home. They make offers in days, hours, or even minutes, without looking at your house based on automated valuation tools. There are several big players that have gotten into Read More

Is Buying a Home a Good Investment?

There has been much debate over whether owning a home is a good investment or not. Dictionary.com defines investment as “the investing of money or capital in order to gain profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value.” Historically real estate has had an annual average rate of appreciation between 3.5% and 5% depending Read More

Income Property Analysis – Cashflowing Duplex

Have you ever considered rental property as an investment? An income producing property can be a great long term investment by providing a little bit of cashflow, monthly equity gains, and hopefully appreciation and tax savings (though there’s no garauntee to those two). At the same time it helps protect you from inflation. You see, Read More

Investment Property Financing – Latest Requirements

This is a Guest Post by Ryan Huemmer, the lender we use on our own rental properties. As an owner of investment properties, I get no greater joy than helping someone purchase their first investment property.  I’ve worked with AnchorBank for almost 8 years and the world of investment property financing has changed dramatically.  With Read More

Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

With unbelievably low interest rates lots of people are considering refinancing. Refinancing is a great way to reduce your monthly expenses and minimize the amount of interest you pay over the long term. So, how do you determine refinancing makes sense for you? First, figure out what the interest rate is on your current mortgage, Read More

Lesson Learned – No More Long Distance Landlording

Awhile back I wrote about firing our property manager in Indianapolis. Well things turned out to be worse than I expected. Here’s what happened… The previous tenant had called the health department as retaliation when we filed for eviction. At that point the health department ordered a bunch of repairs. I’ve got no problem with Read More

New Listings! Great Single Family Home and Cashflowing Duplex

$179,900 2308 Manor Green Dr. Madison, WI  Look, Love, Own! Great 3 bedroom 2 bathroom 1717 SF house nestled in a low traffic tree-lined street ready for move in day! Hardwoods, updated kitchen, large lot and great patio space for your family! Don’t miss the amazing lower level bathroom shower! Close to park and school, Read More

Why I Fired My Property Manager

I have a soft heart and a personality that wants to please people. However, I’ve realized that sometimes I’ve got to quit being Mr. Nice Guy. Recently, I evicted a tenant and fired a property manager in Indianapolis. This was long overdue, and now that it’s done, it’s quite a relief. Here’s the story… About Read More

Real Estate Investing – Buy and Hold vs Flip

There are a million different ways to invest in real estate; buy and hold rentals, flipping, development, wholesaling, note buying, tax liens, just to name a few. The buy and hold rentals and fix and flip type investing seems to be the most common for beginning investors though. So, I’m going to focus on the Read More

My Favorite Podcasts

I’m always trying to further my knowledge and better myself. I enjoy reading business and self-improvement type books far more than fiction. With that said, I’m not really a big reader. When I do slow down enough to sit down with a book, I usually enter into sleep mode pretty quickly.  So, I listen to Read More

← Older posts

LATEST BLOG POST

more from the blog

We donate 10% of all
commissions to a charity of our
client's choice

RECENT DONATIONS

more about charity program
buy it sell it