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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

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

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

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

How to Price Rental Units

Pricing a rental unit is important for real estate investors. It starts when searching for a property to purchase; the amount of rent a property can bring affects the value of the property as an investment. Even after owning a property for a while, pricing trends can change and investors will want to adjust to Read More

Your First Income Property

We recently had the opportunity of working with some first time home buyers who decided to purchase an income property as a first home.  They purchased a duplex to live in one half and rent out the other half. Their goal was to own their home while at the same time making a great long Read More

Keith and Kinsey’s 5 Rules of Property Investing

After 11 years of owning investment property, I’ve made some great decisions, made some mistakes, experienced an up market, and experienced a down market. After all this, I’ve developed 5 core rules of buying investment properties. Most of these rules can be applied to any type of investing too. Educate yourself Learn all you can Read More

South Central Wisconsin Real Estate Statistics

January 2011 Wisconsin housing statistics as well as  2010 year end  statistics are now available here: Market Update Jan 2011 .  We are very lucky here in south central Wisconsin to have sustained a relatively stable market in comparison to other areas of the country.

Build Wealth and Passive Income With Rental Properties

Many of you have asked questions about our rental properties. Why do we own rental properties? How much income do the really make? Is it really worth the hassle? How do you decide what makes a good rental property? I’ll give you a general overview now and try to cover specific topics with more detail Read More

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