The Rental Business: What not to buy. Part 1

We discuss what kind of house to buy as a rental property here. Having heard a lot of reasoning, perhaps what’s warranted is a post on what not to buy. Don’t buy your retirement house: This is one of the … Continue reading

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iDid: Automatic Life Event Logger

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iDid is an intelligent application that proactively helps you as you go about your day. Smart Virtual Assistant, Intelligent Home Automation, Mileage and Time Tracking, Automated Traffic Alerts, Smart Reminders ¬†¬†Intelligent Home Automation: Supports Belkin WeMo, Insteon, Nest and Wink … Continue reading

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Cash Flow vs Wealth

If you are following this blog, you should know by now that capturing a $30K equity on a single family property in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton area is fairly straightforward, if you are working with the right people and … Continue reading

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Comparing the Financing Options

In the blog post on leverage, we talk about using financing in general. In this article we compare three different methods and discuss the power of each. To remind our readers, we discuss the specifics of owning and operating residential … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At the Option Period

In one of our earlier posts we mention the option period. In this, we are going to take a closer look. The articles in this blog are a practical guide to owning and operating your own single family rental property … Continue reading

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Unrealized vs Realized Gain

Followers of this blog know that we mostly discuss practical matters involving owning and operating residential real estate in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton areas in north Texas. While content in this blog could be relevant anywhere, when we get … Continue reading

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Flipping vs Renting – The Math

This blog is about owning and operating rental properties in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton metroplex. If you are new to this blog, read “Get a Mentor” and “Getting Started” and you can follow the posts from there. Often the … Continue reading

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Rent to Own

In these posts we discuss owning and operating single family rental property in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton area. Mostly we discuss specifics about how to buy, how to rehab, how to find good contractors, how to market, how to … Continue reading

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The Rental Business: Move-out Process

When you screen tenants as we teach you in this blog, your odds of having a successful lease term with your tenant and a profitable business is very high. As you approach the end of the lease term, you need … Continue reading

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Understanding Real Estate Finance

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In the blog post on benefits of owning real estate, I touch upon how single family rental real estate is a self-hedged investment. How, it tells you when to buy and when to sell. For those on the sidelines timing … Continue reading

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