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Tenant Letter - Notice to Remove Holiday Decorations

Tenant Letter - Notice to Remove Holiday Decorations

Translation: "Come on tenants - those holiday lights. For realz." (photo by Zepfanman.com) Dear Resident(s), We appreciate the holiday spirit, but it is now time to take down those festive decorations. Please be aware that a fine of [$x] will be charged for any decorations that continue to be displayedRead More
Comparing Replacement Cost Estimates for Home Insurance

Comparing Replacement Cost Estimates for Home Insurance

Insurance agents and I have a complicated relationship. I hate up-selling, and once that line is crossed it's hard for me to distinguish between greedy self-interest and sound financial advice. Call me cynical, but when my agent told me a property worth $157,000 would cost 79% more to replace it seemedRead More
Make Ready Checklist with Auto-Populating Fields

Make Ready Checklist with Auto-Populating Fields

There's no way around it, make ready work is full of details to remember: Will the electricity automatically transfer? Is the trim painted the same color as the wall? Do any fence pickets need replacing? What size are the air filters? How many are needed? Is the drill battery charged? Are any doorstops missing? Light bulbs?Read More
Making New Mistakes

Making New Mistakes

Happy 2015 Everybody! In honor of New Year's Day, and new beginnings, I wanted to take a brief moment to share this wildly-appropriate quote from author Neil Gaiman: “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying newRead More
2015 Real Estate Resolutions

2015 Real Estate Resolutions

I hope everybody is having a wonderful holiday season. Santa was generous this year and left a Black & Decker Trimmer/Edger with Mower Deck under the tree - I'll be sure to let you know how it works on the duplex lawns! A table-sized tree, not a Godzilla-sized cat 🙂 Due toRead More
2014 Goal Results & Highlights

2014 Goal Results & Highlights

Earlier this year I created goals for 2014 to keep me on-track. The results: ✔  Pay Down Mortgage Debt – $3,522 applied to mortgage #2 ✔  Expand Property Management - done! ✔  Mean Tenants - replaced with pleasant people at market rate ✔  Try Discounted Gift Cards – success! ✔  Another Property – technically, but weRead More