Are You Prepared to Deal With the Human Side to Real Estate Investing?

“Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.” –Robert F. Kennedy I’m a big fan of real estate investing, particularly if one of your financial goals is to achieve PIRE. We own several properties ourselves and continue to accumulate rental properties. Given that I have zero […]

Rent or Buy a House? How Oswald Affects Your Decision

“I installed a skylight in my apartment… the people who live above me are furious!” –Stephen Wright When we first started our software development company, the three co-founders figured that we could be a virtual company and hire our team members anywhere in the world. It was software, and we were technologically savvy, so we […]

7 Reasons We Buy Rental Properties Rather Than Act as Hard Money Lenders

“The man who won’t loan money isn’t going to have many friends – or need them.” –Wilt Chamberlain “There are 350 varieties of shark, not counting loan and pool.” –L.M. Boyd “Sure, Homer, I can loan you the money. However, since you have no collateral, I’m gonna have to break your legs in advance.” –Moe […]

How Does Realtor.com Anchor You to High Prices?

“Houses are built to live in and not to look on.” –Sir Francis Bacon Have you ever looked for houses online? Have you used realtor.com to look for houses? Did you realize that you may wind up paying too high of a price for a house if you use realtor.com? Want to find out more? […]

The Differences Between a House You Live in and a House You Invest in

“If you wait until you have enough money to decorate and make your home your own, it will never happen. If you wait until you can afford to buy everything new, you are missing the point. It is the old, the new, the hand-me-down, the collected, the worn but loved things in your home that […]

Six Things to Consider When Buying Your Penultimate Retirement Home

How many times have you heard someone wistfully saying that when they retire, they’re going to build a home out in the country, get a home in the city, move near the kids, or some other dream which doesn’t involve the phrase “stay right here?” It’s a pattern for a lot of families. They start […]