Get Your Financial Foundation Established Why Don’t Ya!

What's up gang! I want to introduce you to one of my real estate investing partners, Chief Petty Officer US Navy, Tim Kelly. Tim is in the process of writing his book titled Get Your Financial Foundation Established Why Don't Ya, and is passionate about educating others on the subject of personal finance. Lately Tim has … Continue reading Get Your Financial Foundation Established Why Don’t Ya!

25 Financial Freedom Instagramers You Need to Follow

As a follow-up to the overwhelming response received from the 12 Sites Every Financial Freedom Seeker Should Know About, I want to provide you a list of guys that are focused on real estate investing and have a heavy, plus consistent presence on Instagram. These guys continue to be an inspiration and I appreciate them sharing a bit of … Continue reading 25 Financial Freedom Instagramers You Need to Follow

Real Estate Investing Terms: DTI

First off, what is Debt-to-Income? The Debt-to-Income ratio is one used by lending institutions when underwriting your loan (for almost anything - car loan, mortgage, HELOC, etc). DTI is a calculation they use to  measure the risk on which you'll be able to pay back the loan you're seeking. The lower your DTI, the less … Continue reading Real Estate Investing Terms: DTI

12 Sites Every Financial Freedom Seeker Should Know About

Thankful and blessed. No other way to describe the most fun I've had to date putting a post together. Very exciting to converse with folks that I admire, have learned from and continue to be inspired by as we stay in pursuit of our financial freedom through real estate investing. A personal thank you to … Continue reading 12 Sites Every Financial Freedom Seeker Should Know About

What is a Financial Nirvana Mama?

noun [variant spelling momma]; a consultant, entrepreneur, real estate investor & unquenchable life long learner dedicated to supporting you in your financial journey. ...And her name is Tracy Ma. Other than being an accomplished engineer, wife and a mother of 2, Tracy hosts the blog at FinancialNirvanaMama.com. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by … Continue reading What is a Financial Nirvana Mama?

Real Estate Investing Terms: Net Operating Income

OK, ok, full disclosure, this one is really for me. When recently analyzing a real estate investment opportunity, I added an expense that is not considered an operating expense and it totally through off my evaluation of the #s and almost resulted in a very offensive offer. Sometimes offensive offers are required, but always take … Continue reading Real Estate Investing Terms: Net Operating Income

We Will Never Sell This Rental Property…SOLD!

A friend of mine recently asked to see a blog post about our first few acquisitions. Starting to provide him with those links (on what I consider my wife and mine's first buy and hold deals and not my false start), I realized I never posted about our very first deal. How rude of me! … Continue reading We Will Never Sell This Rental Property…SOLD!

I Have $10k to Invest in Real Estate. Where Do I Begin?

One of the more common questions I see or hear. "I don't have a lot of money and by that I mean, I have approx. $10k and I want to invest in Real Estate. Where do I begin?" Some people will tell you to wait until you have more money, $100k even. I'm not that … Continue reading I Have $10k to Invest in Real Estate. Where Do I Begin?

How Collegiate Football Success Affects Real Estate Appreciation [case study]

"Blue 42...Hot Route - RED 7 RED 7...settttt HUT!" In 2008 I fell in love with who is now my patient & caring wife and awesome mother to our children. She grew up (in-laws still reside) not far from Clemson, SC, so naturally she is a Tigers fan. Myself, I was blessed to be born … Continue reading How Collegiate Football Success Affects Real Estate Appreciation [case study]

Time to Reflect, Time to Set 2018 Goals and Begin Pursuit

I love this time of year. Time to reflect and time to focus on setting goals for the New Year. I took the above photo at my parents' over Christmas. Don't recall ever experiencing a sunset quite like this growing up there but then again I probably wasn't looking as a teenager. Wish the camera … Continue reading Time to Reflect, Time to Set 2018 Goals and Begin Pursuit

How to Find REI Opportunities: Just Ask

*Repost from December 2016; as we get into the holiday season, childhood family traditions become nostalgic and lead me back to this little story... "If you can move the house by the end of the month, you can just have the whole thing!" ____________________________________________________________ As the year is coming to an end, the sights, sounds, … Continue reading How to Find REI Opportunities: Just Ask

Does Your Realtor Analyze Deals Before Bringing Them to You?

I hear this question a lot. The quick answer is No. Since the World Series (Congrats to the World Champion Houston Astros!) just wrapped up, I'll use some baseball analogies to help answer this question. Long has been the day since this 5'8, 120 lbs high school junior kept the pine warm for those starters … Continue reading Does Your Realtor Analyze Deals Before Bringing Them to You?