Why are Joe Fairless and I talking about Honey on His Best Ever Real Estate Investing Advice Podcast?

I was honored to join Joe Fairless on his podcast, The Best Ever Real Estate Investing Advice. We get into the details of my 42 unit acquisition and a small 1031 exchange - a total of 46 units I've added to my portfolio in the last 12 months (all while working a full-time, highly demanding … Continue reading Why are Joe Fairless and I talking about Honey on His Best Ever Real Estate Investing Advice Podcast?

How We 1031 Exchanged Into A Swimming Pool for Our Personal Residence

So, simple definitions before we dive into this blog post. 1031 Exchange: is essentially a code in the IRS rules that allow you to postpone paying taxes on any gains (in our case, from a real estate transaction) if you reinvest those gains into a similar or qualifying like-minded property. There are other rules, like … Continue reading How We 1031 Exchanged Into A Swimming Pool for Our Personal Residence

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?