Results from Certified Letter to Unknown Occupant [Letter]

  Shortly after the letter was delivered via Certified USPS mail (signature on delivery), I received a phone call. Although short-lived, I was excited to learn the current occupant was willing to sign a lease. ____________________________________________________________   Back in November I wrote a blog titled My First Tax Deed Purchase and described the situation of an … Continue reading Results from Certified Letter to Unknown Occupant [Letter]

AH BANKS! Pardon My French – Part 2

Given that it has been 2+ years since we went through the process of purchasing our primary residence (and the Pensacola real estate market seems to be recovering), I was optimistically hopeful dealing with banks wouldn't be as painful this time around...boy was I wrong! ____________________________________________________________ In AH BANKS! Pardon My French - Part 1 … Continue reading AH BANKS! Pardon My French – Part 2

Should I or Should I Not Get My Real Estate License?

  It could have been that my wife passed the exam on her 1st try and I was convinced I wouldn't - we like to compete! ____________________________________________________________   Many Pensacola RE investors are also licensed Realtors. Being a life student (PMP, MBA, Six Sigma, MCP, BS, etc.), I thought it was only natural for me … Continue reading Should I or Should I Not Get My Real Estate License?

Product Review: Kwikset Smartcode 913 Deadbolt

One of the best and simplest home improvement things we've done & for our sanity! ____________________________________________________________ Why we own it: It's inevitable. We pack up to leave, day trip for shopping, the beach, out of town for the weekend, a short trip to the grocery store or to grab a bite to eat...it never fails. … Continue reading Product Review: Kwikset Smartcode 913 Deadbolt

Successful REI Takes A Team: Our Roster

Hopefully this relationship will continue to build, but playing a key role on the team, I plan to start interviewing additional companies now, identifying that backup option just in case. ____________________________________________________________ Our Pensacola Real Estate investing is focused on buying & holding (B&H) properties for short-term cash flow and long-term wealth building. While the team … Continue reading Successful REI Takes A Team: Our Roster

My First Eviction Turned Into Greater Cash Flow

I received the email no landlord wants to receive. "It's the 11th of the month, Unit A hasn't paid rent yet. Do you want us to start the eviction process?" ____________________________________________________________   Being my first eviction and at times a hard ass, my initial reaction was, rent is due on the 5th, it's the 11th, why … Continue reading My First Eviction Turned Into Greater Cash Flow

Advantages of Selling Your Home to a Real Estate Investor

Selling your home to an investor is a relatively straightforward process in most cases. There are basically four types of investors: (1) buy & hold investor, (2) wholesaler, (3) flipper, and (4) the buy/flip/hold investor. In the Pensacola, FL and Cantonment, FL markets we serve, we apply a strategy of buy & hold and buy/flip/hold. … Continue reading Advantages of Selling Your Home to a Real Estate Investor

What Serving On My HOA Board is Teaching Me About REI

I have to hand it to my wife. She knows me better than I know myself... ____________________________________________________________   In September 2015 I was convinced to serve on the Board of Directors for my HOA in Pensacola, FL. Before throwing my hat in the ring, I inquired with people whose opinion I value and there are … Continue reading What Serving On My HOA Board is Teaching Me About REI

5 Reasons to Invest Your Hard Earned Money into Real Estate

There are many ways to invest your money and make a profit, and one of the most popular investments is real estate. While it's not for everyone, getting involved in the real estate market in Pensacola and Cantonment has the potential to provide big profits regardless of the investment strategy you choose. ___________________________________________________________   Here … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Invest Your Hard Earned Money into Real Estate

Wahoo @ the Developments in Pensacola!

With all this excitement, building & revitalizing, the recent announcement of two larger developments in and near downtown Pensacola has me wondering. Is it too fast? _________________________________________________ About 2 years ago we started seeing new construction, but now it's as if new construction is happening everywhere. From Perdido Key to Gulf Breeze and from Downtown Pensacola to Cantonment. … Continue reading Wahoo @ the Developments in Pensacola!

Title Search: Should I Pay a Professional?

From my experience, absolutely 100% yes, a Title Search should be performed by a paid professional, every time. Furthermore, at closing, always, always, always purchase title insurance. Title Insurance can save you thousands. For now I want to talk about why I will always pay a professional (lawyer, title search company, etc) to perform a title search. ___________________________________________________ … Continue reading Title Search: Should I Pay a Professional?

History of Real Estate: Strolling Down a Trail

As I get older, history seems to provide me with a newfound spark of interest and thankfully Pensacola is full of it. ___________________________________________________________ Recently we took advantage of a warmer weekend and explored the Tarklin Bayou Preserve State Park. Curious about the name Tarkiln, I had to do some research. It is a compound word … Continue reading History of Real Estate: Strolling Down a Trail