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?
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 recently found myself in an advisory roll for a couple individuals, Eric & Jolene. Complete strangers to me but Eric & Jolene reached out for some advice on purchasing their first duplex, happy to provide. To my knowledge these newbs at real estate investing don't know one another as one lives in North Carolina, … Continue reading Should I Buy This Duplex?
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?
"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]
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
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?
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]
When performing the Cash-on-Cash Return napkin test, I won't further analyze anything that is below 12%. The target is 15% and higher but if we can still hit our $100/month cash-flow minimum, we'll consider it with a lower CoCR. Cash-on-Cash Return or CoCR CoCR = annual cash flow before taxes divided by total cash … Continue reading Real Estate Investing Terms: Cash On Cash Return
Primarily because no one wanted these low-end properties and all I saw was an inexpensive way for a chance to build my portfolio. ____________________________________________________________ Growing up, one of the board games I played as a child was Monopoly. As we navigate deeper into our Pensacola real estate investing, I'm reminded of those days around … Continue reading Winning: The Real Life Game of Monopoly
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