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How We Got Started #Investing in #RealEstate! #invest #realestateinvestor

First Investment Property We bought our first investment property in the late 1980s. We had been married for 5 years. We both worked full-time. We paid our bills on time, so we had good credit. We didn’t need tens of thousands of dollars for down payment because we could assume the existing loan on the […]

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Chasing #Foreclosures! An Excellent 2 Bedroom Condo! #foreclosure

It’s Foreclosure Saturday! We have a standing appointment every Saturday to meet with our Real Estate Broker and look at foreclosures. We believe the real estate market is poised to take off and we want to be on-board the rocket ship! Therefore, we are always looking. When you think of foreclosures, you probably think of […]

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When Searching for #RentalProperty Inspect #HVAC! #propertybrothers

We meet with our Real Estate Broker on a regular basis to look for good real estate investment properties. As soon as we enter the property, we look for the HVAC system … Why? The heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is one of the most expensive items in a home. If the HVAC […]

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Chasing #Foreclosures! The Leaky 1 Bedroom Condo! #foreclosure

It’s Foreclosure Saturday! We have a standing appointment every Saturday to meet with our Real Estate Broker and look at foreclosures. We believe the real estate market is poised to take off and we want to be on-board the rocket ship! Therefore, we are always looking. When you think of foreclosures, you probably think of […]

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#CurbAppeal Increases #RealEstate Market Value! #realestatetips

We have a standing appointment every Saturday with our Real Estate Broker. We are always looking for below-market real estate properties, preferably foreclosures. When we drive into a neighborhood, we look for “curb appeal.” How do we identify “curb appeal?” Is the neighborhood clean? (e.g., no trash on the ground) Is the street well-maintained (e.g., […]

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Chinese #Invest $93 Billion in U.S.A. #RealEstate! #realestateinvesting

Money flowing into the U.S.A. from China creates demand for residential and commercial real estate! Whenever other countries have evaluated our real estate potential, and have determined the U.S.A. is a good place to invest their money, it’s a positive development. It encourages other countries to take a look at U.S.A. real estate. As real […]

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Tour #Luxury Condominium in #WashingtonDC! #luxuryrealestate

The Washington DC real estate market is HOT, particularly the high-end! A new administration full of Wall Street executives and billionaires is flooding the buyers’ market! Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just purchased a $5.6 million dollar home in the Kalorama neighborhood in the upper northwest area. If you don’t have millions, you may have a […]

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Chasing Squirrels in the Attic! #propertymanagement

We have a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath townhome that is currently rented by a family. We received a note from them regarding “scratching” noises in the attic at night. This sounds familiar to a call we received a few years ago from a different tenant. Wierd sounds in the attic or ceiling usually mean squirrels […]

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When Prospective #Tenant Wants to Move In Quickly … #tenantscreening

We have a one bedroom condominium for rent. The current tenant gave notice about 3 weeks ago. We always require 60 days notice so that we can minimize loss of rent when we have tenant turnover. We advertise using Zillow and Craigslist. It is extremely important to thoroughly screen prospective tenants! Your tenant evaluation criteria […]

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Ground Floor Condo Plumbing Backup & Leak! #waterdamage #propertybrothers

The disadvantage of owning a ground floor condominium is that “everything flows downhill …” Whenever there is a backup or stoppage, it occurs at the ground level due to gravity. We have owned this particular condo for 27 years, and have never had any major problems with it. Our tenant is perfect because she pays […]