New Construction Costs

March 5, 2015
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We moved to Maryland just over a year ago, and spent a good portion of 2014 tearing down the house we bought and building our new personal residence. I know that a lot of my readers are interested in new construction, and many have even started looking at the numbers for building spec houses, so […]

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The Rule of 72

March 4, 2015
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As an investor, you should have some rules of thumb to help you do quick calculations when necessary. Here is a mathematical trick that will help you calculate how quickly you can grow your money with a particular investment — it’s called “The Rule of 72″… The Rule of 72 will allow you to determine […]

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Rental #1: The First Rental

March 3, 2015
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I mentioned yesterday that not only was I planning to restart this blog/website, but that we were also planning to focus some of our efforts on building a long-term rental portfolio. We actually purchased our first long-term rental property about a year ago, but are just getting our first tenants in this week…I’m going to […]

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123Flip Is Back

March 2, 2015
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The past year and a half has been pretty busy — we sold our house in Atlanta, spent a few months traveling and visiting family around the country, found a house in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area, tore it down and rebuilt a new home for our family and are finally getting settled in our new […]

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Update On This Blog

October 19, 2014

For anyone who’s been following me for the past 6+ years on this blog, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the content updates have dropped off considerably. Part of that is by design — we’ve been doing a lot of blogging over at The Scott Pad — and part of that is based on the fact […]

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BWI Speaking Engagement

August 13, 2014

If anyone in the Maryland area is interested, I’ll be speaking this evening (Wednesday, August 13) at the BWI Real Estate Meetup in Columbia, MD: BWI Meetup

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Our House: More Framing Videos

July 27, 2014

I mentioned the first day of framing on Our House the other day…we actually finished the framing in 3 days — that includes all three levels, the roof, the porches and the deck. Here are days two and three of framing in time-lapse video: FRAMING – DAY 2 FRAMING – DAY 3 You can also […]

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Our House: Framing Videos

July 22, 2014

We started framing Our House today, and the progress is amazing… As I mentioned a couple months ago, we’re tracking the project in gory detail over at TheScottPad.com. This evening, I posted a couple time-lapse videos of the demo…check them out: FRAMING – DAY 1 You can also check out all our previous videos and […]

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NYC Speaking Engagement

July 5, 2014

For those interested in coming out, I’ll be speaking in New York City on July 15. Click Here for More Info And don’t forget to check out the progress on our personal residence on TheScottPad.com!

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Our House: Demolition Videos

June 19, 2014

We knocked down Our House yesterday and we’re starting excavation of the new basement today… As I mentioned last week, we’re tracking the project in gory detail over at TheScottPad.com. This morning, I posted a couple time-lapse videos of the demo…check them out: DEMO OF OUR HOUSE You can also check out the live streaming […]

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