Building Your Balance Sheet

March 24, 2015
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How much thought have you put into your financial health? As an investor (or aspiring investor), hopefully you’ve thought about it at least a little bit, and potentially a lot more than that. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to post some thoughts I have on financial health, how to evaluate yours (or your […]

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3 More Ways to Find Contractors

March 18, 2015
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In my book on flipping houses, I talk about the top 4 ways I find great contractors. Those are certainly not the only four methods I use, and I’m constantly getting asked if I have any additional suggestions for finding reliable and reasonably price people to work on my project. Well, I do have some […]

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JSRE Podcast Replay

March 13, 2015
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Mike Simmons does an awesome real estate podcast — “Just Start Real Estate” — and I had a great time talking to him a few months ago. The discussion went long enough that he had to break up the podcast into two parts! He just did a replay of both parts earlier this week. I […]

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All About Leverage

March 10, 2015
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While many of my readers flip houses for a living, I hear time and again how they plan to transition into holding rentals at some point as well (and some already do). Not to mention, I’m starting to focus a bit more on long-term buy-and-hold projects also. With that in mind, I wanted to talk […]

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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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