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2018 – Setting Goals and Sticking to Them

2018 – Setting Goals and Sticking to Them

2017 has been pretty incredible for us. For the past several years, we’ve talked about investing in real estate and buying our first rental property. But that was it. We just talked about it. We took steps towards our goal like growing our savings account […]

15 Things to Expect When Doing a DIY Renovation

15 Things to Expect When Doing a DIY Renovation

The Troop and I have been homeless for the past four months. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. We’ve been staying with his parents. But we’ve been without our own home for that long. When our apartment lease was up, We crammed the contents of our lives […]

Property #1 – Rehab Update 5

Property #1 – Rehab Update 5

We know what you’re thinking. “You guys are STILL renovating that place?!” Believe us, we feel the same way. We naively thought we’d be fully complete, with us fully moved in up stairs, unit A rented, and us spending our free time at Fall festivals […]

The One Thing No One Tells You About House Hacking

The One Thing No One Tells You About House Hacking

House hacking is a great way to get started in real estate investing. You get all of the benefits of owning a home (tax write-offs, low mortgage interest rates) as well as the advantages of having a rental property (rental income, more tax write-offs). Unlike […]

Property #1 – Rehab Update 4

Property #1 – Rehab Update 4

It’s been 5 or 6 weeks since we’ve posted a renovation update on our first investment property. Every week I start to write one, but I don’t think we’ve made enough progress to release a full update. And that’s because a lot of the work […]

The Final “R” in “BRRR”: A Step by Step Guide to Refinancing

The Final “R” in “BRRR”: A Step by Step Guide to Refinancing

In you’re familiar with Brandon Turner’s BRRR strategy, then you know the final, and possibly most exciting, part of the process is the cash-out refinance at the end. BRRR is an acronym for a popular investment strategy that stands for: Buy Rehab Rent Refinance This […]

Property #1 – Rehab Update 3

Property #1 – Rehab Update 3

First things first:  Start here to learn about property #1, here for rehab update #1, and here for rehab update #2. Okay, jokes over. Where did the summer go? It’s August and we’ve spent the best of every available day working on the house. Well, […]

Property #1 – Rehab Update 2

Property #1 – Rehab Update 2

It’s been a little while since we posted an update but life has been BUSY. Over the last month or so, besides juggling this rehab and working our full-time jobs, we also went on a week-long vacation with The Troops family, I traveled to North […]

Property #1 – Rehab Update 1

Property #1 – Rehab Update 1

It’s been a few weeks since we closed on our first investment property. Rehab started a little slow. We closed the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, and being big fans of the Jersey shore, we both shot down to the beach within hours of leaving […]

Property #1: Pictures, Plans, Projections

Property #1: Pictures, Plans, Projections

Last week, May 26th, we finally closed on our first home and investment property! It’s been a wild past 30 days from trying to figure out how much to bid on a HUD home, dealing with the township and utility company, and then when we […]