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Detailing the ins and outs of residential investment property ownership. Negotiating your best terms. Working with tenants. Knowing before you buy whether or not a property should be profitable.
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Real Estate Investing Returns vs. Traditional Investing: Fun With Math Investing is a fascinating topic for me. I like simple math. So here is a little something I figured out in a few minutes regarding traditional investing (stocks, bonds, whatever) versus real estate investing.Traditional Inves...
07/20/2007
I just cannot help but notice all the buzz within the real estate blogosphere the last few months about Zillow, Redfin, For Sale By Owners and more.  It seems some real estate agents feel threatened by the ever evolving business that we have chosen as our careers.And the other day I was driving b...
07/20/2007
Lately I've been working at getting my affairs in order.  It seems I make enough money that I can't just continue to "wing-it" and get by.  Last month I met with my attorney and updated my will and also threw in a living will and other miscellaneous documents dealing with me entering the afterlif...
07/19/2007
For the related story to this compelling video, click here. Many of you know I like to compare my real estate business with my flying hobby. And all of this talk about whether REALTORS are really necessary, are they paid too much, whose money is the commission remind me of pilots. And by that I ...
07/16/2007
Location: Olathe, Kansas21055 W 118th TerraceThis gorgeous townhouse for sale at $195,000 will be hosting a Broker's Open from 11:00 - 12:45 on Tuesday, July 17.  Lunch will be served! BBQ from Smokin' Joes of Olathe, Kansas!To find out details of the home and directions please follow this link.T...
07/16/2007
I began my real estate career in late May of 2002 with no clue that I would be working primarily with real estate investors before too long.  Like so many inexperienced real estate agents I grabbed a sign and held an open house that first weekend.  The listing belonged to my broker.  The house be...
07/15/2007
One of the things about being a busy real estate agent based out of Olathe, Kansas is the crazy hours. There are a lot of times when I want to do something fun with the family but need to provide service to my clients instead.But not last night. At 7:00 pm the Olathe Concert Series brought to ou...
07/14/2007
The State of Kansasad astra per aspera            translates to "To the stars through difficulties."Born January 29, 1861 as a Free State15th large state in square miles     but the 32nd most populous state with 2,688,418 ('00)Kansas comes from the Kanza Tribe.    The state flower is the Sunflowe...
07/13/2007
Real Estate Investing Lessons As many of my more loyal readers know I am a private pilot, though I'm not presently current. And the comparisons between real estate investing and my period of learning to fly are oddly similar. Not in function but in training and application.Each day I wake up, che...
07/12/2007
Located on Olathe, Kansas' west sidethere is a house for sale that is second to none in it's price range.  Well, it's a townhouse for sale, actually.  Located in the Retreat At Foxfield Village this spacious townhouse is has been gently lived in and is in pristine condition.Priced at $195,000 it ...
07/08/2007
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Detailing the ins and outs of residential investment property ownership. Negotiating your best terms. Working with tenants. Knowing before you buy whether or not a property should be profitable.