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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Real Estate Investing Class at UMKCOnce again I will be teaching at UMKC on March 1 and the topic will be The Basics of Real Estate Investing.  If you are a neophyte trying to decide to whom you should listen to I would encourage you to come on out. You'll need to put in your reservation with UMK...
02/20/2008
Networking is key for real estate agents everywhere.  And while there have been blogger get-togethers that I know of in San Diego, and Los Angeles and Clearwater I have yet to see one here in Kansas City.  So unilaterally I am setting up a get-together.Kansas City Real Estate Bloggers Event When:...
02/18/2008
New Zip Code Appreciation (Depreciation) Map for Kansas City Real Estate Last year I linked to the the Kansas City's Star's report on housing appreciation in the Kansas City metro area.  By in large there was modest appreciation and some depreciation...but not enough to worry about in most places...
02/17/2008
Ever get a call from a listing prospect and you want to have an idea of what the house looks like before you get there?  Or wonder if the home has good curb appeal?  Well, now there is Google Street View.  Simply type in an address on the Google search box and a map will appear.  If your home's s...
02/14/2008
Using leverage properly when you are investing in real estate is the key to economic success.  Recently I wrote two different blog posts revolving around a duplex in Olathe that I know was purchased in 1997 for $106,000. The two posts that were written show exactly how the leverage could have bee...
02/05/2008
Please Don't Sue Me For $25,000,000Dear Attorneys & Possible Plaintiffs, This is an open letter to all of our great nation's attorneys and possible plaintiffs to not sue me for $25,000,000 as you are doing with a fellow real estate blogger in Florida.  (Read about it here in the Miami Herald.)  W...
01/29/2008
01/27/2008
Watch $105,000 Turn Into $1,037,072Wednesday I wrote a post regarding your real estate investing goal setting for 2008.  In there I referenced that most of you would be blown away if you would actually sit down and do the math on what 10 rental properties would do to change your financial life. S...
01/14/2008
Kansas City Rental Property Registration ProgramEffective today, January 1, 2008, it is MANDATORY that all owners of rental property within Kansas City, Missouri limits register their income homes.  Registration runs through January 2008 without penalty.  Penalty for non-registration on and after...
01/03/2008
Let's face it.  You, the public, think all real estate agents are the same.  And that is simply not true.  Of course, real estate agents help you with that stereotype every chance they get.  After all, when is the last time you talked to an agent that wasn't the #1 expert in Kansas City...or anyw...
12/13/2007
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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.