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I was recently interviewed for a podcast on Millionaires Unveiled.  I like these types of interviews, as I meet different people from all over.  Rest assured, the interviewer was doing well himself. Rest assured, if you want to be a millionaire, you can be one.  It takes ambition, determination, a bit of risk and a … Continue reading "Millionaires Unveiled Podcast" The post Millionaires Unveiled Podcast appeared first on No Nonsense ...
Posted: Mar 11 2018 @ 9:25 AM
I was recently interviewed for a podcast on BiggerPockets.  Here is the entire landlord podcast for your enjoyment. Let me know what you think.  In actuality, I am quite a bit younger than the person appears in the video, and in better shape. Here is the landlord podcast. There is always room to improve your … Continue reading "Bigger Pockets Podcast" The post Bigger Pockets Podcast appeared first on No Nonsense ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 11:00 AM
When you are a landlord, you will hear lots of sob stories.  You will eventually need to prescreen a tenant, unless you show your rental to everyone who inquires, which I used to do.  Most of the people are genuine, they need a place to stay and are great people and may be a great … Continue reading "Prescreen a Tenant" The post Prescreen a Tenant appeared first on No Nonsense ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 11:00 AM
One of the things that make a rental unit ‘spark’, is a bathroom remodel.  A renter does not want to get a place that is grungy with a bunch of previous tenants ‘marks’ in them.  They want a sparkly bathroom, one that looks and smells clean.  One that when they have guests over, the guests … Continue reading "How to do a Bathroom Remodel Cheap" The post How to do a ...
Posted: Jul 29 2017 @ 11:00 AM
If you were like me as a landlord starting out, you are buying older properties.  Probably multifamily rentals, if you can afford it.  Often older properties are not set up for multiple families, even though they are being used for that purpose.  There are single meters in a multifamily property.  Even large properties have single … Continue reading "How to Handle Utilities as a Landlord" The post How to Handle Utilities ...
Posted: Jun 29 2017 @ 11:00 AM
If you are a landlord, you are certainly taking a renter’s security deposit at some point.  You may call it a damage deposit, security deposit, or just plain extra rent.  In most cases, you will have to return all or some of it back to the renter at some point.  And you have to return … Continue reading "Returning a Renter’s Security Deposit" The post Returning a Renter’s Security Deposit appeared ...
Posted: Jun 23 2017 @ 11:00 AM
There are countless investors that want the fast returns.  Just buy a rental property, sit back, and make money as a landlord.  They think that just being a landlord will make them the riches they need to be financially independent.  The tenant pays your mortgage, and you relax on the beach.  You hire a property … Continue reading "Can I make Money as a Landlord'" The post Can I make Money ...
Posted: May 27 2017 @ 11:00 AM
This is a guest post from Benjamin Davis on becoming a landlord. Back in 2011, when I started my PhD, I was far thinking I would ever imagine becoming a landlord. Fast forward to 2015, I cash out on a stock portfolio I had since I was 16 and I bought a condo all cash. … Continue reading "How Becoming a Landlord Will Help Me Retire Early" The post How Becoming ...
Posted: May 10 2017 @ 11:00 AM
This article will likely offend a few people, but since I have never been one to limit my posts to only the non-offensive topics, here goes.  If you have rentals, you will likely have a problem with domestic violence at one time or another.  Especially if you take in low credit score tenants.  Here is … Continue reading "Dealing with Domestic Violence in a Rental" The post Dealing with Domestic Violence ...
Posted: Apr 23 2017 @ 11:00 AM
There comes a time in most landlord’s life, when you have to evict a tenant.  It’s not a fun thing to do, but neither is paying someone else’s rent, which is what you do when you let a tenant skip a rent payment.   It is not fun to see a new TV in the living … Continue reading "When Should You Evict a Tenant'" The post When Should You Evict a ...
Posted: Apr 15 2017 @ 11:00 AM


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