Investing

Biker Bar Rehab – first visit

I officially became the new owner of the biker bar on Monday. My next step was to go visit it and walk through with my contractor. I flew to Indy and drove straight to the property. Lee was already there changing the locks. I was...

Biker Bar Rehab – Purchase

I got an email last Saturday, with the subject line "ex biker bar" so of course I was interested. After viewing photos of confederate flags, copious black paint, and a ceiling of upside down doll heads, I knew I'd found my next project.  The price $9500....

Closing Day Congratulations!

Our longest transaction of the year closed just before Thanksgiving.  The buyer is a first time home owner with an investment mindset, so he bought a duplex so the rent on the other unit will help pay a big chunk of his mortgage.  It took...

Speeding through Indy

The last day of my trip was another speed tour. I met with three different investors and walked through everything from a boarded up squatter house to retail finished rehabs.  Indy is a thriving city with some really cool areas.  My favorite spot was Fountain...

All Around Dayton

I say "around" because I visited a ton of neighborhoods and houses but never really central Dayton. There is a city center, I could see the skyline, but it doesn't seem to be the heart of the city.  Fix-n-flipper Darren showed me everything from streets...

Cleveland’s “Grungy hip”

I ignorantly escaped Toledo's water scare at 7am on Sat so I could meet up with my Cleveland contacts. Duane took me on a full day tour of suburban neighborhoods, visiting properties at every stage of the purchase and renovation process. Reverse sticker shock...

A Day in Toledo

For only spending one day and two nights in Toledo, I packed in a lot.  Arriving at my urban homestead Airbnb lodgings I was treated to a tour of the backyard garden, met the ducks, the chickens, and a sweet lab named Duke.  I walked...

Heading to Ohio

As many of you know I've been talking about ways for the new investor and the investor on a budget to get started in real estate investing.  One option is to look outside of our higher priced, highly competitive Denver market.  So this morning I'm...

$60k Apartment in Greece

Studio and 1 bedroom apartments, five minute walk to beach, pool, nearby diving and yachting amenities. Rent it out 1 week a month and it will practically pay for itself. Curious? Ask me for more info....