I don’t like dog food! (And a few other reasons I’m in real estate.)

I’m picky that way. My dog was always thrilled whenever she could get her chops on more crunchy morsels of it, but no matter how much her tail wagged or how happy she looked, she never managed to get me to join her for lunch. And a thought of having to eat this stuff to … More I don’t like dog food! (And a few other reasons I’m in real estate.)

Part 1 of Scary, Spooky, and Downright Frightful Real Estate Stories! (And how it all turned out well in the end)

Real Estate is not for faint-hearted. Just as you think you figured out what laws and regulations you have to follow, they change. Just as you think your investment property is in a tip-top shape, something needs repair. And just as you think you got a perfect tenant, you discover that their application paperwork was … More Part 1 of Scary, Spooky, and Downright Frightful Real Estate Stories! (And how it all turned out well in the end)

PART 2 of Scary, Spooky, and Downright Frightful Real Estate Stories! (And how it all turned out well in the end)

“My Credit score is 780… and my name is Pinocchio.” Mr. Doe’s first investment property was ready to rent. He placed the ads all over the social media, put a sign in the yard, and found a website that allowed him to download a set of prepared blank rental forms for a small fee. His … More PART 2 of Scary, Spooky, and Downright Frightful Real Estate Stories! (And how it all turned out well in the end)

PART 3 of Scary, Spooky, and Downright Frightful Real Estate Stories! (And how it all turned out well in the end)

That “shoe-string budget” repair job stinks!.. quite literally…  Mr. Fulton (name changed for privacy) patted himself on the back: he just saved close to $10,000 by hiring his neighbor to work on his gas line rather than allowing the contractor who gave him a bid earlier on to do the project. His neighbor seems plenty … More PART 3 of Scary, Spooky, and Downright Frightful Real Estate Stories! (And how it all turned out well in the end)