Real Estate Updates

2016 Reflections (December 24, 2016)

by FI Fighter on December 23, 2016

in Real Estate Updates, Thoughts

Happy holidays everyone! I’m still writing to you all from Hong Kong, where I have been based since October (after returning from a month long stint in Japan). As the year winds down, I think now is a good time for me to reflect on everything that has happened in 2016…

As readers may recall, I quit my job earlier this year, and decided it was due time for me to walk away from Corporate America so that I could pursue the next [click to continue…]

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Well, it’s been ages since I last posted an update regarding my rental properties… Truth of the matter is, I just totally hate real estate right now and really see no point in talking about it. For the most part, I’m completely tuned out to the real estate markets, and am simply playing the role [click to continue…]

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My Favorite Time of Year

by FI Fighter on December 6, 2015

in Progress, Real Estate Updates, Thoughts

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Screw cash flow… [click to continue…]

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I have spent very little time covering my side hustle properties on this blog… Since my investment partners and I won both Rental Property SH #1 and Rental Property SH #2 last year, I have basically stopped talking about them completely.

It may then come as no surprise for readers to learn then, that for the most part, my [click to continue…]

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From the inception of this blog up until now, my primary focus has been on reaching early financial independence. When I first started out on the journey, I thought it would be an ambitious goal to get to the top of the early FI mountain by age 37.5, so I set that as my [click to continue…]

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We all have big dreams and goals. Every one of us aspires to achieve more in life than we do even in our wildest dreams. It isn’t always easy. The going will get tough from time to time and seldom does anyone take a straight-shot ascent to the top.

You will invariably take some bumps and bruises along the way. That’s just part of life.

When it comes to investing, I’ve always believed that [click to continue…]

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Over the years, I’ve updated this blog regularly with posts revealing more information about my latest real estate deals. Just a few months ago, I won Rental Property SH#3, and even back then, I predicted that it would most likely be my FINAL deal prior to checking out of Corporate America for good.

As readers know, I’m the type of investor (and person) who doesn’t like to set things in stone. I know very well that a person’s line of thinking and [click to continue…]

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Let’s not mince words about it — The local real estate market in the Bay Area is going absolutely ballistic right now. Back in 2012, when I first started buying properties locally, I thought that each and every open house was an insane mad house with too many eager buyers wiling to do whatever it took to secure a deal.

Over the next few years, the flurry of interest has remained strong, but during the end of last year, I had this strong feeling that things were starting to taper off a little bit. When I was looking for [click to continue…]

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As I wind down my engineering career, I can’t help but feel apprehension for the uncertain future that lies ahead. On one hand, I feel like a life without taking risks isn’t one worth living because if we don’t ever test ourselves, how can we really know what we are capable of? But on the other hand, I’m only human and have my own [click to continue…]

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Here are completed pictures of Rental Property SH #3 renovations. The scope of work included renovating the majority of the house, which we were able to complete in about [click to continue…]

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