Real Estate Rental Property SH #1 Under Contract! (July 31, 2014)

Wow! A whirlwind of activities has transpired in the last 24 hours; I almost had to pinch myself this morning to actually believe everything that’s been going on…

As readers may know, lately, I’ve been attending some

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1031 Exchange Update and Future Plans (July 17, 2014)

As readers may be aware, a few month’s ago, I was seriously entertaining the thought of selling Rental Property #1 so that I could capitalize on the massive appreciation gains (purchase price: $315,000; current market value: ~$470,000). My initial plan was to do a 1031 exchange, and utilize the proceeds to purchase some more out-of-state rentals.

One of the strategies behind the 1031 would have been to trade

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Bigger Pockets Meet Up Recap (June 20, 2014)

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What an awesome turn out we had last night at the Bigger Pockets meet up at Whisphers Cafe and Creperie in San Jose! To my knowledge, we haven’t had many of these events in the past (in the South Bay Area), and it was great getting the chance to network 

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Looking into Texas: Turnkey Update (March 31, 2014)

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Last month, I mentioned that I might possibly start looking into turnkey rental properties in Texas. In particular, I was thinking about making a trip out to Dallas/Houston/Memphis to meet with some turnkey companies to learn more about

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Looking into Texas: Turnkey Conversation (February 25, 2014)

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I recently had a phone consultation with a turnkey vendor from Memphis, Tennessee. Although this company is headquartered out in Memphis, they also operate in some key Texas markets — Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) and Houston. Currently, my rental portfolio is allocated across the

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Rental Property #5 Update (January 18, 2013)

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Rental Property #5 was originally scheduled to close on January 24. Since I was on vacation, not much progress has been made in closing the loan. For one, the inspection was previously scheduled for January 03, but due to the property not being “inspection ready”, I had to cancel,

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