Tag: rental

How I Purchased My First Real Estate Investment Property

I decided to invest in real estate because my wife and I were discussing how to fund our first baby’s college. She was only a few months old when we started a 529 Plan. However, I felt uncomfortable with that because it seems to me that the stock market is like a casino and values …

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Is Rent to Own Ever a Good Idea?

The only time I can remember ever using a rent-to-own store was as a young kid and VHS had just come out. My dad wanted to try out a player to see if they were worth all the “hype”. So we tested it for one out for a week and got to watch movies at …

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Side Income Stream Idea: Vacation Rental Property

Charlie and I are big proponents of passive income or side income streams. In other words – creating alternative revenue sources to your current full-time gig. Over the coming months – we hope to provide you with some more side income ideas that you can chew on or possibly implement into your financial picture should they match …

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Investment Property – Lifestyle Changes for Your Mortgage

I can’t tear my husband away from DIY Network and HGTV. Whether he’s engrossed in yet another episode of “Property Brothers” or tsk-tsking right along with contractor/miracle worker Mike Holmes, when he’s watching his home improvement shows, he belongs to another world. Out of all these shows, however, there’s one that causes him to absolutely …

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How to lease property: Tips for the new landlord

My first few years of renting out part of my home went pretty good. There were a few snags along the way – but all in all, the venture was worth it. I got some of my mortgage paid for – and I had some good people to keep company with. I was still living …

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