Happy Friday, happy people! About 6 months ago, I wrote a blog post about plans to downsize my real estate assets. Specifically, the plan was to sell some physical rental properties and move that cash into more passive investments. Well, the mission is now half complete! We’ve sold 2 rental properties so far and have 2 left to go. Woohoo!
Bugger! I just found out my rental property in Texas needs a new roof! There was a nasty hail storm last month that ripped through the area and smashed a bunch of cars and houses — unfortunately, my rental property was one of them. 🤦🏻♂️ The good news is that nobody was hurt, and insurance will cover the replacement roof cost (~$10k).
My friend Christine just reached a pretty huge financial milestone… She and her husband have paid off their mortgage and now own their home free and clear! Woohoo! This is a life goal many of us strive for, so you’d think everyone would be helping her celebrate. But instead, she’s been receiving some interesting and discouraging feedback! Here’s her story ... ***** My
I got the following note from a reader the other day... “Joel, I noticed you keep a big emergency fund for your rental property. 2 questions for you... 1) It seems like you have too much cash because shouldn’t you only need 3-6 months of mortgage payments as a cash reserve? 2) Also why do you keep this emergency fund separate from your personal emergency fund?” Great
In 2015 my wife and I bought our first rental property together. We were living in Los Angeles at the time and couldn’t afford to buy anything locally, which prompted us to start looking at out-of-state investments. We ended up making a real estate investment in Texas! There’s a lot to share about our decision to buy a rental property -- I’ll start with numbers and then get
Good morning, all. Happy Monday! Some of you are excited to learn more about real estate investing. I’m no expert, but I do have a few rental properties and will share my experiences (and screw-ups) over time. I know real estate investing isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, so I'll keep posts like this light and sporadic. (Plus, J Money will kill me if I turn this site into a
Just saw this tweet and about spit my coffee out! No house!! Or possessions! From a BILLIONAIRE who can have anything and everything under the sun! Wowwww!!! So WHY???? "Possessions just weigh you down." BOOM. Damn truth right there. And of course he still needs a place to live and HAS to keep at least one of his own cars, right???!, but seeing how he's
Morning, guys!! Stumbled across an old comment on the blog I tagged to share some day, and decided today's that day before I forget again! :) It was dropped in 2018 so it's a tiny bit dated, but a majority of this still holds true and thought you might find it as fascinating as I did when I first read it... Amazing that no matter where you live, or who you are, you still
If you ever wanted to talk about toilets on this blog, today's your day! Got this text from my Auntie who asked if I'd ever shared something like this on the site before, of which I could confidently tell her no - I had not, lol... But that changes today ;) Here's her text that opened up my eyes in more ways than one: She then sent me an article to prove that
Morning! Snagged that dollar up there at my local thrift last month - isn't it cool? :) Here's a bunch of updates on things we've blogged about over the months in case you were wondering on any of 'em... If I missed anything, just holler! Minivan -- Two months in now and still driving it! The newness has worn off and I don't enjoy it nearly as much as I was hoping