Talk to your neighbor’s

When you put a house under contract to buy, you enter into a period known as “due diligence”. This gives you have a few days to check out the property. If you don’t like what you see, you can walk away with no questions asked. Most buyers will send a home inspector out to look at the house and an exterminator to check for termites.   If you are purchasing…

Is gold a better investment than real estate?

A friend recently told me about a company with a cool concept. They catch phrase is, “turn worthless dollars into gold”.   “Worthless dollars” makes reference to the U.S. dollar no longer being backed by gold. The company allows its customers to buy gold one gram at a time for $60. This makes the concept of owning gold attainable for the masses. As I am writing this, gold is running…

Ripley’s lessons in land lording… believe it or not.

Ashley and I recently took our toddlers to the Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg, Tenn., for the first time. Boy did we have a time.   Notice the omission of the word “good” in that last sentence. The time we had was stressful and not fun.   My three-year-old decided he wanted nothing to do with the exhibits. Instead, he wanted to plow up and down the halls pushing the “stroller…

The Proverbs 31 Woman

In chapter 31 of the book of Proverbs, Solomon’s mother tells him what to look for in a woman. This is fascinating because the Bible is often written from a man’s point of view. Here we have a woman giving her perspective as to what a woman should be.   Girls all over have clung to these verses looking to them as a guide stone for what a “real” and…

A Zero Down Deal

When starting on the journey of real estate investing, it’s hard to figure out which way you should go. It make’s it even harder when you have little to no money.   This was the problem Ashley and I had experienced. We were broke. I mean flat broke. Like I was going door to door with my pressure washer trying to get up enough work for grocery money kind of…