Archives for September 2008

Off-Topic Friday: Collateral Damage – Baby Boomers Forced to Delay Retirement

The Wall Street Journal this week highlighted a problem that’s only getting worse as the financial sector melts down.  Baby Boomers Delay Retirement Declines in Assets Force a Generation to Face New Reality By KELLY GREENE Nancy Davis, a 59-year-old senior marketing manager for a law firm in San Diego, had hoped to ease into […]

Part II of Finding the Perfect Deadbeat

Yesterday I started a discussion on how finding, screening, and selecting tenants is Critical Success Factor #2 for being successful at owning rental properties. And I began to discuss the four steps that need to be taken to screen and select successfully. I talked about step 1 yesterday. That was Set expectations up front. I’ll finish up with the rest of […]

Critical Success Factor #2 – Selecting the Perfect Deadbeat to Give Your House To

That’s harsh I know. And the way that I run my business it’s not at all accurate, because I have some of the best renters that you could imagine. But think about it – you have a house that’s worth, say $100,000. You’ve bought it, done some work to it, and you’ve made sure that […]