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Archive of Kevin Perk

Kevin Perk is co-founder of Kevron Properties, LLC with his wife Terron and has been involved in real estate investing for 10 years. Kevin invests in and manages rental properties in Memphis, TN and is a past president and vice-president of the local REIA group, the Memphis Investors Group.

Kevin has written 108 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Rental Properties

5 Reasons Your Rental Property Is Not Cash Flowing

by Kevin Perk July 28, 2014
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I have said it before and I will say it again, positive cash flow is the most important thing to a buy and hold investor. Without positive cash flow, your time as an active real estate investor will be limited. So why is your property not cash flowing? Here are 5 Thoughts On Why You’re […]

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Rental Properties

The 8 Things I Want Every Tenant to Know

by Kevin Perk July 21, 2014
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Tenants come with differing backgrounds and life experiences. Some have been renters for years and know the drill. For others, it may be the first time away from mom and dad and out on their own. No matter what their renting experience may be, here are some things that I want every tenant to know. […]

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General Real Estate

Getting Rid of the 10 Percent of Tenants That Cause 90 Percent of Your Landlording Problems

by Kevin Perk July 14, 2014
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I have been in the landlording biz for over 10 years now. After you are in the business for a while you start to notice trends and patterns. You begin to acquire that wonderful thing called experience. One thing that my experience has taught me is that generally, it is only 10% of your tenants […]

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General Real Estate

Okay, so You Just Got Your First Inherited Tenant – What Now?

by Kevin Perk July 7, 2014
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Investing in rental properties often means inheriting existing tenants. Inherited tenants bring both positive and negative attributes to the transaction. What to do with Inherited Tenants: What you as the new owner do with inherited tenants most likely depends on two things: The terms of the tenant’s lease, and Your plans for the property. First, […]

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Investor Psychology

How to Handle Questions Prospective Tenants Ask That Legally You Can’t Answer

by Kevin Perk June 30, 2014
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Prospective tenants like to ask lots questions. “Who else lives here?” “Where do the people that live here work?” “Are there any kids living here?” These types of questions are to be expected. After all, choosing a new place to live and making a move are pretty big decisions. It is not unreasonable for someone […]

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General Real Estate

The 5 Most Common Items Found in Contractor Lingo

by Kevin Perk June 23, 2014
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Every industry seems to have its own lingo. Lawyers have legalese (ugh!). Surveyors speak of chains, pins and rods. Medical professionals seem to speak another language all together. We real estate investors also have our own lingo. Words such as deed, parcel, lease, cap rate and cash flow are fairly common to us. As investors […]

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Flipping Houses & Rehabbing

The Key to Eliminating Your Rehab Problems: a Scope of Work

by Kevin Perk June 16, 2014
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Rehabbing can be one of the most trying, but important parts of the real estate investing business. A good quality rehab will make your property shine in the retail or rental market. Getting to the quality rehab can, however, try your patience. Things can quickly start running behind schedule, and cost more than expected. Plus, […]

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Real Estate Investing

How To Handle Tenant Referral Requests

by Kevin Perk June 9, 2014
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If you manage to stay in the landlording business long enough, eventually you will get calls from other landlords seeking references on your current and former tenants. These landlords are doing the same thing that you hopefully did, checking on a prospective tenant’s rental history before letting them have the keys. These calls usually elicit […]

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General Real Estate

My 100th Article: The Lesson’s I’ve Learned from Blogging for BiggerPockets.com

by Kevin Perk June 2, 2014
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If you had told me when I started writing for BiggerPockets.com that I would make it to 100 articles I do not think I would have believed you. I never would have thought that I knew enough to write 100 articles on a major real estate investing web site. But here I am! I was […]

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Rental Properties

The Holiday Effect: How Memorial Day Can Mean UTTER Tenant Chaos (And How To Avoid It Like The Plague)

by Kevin Perk May 26, 2014
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It’s Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer. I hope all of you are getting a chance to relax, hang with some friends, enjoy a cookout or get away for a while. I like to enjoy these long weekends as much as the next person, but as a landlord I have also grown to […]

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General Real Estate

7 Surefire Ways To Find Real Estate Deals

by Kevin Perk May 19, 2014
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To be a successful real estate investor you have to keep your business growing. That means finding real estate to invest in and not just any real estate will do.We investors have to find real estate deals! We have to find properties where the numbers make sense, properties which will provide a decent return for our […]

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Real Estate Tips

The 10 Best Ways To Avoid Fraud In Real Estate

by Kevin Perk May 12, 2014
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Recently a real estate attorney here in Memphis, TN  pleaded guilty to stealing her client’s money. She will now be spending the next twenty months in federal prison. In short, she fooled some hard money lenders into thinking that they had made loans on real estate here in Memphis, when in reality the attorney had taken […]

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General Real Estate

How to Appeal Your Property Tax Value

by Kevin Perk May 5, 2014
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Last week I wrote about spending money to save money. One of the ways I mentioned to do that was by challenging your property tax assessment. In this post, I will go into a bit more detail about that process and show you how to appeal your property tax value. First, let’s look at a […]

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General Real Estate

5 Smart Ways to Spend More NOW to Save Big LATER as a Landlord

by Kevin Perk April 28, 2014
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As a landlord and a business person, you should always be striving to improve the bottom line. Doing so however is not always easy and can actually require you to spend time and money up front for a return later on. For some, spending upfront can be hard to do, it can seem counterintuitive. But […]

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General Real Estate

5 Tips For Maximizing Your Tax Income Deductions For NEXT Year

by Kevin Perk April 21, 2014
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Another April 15th has come and gone. I bet many of you were busy in the last few weeks or so getting receipts together, reviewing the books, compiling spreadsheets, filling out forms and getting all the paperwork together to meet the income tax filing deadline. Income taxes are unfortunately a big part of our business. […]

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