Want more articles like this? Create an account today to get BiggerPocket's best blog articles delivered to your inbox Sign up for free In this interview with Michael Zuber, a buy and hold investor who is based in San Francisco, but focused in the Fresno and Madera areas of California, we gain some great insight into the mindset of an experienced landlord. Michael shares his 10 years of experience and covers topics including the importance of having a strong, supportive partnership with your spouse/partner, why you should buy green houses, 1031 exchanges, and much more. You can also find out more about Michael at his website, Wealthbuildingpro. Edit: I was informed by Jeff Brown of some info that both Michael and I missed in our discussion about 1031 exchange. He was kind enough to provide the following info for us to share: Delayed exchange rules in part: Once you close escrow on property you’re relinquishing, the following rules apply as it relates to time periods. All time clocks begin at closing of the relinquished property escrow. (The relinquished property is the one you’re tradin’ out of.) 1 – Must ‘identify’ property(s) to be acquired, often called ‘uplegs’, within 45 days. Your intermediary will have the proper forms, etc. 2 – Must close property within 180 days. IRS counts holidays, weekends as days. WARNING: If you close your ‘relinquished’ property such that April 15th, tax filing day, comes before your 180 days are up — you MUST close on 4/15 or sooner. There’s an out though, so don’t have the heart attack I almost did almost 20 years ago when I personally ran into this. It’s solved by simply filing a timely extension. Once you’ve filed your on time extension, you may go ahead and close after 4/15, but on or before the original 180th day as originally planned. Got any thoughts or questions? Please leave them below.