The 4X Experiment

Tuesday, December 08

It's time to reach for the stars again.My investment properties have done well, but my personal residence was a loser. I need to make up some ground. I'll let that loss motivate me.Now that the goal of drumming up enough side income to cover my 8-plex's first mortgage has been achieve, it's time ...

Undercover Landlord - Big Failure

Tuesday, December 08

The market gives and takes. It's a harsh reality.I'm on the loosing end this time and feel embarrassed, disappointed, and angry.As you may remember, I moved out of my residence to have it staged for sale.It didn't get any offers, so we rented it as a way to wait for the market to improve.Well it'...

3 Wi-Fi Lessons for Multifamily Landlords

Tuesday, April 07

I feel strongly about providing Wi-Fi at my multifamily complex. It's like indoor plumbing - you just have to offer it.Tech Savvy TenantsAs my neighborhood continues to improve, I'm able to attract very educated and honorable tenants. I started off chasing away drug dealers, now I rent to doctors...

Undercover Landlord - November Update

Tuesday, November 18

Well, I have successfully dumped home-ownership by converting my personal residence into a rental. I just wasn't able to sell it for the price we needed.My family is temporarily living in a very small rental while we take a breather. The next step will be to rent a home where we are comfortable. ...

Undercover Landlord - August Update

Thursday, August 14

Wow, summer is nearly over and my house hasn't sold. Even after lowering the price - twice. Ugh!As you may recall, although I'm a multifamily landlord, I've decided to dump homeownership and live a renter's lifestyle.Since the market in Sacramento, California is flattening out, I'm going to pull ...

Block Parties Are Not for Business-Minded Landlords

Saturday, May 17

Yeah right! You know I don't believe that. Take a look at what happens at our annual celebrations. SlideShare Presentation at: http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/34814070 This party was funded by donations from 10 other landlords and three local businesses. ...