Labrador Lending: Our Story

Sunday, October 13

Treating Real Estate as a Business In late 2009, my wife, Emily, and I purchased our first rental property, a condo in Baltimore County, Maryland. In hindsight, we had no idea what we were doing. After we closed, I posted a rental ad on Craigslist and we accepted the first potential tenant who re...


Investing in Land Contracts

Sunday, August 04

In this article, we will cover: the basics of a land contract, the characteristics that make a land contract unique when compared to other purchase agreements, the benefits and risks for both the borrower and the investor, and an example showing how an investor can profit by investing in land con...


Investing is Like Tubing down a River

Saturday, July 06

Last weekend, my wife, our two kids, and I went camping in West Virginia with some friends. We stayed at Big Bend Campground, situated in the Smoke Hole Canyon on the South Branch of the Potomac River. To say the area is beautiful would not do it justice. For those who appreciate mountains, canyo...


What Note Investing Can Do for You

Tuesday, June 25

Why should you consider investing in notes? I’ll give you six reasons to consider, along with two real-life case studies that display the true power of this strategy. #1: Note investing can provide you an investment vehicle not tied to Wall Street’s ups and downs.Now, I’m not as anti-Wall Street ...


Check Your Ego at the Door; Life Lessons from Team Sports

Tuesday, May 21

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” — Michael Jordan ------- Team sports have been a part of my life for many years. In particular, lacrosse was a major focus of mine for a long time. I am the oldest of seven kids; all seven played lacrosse in high sc...


A Lesson from the U.S. Military

Monday, May 06

My time in the military was rewarding in many ways. I developed relationships and learned numerous life lessons that help define who I am today.The U.S. military is far from perfect, but it does many things well. One thing it does well is planning. Having a clearly defined plan is essential, espe...