A Busy Week Shows the Power of Cooperation

Thursday, April 06

     We, in Southeast Michigan, are fortunate that there are many REIA groups with frequent meetings. It would not be difficult to attend a meeting every week, even a couple if you are willing to travel a bit. I am finding that more of my deals are coming directly from members of these groups. M...


Don’t Hire a Property Manager. Sell Your House To One.

Thursday, April 06

     I stumbled into real estate investing. If you wade through the posts I have made on this blog you will find that I have been involved in several aspects of real estate but I rarely plan my activities. I prefer to educate myself to recognize opportunities and position myself to seize those t...


Story Time With Jeff. episode 15. My Origin Story.

Thursday, April 06

     I have been sharing some of my stories on this blog for nearly three years (Confessions of a Private Lender. An Updated Chronology.) I have been sharing them in person at my local REIA meetings for longer than that. I recently had the opportunity to combine another favorite activity, the pu...


My Tenants Thank Me for Raising Their Rent.

Thursday, April 06

     If you are going to be running a profitable business you are going to need to raise the rent. Hopefully, you do it on a regular basis. Tenants don’t always appreciate it. It is not often convenient. (What bills of yours do you look forward to seeing rise?) Some will claim not to understand ...


Story Time With Jeff. episode 14. Field Trip to Secreto part 2.

Thursday, April 06

     I have been sharing some of my stories on this blog for nearly three years (Confessions of a Private Lender. An Updated Chronology.) I have been sharing them in person at my local REIA meetings for longer than that. I recently had the opportunity to combine another favorite activity, the pu...


Story Time With Jeff. episode 13. Field Trip to Secreto.

Thursday, April 06

     I have been sharing some of my stories on this blog for nearly three years (Confessions of a Private Lender. An Updated Chronology.) I have been sharing them in person at my local REIA meetings for longer than that. I recently had the opportunity to combine another favorite activity, the pu...