Solve the Puzzle. Craft a Deal. Part Deux.

Friday, June 03

     I concluded the first part of this story by suggesting that there might be a way to make what would be a good deal even better. This is the link to Part 1.     What if I bought this property through my self-directed Roth IRA? Under ordinary circumstances I would not consider buying a renta...


Solve the Puzzle. Craft a Deal. Part 1

Wednesday, June 01

     All deals consist of many pieces that can be arranged and rearranged. Many deals are not obvious at first glance. The more strategies an investor knows, the more creative they are, the better their chance of finding a combination that works. It is a puzzle. I like puzzles. I like them best ...


Pre-Paid Legal Plans. My Experiences.

Sunday, May 15

     This series of blogs began with An Introduction To Pre-Paid Legal Plans. Thanks to those of you who took the time to read that post and, especially, to those who took the time to comment.     I am often skeptical of promised benefits and am slow to join groups or enroll in anything. When I...


An Introduction To Pre-Paid Legal Plans.

Thursday, May 05

     This post ( a possible prelude to a series of posts) is intended as an introduction to what a pre-paid legal plan is, how it might be used and some of my experiences in using what I consider a valuable tool. There are several providers of this service available. I have experience with only ...


Cash for Keys. It’s Just Business.

Tuesday, April 19

     Cash for keys is a strategy where a property owner or landlord offers to pay a squatter or holdover tenant to vacate the premises to avoid an eviction proceeding. Is it akin to paying a bribe? Perhaps. Will it save time and money? In many cases it will. Eviction can be a lengthy and expensi...


Looking For Funding? Sometimes You Don’t Even Have To Ask.

Thursday, January 28

     When I started investing in real estate I had a well-paying day job and bank money was very easy to get. I have never tried to borrow private money. I know I could but I have not had a project where I needed to nor wanted to. I know I could because people whom I haven’t asked to borrow from...