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Still Busy at the Hermit Haus

Currently, we’re warming up to get started on the Nash house. We have a mysterious potential buyer who’ll influence how we do the renovation. More on that later, if you can stand the suspense. In the meantime, dust and debris still rain down on the floors at the Hermit Haus building, even while we keep…

A Numbers Game

When you’re looking at a deal, it’s really easy to get excited about the raw numbers. In fact, if the basic numbers—how much the property will sell for minus how much it will cost to get it ready to sell—aren’t great, run! In this case, we were looking at a house that would sell for…

Bird Dogging

What’s a bird dog in the world of real estate investing? It’s someone who looks for potential properties for you. Some of them are just friends, others are fellow investors who don’t want to invest in your niche and pass along deals, and others are real estate professionals. I recently talked to a coworker’s daughter,…

Washington Closes at Last!

The only person who’s thrilled that it took so long for our buyer’s lender to get it together to close on the Washington house is our hard money lender, who got a lot more interest thanks to the extra repairs and then the financing delays. We are happy to support active service members but sometimes…