Investing In Real Estate

April 16, 2015

Tenant Turnover: Out with the Old, In with the New


How to Prepare for A New Tenant

Hello! As usual, a few caveats. Remember, this applies primarily for Landlords in Massachusetts, at least as far as statutory law is concerned. And in any case, I am not a lawyer, and this should not be construed as legal advice.


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Jan. 14, 2015

President Obama lowers cost of FHA loans - Will it help affordability?

Proving Government is always the last to know, Washington decides housing is a good risk

No matter your political stripes, we can all agree that that no one is better at missing a trend than the folks in Washington.


If you've been following this space, you're well ...

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Sept. 28, 2014

What do I Need to Know as A New Landlord? 10 Tips for Property Management Success

First Time Landlords: Key Steps

OK, let's get the disclaimers out of the way.

1) I'm not an attorney, and this should be construed as helpful, but not legal, advice.

2) It's targeted at Landlords in Massachusetts. Laws in other states may differ significantly.


OK. So ...

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Sept. 8, 2014

Should I be Pre-approved for A Mortgage Before I look for a House?

In this post, we're going to address several topics.


1) What does it mean to be pre-approved?


2) Should I look at houses before being pre-approved?


3) What do I need to do with my pre-approval before writing an offer?




What does it ...

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June 17, 2014

Great Mistakes in Real Estate

Every once in a while, I come across what happens if you aren't very careful.


#1 --This one boiled down to an engineer not surveying the property correctly.  Oops.  Hope he has insurance. This home in lovely Narragansett was built in the wrong place.  That's bad enough ...

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April 14, 2014

What is 40B Zoning in Massachusetts?

40B Zoning: A Layman's Guide

40B is the set of state laws that handle much of the states affordable housing guidelines. Please note, I'm not an attorney, and you should consider this a "layman's" guide to 40B for the novice. Refer to the state website location for ...

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Oct. 18, 2013

A Successful Flip: Before and After Photos


There's old, there's beat-up, and then there's just

plain busted.






With the kitchen updated, we were able to add light, space, and make it a real selling point. Modern style cabinets, stainless steel appliances, white time, tile floors and a pendant ...

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Aug. 14, 2013

Flipping and Staging

Pictures of a Flipped Kitchen




A key part of Selling your home is getting your home ready to sell.  For properties that need work, that process is called rehab, and quick rehabs where the homeowner owns the property for ...

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Oct. 28, 2011

How to Buy Investment Property for Income

Buying investment property can be for all sorts of reasons. Tax related, Estate related, and for Income are usually at the top of the list. This post will focus on key steps for buying investment property for Income reasons.


Income and Cash Flow are the Same for Investment Property ...

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Aug. 23, 2011

How To Buy A Short Sale House

Understanding the Short-Sale

If you're thinking about buying a short-sale, you should first understand how one works. A Short-Sale is a process required when the house isn't worth, to the prospective buyers, the amount that is outstanding to the bank(s), AND the owners of the home can ...

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