Rental Property #1

Well everybody, it’s official. I am a homeowner! Perhaps more importantly in this context, I’m also now a landlord! “Ok Gwen, that’s cool, BUT SHARE THE DETAILS! WE’VE BEEN TEASED ENOUGH!!” Alright, alright, alright. Here’s the numbers and information on my very first rental property! Stats: Triplex Unit #1: 1 bedroom, 1 bath Unit #2: 1 … Read more…

House Hunt: Round 2

A lot has changed in the last year! Many of you are new readers since then (super happy you’re here!), so you might not know I attempted to buy a multi-family rental property about this time last year. Fortunately, I documented the entire saga so you can quick go back and refresh what happened to … Read more…

Housing Dilemma

Now that I have permanently moved to my new city, it’s time to start looking for a multi-family rental property to buy! I am determined to succeed this time after I failed to buy a property in my old city earlier in 2016. I love only paying $400 in rent to live in my friend’s … Read more…

House Hunt Update: Shelving the Search

The time has come. I’m hanging up my house hunting hat for now 🙁 I don’t want to stop looking. Mentally, emotionally, monetarily: I’m ready to buy a property. The problem lies with the market in my area. There have been very few houses coming up for sale, and the ones that have come up … Read more…

Ding Dong the Duplex Deal is Dead

I’m somewhat saddened to report my offer for the duplex has been cancelled.  Thanks to the zoning issue, my dreams of owning a multi-family rental property have been delayed by quite a bit. The seller exhausted all of her available avenues and wasn’t willing to fight the board to get the property zoned to multi-family. … Read more…

The House Hunt Continues

This whole house hunting experience has been interesting and kind of boring at the same time. Interesting, in that I’m learning new things about the real estate world (and myself) throughout this process, and boring because a good chunk of my time has been spent in the hurry up and wait stage. I’ve compiled a … Read more…

The House Hunt Begins!

After returning from the Chautauqua where I talked at length to Paula, I declared I was going to buy a multi-family property to rent out and kickstart my passive income stream. That time is now! I’ve spent the last several months reading up on what seems like every blog post ever written about renting out … Read more…