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! WEVE 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 bed­room, 1 bath Unit #3: stu­dio, … 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 are … Read more

Z is for Zoning

As I’ve men­tioned once or twice before, I’m in the process of buy­ing my first mul­ti-fam­i­­ly prop­er­ty to start my real estate invest­ment port­fo­lio. I had hoped to have a post say­ing I bought a house! but alas, it is not meant to be yet. As part of the offer I made to the sell­er, I spec­i­fied the duplex had to … Read more