Rental Income Podcast With Dan Lane

Sometimes life changes, and you need to move.  This is what happened to Nicole Ratner, she bought a condo that worked great when she was single, but when she got married the condo didn't work so great anymore.

On this episode, Nicole talks about the good luck that she had with having a long-term tenant, and the bad luck she had finding out that the property had toxic mold, after the tenant moved out.

Resources for finding renters:
Military By Owner

Documents, Forms, Tenant Screening Resources

Favorite Real Estate Book:
Automatic Millionaire Homeowner by David Bach

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Q&A show.  I ask listener questions to Steve, a successful rental property owner.

If you have a question to ask on a future show, email me:

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It is possible to buy houses for as little as $400, just ask David Sexauer  He got his start buying properties from The Surplus list, where properties are sold for as little as $1.  His first batch of homes he paid $400 for each one.  Most of there properties are in rough neighborhoods, and in very poor condition.  But, David is able to fix these houses up, for $10,000 or less and make a big social impact in neighborhoods by providing affordable housing.

Key To Dealing With Tenants:

David has had a lot of problems with tenants, and with bad things happening to his properties.  He overcame this by working with local people that have a personal connection with the tenants and the community.  This is a real win-win.  It provides jobs in the neighborhood for the managers,  good low-income for the residents, and less hassle for the owner.

What David Looks For In A Good Deal:

How much cash he has available?

What is the interest rate?

What is the return?

He looks for a 2% monthly return (Pays $50,000 expects to make $1,000 a month)

Favorite Real Estate or Business Book:

E-Myth by Michael Gerber

Advice For New Landlords:

Stay engaged. Know wh

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Every real estate investing story doesn't have a good ending.  Jim Adams is proof of that.  Jim built an empire overnight.  He found an estate sale that included 70 rentals for his first purchase.  He than purchased another 30 properties on his own.

In a short period of time, he built an empire of 100 houses, and had a staff of 20 people.  When the market crashed, Jim lost all of his rentals, plus his personal house, and his cars.

A lot of people would find it difficult to move on after a loss this big.  But, not Jim Adams!  Today, Jim has re-built his life and is doing great.  On this episode, Jim shares what he would do differently today, and shares how he has moved on with his life.

What he would do differently:

He would buy houses subject to
He would buy nicer, higher end houses
He would buy fewer houses

Favorite Real Estate Book
Secrets Of A Millionaire Landlord by Robert Shemin
Other Advice:
Don't let people know you are the owner of the property.  Have your LLC own your property, and present youself to tenants as the lowly landlord.

Jim's Podcast:

Family Matters First

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