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2011 

  I understand CA has over 700 new laws as of the 1st of January so if this is representative of what they are doing to landlords * it's not so bad!  WHEW! Virginia, it's good so see what other states are doing to their landlords!   Happy New Year!!   It was a great 2010 and 2011 has all the ingr...
01/05/2011
  I advise owners leaving the area to adjust their payroll withholding when I notify them that their property has been rented...then they have a REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT and a Schedule E!  YEAH, Baby!!!   January dawns all fresh and clean. All our financial errors, oversights, and misjudgments from...
01/05/2011
  Of my FEATURED posts, most surprised me as being FEATURE worthy; however, when I looked at the comments, I realized I had struck a spark with the readers and that is why I am happy that I have also SUGGESTED several FEATURED posts!   Since the day we introduced the concept of a featured board, ...
01/05/2011
Arranging and organizing property showings in the WINTER means my checking GOOGLE weather first.  Fortunately, I have not scheduled any showings for Friday; however, I do have a property presentation at 10A on Saturday so I need to be prepared by Thursday with my proposal and management paperwork...
01/04/2011
  Shades of the DARK DAYS of ActiveRain last Spring.  I am sure they will be back up and running quickly and I personally want to thank AR from posting this issue and directing us to FB   One of our servers is currently experiencing some issues. It's possible that some of your are getting 500 Int...
01/04/2011
Shades of the DARK DAYS of ActiveRain last Spring.  I am sure they will be back up and running quickly and I personally want to thank AR from posting this issue and directing us to FBOne of our servers is currently experiencing some issues. It's possible that some of your are getting 500 Internal...
01/04/2011
  I frequently ENLARGE house numbers on my rental properties for better visibility.  In CA, civic groups and the Boy Scouts used to come by and stencil house numbers on the curb for $20...This was very helpful when the house numbers were hard to read!!!   How Do They Determine Address Numbers? Ev...
01/03/2011
  GREAT information that we all need with to be aware of!  Rental callers often quote me their credit score and I ask them if it was FRESH?  They don't understand how it/they changes/change and why!   Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial life. But did you know ...
01/03/2011
To me, next to Kevin Spacey, he is the BEST actor in THE USUAL SUSPECTS and it is very sad that his life has been cut short by cancer at age 64. Postelthwaite SHOULD have won an Oscar for his work in In the Name of the Father and I do hope his most recent work in Inception and The Town will be re...
01/03/2011
  I find that I am having to educate homeowners who have become landlords as to the ADVANTAGES and TAX ADVANTAGES of owning rental property and the re-focusing them on the PLUSES of owning investment properties.....if they have re-financed within the last 2 years, they will probably have their de...
01/02/2011
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