A Year in Review by Justin Bone

As 2019 approaches, I looked back over our 2018 marketing to see if I could draw any conclusions on what went right and what went wrong.  Unfortunately, we’ve never spent so much on marketing pieces and received so few deals. I’ve talked to different investors and this seems to be the trend.   Continue reading >

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  • 01/01/2019
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Meadowood Flip by Brad Bone

We bought the Meadowood house in mid June from a lady who desperately needed to sell. Her house had likely never been cleaned in the past 30 years, it was filled with cat urine stains and cat hair. The odor had a smell the punched you in the throat when you walked in the front door. The house was ab Continue reading >

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  • 12/27/2018
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November Update by Brad Bone

Here is a quick breakdown of the current properties we are working on: Winners Circle, Bakersfield, CA This house was listed last weekend for $234,900. We ended up spending about $69,000 in the rehab. This involved a major rehab including adding about 330 additional square feet of living space Continue reading >

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  • 12/21/2018
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The Second “House-Hack” by Austin Hendrickson

This year’s market in the Twin Cities has been extremely competitive, especially over the summer. I still did several deals this year and am now looking for my next house-hack. I touched on the benefits of a house-hack in a previous blog post and explained the benefits. While looking for the ideal Continue reading >

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  • 12/14/2018
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Pulling the Right Levers at the Right Time

In preparing for this blog I began by digging into economic data in an effort to make sense of the current housing market.  The more I read, the more confused I became. It seems that whichever bias one has can be easily justified, whether it’s a bullish or a bearish outlook.  There are enough di Continue reading >

  • Justin Bone
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  • 12/07/2018
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VIRTUAL EAST COAST FIX AND FLIP

We are about a week away from closing on the sale of our first Florida fix and flip project. This house is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom single family residence in a working class neighborhood in Jacksonville, FL. The seller reached out to us and let us know they needed to sell in order to downsize. We ag Continue reading >

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  • 12/06/2018
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Cash-flow vs Equity by Austin Hendrickson

One of the most common debates in real estate investing is whether to pursue cash-flow or equity. This is an interesting topic and I believe there is really no one size fits all solution. It really depends on each specific investor’s situation and personal risk appetite. With that being said, le Continue reading >

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  • 11/27/2018
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Increasing Marketing Options

I had an interesting observation the other day as I was going over some of our 2018 marketing numbers.  Earlier in the year, we decided to expand into Florida. After we became familiar with the area and met some of the local people, we felt that we had a strong enough team that we could begin our m Continue reading >

  • Justin Bone
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  • 11/15/2018
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Virtual East Coast Fix and Flip by Brad Bone

We are about a week away from closing on the sale of our first Florida fix and flip project. This house is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom single family residence in a working class neighborhood in Jacksonville, FL. The seller reached out to us and let us know they needed to sell in order to downsize. We ag Continue reading >

  • Brad Bone
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  • 11/09/2018
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The House Hack 9.30.18

It is fall now and it almost marks the two year mark from when I started my first house-hack. The “house-hack” as BiggerPockets calls it is one of the best ways to get into real estate with minimized risk. I remember when I was first getting started with real estate it was a bit overwhelming, ho Continue reading >

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  • 11/07/2018
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