Renovation Report; I have not busted my hump like that in a long while. I had about 3 & 1/2 weeks to do an almost gut remodel. When my tenant left unexpectedly in July I assumed I would be in for a long leisurely rehab. Luckily, it was not a money issue to hurry up … Continue reading Rental Renovation
This is an update to my ongoing FIRST rental unit Saga. My inherited tenant left unexpectedly and now I have to renovate the poorly laid out apartment on the first floor. I got suckered into feeling bad for a family of 3 with pets that are about to lose their current housing and wanted to … Continue reading Demolition Complete
Just when I thought everything was rolling in a positive direction, I get hit with this text from my tenant; Just so you know we will be leaving our unit by the end of the month. An opportunity came through to rent the house next door. We understand that this means we lose our security … Continue reading It’s Not You, It’s Me; A Tenant Leaves
After pussy-footing (I do not think that is derogatory at all, an actual reference to cat's light footfalls, right?) around for years now (since 2012), I have finally bought a rental unit building. I dropped $30,000 at closing and now, she's all mine, warts and all. Built in 1800 something, the building was originally a … Continue reading A Brand New Bouncing Baby Building!
Part of my Rental Property adventure has been exploring the wonderful world of Zoning Laws. And how they can really throw a wrench into your plans for world domination. So as I explained earlier, my new rental property has attracted lots of former suitors. As many as 6 previous deals have already fallen through. As … Continue reading Zoning Red Tape