Deal #124: Town Sewer Connection on a Busy Road is More Than We Bargained For

Investing on May 8th, 2014 No Comments

One of our current rehab projects required us to connect to the town sewer.  One small issue–okay there were a few issues. First off, this house is on a main road and the only side streets near the house are dead-ends. This means while the guys are digging up the street, they have to maneuver […]

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Tips for Both the Design-Apathetic and Design-Obsessed

Investing on March 6th, 2014 No Comments

There are 2 types of real estate investors: Those who like interior design, and those who don’t give a damn.  Here are some quick tips for both. As someone who enjoys design and architecture, it’s easy for me (Julia) to be tempted by all the cool ideas floating around magazines, houzz.com, and pinterest.com. Nick, on […]

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How to Properly Set Goals in the New Year: 2013 Edition

Business on January 7th, 2013 Comments Off on How to Properly Set Goals in the New Year: 2013 Edition

Never, ever make New Years Resolutions. Did you know that 92% of New Years Resolutions fail? I used to tell everyone it was 90%, and now I have another study to back me up, check it out here. As the article suggests, most require an entire lifestyle shift to help keep them going.  Others, require an […]

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4 Most Important Time Management Tips

Business on November 2nd, 2012 No Comments

These tips don’t apply to only real estate investors. I like to think they appeal to all business owners in general, as we all have this one big thing in common – There’s not enough time in the day. We, the innovators and drivers of business, along with the very rare team member with that […]

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Time Management #1: Play to your Strengths, but Practice your Weaknesses

Business on November 1st, 2012 No Comments

I’m the first one to tell you how “AA”wesome I am at busting into a foreclosure and assessing the damage, along with defining what I want done inside… I should also tell you that I’m bad at marketing. I know how to do it, and the basic premises, but I am just no good at […]

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Time Management #2: E-mail and Telephone are the KILLERS of PRODUCTIVITY

Business on November 1st, 2012 No Comments

“But my phone and e-mail is how I do business! What do you MEAN?” Exactly that. The worst thing you can do in the morning, is open up your e-mail inbox. INSTANTLY – you have given up at least 1 hour of your workday, and your brain is now on everything else and being REACTIVE […]

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Time Management #3: It’s not going to get done unless you SCHEDULE it in

Business on November 1st, 2012 No Comments

If you’re not a planner or calendar person (which I find hard to believe), you have no idea what you’re missing. I used to use my “little black book” from when I was in college, to keep appointments, remind me of tasks to do, etc. I trained myself to set it all up on Sunday […]

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Time Management #4: Ask, How Can I Raise my Dollar per Hour?

Business on November 1st, 2012 No Comments

In the end, it really boils down to this question. I didn’t set out for real estate to make me a millionaire – I set out to do it to give me the freedom and pay for what I loved the most – traveling and experience new cultures. Some will say that delegation reduces efficiency, […]

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Part 4 of The Rehab Chronicles: Bedford, NH

Investing on July 9th, 2012 No Comments

You all have been so very patient waiting for the fourth and final installment of the Bedford Rehab Chronicles… The wait is over! As you know from the previous videos, the scope of work (SOW) at Meetinghouse Rd was mostly cosmetics–and what a difference it made! However, the biggest issue we had with this project […]

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Part 3 of The Rehab Chronicles: Bedford, NH

Investing on June 4th, 2012 No Comments

At this point of the rehab, we are doing the finish work. While doing our walk-through, we noticed some finish work that was not up to par.  Find out what Nick will tell the contractors, and how to handle that type of situation in your future projects.     Catch up on old episodes of […]

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