Check Your Bias: Choosing Rehab Finishes to Attract the Most Buyers

Investing on March 6th, 2014 No Comments

Buyers unfortunately don’t care much about all that money you spent on LVL beams, insulation, and heating systems. They consider having a sound structure and working systems as a given. Until the buyer home inspection, all that stuff is out of sight, out of mind. People make offers when they have an emotional response to […]

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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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Project Updates: 2 New Construction and 3 Rehabs

Investing on February 14th, 2014 Comments Off on Project Updates: 2 New Construction and 3 Rehabs

Deal #123 – 354 Westford Rd, Tyngsborough, MA For our first modular home, why not throw in conservation and a pre-existing non-conforming lot? Where 4 shanty buildings were, now stands one 2,320 4-bed colonial. Status: Under Agreement, closing TBD Deal #118 – 7 Old Locke Rd, North Hampton, NH We recently completed our most high-end […]

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Google Invests $3.2B in the Future of Smart Homes

Investing on January 17th, 2014 No Comments

Earlier this week, Google shelled out $3.2B for Nest Labs Inc., creator of internet-connected “learning thermostat” that learns to cool and heat homes to suit the needs of the inhabitants. Why would a search engine care about heating our homes? Well, when our Internet-connected gadgets and home appliances all learn to talk to each other, […]

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Nick Speaking at NHREIA “Rehabbing: What they Don’t Show You on TV” (1/8/14)

Seminars on January 7th, 2014 Comments Off on Nick Speaking at NHREIA “Rehabbing: What they Don’t Show You on TV” (1/8/14)

You know that really cool moment at the end of a flipping show when the numbers flash up on the screen, leaving you drooling over the profit and ready to send your boss a resignation letter?      Resale –   Rehab –   Purchase Price =  Not so fast, buddy… How about when they […]

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Nick Speaking at NEREIA “Dealflow: Staying Legit and Sourcing Your Own Leads

Seminars on November 6th, 2013 Comments Off on Nick Speaking at NEREIA “Dealflow: Staying Legit and Sourcing Your Own Leads

 Think all the deals are on MLS? Think Again! By the time you see a property on the market, chances are it’s been picked over by investors behind the scenes. If a deal is good—it’s gone!  All successful real estate investors have one thing in common: Consistent Dealflow Don’t spend all your energy getting that […]

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Real Estate Investors: Rebuilding a Nation, One House at a Time

Investing on February 21st, 2013 Comments Off on Real Estate Investors: Rebuilding a Nation, One House at a Time

The other week, we were overwhelmed by all the positive feedback from facebook, personal emails, and at the New England REIA that Wednesday.  It was in response to a very unique Rehab Chronicles featuring the former owner of a distressed property we purchased.   (Watch the video below) As she and her friends went through her […]

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AA Real Estate Partners Events

Nick Guest on Entrust Webinar

Seminars on May 9th, 2012 No Comments

Yesterday afternoon, Nick Aalerud of AA Real Estate Partners and Jim Jones of Entrust held a webinar on using Self-Directed IRA’s to invest in real estate. Watch the entire recording play-back:   And don’t miss Jim tomorrow evening at the Eastern Mass REIA Meeing in Rockland, MA.  As the featured speaker, he will talk in about the […]

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Are You Prepared to Invest in Large Multis?

Investing on February 24th, 2011 No Comments

I came across a great blog article by Ann Bellamy from Buy Now Hard Money.  Many of you know her from the BostonAREIA and know she like to tell you how it is! The article is about how to be realistic and to gain enough experience on smaller deals before you dive into large multis. […]

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Juggling & Dropping the Balls. Nick’s Tough Week.

Time Management / Focus on February 12th, 2011 Comments Off on Juggling & Dropping the Balls. Nick’s Tough Week.

There are just some weeks, when focus and determination sometimes aren’t enough.  Haven’t written a blog in a while, and it was due anyway – this may not be as fun as a review of busting into a rehab, but thanks for letting me vent a bit. A friend of mine was having a similarly […]

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