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Rental Property Series: Finding Hidden Treasures

We are getting very close to being finished with our rental property, at least for the time being. This week we found some hidden treasure. If you are new, you might want to start by reading the previous posts in this series. Rental Property Series: Buying Our First Rental Property Rental Property Series: Renovating Our Rental Property Rental Property Series: Overcoming Setbacks If you don’t feel like reading my amazing real estate posts, as a brief recap: We purchased this property on August 24, 2012 for $63,000, with 25% down. We plan on spending $3000-$5000 on renovations. We hope to be done and have a renter by October 1. We are using a property management company and are asking $750/mo for rent. This property has a pretty large fenced yard. There are two sheds in the yard that have been locked. We didn’t have the keys to open them when we originally viewed the property, but the realtor said they had been full of afgans (the knitted ones, not people from Afganistan). Apparently, theprevious owner enjoyed knitting in addition to her other hobbies like cooking bacon, smoking, and collecting dryer lint. The sheds were supposed to have been cleaned out, so we ...

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Have a Killer Fall Yard Sale

Fall is the perfect time of year. If you live in an area that has seasons, there is a certain crispness in the air, leaves are starting to change, and everyone needs an end of the season yard sale. Spring can also be a great time for sales, but in Colorado, you might encounter snow, making late summer or early fall a better option. EBay or Craig’s List are good ways to sell if you have a high quality items, but sometimes it’s easier to put everything out at once and have a mass exodus. Anyone can have a yard sale, but there are a few tips that can make a great one. Be Involved With a Charity If you don’t care about taking home money for yourself, charity yard sales are an easy way to get rid of stuff.   The local humane society that I work with has a yard sale every spring and fall. It is in a church annex, so the weather is not a consideration. It spans three days, we take donations for about a month beforehand, and usually pocket around $5000. These events take lots of volunteers, but one person doesn’t have to do everything. Charity yard sales are a ...

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