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House Flip Story: Mary Ave – Update 2

House Flip Story: Mary Ave – Update 2

Damn – ugh! Its every year at about this time that I quite simply shut down. I get the winter blues. Like a delicate flower, I need sun, sand, water and a little fertilization (in the form of alcohol). I need a vacation. So when you watch this video, just know that I wished I was somewhere else while I was shooting it. Anywho, we’ve made some serious progress on this place in just a few... [Read more]

Video-Tip: Start Investing in Real Estate.

Video-Tip: Start Investing in Real Estate.

Are you standing at the threshold of a career in investing. Are you just beginning but you don’t know how? Most wannabe investors have passion and desire, but no money. That’s OK, you’re closer than you think. Once you get a smoking hot deal, you need to answer two very important questions. I shot a quick video with a brief story on how I got started with no money. I hope this helps... [Read more]

They’re Doing It Again. Change is Good?

They’re Doing It Again. Change is Good?

In yet another attempt to completely ruin my business model (yes, its all a move against me only), the Federal Government; specifically the FHA is changing its guidelines AGAIN for home buyers. If you are a rehabber, you must read this story from The Edmund Sun entitled, “FHA Loans To Cost Homeowners More.” The title sounds good already huh? How do you think this will effect your rehabbing... [Read more]

Video-Tip: Picking the Right CON-Tractors.

Video-Tip: Picking the Right CON-Tractors.

Several years ago I got burned by a con-man acting as a contractor. I learned many lessons from my experiences with this Mega-Asshole, but most of all I learned that the majority of these guys put the “CON” in CONtractor. If you’re a rehabber like me, chances are you’re a big picture, artistic kind of person; high intellect, but not real focused on the minute details. If you’re... [Read more]

Rehabbing Houses. Better Price ‘Em Right.

Rehabbing Houses. Better Price ‘Em Right.

I’ve been saying for months now that there are three variables rehabbers must follow (especially in Baltimore) – to sell their houses quickly and for the maximum profit. If you follow this simple formula (and you buy correctly) while rehabbing your houses, I’m telling ya; YOU WILL MAKE MONEY. If you stray you will get bit, so says the Baltimore Sun. This is the biggest real estate... [Read more]

Get Really Pissed. Watch This, Mr. TaxPayer!

Get Really Pissed. Watch This, Mr. TaxPayer!

Remember the beginning of the mortgage meltdown? One of the first big banks to fall was IndyMac Bank. Who do you think bought the assets (all those mortgages) of IndyMac after the FDIC took over? What kind of a deal do you think the new owners got? “Hope and Change,” Baby! Its working out real well for the buyer’s of IndyMac Bank. The unbelievable video below from Think Big Work Small... [Read more]

Bad Boy’s – Watcha’ Gonna Do?

Bad Boy’s – Watcha’ Gonna Do?

Caught in the act. Tax Lien Sale mischief in Baltimore. Hey, here’s a shocker for you; smart guys with a ton of money duping the system in Baltimore City. Even the lowly passers-by bidding at recent Tax Lien Sale auctions in Baltimore have known for years that the big sharks were in cahoots. Well, it seems the sharks have finally been snagged and their getting slapped pretty hard. Oh how the... [Read more]

Pennsylvania Flippers Come to Smalltimore!

Pennsylvania Flippers Come to Smalltimore!

So I get an email from this guy Mike Henninger; The Tattooed Investor. He says, “Hey can I come to Baltimore to look at your stuff and to get some tips?” Anyone who knows me, also knows that I ‘got nothing to hide. I love showing off my stuff – and I love teaching people to do what I do. The Guru’s call it an, “abundance mentality.” I call it good Kharma. So... [Read more]

Snowed In and Still Buying Houses.

Snowed In and Still Buying Houses.

WTF is with all the snow in Maryland this year? I know, I know – talking about the weather is like the lowest form of conversation, but I’ll be damned if this snow isn’t killing my rehab business BUT I’m still buying bank owned houses (how’s that for a killer run-on sentence). I have four houses ready to go on the market, all but for a tiny bit of remaining exterior work.... [Read more]

‘Bout ready to DROP some updates!

‘Bout ready to DROP some updates!

OK, kids – I know I haven’t posted in about a week but damn am I riding a sudsy wave right now! I mean, all cylinders are firing, the little brain in my head is on fire, and I am running like a well-oiled 42 year old machine! Stay tuned for some tasty updates. Working on lots of video, a few tips and tons of pics of 4 deals about to “drop” on the market for sale. BTW –... [Read more]