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Single family investment properties

In March, I posted a story about duplexes suddenly becoming a viable, cash flowing, option for...

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by Matt Kastner

Window air conditioner installs

Just like radiators, I've always thought window air conditioners get an unfairly bad wrap. They are...

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Construction quality

When you’re standing on a deck or any man-made structure, do you ever wonder who built it and if...

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Writing off one bedrooms

When many investors are looking for their next rental property they have a tendency to ignore a...

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Replacing old mortar for historic brick

The tuckpointing in your brick building is starting to decay. Cracks are forming and small chunks...

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Keeping good financial records

I'm always astounded at how many investors don't keep detailed records on their properties....

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Rents on the rise

Despite the gloom and doom touted by the media, right now is a great time to be a landlord or real...

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Home improvement fraud

Don't let this man's phony smile fool you. He could be a thief. If someone comes knocking at your...

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Beware of MOLD! It’s bad

The "big three" health hazards of the rehab and rental world are lead paint, asbestos and mold. Of...

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Raising rents doesn’t make you a jerk

According to forecasts.org, as of today, the rate of inflation in the United States is 4.12%....

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Don’t forget the 2-families

In the hot real estate market of the early to mid 2000's, duplexes were virtually ignored by...

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St. Louis City Neighborhoods

The sheer number and variety of distinctive neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis can be tough to...

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Cleaning up your act

Trash is never-relenting enemy in urban areas. Your tenants can be the cleanest on the block, yet...

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Getting ahead of the snow

Seeing as it has been sleeting and snowing all day, I figured I'd make mention of the issue of icy...

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Backup heating and cooling

Nobody likes handling maintenance calls. Not only are they a pain, but they tend to cost money to...

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Owning for the long term

"There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch." I read Robert Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress...

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by Matt Kastner