4 Steps for Acquiring the Perfect Homestead During Retirement

Because today’s retirees are healthier and more active than their counterparts of the past, many are choosing to pursue new hobbies and passions. Rather than downsizing to a tiny condo and resigning themselves to a quiet and sedentary future, some older Americans are embracing a lifestyle known as homesteading. As Small Farm Nation explains, this way of living can be a financially savvy, independent and overall healthy option for modern seniors.

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Tips for Seniors Dreaming of Downsizing During the Pandemic

Were you contemplating a downsize when the pandemic came along? Don’t give up on your dreams just yet! It’s still a realistic possibility, you just need to know how to navigate real estate’s new normal. And even if you want to wait to move until the pandemic subsides, there is plenty to do in the meantime so you’ll be ready. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Tenant Proof Your Rentals

One of the first things you begin to realize when you own rentals is that tenants can be rough on your property.  I often joke that they can tear up an anvil!  So how do you protect your property against damages?  Many times you can minimize your chances of damages, or at least make them easier to repair, by using the right materials for your remodels.

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I wasn’t a business owner, I owned a job!

Trading Time for Dollars
These past business experiences have taught me that being a business owner and being self-employed are not the same thing. For many years I thought I was the owner of a small business, but as it turns out, what I really owned was a job! I was literally “self-employed.”

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8 Reasons Why You Should NOT Allow Pets!

Sometimes people don’t really understand why you have certain policies or procedures. I recently received this message from a prospective tenant. It was in response to an ad I had placed online for one of my rental houses which stated NO Pets.

“Did you have a pet growing up? If so, think about how it enriched your childhood. I think it’s sad when landlords don’t allow people with kids to have pets. If you require a sizable deposit, any pet damage shouldn’t be a problem. Have a heart!”

Here was my response to her message:

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