June 27, 2019 ...when SoCal summer distractions are endless, but a writer's ego overpowers all. READ TIME = 7 min Intro: 1 min Charmed in Peru: 2 min Time-Zone Agnostic: 1 min Antenna Diligence: 2 min Misc: 1 min --- Hi BT readers, Recent travels abroad nicely wove together this newsletter's three themes, allowing me to break the summer … Continue reading Why Surfing in Peru Helped My Omaha Real Estate Game, How to Diligence Rooftop Antenna Leases & Midwest Investment Opps
Sunday night, January 27th, 2019. I was recounting the day’s events with a lifelong friend who was moving out of state the next day. We ate ahi tuna burgers on the floor of his packed up Santa Monica apartment. “I accidentally crossed the wires, and the cables starting melting into my car frame. So I … Continue reading What the Santa Monica Fire Dept and My 2019 Goals Have in Common
POST LABOR DAY / RETURN FROM SUMMER HIATUS EDITION Hi all, The Between Tides newsletter is back from a summer hiatus! It wasn't a hiatus of relaxation, but instead a writing break so I could focus on ramping up my new media consultancy, DWA. Over the past few months we partnered with some exciting new … Continue reading A Mission to Go Out of Business and How to Get a Mortgage without W2 Income
(Originally published on LinkedIn, November 28, 2017) Airbnb rentals are an exciting new real estate strategy...learn the art (& science) of the deal from Adam & Bianca. ___ SPECIAL #GIVINGTUESDAY EDITION Hey all, hope your Thanksgivings were filled with relaxing & quality time with loved ones. To help recover from your food coma & Cyber Monday hangover, … Continue reading How to Buy, Reno & Manage an Airbnb Property!
(Originally published in my newsletter, January 12, 2018) SPECIAL NEW YEARS EDITION New year, fresh start! Hope all your holidays were filled with relaxing and quality time with loved ones. When the holidays are done right, one returns in early January rested, refreshed and with a different headspace to pursue opportunity and tackle challenge. I … Continue reading Marathon Investing, Cuckoo for Crypto & Starting Fresh!
(Originally published on Medium, August 3, 2017) All the financials of my recent rental investment + some key learnings ROI Analysis Purchase Economics Opening bid = $137.5k + $500 escalators up to $145.5k Closing price = $145k Deposit = $1k Loan = 4.75% fixed conventional w/ 30 yr amort Down payment = 25% or $36,250 … Continue reading Will I Earn a 20% CoC Return on My Midwest Duplex?!
(Originally published on Medium, September 13, 2015) One mission of this blog is to share my experiences and interactions in the hope of inspiring the community around me to be great. For those readers with familial relations that oscillate between heartwarming and downright irritating (most of you, I would imagine), I believe you’ll find the … Continue reading 32 Years to Write: My Best Man Speech to My Twin