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Posted: 8/21/2017 9:11:37 AM EDT
Ask a guy who just received his first rent payment as a landlord anything
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section 8?
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Were you allowed to run your tenant's credit score and if so what was it?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:13:45 AM EDT
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Single hot female?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:15:10 AM EDT
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section 8?
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No
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:15:45 AM EDT
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Were you allowed to run your tenant's credit score and if so what was it?
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I did not run there score
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:16:13 AM EDT
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Wait until you have to replace your first A/C unit on said rental and then we'll talk.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:16:38 AM EDT
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Did the check bounce yet?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:16:41 AM EDT
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No
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:16:55 AM EDT
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How much money down did you require?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:17:23 AM EDT
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They probably stripped all the copper from your place.that rent check was your cut
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:17:37 AM EDT
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Wait until you have to replace your first A/C unit on said rental and then we'll talk.
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I bought the house new 3 yrs ago.

i hope I have a few years before that happens
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:18:04 AM EDT
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Did the check bounce yet?
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It was a USAA account transfer
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:18:16 AM EDT
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Are you going to be a dick landlord and claim your tenants destroyed the house despite the tenants taking real good care of the property and take half their security deposit when they move out? Because you're a slum lord?







For the record, I don't think you'll do this. My ex-landlord did it to me last month because she's a cunt.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:18:38 AM EDT
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Why haven't you fixed the toilet?


Or the window

Or the heater

Or the front door

Or the leaky faucet
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:18:42 AM EDT
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How much money down did you require?
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I thousand and first month
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:19:05 AM EDT
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They probably stripped all the copper from your place.that rent check was your cut
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LOL they don't use coppery and new homes in Texas
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:19:43 AM EDT
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How much profit do you plan to net each month?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:20:10 AM EDT
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Are you going to be a dick landlord and claim your tenants destroyed the house despite the tenants taking real good care of the property and take half their security deposit when they move out? Because you're a slum lord?







For the record, I don't think you'll do this. My ex-landlord did it to me last month because she's a cunt.
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 The house is three years old and had contractor grade carpet. They have a dog a three-year-old boy and she is pregnant.

after they move out and I get back from my deployment I am going to have the carpet ripped out and tiled

so no
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Why haven't you fixed the toilet?


Or the window

Or the heater

Or the front door

Or the leaky faucet
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Because everything works
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:21:07 AM EDT
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LOL they don't use coppery and new homes in Texas
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I don't think anyone uses coppery
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:21:50 AM EDT
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 That is an interesting question 

 My mortgage is 821 and I am charging them 1000 so I am clearing 179 a month 

but I am leaving for Germany for nine months so the house is going to be empty anyway so do I count that as $1000 profit per month or 179?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:22:01 AM EDT
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How late was it?
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On time
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:23:04 AM EDT
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do you have a gloryhole on the otherside of the wall?

ETA: good luck being a landlord, it's not fun as i use to own 5 units and even hired a management company - it was side money was all. my rent ranged from $1000-2000 a month, so it wasn't all white trash, i sold them all off a few years ago - much better.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:24:22 AM EDT
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Are you going to be a dick landlord and claim your tenants destroyed the house despite the tenants taking real good care of the property and take half their security deposit when they move out? Because you're a slum lord?







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I've never gotten a securty deposit back despite talking care of the houses I rented

I once did a "rent to own" and when the owner sold the house and kicked us out I was told the $5000 concrete floor in the barn was lowering the house value
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do you have a gloryhole on the otherside of the wall?

ETA: good luck being a landlord, it's not fun as i use to own 5 units and even hired a management company - it was side money was all. my rent ranged from $1000-2000 a month, so it wasn't all white trash, i sold them all off a few years ago - much better.
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Did you figure out how much money you cleared verse time invested over the course of the ownership of the properties
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I've never gotten a securty deposit back despite talking care of the houses I rented

I once did a "rent to own" and when the owner sold the house and kicked us out I was told the $5000 concrete floor in the barn was lowering the house value
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You got fucked bro
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:25:37 AM EDT
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How many months have they been living in there?  
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:27:10 AM EDT
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I bought the house new 3 yrs ago.

i hope I have a few years before that happens
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I hope so.  FWIW, I budget about 15% of rent for maintenance costs. Over the long term that seems accurate.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:27:37 AM EDT
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How many months have they been living in there?  
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0
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:28:10 AM EDT
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I hope so.  FWIW, I budget about 15% of rent for maintenance costs. Over the long term that seems accurate.
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That's the kind of knowledge I am trying to acquire here
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:29:52 AM EDT
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O wish you luck.
I'm on my 4th A.C. call today already .
At a large rental community.
2 of those 4 are legit.
The other 2 are " I feel hot..my house in massojerseystonshire always keep it 65 indawrs in saummer time...".

Well...welcome to florida..its 83 and 90% at 8 am...enjoy the bugs.



Ohhh....

There's black mold because the kid has asthma....

Get ready for it. Lol 
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:30:57 AM EDT
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Are you rdy to clean out the fleas and urine once they leave?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:31:09 AM EDT
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Are they allowed to drive your car while you're overseas?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:32:05 AM EDT
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O wish you luck.
I'm on my 4th A.C. call today already .
At a large rental community.
2 of those 4 are legit.
The other 2 are " I feel hot..my house in massojerseystonshire always keep it 65 indawrs in saummer time...".

Well...welcome to florida..its 83 and 90% at 8 am...enjoy the bugs.



Ohhh....

There's black mold because the kid has asthma....

Get ready for it. Lol 
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If I do on multiple properties I hope to have Grace while dealing with multiple issues at the same time
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:32:39 AM EDT
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Are you going to be a dick landlord and claim your tenants destroyed the house despite the tenants taking real good care of the property and take half their security deposit when they move out? Because you're a slum lord?







For the record, I don't think you'll do this. My ex-landlord did it to me last month because she's a cunt.
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That's standard practice. From my experience anyway.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:32:59 AM EDT
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If you are in Europe, who is going to service the house if an issue comes up?

A/C goes out, Dishwasher breaks, electrical, ...?

Do You have a Home Warranty for coverage?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:33:09 AM EDT
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I left fleas and piss in there so, yeah
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:33:27 AM EDT
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Only if I'm allowed to fuck the wife
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:34:09 AM EDT
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 That is an interesting question 

 My mortgage is 821 and I am charging them 1000 so I am clearing 179 a month 

but I am leaving for Germany for nine months so the house is going to be empty anyway so do I count that as $1000 profit per month or 179?
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How much for property taxes and insurance.  I usually budget 3 months of rent for that.

Maintenance and management fees (I am my own manager for property tax appraisals) are about 20%
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:34:24 AM EDT
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Post here when you file your first eviction.

12 years a landlord; three evictions.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:34:43 AM EDT
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In before the obstructed sewage pipe
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:35:47 AM EDT
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Have they renovated your house for you yet?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:36:44 AM EDT
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The last hopes of a new landlord.....

Dont worry it gets worse. When you have to change the AC and its because of a 1inch layer of cat hair on the filter...
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:36:56 AM EDT
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 My mortgage is 821 and I am charging them 1000 so I am clearing 179 a month 
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You do realize the $1000 is income on which you pay taxes?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:42:11 AM EDT
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Why are you so excited?

They ALWAYS pay the first check.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:50:39 AM EDT
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Best advice I can give it to screen your applicants very very well. Now that wont always keep you from getting a turd but it sure does help.

I currently have 2 rentals..one is paid for and the second will be paid off in 2 months. I have never taken a dime of the rent its all gone to house payments, taxes and maint.

So come October it will be the first time I will actually start showing a profit...and my houses are paid off and they are assets.

Now its time to start looking for another house....

I have time to buy and pay off 5 more houses before my early retirement plan takes effect. There is something satisfying when you spend 1.5 hours picking up rent and people hand you stacks of money.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:21:27 AM EDT
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How much for property taxes and insurance.  I usually budget 3 months of rent for that.

Maintenance and management fees (I am my own manager for property tax appraisals) are about 20%
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prop tax is $3600 a yr and insure is $560.

but that is included in my  mortgage  
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:23:24 AM EDT
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Post here when you file your first eviction.

12 years a landlord; three evictions.
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Hummmmm ok
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:24:23 AM EDT
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Nope,

i watched their dog on the weekends and their old house was cleaner then mine
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