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5 Lessons Learned From a Bad Fix and Flip Deal

He was like an angel, hovering three stories above the ground. Okay, he wasn’t really hovering. This contractor, likely sent from Heaven, was actually standing on a 32-foot extension ladder. His name was Santos. And, he’d come to our rescue. It was a chilly October afternoon. Dressed in a red sweatshirt and a warm smile, he climbed to the top peak of our Victorian rehab in Wauwatosa, ...
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6 Ways to Immerse Yourself in the Fix and Flip Business

She was upset. My youngest daughter, Audrey, didn’t want to be the red fish in the school drama club performance of Seussical the Musical. To her, the role was small and unimportant. Audrey was in the 4th grade at the time. And fortunately, she didn’t get too discouraged about receiving such a brief appearance in the show. As a matter of fact, the experience made her work that much har...
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Why IKEA, Fixing and Flipping Houses are Alike

house made of tools
I love IKEA! Why? Because IKEA makes me look like a master craftsmen when I see the finished product I just built. Although there are specific and detailed instructions to get to the finished piece, there is a small step that most people miss because it’s not numbered. That step is the little diagram that tells you how many pieces there are and what tools to use to complete the project. Y...
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Don’t Be Fooled By The Success of Other Investors

money from the sky
Handy Joe with a full time job and a family of five just said he made 30k profit on his first deal using no money that took less than a month. Then there is Nellie Homemaker that now “controls” over 80 properties in 1 short year. It probably sounds too good to be true right? Well, it must be true. You saw it on your Facebook feed last night and if it was on Facebook it has to be true. Wha...
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