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  • Residential Analysis 2
    Here’s an example of how to make a quick analysis Reviewing how to analysis a deal quickly. Using properties from auction website as example to demonstrate how to use ROIMuse as my analysis tool. There is a lot more to analysis than this video, but once you know how to identify your criteria for investing […]
  • This is how I analyze a deal
    Using ROIMuse to Analyze Residential Rehab 60% Off ROIMuse – Click here Schedule a 30 minute meeting with me to discuss Commercial Real Estate Coaching If you like, you can even try out ROIMuse for 30 days for FREE!  If you decide to buy, be sure to use my discount link above.  ROIMuse is very […]
  • Episode 15 – Keep going, the finish is near!
    Project update, we’re getting closer. The rehab of our Healdsburg Project has been full of lessons learned and experience gained.  I certainly am thinking of writing more about these experiences in my blog soon.  As we are getting near the end, the finish seems so far away.  I’m focused on keeping my nose down and […]
  • Investors: A Real Estate Agent’s Most Powerful Partnership
    As any real estate agent knows, leads are the lifeblood to success. This is why it is no secret that a high percentage of most agents’ time is dedicated to uncovering possible leads via as many conduits as possible.  That being said, all leads are not created equal. Some leads roll in thanks to expensive […]
  • How Pre-Qualification Can Help You Get Your Dream Home
    Buying a home is an important – and exciting – decision. After all, having a place to call your own, to raise your family in, to do as you wish with no landlord to answer to are all motivating factors in starting the process. But, in addition to these emotional reasons, buying a home can […]
  • Episode 14 – Grading the yard
    Very skilled operator clearing yard of concrete. This was a full day.  We were able to remove quite a bit of material and recycled mostly concrete and asphalt.  We also removed some dirt and added 10 tons of base rock.
  • This was fun!
    Carport Demo I have been looking forward to knocking this thing down for a while.  This sat on the property line and was quite atrocious.  With some precision, we cut it down quickly and took it to recycle.  Afterwards, we put up a nice fence and opened up the view for the neighbors and ourselves.
  • Episode 12 – Drywall
    Drywall Installed. This past week, we passed our rough inspection and Rockers will be getting their sheetrock inspection next.  Here’s a quick look at how things are coming together.
  • Episode 10 – Mud rooms’ done
    Looking forward to getting to the drywall.  We have to submit the paperwork providing the City with an easement on the corner of the property since it’s a corner house.  There are expenses hiding everywhere.  We finally got the mud room footing approved and have framed the mudroom, which is where the electrical panel is […]
  • Midway through our Rough-In
    We are just about ready for our rough inspection in our 3/1 to 3/2 conversion with Jr ADU. We moved the electric meter, shored up the structure, changed the floor plan, replaced all electrical and plumbing. We are even adding fire sprinklers and new detached two car garage, fresh landscaping, gas fireplace, Mitsubishi HVAC heads […]
  • Demo and Framing
    I have an update on our project in Healdsburg as well as a business update and what we’re doing to find our next project. Today is Aug 8, 2020 and we are finally moving along at a good clip with the rehab. We had a rough start, particularly in the amount of time it took […]
  • We have our permits, nothing can stop us now! Wait… what? Really?
    Permits approved! We got our permits approved and picked them up. The project is moving forward! Of course we have to pay attention to the concerns mandated by the city and state, so additional signage and disinfectants had to be put into place before we could start. On a deep dive into the plans we […]
  • ROIMuse Residential Analysis Example
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  • LGP Business Update for July 2020
    A quick business update We are ready to start the rehab of our latest project, but we have about one more week before the city approves our plans (after our initial resubmittal). Time is of the Essence A significant lesson learned.  If you’re going to work on a house that is going to require plans […]
  • ROI Muse’s Brilliant Deal Analysis Tool
    I like this Deal Analyzer so much… I wanted a way to analyze deals better.  My spreadsheets are good, but I was looking for something better.  Then, I started using ROI-Muse the other week.  I feel guilty, because I am abandoning my original analysis tool…  Just writing that sounds crazy.  I’m telling you, once you […]
  • Marketing and Real Estate Investing
    So, now you’re a real estate investor. You’ve spent months marketing.  Then, you get your first deal.  You now have a project to work on.  If everything goes well, you’re doing your part in helping someone move on with their life by purchasing their home, then hiring contractors to help the local economy.  You look […]
  • LGP Promotional Video
    This is a great video to put on the big screen, set it to repeat and enjoy with friends and associates all day long.
  • Work in Progress…
    Each step is a small step towards the bigger goal.  But, I’m ready for some bigger steps!
  • Removing a wall safe.
    This house had a wall safe in it.  The previous owners left us the combination to the lock, which was very thoughtful of them.  Turns out, it would be in a shower if we leave it there.  So, here we are, yanking out the safe.  Take a look.
  • Hurry up and SLOW down
    We are making good progress.  We did run into some issues which have slowed us down.  But we got the property cleaned up eventually and waiting for our remodel permits.
  • One of our recent offers
    I had come across a property on the MLS and was taken to view it with a realtor.  When we got there, we were met with a very distressed house and a distressed person.  I listened intently to what the owner, who was obviously inebriated,  wanted and really wished we would have been able to […]
  • Seeking High-Quality Contractors to Join Our Team
    An important piece of the real estate puzzle hinges on building a strong team. This is why in addition to our network of agents, lenders, attorneys, and brokers, we are always on the lookout for great contractors to partner with. Below is some more insight on what we are looking for along with a number […]
  • Are you Looking to Grow Your Real Estate Investment Opportunities?
    If you are a real estate investor looking to purchase wholesale properties or partner on joint venture projects, look no further. Our team has the experience, know-how, and infrastructure to offer you opportunities in your real estate investment endeavors. No matter if you are looking for a rehab project to work on or you are […]
  • Situations We Can Help Home Sellers With
    Homeowners find themselves in the position of having to sell their home fast for any number of reasons. For example, there are times when family obligations require you to move out of state with little warning. Maybe a job relocation takes you to a new area. Or a personal situation has arisen, putting homeowners on […]
  • Trends over the past year in Santa Rosa, CA
    Number of Homes For Sale vs. Sold vs. New Listing (Nov. 2018 – Jan. 2020) Santa Rosa CA Average Price per SQFT (Sold) (Nov. 2018 – Jan. 2020) Average Price of For Sale and Sold (Nov. 2018 – Jan. 2020) Special thanks to Chuck Fitzgerald at Fitzgerald & Associates for providing me with the graphics
  • Probate and your property inheritance.
    What is Probate? The term probate defines the process, by a court, of distributing items to heirs as instructed by the deceased’s Last Will and Testament.  Some forms of property, including 401(k) and certain investments, can bypass the probate process. But, more often than not, real estate will go through the probate court, especially if […]
  • Avoid foreclosure – What can you do?
    Let our Real Estate Investment Team Help You out of Financial Distress If you’ve received a letter from your bank about missed mortgage payments you generally have 90 days to react to avoid foreclosure.  That’s not a lot of time, especially if you don’t have the ability to get your payments caught up right away.  […]
  • Navigating Your Future with a Budget
    Your Financial Future is Easier When You Follow a Budget When I was younger and I heard the word “budget” I didn’t think it applied to me.  It was either too hard, not something I needed to do, or I didn’t recognize the importance of budgeting.  Basically, I understood what it was, but, I didn’t […]
  • Real Estate Lead Generation 101
    What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]
  • Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?
    The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]
  • Real Estate Investing As A Business
    “Investment is most intelligent when most business like” – Warren Buffett If investing is better when conducted most business like, does it mean that more real estate investors ought to be investing in a more businesslike fashion? Should every real estate investor be investing as a business? What does that really mean? What does it look […]
  • Housing Still The Best Investment Tool Of A Lifetime
    Many people are still wondering whether or not real estate is one of the best investment strategies for long-term wealth building. Is investing in homes still a smart investment for the average individual? Is a home still the best investment of a lifetime for most Americans? If so, why are some pessimists still questioning the rebound […]