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Multi-Family Millions: The book that started my career

If you’re interested in making money from re-positioning apartment buildings like we do, you should read Multi-Family Millions, by Dave Lindahl (that’s not an affiliate link; I don’t get paid if you buy it). A few warnings: The book is cheaply made. It feels like someone self-published it out of vanity. I recommend getting the

How you improve the neighborhood

Sometimes all you need to do to improve your neighborhood is to yell at a priest. My brother and I own a 16 unit building on Reno St (the one from this story) that’s across an alley from a new church, one of those Latin Pentacostal deals. The street itself isn’t the nicest one in

How to add value to your apartment building

Some people take owning an apartment building as their opportunity to unleash their internal interior designer. It’s like the building becomes their personal canvas to show off their taste in decorating. Don’t be one of those people. The only way to make a rational decision about spending money to improve your building is to determine

Open Challenge to East Hollywood Landlords

Guess what we get for one bedrooms with no parking on Westmoreland in East Hollywood. Give up? $1,500 / month. Here is an ad for the 2 bedroom unit that we have on the market now. We’re asking $2,000 and we’ll definitely get it. [Edit: We got it.] On a per square foot basis, those rents

The Best Money I’ve Ever Spent

Out of the $500,000 we spent rehabbing my latest apartment building (here are some pics), the most important thing we bought cost $300.  What was it? Advice. We called in a great designer to pick colors for us. It took her 20 minutes of going through paint samples until she hit on the perfect combination

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