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Project Tour: Saturday, May 12

OK, team. Here’s the plan: On Saturday, May 12, at 1pm, my partner, Jon Criss, and I are going to lead a project tour. The idea is to show you how we do what we do. Here’s what we’ll cover: The math behind our business: We’ll do a quick, in person explanation of how you

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

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