frustrated while laying in bed

House of Horrors Leads to An Exhaustive Real Estate Search

There’s so many pictures I could have selected but nothing could ever exemplify my frustration and rollercoaster emotion…maybe you ask WHY? Well, why don’t I tell ya.

Tenant Destroyed Neighbors Property – Now You Must File Insurance Claim

Ok, once I witnessed the after-effect of a long running pipe leak the nerves didn’t kick in until I went home so here’s 8 highlights of what happened:

Condo Water Leak Damage Update: Service Master Fixing Damage from Pipe Leak

Replacing Carpet, Drywall & Laundry Room Floor

When you have a leak and you have home owner’s insurance you’ll need to contact service master immediately and schedule an appointment for them to come out.

“I Pity The Fool!” Mr. T came all the way from the south


Trees are beautiful and serves it’s purpose for many reasons. But sometimes you need to get rid of them: Cutting, Digging or Chopping before it ruins your home in more ways than one. Per my Mr. T Grandmother.

Icing Trees Cause Broken Branches & Broken Garage Siding

If you’re like me you probably stepped out in the bitter cold to be awed by the icicle trees. If not, then I will hold that torch on my own, lol. It was very pretty but as soon as I saw the above i had to do a spot check around my yard to prevent any additional maintenance cost. 

Nosey Neighbors: Warm Baked Cookies & Overstepping Boundaries

Nosey Neighbors

Moving into a new neighborhood is exciting. You hope that the area is what you expected when you first saw the home before deciding to make an offer. Well, you move in and of course all the neighbors want to know who’s moving in.

I was welcomed and showered with yummy baking of cookies of all sorts: sugar cookies, walnut cookies, and M&Ms, just to name a few.

Needless to say my grandmother ate majority of them (again doesn’t help when you are trying to lose this holiday weight). Everyone was friendly and nice, I thought to myself, Oh wow I have the nicest neighbors. They even sent holiday cards along with a “welcome to the neighborhood” gift. I tried returning the favor by acknowledging all the neighbors on the block- one of them didn’t reciprocate, grrr.

But things took a turn when I was met with skepticism about how often I am home and whether or not my driveway was plowed right after it finished snowing. Even though I’m literally parked either inside the garage or on the driveway albeit purposely hidden but who cares! So now I have neighbors that literally watch or keep track of when I’m home yet they never seem to see me according to them….why should this matter. Why can’t people just go on with their own lives. Nice neighbors turned nosey to the extreme!

Examples of Investment Rental Property

Looking for an Investment Rental Property?

Purchasing an investment rental property is not as easy as you would think. I am learning the hard way (although it is an exciting venture). Here’s what investors, agents or websites don’t tell you. You can choose from purchasing single-family homes, multi-unit buildings, or a townhome as an investment property. There’s other real estate investment options, but the above is most popular for a beginner. 

Polar Vortex: Cold Winter Tips to Avoid Pipe Burst & Freezing Temps in your Home or Rental Property

#WinterTips #HomeReadyforWinter RentalProperty #PipeBurstingHome 

Avoid A Plumbing Nightmare During Winter in Your Home or Rental Property

Water Pipe Leak

My tenant didn’t leave water running and now I and other units have water damage – how to avoid this from happening?

I own a condo as rental property that comes with an HOA – so no worries, nothing bad could ever happen, right? Except an HOA is mainly there to take care of snow removal, lawn maintenance, security door locks, hallway maintenance, gutter cleaning, restoring deteriorating steps, anything else outside the home.