I had done all the necessary legwork, researched everything I could and was excited at the prospect of being a landlord—I felt pretty savvy actually—my girlfriend was not so confident in my abilities, and I think it’s for this very reason she tagged along.
I’m not afraid to admit that.
If I didn’t say it already, I’m dealing with POS houses right now, not warzones, but not someplace Vanilla Ice (even during his heyday) would hang out at either.
The first POS property was prospected from Craigslist and was acquired from a burnt out landlord who was treading water with the amount of deferred maintenance and number of properties he was carrying, all while working for UPS.
I give him credit. He was working harder than most–and doing the right things, maybe he just bit off a bit too much, too early. That’s what it takes to get this thing off the ground sometimes.
Nice guy, and I got a lot of advice and promises from him, but he left a mess, and I assume rightfully so, being that I purchased this duplex on discount.
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