Five For Friday: I’m Headed to FinCon!

Five for Friday

Hello dear readers! It’s Friday…okay, it’s basically Saturday as I publish this post. Details, details. Anyways, here are 5 things I’ve been up to. 1) Heading to FinCon 2016! I’m pumped that I’ll be heading to this year’s FinCon event in San Diego. FinCon is a conference geared for bloggers who are primarily in the personal finance and investing space. I’m a new blogger, I’ll admit it. This month marks only the 6th month of this blog’s existence! I have a ton to still learn. What’s great about FinCon is … continue reading.

My Monthly Cash Flow Report – August 2016

Cash Flow

Welcome to my August 2016 cash flow report! Each month I document how my rental properties (RP) are performing in order to track my monthly cash flow. I share both the good and the bad, as well as any lessons learned from investing in out-of-state rentals. For these income reports, I’ll report everything as they occur. That means if no rent came in, there will be a big fat zero. The same goes if there were no maintenance issues for a given month. This is different from when I analyze a potential property that … continue reading.

Temecula Real Estate Market – What I Learned Over Wine Tasting

Temecula Real Estate

Last time, I talked about our wine tasting on a budget trip to Temecula. This time around, I wanted to delve into the Temecula real estate market. Now, I’m sure some of you are thinking, “I’m nowhere near Temecula and don’t intend to buy any real estate there so why even bother reading this post?” The truth is, the steps I take below to analyze the Temecula real estate market are the same as analyzing any market. Whether Temecula, Chicago, or any other city. You can take the same steps to learn … continue reading.

Wine Tasting On A Budget

Wine Tasting

Summer is coming to an end and that means Mrs. Out of State Investor (OSI) will need to head back into the classroom to begin her new school year. Before that happens, we wanted to take a quick trip somewhere that wouldn’t break the bank. We thought about Disneyland, but tickets run about $100 each and the thought of being there in August with the summer crowds was far from relaxing. We wanted to go on an overnight getaway, ideally 2 nights, and stay within as small of a budget as possible. Mrs. OSI … continue reading.