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Full time LL's only (by Roy [AL]) Dec 7, 2018 7:36 AM
       Full time LL's only (by NE [PA]) Dec 7, 2018 7:43 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Roy [AL]) Dec 7, 2018 7:52 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Sisco [MO]) Dec 7, 2018 8:07 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Roy [AL]) Dec 7, 2018 8:20 AM
       Full time LL's only (by melinda [MD]) Dec 7, 2018 8:21 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Sisco [MO]) Dec 7, 2018 8:32 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Gail K [GA]) Dec 7, 2018 8:35 AM
       Full time LL's only (by myob [GA]) Dec 7, 2018 8:50 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Hoosier [IN]) Dec 7, 2018 8:57 AM
       Full time LL's only (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Dec 7, 2018 9:06 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Roy [AL]) Dec 7, 2018 9:38 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Moshe [CA]) Dec 7, 2018 9:40 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Tim [IN]) Dec 7, 2018 10:31 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Laura [MD]) Dec 7, 2018 10:32 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Ken [NY]) Dec 7, 2018 10:47 AM
       Full time LL's only (by gevans [SC]) Dec 7, 2018 11:22 AM
       Full time LL's only (by GKARL [PA]) Dec 7, 2018 11:25 AM
       Full time LL's only (by myob [GA]) Dec 7, 2018 11:40 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Robert J [CA]) Dec 7, 2018 11:47 AM
       Full time LL's only (by Chris [CT]) Dec 7, 2018 11:57 AM
       Full time LL's only (by JB [OR]) Dec 7, 2018 12:05 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Moshe [CA]) Dec 7, 2018 12:56 PM
       Full time LL's only (by JB [OR]) Dec 7, 2018 1:09 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Moshe [CA]) Dec 7, 2018 1:29 PM
       Full time LL's only (by JB [OR]) Dec 7, 2018 1:43 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Roy [AL]) Dec 7, 2018 2:18 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Moshe [CA]) Dec 7, 2018 2:20 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Susan [OH]) Dec 7, 2018 3:34 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Susan [OH]) Dec 7, 2018 3:34 PM
       Full time LL's only (by WMH [NC]) Dec 7, 2018 4:09 PM
       Full time LL's only (by rentON [PA]) Dec 7, 2018 4:26 PM
       Full time LL's only (by GKARL [PA]) Dec 7, 2018 4:27 PM
       Full time LL's only (by AllyM [NJ]) Dec 7, 2018 5:29 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Moshe [CA]) Dec 7, 2018 5:44 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Jeff [OH]) Dec 7, 2018 6:07 PM
       Full time LL's only (by fred [CA]) Dec 7, 2018 6:17 PM
       Full time LL's only (by GKARL [PA]) Dec 7, 2018 6:28 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Homer [TX]) Dec 7, 2018 6:42 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Moshe [CA]) Dec 7, 2018 8:25 PM
       Full time LL's only (by MikeA [TX]) Dec 7, 2018 8:57 PM
       Full time LL's only (by cjl [NY]) Dec 8, 2018 12:27 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Robin [WI]) Dec 8, 2018 8:03 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Dec 9, 2018 11:42 AM
       Full time LL's only (by plenty [MO]) Dec 9, 2018 12:08 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Shelby [IA]) Dec 9, 2018 1:30 PM
       Full time LL's only (by Sandy [CO]) Dec 11, 2018 9:21 PM


Full time LL's only (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 7:36 AM
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If you have multiple rental properties and you are a full-time Landlord (no W-2 day job),...what do you do all day long?

This is a serious question. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 7:43 AM
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I just spent the last 2 weeks in the woods hunting. Right now I'm Christmas shopping with my wife....maybe WMH's tour group can say a prayer for me??

Yesterday I brought firewood to my house all day from the neighbor who was having trees cut.

Play guitar. Hike. Look for other houses, work on the ones I have. Looking at a 3 unit today.

Live my life? --174.201.x.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 7:52 AM
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NE,

It was WMH's bus tour post that inspired this one. Yes, I think WMH should stand up in that bus and lead everyone in a prayer just for you. With a wife and 3 kids, you need all the help you can get. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 8:07 AM
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I work on my business. Each week I check for expiring leases, sign new leases, advertise vacancies, oversee making units rent ready, I check on wage garnishments, on finding where debtors now work.

More importantly, I evaluate my lease (heavy influenced by this forum)and make improvements to my lease.

I read, I walk, I meet with others at Toastmasters, at Rotary, at Church.

I cook, I roast coffee beans. --72.172.xxx.xx




Full time LL's only (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 8:20 AM
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Sisco,

Can I assume you make great coffee? What else would someone do with freshly roasted coffee beans? --68.63.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 8:21 AM
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I dumpster dive for myself and others. We have an open pantry near the library and diving enables me to save money and give to some of our tenants and homeless (cereal, popcorn, fruit etc) . --24.233.xxx.xx




Full time LL's only (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 8:32 AM
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Roy, I sure do enjoy it!

When it comes to coffee, fresher is better! --72.172.xxx.xx




Full time LL's only (by Gail K [GA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 8:35 AM
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I have 16 rentals and am retired so I suppose that makes me a full time landlord. Now more so since William passed away from lung cancer in July. Prior to that I handled most of the business end of the rental business anyway (as well as the cleaning, painting, minor electrical work, managing plumbers, HVAC appointments, other repairs we could not do ourselves).

I do cat (and now puppy) rescue. My area is terrible for dumping animals and not spaying or neutering dogs and cats. Several counties have NO animal control facilities and no garbage pickup so puppies and kittens can be found at any dump site. Local rescue groups are typically filled with rescue animals and counties that do have animal control are euthanizing left and right. We try to save as many as possible but it often seems to be an impossible task.

Gail --71.203.xx.xx




Full time LL's only (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 8:50 AM
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Plan next vacation cruise.

CAUSE I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO!!!!!! --99.103.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 8:57 AM
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Hobbies (woodworking and musclecars), repairs on my own house, travel, take care of and play with my dog, go out for dinner, entertainment (movies, plays, concerts, etc.), and manage the household finances and investments.

I definitely would not call myself a full-time LL though...I only spend about 4 hours a week on landlording on average. But I don't have a W-2 job anymore...just retired. --99.92.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 9:06 AM
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We only have 6 units plus one seasonal Airbnb, so we might not qualify as full-time LLs. We have other income streams besides real estate.

My husband is active in local politics and in a local property-rights group. He is an amateur musician. We have a small hobby farm with goats, sheep, chickens. We breed and sell baby goats. Summers are busy with milking and gardening. I bake fresh bread for the Airbnb, and make a lot of goat cheese. I process my sheep's wool and spin, knit, weave and sew. I am learning wood carving. I do volunteer bookkeeping for my church and am Treasurer with our Square dance club. I taught creative writing to our local homeschool co-op kids during Fall semester. My husband mows the lawn at the apartments, our goats do the mowing on the farm. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 9:38 AM
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Dumpster Diving ? I bet that is a fun way to spend an afternoon. I thought only my tenants did that.

I just finished writing a letter to my tenants explaining why feminine hygiene products should not be flushed down the toilet. This is a first for me. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 9:40 AM
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I'm not a full-time landlord, but I am retired. Yes, my rentals take a certain amount of time, but I have worked out my procedures so that almost everything is another example of something I have faced before and can minimize my effort. Frankly, it now doesn't take a lot of my time anymore.

I give seminars in the local university. In November, I spoke on the most recent developments in Middle Eastern diplomacy (Israel-Palestine) following President Trump's one-sided pro-Israel policy. In response to his policy, The EU has discouraged other countries from following Trump's example of moving their embassies to Jerusalem, a couple of countries who followed Trump have moved their embassies back OUT of Jerusalem. 137 countries now recognize the country of Palestine, the latest in November, while the EU wants to take over negotiations from the US. Ireland has announced that if there is no real progress soon, they will recognize Palestine, becoming the mainline EU country to do so, while the International Criminal Court has taken the situation of Israeli invasions of Gaza (3 times, no) under investigation, and issued a warning to Israel that it is taking very seriously the matter of Gaza and of Israeli apartheid and of settlement in the West Bank, which could result in indictment of Israel.

In March, I will give one on the 1973 war for a group studying military battles and how they have affected the course of history. Plus, again in March, I will give a seminar on Rent Control, especially in CA, but the dynamics of the situation, calculations about vacancy factor ratios, how landlords fight back, tactics of landlords in dealing with such laws, the future of rent control (especially in CA), and projections for the future, since, despite defeat of November's Proposition, the problem of unaffordable rents still remains, and the issue is still active.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Tim [IN]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 10:31 AM
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Once you get a certain # of units, you always have one empty... or soon will. If they are full, there is always work to do on the outside or some type of improvements to be done. There is always a pile of office work. In a nutshell, there is always work to be done. With that said, you can plan a vacation whenever you want and come back where you left off with no boss yelling at you :) --66.170.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 10:32 AM
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Watch way too much TV. --108.51.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 10:47 AM
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Foreclosure auctions take a fair amount of time since I ride around and look at every one in 2 counties and ttend the auctions,i run a lot of ads to buy houses so spend time looking at them and trying to make deals,networking so when I need help with something I have been in touch with whoever I need help from fairly recently --72.231.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 11:22 AM
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Right now, the latest rehab is taking almost all my time. Normally: church, grandkids, kids, golf, kayaking, singing, teaching children, fixing bicycles (rescued from dumpster) for our children's ministry, gourmet cook with Sweetie, grill, snuggle with Sweetie... and just watch the rent checks roll in. Giggle.

Seriously, there's always a LLing problem to solve, but typically they are minor or we already have a system in place to handle it. --173.233.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 11:25 AM
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I consider myself a full time entrepreneur between my rentals and my accounting practice. Today was a rental day as I oversaw the installation of a new toilet in one of the units. I was going to leave the guy there to complete and we thought it would go quick, so I stayed--it took 4 hours and I had to run back and forth to the hardware store for some items. Maintenance guy has to come back to the same building on Monday to finish up some items and then move to my 7 unit next week to address a few issues. The rest of the day is taken up with accounting and writing. I love to write and generally stay current with events, so I publish a politically oriented FB page that I update daily. Between blogging and the FB page, I've probably written enough for 2-3 books.

My plan is to have a working retirement doing pretty much what I'm doing now. I'll dial back on the accounting by being selective in the work I take on. My plan to to do continue to do both part-time. --209.122.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 11:40 AM
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Roy since you don't have it on your lease YET. send 2 copies - one for them to keep and one to retune signed. Include return envelope. (not just feminine products i hope.

Make a page for your lease- as addendum to either sign or initial. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 11:47 AM
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As a working licensed contractor and owner of many dozens of units, homes and commercial properties, I used to work 7 days a week around 10 hours a day. At 45 I sold off my troubled properties and upgraded all others to limit repairs and maintenance.

At 48 years old I gave up my outside contracting and focused on my tenants, units and properties. I reduced my stress and limited my work hours to 6 hours a day, 5 days a week.

At 50 I bought myself several presents. A new home on a huge lot and a new car. Then I worked only 4 days a week around 6 hours each day.

Now at 58, I moved things around so that I work 2 full days a week on my properties so that I'll have 5 days a week to myself. This in theory. I still have emergencies that will consume another day a week of work.

So I have half of my time to enjoy my hobbies. I read, learn, spend time with friends and family. I'll build myself something for fun. Like add a second bathroom to a vacant unit that I'm in no rush to re-rent. Upgrading it to bring in a better class of tenant at a higher rent.

I do spend 1 day a month doing good for my community. I make sure to treat myself right and try to do something different for fun.

I workout, go to the gym and make better eating choices. I make sure my health is on track so that I can live a longer healthier life. The past stress from tenants and government was enough to give me an early grave. I had to correct my life choices and not allow those to push me around.

Making millions in real estate give me the upper hand. Not afraid to file a lawsuit to stop unacceptable behavior against myself, family or real estate holdings. --47.156.xx.xx




Full time LL's only (by Chris [CT]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 11:57 AM
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I work in my main business of building houses, rentals don't take much time. --24.187.xxx.xx




Full time LL's only (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 12:05 PM
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Renovations, maintenance and repairs...

I also try to avoid anti-Semitic talks and rants. --24.20.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 12:56 PM
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So, the news is anti-Semitic?

In the University, anyone is free to object and back it up with any well-reasoned and credible facts, theories or analysis. I seem to be able to handle such objections, and keep getting invited back.

News is news, except to the gullible-niks.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 1:09 PM
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I'll prefer to trust an Israeli with my life over a Palestinian any day of the week. --24.20.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 1:29 PM
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What does that mean? That the news that I reported in my seminar is untrue? The question was, what do you do with your time? I give research seminars, bringing out news and other facts (well documented and reasoned) along with analysis and theories about what the future may bring. I am usually right, and well respected. My seminars are always packed, with not enough seats for everyone.

Whats your objection? That you don't like the facts that I show? Or, what it adds up to? Are you suspicious that my facts are inaccurate (just ask me for references)? I usually display newspaper clippings on a screen when I talk. Unlike statistics, the facts don't lie. My seminars are about what they mean, what they add up to, what they imply about the future of a problem that is very serious (last time it flared up, it provoked a very serious crisis of potential nuclear war), not to mention the growing attention that the world is giving to the documented plight of the Palestinians.

Do some homework. If you are capable of serious inquiry, you'll find that I am right, and it has nothing to do with any special affinity for one side or another, only with problems that need to be solved.

And, if you doubt my facts, just ask for verification.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 1:43 PM
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My biggest problem is with the uber liberal universities (especially those in CA) that espouse left-wing propaganda like it is "NEWS." Probably not unlike the university that loves to invite you back for more of your word.

Many of the same universities will not even allow any Conservative speech on campus. UC Berkley just this week found out that was actually illegal. Imagine that!

Now, the Washington Post, the NY Times and the Huff Post all consider what they print is actually "news," too. But that doesn't make it so. Any non-biased or intellectually honest person would call 90 percent of their political articles purely ultra liberal/progressive propaganda with an indisputable bias against the current administration and President. You want to call it news. Most of us know better. --24.20.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 2:18 PM
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JB and Moshe - Lets stay on topic here,...what do you do during the day?

To answer my own question - this year I bought 3 houses and did three rehabs which were almost back to back (I will never do this again - finish one rehab and then start another one). Even though I hire subs to work at my rehabs, I spend most of my time actively involved in the rehab on a daily basis,..managing the people I hire. Now that those 3 rehabs are finished and rented out, my daily schedule is beginning to lighten up some. I need to start a rehab on the house that I live in. That one has taken a back seat to all of my rental houses which always seems to be my first priority.

For the rest of my story, Tim (IN) pretty much summed it up for me. "Once you get so many rentals,..." --68.63.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 2:20 PM
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"liberal universities": most universities ARE that way.

However, Berkeley has long since defended the right of free speech, cancelling speeches only when there is threat of violence. UCLA has taken a similar approach. The University of Chicago (once considered to be the most liberal university in the universe) has announced to their fist year College class that " "Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial and we do not condone the creation of intellectual safe spaces where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own ". My granddaughter is a member of that class, and reported to me at Thanksgiving (she has just begun her first year) how she cannot imagine herself being happy at any other University. Everyone is so smart (she's not so bad herself) and she feels that she gets smarter with every campus discussion.

But news comes in more than one form: there are opinion columns which are the property of the writer to write as he/she pleases, and there are attributed reports of events, which are carefully vetted and verified, and are reported by all respected news sources. I acknowledge in my seminars how important it is to distinguish between the two, and what I report is documented facts, and use opinions for what they really are: what someone else thinks, and the logic of what they say is what is important.

You sound as though you don't know anything about this complex problem, only taking your opinion based on what pleases you, rather than facts, logic, synthesis, and careful analysis. It is truly a very, very, ... very complex problem indeed, and it requires a deep knowledge of the actual history and area activities and political perspective, including historical, political, moral, international and diplomatic perspective. Thats why my seminars are so popular.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Susan [OH]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 3:34 PM
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If the fighting is over, I'll chime in. I sleep everyday until I want to get up-sometimes. I get up @ 6am, sometimes @ 9am. I drink coffee and surf the internet for way too long! We watch a lot of tv-old shows, new shows-doesn't matter to us. (Brett and I are determined to get our money's worth out of our Netflix account~LOL)

We usually take a walk-sometimes with our dogs, sometimes without. We are both training our dogs in Agility, and practice and going to school takes up a bit of time-I'm training mine in obedience and rally as well. I usually cook the meals around here, do most of the shopping etc.

We both enjoy reading-he reads all political stuff, I read (usually) for fun.

We are both pushing 65, and more and more, we just enjoy taking it easy and relaxing @ home.

--76.189.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Susan [OH]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 3:34 PM
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If the fighting is over, I'll chime in. I sleep everyday until I want to get up-sometimes. I get up @ 6am, sometimes @ 9am. I drink coffee and surf the internet for way too long! We watch a lot of tv-old shows, new shows-doesn't matter to us. (Brett and I are determined to get our money's worth out of our Netflix account~LOL)

We usually take a walk-sometimes with our dogs, sometimes without. We are both training our dogs in Agility, and practice and going to school takes up a bit of time-I'm training mine in obedience and rally as well. I usually cook the meals around here, do most of the shopping etc.

We both enjoy reading-he reads all political stuff, I read (usually) for fun.

We are both pushing 65, and more and more, we just enjoy taking it easy and relaxing @ home.

--76.189.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 4:09 PM
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Roy, we wake up when we want, but unfortunately that is ALWAYS too early...we cannot seem to "sleep in" anymore. We high-five each other if we make it to 7am.

I handle the LL paperwork and scheduling the trades when needed and vetting tenants, and DH handles the hard work of fixing things that he can and rehabs as well.

Last year I started volunteering with the Court System as a Guardian ad Litem, helping with Family Court and kids taken into the foster system - I am assigned a few kids and my job is to be a voice in court for them. I am pretty passionate about this job and I go to any and all trainings about poverty, drugs, kids in care, etc that I can.

I've been on the same case (3 kids soon to be 4) for that whole year. It's tough but so worthwhile.

Monday Mornings we watching Walking Dead before we head out to work. --50.82.xxx.xx




Full time LL's only (by rentON [PA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 4:26 PM
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I just hang out and read Mr. Landlord. --67.165.xx.xx




Full time LL's only (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 4:27 PM
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Moshe:

You are doing something similar to what I'd like to do. I plan on creating some youtube videos where I bring in guests to discuss certain issues in depth. I want to create something that has a shelf life. I don't have the time to set that up now, but that's the plan.

One of the things that's lacking today is news analysis and a reporting of actual facts. --209.122.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 5:29 PM
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I sell my collections on Ebay to supplement income and do the book keeping. I take calls and go look at problems, meet repair people. I only have six units left out of the twenty so there isn't that much to do. I feed the birds and squirrels and whatever else wants to have a snack. It's expensive so the Ebay sales help pay for that. --73.248.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 5:44 PM
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For news analysis, try CNN or MSNBC. Of course, each commentator has his/her own point of view and bias, sometimes there is even a network point of view, but there is never any way to escape that.

Reporting of actual facts is at the consumer's own risk. Sometimes you need to read between the lines, sometimes not. The professional press corp is very good at verifying its facts (maybe for fear of lawsuit), but as to facts, you never know what the REAL truth is.

Trying to answer directly to your post which doesn't have to do with Israel-Palestine, but in 1981, Israel was forced to open its own government archives. When scholars researched the archives, they found how the entire Israeli narrative of its history was chock full of lies, and the narrative that the Palestinians had always insisted on was true. So you never know whats true and whats fake news. Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes? [Groucho Marx, DUCK SOUP]

--47.139.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Jeff [OH]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 6:07 PM
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I have 40 units and roughly average seven vacancies (turns) per year. So as you said, this is a truly serious question. Last year I bought a big home on the lake and have totally put in obscene amount of money and time into it. So it has been my hobby for the last 12 months. But as a 46-year-old man, none of my friends have any time to do anything, so thatís how I keep myself busy. --142.54.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 6:17 PM
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Moshe,

What are you?

Are you an Arab? Are you an Israeli? --99.59.x.xxx




Full time LL's only (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 6:28 PM
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Moshe:

I stopped watching TV and network news in 2003. The only time I watch TV is if I happen to be sitting in someone's waiting room. I'll read CNN via the web. I find Fox and MSNBC to be polar opposites of each other with Fox being the worst between the two. I generally get my news from a Feedly feed and a FB feed from various publications, both international and domestic.

A proper distillation of history is the only way current events can be put into context. Most of us have been given a fictional account of history and the only thing that can come out of that is an inaccurate view of the world and wrong headed policy. The fact that truths remain ignored or unacknowledged doesn't alter them. It simply means that you have to deal with them usually at at time when its most inconvenient. The challenge for those who seek truth today is actually finding it in the thicket of lies and half truths that is called the news. --209.122.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 6:42 PM
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Full time landlord myself, and the wife left her job a few years ago. She volunteers a lot for some churches in the area. I take a lot of naps and play with old cars. I enjoy vacancies so I can have something to do. Been on several trips this year. Unfortunately holidays donít mean much to us, since we are off all the time anyway. I hate going places on Mondays and the cashier or teller ask how my weekend was. I need to learn how to play golf... Iíve found myself buying things and reselling on Facebook marketplace just so I have something to do. I should be buying houses, but I have plenty and since prices have tripled in my area, i wonít participate. At least I donít have to hit a time clock everyday. I couldnít even imagine that. --75.141.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 8:25 PM
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Fred, I grew up in Israel, served in the army, fought in Sinai in 1967, graduated from the University in Tel-Aviv, came to the US to go to graduate school, then came to CA where I have been ever since.

Are you thinking that my point of view is determined by who I am, rather than by the facts? I am an objective scholar, extremely interested in what goes on, and extremely curious about the history, the politics, the pursuit of peace and the moral dimensions of this twisted problem. I am interested in the truth, rather than which group I like best. I like research, I like to do IN-DEPTH reports and seminars, and I would like to see this problem resolved. I also know something about where some of the bodies are buried.

What are you, that you are so skeptic about what the world has now learned about what has and is happening in that area. Are you an Arab, an Israeli, or the other kind of Semite (or some other)? Are you sufficiently educated to be able to look at evidence and make the appropriate logical conclusions? If you want to ask me about what is the evidence, I am glad to share.

Evidently, no one is interested in my coming seminar about Rent Control.

Anyway, thats what I do in my retirement.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 8:57 PM
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I need to spend more time on a remodel but everything else is getting in the way and I still owe my wife a new kitchen. Traveling takes some of the time, helping around Church, helping son #2 remodel his first house, keeping an eye out for another deal, handling the occasional turnover. Seems like my days are full but not overflowing like when I had a W-2 job. --50.26.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Dec 8, 2018 12:27 PM
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Roy - I am a full time landlord, property manager as well as a Real Estate Associate Broker (oh my the haters are coming for me now)!

I look for deals (sometimes), I DO take calls (since it is my business to do so) and I LEARN as much as I can (from this site, from the tenants I have or don't want and from others LOL).

I spend time with my family and currently on vacation (just got back from the pool so I figured I'd see what's going on in here LOL).

As for the "letter" you just wrote to your tenant there should be a LIST that you send to them about what not to flush or pour down a drain. Like myob said - send her TWO copies - one for HER/them and one for them to sign and return to you. Going forward include it in your leases. Unfortunately we have to tell tenants things that just seem like "common sense" but they don't have any.

My list is a growing list as I learn and define. If you want a copy let me know. --71.46.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Dec 8, 2018 8:03 PM
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I'm still parenting our youngest, plus three other teenage boys who are staying with us for the school year. So I spend most of my time either buying food or cooking it! I'm also a cub scout leader and teach Sunday School. My guilty pleasure is going horseback riding. I handle the bookkeeping and paperwork for our rentals, plus a fair amount of the maintenance and most of the turnover stuff. Someday I hope to have time to read a book cover to cover without interruption... --204.210.xxx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Dec 9, 2018 11:42 AM
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As a full timer for about 15 years, I have found that sometimes I find myself doing some task that I really shouldn't be doing.

If you break down what the task of a LL is into action steps....it can be a full time job running heard over top of each of these functions.

With about 95 or so units, if you would simply do site visits for example, you would have a job equal to about 25% of a full time job. So with that complete task of multiple things that occur, I find myself not trying to find a single person that can do it all. Instead I am looking for someone who can do something small. That 16 year old that can clear the sidewalk in heavy snow storms in that MFH is someone different than the snow plow driver who clears the driveway.

I break up these task so if I loose the snow shoveler, my operation doesn't come crashing down. Instead only a small part of the entire operation is impaired. Now by doing this, I find out that somewhere in my operation, a task isn't being completed to the correct level so either I am training someone on how to do something right or looking for a replacement person to complete a small task.

I sure do wish there was a one person who could do it all, but the reality is that person is busy doing it all for themselves and not you.

The freedom part of the job comes in at my being 100% selective on what I want to do on any given day. I do have to respond, but it doesn't have to be me to complete a corrective action --72.23.xxx.xx




Full time LL's only (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Dec 9, 2018 12:08 PM
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Whatever i want! Today i helped at neighbors estate sale. I wake up when i want. I'm available for my kids. I make my schedule. Lunch. Shop. Pickup mailbox money. Accounting. Get homes rent ready. Could be painting, caulking, Cleaning. Answer phone. Place Ads. Some work, some fun. Plan meals,

Shop for ingredients. It's always interesting. Love the FREEDOM! --99.203.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Shelby [IA]) Posted on: Dec 9, 2018 1:30 PM
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My day is spent taking care of my 20 month old and my other two kids when they arenít in school. I watch a lot of Netflix, then take a break and read... do random things like take my mom 90 minutes away to get a troll. Am always doing improvements on my properties. This year was insulation, Iíve weeded for something to do, cleaned a mailbox, going to paint when it warms up. --173.26.xx.xxx




Full time LL's only (by Sandy [CO]) Posted on: Dec 11, 2018 9:21 PM
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Love all the responses! I found some good ideas in there to try.

I meditate every morning. I read every day currently reading Benjamin Franklin by Walter? Isaacson.

I workout at the gym and listen to podcasts currently loving Ed Mylett.

GKARL, I love your answer, I havenít watched the news since around the same time. I would recommend anyone interested in improving their outlook to do the same.

I also write & paint. (Houses and canvas in my spare time)

And of course I collect the rents once a month!

Roy, thanks for the question! --75.70.xx.xxx





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