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Case Study: REI in the Time of COVID

The Coronavirus Pandemic put more than a wrinkle in 2020. It put the economy at a standstill and created a mess of uncertainty. While it slowed real estate transactions, the demand for homes, whether to buy or rent, continues to remain strong. Properties are selling, people are buying and home continue to appreciate, or increase in value without actually having […]

The Cash Back Conundrum

Special apps and widgets provide opportunities to “earn” money that make it easy to find savings on your phone or computer. I like these programs, but if you’re trying to use them to help your budget, you need to follow some rules so you don’t get trapped into spending more than you normally would because you think you’re saving or […]

BRRRR…Heating Up Your Real Estate Portfolio

The BRRRR method — Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat — is a major factor in how we grew our real estate portfolio from three properties to five in about a year’s time. With our real estate business, my husband is the numbers and analytics guy. I handle networking and operations, which taps into my experience as both a communication and […]

Welcome to MsFIRE Mama

MsFIRE Mama is meant to be the site where you can voice your real estate investing fears (or search for them) and find examples of others who went through a challenging REI-related ordeal and were still able to succeed. This will include things like choosing a property to buy, dealing with “professional” tenants, flipping mishaps, or navigating the real estate […]