Archive for July, 2007

Formula For Calculating the Profitability of a Rental Property

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Someone asked me what my formula is when calculating the profitability of a rental property, so I thought I’d post it. But before I do that, I just want to take a minute to disclaim that there are multiple formulas you can use effectively. And honestly? It’s probably best if you figure out your own. […]

Which is Worse: Sextuplets or Prison?

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Friend:  I watched a television show last night about these people who had sextuplets. V:  Ugh, 6 babies? How terrible. Friend:  I know! If my girlfriend ever got pregnant with 6 babies, I’d force her to have an abortion. V:  What if she refused? Friend:  Then I’d kill her. V:  You would not. Friend:  Yes, […]

Searching For Tapeworms

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

“Her belly is a little bloated, don’t you think?” my brother asked. He was referring to my dog. At this particular moment, she was lounging next to me on the living room floor, back pressed tightly against my thigh, paws extended into the air, blissfully sighing as I scratched her belly. “Bloated?” I fretted audibly, […]

Fuck Utopia; Hating Things is FUN

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Time and time again I’ve had the displeasure of reading various bloggers on the Internet bemoan their critics by mournfully questioning, “Why would you read my website if you hate me so much?” The answer is simple and if these bitches could get over themselves for even three seconds, it would become painfully clear: Because […]

Sleazy Tricks Real Estate Agents Often Try

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Why don’t I ever get any hate mail? Seriously, if anyone on the Internet deserves a poorly worded death threat, it’s me. But oddly enough, I’ve not yet received anything blatantly negative. How disappointing. Usually when people write to me, they ask my advice about real estate investing… as if there is some secret formula […]