Real estate

Real Estate, the DC Market and Why You Need An Inspector

March 15, 2010

Hello Folks, Its a soggy Monday here in the district. For today’s posting I wanted to update you all on our progress in buying our second investment property. Over the past couple of weeks we submitted an offer and got the financing nailed down and we are now moving into the final stages of closing […]

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Update on DINKs Real Estate

March 11, 2010

Hey Folks, So, last week we mentioned that we were buying another investment apartment in DC. Well, after some going back and forth between the agents involved, ourselves and the seller, we eventually settled on a price of $182,000. The deal isn’t closed yet. In fact there are several things that still need to be […]

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DC Real Estate: Not 2005 For Sure

March 4, 2010

Hello Folks, Its a brilliant Thursday morning here in Washington DC. As you may know if you read our blog, we’re in the processes of making an offer on an investment apartment. So for the past few days we’ve been emailing and calling lenders to get the right financing lined up. The process has made […]

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DINKs Buying More Real Estate

March 3, 2010

Hi Folks, So we don’t normally write so much about our own finances these days, but it looks like we’ll be buying another investment property. My wife Miel has been keeping an eye on the real estate market here in Washington DC for the past few months. On Sunday she found a great investment prospect. […]

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DC Real Estate Eludes the Recession

September 24, 2009

With the recession a full year underway, how is it that places like DC can remain largely untouched? The scene here in terms of real estate feels a bit surreal. DC homes for sale are simply off the hook. Back several months ago we happened upon a couple of open houses one weekend and we […]

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Can You Score Some Cheap Real Estate?

July 21, 2009

Hi All, So, if you’re interested in making money, you’re probably keeping a eye on the real estate market. Between the recession and the housing bubble, housing is starting to look like an attractive investment. Of course, real estate prices probably aren’t going to take off anytime soon. However, its still possible to make money […]

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What Works: Buy stocks and start a business

June 24, 2009

The thing about personal finance bloggers is that we get caught up in the day to day trivialities of running a blog and sometimes forget about good content. In my view the purpose of blogging should partly be about communicating the best way to build wealth. While we DINKS are certainly not experts when it […]

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Real Estate vs. Student Loans

April 14, 2009

As regular readers are aware, we’ve been saving to buy a place in Portland, Oregon. The original thinking was to use some extra cash from my savings while in Afghanistan to buy a place that we could eventually have as a starter place in Portland. We are both originally from Oregon and dream of moving […]

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Not a Seller’s Market or a Buyer’s Market

April 7, 2009

I wanted to update our readers on our progress towards our goal of buying an investment property in Portland, Oregon. My assessment of the real estate situation right now is that while it might not be a seller’s market it certainly isn’t a buyer’s market either. The bottom line is that things have been slowly […]

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