Today’s Top Real Estate Crowdfunding Websites

If you’ve ever dreamed about investing in real estate, but had no idea where to start (or whether you wanted to deal with all the headaches that come with the trade), you owe it to yourself to get educated about real estate crowdfunding. In recent years, several new crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platforms have come… Continue reading Today’s Top Real Estate Crowdfunding Websites

3 Unique Ways To Make Money From Your Home (Hint: It’s not Airbnb)

In today’s world, there are a lot of creative ways you can put your property to work for you. One obvious choice is to lease your property to a renter, and while that has certain advantages, it has its disadvantages too. It only takes one underhanded renter in a state like California to put a… Continue reading 3 Unique Ways To Make Money From Your Home (Hint: It’s not Airbnb)

How to Identify (and Avoid) Wetlands

One of the least-pleasant surprises I’ve encountered in my career as a land investor is the occasional discovery of wetlands on the properties I’ve purchased. When you’re buying vacant land with the hope of developing it in the future, wetlands can present some pretty significant challenges. Wetlands are protected by the federal government (and often… Continue reading How to Identify (and Avoid) Wetlands

What Every Land Investor Should Know About Mineral Rights

When purchasing land, it’s important to know which rights come with the property. There are two types of rights to be aware of: mineral and surface. Surface rights are exactly like they sound – they are your rights to own and use the surface of the land. Depending on what type of property you own,… Continue reading What Every Land Investor Should Know About Mineral Rights

Nest Thermostat E: First Thoughts and Impressions

I’ve wanted one of these things for years – and this past month, I finally got one. The Nest Thermostat E is the latest rendition of the now-famous “learning thermostat” that has changed the way people control the climate in their homes. After trying (and loving) the Nest Cam Outdoor (see my review here), I… Continue reading Nest Thermostat E: First Thoughts and Impressions