Will Falling Interest Rates Spark a Mini Refi-Boom?

I haven’t written about interest rates for a while because there hasn’t been a lot of good news, and I’ve been writing about other things anyway. But I know that as interest rates begin to fall again some of you will want to know. Rates were definitely headed up through most of June and early...

This Old House Redux – Kitchen Installation

Investment properties perform best when you keep expenses down over the long term.  Keeping ongoing expenses down in this old house (well, apartment) has proven to be a challenge.  The point of the work I’m doing is to change that. These posts simply chronicle my journey. The kitchen cabinets finally came in (see my previous...

This Old House Redux – Flooring Choices

Investment properties perform best when you keep expenses down over the long term.  Keeping expenses down in this old house (well, apartment) has proven to be a challenge.  The point of the work I’m doing (and this post) is to change that. In the past our property managers have always put in an inexpensive vinyl...