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May 29, 2019

Al Garcia joined CFRI 18 months ago. He has been a real estate broker for a long time, but this was the first time he did a deal like this one. Al hires virtual assistants to find and call on out of state owners. As a result he spoke with an owner in Arizona who had a...

May 29, 2019

In a previous newsletter we talked about Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters GFCI's or GFI's. The discussion covered the role they play in residential wiring, why we use them, and where you need to have them. This month's article tells you how to install GFCI's.


May 29, 2019

Earl Green joined CFRI about two years ago. He knew he was interested in investing in notes, did some reading on the subject, then attended a CFRI class on Notes taught by Liz Brumer-Smith. Earl partnered with fellow CFRI member Shawn Lee for this non-performing note d...

May 29, 2019

The look, feel and features of a rental property’s front door are more important to tenants than landlords and property managers might think. Front door material and look is the maintenance checkup from Keepe this week.

The front door is one of those subt...

May 27, 2019

How high do energy bills have to go before you take action? Countless people still pay 20% or more than they have to, when they could save by just changing billing agents, called “providers” with a few minute phone call.

After arranging for the lowest possible electrici...

May 25, 2019

Here are the notes from today's breakfast meeting led by Dave Corsi and Brian Mann.


NJ takes 3-4 years to foreclose.

Find FSBO (For Sale By Owner)

Talk to the decision maker.

Talk to everybody. Talk to neighbors.

Go door knocking.

May 19, 2019

How dangerous to your net income might it be to rent to a serviceman or woman?

Yes, I know, they are serving their country and we need to support them. But we need to review what is known as the “Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act,” (SSCRA) the name of which was r...

May 19, 2019

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing transaction. The Fair Housing Act specifically cover’s discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and th...

May 19, 2019

I have discovered over the years -sometimes the hard way-that the more time and effort you spend in the initial screening process and lease signing appointment, the less trouble you will have in the overall tenancy.

I refer to it as "Training Your Tenant." Not always d...

May 19, 2019

The Grace Hll training tip of the week focuses on the documentation for assistance animals, service animals, and emotional support animals.

If you suspect that documentation for assistance animals is suspicious, you may ask for more information.

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