Monday, March 27, 2017

Protect Your Hard Work And Investments With The Right Insurance Rather Than Rolling The Dice This Week at REI

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Hello Everyone,

A few weeks ago we had an interesting discussion on insurance regarding Rebuild vs Actual Cash Value policies. There was the question with actual cash value as to whether you are effected by the minimum 80% of insured value penalty that you are subject to with your Rebuild policy. We also talked about, in the case of a total loss, whether or not you will get all of what you are insuring the property for with Actual Cash Value. Or will you just get a portion of it based on depreciated values of the house like you would with a Rebuild policy insuring it under the 80% rule.

We also threw around some ideas regarding what amount of insurance will make an insurance company want to defend you in a claim and what amount they will just go ahead and pay without a defense. Which often leads to you getting dropped by them and your premiums going through the roof with your new company as a result of your lost claim.

This week we have an expert coming to give us his perspective on how Farmers / Foremost Insurance would treat these various situations. Our sponsor Tripp Godsey will be with us to iron out the details. We will have an in depth conversation about builders risk, vacant policies, landlord protector, deductibles, umbrella policies, workers comp and renters insurance. We will talk about what it all means, what do you need, when do you need it, how do you know if you need it, etc.

It’s going to be a very informative meeting on protecting your investments. We’ll see you there!

Monday, March 20, 2017

City Council In Roanoke Virginia Swore To Honor and Protect The Peoples Constitutional Rights

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However, if you don't have a rental inspection certificate in Roanoke City Virginia inspection districts, as of now, they have done nothing yet to protect you from the city taking away your Constitutional rights by illegally giving you criminal charges and fines up to $2,500.

Just a reminder to everyone… We do live in the United States of America. We do have a fourth amendment. And that fourth amendment does put limitations on the government. Our founding fathers knew that without limitations there would be tyranny. An example of that tyranny is government preforming a warrantless search. A city can create an ordinance like this only if there are no fines, fees or criminal charges for refusal to comply. Case law across the country shows that if the tenant OR the landlord refuse the entry of police, code enforcement or any government official, than you have the right to do so with complete impunity. You shall suffer no form of punishment for exercising your constitutional rights. No criminal charges. No civil charges. At this point their only option to continue on your property is by getting an inspection warrant. Virginia law clearly states that. As does the US Constitution.

There appears to be no upper level court case, not a single one… anywhere in the country… that allows any city to take away these constitutional rights.

I have been told by several landlords who have had problems with particular enforcers that they told the enforcer that they would be trespassing if they entered the property… or there was a visible no trespassing sign on the property and they entered it anyways. No one, that isn’t invited, can legally enter your property if it is marked with a No Trespassing sign. All of the code enforcement staff know this. And some of them respect it while others don’t care and break the law regardless. At the point of seeing a no trespassing sign or being notified that if they do enter they will be trespassing, they are legally required to get their inspection warrant. Or maybe easier, contact the landlord to set a time where they can meet someone out there. That’s what any normal person would do. Sneaking on your property is illegal.

We all want safe and habitable property for our residents. Otherwise we won’t have much of a business as no one would want to live in your property if it’s in bad shape. They wouldn’t even move into it if it was in bad shape unless for some reason no other landlord would rent to them as they are professional evictees or hardened criminals.

That being said, if you feel like you don’t want a particular code enforcer on your property as you have deemed them to have been giving you a hard time while you look at the surrounding properties and see all of them in a state of disarray, you do have the right to notify that code enforcer that if they step foot on your property again they will be trespassing. If they want to continue to go on your property anyways, the only way they can do that is by getting the inspection warrant. Just like police get warrants to enter a house. In which case all public officials will have to prove to a judge that they have probable cause. There has to be evidence of a crime or violation that is occurring on the premises.

Your tenants have the exact same right as you do. If the police or a code enforcer comes to their rented door, they can tell them get off the property or they are trespassing. If Either you or them, without the other, states that a government official or any other person will be trespassing if they don’t leave the property, than they legally can not be there. Code enforcement can legally be personally sued for doing so.

We have had a lot of complaints lately with members of our group saying particular enforcers are singling them out rather than treating the whole neighborhood, every homeowner in it, the same. A good potential solution to this situation, that I have used a couple of times when having a rogue code enforcer that was going after me, is to let them know that they will be trespassing if they step foot on your property again. After doing so contact their supervisor, making them aware of what’s going on, and that you will need a different code enforcer to inspect your property as you aren't being treated fairly. They have no reasonable right of refusal of your request considering the fact that you can push the issue and force an inspection warrant. That they won’t get without probable cause that there is an actual violation within the property.

The best possible scenario is always to just get along and work towards positive relationships whenever possible. But there are occasions where that isn’t feasible and you have to put your foot down and demand your rights.

There are loads of higher level court cases which prove that an inspection program, with no fees, fines or criminal charges associated,  is legal, but if you decide you want them to get a warrant, than they legally have to do so. They can not coerce you into giving up your fourth amendment rights by the threat of a fine or criminal charges. 

2012 Notice to local governments via the Municipal Minute that forced rental inspections are illegal deemed by a New York Appellate court.
http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2012/01/rental-inspection-ordinance-found.html

2014 - Hampton Virginia finds their Rental Inspection law to be unconstitutional.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/01/aclu-rental-ordinance-unconstitutional/11372997/

2015 - Top level federal court states that mandatory warrantless rental inspections with criminal or civil charges if you don’t comply are illegal in Ohio therefore the entire United States.
http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/money/business/2015/10/24/wallace-federal-court-rules-rental-inspections-unconstitutional/74544618/

City forced to pay back all rental inspection fees collected! Deemed llegal nationwide.

http://www.ohioconstitution.org/2015/10/01/federal-court-cities-rental-licensing-and-inspection-requirements-unconstitutional/

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/10/02/judge-rules-ohio-citys-rental-inspections-unconstitutional/73196886/

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2013/10/10/mjf-city-faces-potential-lawsuit-after-code-enforcement-search-declared-unconstitutional/

2015 to Now - Several court cases over the years clarifying the law:
http://fourthamendment.com/?p=17935

2017 - After seeing these court cases, California city understands the Constitutional rights of people and votes to repeal their rental inspection ordinance.
https://calcoastnews.com/2017/03/slo-council-votes-repeal-rental-inspection-ordinance/

The End. Everyone is happy and there are no more cities in the country intentionally violating your rights. Except Roanoke City...

Attorneys in Virginia That Specialize in Defending Your Rights regarding Zoning Disputes, Eminent Domain Takings, Property Tax Issues, Improper Code Enforcement and Unconstitutional Ordinances.
http://brigliahundley.com/municipal-law/improper-code-enforcement

TWO organizations, American Civil Liberties and the Institute for Justice have fought for your Constitutional rights as well and they now have officially been restored. Any city or town in the United States continuing to take away your rights after these lawsuits is risking very high bad faith punitive damages for doing so. Especially when fully aware of the case law that proves it being Unconstitutional  No rental inspection program is legal unless it has no fines, fees or criminal charges associated with lack of compliance.

Defending your rights against tyranny is a Liberty minded American thing to do.

The framers of our Constitution understood the dangers of unbridled government surveillance. They knew that democracy could flourish only in spaces free from government snooping and interference, and they put restraints on government overreaching in the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights. . . . These protections require, at a minimum, a neutral arbiter - a magistrate - standing between the government's endless desire for information and the citizens' desires for privacy.Elizabeth Holtzman

...The Bill of Rights is a literal and absolute document. The First Amendment doesn't say you have a right to speak out unless the government has a 'compelling interest' in censoring the Internet. The Second Amendment doesn't say you have the right to keep and bear arms until some madman plants a bomb. The Fourth Amendment doesn't say you have the right to be secure from search and seizure unless some FBI agent thinks you fit the profile of a terrorist. The government has no right to interfere with any of these freedoms under any circumstances.
Harry Browne

The Fourth Amendment is clear; we should be secure in our persons, houses, papers, and effects, and all warrants must have probable cause. Today the government operates largely in secret, while seeking to know everything about our private lives - without probable cause and without a warrant.
Ron Paul

Companion, Emotional or Service Animals… The current law.

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Landlords across the country have been complaining about a spike of tenants lately that have been trying to skirt no pet policies and avoid paying pet rent, deposits or fees by using the Service, Emotional or Companion animal argument.

Virginia has done a substantial amount of research as a result of an Obama Administration Federal HUD guideline preventing discrimination on this basis. There has been a backlash with states asking HUD for a clarified definition to prevent fraud in their subsidized housing. To date HUD has not answered the requests to modify their definition of a disability to stop these fraudulent disability scams.This is where we currently stand on the issues.

As a result of the new guidelines, there are several websites online that have popped up such as thedogtor.net , certapet.com, therapypet.org etc that provide a money back guarantee certifying that they will evaluate tenants for a fee and provide them with a disability that requires a companion or emotional pet.

Currently as a landlord you can not ask what type of disability a person has if the disability is obvious such as being blind or being in a wheelchair.  However, if they have a disability that requires emotional support, a disability as such may not be apparent, therefore you are allowed to ask for verification.

They will need to provide you with proof that reasonable accommodations are needed to be provided by you if they have a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities” showing the relationship between their disability and their need for the accommodation. That can come in the form of a note from their physician, psychiatrist, social worker or other mental health professional.  You can not request medical records.

A landlord can not charge any kind of fee, pet rent or deposit for an assistance animal. Which can currently be for emotional, companion or service needs. A landlord also can not deny a request to rent the unit due to not being sure if person actually has a disability that needs animal assistance. And you can not discuss a tenants disability or need for accommodation with other residents or visitors to the property which may arise when other tenants inquire why one person was allowed to have an animal and they weren’t. They have deemed an answer such as our company will not discuss another tenants records and we always comply with federal fair housing laws to be sufficient.

If they are accepted and they have an assistance horse than you are required to let them have it in your house. They clarified that as of now emotional assistance boa constrictors are also allowed. You may not determine what kind of assistance animal they have. If they have an emotional assistance, companion animal pit bull than you are required to allow them to have it even if your insurance company does not allow it and you won’t be insured. The laws are very clear on this. You may also not put any restrictions on the animal such as weight, size or any other criteria. If the animal violates the rules, causes damage or hurts someone than at that point the tenants are subject to the same eviction process as others.

The State of Virginia has made it clear that you can deny request only for things that clearly pose a danger to the health and safety of others and they give the example of a service alligator. You also may deny if that particular service animal they have has a documented history of violated reports of nuisance, property damage or physical damage of other persons or animals and there is no possible way to reduce the likelihood of another occurrence happening.
The state gives the example of a service elephant being an animal that you may deny as substantial physical damage to the property will happen. If it is any type of animal that violates local ordinances than you may deny it.

To read more detailed information from a pdf that Virginia has put together on this issue Google search the term Virginia fraudulent requests for assistive/emotional support animals

How To Pest Control This Week At REI of Virginia

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This week our guest speaker will be Twoie Knox, owner of B&C Exterminating. Son of our good friend CB Knox who owned the regional company, Browns Exterminating.

Guys and Gals, pest control is in Twoie’s blood. And one thing has been bugging him lately. He's so excited to tell us about it he’s got ants in his pants. He found out that not all landlords realize DIY Pest Control is a cost effective thing they can do on their own. It just takes the right stuff to do it. So Twoie put together all of that hard to get good stuff you need to make it happen and will guide you step by step on what to do.

Twoie will be leading a discussion on all kinds of pest control this week in the investors group. From rats to bedbugs to roaches to ants. We’re going to talk about it all this week. What can you take care of yourself given the right stuff to do it? And what do you need a professional exterminator for requiring gallons of chemicals that would be impractical to do without a truck to carry it all.

It’s going to be a fun kind of meeting this week at REI. As Twoie is a fun kind of guy.

See you there!

PS: This meeting is going to be upstairs from the bar right when you walk in. One of the managers accidentally booked our normal back room to another group. So Front smaller upstairs room this time.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Group Forum This Week At Real Estate Investors of Virginia. Without Drama...

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Hello Everyone,

This week we will have a moderated group forum that will consist of random topics. Due to the wide variety of topics, these are the types of meetings where most people will walk away with some great info. Landlording tips, buying, selling, rehabbing, negotiating, how to not screw people over when wholesaling, it’s all on the table for discussion. 

Speaking of wholesaling… I’ve been getting a lot of questions from members related to what happened last week between me and this Dirty wholesaler that came to the meeting to provoke me. I’ll tell you all what happened and why it happened so you can make your own judgement based on what you know rather than what is perceived to have happened.

Back around the first of January of this year I signed a contract with a lady to buy her rental property over in Garden City. She was back on taxes and the city told her that she can call Habitat who may purchase it or someone like me who buys houses. I was actually shocked that they were nice enough to give me a referral. I’m assuming because they know with all of my properties, I pay my taxes on time, every time. So there would be absolutely no effort in getting money from me. Right now they have a rather substantial multi million dollar budget shortfall and I’m sure they are stressing about getting every dollar they can to make up for some of it.

So the next day after signing my purchase agreement with her and getting the lawyer and title company to work on it, I have this Crazy guy call me out of the blue and tell me that he wants to buy her house and he was disappointed that he got there just after I did, the next day. He was real strange... Even after telling him that I buy houses to hold them he kept pressuring me to sell it to him.

There is no wholesaler in town that goes after anyone elses deals except one particular one that for some reason feels like he is invincible and no matter what his company does, there will be no repercussions. These guys are as Dirty as it gets. This Dirty wholesaler group will even take it to the level where they will sign a affidavit of memorandum of sale swearing to a notary that they are going to buy a property from someone and then will go record it. Yes you heard that right, HE will sign it, WITHOUT THE HOMEOWNER! I have one of these affidavits in my possession. That I pulled from the courthouse. This is not only fraud but is also slander of the title which is also illegal. It’s a Dirty attempt to put a cloud on a title and prevent the sale of a property. That is until the judge charges them with fraud and releases the fraudulent claim giving damages to the victims of their scheme.

I immediately I thought that this guy must be a bird dog of the Shyster group so I asked him if he works for him. He said he doesn’t and acted like he doesn’t even know who he is. So I took his word as why would he lie to me about that?

At the same time while talking with Crazy, my phone was blowing up with texts from the homeowner telling me that she’s going to back out of the contract. At first she was saying that she was backing out because she got a relative to pay her back taxes and she was going to leave all of her other liens on it. Then after I continually questioned her, knowing about Crazy who popped up at the same time, she admitted that this guy came to her and told her that she’s nuts for selling it to me at that price and he would pay way more. Remember the guy told me that he had no idea who the Dirty Wholesalers company was was and he didn’t work for him. So I assumed that he must really be a tenant of the seller helping her out. I knew that the seller was best buddies with her tenants so that made sense.

After debating with the seller, I go back to the Crazy guy who keeps pressuring me and ask him what business he has in the middle of my deal. Ruining my deal. I scolded him and told him he needs to learn how to go find his own deals rather than trying to take other peoples deals. He agreed to not buy it from her and said he wants to buy it from me instead. As if I was selling it. He then continued with his Crazy pressuring of me to sell it to him for more than I bought it for. He was desperate for this house and I was feeling like there is no way in hell he will back out of my deal unless I give him a glimmer of hope.

So he starts asking me to do an assignment to him. I told him that First, he needs to contact the seller back and tell her that he isn’t going to buy it from her and I lied to him saying I will not do an assignment as I don’t do shady stuff like that but I will do a double closing. This was told to Crazy to motivate him to back down, tell the homeowner that he will no longer buy it, and get out of my deal. My objective here was to get my deal back in order again and close on it, but not close on any second agreement with this Psycho if he really was a new wholesaler like he claimed. At this point I could tell he was so clueless about how things work I figured there is no way he is working with “Dirty and Numb Nuts” as they would have taught him and there is a strong possibility that he is the tenant of the seller. He contacted me one more time a few days later about buying it and I told him that I don’t know if that’s going to be able to happen after he destroyed my deal. I didn’t know if the lady was going to follow through with what she agreed to anymore after what he did.

The homeowner flip flopped back and forth over the next few days. I told her I didn’t want to sue her but she’s going to make me do it as I already have a substantial amount of time and money into this contract. She for a little while went back to saying Ok she will follow through and then flipped back to saying that the guy told her I was ripping her off and he would pay way more. She then says she hopes I can sleep at night knowing what I did to her. Which was nothing… I did nothing at all to her.  I was bailing her out of a situation as to where the city was going to sell her property at the tax sale. She then would have lost everything. She had 15 days from that point to close the deal and I had cash to do it. She didn’t care about any of that as she was already convinced by Crazy that I was ripping her off.

I later found that she contacted the Better Business Bureau and turned in the city for doing a behind the scenes deal with me. They had to defend themselves and make it clear that there was no pay off or any form of agreement. They were justly telling her possible avenues that she can take if she can’t get the tax money she owed.

Let me ask you this... How many deals do you think the city will send me from here on out after this lady calls the BBB on them saying that they are doing scummy payoff deals with me? You think that they will even send me one single deal ever again? What did “Dirty”and his Crew of Clowns cost me? How many hundred thousand in future equity did they destroy by trying to steal my deal? The damage is tremendous and what they did is irreversible. There is no possible way they could ever pay me back for what they did to me.

So that brings us to last week. Im sitting in our meeting and there is Dirty's partner Numb Nuts introducing himself. I didn’t think much of it because remember, I concluded that Crazy was the sellers tenant. Immediately after his introduction, the person sitting next to him introduces himself. He says his name and there he is! It’s Crazy right there in person. That same guy that was pressuring me after destroying my deal! He’s at our meeting. Why is he at our meeting right after trying to steal my deal? He knows I was going to be there… I told him. Ohh, he doesn’t care. I was shocked! I picked my jaw back up off the floor and started to think about it. OMG, He’s sitting right there next to Dirty’s partner. They came together… Crazy, Numb Nuts and Dirty are all partners. They knew that I would be there. They also know that once he says his name I instantly would know he is a liar. That he isn’t the tenant. And that he does in fact work for Dirty. I’m thinking... they actually had the nerve to come to the meeting and obviously purposely provoke me after making me lose my deal. WOW!

Things whipped through my mind. Sit here and do nothing and let them go around destroying any deal I get because they think they have the right to do so without retribution? The quick answer to that was No. Doing nothing isn’t going to happen. Go confront him and ask him who he thinks he is stepping into my deal and telling that lady I am ripping her off  in his slippery attempt to steal it from me? And tell him he owes me several deals in trade for what he did?  I thought that seems fair… So that’s what I’ll do. He screwed me bad so he needs to pay for what he did. And he can do that in trade. So that is exactly what I intended to do…. Even though they were there to shove it in my face that I can’t legally do anything to them for destroying my deal as torturous interference of a contract lawsuits are very hard to prove and almost always will end up as nothing more than a waste of money. Those are line the pockets of lawyer deals. Tell me one single one that you know of around here that won. I’ll bet you can’t.

I had to do something though as doing nothing is not the answer. That is the way you get Dirty business people like them to continue their actions. By not doing anything. And continuing to attempt to steal my deals will have to come to an end. Period! I will not lay down and do nothing.

I may be different than a small handful of the members in our group but I can tell you for a fact that I’m just like most of you. Like you, I will not tolerate Dirty’s crew and their first destroying my deal and then second purposefully provoking me. I didn’t initially have any intention of pushing anyone though. All I was going to do is question Crazy that is employed by them to steal peoples deals. Dirty’s partner Numb Nuts then decided to break into communication between me and Crazy and give me a bunch of BS excuses on how they didn’t actually end up with the deal therefore they didn’t do anything to me. LOL. Sorry but I’m not an idiot. That’s actually highly offending that he thought I was stupid enough to believe that. That irritated me and I attempted to get him to swing on me with one little push. He is clumsy and tripped making all of the noise banging into the table. I expected that at that point, it would be a fight between me and both of them together as Crazy surely would jump in. And I was prepared for whatever happened. But that didn’t happen as I was pulled away by one of our members who convinced me that I didn’t need to take it there with them as it would lead to nothing more than getting arrested. At that time I was quickly calmed down enough to not do anything more to them other than direct them to get out of there and away from me.

The management of the bar told me later that night, if something else like that happened in the future, I could tell them to put the person out and avoid the drama. They said they do it all the time and would be more than happy to do so. Which was nice of them. I don’t typically rat on people and have others handle my problems so that is strange for me though. And Dirty’s crew knew exactly what they were doing by coming around me right after intentionally destroying my business deal as well as my future ability to get deals from the city. They are nuts if they actually think that they can stab someone in the back like that and not have any form of retaliation. So I’m sure the two clowns knew exactly what was going to happen. Unless they are used to only dealing with a bunch of spineless wimps. Which I doubt.

Afterwards, I was shocked to see how many people contacted me. I had a solid day of doing nothing but calling people back. Many of which were not at the meeting. The gossip spreads fast. I heard some pretty twisted stories. That’s why I thought it was a good idea to go ahead and tell everyone exactly what happened. Detail by detail. So you can make your mind up how bad either I or Dirty and his crew are based on factual information rather than Fake News on what didn’t really happen.

I also had several Realtors tagging me on Facebook posts that they are having about dirty wholesalers in town that don’t know the laws and are trying to slip around them. Or one about wholesalers robbing the equity from the seller without spending a dime of money to fix the place up. I told the story over and over again to many people as most people didn’t know why I would do that until they understood the background information. I was also contacted by 3 other wholesalers that told me that Dirty and his crew did the exact same thing to them. One of them said that Crazy and Numb Nuts went after his deal to the degree that they didn’t only cross the line and talk to the seller but they also approached the tenants as well. They were doing everything they could think of to steal his deal. As well as the others. I now found that this isn’t just a matter of Crazy doing stupid things because he didn’t know the business but this is the partners Dirty and Numb Nuts themselves doing it as well.

I can tell you all that I probably shouldn’t have pushed him. Even though I had many people tell me that I should have laid both of them out with a couple good hard blows. It was actually pretty hard for me not to do that considering what they did to me. Most people have the ability to empathize with a person and fully understand what you personally would feel like after loosing 10’s of thousands of dollars due to a scumbag hammering you like that. And potentially hundreds of thousands in many future deals you would have had from the city. Then that scumbag comes and invades your space, flaunting what they did to you, and non-verbally telling you that they will do as they please and you can’t do anything about it. That’s pretty intense...

I don’t know about you, but that crap doesn’t fly with me. I am a strong believer that you reap what you sew. And if you want to be a big boy and screw people over you better be ready for something to happen. What did Newton say? For every action, there his an equal and opposite reaction… What would you say hundreds of thousands of dollars lost would be as far as an equal and opposite reaction? Would you say a little push is equal and opposite? When a Dirty business goes around raping and pillaging, they better realize that there will be ramifications for their actions.

To the peace is always the answer hippies that want to say that Karma alone will take care of a Gaggle of Numb Nuts like them, I say that the answer is not Always let the dirt ball screw you over and do nothing in return. I hate to go against your world view but the way you take care of a bully is smash him in the face with a brick, not beg and plead with them to not mess with you anymore. If you let people walk all over you than you deserve what you ask for. If you think that a torcherous interference lawsuit will be your punishment to them, good luck on that. They will get out of that with no harm other than some legal fees.

Sometimes the answer is send a well deserved message that this will not continue to happen and you will not continue to do this to people all over the city. It ends now. If any member of this group has their deal destroyed in the future, please let me know. I have hard evidence that I’ve been given of several things they have done that are highly illegal and we may need to take them out that way if they don’t want to play by the rules. Which are real easy. Treat others as you would want to be treated. Not hard to remember. Only difficult for scumbags and greedy bastards that can’t control themselves.

The End.

See you at the meeting…

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Make A Million Buying And Selling Land This Week At REI

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This week at REI our speaker will be member and good friend, John Carter. John spent several years of his life owning and operating a timber business.

The timber business investment scheme generally consists of finding large parcels of land for sale that you think you can get a good deal on, determining what kind of wood you have on the property and how much you can get for it, putting in offers low enough that leave you room for profit from cutting the wood, ideally large enough to completely pay for the property, then selling that property for as close as you can get to what you bought it for so you can get your money and profit back and do it all over again. That is if you don’t hold it, replant, and pay taxes on it for the next 15 to 30 or more years until you can cut again.

John is going to give us some insight on this unique real estate investment business that doesn’t necessarily involve tenants unless some of it is rented out for agricultural farming purposes for for hunting, etc. There are a lot of different angles you can take with a timber business and we will learn some of these at our upcoming meeting.

I’ve been looking forward to hearing John’s perspective on this subject for a long time and am excited to get some eduction in this area.

Come on out to our meeting and spend a little time with like minded people.

See you there!

REI Dues for 2017 Membership ~ Education Well Worth The Small $100 fee.

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We’re keeping Dues cheap for 2017.

As we’ve stated many times. We are all volunteers. There is NO person in this group that has ever been paid to do all the work we have to do to operate it. And that’s a part time job for a couple of us. We do not personally benefit for the work we do. We do it because we understand the importance of investors uniting together. If you take advantage of the membership you will make money as a result of being a member. You will also save money as a result of your membership. I can guarantee that.  And it will be significantly more than the cost of membership.

So far the dues money has bought our projector and screen, pays for bulk emails, buys speakers from time to time dinner, has paid for us to lobby in Richmond, paid for us to incorporate, etc. We bought an REI of Virginia house that we will use members within our group to fix up, manage, etc. There will be educational opportunities with this purchase that teach members how to rehab a house for rental.  As well as financial opportunities for members in the group that want to invest in REI.  It has taken several years to save up a little money since we have been committed to keeping dues affordable for all, including novice investors just getting started out.

If we make REI of VA a corporation that is actually profitable one day, that alone will preserve it through the future. We can then ensure that there will always be investors to help each other out and fight for our rights locally and statewide.

Dues Value OVER $25,000 for a year of educational meetings every single week. Educational meetings that will make you rich if you follow what is said. But we ONLY charge $100. I don’t care how tight you are. You may be as tight as me with my money. I think you can handle that for the value you get.

If you haven’t signed up yet, you can pay at the next upcoming meeting by check or cash. Or you can sign up with your credit card via clicking the Paypal link below. Real estate education is tax deductible!

Please don’t ask me to help you through your real estate investment problems with all of these questions throughout the year without at least signing up and paying our dues. YOU CAN’T EXPECT ME OR ANY OTHER MEMBER OF OUR GROUP TO HELP YOU IF YOU DON’T CARE TO HELP OUR CAUSE!  $100 is nothing. You don’t need to attend the meetings to pay the dues. If you want support of our group you have to do the minimum of being a paid member.

Click this text link to sign up as a Premium REI Member and support our cause.

As always new members get a free month to decide if they like us. So be nice to them. At least until they pay. LOL.

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Or if you like snail mail you can mail dues to:
REI of Virginia, Inc.
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