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8 years ago 0
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Ok, thats probably misleading but “After Putting It Off for So Long, You Now Have a Bee Problem” didn’t sound nearly as good.  As soon as the weather warmed up, the bees started swarming.  We’ve noticed them for a couple years now but it really seemed like the sheer number of bees was much more than usual.  So we finally did something about it and called in a local bee farmer to remove the bees.  The honeycomb must be removed too or they will come right back. 

After suiting up, he had to cut into the soffit and fascia to expose the honeycomb, which he then removed by hand.  The honeycomb is brought back to his farm to feed his bees.  Once he removed all the comb, he pulled out his homemade shop vac and sucked up all the bees.   The shop vac is set at just the right amount of suction so as to not harm the bees.  He also brings the bees back to his farm to add to his colonies.

All in all, it’s a pretty interesting procedure and my kids definitely enjoyed watching it.  Now we have to properly seal everything back up in an effort to keep any new bees from setting up shop again.

8 years, 1 month ago 0
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I came across a couple of houses recently with termite damage. As you can see in the pictures, a common place to find these little insects is behind the walls of your house eating the wood studs. In some of the other pictures, they were found in a roof valley.

Termites prefer moist wood. The soffit, fascia and decking were continually getting wet due to poor roof construction. When the shingles and felt were removed, the termites could be seen scurrying for darkness.

When treating termites, your two main options are a spot treatment or a full treatment. The spot treatment will be less expensive as only a specific area is sprayed. A full treatment will be more expensive but also more effective as the whole house is treated. Cost for a full treatment depends on the size of the house but should range from $400-$500 for a typical 1,300 square foot house.

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8 years, 1 month ago 0
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Went to a house today just vacated by a tenant. First time I’ve ever seen this at a house. Looks legit.

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10 years, 2 months ago 0
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If you turned on the TV today, you know what I’m talking about.  Snow, aka “White Death”.  In Memphis, we got pounded by at least a half-inch of snow.  Yes, you read that right.  Schools closed.  The grocery stores have been packed the last few days.  Craziness ensued.

If you are a looking to buy Memphis investment properties, is there something you can do to avoid some of the craziness that can ensue prior to closing?  Of course there is – get yourself a great real estate closing attorney.  One big tip is to determine what the primary client type is for the attorney.  Does the attorney mostly do closings with investors, or John & Jane Homebuyer.  Obviously, if you are looking to build a portfolio of cash flow properties, you should be working with an attorney that specializes in working with investors.

At Lucky A Properties, we work with one of the best real estate attorneys in town.  This attorney is a sponsor of our Mid-South Real Estate Investors Association and I brought a new private lender to her office today so he could ask a few questions about how the private lending process works.  She answered all of his questions clearly and in plain English.  Now the private lender is ready to fund two of our upcoming deals.  Just remember, when its crazy out there, surround yourself with good people.

10 years, 6 months ago 0
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We recently gave a presentation about the Top 10 Questions for New Real Estate Investors.  We’ve taken a few snippets and created some short informational videos.  Check them all out here: http://www.youtube.com/user/LuckyAProperties#play/uploads

Here is a sample:

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10 years, 7 months ago 0
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Fall Southern Home & Garden Show

Stop by our booth this weekend at the Southern Home & Garden show at the Agricenter on Germantown Rd.  Show hours are 9-6 on Saturday and 11-6 on Sunday.  Also, Mark will be speaking about real estate investing on the main stage Sunday from 2:30 to 3:00.  Don’t miss it!

10 years, 11 months ago 0
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One of the keys to financial success is creating multiple streams of income.  Unfortunately, most people only have one…their j-o-b.  And as we’ve seen in this economy, nobody’s job is safe.  Pay cuts, furloughs and lay-offs are the norm right now so how much better would you feel about your situation if you had a passive income stream on the side?  That’s what investing in real estate can do for you.  Imagine owning five rental properties each netting $200 in positive cash flow…what would you do with that extra $1,000 each month?  Imagine owning 10, or 15.  Imagine owning enough to replace your income if something happened to your job.  Maybe you would sleep better knowing you would be OK if you were next in line to get the ax.

For those that already own property, now is the time to add more.  For those that don’t, you will never have an opportunity as great as this to get started. 

Go to http://www.luckyaproperties.com/Buy_A_House.html to sign up for our buyers list so you’ll know when we have another great deal available.

10 years, 11 months ago 0
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Just like a kid hunting Easter eggs, Lucky A Properties is searching for that next great real estate investment deal.  Join our buyers list so you’ll know when we find it!

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11 years ago 1
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