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Old 07-02-2013, 05:26 PM   #241
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What a great experience! I love that you got to see and hear such an in-depth history on one of the attractions that Walt really had a major hand in creating.

I also love the inclusion of the Imagineers and espeically Maggie Elliott...it's inspiring to see someone who was such an early pioneer in a field that even today is so heavily male dominated.
It was so neat too, sitting at the table with her and listening to her talk, even if it was just about where she lived and what it was like to be retired. She was a very nice and humble lady.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:59 PM   #242
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Well, one down, one to go. I signed the rental papers on one of the apartments today. They're nice enough folks and make enough money, but I have a stinking feeling that they took the first thing they could get and may be looking to move when something better comes along.

We don't do leases, as it gives us the flexibility to ask tenants to leave if they aren't working out. We also take a risk that someone will only stay for a couple months, and have definitely had that happen. Oh well, at least we are set for a little while. I'll be setting up the appointment with the other tenant on Friday after a few last repairs are completed on the building!
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Well, one down, one to go. I signed the rental papers on one of the apartments today. They're nice enough folks and make enough money, but I have a stinking feeling that they took the first thing they could get and may be looking to move when something better comes along.

We don't do leases, as it gives us the flexibility to ask tenants to leave if they aren't working out. We also take a risk that someone will only stay for a couple months, and have definitely had that happen. Oh well, at least we are set for a little while. I'll be setting up the appointment with the other tenant on Friday after a few last repairs are completed on the building!
That's awesome! Hopefully they'll end up sticking around longer than you think.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:04 PM   #244
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Well, one down, one to go. I signed the rental papers on one of the apartments today. They're nice enough folks and make enough money, but I have a stinking feeling that they took the first thing they could get and may be looking to move when something better comes along.

We don't do leases, as it gives us the flexibility to ask tenants to leave if they aren't working out. We also take a risk that someone will only stay for a couple months, and have definitely had that happen. Oh well, at least we are set for a little while. I'll be setting up the appointment with the other tenant on Friday after a few last repairs are completed on the building!
I hope it works out! Props to you for being able to be a landlord. Joe has broached the subject of buying rental properties before but I'm not sure I could do it!
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:40 PM   #245
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That's great news! Hopefully they'll stick around.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #246
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Great news, one down and one to go.
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That's awesome! Hopefully they'll end up sticking around longer than you think.
Me too! You never know what people are thinking and our contractor really did these places up nice. They would have a hard time coming up with a place as nice, I mean granite counters, beautiful backsplashes, hardwood floors, quiet building....

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I hope it works out! Props to you for being able to be a landlord. Joe has broached the subject of buying rental properties before but I'm not sure I could do it!
I don't think I'd enter into anymore and in fact, I was married into this. I still don't really know my way around and constantly have to ask questions, but Fran can't do the stairs to show the places and meet with the folks, so that part is up to me. If you really like to clean toilets, stoves, floors, windows and stuff, go for it. For years all I did was collect the checks and then when the economy turned all our units started going up for turnover. We took the opportunity to give them a face lift and a several hundred dollar monthly rent increase. Each one will take at least a year if not 18 months to make back the money we put in (not including property taxes and utilities that's just the renovation costs) before we see any money. The two on the bottom floor are just about to started bringing in money now. The others, well give them 18 months.

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Great news, one down and one to go.
Exactly!

Then we get back to work on the one in our building that we were boxing up the music from about a year ago and removing the carpeting.
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Well, one down, one to go. I signed the rental papers on one of the apartments today. They're nice enough folks and make enough money, but I have a stinking feeling that they took the first thing they could get and may be looking to move when something better comes along.

We don't do leases, as it gives us the flexibility to ask tenants to leave if they aren't working out. We also take a risk that someone will only stay for a couple months, and have definitely had that happen. Oh well, at least we are set for a little while. I'll be setting up the appointment with the other tenant on Friday after a few last repairs are completed on the building!
Congrats. Hope it works out!
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I mean granite counters, beautiful backsplashes, hardwood floors, quiet building....
Wow! Wish I would have met you while we were living in Long Beach. Sounds WAY nicer than the apartment we had.
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Funny, I just emailed you back and was hoping you'd found renters! Awesome! Let's see pics of the apartment. It's in a great area.
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Congrats. Hope it works out!
Me too! I still have to get the other ones to sign and give me the money!

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Wow! Wish I would have met you while we were living in Long Beach. Sounds WAY nicer than the apartment we had.
You were long moved back home when we started making our apartments really cool. The vacancies started coming in 2007 and then we had to just replace the appliances (because most were about 30-40 years old). And that we did with redeeming our over 1 million Amex miles for Home Depot Gift Cards. Even with new appliances, they had the same old countertops and pink bathrooms. It wasn't until her father died that we took out a mortgage on his house and got the capital to start REALLY improving these places, now they look gorgeous! At least though we always rented clean places.

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Funny, I just emailed you back and was hoping you'd found renters! Awesome! Let's see pics of the apartment. It's in a great area.
I actually don't really have pictures, I didn't even get a chance to put the website up with interior photos because they rented so fast. We were still putting blinds up in the one that I still have to sign paperwork for the day they applied. I didn't want to take pictures before the blinds were done and hopefully now I won't have to. If we get the approval on 1st Street Monday, I'm going to start a home building thread, and I'll post pictures of what the place looks like (same contractor same general idea) before they start tearing it apart. And throughout the building process.
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Me too! I still have to get the other ones to sign and give me the money!



You were long moved back home when we started making our apartments really cool. The vacancies started coming in 2007 and then we had to just replace the appliances (because most were about 30-40 years old). And that we did with redeeming our over 1 million Amex miles for Home Depot Gift Cards. Even with new appliances, they had the same old countertops and pink bathrooms. It wasn't until her father died that we took out a mortgage on his house and got the capital to start REALLY improving these places, now they look gorgeous! At least though we always rented clean places.



I actually don't really have pictures, I didn't even get a chance to put the website up with interior photos because they rented so fast. We were still putting blinds up in the one that I still have to sign paperwork for the day they applied. I didn't want to take pictures before the blinds were done and hopefully now I won't have to. If we get the approval on 1st Street Monday, I'm going to start a home building thread, and I'll post pictures of what the place looks like (same contractor same general idea) before they start tearing it apart. And throughout the building process.
So glad things are renting for you! It will be nice to get the income rolling in again. Fingers crossed on the hearing! May crazy neighbor lady lose and lose big.

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INSERT DRINK PICTURE!!!!!!
Cause I screwed up with the picture and I NEED IT. All those glorious food pictures, history, lovely event and I was totally transfixed by being greeted with a drink.

It's been that kind of few days! Oh yeah, this is YOUR trip report.

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Well, one down, one to go. I signed the rental papers on one of the apartments today. They're nice enough folks and make enough money, but I have a stinking feeling that they took the first thing they could get and may be looking to move when something better comes along.

We don't do leases, as it gives us the flexibility to ask tenants to leave if they aren't working out. We also take a risk that someone will only stay for a couple months, and have definitely had that happen. Oh well, at least we are set for a little while. I'll be setting up the appointment with the other tenant on Friday after a few last repairs are completed on the building!
Good to hear Alison. Here's to it all working out!
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Talking I am ALL caught up !! now comments...

Not in any particular order:

1- we are very very much alike, don't eat much but eat late and when we do eat at all "not good" ie as in thinking flavors NOT calories I think you hit the nail right on the head & I have been told the same we skip meals and the body definitely goes into starvation mode (When will this stupid woman give me food again ? Better just store it all as it could be months) ...hence in my case my behind seriously you are beautiful and when life gets a little calmer you will do what feels right to get a handle on this...right there with you me too

2- Who is Darcy ?

3- What is Germ Killer ?

4- Soooo Awesome when you post Disney history I sit and read and read totally enthralled you bring us into the scene with your pictures and wonderful descriptions ..its been awhile but I still "see" the lounge in my head what a thrill It also makes me really want to get the TIW membership so that I can do some of those "closed" events here I see the signs over the years and think...someday I can't wait until you go to the Expo I want to be right there with you & Fran for that too coming up soon

5- Yeah to getting a renter may everything rent when ready asap

6-sending love, prayers, and for the hearing !! May it all go your way..there is ALWAYS a crazy neighbor everywhere may the courts see exactly the type she is

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