Monthly Archives: June 2017

Getting Good Info on Housing Rental Saved Me from a Lot of Costly Mistakes

When I got my first rental property I was just 18. My grandfather had me help him the summer I turned 18 on a house he bought. It was a cottage home next to a lake. There were plenty of summer activities on the lake, and the fishing season lasted year round. There was the fall salmon run and the winter ice fishing. He said the place would rent year round. We fixed it up nice, and he gave it to me. I knew nothing about renting, and neither did he. Now I get info from a housing rental website that has tons of articles and information on all kinds of topics landlords are interested in. Back then I was on my own.

My grandfather wanted to help set me up with an income opportunity, but he admitted that I was going to be on my own to learn how to do it right.