"The Beat Goes On"...Sonny and Cher
And, so the work continues on my new duplex/investment property near the North Mississippi neighborhood of NoPo (North Portland). You may recall the angst involved in getting a mortgage (complicated by the fact that it was an investment property and I'm self-employed). However, it did finally close and record and my investment partner and I are a proud owner of a project! I do love real estate as an investment and I'm willing to spend the time to make the investment productive.
I'm up late and awake early to get things done. I'm slowly making decisions as to other finish details. I've had bids on insulation, flooring, I think I will go with the IKEA kitchen and there's more. But, look at one of two very cute little electric fireplaces that I found on Craigs List to insert into the bricked in "former fireplaces".
And, Pedro and Beatrice are making progress on the fence:
I know I agonize too much over paint color selections. But, I do have a theory that if you make your rentals nice enough that you would want to live in them, you will get renters that care about the property!