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Life Of A Landlady

This past few months ( maybe years ? ) I have had some people who have made a mess of the rental houses. I have had to do complete redo on all of them except one and I work on it yearly . I have one left to finish , it was destroyed by a family member when I evicted him . Thats why I do not rent to family , did it once and learned my lesson. Now I have a lady that wants a house she is Homeless and living with her daughters friend . I am going to rent to her , one of the houses . I have one ready but its out of her price range , I can get the other one ready but I have a deadline of 7-31-14 and more out of pocket for this month . I had decided to give her the nicer house for the cheaper price , then I had someone say they know a lady that needs a house, she works everyday and has a good income and the other lady has a small S.S. check , today who ever shows with money will get the nicer house . And I will work on the other house. I am hoping both of them show with Money ! That would be a miracle if I rented two in one day ! By Andria Perry #LifeOfALandlady +Life-Of-A-Landlady

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gidget wrote on July 22, 2014, 11:02 AM

Andria, how many units do you own? It just seems like a big headache most of the time.

ella-romao wrote on July 22, 2014, 11:03 AM

well I hope both of them will show up with money, anyways, nice to meet you &Andrea and have a wonderful day ahead.

ella-romao wrote on July 22, 2014, 11:03 AM

sorry I misspelled your name, bear with me Ms. Andria. emoticon :smile:

paigea wrote on July 22, 2014, 11:47 AM

I got tired of being a landlady. I had a lot of destructive tenants. Luckily it was the one time in my life when I bought low and sold high.

MsTina wrote on July 22, 2014, 12:30 PM

My husband wants to invest in real estate but he isn't handy and I think it would end up being way more work than it's worth.

AliCanary wrote on July 22, 2014, 12:42 PM

I've been a landlady and had some nightmare tenants, too. My strongest advice is for you to STOP taking referrals from people who "know a lady that needs a house". Those people are not going to have any sense of responsibility to you when the house gets trashed again. Advertise your properties, make people fill out proper applications that prove they have adequate income, and check references. If you want to help the homeless, volunteer at a soup kitchen, but don't sacrifice your properties to the cause. Rent to responsible people, and you will have far less stress in your life!