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Duplex Investors Ask QuestionsSometimes I feel like I live in an aquarium. I swim back and forth, wondering what it is all of you are waiting to read and know about investing in duplexes, but all I can hear is my own thought bubbles.

Do they want to know how to do the numbers? Naw, I already wrote about that.


How about bad tenants?

I’ve done that too.

What about truth-in-housing reports, inspections, or even bed bugs?

Nope. I’ve written about those too.

So, here’s your chance.

Drop me a line and ask.

Provided it doesn’t require a legal, banking or tax opinion, I’ll do my very best to find you the answer!

Minneapolis Duplex Investors Learn How To Be Landlords

said on March 14th, 2012 categorized under: Education

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mhalogo_stbSMALLWhether you’re a new or experienced Minneapolis duplex owner, or are simply thinking about becoming a real estate investor, you may find the Minnesota Multi Housing Association’s (MHA) upcoming class, “The Fundamentals of Rental Property Management in Minnesota” helpful.

The two hour class will cover key components of being a duplex owner, including:

  • Accepting applications
  • Screening Basics
  • Leases
  • Security Deposits
  • Fair Housing
  • Protecting Your Investment
  • Licensing and Regulations
  • Ending the Tenancy
  • Evictions

MHA will be holding the class on Thursday, April 5 from 8:30-10:30 AM and again on June 14th from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Registration costs $29 for MHA members and $49 for non-members.

To register, call MHA at (952)548-2215.

Got A Duplex Question? Ask!

said on November 3rd, 2011 categorized under: Education

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duplex questionsWhile most of the time I think I’m pretty good at guessing what Duplex Chick readers want to know about buying or selling a duplex, I’m not always sure I’m on track.

So, if you have something you want to know, don’t hesitate to ask!

If I don’t know the answer, I’ll do my best to find it; and we’ll both learn in the process.

Just click on one of the “contact me” links on this page and let me know what’s on your mind!

The Answers To Your Duplex Questions Are Here

said on April 14th, 2011 categorized under: Education

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Arrow left icon blue, isolated on white backgroundLike most people who blog or have web sites, I track the daily number of visitors to my Duplex Chick web site.

And while I can’t tell who anybody is, I can see what search terms brought somebody to the site. It’s often phrases like “what’s a good gross rent multiplier”, “are duplexes a good investment”, or “duplex foreclosures”.

I can also see how long visitors stay. And it puzzles me that sometimes people are looking for information on a duplex topic I’ve covered in the past, in other words, exactly the information they’re looking for, and yet, they only stay on the site for a second or two.

It’s made me wonder whether readers are aware that under all those topic headers to the left hand side of the page, and all those date headers, is a whole archive of past articles filled with information about investment property, owner occupying a duplex, selling duplexes and being a landlord.

Do a little digging! You might find the answer you’re looking for.

Minneapolis Duplex Investment Property Seminar Tonight

said on March 17th, 2011 categorized under: Education

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tom lundstedtJust a reminder; the Tom Lundstedt investment property seminar is tonight at 6:30 at the Westin Hotel in Edina.

Thanks to event sponsor Keller Williams Realty, admission is absolutely free. Just let me know you’re coming, so we make sure we have enough seats. (Come anyway if you forget to tell me, we’ll figure it out.)

Lundstedt taught me how to do investment property analysis. This is the stuff that tells you whether an investment property of any kind, whether it’s a single family home, duplex, apartment building, strip mall or office building is a good investment.

In other words, this is the stuff that will help keep you from making a bad investment.

He’s funny, easy to understand, and a great teacher.

In fact, I hated math before I heard him speak. Now, at least when it comes to this stuff, I do it for fun.

No wonder I never get invited to parties.

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tom lundstedtI learned how to buy a duplex or investment property from a Minnesota Twin.

Now, this has nothing to do with stealing second or grand slam. Not even metaphorically.

But the best and most entertaining teacher I know when it comes to “doing the numbers” on investment property just happens to be a former catcher for the Twins.

And it was in one of his classes that I learned how to protect myself financially.

Now you can learn from him too.

Tom Lundstedt will be teaching a class for Realtors and their clients  Thursday, March 17, at the Westin Hotel in Edina.

The seminar starts at 6:30 and generally runs about two hours.

Whether you’re an experienced investor, first time duplex buyer, or have even just considered investing in real estate one day, this seminar will not only keep you laughing, but arm you with the tools to protect your financial future now and in the future.

Here’s the best part. If you come as my guest, it is absolutely free to you.

Still not convinced?

Then let me say this: in life, we get but a handful of great teachers.

Tom is one of mine.

Please email or call if you’re interested in attending.

Seating is limited, and I need to submit a head count prior to March 15.