The first full week of 2014 has now flown by and it sure was a busy one for me. We finished drilling another well and I was able to head home early Thursday morning. I finally got home around 4 am and promptly crashed in bed with my wife for an hour before she had to get up for work. As usual I haven't really gotten a chance to relax the first few days as it was busy with taking care of things since I'd been gone. I've paid property taxes, renewed my license, done paperwork for work, worked out, and my favorite was looking at rental properties on Friday. Blog activity has been a little slow this past week but I'll get a chance to reply to comments and get some more posts up soon. My wife and I went to the nearby drive in theater last night. It's truly a great find and I love when we get to go enjoy 2 movies for the price of 1 as well as spend some time outdoors.
I was able to find 2 properties that are on the short list and one that is at the top of that list. My wife and I are going to go check it out tomorrow and if she's okay with it we'll be putting an offer in. The house looks to be in great condition and really just needs some fresh paint to make it rent ready which is great. While it's going to take a good bit of money for the down-payment, the yield on it should be great and provide $200+ in positive monthly cash flow which is awesome. And the best part about it is that someone else will be building the equity for us in the property and paying the mortgage payment month after month. There's still a lot of things to take care of and investigate more, but things are looking really good on that front.
Thanks again to everyone that read, commented, or shared a post through the social networks. I can't thank you all enough and you all help to keep the personal finance conversation in the forefront.
Now on to the links!
2013 Full Year Review by All About Interest
My Watch/Wish List by The Fast Weekly
How to buy when there is blood on the streets by Dividend Growth Investor
My goals for 2014 by Dividend Mantra
Earnings season: Everyone have their brackets and draft picks in? by Pulling Ourselves Up Financially
What if the future is better than we think? by A Wealth of Common Sense
Developing a game plan using sector weighting by Retire Before Dad
Mindless accumulation by Done by Forty
Monthly Review: December 2013 by Dividend Growth Machine
Quick initial review of companies by Dividend Growth Stock Investing
My son is ready for early retirement by Mr. Money Mustache
I hope all have a great rest of the weekend!