Quick summary on what's happening in July 2018: Sold one of our rental property. We purchased the house around 4.5 years ago for $485,000. We sold it for $805,000, all cash, 14-day closing! Add more investments to RealtyShares, increasing the total investment to $75,000 Started tracking passive income progress towards FI FI Progress: July 2018 We caught the end … [Read more...] about July 2018 Progress
We love Hawaii, especially the island of Kauai. It is unbelievably beautiful there, with lush green fields on one side and pretty, mellow beach on the other side. But the airline tickets to get there can get pricy. Thankfully, we live in the West Coast of US. There's a sweet spot of airline travel hack for those of us living here that can get us there for $11-ish per person. … [Read more...] about Travel hack: Fly from Seattle to Kauai roundtrip for $22.40
Quick summary on what's happening in June 2018: In the process of selling one of our rental property. House price had risen tremendously in that area, time to cash out and rebalance our portfolio. We purchased the house around 4.5 years ago for $485,000. We got an offer for $805,000, all cash, 14-day closing! I added more money to PeerStreet and set automatic investment … [Read more...] about June 2018 Progress
Health Saving Account (HSA) can be used as a tax-advantage saving vehicle, similar to IRA, but more! This is one of the pretax saving that gets overlooked by a lot of people, but it's actually one of the most powerful one. We will go over on how you can utilize HSA to reduce your tax bill, invest the money, as well as optimization strategy on how you can withdraw from … [Read more...] about HSA: IRA on steroid?
We built over $550k of real estate equity over 10 years. We (mostly me) made many mistakes along the way that wiped out the equities, even brought us to negative equities at a time. True, that we could've accumulated more equities had I not made these mistakes. But I don't regret it. Mistakes made us wiser and more resilient if we learn from them. I started buying … [Read more...] about 4 Simple Steps To Start Building Your Real Estate Empire