Getting Started with Fixer Upper & Rental Houses (Video)

I think that buying fixer upper houses and turning them into rental properties is the easiest way to make money in real estate. You can do it in your spare time and still work your 8:00 to 5:00 job. And, rental houses can create a steady new income stream, that could even allow you to retire from your regular job, as I did.

This video which provides a general overview of the process for starting up a fixer upper and rental house business.

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  2. Dennis Gross says:

    PLEASE !! Don’t forget the new applicable lead based paint requirements. If it non-owner occupied (investment) and 1978 or older, any repairs covering 6 square feet or more (such as painting, repairing) requires you to have the special training and certificate. It is not expensive to get the docs. However, there is a $35,000 fine per episode if you are caught not handling it properly. That would surely negate any positive cash flow for a few years. Dennis

    • admin says:


      Thanks for making that good point about the lead based paint requirements.

      These are new EPA requirements, and I don’t know any contractors who are happy about the size of the penalty. There seems to be some uncertainty about some of the new regulations, such as proper disposal techniques.

      What’s your take on how this will play out?

      Do you think there will be any modifications to the law?

      I think the key point for new owner/landlords is to be aware of, and comply with, the new law when repairing a pre-1978 fixer upper house.

      In dealing with tenants, be sure to:
      1. give them a copy of the EPA-approved information pamphlet on identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards;
      2. Disclose any known information concerning lead-based paint on the property;
      3. Provide any records and reports on lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards which are available to you (the landlord);
      4. Include an attachment to the contract or lease (or language inserted in the lease itself) which includes a Lead Warning Statement and confirms that the seller or landlord has complied with all notification requirements;

      Here is a link to the EPA lead paint information pamphlet:


  3. Dan Obrian says:

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