The Cottage is Booking Up

The cottage is booking up for the summer. May and June are almost full, and July is starting to fill. So far, this first season has been a success with only a few minor issues. Here is a quick rundown. Income Total income so far is just over $7000. If bookings stay constant, then we […]

Last Chance to Work on the Rental Cottage

This past weekend was our last chance to work on the rental cottage before our first guests arrive. We had another productive weekend. Here is a rundown of everything that we accomplished. Projects The largest project this past weekend was building a firepit area in the backyard. We had 10 yards of gravel delivered, so […]

The Work on Our Rental Continues

The work on our rental continues. We recently did some interior work, and a deck was just installed a few days ago. There is about a month left before our first guests arrive, so it’s getting to be crunch time to tie up all the loose ends. Interior Work Last weekend we painted the bathroom, […]

The Rental Property is Accepting Bookings

The rental property is accepting bookings. We listed the property a few weeks ago and have already received 3 bookings for the upcoming season. There is still some work to do, but bookings are starting to roll in. Work in Progress There are still a handful of projects to do before we open our cottage […]

Listing Our Rental Property

We have officially listed our rental property. Pictures have been taken, and a description has been put on the webpage. The property won’t be available for bookings until May, as there is still some work to do. But the time to start accepting guests is getting close. Odds and Ends There is still some work […]

Year End Update, 2021

It’s almost Christmas, and I have been busy with family and gift exchanging. The markets are in turmoil over Omicron and interest rates, but my finances are looking strong as 2021 draws to a close. Here is a quick year end update. Finances 2021 was a good year for my portfolio. In fact, my overall […]

A Productive Weekend at the Rental Cottage

We had a productive weekend at the rental cottage. Gravel was delivered to make a driveway, and the locks on the entry doors were changed. There is still a lot to do, but we are making progress. Work Weekend The purpose of heading to the cottage was to get some work done before the weather […]

Financial Update, OCT 2021

Here is a quick financial update for October. As the markets continue to perform well, so too does my portfolio. Our rental property is coming together, and I’ve been getting some projects done around the house. Personal Finances My portfolio continues to perform well as the markets march higher. I recently did some rebalancing in […]

Working on the Rental Property

We’ve been spending the past couple weekends working on the new rental property. There are a few things to repair and a few other things that we want to upgrade. Here is what we’ve been up to. Deck and Permitting The cottage needs a new deck. There is no way around it and no way […]

We Have Closed on a Rental Property

We have closed on a rental property. If you’ve been following my updates, then you know we’ve been searching for investment property for some time now. We found a place a little over a month ago and closed on it last week. Now begins the process of making it rent ready. Property Clean-Up and Furnishings […]