Name: Jarnell Porter

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Web Site: http://jphomesinvestment.com

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    5 Real Estate Investing Lessons My Mother Taught Me

    April 28th, 2018

    jporter-mom-realestateOver the years the most influential and loving person we as humans will be around is our mother. My Mother, Elva Mae Porter, was a heavy component in my life, and that remains even after her death which occurred last March in 2017.

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    Water…Water…Let’s Talk About Water & Losing $Cash Flow$

    February 6th, 2018

    landlord mistakesI’m fully aware that this site and those who visit the site frequently are doing so because of real estate investing. Cool! However, it is the small things that add up and kill our bottom line as Landlords. So in this article I’m really talking about my water bill, loss of monthly cash flow profits and how SAWS –  the water company in San Antonio, TX –  finally helped with my water bill and regain my profitability.

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    Fitting in the Missing Pieces to a Successful Real Estate Business

    November 14th, 2016

    Real Estate is a business with many different parts. Utilizing these different parts effectively can also lead to many different ways to make money. However, it seems that a large number of investors are only focusing on one aspect of the business which leaves a lot of money on the table and not in their pockets. In this article I will describe the top four methods I believe work the best for producing money for your real-estate business. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Landlording 101 – Why Tenants are Like Children

    June 3rd, 2016

    different types of tenantsEver wonder why each child is different? Do you ever wonder why one child grows up to be the President of the United States and the other one just got out of the County jail for the fifth time LOL? Well the same could be said about your Tenants. Each tenant that you rent to is different. Some need a lot of time and effort while others just do what needs to be done automatically. In this article I’ll explain some of the various types of tenants I have encountered in my Landlording career and the best way to deal with the various types of tenants. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Taking Action as a Real Estate Investor

    October 19th, 2015

    timeforaction real estate investingSuccess in Real Estate is taking action. Taking the necessary steps we as real estate investors and professionals can take to progress along our road to success. In order to obtain true  success it is always important to understand where you are in accordance to your road to success. Are you at the beginning, middle, or almost at the end of your own personal road to success? This article will share some tips that I found useful from my own experiences and of others based on their positioning in accordance to success. Read the rest of this entry “

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    My Perfect Tenant Left Me! What do I do Now???

    June 12th, 2015

    tenantkeysturnoverToday, I can say I stand among my fellow landlords in a gloomy mood. My best tenant has moved on. The tenant that pays on time, never complains, and the one you hope will stay with you forever, but we know will leave us one day. What’s next? How do I replace the perfect tenant? Normally we are looking for a better tenant now I’m hoping to get another one half as good as our previous tenant.

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    Blue Collared Real Estate

    May 1st, 2015

    05-01-15 - bluecollar-crop-featureAmerica is built off the notion of hard work and getting what you want and accomplishing dreams. The idea that the average person can live the American dream of one day have a house, two or more cars, two kids, a husband or wife, and live life happy ever after. However, does this truly happen to the average American and how does this affect the average real estate investor? Are we all going to end up being millionaire real estate investors? Are we all going to run businesses that allow us to go on vacation three months out of the year while our assistants run our business successfully as we travel around the world with friends and family, or will we have to build our businesses the hard way through blood, sweat, and tears?

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    Landlords Can Have Pocket Listings Too!

    March 23rd, 2015

    pocketlisting investing 2Hello fellow Landlords! Let me start off with a question, “Do you have a pocket listing?” Many of you may be familiar with pocket listings and some of you may not. A pocket listing is a property a realtor has not put on the market or MLS, but is offering it to a specific group of his or her preferred buyers – their movers and shakers.

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    Rental Business Tip: They Would Live Like That Anyway.

    February 25th, 2015
    02-25-15One day as I was at a rental property doing a repair a tenant had requested. I heard one of the smartest thing a person could tell a current or prospective landlord or property manager. The plumber told my mother, “Mrs. Porter if they owned his house they would live like this anyway.”

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    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Will Happen

    January 12th, 2015

    01-12-15 - GBUThe motto of a landlord is if it can break most likely it will break. During my experiences as a landlord I know one thing will always occur which is that the good, the bad, and the ugly will happen. The way we as real estate investors react to these situations determine how the end result will turn out. A good situation can have a bad or ugly result just depending on how you react to the situation,

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