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A Landlord Blog for the Passive Income Obsessed

Know the acronym “FIRE,” in personal finance circles?

It stands for Financial Independence/Retire Early.

Financial independence means that income from your investments (like, oh, I don’t know, rental properties) is enough to cover your living expenses. In other words, you’re no longer “dependent” on your job to pay your bills.

My name is Brian Davis, and I’m a landlord, real estate investor, personal finance writer, co-founder of SparkRental, and world traveler. I get to spend most of the year living abroad, largely because my rental income allows me to live anywhere.

Deni (my partner) and I have a simple goal: to help 5,000 people reach $5,000/month in passive income from rental properties. Actually our goal is to help as many people as possible reach financial independence from rental income, but that doesn’t have the same ring to it 😉

Want to retire early with rental properties? Stack up streams of passive income? Reach financial independence?

We created this landlord blog to help you do just that. Being a landlord is great, but ultimately rental properties are a means to a greater end: giving you the freedom to lead whatever life you want.

The Latest from the Landlord & Real Estate Investing Blog:

How to Retire at 40 with Real Estate Investments & Stocks

How to Retire at 40 with Real Estate Investments & Stocks

Over a 40-year time horizon, even someone earning minimum wage can become a millionaire. No, really: if you invest $190 per month in the stock market at an historically-average 10% return, after 40 years you’d have $1,009,111. But what if you want to retire at 40?...

The BRRRR Method: Real Estate Leverage with 100% Financing (Infographic)

The BRRRR Method: Real Estate Leverage with 100% Financing (Infographic)

Besides sounding like you're shivering, the BRRRR method of real estate investing is an acronym standing for buy, renovate, rent, refinance, repeat. Some investors refer to it as the BRRR strategy, skipping the “rent” portion as self-explanatory. Whatever; semantics....

What Are Squatters Rights? State-by-State Guide to Squatters Rights

What Are Squatters Rights? State-by-State Guide to Squatters Rights

“Possession is nine-tenths of the law.” The concept that the person who is control of an asset is its rightful owner allowed Floyd Hatfield to retain ownership of a pig claimed to have been the property of Randle McCoy. The court ruling is said to be a major factor in...

The Landlord’s Guide to Renter’s Insurance: How It Protects Landlords

The Landlord’s Guide to Renter’s Insurance: How It Protects Landlords

Renter’s insurance may not be a top priority for your tenants who don’t want to take on another expense – but it should be for you. With all of the uncertainty that the pandemic has brought to rental property owners, it’s more important now than ever to screen tenants...

State Taxes Comparison: Are Americans Fleeing High-Tax States in 2020?

State Taxes Comparison: Are Americans Fleeing High-Tax States in 2020?

It turns out Americans really do vote with their feet – especially when it comes to state tax rates. United Van Lines releases a report every year on the prior year’s migration patterns within the U.S. In January 2020, they issued their 2019 report, and the data is...

Multifamily vs. Single-Family Rentals: Which Should I Invest In?

Multifamily vs. Single-Family Rentals: Which Should I Invest In?

Rental properties offer strong historic returns, low volatility, and ongoing passive income. If you’re just starting out in your journey, it can feel overwhelming because there are so many moving parts. For example, figuring out which property types are best suited...

Real Estate Investing Quotes: 27 Classic Quotes for Cocktail Parties

Real Estate Investing Quotes: 27 Classic Quotes for Cocktail Parties

Who doesn’t love a pithy quote? Well, all right, the Internet can get prettttty cluttered with pseudo-profound inspirational quotes and social media share-bait. But hey, there are still plenty of great real estate investing quotes out there. Given how many famous,...

Best Real Estate Investing Blogs: Where to Learn Real Estate for Free

Best Real Estate Investing Blogs: Where to Learn Real Estate for Free

Who said education had to be expensive? Whatever real estate skills you want to learn, the best real estate blogs on the web provide rich, in-depth content to help bridge the gap between what you know today and what you need to know to build wealth with real estate....

Real Estate in Recessions: How Do Rents & Home Values Perform?

Real Estate in Recessions: How Do Rents & Home Values Perform?

As we round the corner to the last half of 2020, the United States continues to fight against the spread of the coronavirus. Unemployment rates are at all-time highs and the economy is knocking on the door of a recession. Because we’ve experienced many recessions in...

Who Is This Blog For?

Well, sure, this is a real estate investing and landlord blog. We write about the nuts and bolts of investing in rental properties, tenant screening, leasing issues, collecting rent, managing difficult tenants, and so on.

But while the “how-tos” and “avoid these mistakes” are important, they’re only part of the picture.

The bigger picture? How rental properties and real estate investing fit into your larger strategy for building wealth and passive income.

Specifically: reaching financial independence to give you the freedom to retire young, if you so choose.

So who is this “landlord blog” for? It’s not just for landlords – it’s for anyone looking for creative ways to reach FIRE through real estate investing.

 

Real Estate Investing & Landlord Education

Our real estate investing blog includes hundreds of landlord articles, personal finance articles, property management tips, and detailed real estate investing advice. Browse it, search it, use it as a free resource.

But our landlord education doesn’t end with the blog.

We offer a range of free webinars and online masterclasses for landlords and real estate investors. We offer several premium landlord courses. Our weekly newsletter keeps you abreast of rental industry trends, landlord tips, and the best of real estate investing blogs from around the web. And every week, Deni & Brian hop on live video on Facebook for a 15-minute live vlog and answer questions.

What for? Why do real estate investors and landlords need continuing education, anyway?

Because investing in rental properties is not like throwing money in an index fund.

Buying real estate investment properties takes skill (at least if you’re going to make money). Managing rental properties takes skill.

Your returns on rental investment properties are directly proportionate to your knowledge and skill, both as an investor and as a landlord. If you want to reach financial independence from real estate, you’re going to need to know what you’re doing.

That’s why we’re obsessed with ongoing landlord education at SparkRental. We want you to make as much passive income as possible, as fast as possible, on the fewest rental investments possible.

 

Beyond the Blog: More Landlord Resources

Had enough of us going on about the importance of landlord education?

“Cut to the goods already Brian! Gimme some free stuff!”

All right, all right. Here are some free landlord resources, to help you on your quest for financial independence from real estate:

Free Rental Application

Email our free rental application PDF to your prospects; they can type into it, e-sign it, and email it back to you. It even includes authorization for you to contact employers, prior landlords, and run tenant screening reports.

Tenant Screening Reports

Well, it’s free for the landlord. The applicant verifies their identity and releases their credit report, criminal background check, and eviction history tenant screening reports to you. No site inspection required!

State-Specific Lease Agreements

Our rental lease agreements are extremely landlord-protective, and deter any lawsuit-happy tenants. They’re editable, reusable, and include all state-specific lease clauses, disclosures, and addenda.

Free Rent Collection

Collect rent online, through either ACH (bank transfer), credit card, or debit card. Reduce late payments and rent defaults, and use one-click Schedule E tax statements and Income & Expense reports!

Want more free landlord resources? Check out our list of Free Landlord Tools.

Spark Rental Blog Guest Post Policy

This is our skeptical face. Persuade us you’re not another hack!

Let me be crystal clear about our guest article policy. We almost never accept them, and when we do, it’s from websites that meet the following criteria:

  1. Domain score of 60 or higher, per Neil Patel’s Ubersuggest tool.
  2. Extremely relevant to SparkRental’s mission. In other words, a focus on real estate investing, passive income, financial independence/retiring early (FIRE), property management, and personal finance.
  3. In-depth articles on unique topics not found elsewhere online.
  4. Exceptionally strong writing. Fully 99% of the writing I read on the web is crap and doesn’t meet our standards.

 

Meet all of those criteria, and still interested in contributing to our real estate investing blog?

Contact Brian using the form below, to pitch a few unique and relevant blog post ideas.

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Real Estate FIRE Escape: What It Takes to Retire in 5 Years with Rentals

 

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Real Estate FIRE Escape: What It Takes to Retire in 5 Years with Rentals

 

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