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I have not yet started in th is business but have the capital and I am giving it some serious thought. Thanks for all the tips, I am sure this site will come in handy in the future.
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Welcome to our forum! What got you interested in starting your own business? Have you ever run a business before?
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Welcome to the forum. Hope you jump in the field soon...
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I have worked in the Mortgage business for the past 10 yrs and things aren't what they used to be. I have never owned my own business before but have always wanted to. I enjoy being outside, even in the heat and the mowing season in Texas only takes a break for about 2 months. The start-up is relatively lower than any other business I have researched. I still have some research to do but plan on starting up next year.
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Hi TexaSstar,

Welcome! Being involved with the real estate industry, did you ever get involved with investing in real estate? Being a landlord or something like that? Do you have any advice for others interested in that?
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If you are going to purchase investment property and rent/lease it out make sure that you check with the state in regards to your rights as a landlord to evict, retain personal property to recoup delinquent rent or repairs to the property. It is not a matter of if but when someone will decide not to pay rent. Make sure that you have a very thorough lease outlining everything. You can find a good lease on line or go to an attorney to tailor one to your needs. It can be tough to find good tenants.
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Thanks for the insight! Have you ever considered getting into that field or is that not at all interesting to you?
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