churches for lease

Churches for Lease

When I listed a former Orkin Pest Control building for sale on the south side of Atlanta, Georgia, I was surprised at the high level of demand from churches.  A majority of the calls were from ministers looking to start a church.  They were looking for a lease or lease option.  None of them had an…

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10 Things You Can Buy on Amazon and Rent Out

Amazon isn’t the first website that comes to mind when it comes to investing.  You go there to spend money, not to make money.  With their intelligent suggestions of “those who bought this, bought this” and enticements like free shipping and deep discounts, who hasn’t thrown something they don’t really need into their shopping cart?…

church real estate

The Future of Churches and their Real Estate

Sitting in church this morning, I could not help but notice how old the average attendee was.  For every young person in their 30’s or 40’s, there seemed to be three or four in their 70’s or 80’s.  The median age seemed to be somewhere in the mid 60’s.  Church attendance definitely increases as people…

used golf balls

Buy and Sell Used Golf Balls

New golf balls are expensive.  Brand new balls usually cost more than $1 per ball, and some state-of-the-art balls cost $4 per ball or more.  There is a vibrant market in selling used golf balls directly to other golfers, golf courses, and driving ranges, as well as through used golf ball stores, and online stores…

guest houses

If I Build a Guest House, Can I Rent It Out?

The answer in many jurisdictions is no; even if you are allowed to build a guest house (or accessory dwelling unit, or guest casita), you can’t rent it out.  You can let someone live there (like older parents or grown kids) or let visiting friends stay there for free, but you cannot rent it out.  Even if…

legal brothels

Investing in Brothels – It’s Legal in Rural Nevada

A few investors avoid companies that sell products like beer or cigarettes.  Some take it further and avoid companies that sell products that have a lot of caffeine or produce unhealthy junk foods; Islamic investors won’t even invest in a bank that charges interest on loans or in a company with a lot of cash…

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