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your mood (by Hollis [MA]) Jun 23, 2024 4:07 PM
       your mood (by Just Tim [AR]) Jun 23, 2024 4:53 PM
       your mood (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 23, 2024 5:17 PM
       your mood (by RB [TN]) Jun 23, 2024 6:05 PM
       your mood (by hollis [MA]) Jun 23, 2024 6:27 PM
       your mood (by holis [MA]) Jun 23, 2024 6:38 PM
       your mood (by hollis [MA]) Jun 23, 2024 6:41 PM
       your mood (by 6x6 [TN]) Jun 24, 2024 7:54 AM
       your mood (by S i d [MO]) Jun 25, 2024 8:29 AM
       your mood (by hollis [MA]) Jun 30, 2024 11:52 PM

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your mood (by Hollis [MA]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2024 4:07 PM

I've been seeing a number of posts about how fed up or burned out some of you are getting,..I hear ya, its not like it used to be with higher percentage of demanding ,entitled people thinking you must be rich and taking all their rent money to buy expensive thing going on long vacation around the world etc, People with less scrupals that have no problem "giving to the man" as one poster here recently stated.

Not sure of if this would help, I have a friend that I would call woebegone, very down and negative for most of the years I have known her.

She told me that she got a paperback book called "the Mood Cure" by Julia Ross,. The last few months it seems to have really changed her to the positive. I haven't actually read it myself as its not my problem but I think I will send it to my daughter who gets down in the dumps, I think to often,..its pretty cheap over a Amazon,.if you elect to consider it for yourself or some in your family or know,..look at the reviews, they are by far mostly positive.

Landlords probably can use some positive these days.

your mood (by Just Tim [AR]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2024 4:53 PM

When I get fed up with a specific tenant, I find the best cure is to open up Quickbooks and run a report to see how much money they have paid me. I usually quickly decide I can put up with them with a smile on my face.

As for getting fed up with the entire business, I open up my spreadsheet where I track the original cost of each property vs. today's market value. When I look at the Sums of those columns, I decide I can tolerate it a few more years.

your mood (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2024 5:17 PM

Here in Los Angeles, 4 years during the pandemic 2/1/20-3/1/24, a landlord couldn't evict a tenant for non-payment of rent. In April we could start the eviction process. But any tenant facing eviction was given help from free legal aid, a service paid for by housing.

So my tenants fell behind in their rents by $630,000. And the tenant that paid rent, we weren't allowed to raise their rents during that 4 year period.

So Free Legal Aid advised all tenants, that in L.A. an eviction will be stopped if there was an open violation, such as no hot water, roaches, etc. Amazing enough I had to pay over $100,000 for my eviction attorney's to fill the Unlawful Detain-er actions. Now I'm fighting the defense pranks of Free Legal Aid, etc.

I told one judge that Free Legal Aid said I was crazy and tried to take my guns away from me. They also said I wasn't fixing anything broken in my units. I produced a gun permit, very few have them in California and my permits pulled and signed off for any repairs needing a permit. Proving the BS a landlord has been going thru in LA. Not to mention big business doing the little guy like me.

your mood (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2024 6:05 PM

A persons age, health, financial status and amount of time

in any endeavor, will help in determining when to leave

or hang up your hats.

It's not so much a mood or being burnt out, as it is

ready to turn the page on this chapter of ones life.

A good gambler knows when to cash in his chips.

The great news is, ya don't have to live, work,

invest, save, until death do ya part.

Some smart REI have gone Full Circle and were ready,

willing and able to create change for themselves and

their families, regardless of what others think.

You will know when ya get there.

your mood (by hollis [MA]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2024 6:27 PM

Yes agree,..but my friend, the lady, wasn't invested in RE.

It was just her nature,.she had been on a number of meds with little change.Also I knew her years ago when she would be considered "normal" (er, my opinion) So people change,..if she were a LL I think it would be very bad for her in many ways. I have seen depression in a LL and they don't do much of anything,.like selling, if they are frozen it make any decisions

So Idunno,.."maybe" this could help someone for I think about 13.00,

Now that's if they are readers,..or not too down to try to help themselves,... I'm not sure there is an audio of it, .

your mood (by holis [MA]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2024 6:38 PM

OMG thats horrible, any thoughts of contacting 60 minutes or similar and them doing the stuff you went/are going through? I also have paid 19's of thousands to get some people out,.the escrow that they were supposed do do never happened.

The good ole government could have passed laws requiring tenants to prove where the escrows were held and how much,..and they couldn't withdraw it to by cars, TV's and other things,.. They seem to do it with LL's and their sec deposits,..

your mood (by hollis [MA]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2024 6:41 PM

Oops that last one by me was directed at Robert j

and also meant to say 10's of thousands,..

your mood (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2024 7:54 AM

Thank you, Hollis. I tend to agree with your assessment about being depressed and being a LL. The 2 things don't seem to go together.

RB, that was a bit long winded for you, LOL. I like what you said though.

your mood (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 25, 2024 8:29 AM

Take one look at your balance sheet and look in the Net Worth column. When you see over 7-figures, it's hard not to smile.

Go ahead and read the book if needed, but those two lines above do it for me...all the time.

That, plus the Happy Clause. *wink


your mood (by hollis [MA]) Posted on: Jun 30, 2024 11:52 PM


I've been doing this for a lot of years and have been over

7 figures for quite a while, but the old adage about money doesn't buy happiest apply.Yes it makes some things easier but after a certain point, You can eat anything you want, and as often you want,as nice of a house and car as I want,take vacations to good places and good accommodations,( don't go crazy with staying at super expensive places, buying a very nice but not crazy expensive cars and houses etc.)

So I am very comfortable, and really want for nothing,but don't live beyond my means, as, just about any could,.but I'm not really sure I'm happier than in my poor days,I'm tired of traveling so much these days as it seems more of a hassle these day, and I've been to places I wanted to go, and a number of times. I do believe that most people can be as happy as they want to be,but unless you are hurting and money can fix it, having money really doesn't make you happy,.as least not like I thought it would years ago.

Maybe it's my age. but the pursuing of more money just doesn't seem all that important anymore.

If you are not there, (yet) more power and happiness to you.

I DO get some happiness in helping some family members and friends, however I also get a lot of people asking for help,if I "helped" all that have asked me,I would be broke,..



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