Rob Bergeron & Jacqueline Smith Talk Real Estate

Rob Bergeron interviews Jacqueline Smith, a Southern Indiana real estate investor who has hit the ground running. Jacqueline describes how she and her husband house-hacked a live-in flip and also talks about: buying a foreclosure from Hubzu; BRRRR-ing and refinancing; drive-by appraisals during COVID-19; and Instagram resources for investors.


Watch the Replay of July's Main Meeting

KREIA's July main meetingDid you miss KREIA's July 23rd main meeting, "Financially Free, Thanks to Rentals"? Catch up with a recording of the live video stream, saved over in our Facebook members-only group. 

Three successful Louisville investors share their stories of how they've used passive income from rental properties to live life on their own terms. And they offer tips and info to help you do that too! Hear from George Foree, Greg Shell and Christina George.

This recording also includes a member orientation presentation from Jordan Pohn and Stacey Duvall, the early meeting with Hope Dittmeier of Mattingly Edge, and a legislative update during COVID-19 with attorney Michelle Rawn.


Ideas for Rehabbing With Accessibility in Mind

AccessibilityDuring KREIA's July 2020 virtual main meeting, Hope Leet Dittmeier of Mattingly Edge talked about the need for housing for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. She said that if the housing includes accessibility features, that's even better.

Hope described a Universal Design Toolkit document laying out levels of universal design — which takes into account the needs of everyone in the design and construction of housing. Considering that 26% of adults in the United States experience some sort of disability, according to this document, it's something we real estate investors should take into consideration as we build and remodel houses. And let's not forget that, as we age, many of us may one day be included in this segment of the population.

Universal design concerns the needs of people of all sizes, physical abilities and concentration levels. It addresses such things as no-step entrances, first-floor bathrooms (with grab bars), doorways wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs, lowered kitchen countertops, raised electrical outlets, and more.

Are you interested in incorporating accessibility features in your rehabs? Check out a copy of the Universal Design Toolkit document Hope emailed us — view the PDF here.

 

 

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