So being a landlord is my second career.
I’ve recently retired from the commercial HVAC of a corporate office.
Well, I took a retirement offer when the company merged. It was just too good an offer to pass up. But I’m still in my late 50’s and want to keep busy. So buying, renovating and then renting small homes is what I’ve gotten into. In a way, owning and then renting properties was something I always kind of had a passion for. So once I was done with that commercial HVAC of the office, I looked into it. I took some classes in order to learn the legalities and details are being a landlord. I also liked the fact that I can work from home inside my own central air conditioning most of the time. But I’ve always loved home projects and so has my wife. We’ve done a lot to the different homes that we’ve owned and enjoyed it very much. So she’s right there in it with me with the new rental properties. But we’re still experiencing quite the learning curve. While I can do most things when it comes to home projects, I leave the electrical, plumbing and residential HVAC up to the professionals. On our first home, we signed the tenant prior to having the renovations complete. The last thing that we had to do was to upgrade the heating and cooling. But we hit a snag with just a week to go. The ductwork inside the home was worthless and had to be replaced but that would take too much time and run us over budget. Thankfully, we have an awesome HVAC contractor who was able to come up with a immediate solution. That solution was ductless heat pumps.