Hi all, I'm happy to have this forum as a resource and am grateful for any advice or wisdom I might receive. I'm an elementary school teacher trying to transition to a more nomadic lifestyle. It's my hope to eventually work part time and supplement my income through rental properties. I just bought my first house, a 1963 brick house with a nice yard on a private property. It's been a crazy ordeal so far and my girlfriend/life partner are working there every weekend to get it rental ready. We've been watching videos, reading online, etc. in order to figure out what the heck is going on. There are so many contractors, handypeople, plumbers, etc. that are either complete and total losers, scam artists, or informative angels that it's maddening trying to figure out what's what. I'm sorry that I can't offer advice of my own to others, but ideally that will change with time as I gain experience. I really enjoy working on the house--I feel really happy and content whether I'm in a moldy crawlspace or awkwardly and inefficiently sanding floors. Cheers!!