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    Posted July 29, 2008 by
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    Stewart Hines - secrets to success in a bad economy

    Dear IReport.com, CNN and internet viewers:
    Previously in 7/08, I heard a CNN tv ad request for viewers to share their success / millionaire story, so here is mine - updated. In last 2 years I have bought 2 rental raised beach houses, both very successful, due to foreclosures and my online rentals! I now own and rent 10 homes, and started my own business in 1994, and am my own webmaster / entrepreneur at my website: http://www.hhirentals.net. I am also an active licensed professional geologist in 6 states (NC, SC, VA, TN, GA and FL), licensed small business owner in HHI and MB, property owner / manager and webmaster for last 25 years. Please see my resume at: _http://myrtlebeachhomerentals.com/Resume-SHinesPG.html.
    I started at $5.00/hr. working as a geologist in 1984, and now am semi-retired and own and rent 10 homes and webmaster for several other owner's home rentals. Most of our success has been in growing our rental home #'s, helping others rent their homes online, and in short term vacation rentals, as the house rentals typically break even. However, we have lost a lot in the stock market recently and have had many bad / good renters to deal with. I have no formal business training and am totally self made. Keys to my success are: passionate about my business-love it, work everyday, good at it, always learning and growing my business, managing risk, problems and bad tenants, use common sense, work hard and smart, innovate, do most everything myself, am my own property manager, salesman, webmaster, maintenance man, etc. I work hard and smart 24 / 7 online. Most everything is automated. I know I have helped several others become nearly millionaires building their wealth through rentals. However, my greatest wealth has been learning more and knowing Jesus Christ! Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach Home Rentals owns and rents 10 oceanfront condos and houses near the beach for vacation and long term rent since 1994, as featured on CNN's IReport, PayPal, VRBO and HomeAway. We also rent several other oceanfront condos and houses near the beach in our network of other owners. WEEKS OPEN FROM NOW THROUGH SPRING FOR $450-790/WEEK TOTAL AT OUR OCEANFRONT CONDOS & NEW RAISED 2-4BR/2-4.5BA BEACH HOUSES at: http://www.hhirentals.net AND OUR FOUR OCEANFRONT CONDOS! ALSO, UP TO $300 DISCOUNT OFF ONLINE AVAILABLE WEEKLY SPRING AND SUMMER RATES FOR OUR 6 VACATION RENTAL HOMES! In 8/09 we bought a foreclosure vacation rental house worth $450,000, per tax assessor for ~$300,000 and project $10-20,000/year in rental profits! Our rental houses and condos can sleep 6 to 16 people each and are for rent by owner(s), which saves renters money. We have made nearly $20,000 in renovations to each of the four oceanfront condos we own (Hilton Head Island - #AR416; Myrtle Beach - Bluewater Resort #803, Palace Resort #2013 and Ocean Park #1208) and many thousands to our rental houses over the years! Although we have millions in assets in real estate (varies with market price), we have limited cash flow, and all rental home expenditures are at Owner's Sole Discretion, as per our long and short term rental agreements at: www.hhirentals.net. We have had thousands of satisfied renters and less than 3% of dissatisfied renters, but UNFORTUNATELY you can't please everybody, BUT WE TRY! Please click on our new vacancy calendar spreadsheet for all 13 of our short term vacation rentals in our network at: New Vacancy Calendar for All Rental Condos and Houses to see vacancy calendars, rates, discounts and virtual tours. For more information, discounts, reservations, or if you would like us to help increase your rentals by advertising your SC home rental online, please click on About Us or Contact Usor call owner Stewart Hines at: 843-301-7203 or email: shines@hhirentals.net or shines@myrtlebeachhomerentals.com. We appreciate your business! Thanks, Stewart Hines - owner Hilton Head & Myrtle Beach Home Rentals _http://www.hhirentals.net_ _http://www.myrtlebeachhomerentals.com/_ _ _http://www.hhihomerentals.com/_
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