This trip is nearly over and I can't believe how fast it's gone by. Tomorrow we will be driving home. Originally we were planning to fly, but I am returning to the area in one month for a time share mystery shop and was planning to drive then. So, I'm renting a car for a month and will return it at that time and fly home from that trip.
It's been a fruitful trip: I've earned $748.50 in fees, over $2,000 in reimbursements, and enough loyalty bonuses for a handful of free nights. It's also been fun, even though much of the trip has been about working.
On Wednesday my agent showed me four houses. There's one that I am considering and may put in an offer. I like it's location but think it is a bit overpriced. My gut tells me to just do it - as a buy and hold investor I can be forgiven for spending $5,000 too much (assuming I am overpaying, but who's to say real estate doesn't recover and I see some appreciation on top of rental income?).
This afternoon I check into my last hotel, which is also the last mystery shop of the trip. That is, unless I find something on the way home. Otherwise, I'll arrive home late Saturday evening.