Vanilla Ice: Yo! Would you take property advice from this man?
This is a legacy post from the findaproperty.com blog which is now maintained as an archive within the Zoopla blog. Links have been preserved.
FindaProperty.com has been digging in the back of the wardrobe for our low-crotch trousers and baseball cap ever since we heard that property – at least in the US – was about to go all gangsta.
For those unaccustomed to early ‘90s rap speak, what we mean exactly is that Vanilla Ice (whose given name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle) has just launched his own property biz called, of course, Vanilla Ice Real Estate.
Van Winkle is already established as a bit of a homie type and has been hosting The Vanilla Ice Project – where he pimps out other people’s houses - on America’s DIY network since 2009, so his entry into the online property world isn’t completely left field.
And it turns out his new website, VanillaIceRealEstate.com, is a fairly pumpin’ operation that promises to teach aspiring property investors how to make paper (that’s money for the uninitiated) by buying and selling homes so they too can enjoy all the trappings of the rock star life – we’re talking Bentleys and bikini babes, of course.
Van Winkle explains it all on his website: “After my record breaking hip hop album, I got rich all over again in real estate,” he says. “I bought properties all across the country and resold them for millions in profits. It was some of the easiest money I ever made.
“Then I reinvested those profits into more deals, both residential and commercial, making money (and many mistakes) along the way. Although the camera is now spotlighting my skills as an investor on DIY’s The Vanilla Ice Project, the truth is, I have been investing for more than 16 years.”
Anyway, don’t take it from us, let the man himself guide you.