13 10, 2021

Should You Own Rental Property in an LLC?

2021-10-06T17:32:20-04:00By |Advice, Property Management|

Depending on how many rental properties you own, you may treat your real estate investing as either a personal “side gig” or as a full-fledged business. But in any case, the way in which you own your rentals could protect you financially, or on the other hand, put you at substantial risk if certain incidents [...]

8 09, 2021

How Much Could It Cost You to Sell Your Investment Property?

2021-09-08T20:10:19-04:00By |Advice, Financing, Investing, Investment Property Location|

If you own one or more residential rental properties, you may have considered selling – particularly in the hot real estate market we have seen over the past year or so. But even if you have a substantial amount of equity in your property(ies), it is still necessary to determine the various expenses you could [...]

1 09, 2021

Pros and Cons of Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs)

2021-09-01T19:07:49-04:00By |Advice, Financing, Investing, Investment Property Location|

Depending on where your investment properties are located, it is possible that you may have to deal with a homeowners’ association, or HOA. There are many “planned” residential communities – with single-family and/or multi-family units – that maintain a homeowners’ association in order to keep a clean and cohesive atmosphere throughout the neighborhood. These associations [...]

25 08, 2021

Does It Make Sense to Refinance Your Rental Property Before the End of 2021?

2021-08-25T22:58:18-04:00By |Advice, Financing, Investing, Investment Property Location|

With mortgage rates still at near record lows, many experts are predicting that they will remain at these levels throughout the remainder of 2021 and beyond. So, with the opportunity to borrow being in the neighborhood of 3%, does it make sense to refinance your investment property(ies), or to instead hang on to loans with [...]

19 08, 2021

How the COVID Delta Variant Could Impact Residential Rental Property Owners

2021-08-19T14:03:24-04:00By |Advice, Evictions, Investing, Investment Property Location, Property Management|

Just as many restaurants and other businesses in the U.S. have started to open back up, the “new” COVID-19 Delta variant is picking up steam – leaving many to wonder when or if the pandemic will ever end. With new lockdowns in Asia and Australia, it is likely just a matter of time before the [...]

11 08, 2021

Can You Use Retirement Funds to Buy Investment Property?

2021-08-11T14:05:04-04:00By |Advice, Investing, Investment Property Location, Investor Mentality|

For many people, the bulk of the money that they’ve saved is in an employer-sponsored retirement plan (such as a 401k) and/or IRA account. So, in order to access these funds to purchase certain “tangible” assets like real estate, you could face some significant penalties – on top of losing the tax-advantaged status of the [...]

4 08, 2021

Real Estate Investment Scams to Look Out For

2021-08-04T17:47:49-04:00By |Advice, Investing|

If you’ve ever had trouble sleeping or you’re a night owl, it is possible that at some point you have run across ads for real estate investment courses that will teach you “how to make millions with rental properties.” The way these oftentimes work is by luring in unsuspecting people who are seeking more information [...]

30 06, 2021

Single Family versus Multi-Family Property

2021-06-30T23:46:01-04:00By |Advice, Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

Which is the better investment? If you’re planning to expand (or start) your real estate investment portfolio, you may be considering whether it makes sense to purchase single family or multi-family units. Both options can provide you with some nice benefits. But not all types of property are right for all residential real estate investors. [...]

22 06, 2021

What Questions Should You Be Asking Potential Tenants?

2021-06-22T15:23:07-04:00By |Advice, Property Management, Tenant Relations, Tenant Screening|

Owning investment real estate can require a significant amount of up-front – and ongoing – investment, including a monthly mortgage payment, as well as maintenance and insurance costs. So, the last thing you want is for a tenant to damage or destroy anything in or associated with the property that will cost you both time [...]

21 10, 2020

Should Tenants Make Repairs on Your Property?

2021-03-26T16:24:52-04:00By |Advice|

Over the course of time, it’s pretty much a given that items in a home will require repairs or replacement. Appliances and HVAC systems typically have a certain life span. The shingles on the roof may break or blow away – especially in areas like Florida where hurricanes regularly occur. Likewise, kitchen cabinets, sinks, and [...]

9 09, 2020

With Record Low Mortgage Rates, Is It A Good Time to Add to Your Portfolio of Rental Properties?

2021-07-12T12:53:58-04:00By |Advice, Investing|

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought about numerous changes. One of these is record low mortgage rates – and because of that, the U.S. housing market has been on the rise. In fact, as of mid-August (2020), sales of existing homes jumped by roughly 30%, following a three-month slump, and leading to a seller’s market. Housing [...]