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 [...]

12 05, 2021

How to Manage Your Rental Property Like a Pro

2021-05-12T12:28:31-04:00By |Investing, Landlord Advice, Property Management, Rentals|

Investing in residential real estate goes far beyond just purchasing homes and finding tenants to live in them. Being a property investor is a business – regardless of whether you own one unit or hundreds. So, in order to better ensure success, there are some property management tips that you should ideally follow. These include: [...]

26 04, 2021

Preparing Your Investment Property for Hurricane Season

2021-04-28T13:33:30-04:00By |Investing, Landlord Advice, Property Management, Rentals|

With the upcoming hurricane season quickly approaching, there are some ways that you can prepare ahead of time to protect your investment property – as well as to protect your tenants. Taking certain types of precautions can save you from having to make costly repairs in the future. It can also prove to your renters [...]

24 02, 2021

Are You Charging Enough Rent for Your Florida Investment Property?

2021-03-26T12:05:05-04:00By |Investing, Landlord Advice, Property Management, Rentals|

  One of the biggest reasons that investors purchase rental property is for the ongoing income stream it can provide. Oftentimes, the amount of monthly rent that can be charged is based on the size of the property and the amenities it offers (such as furnishings, laundry facilities, etc.) But location also has a lot [...]

17 02, 2021

Can Rental Income Impact Your Social Security Retirement Benefits?

2021-03-26T12:08:17-04:00By |Investing, Landlord Advice, Maintenance, Property Management, Rentals|

  With life expectancy being longer today, it is not uncommon for people to spend 20 or more years in retirement – with much of that time being active and pursuing new opportunities. But if you’re receiving Social Security retirement benefits prior to reaching your “full retirement age,” other income streams could trigger taxes on [...]

10 02, 2021

Should You Rent Your Investment Property Furnished or Unfurnished?

2021-03-26T12:24:19-04:00By |Investing, Landlord Advice, Maintenance, Property Management, Rentals|

  If you’re looking for ways to make your rental property stand out – as well as strategies for charging higher monthly rent – you may have considered offering furnished units. But, while doing so could be more enticing for potential tenants, it may or may not necessarily be the best or most cost-effective way to [...]

3 02, 2021

Stimulus Relief for Florida Investment Property Owners

2021-03-26T14:21:31-04:00By |Financing, Investing, Property Management, Rentals, Taxes|

  While much has been said about COVID-19 stimulus relief for individuals and businesses – including a moratorium on evictions and rent payments for tenants - not a lot has come to the forefront regarding investment property owners and their ability (or inability) to pay their own bills. That is, until recently. In the waning [...]

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 [...]

14 08, 2019