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?

2021-04-08T21:48:35-04:00By |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 [...]

17 07, 2019

Expanding Your Rental Real Estate Portfolio with Multi-Family Properties

2019-10-30T22:15:37-04:00By |Investing, Investor Mentality, Multi-Family Investing|

If you’ve been considering the expansion of your investment property empire, it is possible that you’ve thought about the purchase of a duplex, a 4-plex, or even a larger multi-family apartment building. There a several reasons why multi-family properties could provide you with added benefits – starting with the ability to attain several income streams [...]

10 07, 2019

Financing the Purchase of a Rental Property

2019-07-10T18:43:31-04:00By |Financing, Investing|

While owning rental property can be a great way to supplement your income, one of the biggest barriers for many investors (and potential investors) is the actual purchase – particularly as it relates to financing the deal through a traditional bank or lender. That’s because getting a mortgage for rental property can come with a [...]

24 10, 2018

Orlando’s 2019 Housing Predictions – Will Renters Become Owners – Or Vice Versa?

2021-04-08T23:20:45-04:00By |Investing, Orlando Landlord Tips|

Over the past ten years or so, since the U.S.’s great recession of 2008, the housing market in Central Florida – which was hit extremely hard – has come back quite nicely. In fact, according to Zillow, the current Orlando median home value of $230,000 marks an increase of roughly 8.6% over last year – [...]

17 10, 2018

Are These Real Estate Investing Myths Holding You Back from Generating a Nice Income Stream?

2021-04-08T23:20:45-04:00By |Advice, Investing|

Although it is important not to fall for any and all financial-related “opportunities” – take, for instance, “getting rich while sitting in your underwear at your kitchen table” – there are also some instances where unfounded myths could actually be holding your back from generating a nice side, or even full-time, income stream. One such [...]

29 08, 2018

Tips for Purchasing Your First Rental Property

2021-04-08T23:20:45-04:00By |Advice, Investing|

If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines long enough, and you want to jump into the potentially lucrative field of rental property, now could be a perfect time to do so. But, before you dive headlong into the process, there are some important tips you need to keep in mind. Otherwise, it could cost you [...]

22 08, 2018

Thinking About Investing in Rental Property? Orlando Offers a Long List of Advantages

2021-04-08T23:20:45-04:00By |Advice, Investing|

If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge into real estate investing, then Florida – and Orlando in particular – could provide you with numerous benefits. In fact, according to a recent survey by Forbes (1), O-town was ranked as the third best U.S. location for investing in real estate. There are several key reasons [...]

25 04, 2018

Building Equity in Your Rental Property

2021-04-08T23:20:47-04:00By |Advice, Investing|

Although the primary goal of most rental property investors is attaining a regular income stream, ensuring that you build equity in your real estate investments is also key - and the good news is that you don't necessarily have to pour a lot of money into your units in order to increase their value. This [...]

28 03, 2018

Is Investing in the Sunshine State’s Real Estate Market Still Worth It?

2021-04-08T23:20:47-04:00By |Advice, Investing|

If you’re considering investing in Central Florida rental properties – or if you already have – the outlook going forward is positive. According to realtor.com’s 2018 National Housing Forecast, the Orlando Kissimmee Sanford area is ranked as number 17 on its Top 100 Largest U.S. Metros Ranked by Forecasted 2018 Sales & Price Growth report.(1) [...]