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 [...]

27 01, 2021

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Help Florida Rental Property Owners

2021-03-26T14:33:20-04:00By |Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

  Rental Property Advantages Although the COVID-19 outbreak has caused countless hardships for individuals and businesses, there are actually some industries that are thriving. One of those is the housing market. But, while low mortgage rates are enticing to home purchasers, not everyone is ready to buy. So, if you own residential rental property in [...]

6 01, 2021

How to Safely Show Rental Property During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021-03-26T14:53:38-04:00By |Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

  Safeguarding your rental properties should be a priority at all times. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be particularly important for keeping yourself, as well as your current and potential future tenants out of harm’s way. The good news is that people still need a place to live, even in these challenging times. [...]

18 03, 2020

Is Orlando Really a Top City for Owning Rental Real Estate?

2020-03-18T14:40:17-04:00By |Advice, Orlando Real Estate, Rentals|

If you own rental property in Orlando and/or the surrounding Central Florida area, you’ve likely made a very good choice in terms of your investment. That’s because – in addition to the roller coaster stock market, where you could essentially lose thousands of dollars every day – a recent report from the landlord-software TurboTenant found [...]

21 11, 2018

Is Being a Landlord Really Right for You?

2021-04-08T23:20:44-04:00By |Advice, Landlord Advice, Rentals|

While many people see the tremendous value in owning rental property – including both the income and equity it can provide – there is another factor involved with this type of investment that may not be so appealing to everyone. That is performing the duties of a landlord. “Landlording” can require you to be involved [...]

4 05, 2016

Single Family or Multi-Family Rentals: Which Is Better?

2021-04-08T23:21:46-04:00By |Investing, Investor Mentality, Multi-Family Investing, Rentals|

While many real estate investors prefer one type of residential property over another, the truth is that it is possible to achieve success with either. What makes the biggest difference is whether or not you follow a particular investment strategy. There can, however, be definite advantages and drawbacks to owning either single family or multi-family [...]

20 01, 2016

How to Maximize Your Rental Income Without Losing Tenants

2021-04-08T23:21:49-04:00By |Making Money, Orlando Landlord Tips, Rentals, Saving Money, Tenant Relations|

When purchasing investment property to hold and lease, certainly one of your key goals is typically to maximize your rental income - and when doing so, there are usually two primary ways to increase your bottom line over time. One is to increase the rental income to your tenants. The other is to decrease your [...]

16 12, 2015

Investing for Income with Shopping Centers

2021-04-08T23:21:49-04:00By |Financing, Investing, Investor Mentality, Making Money, Rentals|

There are some larger commercial real estate investors who seek cash flow and diversification by investing for income with shopping centers. These types of investments can offer regular incoming cash flow. In addition, the property can also appreciate independently of the stock market, which can allow these investors to profit, regardless of market conditions. In [...]