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24 08, 2022

The Many Benefits of Owning Rental Property in a Vacation Hot Spot

2022-08-19T14:47:49-04:00By |Florida, Investing, Property Management|

As the home of the “happiest place on earth” – as well as numerous other theme parks and attractions – Orlando is one of the most popular vacation hot spots in the world…and the year-round warm temperatures provide an added bonus as Central Florida is also enticing for snowbirds and retirees. While many vacationers [...]

3 08, 2022

Should You Have a Homeowner’s Warranty on Your Residential Rental Property(ies)?

2022-08-19T14:27:51-04:00By |Insurance, Landlord Advice, Property Management, Tenant Relations|

When you own residential rental property, you run the risk of items like appliances and major systems (such as the furnace and air conditioner) breaking – even if it is just due to normal wear and tear. Unfortunately, paying to repair or replace these items can be expensive, and it can ultimately cut into [...]

27 07, 2022

Is Single Family or Multi-Family the Better Real Estate Investment?

2022-08-19T14:34:21-04:00By |Investing, Multi-Family Investing, Multi-Family Properties, Property Management|

Owning residential rental property can be a great way to generate a steady stream of passive income, along with building up equity while the balance of your mortgage is paid down using “other people’s money” (OPM). There are several property types available in this arena, though, and for many years a debate has ensued [...]

20 07, 2022

Is the Florida Real Estate Market in a Bubble?

2022-08-19T14:10:14-04:00By |Insurance, Investing, Landlord Advice, Property Management, Tenant Relations|

Almost since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. in early 2020, both the stock market and the real estate market have moved in unpredictable directions. But, while stocks have moved in value both up and down, real estate prices – at least in most areas – have continued to increase…with many homes and properties selling [...]

6 07, 2022

What Does the Future Hold for Florida Multi-family Rental Property Owners?

2022-07-13T17:10:10-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Multi-Family Investing, Multi-Family Properties, Property Management, Tenant Relations|

Over the past two years, there has been a multitude of surprises in the real estate industry – both for homeowners and residential rental property owners alike. First, as the COVID-19 pandemic initially hit the U.S., the massive job losses led to the inability to pay rent for millions of tenants – which in [...]

15 06, 2022

How a Volatile Stock Market Can Impact Rental Property Investments

2022-06-15T14:38:00-04:00By |Investing, Landlord Advice, Property Management|

If you own equities like stocks and mutual funds, also owning investment real estate could be a nice way to diversify and “balance out” your overall portfolio. This is particularly the case when the stock market is volatile – a situation that has become more of the rule than the exception over the past few [...]

25 05, 2022

With Rising Interest Rates, Does It Make Sense to Finance Investment Property Through a Bank or Traditional Lender?

2022-05-25T16:32:37-04:00By |Investing, Landlord Advice, Property Management|

Over the past decade or so – and particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in 2020 – mortgage interest rates have been sitting at historical lows. This, in turn, has sparked a home buying frenzy, with many properties selling at far above their asking price, yet with low monthly payment requirements. As [...]

18 05, 2022

Thinking About Buying a Foreclosure as Your Next Rental Property?

2022-05-25T16:26:39-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Maintenance, Property Management, Rentals|

Here’s what you need to know first! As a residential real estate investor, it is possible that you keep your eye on properties that are either going into foreclosure or that are already foreclosed upon and may still be purchased – oftentimes at a steep discount. But, while some foreclosures can certainly offer the opportunity [...]

11 05, 2022

Sunbelt Rental Property Highs and Lows in Early 2022

2022-05-04T16:50:24-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Maintenance, Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

With properties still selling in many areas at above asking price, a significant number of would-be homeowners have been forced to remain on the sidelines – at least for a while longer – and continue to rent their living space…and as a residential rental property owner, this can be profitable for you, particularly if your [...]

4 05, 2022

How to Manage Rental Property Long Distance

2022-05-04T16:44:18-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Maintenance, Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

While many rental property owners keep their real estate investments close to home, that isn’t the case for others. One popular area to own residential rental homes or units is Orlando / Central Florida, due in large part to its long list of attractions and its year-round temperate climate. Although long-distance rentals can certainly be [...]

27 04, 2022

Considering Making Updates to Your Rental Property

2022-04-25T13:46:10-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Maintenance, Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

Here is the #1 most profitable improvement to make in 2022 If you’re considering making some improvements to your rental home(s) or unit(s), you may have visions of granite countertops and shiny stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, or brand new bathroom faucets and showers. But you may be surprised to learn that none of [...]

23 02, 2022

How to Price Your Rental Property and Attract Good Tenants

2022-04-25T14:08:52-04:00By |Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

Coming up with what to charge for your rental property(ies) can mean the difference between finding (and securing) tenants right away or scaring off potential renters and having to carry the costs of an empty unit. There are several key factors that should be considered before you nail down an appropriate rent price for an [...]

19 01, 2022

How to Automate Your Income Stream By Setting Up Rent Payments Online

2022-04-25T14:17:07-04:00By |Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

The Internet can offer multiple advantages to rental real estate investors. Just some of these include the ability to show your vacancies 24/7 (without having to meet every potential tenant in person), as well as allowing applications to be completed and money to be collected for security deposits and monthly rent. In fact, for many [...]

12 01, 2022

How to Generate More Net Income from Your Rental Property

2022-04-25T14:18:20-04:00By |Property Management, Rentals, Tenant Relations|

Without raising the monthly rent! Owning residential rental property can provide you with a steady “passive” income source. But while many real estate investors rely on only the monthly rent as their incoming cash flow and profit producer, there are actually a number of other ways to increase your ultimate bottom line. These include bringing [...]

6 01, 2022

It is Never Too Early in the Year to Prepare for Tax Deductions on Your Investment Property

2022-04-25T14:20:00-04:00By |Advice, Bookkeeping, Property Management, Taxes|

Even though the 2021 holiday season is still barely behind us, spring will be here soon – and that means that tax time is just around the corner. As the owner of residential rental property, you could be eligible for some nice income tax deductions. With the various changes that have taken place since the [...]

28 12, 2021

Should You Add to Your Orlando Rental Property Portfolio in 2022?

2022-04-25T14:21:03-04:00By |Advice, Property Management, Rentals|

If you’re planning to add to your portfolio of Central Florida residential real estate investments in 2022, it is a good idea to first consider the anticipated outlook and trends for the area. That way, you will know better what to anticipate. According to the national real estate brokerage, Redfin, the housing market in Orlando, [...]

21 12, 2021