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 [...]

21 07, 2021

How to Have a Pet-Friendly Rental While Keeping Your Property Protected

2021-07-21T13:44:45-04:00By |Landlord Advice, Pets, Property Management, Tenant Relations|

For many people, pets are part of the family. So, by not opening up your residential rental property to pet owners, you could be eliminating a significant percentage of the potential tenant pool. On the other hand, some pets can cause damage to floors and other areas of your investment property. With that in mind, [...]

7 07, 2021

What the Extended Eviction Moratorium Means for Florida Rental Property Investors

2021-07-07T15:12:37-04:00By |Evictions, Florida, Landlord Advice, Property Management, Tenant Relations|

In 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping through the U.S., thousands of jobs were lost, and businesses closed, in turn, impacting the income of millions of people from coast to coast. In order to help ease the financial strain, the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ordered landlords from evicting tenants for non-payment [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1 04, 2021