Productivity is something we’re all constantly trying to maximize. Just head to your local bookstore or run a quick Google search and you’ll find thousands of books, blogs, and articles discussing different ways to increase productivity. But what can you do, as a landlord or real estate investor, to enhance your output within the constraints of a busy schedule? Read on to find out more.… [Read More]
Very rarely will you meet someone who is a full-time landlord. In most cases, landlords have full-time careers and use real estate investing as a mechanism for growing their capital. But to be successful, these people have to first figure out what it looks like to balance landlording with a full-time job.… [Read More]
The move into a new house is exciting … especially if it’s the first home you’ve ever owned. But it can also feature a lot of anxiety and stress.
You’re moving into a house with which you aren’t familiar — other than a couple of showings and inspections — and you’d like the process goes smoothly. In order to ensure a smooth move-in, you need to do certain things after closing … but prior to unloading all your belongings into the house.
If you take the time to familiarize yourself with the following actions in proper sequence, you can speed up the process and set the stage for a successful move-in.
People don’t get into the business of being a landlord because they want an easy, non-confrontational job where they get to clock in at 9 a.m., take a lunch break, and clock out at 5 p.m. There are plenty of reasons to become a landlord, but predictability and low stress aren’t among them.
You don’t have to spend every hour of the day completely stressed out. If you’re smart and strategic about how you handle different situations, you can significantly reduce stress and enjoy more of the exciting aspects real estate investing yields.
There are plenty of benefits that come with investing in rental properties and becoming a landlord. Not only do you (hopefully) enjoy the perks of an appreciating asset, but you also acquire some extra monthly cash flow and learn what it’s like to make money with real estate.
However, landlording is far from the easy and effortless job that many would like you to think it is. It’s difficult, stressful, time-consuming, and – at times – gut-wrenching. If you’re in the business for any period of time at all, you’re going to eventually deal with some of the following issues and problems…. [Read More]
Savvy real estate investors and landlords know that you make your money when you buy. And if you want to purchase a property below market value, it typically means you’re going to be investing in properties that need a little TLC…. [Read More]
When a young couple buys their first home, they generally view it as a starter home. In other words, it’s something they see themselves living in for a few years and eventually selling after their financial situation has improved and they can afford more space/features/etc…. [Read More]
Cohousing is an old model; you can trace the history of unrelated individuals living together back to the Middle Ages and, more recently, connect it with the communes of the 1960s and 70s. Today, though, cohousing has taken on a new relevance for millennials struggling to make it in a tough economy…. [Read More]
Tiny homes are all the rage right now. Measuring, on average, between 100 and 400 square feet, tiny homes have lowered barriers to home ownership by making housing more affordable and environmentally-friendly. But is there a marketplace for tiny home rentals? As these homes pop up across the country, more landlords are considering turning these small investments into big profits…. [Read More]
Thus far, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of a buyer’s market. Houses are slow to sell as more and more individuals decide they’d to rent.
The solution for this trend could be to combine the two in a rent-to-own option. This could be the perfect solution for a seller trying to move the property and a buyer who’s hesitant to make a huge commitment…. [Read More]