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The Pros and Cons of Forming an LLC for Rental Properties

November 17, 2015

If you’re a real estate investor, you’ve probably heard your peers talk about LLCs and the pros and cons involved in forming a company of this type. They can certainly be advantageous for investors who have millions of dollars worth of property, but is there any reason for the average landlord to set up an… [Read More]

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Tips and Tricks for Paying Off Your Rental Property’s Mortgage Quicker

October 1, 2015

Across the country, millions of Americans own their homes outright. In other words, they no longer pay mortgage payments or owe a single penny to the bank – it’s 100 percent theirs. For many people, this is the chief goal for financial freedom. But what about real estate investors? As a landlord, how much bigger… [Read More]

A Beginners Guide to Investing in Duplexes

A Beginners Guide to Investing in Duplexes

July 2, 2015

As you know, no two real estate investors are the same. Everyone chooses to let their money work for them in different ways. There are dozens of unique specializations including apartment complexes, flipping, luxury home rentals, multifamily housing, vacation properties, and many more. However, for the beginner, certain options stand out above the rest. Multi-family… [Read More]

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The Lucrative College Real Estate Investment Opportunity

June 30, 2015

Whether you have children who will be attending college or you’re simply a savvy investor on the lookout for diverse real estate investments, buying and renting college real estate can prove quite lucrative. However, it takes very careful research, a detailed plan for ongoing maintenance, and a strong stomach.

The Many Factors of Great Real Estate Location

The Many Factors of Great Real Estate Location

June 16, 2015

Everyone understands the importance of “location, location, location,” but not many grasp the specific factors that make one location better than another. If you’re a landlord or property investor, not being able to distinguish between the relative virtues of different properties can be financially risky.

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7 Reasons Your Rental Property Has a Negative Cash Flow

May 21, 2015

When you’re on the outside looking in, everything looks good. You have a handful of properties, they’re all occupied, and your friends assume you’re a real estate tycoon.

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10 Pitfalls to Watch for When Buying an Investment Property

March 12, 2015

Buying an affordable property and then renting it out for profit can sound like a pretty easy deal. But if you aren’t careful, you can fall victim to the one or more of the common pitfalls of the market, which will dispel your profits and force you to pay out of pocket.

Finding a Profitable Rental Property

6 Tips for Finding a Profitable Rental Property

January 27, 2015

Rental properties have the potential to bring steady cash flow and lucrative profits to you as an investor. Choose the wrong property, though, and you’ll be looking at a steady drain on your finances that can put you out of the investment game forever. Knowing what to look for when choosing a rental property to… [Read More]

7 Things to Know Before Buying a Rental Property

7 Things to Know Before Buying a Rental Property

December 11, 2014

Investing in real estate is a wise decision. As a landlord, you stand to make a lot of profit on your property. However, when it comes to real estate, doing your due diligence is crucial, particularly when you’re investing in property for the purpose of leasing. A poor investment can be a killing blow to… [Read More]