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How to Be a Smart Real Estate Investor in a Tight Market

How to Be a Smart Real Estate Investor in a Tight Market

As you search for new property in a tight real estate market, there’s often no room for negotiation or an opportunity for substantial ROI. In today’s economy, limited real estate availability and rising inflation often result in new requirements for proof of liquidity. In the short term, uncovering higher prices ...
Four Ways to Make Money in Real Estate

Four Ways to Make Money in Real Estate

Real estate is one of the most sought-after methods of making money. People sometimes view it as an easy way to make your money work for you, but it isn’t that easy. While there are a few great ways to make a living or money on the side with real ...
Short Term Rental Investments: A Compact Guide

Short Term Rental Investments: A Compact Guide

Vacation rentals, also known as short-term rentals, can be a lucrative investment for real estate investors. While the upfront costs of purchasing and furnishing a vacation rental may appear daunting, many will say that the potential return on investment (ROI) is still worth it. However, just like all investments, it's ...
Spring Cleaning: Inspect Your Rental Properties Annually

Spring Cleaning: Inspect Your Rental Properties Annually

Springtime ushers in warmer days and blooming trees. It’s also a strategic time of year to inspect the overall health of your rental property. You should ensure you are scheduling time annually to perform property inspections checks; specifically, spring is a good time of year to inspect for any damage ...
New Wealth Optimizer Calculator, from Real Property Management

New Wealth Optimizer Calculator, from Real Property Management

Real Property Management is the trusted expert in helping property owners optimize their rental property’s return on investment. Their proprietary Wealth Optimizer calculator is a free tool that gives insight into a rental property’s financial performance and analyzes the potential of a rental property you are considering for your portfolio ...
Rent or Flip? Five Factors Real Estate Investors Should Consider

Rent or Flip? Five Factors Real Estate Investors Should Consider

Seasoned real estate investors are adept at identifying up-and-coming markets and securing high-potential property deals. No matter how many times an investor goes through this process, there is always a decision to be made: Would this property work better as a flip or a rental? The answer isn’t straightforward and ...
How to Maximize ROI on Your Next Fix and Flip

How to Maximize ROI on Your Next Fix and Flip

Calculating your potential for significant ROI can often be time-consuming and cause unwanted stress. When considering your next fix and flip, ensure you have the right tools to help you properly analyze your buy, hold, and sell costs before you jump in and make that financial commitment. Work with a ...
What Does a Housing Market Slowdown Mean for Real Estate Investors?

What Does a Housing Market Slowdown Mean for Real Estate Investors?

When there's a housing market slowdown, the demand for homes drops. A slowdown for fix-and-flip real estate investors may imply that there could be fewer offers on their listings or they might not get as much money for their homes when selling the property. For real estate investors who are ...
Six Terrific Communities Perfect for Family-Style Flips

Six Terrific Communities Perfect for Family-Style Flips

Flipped homes are perfect real estate buys for people who love the look, feel, and convenience of an updated, polished, attractive home, without the fuss of building new or the headache of DIY renovations.  Savvy real estate investors who know how to execute a top quality flip are honing in ...
6 Reasons To Use a VPN for Your Real Estate Agency

6 Reasons To Use a VPN for Your Real Estate Agency

As a real estate agent, you know that your livelihood depends on your ability to keep your data and communications secure. Whether you're communicating with buyers and sellers or working with other agents, using a VPN is the best way to ensure that your information is safe and protected. A ...
How Risk Shapes Your Investment Thesis

How Risk Shapes Your Investment Thesis

The past few years have thrown a few curveballs to commercials real estate investors, to say the least. If you’ve kept your eye on the ball, however, you likely have seized the opportunity to buy cash-flowing assets at a decent price and been able to benefit from inflationary rents and ...
Generating More Than Wealth

Generating More Than Wealth

For some, money is a means to an end. For others, it is the end. Everyone wants to be wealthy, and many want the ability to pass that wealth on to their children. Yet, so few are actually able to do so. Why? For those who didn’t grow up with ...
Don’t Get Locked Out of ROI

Don’t Get Locked Out of ROI

Gone are the days of unwieldy key rings and locksmiths on speed dial. Unified access control is an all-in-one solution for property owners and managers to control every point of access throughout a building from one integrated platform. With unified access control, owners and operators can easily manage everyday access ...
What’s in Store for Commercial Real Estate

What’s in Store for Commercial Real Estate

Real estate investors have experienced meteoric returns in their favorite asset class since real property began its recovery from the devastating global shutdowns mandated in 2020. Whether you’re a buy-and-hold investor, a fix-and-flip professional, or even a private lender, there have been enormous and widespread real estate opportunities in 2021-2022 ...
9 Questions to Ask Before  Buying a Commercial Property

9 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Commercial Property

After looking at the commercial properties in your area, you’ve finally found one that seems to meet your investment criteria. It’s in a great location, the price is right, and you’re already thinking about putting in an offer. But before you take the plunge, you should ask some tough questions ...
7 Things To Look At When Buying Luxury Real Estate

7 Things To Look At When Buying Luxury Real Estate

Buyers consider different parameters when qualifying high-end real estate properties. Some associate luxury properties with a higher price tag, while some think of smart technologies and other advanced amenities as indicators. Whether buying your next dream home or investing in a rental property, it's important to look beyond these elements ...
Determining Your  Loan Amount

Determining Your Loan Amount

The exact answer to what your loan amount will be usually is not determined until the lender issues a final loan commitment. Multiple variables can impact the loan amount during the due diligence process. Variables Impacting Loan Amount At a property level, positive or negative fluctuations in cash flow may ...
6 Must-Haves for First Time Home Owners

6 Must-Haves for First Time Home Owners

One of the most exciting times in your life is when you finally buy your first home. It’s a huge financial investment, but well worth it for many people. Not only does it alleviate the burden of finding places to rent that will accept your pets, but you can also ...
What the Heck Is Lead Generation, Anyway?

What the Heck Is Lead Generation, Anyway?

For many investors, new and experienced alike, deciding which lead generation source is the best option can be a daunting task. There are a few ways to simplify the process and bypass unnecessary headaches. The process begins with a clear understanding of the following: Exactly what lead generation is (and ...
Property Manager Due Diligence

Property Manager Due Diligence

Property managers (PM) are not typically considered an essential piece of your real estate investment team—unless you live out of state. Honestly, if you buy a local property there are a lot of compelling reasons you shouldn’t have a PM. The biggest reason people opt out of having a PM ...
Quarterly Rent Trends in 10 Major U.S. Metros

Quarterly Rent Trends in 10 Major U.S. Metros

In this rent report, we analyze how rent prices for three-bedroom single-family rentals (SFRs) in 10 major U.S. metros have changed between Q1 and Q2 of 2022. Methodology Here’s how we conducted the report: Geography: The scope of this report is 10 major metros across the U.S. Property type: It ...
9 Things to Consider Before Buying a Two-Family House

9 Things to Consider Before Buying a Two-Family House

Owning a home in which you live with others is an excellent way to save money, build equity, and enjoy the companionship of other people. But there are some downsides to living in a multi-unit building. Buying a home is a huge investment, especially when you're buying a two-family house, ...
Investing Strategies In Real Estate During Inflation

Investing Strategies In Real Estate During Inflation

As with any investment, there are risks associated with any strategy, but there are steps that can be taken to limit those liabilities.  In real estate, investors' best advantage is the ability to leverage money from a lender into a profit. The way it works is this; an investor seeks ...
What Does the Cooling Real Estate Market Mean for BRRRR Investors?

What Does the Cooling Real Estate Market Mean for BRRRR Investors?

Investors looking to build value beyond simply purchasing turnkey properties (i.e., those already rehabbed, tenant occupied, and generating positive cash flow) can be rewarded with significantly higher cash-on-cash returns. And, as a renovated property becomes a seasoned rental, investors repeat the process with a cash-out refinance, building a high-return residential ...
The Effects of the Inflation Reduction Act on Real Estate Investment Strategy

The Effects of the Inflation Reduction Act on Real Estate Investment Strategy

Wall Street and lenders should be on high alert since the passage of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), with an earmark of $46.5 billion for enforcement activity. The question on everyone’s mind given the allocation of funds to the Internal Revenue Service is: “Will IRS audit rates increase?” The ...