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The Evolution of the American Dream: From Buying to Renting

The Evolution of the American Dream: From Buying to Renting

The past couple of years have changed us. Americans have reprioritized their lives, and the traditional lifestyle no longer fits. We don’t want to be rooted in one place. Companies have evolved, offering many people a work-from-anywhere option. So, more people are choosing to rent rather than to purchase a ...
Real Estate Investing Versus 401(k)

Real Estate Investing Versus 401(k)

The most commonly accepted retirement plan in the United States today is the 401(k) plan. But have you considered real estate investment as a retirement vehicle? Let’s take a look at the two options. 401(k) Plans Interestingly, the 401(k) wasn’t even intended for use as a retirement vehicle when it ...
Investors' Role in the Housing Crisis

Investors’ Role in the Housing Crisis

Looking at the economy, we see an ecosystem that works like a well-oiled piece of machinery. It has a lot of parts and wheels that each play a vital role in its operation. If one piece of the machinery is worn down, the other pieces are affected. But you can ...
What Is Legacy Investing?

What Is Legacy Investing?

Many of today’s entrepreneurs aren’t looking to start businesses just to make money; they are looking to make a difference while making money. For generations, the main reason for investment was to build wealth. And, if you were fortunate enough to achieve that end, a subsequent goal was passing that ...
How to calculate your moving costs per cubic foot

How to calculate your moving costs per cubic foot

Anyone who has ever had to move to a new house understands that it can be stressful, as you are likely to confront an array of problems that need your attention from arranging all paperwork to packing. When relocating, you'll need to estimate the exact cost of moving your belongings ...
Are Series LLCs a Good Choice?

Are Series LLCs a Good Choice?

In 1996, Delaware introduced the series LLC. As one of the newer entity choices, series LLCs are an interesting creation. The idea was derived from Delaware’s statutory trust law, which was popular with mutual funds. Under this law, an investment company could form a trust with separate series, each with ...
Fix and Flip: A Practical Guide for Investors in 2022

Fix and Flip: A Practical Guide for Investors in 2022

Over the last decade, investors have flocked to fix-and-flip properties, which primarily delivered healthy margins in relatively short order in a booming market. ATTOM estimates that house flips accounted for 4.9% of all home sales in the second quarter of 2021. In 2022, the picture looks quite different. With supply ...
Become a Strategy Savvy Investor

Become a Strategy Savvy Investor

We’ve all done it. At some point, we’ve driven by the house with the abandoned vibe and thought, “Man, somebody should buy that and turn it into a (insert: restaurant, boutique, salon, office, remodel, etc.).” Some of us may even have momentarily considered doing it ourselves. That’s the voice of ...
Change Brings Opportunity

Change Brings Opportunity

According to an old Chinese proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” This is true about so many things in life, especially investing in real estate. In a changing market, however, many people might challenge that advice. Like the seasons, ...
5 Key Considerations Before Selling Your Home For Cash

5 Key Considerations Before Selling Your Home For Cash

A house is an excellent investment that many people want for personal or business purposes. Private buyers consist of individuals and families, whereas business buyers include real estate professionals and investors. Cash home buyers or real estate investment firms may often offer ‘homes for fast cash’ deals or purchase properties ...
The Real Difference: Property Management Made Easy

The Real Difference: Property Management Made Easy

Owning rental properties requires significant commitment and upkeep; the volume of tasks required to keep your rental home in good shape and always leased can sometimes seem overwhelming. Hiring a professional property management company like Real Property Management that can perform almost all the work needed to protect your rental ...
Top 10 Things to Know About SFR Investing

Top 10 Things to Know About SFR Investing

Whether you're new to investing or simply want to explore options in your real estate portfolio, we're here to help you get the facts on single-family rentals (SFR). SFR investing has been a hot ticket item for investors for some time— and it’s not cooling down anytime soon. Despite all ...
Learning About These Electrical Installation Rules Could Make Your Life Easier

Learning About These Electrical Installation Rules Could Make Your Life Easier

Electricity is a necessary convenience for our homes. Knowing the electrical safety of the property or home you own or rent out is vitally important. As a landlord, you are legally obligated to keep your property inhabitable and safe for tenants. If you are a landlord, our article outlines several ...
3 Reasons Why you Should Get An Online Business Loan

3 Reasons Why you Should Get An Online Business Loan

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For various reasons, a business may need to obtain a loan during its growth phase. Proper funding can help a business to stay afloat as it caters to the necessary business requirements. Due to different factors, a business may not be eligible for a traditional bank loan. However, following technological ...
7 Challenges You Can Face While Selling Your House

7 Challenges You Can Face While Selling Your House

Selling a house is an emotionally and mentally taxing process. As a homeowner, you develop a lot of emotional ties to your house. The current state of the market, along with any desire to be rid of the property, may leave a seller vulnerable to lowball offers. Another possibility for ...
Elevate Your Finances and Your Best Self with “The Wise Investor” by Rich Fettke

Elevate Your Finances and Your Best Self with “The Wise Investor” by Rich Fettke

“The Wise Investor: A Modern Parable About Creating Financial Freedom and Living Your Best Life” highlights the life of Ryan Brooks who realizes he isn’t accomplishing the dreams he once had. He works too much and has very little time or money for himself and his family, so he embarks on ...
Don’t Believe the Negative Headlines!

Don’t Believe the Negative Headlines!

Lots of investors are active in today’s real estate market, despite mixed messages you may see in the headlines. So, do they know something you don’t? Chris Clothier, partner at REI Nation, is pulling back the curtain, sharing insights you should have as an investor navigating flips, dips, and more ...
Modernize an Outdated Property to Boost Your ROI

Modernize an Outdated Property to Boost Your ROI

In such a competitive rental market, it can be difficult for older homes to compete against modern updated homes, particularly if an older home requires certain updates. The professionals at Real Property Management work with property owners to ensure a maximum return on investment, including making upgrades in older homes ...
3 Quick Tips for Becoming a Smart Investor

3 Quick Tips for Becoming a Smart Investor

There’s no doubt that beginning as a real estate investor is invigorating. When market conditions are right, you can stumble backward over huge opportunities. Even though owning your own real estate business is a lot of work and there is definitely risk—perhaps more than you’ve ever taken on in any ...
Optimize Your Real Estate Portfolio with PlanOlabs

Optimize Your Real Estate Portfolio with PlanOlabs

Our mantra at PlanOmatic is to help our clients win. We help our clients think through some of these challenging issues. We have data from our other clients and vendors, and with that, we can come up with some answers to their challenges, Tim Rose—data and integration manager at PlanOmatic ...
Pet-Friendly Features Tenants Look for When Purchasing a New Home

Pet-Friendly Features Tenants Look for When Purchasing a New Home

Coming home after a long, exhausting day, there is nothing better than being greeted with a purr or a tail that is wagging. Pets are more than just animals to their owners; they are part of the family. Along with improving children's behavior, they provide companionship and home security. But ...
Myths and Truths about Real Estate Investing Every Investor Must Know

Myths and Truths about Real Estate Investing Every Investor Must Know

Every investment venture has myths and truths, and it's upon you to do your research to distinguish what is real. If you want financial independence, then start investing in real estate. This sector is a bit challenging for new investors, and that's where real estate agents come in. To make ...
Moving Soon? Here Are 6 Tips for Finding the Perfect Home in a Hurry

Moving Soon? Here Are 6 Tips for Finding the Perfect Home in a Hurry

Have you recently been employed at a new job in a new location and need to relocate as quickly as possible? Are you moving soon but haven't yet found a new place to live and want to know what you should keep in mind when trying to find the perfect ...
We’ve Got the Building Blocks for Your Portfolio

We’ve Got the Building Blocks for Your Portfolio

You’re in an exciting position if you’re investing in real estate. There are endless opportunities before you – opportunities to build lasting wealth, earn passive income, and experience greater financial peace of mind. Of course, investing in real estate demands due diligence. You’ve got to start on the right foot, ...
Why a Slowing Market Can Present New Opportunities for Investors

Why a Slowing Market Can Present New Opportunities for Investors

High interest rates. Low inventory. Declining refinance activity. Increasing foreclosures. Rarely, at least in recent memory, has there been such a challenging confluence of factors creating so much uncertainty in the real estate market. Still, there are some distinct messages in the tea leaves that industry professionals can use to ...