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Selling Your House Before Purchasing a New One

Selling a home in a low inventory market is great, but not if you can’t find or get into your next home right away. If you are having to vacate before your next home is secured, there are more options than overstaying your welcome in a […]

Selling Your House Before Purchasing a New One2019-09-13T17:47:31-10:00

How Net Cash Flow Works for Real Estate Investing

When you buy a rental property, your goal is to make money. Real estate investing allows you to gain an ongoing source of passive income as well as long-term appreciation in your property. Over time, you can gradually increase your holdings until you have a thriving […]

How Net Cash Flow Works for Real Estate Investing2019-08-22T07:43:22-10:00

8 Great Tips for New Real Estate Investors

Real estate can create long-term wealth, and has been a great investment for a lot people. As with any investment, however, it pays to do your homework, especially when you likely will be investing hundreds of the thousands of dollars. While you are going to want […]

8 Great Tips for New Real Estate Investors2019-08-05T14:36:12-10:00

Calculating Depreciation on Rental Property

Cash flow is important when buying investment property. But there is another benefit to owning rental property that can help in a different way. It involves taking a deduction for capital depreciation on your taxes. Taking full advantage of these deductions can get a little complex, […]

Calculating Depreciation on Rental Property2019-07-28T10:40:57-10:00

Busting Myths about Rental Management

Real estate can be a great investment for the future. However, navigating landlord/tenant law can be a challenge, especially for new real estate investors. A first-time potential homeowner asked about buying a duplex, to live in half and rent the other half to help pay the […]

Busting Myths about Rental Management2019-07-18T18:41:34-10:00

Calculating Investment Property Capitalization Rate

Investing in rental properties can be lucrative, especially if you leverage your financing appropriately. However, do you know how much of that income is really profit?

Understanding how to properly assess rental property investments by using the right calculations essential. Every aspect of costs and potential gains must […]

Calculating Investment Property Capitalization Rate2019-06-14T16:57:43-10:00

How Financing a Rental Property Creates Leverage

What does leverage in real estate mean?

Leverage in real estate simply means how much money you borrow to finance an investment property compared to the property’s worth. You are “leveraging” other people’s money to maximize your ability to buy more investment properties with less. The higher […]

How Financing a Rental Property Creates Leverage2019-05-13T12:13:33-10:00

7 never-ever things to do when renting

Finding your next great rental is hard enough. Don’t sabotage yourself by making these never-do mistakes.

  1. Never Rent Sight-Unseen

Browsing online listings is a great way to find a new home. But before sending money or signing a lease, make sure you actually visit the apartment in […]

7 never-ever things to do when renting2019-04-26T01:06:34-10:00