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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
With a growing economy, something else has been booming on Maui. Over-tourism is the new buzzword, and a sore spot for many long-time residents as they see their island grow and change, and not always […]
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 […]
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 […]
Staging a rental property is a little like dating. Not only do you want to make a good first impression, you also want to make a good match for a long-term relationship. People stage homes for sale, and similarly, a staged rental may help you get […]
Finding your next great rental is hard enough. Don’t sabotage yourself by making these never-do mistakes.
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 […]