landlord: 10 Reasons Why Homeowners Have an Edge on Renters - 04/23/14 10:04 PM
Homebuying has earned a bad rap in recent years: The subprime mortgage crisis and ensuing economic meltdown left many homeowners underwater, unable to pay their mortgage and even facing foreclosure. Homeownership rates fell throughout the recession and got down to about 65 percent, compared with almost 70 percent before the recession, according to the Census Bureau. While record low interest rates helped entice homebuyers, the bureau reports that the homeownership rate remains relatively low, at 65.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013.
If you're among those struggling to decide whether to buy versus rent, consider these 10 reasons to take the … (0 comments)

landlord: 5 Easy Tips for Being a Successful Landlord - 12/01/13 09:03 PM
This may come off sounding a little harsh, but I believe the vast majority of landlords out there are absolutely terrible.

I'm not just referring to the way they treat their tenants, though that is a problem as well. I'm talking about the way they run their business. I believe being a landlord gets a bad reputation largely from those who fall into this "terrible landlord" group, but in reality -- being a landlord is not an impossible task and success can be found.
The following are five tips for being a successful landlord, most learned through mistakes I've made in my own … (0 comments)

landlord: 5 reasons it's smarter to buy than rent - 03/28/12 09:36 PM
 
One of the biggest myths in the real estate industry is that it is cheaper to rent than to buy. In 71 percent of the cities in the U.S., owning is now currently cheaper than renting.
 
In 2011, 1.4 million new households entered the rental market due to foreclosures and demographics -- i.e., the 80 million members of Gen Y are at their prime time for starting new careers, getting married and having kids. At the same time, the number of new homes being built has dropped substantially. As a result, the demand for rental properties has skyrocketed.
 
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