rental property: Calculating the right rent for your investment property. - 08/11/14 06:47 AM
  Owning rental property is one of the soundest investments you could make, to the extent that 90% of millionaires have income-producing property in their portfolio.  But making day-to-day decisions to manage those properties can be challenging if your not properly informed.  There is no greater decision than what rent to charge a new tenant.
    If you read all the books on real estate investing, they cite a general rule as industry standard: To calculate rent, take 1.1% of the home’s value.  That means if your rental property is worth $100,000, the rent should be $1,100.  If it’s a $200,000 rental … (0 comments)

rental property: 15 Tips to buying your next vacation home. - 06/28/14 01:41 PM
15 Tips to buying your next vacation home.   Vacation homes are hot, hot, hot! - gaining in popularity at least 10% per year since the real estate recovery, with median prices up about 23% annually.  It may be the perfect time to buy your dream destination home but it can be a far trickier process than closing on your average abode.  So here are 15 tips to buying your vacation home:
  1. Proximity. You may start out with heaps of enthusiasm to use your new vacation home every weekend, but studies show that if it’s not within a 2-3 hour … (0 comments)

rental property: 7 Reasons why wealthy Americans are buying real estate like wildfire. - 03/05/14 02:25 PM

Coming out of one of the worst real estate crashes in the history of the United States, many people are still overly cautious about jumping into the housing market again.  However, as the market roars back and prices swell, there’s definitive evidence that real estate is still one of the best – if not the top – investment most people can make.  But don’t just take my word for it – let’s take a look at how the wealthiest Americans feel about investing in real estate – with their own money, not just lip service.  The simple truth is that … (0 comments)

rental property: A shocking look at the U.S. rental housing crisis. - 12/29/13 12:27 PM
An unexpected casualty of the mortgage bust and recalibration has emerged – the rental market.  The cost to rent a property is skyrocketing, and at the same time supply is shrinking.  It’s a new problem, as prior to 2008 home ownership levels were at all-time highs, thanks to loosening lending standards and a rapidly appreciating real estate market.  But since the crash more than 4 million families have lost their homes to foreclosure, pushing those former-owners into the rental market.  There are now 43 million rental households in the United States, totaling about 35% of all homes, the highest level in over a decade. 

rental property: 20 Tips to buying your first rental property. - 11/22/13 06:42 PM
Investing in a rental property can be one of the best long-term financial moves you ever make, but it’s not without a fair share of risk and hard work. They say most first-time landlords actually lose money, or at least get supremely frustrated, because of the 4 T’s. What are the 4 T’s?  They are taxes, termites, tenants, and toilets!
  For those reasons, it’s best to do a fair share of research about buying and owning profitable rental properties.  An experienced, local realtor can be your greatest asset, and also talk to other successful long-time landlords and read up on the subject.  You’ll hear plenty … (1 comments)

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