Pros and Cons of Pier and Beam VS. Slab Foundations

Introduction These two types of foundation are common in different states. Their structural integrity depends on a number of factors including the home’s age, the ground on which it stands, the general area, and recent severe weather. Let us look at each type. 1. Pier and Beam (aka Raised Foundation) This foundation is built on […]

ROI for a New Fence

    Whether you’re buying and flipping a home or investing in a new property, it’s important to understand different ways to maximize your financial stake. One of the most common things that people examine when looking at a property as a buyer, renter, and investor is the condition of the structure. Yet, before one […]

Who Should Walk Through a Potential Property Before You Buy It

Wise Investing You see the right potential property for the right price in the right place. You decide to write an offer on terms that suit both your immediate and long-term investment goals. Unless you are an experienced general contractor, it will pay you to get expert opinions on major elements of the property. There […]

Common Code Violations Found in Older Homes

When looking at older houses that appear to be good candidates for buying and flipping, real estate investors have to be careful. After all, you’re going to be doing home repairs or having them done on your behalf. As such, you need to be aware of the different common code violations that are frequently discovered […]

Recession-Proofing Your Investment Portfolio

Since 1950, the US economy has suffered 9 major recessions. All recessions were preceded with an inversion of the yield curve for the US treasury bonds. ┬áThe yield curve is the spread between short and long-dated treasury bonds. An inverted yield curve is an indication that the short term rates are higher than long term […]

Recession Proofing 101

Introduction Recession occurs in a business when there is a decline in economic activity. It causes a decrease in incomes, sales, and production. Due to these reasons, it is important to come up with strategies to prevent and solve recession in order to retain and attract more investors. These strategies are called recession proofing strategies. […]

How Much Contingency Expense Should Real Estate Investors Add to Their Budget

New real estate investors frequently neglect a critical element on their budgets. It’s the contingency expense. A contingency is the amount of money set aside for unplanned expenses. While it’s important to include a contingency in the budget before purchasing any investment property, adding a contingency expense is crucial before starting a major construction or […]

Pros / Cons of Financing New Properties by Refinancing Others

Credit is the lifeblood of modern society. Wise real estate investors know how to make the most of available credit, and they know when not to put their assets at too high a risk. Lenders use the term “cash-out refinance” when an owner uses equity in a property to invest in a new acquisition. The […]

How to Calculate Turnover Expense

    What is Turnover Expense? Basically, it is the cost landlords incur during the period when one tenant moves out, post- and pre-tenancy work is done, and the new tenant moves in. Knowing how to calculate turnover expense helps you to plan a long way ahead. Simple economics says that the higher the turnover […]

Precautions to Take When Your Rental Property has a Pool

Having a swimming pool can make your rental home more enticing than others on the market. At the same time, it also comes with a few challenges. Here are 4 precautions every landlord should take when renting out property that features a swimming pool. #1. Fencing in the pool As a landlord, you could be […]