Investing Part Four: The 1% and 2% Rule

    The 1% and 2% Rule Many investors use these quick calculations when they first see a potential property. We explained the rule and the calculations in one of our previous blogs, “Should you Follow the 1% or the 2% Rule?” In this blog we will broaden the discussion. Successful investors work to a […]

Creating a Real Estate Investment Plan

Two Common Investment Strategies Many real estate investors adopt one of two common strategies – the dynamic or the planned. Both offer success but one tends to deliver higher profit in the longer term. New investors are often assume that “It’s a numbers game – win some, lose some” or “If it’s a good price […]

Investing Options Including via 1031 Exchange

nvest Via a 1031 Exchange and Expand Your Options   Expand Your Options In a previous blog we explained the basics of buying and selling investment properties via a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange. In this one we discuss how, by using a 1031 Exchange, investors can expand their options. Many people who are new to […]

What is a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange?

    Who Should Understand the 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange? Investors who either flip properties or who decide to sell one or more of their current rental properties to invest in new ones should understand the 1031 Exchange rule. It is also known as a Starker Exchange or a Tax Deferred Exchange. What is a 1031 Exchange? […]

How to Recession-Proof Your Investment Portfolio

Recessions are a fact of life for investors, but they can still do a lot of damage. Successful investors survive and even thrive during the rough patches because they know how to plan for recessions and keep their portfolio in good shape. Is a Recession Coming? Investors are likely to have to deal with a […]

What to do with Lead Paint?

Whether you have just started to look at investment properties or you have finally found the perfect one that you want to buy, if you hear lead paint, you may have to take a step back. Lead paint is harmful and can change the way that you look at a piece of property. So, what […]

Rental Home Improvements that Cost Too Much to Maintain

Three Rental Home Improvements That Cost Too Much to Maintain   Though you may think about investments when you think about rental properties, the truth is that you have to think about the maintenance of it also. You aren’t just going to sit back and make money. You have to care for the property in […]

Should Your Properties Have Utilities Included?

    The biggest choice that you face as a landlord is how much to charge for rent. That is often determined by the rental market where you live, along with the extras that you include. Utilities are some things included with rent, while other times tenants get billed individually. There are pros and cons […]

Design Do’s and Don’t’s for Houses with One Bathroom

When you’re remodeling homes with just one bathroom, there are certain things that might not be the best upgrades for that home in order to make it work for most families. Remodeling the bathroom properly in a one-bathroom home is vital to making sure that it is appealing to as many possible homeowners as possible. […]