Archive for the ‘Financing’ Category

Choosing a Short-Term Investment/Vacation Rental Property

Strange as it sounds, a short-term investment property is generally intended to last a long time.   ‘Short-term,’ here, refers specifically to properties that are intended to be...

What to Do when a Property Manager Fails

Property Managers aren’t perfect, and sometimes we fail hard enough to deserve getting fired. But ditching your PM has ramifications, and you should know what you’re doing when you make...

Why Rental Cash Flow is More Important than Profitability

You can’t be profitable if your cash is flowing in the wrong direction. We came across a study recently that pointed out a startling statistic: 82% of failed businesses fail for the same reason...

How to Deliver Bad News to Tenants (Without Losing Them)

Why lose a tenant and cost yourself a bunch of time and money just because you’re not at the top of your game one day? There’s no better way to lose a tenant than to hit them with bad...

How to Buy an Investment Home Without a Mortgage

Buying an investment home without a mortgage is easy: just be rich enough to pay cash! No, seriously — not everyone can afford an investment home with a mortgage, much less without one…but...

Refinance Your Upside Down Rental

Many real estate investors that bought their rental properties prior to 2007 are upside down in them.  Even those that put down 25% or more have seen their equity evaporate with falling real estate...