Archive for the ‘Investing Strategy’ Category

Advanced Property Management, Part IV: Property vs. Asset Management

“Hey, RRP. We just purchased a property out of foreclosure, and we know nothing about it.” There’s few times more hectic in a property manager’s life than the moment that a...

What Do Your Tenants Want Outside The House?

Curb appeal is one thing, but what about yard appeal, backyard appeal, and the rest of the appeals? Real estate agents put a lot of value on curb appeal when selling houses, and to a degree, property...

Paying A Good Property Manager to Turn Your Bad Property Around

How are you motivating your PM to keep your best interests in mind? Being a real estate investor is always a careful monetary balancing act. You want to maximize your ROI, and the question is always...

Tax Deductions on Investment Rental Properties: There’s a Lot!

All the better to make your investment back and start pocketing profit! Every year, millions of real estate investors spend more on taxes than they need to, because they don’t understand just...

Newbie Mistakes In Real Estate Investing

Let Me Hear You Say ‘Flipping Ain’t Easy!’ It’s easy to mess up any sort of investment — the entire concept behind investing is that you accept some risk in return for...

It’s a Great Time to Buy a House…If You’re an Investor

Opportunity is Knocking! …Or Is That the Plumbing? Last week, we went over the fact that owning your home is, on average, about twice as affordable as renting — and why. The lack of...

It’s a Great Time to Buy a House…If You Can

If You Can’t, It’s Obviously A Great Time to Rent a House! It’s actually been a very long time since buying a home cost more than renting one — since 1991, to be precise...

Vacancies Are Starting to Go Up Again — Keep Your Profits High

It’s Easy to Make Money When Everything is Going Up — Can You Keep It Up As Things Turn Around? Vacancies rose by a tenth of one percent last quarter — which might not seem like...

Real Estate Investing with a Self-Directed IRA

Retire Comfortably By Investing Intelligently Today. Hearing an investor say that they want to use their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to invest in real estate is kind of like saying that they...

Is It The Right Time To Consider Selling Your Investment Property? (NO!)

Show Yourself The Money! One of the constant questions a real estate investor asks themselves is: “Will I be better off if I sell right now?” There’s the constant temptation of...