Real Estate

Top 3 Rental Property Upgrades That Waste Your Money

Good landlords never waste money doing things that don’t need to be done. It kills our profits without providing a good return. This is especially true when it comes to rental property renovations. Over time everything deteriorates. I mean, do you feel the same as the twenty-year-old version of yourself? …

Real Estate

How to Gauge The Housing Market Recovery in Your Area

Recently I have seen articles talking about the housing market recovery and prices relative to the 2007 highs.  These articles are well and good, but we need to dig a step deeper to truly gauge the housing market recovery in our local areas. Use Reports for Ideas and Data for …

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Down Payment on a Property – How much is Right?

When planning to buy a property with financing one of the biggest decisions is your down payment. How much should it be? Many times this will be dictated by the loan terms.  However, the loan type you are using is likely dictated by the amount you plan to put down, …

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Know How Much You Can Afford Before Viewing Properties

You get excited about rental property investing and start looking right away, but hold on – do you know how much house you can afford? I see this all the time.  Someone gets the investing bug (and rightfully so) and goes full steam into looking at properties before they get …